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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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ProBlak debuts Greenway mural ‘Breathe Life Together’
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ProBlak debuts Greenway mural ‘Breathe Life Together’
“Breathe Life Together” by Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs is the latest installment in the local artist’s “Breathe Life” series that illustrates Black children in moments of joy and empowerment.
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Artistic roots explored in MFA’s Art of the Americas reinstallation
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Artistic roots explored in MFA’s Art of the Americas reinstallation
Diverse stories are at the heart of the third floor reinstallation of the Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts. The reinstallation, titled “Stories Artists Tell: Art of the Americas, the 20th Century” acts as an artistic anthology, telling a different story in each gallery from Native perspectives of the Southwest to images of the midcentury jazz age.
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Harvard Art Museums present prints from Brandywine Workshop
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Harvard Art Museums present prints from Brandywine Workshop
One of the most riveting exhibitions in the Boston area this season is “Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities,” on view through July 31 at the Harvard Art Museums.
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This ad sells hope and joy
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Arts & Culture
This ad sells hope and joy
In March 2021, Roxbury-based artist Dayenne Walters launched an artistic takeover of a dilapidated billboard in John Eliot Square. Dubbed Billboard Hope, the project highlighted work by local artists of color, turning what had been a neighborhood eyesore into a dynamic and heartwarming piece of public art.
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What’s in a game?
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What’s in a game?
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College reopened to the public on March 8 with a formidable artistic lineup, including Sondra Perry’s multimedia piece “IT’S IN THE GAME ’17 or Mirror Gag for Vitrine and Projection” and “Prison Nation,” a photography exhibit exploring mass incarceration.
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Boston’s Black artists resist racism, create community
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Boston’s Black artists resist racism, create community
Black artists in Boston are networking with one another and working to create their own artistic spaces and programs to resist a centuries-long history of racism in the city’s art world and find new ways to thrive within their careers and communities.
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