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‘Gateway Bombay’ at the Peabody Essex, 20th-century German sculpture at Harvard
“There will soon be more people living in the city of Bombay than on the continent of Australia,” writes Suketu Mehta.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 03, 2007


Sixteen candles

‘New Art ’07’ at Kingston Gallery, plus ‘What Is BIG’ at Brickbottom
Kingston Gallery has been operating as an artist-run cooperative since 1982, when it opened on Kingston Street in Chinatown.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 27, 2007


Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain

LaMontagne Gallery opens with ‘Regional Highlights’ — plus ‘Endosymbiont’ at Axiom, and Joel Janowitz at Victoria Munroe
Melcher Street in South Boston still feels like a little piece of the late 19th century.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 20, 2007


Know when to fold ’em

‘Origami Now!’ at the Peabody Essex
Origami has been practiced in Japan for at least the past 400 years, and we’ve all seen the usual paper cranes, boats, hats, boxes.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 05, 2007


David Hockney at the MFA, CAA in Boston, and Jaune Quick-To-See Smith and Ric Haynes
David Hockney has been kind of a rock star in contemporary art history, a flamboyant figure originally fêted for his pioneering use of the cool, magazine-style imagery that was identified with early Pop Art, as well as for his exuberant lust for life.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 28, 2010


Break on through (to the other side)

Traveling Scholars and rock posters at the MFA, student annual at the SMFA, and Islamic drawings at the Sackler
Rachel Perry Welty sees art where many of us see annoying little things to be thrown away or deleted: the funny-shaped plastic tabs cleverly invented to close the bag around a loaf of bread; the identifying stickers found on most fruit; answering-machine messages left at wrong numbers.
By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  January 28, 2010

Telling it like it is

By: RANDI HOPKINS  |  October 27, 2008
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