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Image: Donald J. Trump / By Michael O’ Brien, Donald J. Trump (Official Portrait), 1989 (printed 2011), inkjet print, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff (© Michael O'Brien).

Image: Donald J. Trump / By Michael O’ Brien, Donald J. Trump (Official Portrait), 1989 (printed 2011), inkjet print, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff (© Michael O'Brien).


A Study in Contrasts: The 2017 Presidential Inauguration Festivities and Women’s March on Washington

By Nancy Nesvet Washington D.C. – On Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017, two artworks were exhibited in celebration of the event. In the Capitol Building, George Caleb Bingham’s “The Verdict of the People,” on loan from the Saint Louis Art Museum, hung over the dais table at the inaugural lunch for Congress and the president […]


City of Boston Mayor Martin “Marty” J. Walsh


A Commitment to the Arts in Boston

By Meghan Richter The Boston Creates initiative is a newly launched cultural planning process designed to empower everyday citizens to design their own social policy, and above all else, create. While City of Boston Mayor Martin “Marty” J. Walsh’s administration has had a great deal to do with this planning, it was the passion of […]


Michael DesRosiers, Migration of Unbleached Titanium, polymer paint on cradled MDF, 48" x 48" x 5 ½".

Michael DesRosiers, Migration of Unbleached Titanium, polymer paint on cradled MDF, 48" x 48" x 5 ½".


Lyman Allyn Museum: Director Sam Quigley Makes His Mark

When he first came on board as director of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in May 2014, D. Samuel Quigley was taken with New London’s vibrancy and intrigued by the possibilities of building upon the museum’s considerable holdings. Within the handsome neoclassical building, situated on 11 acres overlooking the Coast Guard Academy, he found a virtual “mini-Met, with approximately 15,000 works ranging from mummies to Warhol and Picasso.” But, he said, it was time to let the rest of the world know about these treasures and to move the museum into the 21st century.


Camilo Matiz, Take a Selfie, Fake a Life.

Camilo Matiz, Take a Selfie, Fake a Life at the Art Palm Beach Fair.


ART PALM BEACH 2016

Someone says art, Florida, winter and you might think — Art Basel. But that’s not the Sunshine State’s only signature art event. While a winter storm battered the mid-Atlantic and East Coast states, a bustling crowd of creatives and collectors met for the 19th incarnation of the fair. Works by big names like Picasso, Leger and Calder were interwoven with a multitude of contemporary names working in a broad spectrum of mediums — glass, photography, paint, resin and paper, just to name a few.


Erik Hansen at 6 Bridges Gallery in Marynard, Massachusetts.

Erik Hansen at 6 Bridges Gallery in Marynard, Massachusetts.


CORNERED: ERIK HANSEN: SHE LEARNED TO SMILE LATER AT 6 BRIDGES GALLERY

Photographer Erik Hansen calls his “She Learned to Smile Later” exhibition now on view at 6 Bridges Gallery in Maynard, Mass., the culmination of five years’ work. “It is a photographic novella of a therapeutic journey from adversity to triumph.


Donna Dodson, Elephant Seal, at her "Mermaids" solo exhibition New Bedford Art Museum showing through February 5, 2016.

Donna Dodson, Elephant Seal, at her "Mermaids" solo exhibition New Bedford Art Museum showing through February 5, 2016.


Cornered Q&A: Donna Dodson Mermaids at the New Bedford Art Museum

Interview with artist Donna Dodson exhibiting her first museum exhibition.



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Pat Shannon, Massachusetts Cultural Council 2015 Artist Fellow, Street Work: Crosswalk (studio view), 2011, aluminum sheet, 16’ x 8’.


Grants and Residencies: ARTISTS GO FOR IT

Most creative people tend to focus on the process of art making and ignore the money part. But receiving a grant isn’t only about the cash; it is a public acknowledgement of excellence, and we need that validation in order to sustain and thrive as serious artists.


Philip Johnson Wiley House. Photography by Michael Biondo, The Monacelli Press.

Philip Johnson Wiley House. Photography by Michael Biondo, The Monacelli Press.


NEW CANAAN, CONNECTICUT

It is during the fallow months in New Canaan, when the trees are a constellation of trunks and branches, that many of the town’s modernist houses come readily into view. Boasting one of the most significant collections of such homes in the United States, New Canaan now counts 91 structures still standing from the estimated 118 that were built from 1939 through 1979. At the center of this collection are works by “The Harvard Five,” a band of architects whose only similarity, truly, was that they each studied under Walter Gropius at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.


Hyman I. Feldman, (B.F.A. 1919), Proposed School of Fine Arts, Chapel Street elevation (1919). Feldman’s thesis project was used by Everett Victor Meeks to help persuade Yale University to expand the School of the Fine Arts. Courtesy Yale University Library Manuscripts and Archives.

Hyman I. Feldman, (B.F.A. 1919), Proposed School of Fine Arts, Chapel Street elevation (1919). Feldman’s thesis project was used by Everett Victor Meeks to help persuade Yale University to expand the School of the Fine Arts. Courtesy Yale University Library Manuscripts and Archives.


PEDAGOGY AND PLACE

Later this spring, after almost 20 years, Robert A.M. Stern will be passing the torch as the dean of Yale’s School of Architecture to Deborah Berke, architect and founder of the New York-based Deborah Berke Partners. The exhibition on view through May 7 in the school’s Rudolph Hall gallery was developed in large part from a renowned spring seminar taught by Stern that looked at various studies of architecture — and the at-times tempestuous relationship with the building in which that education has taken place.