By - 6/1/13 - 4:20 pm


Carolyn Lewenberg's The Head is currently sprouting in front of the Boston Latin School parking lot - literally. Those bag things on its head contain grass seed, which this morning showed signs of sprouting - and of needing a good soak.

Lewenberg describes the head's origins as... Read more

By - 5/27/13 - 12:00 am

Some cranky citizen took a picture of the giant mural in Dewey Square, you know, the one of the kid with the shirt wrapped around his head and filed a complaint with the city:

Terrorist mural on the front of the building across from the Federal Building. This is a disgrace and should be removed or painted over immediately. With marathon events last

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By - 2/13/13 - 2:21 pm

Fish heads

Local lad at Shaw's on Hyde Park Avenue has fun with fish heads.

By - 10/15/12 - 8:32 pm

MBTA photoMBTA photo.Forty years ago, artist Dennis Kowal loaned the MBTA his "Constellations" statue for installation at the Hynes Green Line station.

The T installed it along the walkway to the Boylston Street entrance, where it's gone largely unnoticed in recent years, since the T's locked that entrance... Read more

By - 9/4/12 - 10:12 am

Big Red & Shiny is coming back and is using Kickstarter to raise funds to create "a bigger and bolder Blog devoted to New England art & artists and a monthly web-based Journal with perceptive and incisive writing from around the globe." With art/music/dance in the South End on Sept. 29 and panel discussions on art writing and community at MIT on Oct. 27.... Read more

By - 8/7/12 - 6:22 pm

Big head on the Greenway. Photo by Jeff Cutler. Posted under this Creative Commons license.Big head on the Greenway. Photo by Jeff Cutler. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

Natasha Vianna, who is Brazilian-American, says she was... Read more

By - 7/26/12 - 6:00 pm

Two Brazilian artists are transforming the plain brown side of that thing in the middle of the Greenway in Dewey Square into a mural - which will stay up until it gets to faded and ugly in the weather to stay up any longer.

Photo of their progress earlier today.... Read more

By - 6/11/12 - 6:23 am

The Globe reports the FBI is planning an advertising campaign - similar to the one that brought down Whitey Bulger - around the 1990 Gardner art heist.

By - 3/17/12 - 5:04 pm

The fantasist stirred up a bit of a hornet's nest with his not entirely factual "report" from the alleged Apple slaveshops of China. But the Phoenix's Carly Carioli reports he played a little fast and loose with the facts surrounding that performance at ART in 2007 when an entire class of students at a Christian school walked out.... Read more

By - 2/18/12 - 10:34 am

Matthew Wilding reports stumbling onto an exhibit by six contemporary Egyptian artists (one of whom died in Tahrir Square) at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

I don’t know whether this exhibit was "good art" (though it's affiliation with the MFA infers it). I do know that it was incredibly effective. It was interesting and beautiful, and it made me relate to

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By - 1/20/12 - 10:45 am

Boston Daily totals up all the money spent on art-museum expansion in the Boston area over a decade, and comes up with a pretty large number.

By - 1/14/12 - 12:19 pm

New Renzo Piano wing

Greg Cook takes us on a tour of the new Renzo Piano wing of the Fenway museum:

The addition's new 300-seat concert hall and a special exhibition gallery are dashing. And they make the old building better too by freeing up space to

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By - 10/24/11 - 8:02 am

Anulfo introduces us to East Boston's Shipyard Gallery:

I love that it is less than 10 minute walk from Maverick Station on the Blue Line. I also love that behind each one of the thirty works (mostly sculpture) on display is a pressing environmental issue facing our oceans. I also love that I get to learn about the sponsoring organization behind each piece

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By - 10/3/11 - 6:40 am

The Daily Free Press interviews a street artist who sometimes wheat-pastes posters, sometimes does some stenciling and sometimes just sprays her tags on things:

After she finishes, Skeczh said she runs from the site to avoid getting arrested. One street artist she knows hung around too long after spraying a piece in an alleyway and was discovered by police, she said.

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By - 7/19/11 - 8:50 am

Greg Cook reports Gasp Gallery on Rte. 9 in Brookline has shut its doors but that owners Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and Neil Leonard plan to re-open somewhere else in the area this fall.

By - 5/9/11 - 2:32 pm

St. Leonard's Peace Garden

Imagine City Hall or the Hynes covered in vines.

If Nate Swain has his way, it could happen. For the past couple of years, he's been covering eyesores in the North End with vinyl canvases covered with high-resolution photos. See if you... Read more

By - 3/30/11 - 3:29 pm

Ian Thal provides the Playbill for a struggle between the American Repertory Theatre and local critic Thomas Garvey: ART threatened to boycott the Independent Reviewers of New Englands' annual awards ceremony if Garvey weren't booted from the group. Garvey resigned, but not without directing a few choice words ART's way.

Via Art Hennessey, who has a few thoughts as well.... Read more

By - 2/2/11 - 8:36 pm

Most of us dread more snow, but Dan Sternof Beyer is looking forward to it.

Beyer is the artist responsible for the mysterious snowdecahdrons that have shown up in Porter Square and Dewey Square after recent storms. So far this season, he's created about ten large versions of the 12-sided... Read more

By - 6/10/10 - 8:07 am

Bryce Lambert is thinking the Cambridge theater has replaced edgy-but-audience-alienating productions with dull-but-profitable fare, such as "Johnny Baseball:"

... Johnny Baseball, as one would expect and might've read, is wicked conventional, so much so that, if it didn't require such a large cast, I wouldn't be surprised if it became a seasonal theater fixture for tourists, locals, and local non-theater-types alike. I'd rather not

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