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Kevin King is an artist who makes his own paint, collecting and burning real elements that will become the subjects of his paintings, and from the ashes creating his own painting medium.
The Institute of Contemporary Art is awash in lush color, thanks to artists Kathy Butterly, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roy McMakin, Sue Williams.
Premiere performances, bold comedy and daring exhibitions prove Boston's art scene is to be taken seriously.
Following a $114 million renovation, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is inviting the public to visit its new wing. See a peek inside the Gardner’s new space.
At Harvard, a program uses art to hone immigrants' language skills in preparation for the U.S. citizenship exam.
Who needs "Anonymous"? Boston arts institutions feature love, Shakespeare and Shakespearean love this weekend.
It was 75 years ago this month that the Boston Museum of Modern Art opened in Boston. It billed itself as the "renegade offspring" of the Museum Of Modern Art. We know it better today as the Institute of Contemporary Art. I spent some time there last week looking at its history and its brand new show,"Dance/Draw."
On view at the Peabody Essex Museum right now are scenes from an affair both torrid and tempestuous. When artist Man Ray met model Lee Miller, they fell madly in love and produced some of the twentieth century's most celebrated works.
"Degas and the Nude" at the Museum of Fine Arts brings together 145 works by Edgar Degas — a staggering collection of pieces that generally never travel.
A DECADE OF STORIES
At first, it wasn't clear how the art world could or should respond to the Sept. 11 attacks. Today works of visual art, theater and dance explore the attacks and its aftermath — and audience members are engaging with it.
The Museum of Fine Arts has just done what no other fine arts museum in the country has, opening a new permanent gallery dedicated to the display of jewelry with the show “Jewels, Gems, and Treasures: Ancient to Modern.”
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts says donations are rolling in after it last weekend began a campaign to get the public’s help in acquiring a piece from its popular Dale Chihuly exhibition.
WHERE WE LIVE: CHELSEA
WGBH Contributor Kara Miller gets charmed and a little bit spooked by “Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey,” a show of the late illustrator’s original drawings on display at the Boston Athenaeum through June 4.
An international education conference is highlighting the work of Dorchester's William Henderson Inclusion Elementary School for its pioneering work incorporating the arts into its classrooms. WGBH's Andrea Smardon visits the school.
Sebastian Smee has added a Pulitzer to the Boston Globe's mantle for his vivid, layered arts criticism. He spoke to WGBH's Emily Rooney about the award, his future plans and his commitment to arts criticism.
Calling himself a bizarre-chitect, Derek Diedricksen is a master of cobbling together bizarrely-shaped, teeny-tiny houses that make downtown bathrooms look roomy.
All you need is stereo speakers, balloons and paint. And some other really high-tech gear.
The Museum of Fine Arts isn’t the only Boston museum with a major expansion. Just across the park from the MFA, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has been building its own extension. The opening is about a year away, but Jared Bowen was allowed in for first television tour.
POSTCARD FROM CAMBRIDGE
A growing number of individuals are dreaming up new possibilities for Boston’s civic data – basic streams of information on topics ranging from real-time bus data to sidewalks. They gathered for a low-key afternoon of brainstorming in Cambridge.
For its newest show, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum singles out Boston conceptual artist Rachel Perry Welty. From very personal medical records to wrong numbers to fruit stickers, her canvas is broad, but the ideas sharp.
María Hinojosa: One-On-One
Hear inspired pairings of music and art from the Art of the Americas wing of the Museum of Fine Arts.
Photo Contest Winners
Two Argentine Modernists inject the distinctive energy and creativity of their native country into distinctive works of music and art.
WGBH's Phillip Martin profiles a veteran who lived on the streets of Cambridge for 10 years -- but it's not just a story of homelessness. It is also about a man who has lived a life of both privilege and deprivation. It is a story about unheralded artistry. And it is about the acknowledgement of individuals who have grown accustomed to being invisible and unknown.
The kinetically charged urban energy of the United States of the early 1940's is reflected in both visual and musical art.
Two masterpieces - one visual and one sonic - reflect different angles on life in the U.S. in 1927.
Two American artists - one a painter confined to one place and one a cosmopolitan, globetrotting composer - reflect life in the U.S. in 1855.
Learn how two New Englanders - one a painter and one a composer - each injected a sense of high drama in his art.
Iconic American artists offer dramatically different perceptions of American life in 1932 through painting and music.
The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers
Painter Mary Cassatt and composer George Whitefield Chadwick each created works of art that defined the nascent artistic identity of the United States.
Local painter Scott Listfield’s artwork is featured on this year’s First Night button, the admissions ticket for the New Years Eve festivities.
Photo Contest Winners
THE CALLIE CROSSLEY SHOW
Watch and read WGBH's complete coverage of the Museum of Fine Arts' new $504 million Art of the Americas wing.
Our preview of the Museum of Fine Arts’ brand new Art of the Americas wing continues with an insider’s take. MFA Director Malcolm Rogers takes Jared Bowen on a tour of his five favorite spaces.
Greater Boston's Jared Bowen tours the new wing of the MFA ahead of its public preview, one floor at a time.
Sen. Scott Brown, Rep. Michael Capuano and Mayor Menino were among those in attendance as the MFA's $500 million Art of the Americas wing was opened to its first viewings on Friday.
On Friday, the MFA unveils its brand new Art of the America’s wing. Greater Boston’s Jared Bowen joined Morning Edition’s Bob Seay to talk about the expansion.
Jason Lazarus brings photos back from the dead. His project, Too Hard To Keep, is a collection of photographs that people can't bear to look at.
The Czech capitol was one of the centers of Art Nouveau.
If you ever owned a Conan the Barbarian comic book or Molly Hatchet album, then you are family with the epic illustrations of artist Frazetta. Carlo Rotella remembers his legacy and his legend.
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