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SLIDESHOW: Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered

At the Norman Rockwell Museum | Through October 28
A retrospective of the brilliant American painter of manly adventure.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 15, 2012


SLIDESHOW: The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art | Through October 14
Most of our classic children's books are set in the country or magical foreign lands. Keats's work, instead, shows us urban America as we live it — but nudged toward an ideal.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 15, 2012


Jack Keats and Howard Pyle

Well drawn
Ezra Jack Keats published The Snowy Day in 1962 — around the time Freedom Riders were being beaten for trying to integrate bus travel in the South and James Meredith was being barred from the University of Mississippi.
By: GREG COOK  |  August 17, 2012


Gone Begging – Why Boston artists leave, and how things could be different

Boston is one of the top-10 ranked cities in the country for arts funding, with a network of world-class museums — so why do young artists leave?
It's a story as old as time — well, maybe not as old as time , but it's old: brilliant young artist leaves Boston for greener pastures.
By: MICHAEL BRAITHWAITE  |  August 15, 2012


SLIDESHOW: Works by Os Gêmeos at the ICA

Through November 25, 2012
The ICA Boston hosts works by Os Gêmeos, on display through November 25, 2012.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 08, 2012


Os Gêmeos delight and provoke

Brazilian surprises
Fox 25 viewers are in a tizzy about Brazilian graffiti stars Os Gêmeos's seven-story mural depicting a giant masked guy in Boston's Dewey Square after Fox Boston asked on Facebook Saturday: "What does it look like to you?"
By: GREG COOK  |  August 10, 2012


How the State House’s cultural treasures have vanished, piece by piece

Heist of the Centuries
There have been two legendary heists at the Massachusetts State House.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 05, 2012


Mass MoCa finds another country of art

Defining Canada
These days you often hear how the Web has made everything more accessible, how the art world is flat, how the art capitals no longer have a monopoly on ideas and whatnot.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 25, 2012


JUST ANNOUNCED: Christopher Bedford named new director for Rose Art Museum

Introducing the Rose's first director since 2009
Christopher Bedford, the 35-year-old chief curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University, has been named the next director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 13, 2012


SLIDESHOW: ''Marsden Hartley: Soliloquy in Dogtown'' + Cristi Rinklin's ''Diluvial''

Through October 14 + through September 9
''Marsden Hartley: Soliloquy in Dogtown'' is at the Cape Ann Museum through October 14. Cristi Rinklin's ''Diluvial'' is at the Currier Museum of Art through September 9.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 11, 2012


Hartley’s Gloucester; plus, Cristi Rinklin

Dogtown genius
Marsden Hartley returned to Gloucester in 1931 like so many traditional painters making the summer pilgrimage to the city's shores and fishing wharves, except he was part of Alfred Stieglitz's Modernist circle in New York, had imbibed French Cubism in Paris and German Expressionism in Berlin, and was a friend of Gertrude Stein and Wassily Kandinsky.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 11, 2012


''Let’s Talk about Bikes'' at the BSA Space

Pedal power
A hit of the 1939 New York World's Fair was General Motors' "Futurama," a vast model landscape lined with superhighways that arrived at a metropolis of gleaming skyscrapers.
By: GREG COOK  |  July 02, 2012


Josiah McElheny’s cosmos at the ICA

In 2000, when Josiah McElheny attended his first performance at New York's Metropolitan Opera House, he was wowed by the auditorium's 1966 midcentury modern "starburst" chandeliers.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 29, 2012


SLIDESHOW: ''Josiah McElheny: Some Pictures of the Infinite'' at the ICA Boston

June 22, 2012–October 14, 2012
The ICA Boston exhibits ''Josiah McElheny: Some Pictures of the Infinite'' through October 14, 2012.
By:  |  June 26, 2012


P.E.M. misses Ansel Adams's big picture

In the last gallery of "Ansel Adams: At the Water's Edge" (at the Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, through October 8 on their site) hang three impressively giant photographs.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 12, 2012


SLIDESHOW: Ansel Adams at the Peabody Essex Museum

"At the water's edge" | June 9, 2012 – October 8, 2012
Peabody Essex Museum exhibitis photography by Ansel Adams from June 9, 2012 through October 8, 2012.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 27, 2012


An avalanche of summer art exhibits

Klondikes to watch out for
While New England winters are often cause to forget certain colors even exist, summer around here is easily the best season for mind expansion.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  June 08, 2012


SLIDESHOW: ''Jasper Johns / In Press: The Crosshatch Works and the Logic of Print''

May 22 2012 – Aug 18 2012 | Arthur M. Sackler Museum
"Jasper Johns / In Press: The Crosshatch Works and the Logic of Print" | Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge | Through August 18, 2012
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 31, 2012


Jasper Johns cools it

Secret sharer
The title of Jasper Johns's 1975 painting The Dutch Wives refers to a slang term for, alternately, a prostitute or sex doll or a glory hole.
By: GREG COOK  |  June 01, 2012


Alex Lukas’s post-apocalyptic landscapes, plus the New Topographics of Barbara Bosworth and Stephen Tourlentes

Doom sayer
The skies are seared gray and scuffed by clouds that could be smoke from toxic fires along the horizon.
By: GREG COOK  |  May 16, 2012


Slideshow: Recent works by Alex Lukas at Steven Zevitas Gallery

From April 19–June 2, 2012
Recent work by Alex Lukas are on display at Steven Zevitas Gallery from April 19 to June 2, 2012.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 18, 2012

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