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ICA Boston Acquires Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room

The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston has acquired Yayoi Kusama’s LOVE IS CALLING (2013) making it the largest “Infinity Mirror Room” piece by the artist to be owned by a North American museum.  It will go on view this fall.  Read more at Art News  
Tags: Art, News, Boston, Art News, Minipost, Yayoi Kusama, Institute of Contemporary Art, Infinity Mirror Room, ICA Boston Acquires Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room


Fascinatin' Rhythm

When I wrote my history book, Strike Up the Band, I had two primary agendas. One was to reject the premise of all other musical theatre history books, that the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical was the pinnacle of the art form. It wasn't. The other agenda was to include in the story of our art form all the people of color, the women, the people with disabilities who helped shape the American musical theatre but get left out of almost all history books. I hope I did a decent job of re-balancing our ...
Tags: New York, Cook, Musicals, Boston, Berlin, New York City, Theatre, America, New Jersey, Broadway, African American, Manhattan, Theater, Johnson, Black, Chinatown


Hartford Stage Names New Artistic Director: Melia Bensussen

“Raised in Mexico City, widely traveled, and based in the Boston area since the 1980s, Bensussen is just the sixth artistic director in Hartford Stage’s 55-year history. She is the first woman to hold the position,” in which she succeeds Tony-winning director Darko Trasnjak. — Hartford Courant
Tags: Art, Boston, Theatre, Mexico City, Tony, Hartford, Melia Bensussen, Bensussen, 01.09.19, Darko Trasnjak


Chamber Music Collective Brings Classical Music To Teenagers In State Custody

Reporter Cintia Lopez joins members of the Boston ensemble Sarasa for one of their performance/workshops at a Massachusetts Department of Youth Services facility. — WBUR (Boston)
Tags: Art, Music, Boston, WBUR, State Custody, Sarasa, Sj1, 01.02.19, Cintia Lopez, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services


Our Fears As Expressed By The Lessons Of Other Cities

Our deepest anxieties about the future of where we live are embodied in other cities — in Portlandification, Brooklynification, Manhattanization. The comparison is seldom a compliment. You don’t want to become Manhattan (too dense), Portland (too twee), Boston (too expensive), Seattle (too tech-y), Houston (too sprawling), Los Angeles (too congested), Las Vegas (too speculative), Chicago (too indebted). – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland, Manhattan, Las Vegas, Houston, Seattle, Issues, 12.26.18


Dive Into Exclusive Art from ‘The Art and Making of Aquaman’

In The Art and Making of Aquaman, author Mike Avila takes readers under the waves and beyond to show the staggering amount of special effects work, design, planning and more that went into creating James Wan‘s undersea superhero flick Aquaman. We have an exclusive look at art from the book below, as well as a few excerpts. “Shooting this film presented challenges that I’ve never quite experienced on any of my projects before,” James Wan writes in the introduction to The Art and Making of Aqu...
Tags: Art, Books, Hollywood, Movies, Boston, Nicole Kidman, Justice League, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Arthur, Warner Bros Pictures, Geoff Johns, Comic Book/Superhero, James Wan, Will Beall, Featured Stories Sidebar


Vermont man installs massive middle finger sculpture on lawn

Several weeks ago, Ted Pilkey of Westford, Vermont installed this massive wooden middle finger sculpture on his lawn atop a 16-foot-pole. From Boston.com: “I’m not trying to cause hate and animosity to the people who live in that town, because there’s very good people in that town,” the 54-year-old Westford native says of his fellow residents in the 2,000-person town. “All the people are very good people.” With the exception, Pelkey says, of the Westford Selectboard, Development Review Boa...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Activism, Protest, Boston, Vermont, The Bird, Westford, Swanton, Fingers, Insults, Pelkey, Westford Vermont, Ted Pilkey, Westford Selectboard Development Review Board


Listener Suffers Cardiac Arrest Mid-Concert; Four Doctors In Audience Save Her

One Sunday last month, the Boston-area chamber ensemble Mistral was about to begin the third work on its program when 89-year-old Ingrid Christiansen slumped over in her front-row seat. Zoë Madonna reports on what happened next. (She didn’t want to go to the hospital, she wanted to hear the concert.) — The Boston Globe
Tags: Art, Music, Boston, Mistral, Zoë Madonna, 12.10.18, Ingrid Christiansen


Biomega unveils an affordable, lightweight electric car inspired by minimalism

Known for its electric bike designs, Danish firm Biomega is now branching out into the electric car sector. The company has just unveiled its first electric car, called the SIN. Designed for urban environments, the SIN is a low-cost, lightweight electric car that runs on a 14kWh battery pack and is estimated to go up to 100 miles on a single charge. The SIN’s minimalist appearance was inspired by Scandinavian design principles of creating more with less. The body of the electric car is compris...
Tags: Design, Boston, Jens Martin Skibsted, Biomega, Skibsted, Shanghai CIEE


See Every Surviving Vermeer Painting, United In Google’s Virtual Museum

“The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, which owns what is perhaps Vermeer’s best-known masterpiece, Girl With a Pearl Earring, has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture in Paris to build an augmented-reality app that creates a virtual museum featuring all of the artist’s works” — even The Concert, the Vermeer that was stolen in the 1990 robbery at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. — New York Times
Tags: Art, Boston, Paris, The Hague, Visual, Vermeer, Pearl Earring, Mauritshuis, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Google Arts Culture, 12.03.18, Vermeer Painting United In Google


TDC seeks to hire a Senior Project Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to join TDC as a Senior Project Manager. Based in Boston, TDC is a leading management consulting and research firm that works across the nonprofit sector. For 50 years, TDC has worked exclusively with nonprofit, governmental, educational, and philanthropic organizations, providing them with the business and management tools critical to carrying out their missions effectively. TDC is seeking an entrepreneurial Senior Project Manager to join our team.This role offer...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Boston, TDC, Boston TDC


Harvard U

Here are 2 things that under no circumstance should ever appear in the same sentence, Tommy Kane and Harvard University. Yet there they are. Over Thanksgiving I was staying in Cambridge, so I wanted to do some drawing. I googled to see if Boston had a natural history museum but low and behold, Harvard does. So that is where I went and the joint turned out to be amazing. [Author: [email protected] (kane)]
Tags: Art, Boston, Harvard, Cambridge, Tommy Kane, Harvard U, Harvard University Yet


Two Cats Keep Trying to Get Into a Japanese Art Museum … and Keep Getting Turned Away: Meet the Thwarted Felines, Ken-chan and Go-chan

Paging director Hayao Miyazaki. A compelling subject for a feature length animation is hanging around the sliding glass doors of Hiroshima Prefecture’s Onomichi City Museum of Art. In June of 2016, a black tomcat started showing up at the museum on the regular, for reasons unknown. Those open to the sort of narrative whimsy at which Miyazaki excels might choose to believe that the beast was drawn by a cat-themed exhibit of work by noted wildlife photographer and filmmaker Mitsuaki Iw...
Tags: Google, Art, Comedy, NYC, College, Life, Boston, Museums, New York Public Library, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Public Garden, Ken, Facebook Twitter, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture


Where Artists Are Working (And Why Minnesota Stands Out)

Among the 30 largest metro areas in the U.S., Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco host the largest contingents of artists in their workforces, followed by five metros hosting 20 to 40 percent more artists than the national average: Washington, D.C.; Seattle; Boston; Minneapolis-St. Paul; and San Diego. In follow-up work done by Texas researchers on the great recession, they found that Minneapolis-St. Paul posted the highest rate of increase in our artist workforce during the years of the gre...
Tags: Art, Texas, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Issues, PAUL, Los Angeles New York, Minneapolis St Paul, 11.21.18


By Funding Those That Others Overlook, LAB Grants Are Changing Boston’s Arts Ecosystem

“Allyson Esposito, the director of arts and culture for The Boston Foundation, … says the grant is meant to fund genres and artists who have been chronically ignored by funding institutions in the past. ‘There’s been just this great divide along racial lines and genre specific lines around what has and has not been getting support.'”
Tags: Art, Boston, Issues, Boston Foundation, 11.09.18, Allyson Esposito


Design Job: Eleven Is Seeking Designers with an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Boston MA

Would you like to join the Culture of Design at Eleven? We are a diverse family of thinkers. We create products, brands, and experiences as we peer through the lens of our "Powers of Perspective". Eleven is looking for team players whose View the full design job here
Tags: Design, Jobs, Boston


Nova Scotia

Often, when Maurice goes with me to the States, we plan something apart from visiting family. This time we decided to start our trip with a stop in Nova Scotia. I’ve seen many beautiful photos of this part of Canada and was looking forward seeing it. Unfortunately, our flight was cancelled and we couldn’t leave until the next day so we missed a whole day.  Then we found out, when Maurice went to pick up our rental car, that it couldn’t be returned to Sydney in Nova Scotia but, as far as the webs...
Tags: Travel, Art, Boston, Architecture, Canada, Sydney, Nova Scotia, States, Halifax, Citadel, Sydney Australia, Maurice, Sydney Nova Scotia, New Scotland, 1917, Scotland ties


Blast From the Past: Georgia O’Keeffe and the cup of humanity

One of my favorite encounters with the spirit of tea came while touring the home and studio of Georgia O’Keeffe in Abiquiu, New Mexico. In her pantry, I spied two Mason jars on the wall. One had been hand labeled by O’Keeffe as Tea. Next to it was a jar with a label that read Good Tea. I laughed out loud. This is the moment of enlightenment all students of tea eventually discover along their way. Enlightenment begins the moment we realize there is tea, and there is good tea. Hopefully, we carry...
Tags: Tea, Art, Boston, Columbia University, New Mexico, Archives, Santa Fe, Classic, Frank Lloyd Wright, Patten, Mason, Patton, O'Keeffe, Okakura Kakuzo, Bruce Richardson, Tao Te Ching


Boston Globe: Our Business Is Looking Up, And We’ve Hired A New Art Critic

The Globe is announcing today that it has finally replaced Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee, who left for the Post nearly a year ago. The Globe’s new critic is Murray Whyte, currently at The Star of Toronto, whose arrival in Boston, I’m told, was delayed because of immigration issues.
Tags: Art, Post, Boston, People, Globe, the Globe, Sebastian Smee, 10.09.18, Murray Whyte, The Star of Toronto


Sprout Studios and Draper Unveil Three New Projects at Engineering Possibilities 2018

Each year, technology company Draper hosts an exhibition called Engineering Possibilities at their HQ in Cambridge, MA where some of their work is put on display for both industry professionals and the general public to see. Visitors are invited to participate in interactive demonstrations, including VR experiences, "drone" flying and more. EP18 also offers the unique opportunity to engage with Draper engineers regarding breakthrough technologies that, if successful, will improve lives, change i...
Tags: Design, Boston, Research, Cambridge, Exhibitions, Social Impact, Draper, Cambridge MA, Technology Square, Prototyping, Sprout Studios, Draper Unveil Three New Projects, Sheila Hemami Draper


LEED Silver museum's shimmering, iridescent facade evokes flames in Kansas

When Boston-based architecture practice Verner Johnson was tapped to design the $17.3 million Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park, Kansas, it saw an opportunity to push back against the area’s new suburban sprawl with a site-specific project. Drawing from the region’s landscape history and their experience with museum design, the architects crafted a building that brings the prairie fires of the American Great Plains to life with a striking flame-inspired facade made with dichroic glass. The...
Tags: Design, Boston, Museum, Architecture, Gallery, Kansas, American Museum of Natural History, Carousel Showcase, Energy Efficient Architecture, Museum Design, Great Plains, Locally Sourced Materials, Overland Park, Overland Park Kansas, LEED, Limestone


Director of Marketing – Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA)

The Huntington Theatre Company seeks a Director of Marketing at this pivotal point in its history, having recently announced a major renovation to the Huntington Avenue Theatre, and charted an independent course following its longtime relationship with Boston University. In addition to the ambitious sales objectives of a major LORT theatre, the Director of Marketing will have an influential leadership role in the evolution of the Huntington brand and its continued presence as a cultural leader i...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Boston, Alaska, Boston University, HUNTINGTON, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston Center, LORT, Director of Marketing, Huntington Avenue, Tom O'Connor, Peter DuBois, Huntington Theatre Company Boston MA, Huntington Avenue Theatre, Michael Maso


Fight food waste with these 11 ways to use leftover greens before they spoil

While they are chock-full of nutrients, greens such as spinach, kale, chard and romaine typically do not make for good leftovers. Luckily, there are plenty of uses for this tasty produce — even if it is soggy and nearly bad — that won’t make you feel like you’ve wasted money or contributed to the growing food waste crisis. Here are 11 different ways you can use leftover greens before they spoil. Sautéed Greens Certain types of greens, like arugula, kale, chard and spinach, are ideal for add...
Tags: Design, Cook, Boston, Bibb, Mac Cheese Leftover, Chiara Conti Tim Sackton Alice Pasqual Stu Spivack


Three Cocktails To Pair With Your Favorite Deli Foods

Bartenders create craft cocktail recipes inspired by traditional Jewish foods When one thinks about eating a meal at a deli, brains tend to conjure up images of corned beef piled high on rye bread or bagels with cream cheese, lox and thinly sliced onion. Sitting at a formica table, maybe there’s a plate of dill pickles in the middle, slung down with extra gusto by …
Tags: Design, La, Boston, Alcohol, New York City, Cambridge, Cocktails, Food + Drink, Delis, Freedman's, Mamaleh’s, Mixed Drinks, Russ & Daughters


A Classic Video of Pablo Picasso Marking Art, Set to the Song, “Pablo Picasso,” by Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers

Before the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, there were the Modern Lovers, the Boston proto-punk band helmed by lead singer Jonathan Richman. Their sound owed a lot to the Velvet Underground, a band the teenaged Richman idolized, following them to New York City and ingratiating himself to such a degree that their manager allowed him to couch surf for a few weeks. Their sole album, released two years after they broke up, was cobbled together from two different demo sessions, one of them produc...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, New York, NYC, College, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Pablo Picasso, Rolling Stone, Monet, Edward Hopper, Picasso, Ramones, Facebook Twitter


Big Public Radio Merger

Minneapolis-based Public Radio International will merge with PRX, a Boston audio technology company, the firms said Wednesday. The combined organization will reach an audience of 28.5 million people each month in broadcast and online, and have 56 million monthly podcast downloads.
Tags: Art, Media, Minneapolis, Boston, Public Radio International, 08.15.18, Big Public Radio Merger


Associate Director of Performance Operations

The position manages concert-related details for Celebrity Series of Boston at a variety of venues across Boston and Cambridge. These events are consistent with the mission of the organization, as well as the vision and priorities set by the President. Associate Director of Performance Operations Department: Operations/Production Immediate Supervisor: Director of Performance Operations Supervises: Manager of Performance Operations, project-specific personnel (independent contractors) and seasona...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Boston, Cambridge, Life Insurance, Box Office, Iatse, Company, Greater Boston, FOH, Dental Insurance, Financial Maintains, Public Performance Projects, Boston Inc, Back Bay The building, Benefits Medical Insurance


Leonard Bernstein, An Immigrant Story

In many ways, the Bernstein family’s experience mirrored that of other Jewish immigrants to the Boston area in the early 20th century. This was the immigrant experience — ups and downs, hopes and disappointments — on steroids.
Tags: Art, Boston, People, Bernstein, 08.17.18, Leonard Bernstein An Immigrant Story


Why Did Mass. Lawmakers Override Arts Funding Veto? They Know That Funding Culture Pays Off

“In fiscal year 2016, the Mass. Cultural Council invested $4.5 million in 400 nonprofits that generated more than $1.2 billion for the state’s economy.” Matt Wilson, executive director of advocacy organization MASSCreative, lays out examples of the difference that state seed funding of arts and culture makes, especially in towns that aren’t as prosperous as Boston is.
Tags: Art, Boston, Issues, Audience, Matt Wilson, 08.09.18, Mass Cultural Council


Design Job: Life Really IS Good: Life is Good is Seeking a Graphics Manager in Boston, MA

We are looking for one special person who yearns to make our beautiful work - original art - work more beautifully. If you're that person, you just got a chill, and we've got a pretty good idea about how you operate ;-). You have a knack for finding the bottlenecks and creating flow. You thrive on purging unnecessary steps in a process and cleaning the organizational "junk drawer".View the full design job here
Tags: Design, Jobs, Boston



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