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What’s in a name?

Why it’s Fitz Henry, not Fitz Hugh, Lane — and why it matters
The discovery that we’ve had Lane’s name wrong since at least 1913 has prompted questions about what else scholars have gotten wrong about him.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 31, 2007

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Natural selections

Gorilla-made paintings at Franklin Park Zoo
The gorilla is a black blur, out of nowhere, barreling into the cage door — clang! — and then zooming off through the fake rocks and trees.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 14, 2007

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Flow chart

The ICA's 'Art on the Harbor Islands'
The sea air was cold and damp and foggy as we rode to Georges Island.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 01, 2007

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Gangsters

Nave exhibit rounds up Somerville collectives
Somerville has become a bastion for the wild and woolly.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 24, 2007

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The soft shock of the new

‘New Art Collective’ at Montserrat College, ‘New Art ’07’ at Kingston Gallery
One of the great dreams of any art aficionado is the dream of stumbling on a new, unheralded talent.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 17, 2007

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Remembrance of things past

Greta Pratt at Bernard Toale, Bonnie Donohue at the Center for Latino Arts
Pratt is a connoisseur of historical faux pas.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 10, 2007



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Ain’t that America

Henry Horenstein surveys country music in the 1970s
Photographer Henry Horenstein crossed paths with Jerry Lee Lewis at a Ramada Inn in Boston in 1975.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 03, 2007

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Under the sea

Andrew Mowbray at Space Other, ‘Endosymbiont’ at Axiom
Andrew Mowbray climbs through the hatch at the back of a white diving bell.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 27, 2007

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Ice and fire

Ice Cream’s cold contemporary art, Burning Man’s hot stuff
Burning Man began as a San Francisco pyromaniacs’ beach party in 1986.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 28, 2007

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Burning issues

Global warming is the new hot subject in the art world
“Human beings just can’t affect climate that much,” David Arnold remembers Bradford Washburn telling him in 2005.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 20, 2007

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Act natural

Artists get earthy at Brown
Bruce Chao is traversing a 100-foot-long path of ludicrously narrow wooden girders that he’s lashed into tree branches 50 above a forest floor.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 12, 2007



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Seal of approval

The ICA plays it safe with Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia is a safe, easy choice for the new ICA’s first big artist retrospective.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 06, 2007

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Dreaming a better world

Cozzens and Oesch’s Magic City Repairs
In the back of Stairwell Gallery, a mini-metropolis of paper and cardboard has taken shape over the past week and a half.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 05, 2007

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The hollow man

John M. Armleder at Brandeis, plus Fernand Léger at Harvard
The Swiss artist John Armleder fancies himself a slippery shape shifter.
By: GREG COOK  |  January 28, 2010
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