Category Archives: Around Town

This Land is a Ship at Sea

In 2006, I learned there were 34 islands off Boston’s shore. And at the time, Long Wharf, which serves as the city’s gateway to the islands, was a mere 5 minute walk from my old North End apartment. With a … Continue reading

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Let’s Kick It: The Coorain Calendar 2016 Kickstarter

OVERVIEW “Queer Artist To Release Extravagant Calendar – This January something with a little more glitter will be adorning office cubicles and kitchen nooks- a stunning calendar, produced by a team of 16 artists. Coorain, a video and performance artist who … Continue reading

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Holiday Happenings

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Mark Dion’s Massachusetts Moment

“I have always been interested in the subjective nature of museums. I have worked with a wide range of collecting institutions, from art museums; archaeology, technology and history museums; natural history museums; and even zoos and aquariums. In all these … Continue reading

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Artportunity: City of Boston Artist in Residence

“The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, in coordination with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, invites Boston artists to apply to Boston AIR to become an artist in residence within a City of Boston department or agency.” Oh, … Continue reading

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Courting the Young Collectors

Over the past few decades, arts leaders have worried as they’ve watched participation drop. A recently released National Endowment for the Arts Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (from 2002 to 2012) seems to validate what arts leaders already … Continue reading

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Gallerists of the New Economy

Not so long ago, a dark cloud loomed over the New England art market. As the recession crippled commerce across industries, discretionary incomes dwindled and what little remained was diverted away from art and towards basic needs. Galleries quietly shuttered their … Continue reading

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Mel Bochner: Ordered Chaos

On the 5th floor of 10 Newbury, high above the bustle of Boston’s Back Bay street level galleries, Barbara Krakow has been holding court since 1983. A visit to the legendary space is always an adventure, one that begins with … Continue reading

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First Night 2015: The Triumphant Return of BCAMFCAAATC

It’s baaaack.. When: Wednesday December 31, 5:30PM Where: Boylston Street and Copley Square, Boston, MA How: Sneak Peek What/Why: “Boston Contemporary Art Museum For Contemporary Art, Artists, and Their Contemporaries”, Boston’s largest temporary contemporary art museum will be returning for one … Continue reading

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Today’s Headlines: Flying the Friendly Skies

It’s Monday. It’s cold. And I think we all could use a bit of good news right now given the state of..well, everything. So let’s take a look at some uplifting headlines coming out of the New England art scene: … Continue reading

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