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‘Travels on Paper’ captures impulses behind travel art

November 20, 2019

John LaFarge’s “Hut in Moonlight, Iva, Savaii” (1890) is one of the works shown in Travels on Paper, a new exhibit at the Clark. PHOTO COURTESY OF CLARK ART INSTITUTE I was a freshman in high...

Kenturah Davis delivers Plonsker Family Lecture

Kenturah Davis delivers Plonsker Family Lecture

October 9, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF WCMA.Kenturah Davis, an artist working between Los Angeles, New Haven and Accra, Ghana, investigates the meaning of text and language in art. The first slide of Kenturah Davis’...

“Axis Mundo” at WCMA displays queer Chicanx art and activism

“Axis Mundo” at WCMA displays queer Chicanx art and activism

September 11, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF WCMA/WOMAN’S BUILDING RECORDS AT GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE. Performance artist Judith F. Baca, whose performance Vanity Table is documented above, is one of the artists featured in...

Image: Delilah Montoya (American, b. 1955), La Guadalupana, 1998. Williams College Museum of Art. Museum purchase, Kathryn Hurd Fund. Photo courtesy of the Clark.

“Alternative Art Histories” imagines future of Latinx art

May 1, 2019

Image: Delilah Montoya (American, b. 1955), La Guadalupana, 1998. Williams College Museum of Art. Museum purchase, Kathryn Hurd Fund. Photo courtesy of the Clark. A symposium at the Clark Art Institute...


	
		
			
				
					Vincent Valdez
					Metaonia, 2017
					Oil on canvas
					84 x 132 inches
					Courtesy of the artist and David Shelton Gallery
			
		
	


	 

New exhibit probes realness

April 17, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY OF MASS MOCA. “Suffering from Realness,” a new exhibit at Mass MoCA, explores subjective truths and representation in news. The term “fake news” has morphed from a barb hurled...

WCMA runs Winter Study course in curation, museum practice

WCMA runs Winter Study course in curation, museum practice

February 6, 2019

An interestingly paradoxical trend describes museum quality: The more effort put into engineering the experience, the more invisible the effort becomes. The most clever, intuitive gallery designs...

Artist Rafa Esparza adds detail to one of the portraits exhibited in staring at the sun. Esparza works with adobe instead of canvas. Photo courtesy of Mass MoCA.

Rafa Esparza: ‘staring at the sun’ breaks the MASS MoCA mold

January 23, 2019

Artist Rafa Esparza adds detail to one of the portraits exhibited in staring at the sun. Esparza works with adobe instead of canvas. Photo courtesy of Mass MoCA. Curatorial designs in museums are streamlined,...

Extreme Nature! considers the Sublime

“Extreme Nature!” considers the Sublime

November 14, 2018

  How exhilarating it would be to stand at the edge of a cliff, wind whistling around you, with the terrifying thought in your mind that the glorious view in front of you could easily be your...

This fall, the NIH awarded Assistant Professor of Biology Matt Carter a $369,000 grant to continue his research on appetite suppression and eating behaviors.
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Matt Carter receives NIH grant to study hunger

October 24, 2018

  In Assistant Professor of Biology Matt Carter’s lab, cutting edge breakthroughs can happen entirely by accident.   “[My student and I] were following up on another study and we found...

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