‘T.C. Cannon’ tackles Vietnam, Native American history at Peabody Essex Museum

Native art is too often portrayed as an ancient practice and displayed as the archaeological discovery of a people that only existed in the past. When thinking of notable Native Americans, many people think of warriors or ambassadors hundreds of years ago who were only famous for their relationships with European settlers… and maybe Sherman Alexie. “T.C. Cannon: […]

High fashion meets high-tech innovation at MFA’s #techstyle

On March 6, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) debuted #techstyle, an innovative fashion and technology exhibition featuring pieces by international designers including Iris Van Herpen, Viktor & Rolf, Alexander McQueen and Mary Katrantzou. The exhibition, which will run until July 10, focuses on the intersections of style and engineering in light of increasing Internet […]

ArtBridge brings local art to Roosters barbershop

The first thing one notices upon walking into Roosters barbershop on 518 Tremont Street is the smell; this place smells like your grandfather. The combination of the green walls, black ceiling, wooden furniture and the overwhelming scent of after-shave all contribute to the atmosphere of an old-school barbershop. Roosters, however, is anything but that. Roosters is […]

The Daily Arts department goes on spring break

While there’s nothing that the Daily Arts section loves more than a tale about teenage vagabonds causing mischief in Miami over that precious and precocious nine days in almost-spring (à la Harmony Korine’s 2012 masterpiece “Spring Breakers,” because who doesn’t love machine guns, a blonde Vanessa Hudgens and a hawaiian-shirt clad James Franco?), we know […]

‘Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott’ captures story of segregation in 1950s

“Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott” is a worthwhile exhibition not only for the stunning photography comprising it, but also for the story behind the exhibit itself. The exhibition shows photographs by famous African-American photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006), many of which are on view for the first time. The exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, […]

‘The Way We Live Now’ furthers modernist dialogue, honors master architect

The experience of viewing “The Way We Live Now: Modernist Ideologies at Work” at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts begins prior to entering the exhibition galleries. Sited within the 1963 modernist structure designed by architectural luminary Le Corbusier, the exhibition commences with the experience of viewing the building itself. Composed of concrete and […]

‘Sonic Arboretum’ blends music, artistry

If you’re wandering through the West Gallery of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), you may find yourself drawn to the tranquil string strokes and whistles of the “Sonic Arboretum.” Nestled in a far corner of the gallery, the dual-medium exhibition explores the interaction between sound and nature. The exhibition, a collaborative effort between sculptor […]

New art collective Smaller Fortress offers diverse space to exhibit talent

The Tower Gallery in Tisch Library is currently featuring a new type of exhibit: one with pieces donated by students unaffiliated with an official art class or organization. The works currently featured in the gallery outside of the Tower Café are pieces by artists from Tufts’ new art collective, Smaller Fortress. This creative organization was […]

MFA exhibition, ‘Pure Souls,’ offers enlightenment about one of world’s oldest religions

From Aug. 9 to Nov. 30, Gallery 178 in the Asian Painting Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) was home to a selection of India’s most sacred paintings and manuscripts. The exhibition, “Pure Souls: The Jain Path to Perfection,” brought together these works of art to represent Jainism, one of the world’s oldest […]

MFA and SAC celebrate Halloweekend

There is no wrong way to celebrate Halloween in college. Some carve pumpkins (or put them on rooftops), others take trips to Salem, trick-or-treat at President Monaco’s house or attend campus parties. While art galleries are perhaps not the first places a college student thinks of while planning their Halloween weekend, both the Museum of Fine Arts, […]