Boston’s annual Open Studios events are in full swing, giving the public a glimpse inside the private workspace of local artists. The historic Fenway Studios, home to dozens of painters, will open its doors this weekend.
The new film "Nightcrawler" will surely make your skin crawl, especially if you work in the media. The tale of a freelance cameraman short on scruples could be construed as a hefty indictment of broadcast journalism.
Francisco Goya was one of the most beloved painters of his time, adored by royal courts, patrons and collectors, which is interesting given that his subject matter could careen from the traditional to the darkly subversive. You can see it all in a new retrospective of the Spanish master at the Museum of Fine Arts. Not to mention it’s the first major Goya show in this country in 25 years.
If you’ve ever been to Plimoth Plantation, you know it’s something of a time warp. The clothing, buildings and housewares at the 17th-century living museum are about as authentic as it gets. Now, visitors have the chance to see how early settlers combined function and artistry to make their goods.
What these three works have in common—two on the stage and one on the page—is the opportunity for theater lovers to understand the immense amount of thought, work and heart that goes in to a play, from its inception to its delivery.
La Traviata, Presented by Boston Lyric Opera, it plays a the CITI Shubert Theatre through October 19th.
A new musical explores romantic encounters in middle age, an artist contributes to the public space in downtown Boston, an endangered young woman brings a retired vigilante out of retirement, and a young woman follows her inner compass to traverse the desert.
ABC is wading into some new territory in “Black-ish,” which premiered Wednesday night. The comedy centers around the Johnsons, a wealthy black family living in Los Angeles.
“Black-ish” premiered to strong numbers, nearly matching the ever-popular “Modern Family.” But whether it stands the test of time likely depends on how well it manages to balance humor with its social commentary.
It's been nearly 60 years since the last museum show of artist Alexander Calder was on view in the Boston area, even though he had a studio right here in New England. The drought is over now though, thanks to a show at the Peabody Essex Museum. Run to it, says WGBH arts editor Jared Bowen, and then, take your time.
The new documentary “The Green Prince” opens in theaters Friday. It tells the remarkable story of a Hamas insider who took an extreme risk by becoming an Israeli informant. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen recently spoke with the actual Green Prince.
In 1967, Hollywood thrust the issue of interracial marriage into the spotlight with the Academy Award winning film, “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner,” starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier. The film tells the story of a liberal San Francisco couple reconciling their private views about race. Now, a formidable pair of television stars are taking the stage in a re-make. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen was at the opening last night, and chats about the new reboot, and how it translates to the stage. Watch more of Jared's conversation with stars Jamal Warner and Julia Duffy about honesty, comedy, and the making of this production.
At a starry affair Monday night – the Museum of Fine Arts opened a new show presenting the original Hollywood style with gowns worn by Mae West, Gloria Swanson, Carole Lombard – and a host of other leading ladies. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen and Jill Radsken, style correspondent for the Boston Globe walk us through what these gowns tell us about the origins of Hollywood style.
Word at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is that language is as powerful in a gallery setting as it is on the page. In dual summer shows on view through October – language is the springboard to two very different points of view. WGBH News Arts Editor Jared Bowen takes us there.