Cynthia Close

From Coachella and Burning Man to New Bedford, Patrick Shearn and Poetic Kinetics are spreading wonder through awe-inspiring art installations.

“Most of my pictures are a funny lie.” – William Wegman

All heads turned and smiles lit up the room as two athletic Weimaraners, Flo and Topper, bounded…

“Why have there been no great women artists?” Feminist art critic and historian Linda Nochlin posed that question in her 1971 groundbreaking essay. Nochlin, who died in October 2017 at…

Michelle Finamore, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts, explores the rich history of gender in fashion in a tradition-disrupting exhibition, now on view…

The rising curves of the Adirondack Mountains become a repeated motif in the early 20th-century landscape paintings of Harold Weston (1894-1974), now featured in a career spanning solo exhibition…

Michelangelo, Van Gogh, and Picasso have been alluring subjects for filmmakers throughout the history of cinema. Artists of far lesser stature have also inspired filmmakers over the years. Some…

“Miniatures offer changes of scale by which we measure ourselves anew,” writes Lia Purpura, in her essay On Miniatures, which reminds us small artworks have an outsized impact on our…

Pablo Picasso, arguably the most recognized name in 20th-century art, is also one of the most frenetically prolific, and well documented. There are tens of thousands of books, magazine and…