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Maya Watanabe’s 'Liminal' packs a punch
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Maya Watanabe’s 'Liminal' packs a punch
The first punch of Peruvian artist Maya Watanabe’s piece “Liminal” at Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum comes from its sheer scale. The 20-foot tall screen dominates the Henry and Louis Foster Gallery and stands solo in the middle of the otherwise empty room. The second punch comes when visitors realize what’s being projected on that screen.
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Girls Inc. members from Lynn help design a high-end jewelry line
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Girls Inc. members from Lynn help design a high-end jewelry line
Earlier this year, the Boston-based jewelry company Hearts on Fire debuted a special collection created in collaboration with four young women from the Lynn chapter of Girls Inc. The Lorelei Collection incorporates never-before-seen design elements, and the Girls Inc. members were involved in every step of the process, from brainstorming to production to marketing.
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Bauhaus turns 100 at Harvard Art Museums
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Bauhaus turns 100 at Harvard Art Museums
From 1919 until 1933, the group ran an influential school of architecture, art and design they entitled Bauhaus (“building house”).
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Underground at Ink Block debuts 2019 murals
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Underground at Ink Block debuts 2019 murals
On June 29, Underground at Ink Block will debut its new series of murals, in collaboration with Street Theory and National Development. The 2019 Underground Mural Project features nine new works by local, national and international artists including Indie184, Greg Lamarche, Dana Woulfe, Silvia Lopez Chavez, Muro, Go-Five, Marka27 and Matthew Zaremba.
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'Breathe Life 3
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'Breathe Life 3" — Rob Gibbs returns to Lower Roxbury with a new mural
Roxbury native Rob Gibbs, also known as Problak, returned to his childhood neighborhood bearing 500 cans of spray paint, 20 gallons of primer and a whole lot of love for the black community.
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Mills Gallery exhibition explores ancestry in tumultuous histories
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Mills Gallery exhibition explores ancestry in tumultuous histories
“In the Words, In the Bones,” at the Mills Gallery through July 21, delves into questions of origin and ancestry through the lens of three artists with global roots.
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Dorchester Girl Scouts contribute to Kennedy Institute exhibition
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Dorchester Girl Scouts contribute to Kennedy Institute exhibition
As part of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute’s “A Seat at the Table” program, burgeoning artists from Girl Scout Troop 55302 of Dorchester have designed chairs with empowering messages for installation at the Institute, which opened in 2015 in Dorchester’s Columbia Point.
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‘Purple’ meditates on climate change with stunning visuals
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‘Purple’ meditates on climate change with stunning visuals
John Akomfrah’s immersive six-channel video installation “Purple” kicks off the summer season at the ICA Boston’s Watershed location in East Boston, running through Sept. 2.
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‘Art_Latin_America’ explores identity, borders
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‘Art_Latin_America’ explores identity, borders
“Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey,” running at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College through June 9, offers a probing, inclusive view of Latin American artwork, centered on the museum’s collection.
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Monumental Kara Walker acquisition on display at Harvard Art Museums
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Monumental Kara Walker acquisition on display at Harvard Art Museums
In 2017, the Harvard Art Museums acquired Kara Walker’s seminal work, “U.S.A. Idioms.” Now, the 12-foot drawing is on display for the first time since its purchase.
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Jamal Thorne explores trauma, memory and race at Kingston Gallery
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Jamal Thorne explores trauma, memory and race at Kingston Gallery
In “Timestream Muckery,” showing at Kingston Gallery through April 29, artist Jamal Thorne takes his unique, layered visual language, and uses it to dive into issues of trauma, race and memory.
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‘Golden Equinox’ — Solo show delves into IMAGINE’s unique street art style
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‘Golden Equinox’ — Solo show delves into IMAGINE’s unique street art style
Currently, the walls of the Simmons University Trustman Art Gallery are adorned with IMAGINE (aka Sneha Shrestha)’s unique fusion of Sanskrit scriptures and graffiti tagging. The floor-to-ceiling golden installation is part of Shrestha’s “Golden Equinox” solo exhibit on view at the gallery through April 17.
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