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Artist as Environmental Activist

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I guess I must have missed Alan Gussow. Though he painted on Monhegan Island from 1949 until his... Read More »

Artist in Residences

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Since 1990, artist Connie Hayes has been painting landscapes, still-lifes and interiors in and around houses where she... Read More »

Artist John Bisbee and Bowdoin College Museum

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There’s no such thing as bad art. I used to think that the work of the art critic... Read More »

As Others See Us

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A figurative painting tends to be a representation of an unidentified person, a generalized image of the human... Read More »

Best Art Blogs in New England

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My limited experience with news blogs has given me the impression that they’re wild and lawless places where... Read More »

Bits of Sea in Concord

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Unbeknownst to both of us, I played a small part in the development of painter John Bonner’s career.... Read More »

Black on White, Ink on Paper

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The debut of Evolution of a Shared Vision: The David and Barbara Stahl Collection at the Currier Museum... Read More »

Black Womanhood at the Hood

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Back in 2001, while preparing a cover profile of her for the Boston Globe Magazine, I had the... Read More »

Blowing Up Maine

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A decade ago, Scottish painter Peter Davies painted two famous paintings “The Hot One Hundred” and “The Hip... Read More »

Boston Art Awards and Beyond

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Almost one year ago, in my March 6, 2008 posting, I called your attention to Greg Cook and... Read More »

Boston Star Rising

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As one who wishes the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston would do more with contemporary art in... Read More »

Boston’s Best

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Boston tends to have an inferiority complex when it comes to art. One of the world’s great college... Read More »

Bright , Shiny and Kinetic

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George Sherwood brings a somewhat unusual background to the creation of art. The Ipswich, Massachusetts, resident earned a... Read More »

California Comes to New Britain, Connecticut

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New Britain Museum of American Art is an easily overlooked jewel in the crown of New England culture.... Read More »

Call of the Coast

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As fitting summer fare, the Portland, Maine, Museum of Art and the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme,... Read More »

Cassatt Kids and Kimble Cows in Vermont

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If you happen to be anywhere near Lake Champlain between now and October 26, and you like your... Read More »

Changing Poses: The Artist’s Model

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Posing for an artist is an intimate and privileged experience. To submit to the sustained, analytic gaze of... Read More »

Chihuly at RISD

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On September 27, Rhode Island School of Design celebrates the grand opening of its new $34 million Chace... Read More »

Chromatic Cosmology in Connecticut

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Meg Brown Payson is a Maine painter whose work tends to be seen more often in Massachusetts than... Read More »

Chuck and Nancy at Colby

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The Colby College Museum of Art started out in 1959 as one room in the Waterville, Maine, college’s... Read More »

Collecting Rock Stars

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The Portland Museum of Art is kicking off the New Year with a major rock show. Backstage Pass:... Read More »

College Art Museums: Top 5 in New England

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We asked critic Edgar Allen Beem, author of Yankee’s art blog, “Just Looking,” to name the five best... Read More »

Combat Paper in Burlington

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The efficacy of art as a form of political protest is questionable at best. There is just something... Read More »

Connecticut Art Museums

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Connecticut is the New England state least defined by its geography — a gentle green landscape of low,... Read More »

Craft Becomes Art

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The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, is one of the arts education institutions that draw people... Read More »

Critters Overrun UNE Gallery

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Though I am a Maine native and Maine resident, I try not to be too much of a... Read More »

Dahlov Where the Wild Things Are

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Dahlov Ipcar, 92, is a Maine state treasure. The daughter of painter Marguerite and sculptor William Zorach, Ipcar... Read More »



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