Art

Beauport Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester: Stair Hall or Central Hall on ground floor. (©Greg Cook photo 2022)

Beauport: Henry Sleeper's Dream House Of Americana That Grew And Grew

“Mrs. Henry D. Sleeper of Beacon St. is building a beautiful summer cottage in Gloucester, near the site of the…

"across and within: works on paper and comics poetry by Franklin Einspruch" at Storefront Art Projects in Watertown. (Photo courtesy of Mr. Einspruch)

From Aquinnah To Mount Greylock In Franklin Einspruch's Paintings

Today is the last day to see “across and within: works on paper and comics poetry by Franklin Einspruch” at…

Todd McKie's studio in his Cambridge home as he left it at his death on Jan. 30, 2022, at age 77. (Bill Kipp photo / Courtesy Gallery Naga)

Remembering The Tender Comedy of Todd McKie’s Art Via Last Studio Photos

In 1971, Todd McKie, Martin Mull, Kristin Johnson, Jo Sandman, David Raymond and Bob “Sidewalk Sam” Guillermin snuck their artworks…

Fermin Castro's sculpture "We Are Still Listening," 2022, at Symphony Park, Somerville. (©Greg Cook photo)

Deceased Beech Tree Turned Into Statue In Somerville Park

When a massive, old European beech tree at Somerville’s Symphony Park declined into disease, the city’s Parks and Open Space…

Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs at work on his "Breathe Life Together" mural at Dewey Square on Boston's Greenway, June 14, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Rob 'ProBlak' Gibbs' 'Breathe Life Together" Mural On Boston's Greenway

“My vision is to add to Boston’s skyline in a way that elevates the voices and work of those who’ve…

“Ecstatic Decrepitude" by Bread and Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann at ArtYard in Frenchtown, New Jersey, 2022. (Courtesy of ArtYard / Paul Warchol)

‘Ecstatic Decrepitude’ By Bread And Puppet’s Peter Schumann

“‘Ecstatic Decrepitude’ is presented on two stories,” Bread and Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann writes of his exhibition at ArtYard…

Wee The People's Francie Latour presents "The ABCs of Racism" at Boston's Old South Church, 2019. (Courtesy of Wee The People)

Wee The People Anti-Racism Workshops Cancelled By Westwood Schools

Was an Instragram post by Wee The People the reason Westwood Public Schools cancelled anti-racism workshops it had scheduled by…

Ellen Rich's exhibition" Rub for Good Luck" at Boston's Gallery Kayafas, April 22 to May 28, 2022.

Ellen Rich 'Rub for Good Luck'

“This work began over two years ago as the covid warnings and the political climate became increasingly threatening,” Ellen Rich…

Roberto Visani, "cardboard slave kit, liberty blend," 2022, cardboard, hot glue. (Courtesy Brattleboro Museum & Art Center)

Rethinking Abolitionist Icons

Brooklyn artist Roberto Visani reimagines famous abolitionist artworks in his exhibition “Form/Reform” at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in…

Bread and Puppet Theater performs its “Apocalypse Defiance Circus” on Cambridge Common, Sept. 4, 2022. (© Greg Cook photo)

Bread And Puppet Performs 'Apocalypse Defiance Circus' In Cambridge

Bread and Puppet Theater performed its “Apocalypse Defiance Circus” on Cambridge Common on Sept. 4 as part of its national…

Bread and Puppet Theater rehearses its "Apocalypse Defiance Circus" in Glover, Vermont, Aug. 27, 2022. (© Greg Cook photo)

Bread And Puppet Theater's 'Apocalypse Defiance Circus'

Bread and Puppet Theater performed its “Apocalypse Defiance Circus” at its home base in Glover, Vermont, on Aug. 28 as…

Genevieve Yeuillaz performs in Bread and Puppet's "The Return of Ulysses," Boston Center for the Arts, Jan. 28, 2011. (©Greg Cook photo)

Goodbye To Bread And Puppet's Genevieve Yeuillaz

In the early 1970s, French actress Genevieve Yeuillaz had a fateful meeting with Peter Schumann, the founder of the landmark…

“Ecstatic Decrepitude" by Bread and Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann at ArtYard in Frenchtown, New Jersey, 2022. (Courtesy of ArtYard / Paul Warchol)

‘Ecstatic Decrepitude’ By Bread And Puppet’s Peter Schumann

“‘Ecstatic Decrepitude’ is presented on two stories,” Bread and Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann writes of his exhibition at ArtYard…

Bread and Puppet Theater performs "Finished Waiting" at First Church in Cambridge, March 22, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Bread And Puppet Theater's 'Finished Waiting'

Our friends Bread and Puppet Theater performed “Finished Waiting” at First Church in Cambridge tonight as part of their spring…

A tribute to Elka Schumann during Bread and Puppet Theater's performance at Cambridge Common, Sept. 4, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Bread And Puppet's 'Domestic Resurrection Circus' At Cambridge Common

After cancelling last year’s visit to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Vermont’s Bread and Puppet Theater returned to once…

"Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Florida, 2020. (©Greg Cook photo)

'Immersive Storytelling': Primer For Making The Audience’s Dreams Come True

The idea of “Adventure Thru Inner Space” at California’s Disneyland was that riders were miraculously shrunk down to the size…

Noah Grigni's “Protect Trans Dreams: A Portrait Project” at Boston Children's Museum, April 2022. (Courtesy the museum)

Paintings Of New England Transgender Children At Boston Children’s Museum

“I believe in art as a means of materializing visions of liberation, healing from trauma, and manifesting change, at both…

Ed Emberley, Sketch for Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals (Little, Brown & Co.). Collection of the artist. © 1970 Ed Emberley.

Ed Emberley: Drawing Made (To Look) Easy

“This is the whole secret—this is an alphabet,” children’s book creator Ed Emberley has told Cambridge artist and writer Caleb…

Mrs Rabbit pouring tea for Peter for The tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, 1902. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, courtesy Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.

Beatrix Potter And The Letter That Birthed Peter Rabbit

“My dear Noel, I don’t know what to write to you, so I shall tell you a story about four…

From Ariel Bordeaux’s “Clutter: A Scatterbrained Sexual Assault Memoir” at The Collaborative, 498 Main St., Warren, Rhode Island, (Courtesy photo)

Ariel Bordeaux’s ‘Clutter: A Scatterbrained Sexual Assault Memoir’

Ariel Bordeaux’s “Clutter: A Scatterbrained Sexual Assault Memoir” (Fieldmouse Press) is a beautiful 80-page nonfiction graphic novel of anxieties and…

Gallery with enlargement of Jay Lynch’s cover for “Arcade No. 5,” 1976. In “Chicago Comics” at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, July 3, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

‘Chicago Comics’ Showcases Windy City Comics From The Past Six Decades

“Chicago Comics: 1960s to Now” at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art from June 19 to Oct. 3, 2021, is intended…

Bike To The Sea annual ride, June 5, 2022. (© Greg Cook)

Bike To The Sea | Rail-Trail From Everett To Lynn

Join us for Bike To The Sea’s 2022 ride along the Northern Strand Community Trail, from Everett’s Madeline English School…

Maquoketa Caves State Park in Iowa. (© Greg Cook)

Maquoketa Caves | Video Tour

Join us as we visit Maquoketa Caves State Park, 25 miles west of the Mississippi River in northeast Iowa, with…

Osprey flies carrying fish over Saugus River in Saugus, April 8, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Osprey Along The Saugus River

Spotted an osprey eating what looked like a fish along the Saugus River and Northern Strand Community Trail in Saugus…

Orangutans at Brookfield Zoo, Illinois, March 26, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Sea Lions, Orangutans, Lions At Brookfield Zoo, Chicago

Lions, gorillas, orangutans, sea lions and more at Brookfield Zoo, outside Chicago. If this is the kind of coverage of…

Finding A Fox In Our Neighborhood. (©Wonderland Spectacle Co. 2022)

Finding A Fox In Our Neighborhood

Join us in our new Wonderland Spectacle Co. video as we find gray foxes in our neighborhood. Then learn how…

Monarch Butterflies Are Disappearing. (©Wonderland Spectacle Co. 2022)

Monarch Butterflies Are Disappearing

Monarch butterflies are disappearing. In our new Wonderland Spectacle Co. video, we raise monarchs from eggs to caterpillars to butterflies,…

Rara Bel Poze plays in a procession through Nubian Square, Roxbury, Boston, Oct. 9, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Photos: Honk Festival In Somerville, Cambridge And Boston

Honk, the annual festival of activist street bands, returned yesterday, after taking a year off from live performances to help…

The School of Honk band plays in the Cambridge Carnival Parade, Sept. 10, 2017. (Greg Cook)

Honk Band Festival Returns 10/9—In New Neighborhoods, With Covid Precautions

Honk, the annual festival of activist street bands, returns Saturday, Oct. 9, after taking a year off from live performances…

Gyovanni (Giovanni Houessou) sings at First Baptist Church at 633 Centre St. during the 2015 Jamaica Plain Porchfest. (©Greg Cook photo)

JP Porchfest Arrives With New BIPOC Leadership And Spotlight On Artists Of Color

“Big news from Jamaica Plain Porchfest,” read the headline of the email that arrived at the end of 2020. “Mindy…

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…

Fermin Castro's sculpture "We Are Still Listening," 2022, at Symphony Park, Somerville. (©Greg Cook photo)

Deceased Beech Tree Turned Into Statue In Somerville Park

When a massive, old European beech tree at Somerville’s Symphony Park declined into disease, the city’s Parks and Open Space…

Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs at work on his "Breathe Life Together" mural at Dewey Square on Boston's Greenway, June 14, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Rob 'ProBlak' Gibbs' 'Breathe Life Together" Mural On Boston's Greenway

“My vision is to add to Boston’s skyline in a way that elevates the voices and work of those who’ve…

Moss installation by Heidi Schork and Jerome Jones at Boston's Jamaica Pond to celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted's 200th birthday on April 26, 2022. (Courtesy Heidi Schork)

Olmsted's 200th Birthday Remembered With Moss Installation At Jamaica Pond

“Gradually and silently the charm comes over us; we know not exactly where or how” reads a moss installation by…

Christmas lights at 403 Lynn Fells Parkway, Saugus. 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Best Christmas Decorations Around Greater Boston

Below is Wonderland’s guide to dazzling holiday decorations around greater Boston, from Attleboro to Somerville (listed by community, in alphabetical…

Halloween display at 4 Lake St., Saugus, October 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Halloween Displays Around Greater Boston

Some highlights of Halloween displays around Greater Boston for 2021 (listed by community, in alphabetical order). If this is the…

Nilou Moochhala's meditation flags at Menotomy Rocks Park in Arlington, Oct. 23, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Nilou Moochhala 'Reflecting On Our Pandemic Experience' At Menotomy Rocks

For her public art installation “Reflecting on our Pandemic Experience,” Arlington designer, artist and storyteller Nilou Moochhala had “100 mixed…

Beauport Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester: Stair Hall or Central Hall on ground floor. (©Greg Cook photo 2022)

Beauport: Henry Sleeper's Dream House Of Americana That Grew And Grew

“Mrs. Henry D. Sleeper of Beacon St. is building a beautiful summer cottage in Gloucester, near the site of the…

Christmas lights at 403 Lynn Fells Parkway, Saugus. 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Best Christmas Decorations Around Greater Boston

Below is Wonderland’s guide to dazzling holiday decorations around greater Boston, from Attleboro to Somerville (listed by community, in alphabetical…

Courage boulder in Gloucester's Dogtown woods, Nov. 6, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

The Curious, Edifying Boulders At The Heart Of Gloucester’s Dogtown Woods

In the woods at the heart of Gloucester lies a ghost town, the remnants of an abandoned English colonial settlement today…

Cat Alley, also known as Dean Avenue, is just off Elm Street in Manchester, New Hampshire, Oct. 29, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

'Cat Alley' Murals Honor Felines In Manchester, N.H.

Murals honoring cats fill the north side of Cat Alley, also known as Dean Avenue, just off Elm Street in…

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…

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…

Bread and Puppet Theater rehearses its "Apocalypse Defiance Circus" in Glover, Vermont, Aug. 27, 2022. (© Greg Cook photo)

Bread And Puppet Theater's 'Apocalypse Defiance Circus'

Bread and Puppet Theater performed its “Apocalypse Defiance Circus” at its home base in Glover, Vermont, on Aug. 28 as…

Wake Up the Earth Festival parade, May 7, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Photos: Wake Up The Earth Festival

Photos of the Wake Up the Earth Festival at South-West Corridor Park at Stony Brook in Jamaica Plain, Boston, today.…

Osprey flies carrying fish over Saugus River in Saugus, April 8, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Osprey Along The Saugus River

Spotted an osprey eating what looked like a fish along the Saugus River and Northern Strand Community Trail in Saugus…

Silvia Lopez Chavez paints "Undercurrent" at the Peabody Essex Museum, March 12, 2022. It will be part of the exhibition "Climate Action: Inspiring Change," which is due to open at the Salem museum on April 16, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Silvia Lopez Chavez Paints 'Undercurrent' At Peabody Essex Museum

Silvia Lopez Chavez of Chelsea, Massachusetts, paints “Undercurrent” at the Peabody Essex Museum, March 12, 2022. It will be part…

St. Mary's Cemetery along Margin Street / Route 114, Salem, March 12, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Salem In The Fog

Salem, Massachusetts, in fog. March 12, 2022. If this is the kind of coverage of arts, cultures and activisms you…

Lions from Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy dance in Malden to celebrate the Lunar New Year, Feb 12, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Lion Dancing By Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy

Lions from Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy in Malden and Quincy danced in Malden Center today, blessing…

Exeter UFO Festival in Exeter, New Hampshire, Sept. 3, 2022. (© Greg Cook photo)

Alien Parade At Exeter UFO Festival

The Exeter UFO Festival’s Alien Parade traveled from Town House Common Park to the Bandstand outside Town Hall today. The…

Photos: St. Peter's Fiesta In Gloucester

Gloucester is celebrating its annual St. Peter’s Fiesta this week. The festival is a celebration of the community’s commercial fishing,…

Wake Up the Earth Festival parade, May 7, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Photos: Wake Up The Earth Festival

Photos of the Wake Up the Earth Festival at South-West Corridor Park at Stony Brook in Jamaica Plain, Boston, today.…

Lions from Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy dance in Malden to celebrate the Lunar New Year, Feb 12, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Lion Dancing By Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy

Lions from Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy in Malden and Quincy danced in Malden Center today, blessing…

Rara Bel Poze plays in a procession through Nubian Square, Roxbury, Boston, Oct. 9, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Photos: Honk Festival In Somerville, Cambridge And Boston

Honk, the annual festival of activist street bands, returned yesterday, after taking a year off from live performances to help…

The School of Honk band plays in the Cambridge Carnival Parade, Sept. 10, 2017. (Greg Cook)

Honk Band Festival Returns 10/9—In New Neighborhoods, With Covid Precautions

Honk, the annual festival of activist street bands, returns Saturday, Oct. 9, after taking a year off from live performances…

Wee The People's Francie Latour presents "The ABCs of Racism" at Boston's Old South Church, 2019. (Courtesy of Wee The People)

Wee The People Anti-Racism Workshops Cancelled By Westwood Schools

Was an Instragram post by Wee The People the reason Westwood Public Schools cancelled anti-racism workshops it had scheduled by…

"Earth Day 2022, Time to Panic! The art of protest in the age of climate crisis" at Storefront Art Projects in Watertown, April 2022. (Greg Cook photo)

'Time to Panic!' Extinction Rebellion Addresses Global Warming

“Earth Day 2022, Time to Panic! The art of protest in the age of climate crisis” at Storefront Art Projects,…

Rara Bel Poze plays in a procession through Nubian Square, Roxbury, Boston, Oct. 9, 2021. (©Greg Cook photo)

Photos: Honk Festival In Somerville, Cambridge And Boston

Honk, the annual festival of activist street bands, returned yesterday, after taking a year off from live performances to help…

Occupy Boston at Dewey Square, Nov. 11, 2011. (©Greg Cook photo)

10th Anniversary Of Occupy Boston

Today is the 10th anniversary of the beginning of Occupy Boston at Boston’s Dewey Square, opposite the Federal Reserve Bank…

“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 1

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