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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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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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'Immersive Frida Kahlo'
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'Immersive Frida Kahlo'
The immersive digital experiences that have been flooding Boston and other cities are not Art with a capital “A.” But they do serve the purpose of making complex art historical figures more approachable, and perhaps more entertaining, to a wide audience.
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‘CraftBoston: Pins + Needles’ brings art, fashion online
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‘CraftBoston: Pins + Needles’ brings art, fashion online
More than 70 artists are reimagining classic accessories in the “CraftBoston: Pins + Needles” exhibition running online March 4–April 17.
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Roxbury's Napoleon Jones-Henderson shines on in ICA exhibit
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Roxbury's Napoleon Jones-Henderson shines on in ICA exhibit
For nearly 50 years, artist Napoleon Jones-Henderson has brought his vibrant textile works and a potent artistic manifesto to the Roxbury cultural community. Now, the Chicago native’s work is being honored at the ICA Boston in “Napoleon Jones-Henderson: I Am As I Am—A Man,” a three-room retrospective running through July 24.
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'Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance'
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'Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance'
Every turn at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers a new view of “Being Muholi: Portraits as Resistance,” a groundbreaking exhibition of the South African visual activist’s work on view through May 8.
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Cambridge Art Association show probes queer, Latinx experiences
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Cambridge Art Association show probes queer, Latinx experiences
“Vernacular Glamour,” showing at the Cambridge Art Association’s Kathryn Schultz Gallery through Feb. 19, showcases a cross section of Latinx artists exploring camp, high fashion, popular culture and queer experiences.
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From camera to canvas
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From camera to canvas
From Feb. 10 through July 24, The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University presents “‘My Mechanical Sketchbook’ — Barkley L. Hendricks & Photography,” an exhibition exploring the photographic work of famed painter Barkley L. Hendricks.
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