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Black and white and political all over
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Black and white and political all over
“Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness,” an exhibition of photographs by Zanele Muholi at Harvard’s Ethelbert Cooper Gallery, is an art history textbook painted black. The series of more than 80 self-portraits of the artist challenges race and representation in visual history in striking and beautiful way.
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'CARE-oke’ for a cause
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'CARE-oke’ for a cause
The Theatre Community Benevolent Fund has launched a new program called CARE-oke to raise funds for artists struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic and bring local favorites back into the spotlight.
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'Parable Path Boston': A pandemic-era artist residency tackles societal fault lines
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'Parable Path Boston': A pandemic-era artist residency tackles societal fault lines
In 2017, the stirring chords of Toshi Reagon’s opera adaptation of Octavia Butler’s “Parable of the Sower” filled the halls of ArtsEmerson’s Paramount Center. Three years later, Reagon has returned to build her yearlong artist residency with ArtsEmerson around the tenets of Butler’s novel.
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ArtsBoston partners in arts and culture reopening survey
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ArtsBoston partners in arts and culture reopening survey
Uncertainty is the name of the arts and culture game as Boston proceeds with the phased reopening that began the week of Monday, May 18. How successful the reopening is will dictate how and when arts institutions are able to reopen their doors. In an attempt to arm the arts community with as many tools as possible, ArtsBoston has become the regional partner in the COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor (AOM), an international study run by WolfBrown of audience attitudes about returning to the cultural sector.
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International Institute of New England’s 'Suitcase Stories' now streaming
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International Institute of New England’s 'Suitcase Stories' now streaming
During the COVID-19 pandemic, public spaces have shuttered, but the need for stories of perseverance is greater than ever, and so Suitcase Stories has taken to the screen for virtual storytelling and community conversations.
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Nisha Ganatra, in focus
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Nisha Ganatra, in focus
Since the release of her first feature film “Chutney Popcorn” in 1999, director Nisha Ganatra has been on a mission to place women, people of color, and the LGBTQIA+ community at the forefront of her film and television projects.
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Jazz greats share their quarantine playlists
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Jazz greats share their quarantine playlists
When not playing online gigs, here’s what jazz musicians are listening to.
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$1.2 million grant to support Boston artists of color
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$1.2 million grant to support Boston artists of color
The city of Boston and Massachusetts College of Art and Design announced that they will be utilizing a $1.2 million grant from the Surdna Founda- tion to support artists of color through a three-year grant pro- gram called Radical Imagination for Racial Justice
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Drawing strength from Boston’s African American statues
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Drawing strength from Boston’s African American statues
The many public statues depicting African Americans speak to the history of the community in Boston.
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Alvin Ailey for all
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Alvin Ailey for all
The Alvin Ailey stage is dark this May, but the new online initiative Ailey All Access brings the famous company and their joyful dances into living rooms all over the country. The platform provides full length streaming performances, dance classes you can take from home and regular interviews with the company members.
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New Repertory considers new frontier of theater
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New Repertory considers new frontier of theater
Despite the abrupt end to their spring season, New Repertory Theatre, like many in the Boston area, has taken their programming online to keep audiences engaged. They’re also considering what should change before they reopen to the public.
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Black masculinity and identity take center stage in Letia Solomon's ‘The Cypher’
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Black masculinity and identity take center stage in Letia Solomon's ‘The Cypher’
Championing underserved voices through film is at the heart of the types of stories that Letia Solomon wants to tell, but it would take fours years of soul-searching before she made the leap full-time into filmmaking.
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