CORRECTION: Post updated to reflect the bridge was painted by a different crew than the one that did the Cambridge Street murals.
Ron Newman reports that days after the city wiped out murals on the building at Cambridge and Linden, another group was at work yesterday redecorating the nearby pedestrian bridge over the turnpike and train tracks.
The Friends of the Public Garden snapped sculptor Nancy Schon sitting on Mrs. Mallard on the 30th anniversary of the installation of her Ducklings statues in the Public Garden this past weekend.
The Boston Palestine Film Festival returns for its eleventh season!
When: Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 29th. Read more.
“We’d leave 5:30 or 6 a.m. We’d shower the night before,” she says. “We’d always be back 9 or 9:30 a.m. We took all these pictures when everybody was sleeping. … In the wintertime, we’d leave and it would still be nighttime.”
Heineken has apparently paid somebody to paint little murals at some liquor stores in Roxbury and Dorchester that read "Roxbury Love" and "Dorchester Love," as appropriate, over large stars featuring a bottle of their product. Fine as far as it goes, but see if you can spot any similarities to the well known "Roxbury Love"/Mandela mural painted awhile back by a couple of local artists: Read more.
WalkUp Roslindale organized residents to paint the neighborhood's first street mural (and possibly Boston's second) outside the upper parking lot at the Roslindale Village commuter-rail stop today. Timothy West reports the neighborhood art critic gave the work two thumbs' up.
More photos from WalkUp Roslindale.
J.L. Bell makes the case that the painting the Tate Gallery acquired last year is not really by John Singleton Copley:
I can imagine Copley being influenced by the recent “conversation pieces” by Zoffany and others. He might have studied examples, even sketching figures from them in his style. And then he tried out the form with his own family as models, creating the biggest group portrait he’d made to date. But I’m not convinced he took an one-off side journey into the style of a second-rate provincial portraitist.
The announcement comes after years of pretty much every media outlet in town cutting back on arts coverage.
Chris Templeman's Make and Take is a 3D printer that aims to spit out 2,000 plastic replicas - which the public can take - of a Chinese rooster at the MFA.
The printer uses spools of plastic filament to assemble the roosters. As roving UHub photographer Christina Michaud discovered this afternoon, though, one of the spools completely unraveled.
The Harvard Gazette interviews Jane Kamensky, author of a new biography of John Singleton Copley (you know, as in the Square), who actually left Boston for England in 1774 and never returned. She discusses that famous painting of the kid who looks like he's about to be eaten by a shark:
Brook Watson had been a merchant’s boy, probably a cabin boy at first and then an Atlantic coastal merchant, spending time in the waters of Havana where this happened to him in the 1740s. He was swimming and was flayed and nearly drowned. The incident allowed Copley to paint something that was incredibly suspenseful and that was exhibited at an incredible moment of national suspense about the fate of Britain.
Free admission on Martin Luther King Day will do that, as Melissa Sullivan noticed.
A dilapidated house on Green Street in Jamaica Plain has become a canvas for street artists while its new owner figures out just what to do with the property. Read more.
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