art

By - 6/16/18 - 11:59 pm
Save EMF in Cambridge

Greg Cook explains why artists and musicians were protesting at an annual Harvard music festival today - the Harvard Square business association that organizes it is headed by the property owner who kicked them out of the EMF building in Central Square.

By - 5/25/18 - 9:53 am
Waving chicken and the Custom House in Boston

Redsox223 took in the neon signs on display on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, including the official UHub neon sign - the old Fontaine's chicken.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/23/18 - 5:05 pm
New Rose Kennedy Greenway mural

Adam Castiglioni watched artists at work on the Greenway at Dewey Square today as they painted Shara Hughes's mural.

By - 5/11/18 - 10:30 am

Beth Treffeisen reports the Boston Arts Commission has narrowly decided to remove the Landwave sculptures in Peters Park that were meant to harken back to the area's days on the edges of Boston, but which instead turned into a dangerous playground for skateboarders and climbing kids. After removing the work, the commission will put up a plaque to commemorate it.

By - 5/6/18 - 1:03 pm
Chalk artists in Harvard Square

Teddy Kokoros watched chalk artists at work, as part of the Harvard Square MayFair.

By - 2/2/18 - 6:17 pm
Danny Amendola catching a ball

" It won't matter what the @Eagles do—Danny 'Playof' ”Amendola will come through!"

The MFA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art battled it out today in Musuem Bowl 2018.

Also see: BPD vs. Philly PD.

By - 1/29/18 - 10:45 pm
40 Rugg Rd. rendering

Architect's rendering.

A developer has modified his plans for a proposed $107-million, three-building complex on Rugg Road to include eight affordable apartments for artists, all of which would be located above a ground-floor gallery for their work. Read more.

By - 12/1/17 - 9:12 pm
Emerson display

Joshua Fabian was among those who watched tonight as Emerson took the wraps off its new art display on what had just been a lot of tarp covering the Little Building at Tremont and Boylston streets as it undergoes renovation work.

By - 11/5/17 - 1:53 pm
Mural: 100 Years of Solitude

Lily Wo shows us Daniel Anguilu's mural on the Northeastern campus (more of the mural).

Copyright Lily Wo. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/22/17 - 1:42 pm
Bridge mural

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.

By - 10/9/17 - 9:43 pm
Nancy Schon on one of the Ducklings statues in the Public Garden

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.

By - 9/25/17 - 8:37 am

The Boston Palestine Film Festival returns for its eleventh season!

When: Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 29th. Read more.

By - 9/20/17 - 10:16 pm

WBUR interviews Christine Verret, who took photos of hundreds of murals in the Boston area, with her son Adrien, for a new book on, well, Boston murals.

“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.”

By - 9/3/17 - 4:35 pm

We may not have a Leaning Tower, but we do currently have a leaning house on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and it's become a tourist favorite, as Ben Mohr shows us.

By - 8/4/17 - 1:37 pm

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.

By - 7/3/17 - 9:04 am
House as art in Allston

Fresh coat of paint. Photo by Turlach MacDonagh.

Designboom gives us a tour of 273 Western Ave. in Allston, which a pair of Baltimore artists used as a canvas. The house in more boring days.

Earlier:
A different breed of house painters in Jamaica Plain.

By - 6/4/17 - 5:46 pm
Street mural in Roslindale

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.

By - 5/28/17 - 2:58 pm
Watching Genaro Ortega paint new mural in Peters Park in the South End

Michael Ratty joined the group watching artist Genaro Ortega (on the scaffolding on the right) work on his new mural at Peters Park in the South End today.

By - 5/12/17 - 9:38 am

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.