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Lyle Ashton Harris: Career-spanning exhibit at Rose Art Museum
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Lyle Ashton Harris: Career-spanning exhibit at Rose Art Museum
Lyle Ashton Harris returns to New England for his first solo show in over two decades with an exhibition at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. “Lyle Ashton Harris: Our first and last love” examines his 35-year career through the lens of a dynamic new series of work.
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Frank Bowling exhibit probes painter's political, artistic evolution
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Frank Bowling exhibit probes painter's political, artistic evolution
“Frank Bowling’s Americas,” on view at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston through April 9, 2023, highlights a specific and prolific period of the dynamic British artist’s career.
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New Roxbury mural celebrates Latinx women
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New Roxbury mural celebrates Latinx women
A powerful new Latinx figure has joined the Roxbury community, depicted in a new mural “Pa*Lante” by local artist Rixy on the side of a residential building at 301 Highland St.
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Gardner Museum exhibit examines use of gold as artistic medium
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Gardner Museum exhibit examines use of gold as artistic medium
Isabella Stewart Gardner’s legacy is one of innovation in her time. “Metal of Honor,” running at the Gardner Museum through Jan. 16, 2023, illustrates an eye for artistic importance both in her longstanding collection and in works she might collect if she were alive today.
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Sculpted leaves allude to climate change on Boston waterfront
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Sculpted leaves allude to climate change on Boston waterfront
Sculptor Claudia Comte erected a series titled “Five Marble Leaves,” along the Boston waterfront, inspired by the 24 pin and red oak trees in Central Wharf Park.
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ICA/Boston exhibit explores childhood
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ICA/Boston exhibit explores childhood
Forty professional artists and a collection of youth artists reflect on the importance of childhood in “To Begin Again: Artists and Childhood,” running at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Oct. 6 through Feb. 26
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A powerful solo show by Karmimadeebora McMillan at Boston Center for the Arts
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A powerful solo show by Karmimadeebora McMillan at Boston Center for the Arts
Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) Studio Residency Artist Karmimadeebora McMillan is breaking new ground, physically and artistically. McMillan is the first artist in residence to exhibit in the Project Room space, and the Mills Gallery itself has been closed for several years. “Project Room No. 1: Karmimadeebora McMillan” brings the space back with a collection of vibrant and probing works.
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Paintings by Wendy Red Star at 50 bus shelters around Boston
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Paintings by Wendy Red Star at 50 bus shelters around Boston
Twelve paintings by artist Wendy Red Star debuted at 50 bus shelters around Boston on August 10. Part of a multi-city tour of the artist’s work, “Travels Pretty” features new pieces specifically designed for the in-transit exhibition space.
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Eight figurative painters explore friends, family and self in ‘A Place for Me’ at ICA
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Eight figurative painters explore friends, family and self in ‘A Place for Me’ at ICA
“A Place for Me: Figurative Painting Now,” on view through September 5 at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, presents 40 works by eight contemporary artists, four men and four women. Most are individuals of color or self-described as queer. 
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Big Papi climate change mural installed at Fenway Park
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Big Papi climate change mural installed at Fenway Park
Big Papi has loomed large at Fenway Park for decades, but now his image physically marks the historic ballpark in a new mural created by local artist Silvia López Chavez.
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ICA Watershed building’s history provides  inspiration for new large-scale installations
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ICA Watershed building’s history provides inspiration for new large-scale installations
Combining a delightful shuttle ride across Boston Harbor with a captivating exhibition at its site located in the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina in East Boston, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) offers visitors a splendid way to spend a summer day.
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New union ratifies contract with MFA
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New union ratifies contract with MFA
On June 28 the employees of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston ratified what will be their first union contract with the museum. By establishing collective bargaining rights, the MFA staff is helping to bring about necessary systemic change for museum workers in general.
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