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By adamg - 9/22/20 - 9:52 pm
Disintegrating pyramid

An aghast citizen files a 311 report over the idea that some people want to return the unmoored channel pyramid to its position midway between Fort Point and the post office, at least not without some major glue work or duct taping or something:

By adamg - 7/22/20 - 1:56 pm

Giant woods murals part 1

Big-canvas artist Nate Swain shows us the creation story of the new forest mural he just installed on a side of Madison Park Vocational High School on Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury - which started seven years ago when he began the mural at the giant art studio that briefly lived at the old Bartlett bus depot in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/20 - 10:19 am

Eben Haines's Shelter in Place Gallery is giving Boston artists a place to show off their work online from his gallery. His wicked small gallery - a space that's just 20 inches wide by 30 inches long, so artists have to think really small. Greg Cook interviews Haines about the project (scroll down for a rare view of the curator at work).

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 9:52 am

Greg Cook reports on the aftermath of the flooding on Harrison Avenue after a 30-inch water main burst - filling basements used by local artists with water and forcing the evacuation of many residents.

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By adamg - 3/26/20 - 8:55 am

Greg Cook reports the Museum of Fine Arts does not expect to re-open until July and is looking at layoffs and other "significant cost containment measures."

By Ron Newman - 3/18/20 - 3:18 am

Artists' organizations in Newton, Lexington, and Somerville have all cancelled their Open Studios events that were scheduled for April and May weekends this year. Lexington's statement explains: Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 9:34 pm

The Boston Artist Relief Fund will provide grants of up to $1,000 to local artists "whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)," for example, because of cancelled events. The fund uses money the city had originally planned to help artists and increase local access to them.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 3:02 pm

The Harvard Art, Semitic and Natural History museums will all be closed "until further notice" starting tomorrow due to Covide-19 concerns.

By adamg - 12/8/19 - 11:38 pm

Our own art/film/politics provocateur Rod Webber showed up in Miami Beach today, where he took advantage of the blank white wall where the duct-taped banana used to be until somebody ate it and wrote "Epstien didn't kill himself" in red lipstick and yes, he misspelled it even after trying unsuccessfully last month to register as Epstein Didn't Kill Himself Webber for the 2020 ballot in New Hampshire. And then he was escorted out of the joint.

By adamg - 10/15/19 - 9:39 am
Giant heads of Boston

Boston has tons of statues, but only a select few are giant heads rising from the ground. The other day, we went on a tour of the city to take a look at some of these bad boys and girls: Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 11:09 pm

The Dig reports on Pat Falco's latest work, on Northern Avenue.

By adamg - 9/26/19 - 10:58 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the new life for the old Dorchester Theater on Park Street.

By adamg - 9/15/19 - 1:19 pm
Joy Parade in Dorchester

Greg Cook photographed (and took part in) yesterday's Joy Parade, in which Nick Cave's inflatable "Augment" art installation was moved from the Boston Center of the Arts in the South End to 555 Columbia Rd. in Uphams Corner, where it'll be on display through April.

By adamg - 5/8/19 - 11:04 pm
Architect's rendering of Bremen Street proposal

Bremen Street rendering by Rode Architects.

Transom Real Estate of the South End this week filed plans with the BPDA for a six-story apartment building that will feature three live/work artist studios and a car that building residents can rent on Bremen Street between Brooks and Putnam streets. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/19 - 10:16 am
Aileron architect's rendering

Architect's rendering

The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans to convert a vacant lot on Condor Street between Brooks and Putnam into 33 apartments and 7 condos - and artist studios that open onto the street - in a two-building complex to be called Aileron, on vacant land long owned by the city. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/19 - 9:26 am
Mosaic map at South Station

Adam Castiglioni shows us some of the mosaic that artist Ellen Harvey is installing at a South Station entrance at Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Harvey's map, titled "Network," uses hand-made glass tiles to show the web of transportation routes in the Boston area: Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/19 - 10:51 am

For the last few years, Frank Koran, a 2016 graduate of the Mass. College of Art, has been painting watercolors of Boston street scenes - most recently a retrospective of what the upper busway at Forest Hills station used to look like.

By adamg - 3/4/19 - 8:45 am
The Embrace

King Boston, a group set up to select and build a memorial for Martin Luther King, said today it's selected "The Embrace," by Hank Willis Thomas and the MASS Design Group. Read more.

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