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Scavenged sculpture and Dead Sea scrolls: 10 heady spring exhibits blooming in New England galleries


In Barry McGee's art, you'll find traces of influences lifted from thrift stores, tramp art, skating, punk, surfing, and Bay Area murals and psychedelia.
By GREG COOK  |  February 28, 2013
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Review: Tales of the Night


In an abandoned cinema, an old technician assists a young couple in acting out stories spanning cultures and centuries: from medieval Europe, across the African plains, to Tibet, through an Aztec kingdom, and even a Caribbean-flavored Land of the Dead.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 08, 2012
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Review: High Ground


In October 2010, 11 wounded Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans — blind, missing limbs, suffering from traumatic brain injury or PTSD — took part in "Soldiers to the Summit," a mission to climb Nepal's 20,000 foot Mt. Lobuche.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 24, 2012
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Only connect: The Boston Palestine Film Festival


The Middle East, as usual, is a mess, but its cinema, both Israeli and Palestinian, offers hope.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 01, 2012
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Review: Alps


Like his last feature, Dogtooth, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos's new film breaks down the conventions of identity, language, and social roles with black comic — and tragic — effect.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2012
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SLIDESHOW: ''Ori Gersht: History Repeating''

Through January 6, 2013 | Museum of Fine Arts Boston
''Ori Gersht: History Repeating'' | Through January 6, 2013 | Museum of Fine Arts Boston
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 05, 2012
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Review: Never Stand Still

A-list choreographers
A multitude of A-list choreographers speak their piece to the camera — Merce Cunningham, Judith Jamison, Mark Morris — as they gather for the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Mass.
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  June 26, 2012
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Photos: Passion Pit at the MFA

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Passion Pit perform at the Museum of Fine Arts on June 22, 2012.
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  June 26, 2012
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Out: From the MFA to the Pavilion, Passion Pit return to Boston

Getting ’Pitted  
When Passion Pit were conceived five years ago out of an Emerson College dorm, the result of a Valentine's Day gift of love songs Michael Angelakos crafted for his then-girlfriend, electro-pop really hadn't yet taken hold of popular alternative music.
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  June 26, 2012
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Review: Portrait of Wally

Institutionalized extortion
Somewhere in the slog of Andrew Shea's Portrait of Wally is a devastating story of institutionalized extortion and its victims.
By MILES HOWARD  |  June 19, 2012
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Review: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Driving through the wasteland
In Nuri Bilge Ceylan's minimalist "Eastern," the Leone-esque title seems ironic, as a team of bumbling investigators spend hours driving through the Anatolian wasteland searching for the grave of a murder victim.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 08, 2012
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SLIDESHOW: ''Alex Katz Prints'' at the MFA

April 28, 2012 - July 29, 2012
"Alex Katz Prints" is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts through  July 29, 2012.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 01, 2012
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Portraiture dominates Boston gallery exhibits this spring

Photo shops
"I figured," Alex Katz said of his paintings of his wife Ada in 1969, "well, if I get Ada right, if you only get one person right— if you get a woman or a man right — it's universal."
By GREG COOK  |  February 27, 2012
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Photos: James Mercer of the Shins at the MFA

Hosted by WFNX | January 26, 2012
James Mercer of the Shins performs at a WFNX Acoustic session at the Museum of Fine Arts on January 26, 2012.
By SAM LIANG  |  February 03, 2012



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Review: Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

Animated alchemical battles
The Fullmetal Alchemist series has expanded impressively, from the 2001 graphic novel, to the 2003 anime series and film to the 2009 reboot of the anime, and now Kazuya Murata's film, which picks up from the middle of the second anime reboot.
By MADDY MYERS  |  January 17, 2012



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Review: Hell and Back Again

Review: Hell and Back Again

The real-life story of a young marine
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Hell and Back Again offers a potent documentary correlative to the narrative of The Hurt Locker .
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 05, 2012
Art Preview: 2012

A new Gardner, plus landscapes, performance art, and RAD

Shapeshifting
Greater Boston's art-museum building boom continues with the debut of an expanded Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in January.
By GREG COOK  |  December 30, 2011
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Boston arts institutions flexed their muscles in 2011

Boom town!
The following rundown of the best art exhibits of 2011 shows how greater Boston is now consistently offering some of the richest institutional art exhibition programs in the country.
By GREG COOK  |  December 28, 2011



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Photos: Frank Turner at the Museum of Fine Arts

WFNX Acoustic Show | November 2, 2011
Frank Turner performs live at the Museum of Fine Arts on November 2, 2011.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 07, 2011
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Aphrodite at the MFA; Pompeii at the Museum of Science

Love and death
The ancient Greeks said the Titan Kronos cut off the penis of his father, Ouranos, the sky, and chucked it into the sea.
By GREG COOK  |  November 02, 2011
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Photos: The Wombats at the MFA

Hosted by WFNX | October 20, 2011
The Wombats perform live at a WFNX MFA session on October 20, 2011.
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  October 21, 2011



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'Degas and the Nude' at MFA

Baby got back
A splendid survey of a modern master as well as girls, girls, girls.
By GREG COOK  |  October 12, 2011

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