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.
“Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection” features the extraordinary artistry of the armor used by samurai—the military elite led by the shoguns, or warlords, of Japan from the 12th through 19th centuries.
Looking for a way to imbue your weekend with a little arts and culture? We might suggest the Huntington Theatre’s breathtaking production of a classic play, or perhaps a visit to a beloved local landmark that is soon to close its doors.
US Attorney Carmen Ortiz and Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers of the FBI will be guests to discuss the recent developments of the 23-year-old art heist, the 5 million-dollar reward that's gone unclaimed, and why officials won't name the individuals they think are responsible for the crime.
They know who, but they're not saying. Officials from the FBI, US Attorney's office and The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum held a press conference detailing new developments in the investigation of the 1990 art heist.
The Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, a bastion of many a boyhood dream and fantasy, announced today that it will close on December 31st. Founded by industrialist John Woodman Higgins in 1931, the Armory is a treasure trove of more than 2,000 pieces including “major examples of arms and armor from medieval and Renaissance Europe, Ancient Greece and Rome, Africa, the Middle East, India and Japan” according to the museum’s website.
Photojournalist Stanley Forman has been at the scene of most of Boston’s news events for the past 40 years, capturing iconic images that define the people and places in those stories. His work has earned him three Pulitzer Prizes, and he’s now working on a book entitled “Before Yellow Tape: A Pulitzer Prize Winner’s Fire Images.”
Forman sat down with Emily Rooney to talk about bearing witness to the news, being the first on the scene, and the importance of photography.
Go behind the scenes of Antiques Roadshow with WGBH News' Ibby Caputo.
When I found out that, as a reporter covering Antiques Roadshow, I could bring something to be appraised, I was flummoxed. Like many ticket holders, I had no clue what to bring, so I brainstormed with family. Fortunately, my dad had an idea: a mosaic that was apparently created for Perry Como.
Looking for a way to escape from this weekend's forecast of bitter cold? You're in luck — nothing warms the soul like a little theater and a retrospective look at fashion. Jared Bowen shares his top picks in Boston's art scene this weekend.
This year marks the thirty-seventh annual First Night celebration in Boston. First Night began as a way to celebrate Boston's creative communities. Over three-plus decades it's blossomed into a citywide extravaganza. Art, music, theater, ice sculpture, dance and fireworks are all on the agenda.
First Night's Joyce Linehan stopped by studio three to tell Edgar B. Herwick III all about the 2013 lineup.
John A. Walsh, author of the historical fiction web comic “Go Home Paddy,” raised $5,800 using the crowdfunding website Kickstarter last year.
Walsh, 38, used the proceeds to upgrade his South End studio -- buying new computer equipment and a new drawing table -- so he could finish the remaining 60 or so remaining pages more efficiently than he did the first 200. Walsh draws the strip with paper, pencil, pen and ink, before scanning the art, and adding text and colors digitally.
Cartoonist Ryan North joined Jared Bowen to talk about his new record-breaking Kickstarter project, To Be or Not to Be. It's a chooseable-adventure version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, written in graphic style and completely crowd-funded.
Deeply irritated by what she cites as a deteriorating appreciation of art, cultural critic and provocateur Camille Paglia has taken it upon herself to help us "relearn" how to see.
In her book Glittering Images, Paglia writes essays on more than two dozen works of art, from ancient Egypt to the present day. She covers artists you know, those you don't, and the one person she considers the "greatest living artist."
Quincy cartoonist Brian McFadden has one more reason than most to hope the fiscal cliff disappears as a news story — he said it’s hard to finish an edition of “The Strip,” his cartoon for the New York Times Sunday Review, without resorting to “hacky metaphors.”
“I’ve done meta-comics about trying to do a comic without drawing a cliff,” McFadden said.
Every Bostonian knows the story of the 1990 heist from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. A half billion dollars worth of art stolen on St. Patrick's Day. Guards were tied up. Mob ties were suspected but never proven. Not one of the paintings by Vermeer, Rembrandt and Degas was recovered. The FBI and law enforcement continue to chase leads, however small, to bring closure to the case.
Family tension got you down? Didn't find the new-edition Furby you were hoping for under the tree? Escape the drama of the holidays with some drama that's a little more constructive and creative — here are our top art picks for this weekend.
Looking for something to do this weekend? If you've already completed all of your holiday shopping, why not celebrate the season with a little local art instead? Jared Bowen shares his top three picks from the Boston art scene this week.