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By adamg - 3/18/23 - 10:10 pm

WBZ reports officials at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum shut the museum today, the 33rd anniversary of the infamous painting robbery after learning climate activists planned to use the occasion and the museum to promote their cause - and the fear something could happen to damage the remaining artwork.

By adamg - 2/19/23 - 11:06 am

Liz Gotthelf came down from Maine to take in Nathan Sawaya's the Art of the Brick exhibit on Newbury Street - 70 sculptures made from Legos - which she writes was well worth the two-hour ride (on the Downeaster from Maine) and $28 admission

Lego bricks and mortar: Company to move US headquarters to Boston.

By adamg - 2/18/23 - 11:22 am

Aline Kaplan gives us an online tour of the murals inside the State House.

By adamg - 12/15/22 - 2:10 pm
Giant-head statue outside Boston Arts Academy

The Creative, which joins Boston's pantheon of giant-head statues, sits outside the new home of the Boston Arts Academy on Ipswich Street in the Fenway. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/22 - 3:20 pm
Monsters on a wall in Hyde Park

You're driving down Hyde Park Avenue from Roslindale into Hyde Park's Cleary Square when the new giant mural on the side of Ron's hits you - an entire wall of monsters cheerily welcoming you to the heart of Hyde Park. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/22 - 1:55 pm
Art on the side of the Federal Reserve Bank

Adam Castiglioni took in the giant dancer on the side of the Federal Reserve Bank downtown last night.

By adamg - 10/19/22 - 10:32 pm

Jill Rosati, Arts District Boston: Ringer Park Mural

Jill Rosati shows how she and some helpers turned a couple of decaying walls along the tennis and basketball courts at Ringer Park in Allston into a new mural.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 1:24 pm

The Dig reports the increasingly nomadic Museum of Bad Art (raise your hand if you're old enough to remember its origins as a gallery next to the basement men's room at the Dedham Community Theater) makes its next stop at Dorchester Brewing on Mass. Ave. next month.

By adamg - 8/16/22 - 10:00 am
New mural at Washington Manor on Washington Street

Adam Castiglioni looked up at Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez's "Souledad," now getting painted on the side of the BHA's Washington Manor building on Washington Street between Worcester and West Springfield streets in the South End.

More on the artist and his mural, part of the city's Transformative Public Art project.

By adamg - 8/11/22 - 10:28 am
No more Sunset Grill mural

Brandon Bowser was walking down Brighton Avenue yesterday, looked up and went "RIP the Sunset Grill mural."

Sunset Grill closed in 2017, but its mural hung around a few more years. Compare to a similarly large mural painted over on Newbury Street.

By adamg - 7/7/22 - 9:30 am

The Harvard Crimson paints the picture of the new mural honoring Rita Hester at 506 Cambridge St. in Allston. Hester's 1998 murder led to the creation of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 10:02 pm

WBUR takes a look at efforts to buy spaces for artists in Boston, 11 years after one collective managed to raise more than $2 million in a couple of weeks for a building in Fort Point.

By adamg - 6/20/22 - 9:55 am
Where in Boston is this mouse-sized store?

Anonymouse, a Swedish artists' group that specializes in creating mouse-sized buildings and then hiding them in Swedish cities, has brought its work to Boston and erected some tiny structures here. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/22 - 11:38 am
New Greenway mural

Greg Cook takes a look at Rob "ProBlak" Gibbs's new mural, "Breathe Life Together," going up in Dewey Square across from South Station. It's the tenth mural on the large wall, but the first by a Boston artist.

By adamg - 6/5/22 - 9:53 am

Doug Holder interviews Somerville artist Jen Fries, a New York native who spent time in Vermont:

At the most basic level, Somerville is the first place I've lived where, when I say I'm an artist, people don't respond with, "But what’s your real job?"

By adamg - 5/22/22 - 5:17 pm
Big knitted dandelion on an A Street fence

The Fort Pointer shows us Fort Point artist Kristen Alexandra's latest knitted work, on A Street.

By adamg - 4/16/22 - 10:58 pm
New mural in Jamaica Plain

OzonePhD is loving Sharif Muhammad's new mural on the side of the new self-storage place on McBride Street, next to English High School and the Southwest Corridor Park in Jamaica Plain.

The artist's work being transferred to the walls.

By adamg - 3/28/22 - 10:03 am
Proposed painted wall at Ringer Park

Arts District Boston is raising funds to redo a decaying wall at the tennis and basketball courts at Ringer Park in Boston with a mural by local artist Jill Rosati. If the group raises $2,000, Allston Village Main Streets will kick in the remaining $2,000 needed for the project.

By adamg - 3/9/22 - 2:19 pm
Threespine stickleback

Artist's rendering of a Jamaica Plain stickleback.

Jovielle Gers's mural on a traffic-signal box at 3201 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain has depictions of four rare species in Massachusetts: A piping plover, a red-bellied cooter turtle, gerardia flowering plants and a tiny fish, known as the threespine stickleback, which has its only Massachusetts freshwater population in a small pond that feeds into the Muddy River in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/22 - 10:21 am
Harvard Square mammoth

Matt met Michelle the Mammoth in Harvard Square yesterday. OK, she's actually Michelle the Blue Elephant, but she seemed more mammothy in the snow yesterday.

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