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BU exhibit shines light on African American graphic designers
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BU exhibit shines light on African American graphic designers
Through Feb. 19, Boston University’s Stone Gallery will reframe graphic design curricula all over the country with “As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes.” This historical survey celebrates African American graphic designers who are rarely included in courses or conversations about the medium.
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‘Still Here’ screen art series plumbs race, isolation and catharsis
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‘Still Here’ screen art series plumbs race, isolation and catharsis
Montserrat College of Art is streaming a series of temporal, digital experiences Nov. 16–21 as part of the screen art series “Still Here.” A continuation of its “Here” series performed over the summer, “Still Here” explores the isolation of quarantine and the experiences of community and social justice in a time when people are separated.
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Dorchester Art Project opens storefront
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Dorchester Art Project opens storefront
Last month, the Dorchester Art Project in Fields Corner opened the doors to its newly expanded space and storefront.
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Lost, then found: Missing Jacob Lawrence panel reunited with “Struggle” series
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Lost, then found: Missing Jacob Lawrence panel reunited with “Struggle” series
Missing for 60 years, one of the paintings in Jacob Lawrence’s 30-panel series “Struggle: From the History of the American People” (1954-56), has been found, thanks to an alert museum visitor.
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The People’s Memorial Project
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The People’s Memorial Project
When the Christopher Columbus statue in the North End was removed in June, it sparked an idea in street artist Cedric Douglas. He thought, “What comes next?” In collaboration with Jeff Grantz at ILLUMINUS Boston, Vanessa Till Hooper at Studio HHH, Teresita Cochran and Aram Boghosian, Douglas launched a guerilla-style projection exhibition at the site just before Oct. 12, Indigenous People’s Day.
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El Punto mural artists paint the color of freedom
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El Punto mural artists paint the color of freedom
Last week, Massachusetts-based artists put the finishing touches on 20 new murals at the Punto Urban Art Museum in Salem. Inspired by Nina Simone’s song, “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free,” the works explore the quest for freedom that communities of color continue to pursue in the United States.
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Murals so good you can almost taste them
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Murals so good you can almost taste them
Earlier this month, 12 regional artists transformed utility boxes in downtown Boston into enigmatic visual representations of Boston’s culinary history. Organized by the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID), the display ranges from Chinatown through the Financial District and into Government Center.
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Betye Saar: Finding art in found objects
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Betye Saar: Finding art in found objects
“Betye Saar: Call and Response,” on view through Jan. 31, 2021 at the Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan and also online is the first exhibition to bring together both Saar’s finished works and the sketchbooks that illuminate what Saar describes as “the mysterious transformation of object into art.”
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Get your curbside art fix at Chain Link Gallery
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Get your curbside art fix at Chain Link Gallery
A new and unusual exhibition space has appeared at Roxbury Community College, on a chain-link fence along Columbus Avenue. Created by RCC and MassArt’s sparc! the ArtMobile program run by Ekua Holmes, the curbside exhibition space is displaying “Stream of Consciousness,” by local artist Larry Pierce, as long as weather allows.
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'Uncornered' and unafraid — Stories of fortitude in black and white
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'Uncornered' and unafraid — Stories of fortitude in black and white
The heart of Boston’s Seaport district has been overtaken by a series of bold portraits of some of Boston’s best, and least-known, citizens. The “Uncornered Project” presents 30 five-by-eight-foot black and white photographs of former gang members and public figures who all have overcome systemic, traumatic and social challenges to pursue their dreams.
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HarborArts waterfront murals speak to climate change
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HarborArts waterfront murals speak to climate change
Six new murals have sprouted on the East Boston waterfront at the HarborArts outdoor gallery. Presented by Linda Cabot in collaboration with PangeaSeed Foundation and its Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans public art initiative, the murals all address different components of climate change and environmental activism.
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Take a virtual stroll with the Beacon Hill Art Walk
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Take a virtual stroll with the Beacon Hill Art Walk
For the past 30 years, the Beacon Hill Art Walk has been a much-anticipated, highly attended free event on the first Sunday in June throughout Beacon Hill’s North Slope. This year, due to the pandemic, the date was postponed to October in hopes that it would return as a live event, according to Jen Matson, the event organizer. When that wasn’t possible, the Beacon Hill Art Walk switched to an online art sale taking place this weekend, launching at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.
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