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Science on stage
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Science on stage
Boston’s Museum of Science has debuted a robust schedule of after-hours programs for adults in the winter/spring 2022 season, including a conversation with award-winning actress and mental health advocate Taraji P. Henson.
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Simone Leigh: Giving shape to the lives of Black women
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Simone Leigh: Giving shape to the lives of Black women
Oval and circular shapes dominate Simone Leigh’s sculptures, semi-abstract female figures in terra cotta, bronze and ceramic that exude the power of totems. 
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'Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities' at RISD Museum
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'Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities' at RISD Museum
Within images no larger than a page in a notebook, Pakistani American visual artist Shahzia Sikander tells stories that bear witness to her times. Like the centuries-old manuscript paintings that inspire them, her works are crafted with intense rigor and often seethe with detail.
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Josh Beckett examines relationships in ‘Honest Intentions’
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Josh Beckett examines relationships in ‘Honest Intentions’
At the Montserrat College of Art’s 301 Frame Gallery, artist Josh Beckett explores romantic relationship dynamics in “Josh Beckett: Honest Intentions,” running through Dec. 10.
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Finding a way into peoples’ heARTs
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Finding a way into peoples’ heARTs
Dr. Daniel Chonde has spent the  last year working to make Mass General Hospital’s spaces less cold and less white. As the executive director of “The Peoples’ heART” (Health Equity x Art) program, he brings local artists into the hospital to replace the typical corporate abstracts and landscapes with vibrant, inclusive art pieces.
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Alejandra Cuadra Sanchez: Sculpting a sense of belonging
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Alejandra Cuadra Sanchez: Sculpting a sense of belonging
Alejandra Cuadra Sanchez’s exhibition “Pasajes de Pertenecer” (Passages of Belonging) at Boston Sculptors Gallery probes what it means to be from a place and what we owe to the earth we live on.
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Shedding light on invisible disabilities
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Shedding light on invisible disabilities
“Invisible Disabilities,” running virtually at Unbound Visual Arts through Dec. 27, explores the work of artists who live with disabilities that aren’t apparent to the naked eye.
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MFA exhibit highlights women in activism
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MFA exhibit highlights women in activism
“Helina Metaferia: Generations,” at the Museum of Fine Arts is the culmination of several years of the artist’s work and research in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) liberation movements.
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The Black family album
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The Black family album
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) debuted the first museum survey of photographer Deana Lawson last week. Organized with MoMA PS1 and running at the ICA through Feb. 27, the exhibition showcases Lawson’s striking representations of Black life. The carefully orchestrated images draw on a history of photographic traditions to challenge racial stereotypes.
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Edgar Heap of Birds appointed Rose Art Museum Artist-in-Residence
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Edgar Heap of Birds appointed Rose Art Museum Artist-in-Residence
Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds has been appointed the 2021-2022 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence at Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum.
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Taking on Titian
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Taking on Titian
At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, rows of famous paintings line the walls for the “Titian: Women, Myth & Power” exhibition. On Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m., Visiting Curator of Performing Arts Helga Davis presents “City of Women II,” an evening of performance that very clearly illustrates what is missing from those famous oils: women of color.
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A stitch in time
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A stitch in time
On view through Jan. 17, 2022 in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, “Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories,” follows this journey with 50 quilts spanning 300 years. All but a few are from the museum’s quilt collection, one of the largest in the world.
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