Winslow Homer, "Girl in a Hammock" (1873). Oil on canvas (13 1/4 x 19 3/4 in.) The Lunder Collection.
James McNeill Whistler, "Balcony, Amsterdam" (1889). Etching and drypoint in dark brown on ivory laid paper, third state (of four), plate: (10 5/8 x 6 11/16 in.) sheet: (10 13/16 x 6 11/16 in.) The Lunder Collection.
On the bucolic campus of Colby College in Waterville, Maine sits the school’s art museum. Recently and vastly expanded with a 26,000-foot glass pavilion, it’s intended to be a beacon.
“This metaphor of the lantern, the beacon, was one that we kept going back to. And having this be a place that one was drawn to by the light that it emits and metaphorically by the creative, the artistic illumination that can happen in these spaces,” said Colby College Museum of Art director and chief curator Sharon Corwin.
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.
Watching a movie can be a great escape, and for the best movies we even wish that that escape could go on longer. This raises some questions: which movies deserve to be longer? And, when does long become too long?
If ever a house could serve as an autobiography, The Mount is it. The home of novelist Edith Wharton, it is Edith Wharton. Situated on a hill overlooking a lake in Lenox, Massachusetts, she conceived The Mount from the ground up. She dreamed its location, guided its aesthetic principles and designed her elaborate gardens. It was in a sense, her own House of Mirth—a novel she wrote while living here.
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 hardest thing about a visit to the Museum of Fine Art in Boston this weekend will be where to start! See the Masters at work in drawing, painting and design as you take in all the new galleries and period rooms have to offer.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum last fall sent four soiled 16th-century Flemish tapestries to Belgium for a state-of-the-art cleaning. Textile conservator Tess Fredette and her staff had to carefully remove and roll the fragile tapestries to ship them abroad.
Seven months later, the brighter and clearer images were a revelation and pop inside the refurbished, 4,000-square-foot tapestry room.
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
“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.