Art

Hans-Jörg Georgi's exhibition "Noah’s Planes" at Christian Berst gallery in Paris, France, December 2022 to January 2023.

Hans-Jörg Georgi's Armada Of Dream Aircraft

“I want to do something good for the world. I’m taking you all with me on a journey,” says German…

Aico Tsumori ceramics, 2022, LaiSun Keane gallery, Boston, January 2023. (© Greg Cook photo)

Japanese Artists Featured In 'Phantasm' At LaiSun Keane

“Phantasm” at LaiSun Keane gallery in Boston from Jan. 6 to Feb. 26, 2023, features Japanese artists Rena Kudoh, Taeko…

Mark Cooper's exhibition "Bloomin'" at Gallery Kayafas, Boston, January 2023. (Greg Cook photo)

Mark Cooper's 'Bloomin' At Gallery Kayafas

“Bloomin’ refers to new growth coming out of a harsh time,” Boston artist Mark Cooper writes of his exhibition “Bloomin'”…

"The Age of Roe: The Past, Present, and Future of Abortion in America" at Harvard Radcliffe Institute Schlesinger Library's Poorvu Gallery.

'Age of Roe' Surveys Activism For And Against Legal Abortion In U.S.

“The Age of Roe: The Past, Present, and Future of Abortion in America” at Harvard Radcliffe Institute Schlesinger Library’s Poorvu…

Georgie Friedman, "Confluere," 2022.

'Waterlines' At Somerville Museum Mulls Our Relationship With Water

“Waterlines: Stories of Urban Ebb and Flow” at the Somerville Museum from Dec. 15, 2022, to March 22, 2023, asks…

"The Embrace" by Hank Willis Thomas, with assistance from Mass Design Group, on Boston Common, Jan. 19, 2023. (©Greg Cook photo)

MLK Memorial 'The Embrace' Unveiled At Boston Common

“This work is really about the capacity for each of us to be enveloped in love, and I feel enveloped…

Hank Willis Thomas rendering for “The Embrace," Boston Common.

What Art To See This Winter

If this is the kind of coverage of arts, cultures and activisms you appreciate, please support Wonderland by contributing to…

Jeffu Warmouth's exhibition "Stamp Sketches & Stomp Boxes" at Boston Sculptors Gallery, 2022. (Courtesy of the artist)

Jeffu Warmouth’s Surreal Gags About Our ‘Struggles To Be Human’

Amidst the absurdist gags and studio craft of Jeffu Warmouth’s exhibition “Stamp Sketches & Stomp Boxes,” at Boston Sculptors Gallery…

Wangari Fahari sings at the Arts & Culture Summit from the Essex County Community Foundation's Creative County Initiative at The Cabot theater in Beverly, Sept. 30, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Creative County Announces More Arts Funding, New Grants At Arts Summit

This is a sponsored post supported by the Essex County Community Foundation’s Creative County Initiative. To mark five years since…

"Dragons and Mythical Beasts" from the UK's Nicoll Entertainment. (Courtesy photo)

The Puppetry Of 'Dragons and Mythical Beasts'

How does “Dragons and Mythical Beasts” from the UK’s Nicoll Entertainment make its troll and unicorn and, of course, dragons…

Puppets, costumes and woodcut banners from the 1971 performance “The Birdcatcher in Hell” in the exhibition “Bread and Puppet Theater: Art and Activism in Five Acts” at Salem State University, November 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Five Decades Of Bread And Puppet At Salem State

“Bread and Puppet Theater: Art and Activism in Five Acts” showcases five decades of masks, giant puppets and books relating…

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…

Colleen Michaels reads from her poetry book "Prize Wheel" at Chianti in Beverly, Jan. 21, 2023. (©Greg Cook photo)

Colleen Michaels Debuts 'Prize Wheel' Poetry Collection

Colleen Michaels, founder and host of the Improbable Places Poetry Tour, debuted her first poetry collection “Prize Wheel” (Small Bites…

"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…

Swifty Swine Racing Pigs at the Topsfield Fair, Oct. 4, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Pig Racing, Giant Pumpkins And Oxen At The Topsfield Fair

The annual Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, Massachusetts, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 10, 2022, offers giant pumpkins, racing pigs, an…

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…

The Brass Balagan from Burlington, Vermont, performs in the Honk parade from Somerville's Davis Square to Cambridge's Harvard Square, Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 (©Greg Cook photo)

Photos: 2022 Honk Festival in Somerville and Cambridge

Honk, the annual festival of activist street bands, arrives in Somerville and Cambridge this weekend. Begun here in 2006, the…

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…

"The Embrace" by Hank Willis Thomas, with assistance from Mass Design Group, on Boston Common, Jan. 19, 2023. (©Greg Cook photo)

MLK Memorial 'The Embrace' Unveiled At Boston Common

“This work is really about the capacity for each of us to be enveloped in love, and I feel enveloped…

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…

Old Sturbridge Village, Oct. 30, 2022. (© Greg Cook photo)

At Old Sturbridge Village, 1830s America Comes Alive With Chickens, Sheep, Cows, Pigs

Part of the fun of an old timey living-history museum like Old Sturbridge Village is the feeling that you’ve stepped…

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…

Dia de los Muertos Parade in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Oct. 29, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Chelsea Celebrates Dia de los Muertos With Parade

Chelsea celebrated Dia de los Muertos with a parade from Chelsea City Hall to Chelsea Square this evening. Local artist…

The Brass Balagan from Burlington, Vermont, performs in the Honk parade from Somerville's Davis Square to Cambridge's Harvard Square, Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 (©Greg Cook photo)

Photos: 2022 Honk Festival in Somerville and Cambridge

Honk, the annual festival of activist street bands, arrives in Somerville and Cambridge this weekend. Begun here in 2006, the…

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…

Dia de los Muertos Parade in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Oct. 29, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Chelsea Celebrates Dia de los Muertos With Parade

Chelsea celebrated Dia de los Muertos with a parade from Chelsea City Hall to Chelsea Square this evening. Local artist…

The Brass Balagan from Burlington, Vermont, performs in the Honk parade from Somerville's Davis Square to Cambridge's Harvard Square, Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 (©Greg Cook photo)

Photos: 2022 Honk Festival in Somerville and Cambridge

Honk, the annual festival of activist street bands, arrives in Somerville and Cambridge this weekend. Begun here in 2006, the…

Swifty Swine Racing Pigs at the Topsfield Fair, Oct. 4, 2022. (©Greg Cook photo)

Pig Racing, Giant Pumpkins And Oxen At The Topsfield Fair

The annual Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, Massachusetts, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 10, 2022, offers giant pumpkins, racing pigs, an…

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.…

"The Age of Roe: The Past, Present, and Future of Abortion in America" at Harvard Radcliffe Institute Schlesinger Library's Poorvu Gallery.

'Age of Roe' Surveys Activism For And Against Legal Abortion In U.S.

“The Age of Roe: The Past, Present, and Future of Abortion in America” at Harvard Radcliffe Institute Schlesinger Library’s Poorvu…

"The Embrace" by Hank Willis Thomas, with assistance from Mass Design Group, on Boston Common, Jan. 19, 2023. (©Greg Cook photo)

MLK Memorial 'The Embrace' Unveiled At Boston Common

“This work is really about the capacity for each of us to be enveloped in love, and I feel enveloped…

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…