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New works by three local artists in Foster Prize exhibition at ICA Boston
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New works by three local artists in Foster Prize exhibition at ICA Boston
Now in its ninth year, the biennial James and Audrey Foster Prize Exhibition of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) showcases local artists of note. The 2021 Foster Prize Exhibition, organized by ICA assistant curator Jeffrey De Blois and on view at the ICA through January 30, 2022, presents new works by Marlon Forrester, Eben Haines and Dell Marie Hamilton.
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Saxophonist Kenny Garrett looks to the ancestors
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Saxophonist Kenny Garrett looks to the ancestors
Saxophonist and Grammy Award-winner Kenny Garrett released his album “Sounds from the Ancestors” on August 27 and is back on the road to showcase its songs along with his earlier compositions.
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The 2021 Boston Latino International Film Festival debuts virtually
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The 2021 Boston Latino International Film Festival debuts virtually
The Boston Latino International Film Festival will screen a curated selection of nine films Sept. 24-Oct. 3 on a virtual platform in collaboration with ArtsEmerson. This year’s festival will continue BLIFF’s 20-year legacy of breaking down Latinx stereotypes through film and bringing Boston’s diverse communities together.
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Revolutionary Spaces artist fellows open site-specific artworks
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Revolutionary Spaces artist fellows open site-specific artworks
Revolutionary Spaces fellows Darren Cole and James Ellis Coleman opened their site-specific artworks at the Old South Meeting House and the Old State House last week. As 2021 fellows, the artists look at access and participation in these spaces historically and today and respond accordingly in their pieces.
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'ReFrame' —  Harvard Art Museums launches project to diversify offerings
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'ReFrame' — Harvard Art Museums launches project to diversify offerings
Harvard Art Museums launched the initial phase of their “ReFrame” project on Sept. 4. “ReFrame” aims to examine the purpose of a local and global art museum and how to use that platform to tell the most inclusive stories possible. With new acquisitions and a remix of the exhibition space, the museum will aim to showcase a more diverse group of artists.
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Prepare to be dazzled
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Prepare to be dazzled
On Sept. 1, Raúl de Nieves’ first Boston exhibition, “The Treasure House of Memory” opened at the ICA Boston. Running through July 24, 2022, the solo show features a new body of work by the artist and explores themes of memory and personal transformation.
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Mobile mural marks MPDC 55th anniversary
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Mobile mural marks MPDC 55th anniversary
As part of their 55th anniversary celebration, Madison Park Development Corporation has organized a mobile mural in Nubian Square, created by local artists and a cohort of six youth participants. The mural, “A Love Letter to Roxbury,” celebrates the neighborhood’s history and MPDC’s commitment to the community.
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Ten art projects for Roxbury receive funding from Transformative Public Art Program
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Ten art projects for Roxbury receive funding from Transformative Public Art Program
As part of the Transformative Public Art Program run by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, 10 murals and 27 short-term projects and art activations have been funded around Boston, many in the Roxbury neighborhood. The initiative aims to bring public art projects into the neighborhoods where residents spend their time, to bring accessibility and joy to each enclave.
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‘Hurricane Diane’ brings gale force laughter to stage
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‘Hurricane Diane’ brings gale force laughter to stage
Shortly after hurricane Henri bypassed Greater Boston, “Hurricane Diane” hits the stage with full force at The Huntington. The 90-minute comedy welcomes audiences back into the theater, live and in person, with a searing and hilarious commentary on gardening and global warming.
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Up next on Billboard Hope: DaNice D. Marshall
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Up next on Billboard Hope: DaNice D. Marshall
When Billboard Hope launched in John Eliot Square in March 2021, founder Dayenne Walters was testing the artistic waters of the project. Months later, the billboard has brought a vital source of hope and inspiration to the Roxbury community. In September, Roxbury native DaNice D. Marshall will show her work on the large-scale surface.
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American Repertory Theater brings sound and movement experience to Arboretum
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American Repertory Theater brings sound and movement experience to Arboretum
On Saturday, Aug. 21, the Arnold Arboretum welcomed a new sound into its natural symphony — the sound of storytelling. “The Arboretum Experience,” created by American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University and the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, offers a series of audio plays, movement maps, meditations and live art experiences on the 265-acre property.
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New music for a new era
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New music for a new era
Musicians are releasing new albums in August and September to showcase their strengths and concerns that incubated during the global pandemic.
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