The exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston, should disabuse anyone who clings to the notion that art in museums is removed from the real world. “This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics of the 1980s” is a visual history of the decade roughly sandwiched between the election of Ronald Reagan and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
First, there were pop-up toys like Jack-in-the-box. Next came the pop-up shops that temporarily occupy vacant commercial spaces, usually selling crafts and seasonal goods around Christmastime. And, now there are pop-up museums. Locally, the Design Museum Boston is the city’s only pop-up museum and its first museum dedicated exclusively to design.
Is beauty enough?
Apparently, Josiah McElheny doesn’t think so.
The conceptual artist’s reflective, silver glass objects are beautiful to behold at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston, where they are on view through October 14. The mid-career survey of his work, titled “Josiah McElheny: Some Pictures of the Infinite,” includes 21 works, films and photographs as well as a gallery installation of his spectacular glass sculptures “Island Universe.”
Over 300 people attended a Bread and Puppet Theater performance on Sunday at Cambridge Common in Harvard Square. The Glover, Vermont based theater is internationally known for its treatments of social, political and economic themes.
On one of these dog days of summer, treat yourself with a refreshing visit to the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, for a dip into the featured exhibition: Ansel Adams: At The Water’s Edge.
To paraphrase a popular commercial for Chevrolet cars: The new Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum isn’t your father’s museum. With the recently opened Renzo Piano wing, the Gardner is a new Boston destination.
Welcome to the glamorous world of the New York art scene. What, you don't have famous artist friends to meet in New York? Not to worry. You're invited to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where "Alex Katz Prints," the featured summer exhibition, will introduce you to the artist's sophisticated circle of family and friends.
Cambridge, MA - When audiences give performers a standing ovation, sometimes it feels obligatory rather than congratulatory. In the case of the four actor/musicians performing in "Woody Sez" at the American Repertory Theater in Harvard Square, the applause and accolades heard at Wednesday’s press opening were not only well deserved, they were rewarded with an encore.
I know that Miss Representation is an important film and I feel bad that I didn’t love it more. Its mission is to explore “how the media’s misrepresentations of women contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.” And it makes a strong case. Miss Representation is getting a lot of play at a lot of film festivals as well as through the educational campaign built around it. I just question how crucial the dream of “power and influence” is to most women today.