Category Archive: art

Off-Kilter: the art of Karen Moss

My last post was about 1980s art at the ICA; let’s switch gears and move up to the present day and the artist Karen Moss (go to KarenMoss.com to see her portfolio). Off… Continue reading

Found dope: discovering Candy at the ICA

This is your last week to catch a fascinating retrospective at the ICA, This Might Have Been: Art, Love and Politics in the 1980s. Click here to read the ICA’s writeup about the… Continue reading

Fashion as fine art: Zandra Rhodes, Mario Testino & Diana Vreeland dress up Boston

Despite its academic, nerdy vibe, Boston can be a pretty fashionable place, probably because it’s also such a creative place. And even though the words “fashion” and “Boston” typically don’t go together in… Continue reading

Detropia & the new American city

The arts drive positive social and economic change, especially when it comes to urban renewal. Artists are the ones who move into areas that everyone else has abandoned, fix them up, and get… Continue reading

Os Gêmeos color Boston

Art for the people, by the people: Boston just got a lot cooler this summer. The MassDOT building in Dewey Square, part of Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway, is the canvas for an enormous… Continue reading

considering color at the ICA & MFA

I am back from visiting family in Hawai’i, where we were surrounded by color: soft blues and greens, mostly. Coming home to Boston wasn’t as dismal and grey as it usually is, thanks… Continue reading

modern children

I saw two movies recently that should be required viewing for a parents with teens, and for teens themselves—and no, one of them isn’t The Hunger Games. My mother, a public school teacher… Continue reading

Christian Marclay’s The Clock

Do not squander time. It is the stuff life is made of. –The Clock, 3:38 PM Why, my son asked me recently, does time fly when you’re playing a really cool video game,… Continue reading

MIT’s big FAT Chain Reaction

On Black Friday, that darkest day of the year for advanced shoppers like myself, I experienced the antithesis of a Wal-Mart parking lot at midnight: MIT’s 14th annual FAT (Friday After Thanksgiving) Chain… Continue reading

Beats, Rhymes & Life: the Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

Can I kick it? Yes you can! Great rappers are great writers. They pull you into their reality and make you think while you’re dancing. Back in the day—like waaaay back in the… Continue reading