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The Last Blog Post | Just Looking Signs Off

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This will be the final posting of Just Looking, the New England art blog I have been writing... Read More »

Nature Illustrations | You Can’t Beat the Beauty of the Natural World

Nature Illustrations | You Can’t Beat the Beauty of the Natural World

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As much as I love art, it is rarely possible for an artist to improve upon the beauty... Read More »

A George Nick Tribute in Duxbury

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Twenty-one years ago, back in March of 1991, I wrote a short profile of Boston painter George Nick... Read More »

University Maine Museum of Art’s I-95 Triennial

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Though I don’t get to the University of Maine Museum of Art, two hours north of me in... Read More »

DeCordova’s Boston Biennial

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   Back in 1987, the then-DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts, mounted New England Now:... Read More »

David Brooks Stess Blueberries for All

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A few years ago, I wrote a short profile of photographer David Brooks Stess for the pages of... Read More »

Colby College Museum of Art previews new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion

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At a press luncheon on Monday, Marsh 25, the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine previewed... Read More »

Of Porcelain, Postcards, Posters and Princes

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The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is something of a misnomer as New England’s premier all-purpose art museum... Read More »

Mural, Mural on the Wall

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In Rhode Island, Gov. Lincoln Chafee, that rarest of all political animals, a liberal Republican turned Independent, has... Read More »

David Becker and Prints at Bowdoin

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My youngest daughter is currently taking a printmaking class at Bowdoin College, in the course of which she... Read More »

Denatured Animals at Brown

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   The Simen Johan exhibition, “Until the Kingdom Comes,” at the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University... Read More »

Maine Labor History Mural Restored

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On Monday, January 14, the Maine State Museum and Maine Department of Labor held a surprise news conference... Read More »

Lois Dodd, Maine Woman Pioneer

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Lois Dodd, one of America’s finest painters, is having her first museum career retrospective at 85. A case... Read More »

An Old Friend for the Holidays

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Before there was a young, hip Portland art scene, there was an older, darker Portland scene. Mr. Rossolowsky belongs to... Read More »

Joel Babb Beyond Nature and Culture

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   In the best of all possible world’s, every artist of significance would have their work collected and... Read More »

Boston ICA Celebrates the Excess of the 1980s

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   When I think of the 1980s, I think of an era of excess, indulgence and phoniness. When... Read More »

American Landscape Photography at RISD

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The Museum of Art Rhode Island School in Providence is currently (through January 13, 2013) featuring a tremendous survey... Read More »

Alan Bray’s Maine Magic

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   As we were driving up the coast and then inland to Bangor last week to see some... Read More »

Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennial UPDATE

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   The first Maine biennial exhibition I ever attended was held at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art... Read More »

Portland’s Year of Winslow Homer

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Some Western art history books do not mention an American artist until Winslow Homer. A case can be... Read More »

Ahmed Alsoudani at war with himself in Hartford

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   Ahmed Alsoudani is fortunate to have been born in Baghdad, Iraq. Had he been born in South... Read More »

Minimal Ferry Meets Maximal Foley

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In the interest of full disclosure, Portland gallerist Andres Verzosa is a close friend and my partner in a forthcoming... Read More »

Oh, Canada, Their New and Native Art

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Oh, Canada (not to be confused with the Canadian national anthem O Canada) is a survey of contemporary... Read More »

Hugh J. Gourley, III (1931-2012)

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Hugh J. Gourley, III, director of the Colby College Museum of Art from 1966 until 2002, passed away... Read More »

Eric Aho Breaks Down the New England Landscape

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Eric Aho gets around. Born and educated in Massachusetts, raised in New Hampshire, he lives in Vermont, summers... Read More »

William Wegman’s Weimaraners Go to Bowdoin

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   On Friday, July 13, I am planning to attend a press preview of the William Wegman retrospective... Read More »

Hartley in Dogtown

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   “Dogtown looks like a cross between Easter Island and Stonehenge – essentially druidic in its appearance –... Read More »



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