Art

EmEmery Blagdon's “Healing Machine” at the Art Preserve of the Kohler Arts Center at Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rich Maciejewski, courtesy Kohler Arts Center)ery Blagdon's “Healing Machine” at Kohler Art Preserve at Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rich Maciejewski, courtesy Kohler Arts Center)

Kohler's Art Preserve: Exploring The ‘World’s Largest Collection’ Of Visionary Environments

Ruth Kohler first heard about the home of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein and his wife Marie in January 1983. Eugene had recently…

Sabrina Dorsainvil of Boston paints at East Boston Early Education Center for the "Sea Walls" mural project, July 23, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

'Sea Walls' Murals Advocate For Ocean Conservation

“Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans,” from the PangeaSeed Foundation in collaboration with local public art initiative HarborArts, has returned to…

John Wilson's sculpture "Father and Child Reading," 1990, at Roxbury Community College, Boston. (Courtesy Roxbury Community College)

Rededicating John Wilson's Monument To Black Fatherhood At Roxbury Community College

“In Western art, it is common to have the theme of the mother and child but the theme of male…

Re-installing the repaired 1726 Avery-Bennett clock at Boston's Old North Church on June 16, 2021. (Courtesy Old North Church & Historic Site)

Fixing The Nearly 300-Year-Old Clock Inside Boston's Old North Church

A clock shaped a bit like an exclamation point, with a bronze sun shining at the center of its black…

'Bedsheet Mitigations' painting by Bread And Puppet Theater's Peter Schumann. (Photo by Milan Kohout)

'Bedsheet Mitigations' Paintings By Bread And Puppet's Peter Schumann

“Dirty painful reality doesn’t allow these paintings to be abstract and enjoy abstinence from that dirt and pain,” Bread &…

Ring shout at Ife Franklin's Juneteenth Celebration at Black Market Nubian Square as part of the premiere of her film "The Slave Narrative of Willie Mae," June 19, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Photos: Ifé Franklin's Juneteenth Celebration

“All praise to our freedom,” Liza Zayas said during the opening invocations for Boston artist Ifé Franklin’s Juneteenth Celebration at…

In Ifé Franklin’s 2021 film “The Slave Narrative of Willie Mae," Death Powder scene with Willie Mae (right, played by Qualina Lewis) and her mother Virginia (Tammy Denease). (Wayne Lake photo)

On Juneteenth, Ifé Franklin Debuts 'Slave Narrative' Film

From my article in Dig Boston: “I’s sick O Massa hans all ova me.” So begins Ifé Franklin’s 2018 book…

“Her Flag” created by Oklahoma artist Marilyn Artus and collaborators. (Courtesy National Museum of Women in the Art)

‘Her Flag’ Celebrating Centennial Of Women’s Suffrage At National Museum of Women in the Arts

A flag celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which ensured women’s right to vote within…

Cedric "Vise1" Douglas painting his mural at the former Medfield State Hospital, May 2021. (Courtesy Cultural Alliance of Medfield)

Cedric Douglas Mural At Former Medfield State Hospital Evokes Healing Power Of Arts

In May, Boston artist Cedric “Vise1” Douglas painted an 125-foot-long mural on one of the buildings of the former Medfield…

Roz Raskin of the “cosmic pop” band Nova One. (Photo by Brittany Taylor)

Spend New Year’s Eve Eve With Nova One And FirstWorks’ ‘Urban Carnevale’

“Providence is my home and I plan to live and die here at the moment,” Roz Raskin, who fronts the…

Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys perform at Kelly Davidson's "Rock Parents" exhibition at Once, Somerville, May 6, 2018. (©Greg Cook)

Once Will Not Reopen At Somerville Venue Due To Covid, Owner Says

Once, the Somerville music lounge and ballroom, “will not reopen” at its current venue, owner JJ Gonson announced today. (Read…

Somerville Arts Council ArtBeat 2020 poster. (Design by Paula Champagne)

Our Guide To Somerville's ArtBeat--Now Part Pop-Up, Part Virtual

This year’s “ArtBeat” festival from the Somerville Arts Council adapts to coronavirus by expanding to a week of surprise pop-up…

Great Scott in Boston's Allston neighborhood.

‘It Is With A Heavy Heart Today That I Announce That Great Scott Will Not Reopen’

“It is with a heavy heart today that I announce that Great Scott will not reopen,” according to a message…

Nathaniel Hefferman plays "Groove Is In The Heart," April 2020. (via YouTube)

For Social Distancing, He Turned Himself Into A One-Man Honk Band

The music video begins with Nathaniel Hefferman, dressed in a Honk T-shirt, blowing the opening notes of Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is…

What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? performs “Medusa: Reclaiming the Myth”at the Boston Museum of Science’s Charles Hayden Planetarium, August 2019. (Jonathan Beckley photo)

This #MeToo ‘Medusa’ Isn’t The Gorgon You’ve Been Told About

One of the terrible things about the way the story of Medusa is usually told is that her iconic snake…

Eric Carle

‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’ Author Eric Carle Has Died At Age 91

“Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative presentation of an insect’s appetite and metamorphosis,” The New York Times wrote of Eric Carle’s “The…

"Welcome to the New World" by Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan. (Metropolitan Books)

In 'Welcome To The New World,' Syrian Refugees Land In Trump's America

A family of refugees from the Syrian war makes their harrowing escape to New Haven, Connecticut, in the non-fiction comic…

Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza. (Photo: © Scott Hoag / Penguin Random House)

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza: 'The Best Way To Protect Democracy Is To Participate'

The Trump mob’s Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, “was an outpouring of rage that a lot of people…

Disneyland 1963. From "Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks: Celebrations Around the World from Fall to Winter" by Graham Allan, Rebecca Cline, and Charlie Price, 2020. (Disney Editions)

'Holiday Magic At The Disney Parks'

“Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks: Celebrations Around the World from Fall to Winter” by Graham Allan, Rebecca Cline and…

"Winter Counts" by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Ecco)

In ‘Winter Counts,’ A Native Detective-Vigilante Rights Wrongs On His Reservation

When residents of the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota feel that villains have slipped through the cracks of law…

Jef Czekaj (right) with Ollie. (Courtesy Jef Czekaj)

'Sequestered Storytime' With Somerville Children's Book Creator Jef Czekaj

“Sequestered Storytime with Jef Czekaj”—Somerville children’s book author and artist Jef Czekaj’s DIY television show for kids—represents one of the…

Elka and Peter Schumann in the pine forest at Bread and Puppet, Glover, Vermont, Aug. 18, 2018. (©Greg Cook photo)

Goodbye To Elka Schumann Of Bread And Puppet Theater

Elka Schumann, co-founder of Vermont’s legendary progressive activist Bread and Puppet Theater, died Sunday, afternoon Aug. 1, “surrounded by her…

Double Edge Theatre rehearses their new spectacle “Memories and Dreams” at the company’s farm-theater in Ashfield, July 19, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Double Edge Theatre’s ‘Memories and Dreams’

“Is this the beginning?” asks a man in a T-shirt who steps out of the audience of Double Edge Theatre’s…

Remi Paillard (right) prepares to rehearse the Bread and Puppet Circus, Glover, Vermont, Aug. 22, 2015. (©Greg Cook photo)

Goodbye To Bread And Puppet's Remi Paillard

Goodbye to our friend Remi Paillard, a part of the Bread and Puppet Theater for decades. He died Monday. Here…

Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline.

Donate To Puppet Showplace To Help Them Weather Alleged Embezzlement

Looking to help Puppet Showplace Theater after alleged embezzlement reported last month left their bank account “fully depleted”? The Board of…

Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline.

Puppet Showplace’s Bank Account ‘Fully Depleted’ After Alleged Embezzlement

Puppet Showplace Theater announced yesterday that their “bank account had been fully depleted” after an alleged embezzlement from the 46-year-old…

Mark Consiglio, president of the Boston Chapter of the Live Events Coalition, at some of the productions he's worked on. (Courtesy)

Rally Tuesday: ‘Live Events Economy Is In Shambles And There’s No End In Sight’

“Since the pandemic started in early to mid-March, we’ve been the first people that have been cancelled and had to…

“Her Flag” created by Oklahoma artist Marilyn Artus and collaborators. (Courtesy National Museum of Women in the Art)

‘Her Flag’ Celebrating Centennial Of Women’s Suffrage At National Museum of Women in the Arts

A flag celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which ensured women’s right to vote within…

2021 storming of the United States Capitol. (Photo by Tyler Merbler / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

Trump Mob Attacks Capitol: Eyewitness Videos: Part 3

When a Trump mob attacked and overran the U.S. Capitol to try to stop confirmation of Joe Biden’s victory in the…

2021 storming of the United States Capitol. (Photo by Tyler Merbler / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

Trump Mob Attacks Capitol: Eyewitness Videos: Part 1

When a Trump mob attacked and overran the U.S. Capitol to try to stop confirmation of Joe Biden’s victory in the…

2021 storming of the United States Capitol. (Photo by Tyler Merbler / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

Trump Mob Attacks Capitol: Eyewitness Videos: Part 2

When a Trump mob attacked and overran the U.S. Capitol to try to stop confirmation of Joe Biden’s victory in the…

2021 storming of the United States Capitol. (Photo by Tyler Merbler / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

Trump Mob Attacks Capitol: Eyewitness Videos: Part 4

When a Trump mob attacked and overran the U.S. Capitol to try to stop confirmation of Joe Biden’s victory in the…

2021 storming of the United States Capitol. (Photo by Tyler Merbler / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

Trump Mob Attacks Capitol: Eyewitness Videos: Part 5

When a Trump mob attacked and overran the U.S. Capitol to try to stop confirmation of Joe Biden’s victory in the…

Ring shout at Ife Franklin's Juneteenth Celebration at Black Market Nubian Square as part of the premiere of her film "The Slave Narrative of Willie Mae," June 19, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Photos: Ifé Franklin's Juneteenth Celebration

“All praise to our freedom,” Liza Zayas said during the opening invocations for Boston artist Ifé Franklin’s Juneteenth Celebration at…

Territorial swan chasing Canada goose at Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden, May 14, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Territorial Swan Chases Geese At Malden's Forest Dale Cemetery

A territorial swan chased Canada goose at Forest Dale Cemetery in Malden yesterday as another swan sat on a nest…

Tulips blooming at Long Hill, the estate operated by the Trustees of Reservations in Beverly, May 7, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Tulips Bloom at Long Hill

Tulips are blooming at Long Hill, the estate operated by the Trustees of Reservations in Beverly. The Trustees report: “From…

Seal hauled out at Gloucester, March 30, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Seal At Gloucester

Seal hauled out at Gloucester, March 30, 2021. Photographed in research for one of our upcoming Wonderland Spectacle Co. art…

Remi Paillard (right) prepares to rehearse the Bread and Puppet Circus, Glover, Vermont, Aug. 22, 2015. (©Greg Cook photo)

Goodbye To Bread And Puppet's Remi Paillard

Goodbye to our friend Remi Paillard, a part of the Bread and Puppet Theater for decades. He died Monday. Here…

Carey McDonald of Malden Police Alternatives and Accountability speaks at the Malden Rejects the Coup rally at Malden City Hall, Jan. 10, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Malden Rejects The Coup Rally: 'We Must Have Accountability'

“We stand strongly against white supremacy,” Shaina Lu of Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition told the crowd gathered at…

Disneyland 1963. From "Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks: Celebrations Around the World from Fall to Winter" by Graham Allan, Rebecca Cline, and Charlie Price, 2020. (Disney Editions)

'Holiday Magic At The Disney Parks'

“Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks: Celebrations Around the World from Fall to Winter” by Graham Allan, Rebecca Cline and…

Honk parade, October 2015. (© Greg Cook photo)

Honk: As 2020 Festival Goes Virtual, Looking Back At Photos Through The Years

In advance of this year’s virtual Honk festival from Oct. 5 to 11, I’ve put together the video below for…

"Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience" at the Franklin Park Zoo, Boston, Aug. 20, 2020. (© Greg Cook photo)

Chinese Lantern Spectacle Comes To Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo

“Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience” fills Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo with dazzling, giant sculptures of dragons, pandas, crabs, tigers, fish…

Boston Pride Parade, June 9, 2012. (Greg Cook photo)

Boston Cancels Parades And Festivals Through Labor Day

The city of Boston has cancelled all parades and festivals “this summer, up to and including Labor Day on September…

Gund Kwok Asian Women’s Lion Dance Troupe's Cubs performed at the Lunar New Year Festival at Salem's Peabody Essex Museum, Jan. 25, 2020. (Greg Cook)

Photos: Lunar New Year at Peabody Essex Museum

Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum hosted its annual Lunar New Year Festival on Jan. 25. It featured performances by the Gund Kwok…

Pixie Dance of FJW Dance Studio performed at Chinese Culture Connection's annual Lunar New Year Celebration at Malden High School, Jan. 18, 2020. (Greg Cook photo)

Photos: Lunar New Year Celebration In Malden

Chinese Culture Connection hosted its annual Lunar New Year Celebration, to mark the start of the Year of the Mouse…

Sabrina Dorsainvil of Boston paints at East Boston Early Education Center for the "Sea Walls" mural project, July 23, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

'Sea Walls' Murals Advocate For Ocean Conservation

“Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans,” from the PangeaSeed Foundation in collaboration with local public art initiative HarborArts, has returned to…

John Wilson's sculpture "Father and Child Reading," 1990, at Roxbury Community College, Boston. (Courtesy Roxbury Community College)

Rededicating John Wilson's Monument To Black Fatherhood At Roxbury Community College

“In Western art, it is common to have the theme of the mother and child but the theme of male…

“Her Flag” created by Oklahoma artist Marilyn Artus and collaborators. (Courtesy National Museum of Women in the Art)

‘Her Flag’ Celebrating Centennial Of Women’s Suffrage At National Museum of Women in the Arts

A flag celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which ensured women’s right to vote within…

Cedric "Vise1" Douglas painting his mural at the former Medfield State Hospital, May 2021. (Courtesy Cultural Alliance of Medfield)

Cedric Douglas Mural At Former Medfield State Hospital Evokes Healing Power Of Arts

In May, Boston artist Cedric “Vise1” Douglas painted an 125-foot-long mural on one of the buildings of the former Medfield…

Art by Deme5 created at the “Back Against the Wall: Graffiti in Grove Hall” event at Moses Auto in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood on May 15, 2021. (Courtesy Sobek)

'Back Against The Wall’ Showcases Graffiti Artists In Grove Hall

Artists Apex, Deme5, Kwest, ProBlak, Sobek, Soem and Vex transformed the side wall of Moses Auto at 58 Geneva Ave.…

“Summer Still Life with Lobster and Fern," designed by Daniel Gordon, on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Dewey Square, Boston, May 19, 2021. (Photo: Hayden Todd)

New Greenway Mural Is A Giant Fruit And Flowers Still-Life Designed By Daniel Gordon

This week the Brooklyn-based commercial painting firm Overall Murals put the finishing touches on “Summer Still Life with Lobster and…

Territorial swan chasing Canada goose at Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden, May 14, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Territorial Swan Chases Geese At Malden's Forest Dale Cemetery

A territorial swan chased Canada goose at Forest Dale Cemetery in Malden yesterday as another swan sat on a nest…

Tulips blooming at Long Hill, the estate operated by the Trustees of Reservations in Beverly, May 7, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Tulips Bloom at Long Hill

Tulips are blooming at Long Hill, the estate operated by the Trustees of Reservations in Beverly. The Trustees report: “From…

Seal hauled out at Gloucester, March 30, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Seal At Gloucester

Seal hauled out at Gloucester, March 30, 2021. Photographed in research for one of our upcoming Wonderland Spectacle Co. art…

"Maple Sugaring" by Wonderland Spectacle Co.

Maple Sugaring | Wonderland Spectacle Co.

Learn about maple sugaring (how you turn the sap of sugar maple trees into maple syrup) as we visit Mass…

Ice Fishing | Wonderland Spectacle Co.

Ice Fishing | Wonderland Spectacle Co.

As winter temperatures fall below freezing for weeks at a time, join us as we go ice fishing with our…

"Groundhogs" by Wonderland Spectacle Co.

Groundhogs | Wonderland Spectacle Co.

For Groundhog Day, we visit Ms. G, the official groundhog of Massachusetts, as she looks for her shadow at Mass…