art

By - 7/12/15 - 12:32 pm
Lizard art on a Boston Harbor island

Ryan Ruel enjoyed some of the art on Georges Island, part of the Isles Arts Initiative.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/10/15 - 2:59 pm
Giant bunnies and ring swings

Giant buns and ring swings at Lawn on D. Photo by Views of the Northeast.

As the Lawn on D unveiled its latest installation - several two-story-high white rabbits - its organizers took time to discuss the idea of artwork as spectacle in Boston, a city where the idea of public art used to involve stone sculptures meant to be looked at, but not touched. Read more.

By - 7/1/15 - 9:11 pm
Don't wear that kimono

A roving UHub photographer reports the MFA had this "try on a kimono" event this evening - that got crashed by a man and a woman who tried to convince participants they were being racists by trying on kimonos or even just looking at paintings of people in kimonos - by participating in "yellowface." He was not impressed: Read more.

By - 6/6/15 - 11:07 pm
Flying contraption at Cambridge race

Turlach MacDonagh took in the sculpture race at part of the Cambridge River Festival today; spotted Mitch Ryerson's Leonardo’s Flying Machine.

Greg Cook also watched the race, which included Bill Turville riding his fish bike: Read more.

By - 6/5/15 - 8:26 pm

People will be running around Cambridgeport Saturday morning while pushing, pulling or pedaling homemade sculptures, including:

Dizzy, the kinetic bird-batting cat built by teens; a square-wheeled sailboat made by Harvard students; a tiny wheeled creature that audibly interacts with audiences; a 23' giant fish; and a boat with flapping wings.

People's Sculpture Racing starts at 11 a.m. at the south corner of University Park Commons.

By - 6/5/15 - 4:07 pm
Squirrel eating a slice of pizza on a traffic control box in Brighton

Captain Nemo has been following an artist's work in Brighton Center the past couple of days - specifically, at the corner of Washington and Foster. Fans of images of squirrels eating pizza would be correct in assuming they've seen this basic image before.

The Boston Art Commission pays $400 to local artists for each traffic control box they decorate.

By - 5/20/15 - 11:01 am
Colorful inflatable thing on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Jess Idres shows us what's sprouted on one side of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. As the museum explains:

Read more.

By - 5/9/15 - 9:21 am
Tree faces in the Fenway near the MFA

Bettlebrox ran across this tree art in the Fens behind the MFA the other day.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/8/15 - 7:49 am
Echelman sculpture above the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Meaghan O'Malley shows us the view from her office of the Echelman floating sculpture above the Greenway.

By - 5/7/15 - 9:02 am

The New England Foundation for the Arts reports it's won a $1.7-million, three-year grant to foster art project in Boston neighborhoods.

Creative City, funded by the Barr Foundation, will focus on art "in sites, spaces and contexts that may not typically be viewed as places for artistic activity."

By - 5/5/15 - 3:41 pm

Greenway Echelman Sculpture – Installation Time-Lapse – 5.3.2015

Julian Tryba gives us the time-lapse of the installation of the Echelman piece above the Greenway.

By - 5/3/15 - 11:51 am
New sculpture going up above the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Nick Barber shows us Janet Echelman's statue, being erected above the Greenway today.

By - 4/9/15 - 2:25 pm

The city today launched what it hopes is a 15-month conversation on how to boost art in Boston. Boston Creates will:

Provide an opportunity for Boston’s many communities and neighborhoods to create a cultural blueprint highlighting Boston’s strengths and setting innovative goals for the future. We’ll look at community organizations and individual artists; cultural spaces and facilities; our cultural heritage and communities; our festivals and events; and creative industries and occupations.

By - 4/9/15 - 12:23 pm

WBUR reports the appointment of Matthew Teitelbaum, currently director of the Art Gallery of Ontario, which his father, artist Mashel Teitelbaum, used to picket as being elitist - which brings us to an open letter to Teitelbaum by Greg Cook, who knows something about combating elitism at the MFA.

By - 4/7/15 - 12:27 pm

The people who are there all the time, that is, not cups of coffee with cream, two sugahs. Amber Lynn is blogging her paintings; higher-res versions are here.

By - 3/29/15 - 7:55 am
Looking at the Daughters of Edward Darley Boit at the Museum of Fine Arts

Myron Freeman took in a couple of people taking in Sargent's Daughters of Edward Darley Boit at the MFA recently.

Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/23/15 - 10:29 am

They are, however, OK at the Museum of Science, the Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 1/27/15 - 4:20 pm
Sidewalk Sam

Sidewalk Sam with admirers and one of his smaller works. Photo by Matt Bargar.

Bob Guillemin, better known to Bostonians as Sidewalk Sam for his sidewalk murals, died at his Newton home Sunday, the Globe reports.

Photo posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 1/19/15 - 10:10 am
Ekua Holmes' Martin Luther King drawing for Google

Today's Google doodle in honor of Martin Luther King Day is by Ekua Holmes of Roxbury, who is on the board of the Boston Arts Commission.

She writes of her overall work:

By - 11/25/14 - 11:03 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on plans being drawn up by Artists for Humanity for a nine-story addition to its current space in Fort Point.