Arts
11:39 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Arts This Week: Looking Back

THE VISION OF SAINT JEROME, Follower of Caravaggio, First half of the 17th century, possibly Italian, Oil on canvas, Austin S. Garver Fund, 1960.13
THE VISION OF SAINT JEROME, Follower of Caravaggio, First half of the 17th century, possibly Italian, Oil on canvas, Austin S. Garver Fund, 1960.13
Credit Worcester Art Museum

Time travel with several art exhibits this week, starting with photography from a young woman's point of view in the 1960s, to experiencing first hand a colonial meal in the New World to masters' paintings that depict life in the old world. 

Vivian Maier: A Woman's Lens, on view at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University through December 18th.

Since the discovery of her negatives in a Chicago storage locker in 2007, Vivian Maier (1926-2009) has garnered international attention for her poignant street photography, almost none of which she printed during her lifetime. Including street scenes from Chicago and New York in the 50s and 60s, as well as striking self-portraits, "Vivian Maier: A Woman's Lens" will be the first showing of the mysterious photographer's work in the Greater Boston area. Don't miss this opportunity to view a rare talent whose rich, and little-known, life story is still unfolding.

[remastered], now installed at the Worcester Art Museum

[remastered] is an innovative exploration of 16th-18th century Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Flemish paintings drawn primarily from the Worcester Art Museum’s collection. The exhibition includes works rediscovered from the Worcester’s collection and conserved in its lab as well as a number of major loans from international collections. The traditional salon-style hanging, combined with interactive programming, provides visitors with a fresh look at Old Masters, and creates a more dynamic gallery environment that can serve as a classroom, a laboratory, a sanctuary, and a community space. [remastered] will also include the first chance to see the Museum’s recent acquisition of a painting by renowned Renaissance master Paolo Veronese.

The First Thanksgiving, curated by Plimoth Plantation, is on view at the State House outside the Senate Chamber.

Photos, artifacts and other historical items, part of the museum's collection called “The First Thanksgiving”, gives visitors a sense of what that first meal was like. See how the three-day celebration in 1621 between about 90 Wampanoags and 52 Pilgrims was special and what items would have been there, including a 17th century table setting, linen and silk embroidery, furniture panels, food and a painted leather pouch.

This week on Open Studio:
Lizzie Borden took an axe…to the stage. We interview the stars of a new version of the 1965 opera from the Boston Lyric Opera. We tour the newly “remastered” European art galleries at the Worcester Art Museum which also feature a major new masterpiece and we hear from Janie Hendrix about her brother Jimi’s legacy.

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