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Boston art community celebrates work of Magnus Johnstone
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Boston art community celebrates work of Magnus Johnstone
The Boston art world celebrated the life and work of local artist Magnus Johnstone at the Nave Gallery in Somerville.
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Architectural exhibition reveals bones of Buenos Aires
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Architectural exhibition reveals bones of Buenos Aires
“Displaying Latin America,” on view at the Harvard Art Museums through May 12, explores the architectural developments of Buenos Aires in the interwar period. Walter Gropius and Francis Möller opened a joint architecture firm in the city in 1931. Their plans for a seaside resort are shown alongside the designs of Argentine architects Jorge Ferrari Hardoy and Juan Kurchan for residential developments.
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‘Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular’ illustrates the famed artist’s world
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‘Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular’ illustrates the famed artist’s world
“Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular,” showing at the Museum of Fine Arts through June 16, doesn’t display rows and rows of Kahlo’s famous self-portraits. It does one better. Curator Layla Bermeo provides context to Kahlo’s work and separates her mythic reputation from the reality of her practice. The result is an informative look into the world around Kahlo and how it influenced her work and her carefully prepared self-image.
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MFA displays South African clothing, protest art
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MFA displays South African clothing, protest art
The first piece to confront viewers in the Museum of Fine Arts’ exhibition “Made Visible: Contemporary South African Fashion and Identity” is a blend of old and new. A mannequin wears white Keds along with a large beaded cape and intricately created leg bangles by Sophie Mahlangu.
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Howardena Pindell retrospective displays breadth  of activist artist
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Howardena Pindell retrospective displays breadth of activist artist
Running through May 19, “Howardena Pindell: What Remains to Be Seen,” illustrates Pindell’s career from her early days studying painting at Boston University to works completed in 2016 and 2017.
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Face to face with race
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Face to face with race
Local artist Chanel Thervil’s first solo show “ENIGMA: Reactions to Racism” is on view at Urbano Project through May 3. Her large-scale multi-media installations examine the black millennial experience in Boston, particularly in nonprofit spaces.
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Color Blocks & Commentary
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Color Blocks & Commentary
On Jan. 17, Chicago-born artist Nina Chanel Abney will unveil her site-specific mural at the Institute of Contemporary Art. This is Abney’s first presentation in Boston and will be displayed on the museum’s Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall, which is accessible to the public without museum admission.
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‘River to River Deep’
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‘River to River Deep’
Veteran local artist and longtime AfriCOBRA member Napoleon Jones-Henderson is kicking off the new year with “River to River Deep,” an exhibit on view at The Barry Group Beacon Hill offices through Jan. 31.
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When life imitates art
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When life imitates art
Through Feb. 27, the walls of the Friends Meeting at Cambridge building are lined with photographs from the Chiapas Photography Project’s “Respeto/Respect” series. The CPP provides technical photography lessons and equipment to indigenous Maya people in Chiapas, Mexico.
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Beginning at the End
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Beginning at the End
In his exhibit at the Pao Arts Center, “Beginning at the End: Portraits of Dementia” photographer Joe Wallace explores an inevitable phenomenon of life: old age.
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Surviving in a surrealist canvas
“A Litany for Survival,” Alexandria Smith’s first solo show in Boston, hangs at Boston University’s Stone Gallery through January 27. Titled for the Audre Lord poem of the same name, the exhibition explores black female subjectivity and politicization. Using dark tones, doubling and mostly large-scale canvases, Smith illustrates the interior of the black female experience in a beautiful, surrealist manner.
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Exhibition explores meaning of work
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Exhibition explores meaning of work
On November 9, Urbano Project in Jamaica Plain presents “Wandering in the Land of Oblivion,” a gallery show by Paris-based Colombian artist Constanza Aguirre. Aguirre studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and returns to Boston to showcase 15 pieces of a larger 30-piece series exploring the themes of displacement and emancipation.
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