In some of the most unlikely spaces around Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston, the spray painted words "Not Art" have been popping up on everything from construction signs, to statues, to abandoned pieces of property, to tree stumps and sidewalks.
It's something the Somerville-based conceptual artist behind the project said is supposed to challenge the idea of what art and beauty is.
The latest collection on view at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln is a survey of the most current art from across New England. It also reveals a notable shift in perspective when compared with earlier shows.
The Boston metro region is a place saturated with art of all kinds, and in 2013 we saw the arts community become a force that expresses itself, unifies the local art world and repeatedly launches local talent onto a national stage. Here are just a few of many noteworthy moments to recognize as 2013 comes to an end:
Boston Arts on a national stage: Boston Ballet's summer world tour receives raves; The A.R.T. sends
An artist fills an empty frame with memory, a filmmaker fills a hole in his heart with a story, a man makes a quest to find his dreams and a mother searches for her first born. Below are such unique examples of how art reveals our longing for wholeness.
Amy Sillman describes her artistic process as one divided between a clean room and a dirty room. One is for planning, one for painting. That sounds a lot like life, the details of which can provide inspiration for some of the best art.
Weiner, who is running for mayor of New York City, held a press conference early Tuesday evening to explain new revelations that he continued to engage in prurient online behaviors after the first scandal broke two years ago. His wife, Huma Abedin, also spoke at the press conference. (See video below)
Jim and Margery asked callers if any one of the Boston mayoral candidates could navigate a scandal the way Weiner has, and survive to realize Election Day success. So far, by anyone's account, all twelve Boston mayoral candidates are squeaky-clean.
Would you vote for a mayoral candidate if he or she had engaged in extramarital dalliances? Does the fact that it happened online mitigate the indiscretion? Should we discount candidates' private lives out of respect for public performance?
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CNN's chief national correspondent JohnKing talked about the latest from Washington.
Boston Globe Editor BrianMcGrory talked through the day's headlines — Bill Belichick's press conference, Aaron Hernandez returning to court and the James "Whitey" Bulger trial, as well as a completely bizarre story about a box of bones the Globe featured over the weekend.
Even on the outside, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is unconventional. It’s a sprawling red brick factory complex in North Adams—originally a garment dying mill, then a manufacturing plant. But, its historic buildings belie the fact that inside you’ll find some of the most unparalleled new works of art in the world.
MASS MoCA deputy director Larry Smallwood told Greater Boston's Jared Bowen that the museum structures its buildings and exhibit spaces around artists' work.
It’s a been a long time since Boston made any concerted effort for a large scale show of public art, but if you’re near the Christian Science Plaza this holiday weekend, you’ll see The Boston Sculptors Gallery has staged a sprawling show.
The Hypocrites, known for their insightful illuminations of classic theater texts, will bring Pirates of Penzance to Cambridge, complete with irreverent and hilarious bathing beauties, philosophizing pirates, and plenty of short shorts.
At Any Price, Opens Landmark Kendall Square in Cambridge and the Embassy in Waltham Friday