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Boston debuts first anthology of poetry

Boston is a city filled with literary history – there’s even a Literary District where you can see locations where authors lived in the past or which were featured in their writings – but it's not all in the past. Artistic history is still being made here, now with the...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:29pm

Sketch by President Trump up for auction

Does President Trump's dilettantism know no bounds? That question surfaced again this week, when it was announced that a doodle by Trump is up for auction. In 2015, Trump created a sketch of the New York City skyline to benefit the "Pushing the Envelope" campaign for global literacy...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:41pm

8 cool public art spaces to check out around Boston

Sometimes, viewing art can just feel too stuffy. And expensive. And indoors. For when you want to see a Picasso without fighting lines for guided tour viewings, public art should do the trick. Our list includes sculpture, murals, architecture and other projects that can all be enjoyed while also...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 4:33pm

With 'Secret Garden,' female artists use erotica to break barriers, reclaimsexuality

Since the election, female-identifying artists have joined forces at the Untitled Space gallery in Tribeca to use their medium of choice to rise up and resist, focus on positivity and now, address the double standards and restrictions they face when it comes to their own sexuality. It’s...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:39am

Did British DJ Goldie reveal Banksy's identity?

Banksy is arguably one of the most controversial street artists in the world and he’s been able to keep is identity a secret for many years — until now. A British DJ may have revealed his true identity. It’s possible DJ Goldie may have revealed one of the art world...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:54am

Text this art display to light up Boston's Greenway

Instant gratification is being taken to the next level with the Color Commons 2017 project on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. After bringing the Z to the outdoor space, the Greenway hopes to attract more visitors with its interactive public art installation. People can now control the Light Blades, a...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 4:02pm

Urinating dog statue briefly fought back against Wall Street’s ‘Fearless Girl’

Like her, it stood in defiance, albeit briefly. But it was in defiance of “Fearless Girl’s” powerful stance for women’s equality in the corporate world that a pissing dog statue stood with one leg lifted to urinate on her. Angry that the “Fearless Girl” is a...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:56pm

Here's where to see more poems on Boston sidewalks when it rains

Boston has been hit with a lot of rain lately, but at least there’s a silver lining to the spring showers: Poems show up on the city sidewalks. The city of Boston announced Thursday that a new round of Raining Poetry has been installed in neighborhoods across the city. The Raining...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 1:53pm

West Virginia man charged with fraud after allegedly listing stolen Gardnerpaintings for sale on Craigslist

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum paintings stolen 27 years ago miraculously popped up for sale in a recent Craigslist poster ad. That is, until the poster was charged with fraud. A West Virginia man was arrested Monday on fraud charges related to a scheme in which he attempted to solicit buyers...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:51pm

Graffiti artists brighten and beautify Bronx kids’ lives with mural

The intoxicating scent of spray paint wafted through the air as an ordinary-looking wall in the Bronx quickly went from a blank slate to a colorful work of art designed for — and by — the very kids who will benefit the most from it. “The idea of doing something with kids is...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:06am

Apple puts creation and education on display at stores across globe with launch of ‘Today at Apple’

The Apple Store isn’t just a place to check out, purchase or service the company’s extensive line of products. It’s now an educational hub where you can learn everything from coding to photography, sit in on intimate musical performances and more thanks to “Today at Apple....

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:32pm

New Trump shocker: Just-discovered pictures of his chin as a frog

Sometimes, amid the many stories about an American populace that is newly engaged in political life, there is a truly impressive example of a vigilant, newly woke citizen. This week, Mike Mitchell, an Austin, Texas-based artist, noticed that President Trump's chin can look like a frog. And...

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:04pm

NYC floral designer creates 'Flower Flashes' around the city

Sometimes flowers can make everything a lot prettier — including a trashcan. New York City is filled with street art and other things that will make you look twice, and in recent weeks, someone has been going around town and decorating the city’s garbage cans, sidewalks statues, and...

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 4:42pm

Performance artist highlights cultural conflict by walking Broadway

On Thursday afternoon, Peruvian artist Iván Sikic and Kumeyaay-Ipai tribe member Paul Cannon traced the old Wickquasgeck Trail, now Broadway’s route through Manhattan, in a performance art piece meant to find beauty within the context of centuries of conflict between Native...

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10:51am

Why you should see the Met's groundbreaking new spring exhibition

If the fashion choices at tonight's Met Gala mystify you more than years’ past, there’s a reason why. The annual fundraiser for the Costume Institute takes its theme from Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo, whose creations embody riddles. Confused? That’s to be expected....

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 3:41pm

Things to do in Boston this weekend

MUSIC The Marriage of Figaro This weekend is your last chance to see Boston Lyric Opera’s latest production of this beloved Mozart opera, in which the titular everyman hero must stop his own boss, Almaviva, from snatching away his wife-to-be, Susanna. Can a guy get a break? The music is...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 12:19pm

Things to do in Boston this weekend

THEATER The Gift Horse New Repertory Theater presents this play from Lydia R. Diamond (“Smart People”, “Stick Fly”) about Ruth, a teacher and artist compelled to finally confront the dark past she’s been avoiding for many years. We travel back and forth with her in...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:39pm

G is for graffiti: The new alphabet city is Prospect Lefferts Gardens

He’s going to spell it out for you: art feeds young minds. Pierre Francillon has a dream to fill the outer walls of Prospect Lefferts Gardens with building-sized flashcards to catch the eyes of the area’s fastest growing population: kids under 10. And with the help of a team of...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:20am

See some damn fine art at this David Lynch Tribute Show

Besides a David Lynch retro at IFC, “Twin Peaks” trivia at Videology and good old-fashioned binge-watching at home, here’s another way to get your mind right — or rather, properly addled — before the “Twin Peaks” revival in May: a David Lynch Tribute...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 5:12pm