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Museum Review: Copley at the MFA

April 20, 2012

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The Art of the Americas Wing in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts features dozens of paintings by John Singleton Copley (1738-1815), the eponymous scion of many things Bostonian who is regarded as one of America’s first important painters. Copley, self-taught and ambitious, was by his mid twenties doing a brisk business as a society portraitist, […]

Museum Review: “On Line” at MOMA

February 23, 2011

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The exhibition “On Line,” recently on view at the Museum of Modern Art, generated some positive buzz with the curators’ inclusion of a large dollop of dance. With a compelling live-performance program fleshing out the performance films that peppered galleries otherwise devoted to drawing, painting and sculpture, the Modern seemed to be insisting that it […]

Museum Review: The Roerich Museum

February 23, 2011

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To visit the Nicholas Roerich Museum, located in a beautiful brownstone on a quiet block of 109th St. between Broadway and Riverside Drive, is to be thrown headfirst into a world of painterly contradictions. Roerich, who was born in Russia in 1874 and died in India in 1947, with extended stays in France, Finland, America, […]