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Photographer grapples with family history and immigrant identity
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Photographer grapples with family history and immigrant identity
Artist Claudia Ruiz Gustafson often thinks of her childhood in Peru and longs for an intimate connection to the motherland she left behind. Her show at Cambridge’s Multicultural Arts Center, “Historias de Tierra y Mar,” on view online through August 28, explores the push and pull of that cultural split.
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Boston’s arts community celebrates Juneteenth
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Boston’s arts community celebrates Juneteenth
On Friday, June 19, cultural organizations around Boston came together to celebrate Juneteenth with song, dance, spoken word, panel discussions and visual art. This year’s celebration reached corners of the art world all across the city, creating one of the largest collective Juneteenth celebrations ever in the Boston art community.
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Etched in clay: the 'poem vessels' of enslaved potter David Drake
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Etched in clay: the 'poem vessels' of enslaved potter David Drake
A muscular stone jug in the Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston bears witness to the power of a person to speak across time through art, even when circumstances strive to enforce silence.
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MFA acquires work by 24 diverse contemporary artists
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MFA acquires work by 24 diverse contemporary artists
The Museum of Fine Arts has launched an aggressive campaign to acquire works by contemporary artists. They have identified works from a list of 24 artists and plan to have finalized the acquisitions by as early as October of this year.
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Leventhal Map Center Exhibition explores data manipulation
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Leventhal Map Center Exhibition explores data manipulation
The Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map and Education Center exhibition “BENDING LINES: Maps and Data from Deception to Distortion” presents a timely analysis of data manipulation over the past 500 years.
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The making of a virtual museum
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The making of a virtual museum
Since closing their doors for the benefit of public health, cultural institutions across Greater Boston have launched virtual museum tours online.
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SoWa galleries rebuild after devastating flood damage
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SoWa galleries rebuild after devastating flood damage
A water main broke in front of 500 Harrison Avenue and flooded dozens of creative businesses in the nearby gallery district. In the weeks since, the already suffering galleries have begun to rebuild. It will be a long, hard road, but they’re not giving up.
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IBA supports teens creatively during COVID-19
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IBA supports teens creatively during COVID-19
Though CVOID-19 stay-at-home guidelines have closed the door to the Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) campus, the nonprofit has adapted its culture-driven youth workshops to an online format. The organization serves over 1,500 low-income and culturally diverse residents and has put a particular emphasis on continuing their strong support of teens during this pandemic.
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MassArt Auction moves forward online
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MassArt Auction moves forward online
The Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s 31st annual MassArt Auction will press on amid the COVID-19 closings, adapted into an online-only format. The annual event raises money for student scholarships and other academic programs and has raised over $1 million for these programs each year in the last five years.
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Hip-Hop and Basquiat
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Hip-Hop and Basquiat
On Friday, April 3, the Museum of Fine Arts launched their exhibition “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation” on Instagram. The show was intended to debut at the Museum this month, but as COVID-19 caused the arts to close doors, the MFA followed Basquiat’s lead and took the show to the streets.
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City walls replace gallery walls during pandemic
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City walls replace gallery walls during pandemic
For those that are in a position to enjoy social-distanced walks outdoors, public art around the city has become a crucial way of continuing to experience art in person.
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Get your art fix — virtually
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Get your art fix — virtually
The doors to the Museum of Fine Arts may be closed, but the MFA and other cultural institutions are finding new ways to showcase their collections while shuttered because of COVID-19 precautions. Many museums have launched virtual tours, streamed performances and offered collection databases chock-full of interesting information.
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