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At the Peabody Essex, exhibition dares museumgoers to trade iPhones for balls of clay

A simple, meditative work by South Korean artist Kimsooja feels radical in the digital age.

Mead Art Museum receives gift of more than 170 contemporary artworks

The donation includes pieces by such well-known artists as David Hockney, Mona Hatoum, Cindy Sherman, Mark Bradford, and Christian Marclay.

Boston funding seven new public art projects

Works by artists including Nick Cave, Rob Gibbs, and Victor Quinonez are among the chosen projects, which will receive a total of $75,000 to bring them to fruition.

Art Review

This Boston artist shunned the limelight. He deserves to be famous.

Hyman Bloom was admired by the Abstract Expressionists but relegated to the art-history sidelines. A powerful new show at the Museum of Fine Arts makes a case for his place in history.


Beasts, monsters and a master artistic storyteller

Illustrator, book artist, and printmaker Barry Moser glories in threading mythic implications into fictional portraiture.

Photos: Public art in the Boston area

An array of public art is on display in the Boston area, in a diversity of styles.

Critic’s Notebook

For public art in the Boston area, competing interests and big questions

In public art, there’s often a split between the art-world elites and community grass roots. Look around the region: We may agree that it’s a good thing. But few of us agree on what it should be.

Photography Review

Much more than only a paper moon

With “Apollo’s Muse,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, lunar and aesthetic meet.