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Clothes made the man … or did they?

ongoing until jan 21  You could fill the Grand Canyon with what we don’t know about social and sartorial engineering. (Other things too, but that’s another day.) We certainly did not know that from 1927-1933 the nascent Soviet Union harnessed textile design as a weapon in the The Museum of …

Napoleon Reigns Again at the MFA

Sun. Jan. 27 Last call! How would you like to sit in one of Napoleon’s rich red velvet thrones? Chances are pretty good the people at the Museum of Fine Arts wouldn’t be too crazy about that idea, but you can look at it – it being one of the …

It’s a drag. But a glitzy drag.

Feb. 23  "Girls on Film" is not a replay of the oh-so-sexy R-rated Duran Duran video of the ’80s, but the title of Kerry Israel’s black and white photo show which closes at the Paradise Lounge Gallery. tonight Friday Feb. 23. And what’s she’s shot are not exactly girls, but boys being …

Paul Stanley: In the Flesh and On Canvas

Sat. April 26 Paul Stanley, KISS's lead singer-guitarist, rock 'n' roll's all night and parties every day. And he paints, too. Really. Now, you're thinking: "Oh, great, another star wants to dabble in another medium" – you know like Bruce Willis and playing the blues. Stanley's stuff is really quite good, …

Art and Design 20/21 at Cyclorama

 Sun. March 24       If you're in the art/design furniture world you probably already know about this and are planning to go to the "AD20/21" or the Art & Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries and Boston Print Fair at Cyclorama. Thursday March 21 – Sun. March 24.  We've been to several of the …

Flowers, Fragrance, Art …at the MFA

 Tues. April 24 It seems like we’ve done a lot with flower exhibits lately. But why not? Tis the season. The hope that flowers represent springs eternal. The Museum of Fine Arts has its annual "Art in Bloom" event up through today, Tuesday the 24th. More than 20,000 people are expected …

A Truly Bloody Empire: Assyria Unveiled at the MFA

 Sun. Jan. 4  Last call! “Art and Empire: Treasures from Assyria in the British Museum" "does dwell on brutality and ferocity,” says Larry Berman, Museum of Fine Arts curator of the exhibit. “Cities besieged, enemies impaled on spikes, you see these great monsters and demons there to protect the king’s palace, …

Blue’s Clues … For You!

Sat. Dec. 30 Not to be snooty about it, but we saw Blue Man Group right as they began their engagement in Boston at the Charles Playhouse in – could it be? – 1995, with all their tubes and marshmallows and toilet paper and physical humor and psychedelic music and …