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Playwright SekouWrites' evolving work addresses microaggressions, racism
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Playwright SekouWrites' evolving work addresses microaggressions, racism
While the COVID-19 pandemic has been a dormant time for some artists, Roxbury native SekouWrites has been spurred into action with his revitalized choreopoem, “Brown Boy Mad.”
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‘And She Could Be Next’ — Film explores how women of color are changing the political landscape
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‘And She Could Be Next’ — Film explores how women of color are changing the political landscape
The two-part documentary series “And She Could Be Next” is a powerful testament to the collaboration and strength of women of color who are transforming American politics from the ground up.
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Castle of our Skins debuts new creative residency
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Castle of our Skins debuts new creative residency
Castle of our Skins has unveiled its brand new Shirley Graham Du Bois Creative-in-Residence program and the program’s first resident: vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Tanyaradzwa A. Tawengwa.
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Black artists locked out of NU studio space
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Black artists locked out of NU studio space
Artists from the African American Master Artists in Residence Program (AAMARP) gathered in front of a Northeastern University studio space chanting “give us the keys” on Saturday.
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Photographer grapples with family history and immigrant identity
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Photographer grapples with family history and immigrant identity
Artist Claudia Ruiz Gustafson often thinks of her childhood in Peru and longs for an intimate connection to the motherland she left behind. Her show at Cambridge’s Multicultural Arts Center, “Historias de Tierra y Mar,” on view online through August 28, explores the push and pull of that cultural split.
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Boston’s arts community celebrates Juneteenth
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Boston’s arts community celebrates Juneteenth
On Friday, June 19, cultural organizations around Boston came together to celebrate Juneteenth with song, dance, spoken word, panel discussions and visual art. This year’s celebration reached corners of the art world all across the city, creating one of the largest collective Juneteenth celebrations ever in the Boston art community.
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Puppet Showplace debuts grant for black artists
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Puppet Showplace debuts grant for black artists
Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline has opened applications for a new Black Puppeteer Empowerment Grant & Creative Research Residency for summer 2020.
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Etched in clay: the 'poem vessels' of enslaved potter David Drake
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Etched in clay: the 'poem vessels' of enslaved potter David Drake
A muscular stone jug in the Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston bears witness to the power of a person to speak across time through art, even when circumstances strive to enforce silence.
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MFA acquires work by 24 diverse contemporary artists
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MFA acquires work by 24 diverse contemporary artists
The Museum of Fine Arts has launched an aggressive campaign to acquire works by contemporary artists. They have identified works from a list of 24 artists and plan to have finalized the acquisitions by as early as October of this year.
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Virtual performance series highlights Latinx voices
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Virtual performance series highlights Latinx voices
Four Latinx organizations in Boston — Amplify Latinx, Hyde Square Task Force, Cojuelos’ Productions and Ágora Cultural Architects — have come together to celebrate art and community through their online performance series “Cadencia Latina,” running through July 5.
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The making of a virtual museum
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The making of a virtual museum
Since closing their doors for the benefit of public health, cultural institutions across Greater Boston have launched virtual museum tours online.
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Opera companies establish workshop to diversify the art form
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Opera companies establish workshop to diversify the art form
MassOpera and OperaHub have partnered to launch a re-imagined New Opera Workshop (NOW) program that will find, foster and produce a contemporary opera led by diverse voices.
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