Judy McKie draws on a personal mythology in which animal and plant forms become abstracted yet recognizable, anthropomorphic while remaining strangely primeval.
There have been times in the MFA’s past when it hasn’t lived up to its educational mission, when it has pandered to the whims of the wealthy — particularly its fat cat benefactors.
The hit 1969 song “The Spirit in the Sky” by Malden’s own Norman Greenbaum is the inspiration for one of several new works of public art.
Had the curatorial parameters been tighter in concept, and more generous regarding the source of the work, the MFA might have produced a great, rather than just a good, exhibit. .
Brandeis’ Rose Art Museum presents a creative, insightful look at urban blight.
Thankfully, public art has become much more than murals for blank wall spaces.
Any traditional notions of what does, or does not, constitute a book are challenged here — you will find yourself searching for a definition that fits.
20th Century Modern Architectural Greatness
Contemporary crafts in those days would have been seen as far from the ‘vanguard’ by many art critics. Yet the almost 100 works on view tell a nuanced story about the expansive spectrum of creativity.
Purple is an ambitious, over-the-top endeavor, which feels completely appropriate, given the calamity at hand.