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Feature Theophile Alexandre Steinlen
The Cat in Winter, 1909
lithograph on cream wove paper
Sarah C. Garver Fund
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MEOW at the Worcester Art Museum

From 1759 to 1763, writer Christopher Smart composed the sprawling poem Jubilate Agno while confined to an asylum. The best-known portion of the text is a 74-line segment in which Smart expounds on the ways that his cat is an…

Feature Installation view, Liz Deschenes, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2016. Photo by John Kennard. © Liz Deschenes
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Field of Vision: Liz Deschenes at the ICA

In his quintessential text on vision, Techniques of the Observer, author and art historian Jonathan Crary notes: “The mind does not reflect truth but rather extracts it from an ongoing process involving the collision and merging of ideas.”(1) The nineteenth-century…

Articles Arthur Henderson, "Sex Not Sex" at VERY, 2016, Install Shot. Photo: Stewart Clements.
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Arthur Henderson: Sex Not Sex

The sculptures in VERY’s inaugural show, Sex Not Sex, inhabits the space in much the same way as the patrons at the opening: some sitting, some standing, others propped against the wall. In a gallery that feels more like a…

Feature Emily Kam Kngwarray, "Anwerlarr angerr (Big yam)," 1996. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Purchased by the National Gallery Women's Association to mark the directorship of Dr. Timothy Potts, 1998, 1998.337.a–d. © Emily Kam Kngwarray/© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VISCOPY, Australia.
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Picturing Cultural Memory in “Everywhen”

“Painting is not merely illustration, but real-time communion with ancestors,” reads a wall text in Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia a show at the Harvard Art Museums up through September 18. Spanning several decades of work…

Feature Elise Ansel, Revelations II, 2015, oil on canvas.
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A Repainting of Things Past

As interpretations of history are always subject to revision, how to navigate historical perspectives and objects in the face of new theoretical frameworks emerge as intriguing questions. Elise Ansel–an artist based in Portland, Maine–has for some time been reinterpreting Old…

Feature Remi Thornton, Boys Bathroom. From JCC Ranch. Courtesy of Remi Thornton.
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Review: Remi Thornton, JCC Ranch

Located on a four hundred acre property in Elbert, Colorado’s Black Forest, JCC Ranch has been a summer home away from home to kids, like Remi Thornton, since 1953. As a ten- to twelve-year-old camper, Thornton developed a personal connection…

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