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Boston arts institutions flexed their muscles in 2011

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By GREG COOK  |  December 28, 2011

WORLD WAR WONDERS
As modern art became less and less engaged with current events, pulp magazines used their deliciously lurid entertainments to channel common anxieties of the Depression and the onset of World War II. "Pulp Fiction Paintings" at the Robert Lehman Art Center at the Brooks School in North Andover showed that at a time when much had gone to hell and it often wasn't clear whom to blame or what should be done, the pulps' slam-bang cover art offered clarity and solace in stories of good guys protecting us from German and Japanese invaders.

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