In an architectural sense, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute is too quiet a visual statement.
Rejecting unadorned box-like designs, Michael Graves created with patterns, textures, decorations and color in ways large and small.
Otto Piene’s art is at once appealing, accessible, and yet somehow unworldly: joyful mystery yoked to dynamic playfulness.
At their best, the exhibitions at the restored, renovated, and expanded Cooper-Hewitt Museum explore the history and culture of design and decorative arts with transcendent panache.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles at the MFA is a delightful exhibition dedicated to vehicular speed, mobility, style, and joy.
With grace and wit, Alexander Calder’s artwork integrated poetry and science, aesthetics and engineering.
Starchitect Renzo Piano and his team did very well given their constraints. It is damn hard to build the right frame for so much abundant beauty.
With Color Crossing, Kate Gilbert wanted to showcase “the collision between sights and sounds that make Downtown Crossing so vibrant.”
The Lawn on D is a breath of fresh cultural air in Boston.
The establishment of Design Museum Boston is long overdue.