WGBH News reporter and Arts Editor Jared Bowen joins host Laura Carlo in the studio each week to give you an insider's view of what not to miss in theater, exhibits and film around the greater Boston area.
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Every other year, Cuba's artists get a chance to show their wares to the world. The historic hulk of Havana's La Cabana fortress makes for an art gallery like no other — and provides a home for one of the most important art events in Latin America.
Consider a vision for peace during the Civil War, having the courage to sponsor art that fits with your vision of legacy, or a bold look at the dystopia that could grow out of violence. Jared talks about some of the fresh takes coming to theater, gallery and film.
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
WGBH's Basic Black looks at the contributions Roxbury women have made to Boston's history. Meet Susan Thompson, a local artist whose work hangs in the Roxbury Crossing MBTA station.
The Institute of Contemporary Art is awash in lush color, thanks to artists Kathy Butterly, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roy McMakin, Sue Williams.
Premiere performances, bold comedy and daring exhibitions prove Boston's art scene is to be taken seriously.
From contemporary sculpture to knitting bombers, ballet to Sondheim theater, or even an afternoon of Broadway love songs, Bostonians will find something appealing this weekend.
After five years of running a successful artists' studio space in Lowell, a developer is back for the next round: 50 units in a converted factory next door — and this time, the artists can live there as well as work.
The best of New England contemporary art on display for the 2012 Biennial.
WGBH's Bob Seay went to the Worcester Art Museum to talk with photographer Ron Rosenstock about his new show and his life's work.
On view at the Peabody Essex Museum right now are scenes from an affair both torrid and tempestuous. When artist Man Ray met model Lee Miller, they fell madly in love and produced some of the twentieth century's most celebrated works.
Fern Cunningham has a mission and it is to sculpt the story of her people. Back in 1999, when the city of Boston unveiled the Harriet Tubman Memorial that it commissioned her to create; she made a point to punctuate the fact that the monument told the story of the liberated, and not the liberator.
Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum threatened in 2009 to begin auctioning its prized 20th century artworks. But as part of a lawsuit settlement, the administration has now pledged to keep the collection in place and open to the public.
WHERE WE LIVE: CHELSEA
The Museum of Fine Arts isn’t the only Boston museum with a major expansion. Just across the park from the MFA, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has been building its own extension. The opening is about a year away, but Jared Bowen was allowed in for first television tour.
Two Argentine Modernists inject the distinctive energy and creativity of their native country into distinctive works of music and art.
The kinetically charged urban energy of the United States of the early 1940s is reflected in both visual and musical art.
Western Massachusetts has its share of attractions, both natural and cultural. A fair bit of the cultural attractions are facilitated by an organization called Museums10, a consortium of galleries and museums ranging from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art to the Smith College Museum of Art.Daily Dish
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