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'Breathe Life 3" — Rob Gibbs returns to Lower Roxbury with a new mural
Roxbury native Rob Gibbs, also known as Problak, returned to his childhood neighborhood bearing 500 cans of spray paint, 20 gallons of primer and a whole lot of love for the black community.
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Mills Gallery exhibition explores ancestry in tumultuous histories
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Mills Gallery exhibition explores ancestry in tumultuous histories
“In the Words, In the Bones,” at the Mills Gallery through July 21, delves into questions of origin and ancestry through the lens of three artists with global roots.
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Dorchester Girl Scouts contribute to Kennedy Institute exhibition
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Dorchester Girl Scouts contribute to Kennedy Institute exhibition
As part of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute’s “A Seat at the Table” program, burgeoning artists from Girl Scout Troop 55302 of Dorchester have designed chairs with empowering messages for installation at the Institute, which opened in 2015 in Dorchester’s Columbia Point.
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‘Purple’ meditates on climate change with stunning visuals
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‘Purple’ meditates on climate change with stunning visuals
John Akomfrah’s immersive six-channel video installation “Purple” kicks off the summer season at the ICA Boston’s Watershed location in East Boston, running through Sept. 2.
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‘Art_Latin_America’ explores identity, borders
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‘Art_Latin_America’ explores identity, borders
“Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey,” running at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College through June 9, offers a probing, inclusive view of Latin American artwork, centered on the museum’s collection.
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Monumental Kara Walker acquisition on display at Harvard Art Museums
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Monumental Kara Walker acquisition on display at Harvard Art Museums
In 2017, the Harvard Art Museums acquired Kara Walker’s seminal work, “U.S.A. Idioms.” Now, the 12-foot drawing is on display for the first time since its purchase.
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Jamal Thorne explores trauma, memory and race at Kingston Gallery
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Jamal Thorne explores trauma, memory and race at Kingston Gallery
In “Timestream Muckery,” showing at Kingston Gallery through April 29, artist Jamal Thorne takes his unique, layered visual language, and uses it to dive into issues of trauma, race and memory.
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‘Golden Equinox’ — Solo show delves into IMAGINE’s unique street art style
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‘Golden Equinox’ — Solo show delves into IMAGINE’s unique street art style
Currently, the walls of the Simmons University Trustman Art Gallery are adorned with IMAGINE (aka Sneha Shrestha)’s unique fusion of Sanskrit scriptures and graffiti tagging. The floor-to-ceiling golden installation is part of Shrestha’s “Golden Equinox” solo exhibit on view at the gallery through April 17.
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Boston art community celebrates work of Magnus Johnstone
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Boston art community celebrates work of Magnus Johnstone
The Boston art world celebrated the life and work of local artist Magnus Johnstone at the Nave Gallery in Somerville.
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Architectural exhibition reveals bones of Buenos Aires
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Architectural exhibition reveals bones of Buenos Aires
“Displaying Latin America,” on view at the Harvard Art Museums through May 12, explores the architectural developments of Buenos Aires in the interwar period. Walter Gropius and Francis Möller opened a joint architecture firm in the city in 1931. Their plans for a seaside resort are shown alongside the designs of Argentine architects Jorge Ferrari Hardoy and Juan Kurchan for residential developments.
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‘Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular’ illustrates the famed artist’s world
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‘Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular’ illustrates the famed artist’s world
“Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular,” showing at the Museum of Fine Arts through June 16, doesn’t display rows and rows of Kahlo’s famous self-portraits. It does one better. Curator Layla Bermeo provides context to Kahlo’s work and separates her mythic reputation from the reality of her practice. The result is an informative look into the world around Kahlo and how it influenced her work and her carefully prepared self-image.
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MFA displays South African clothing, protest art
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MFA displays South African clothing, protest art
The first piece to confront viewers in the Museum of Fine Arts’ exhibition “Made Visible: Contemporary South African Fashion and Identity” is a blend of old and new. A mannequin wears white Keds along with a large beaded cape and intricately created leg bangles by Sophie Mahlangu.
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