Three Exhibitions Not to Be Missed in Boston

William Kentridge, Rumours & Impossibilities, 2010, Screenprint. Image: Boston University Art Gallery

There are three exhibitions I’d love for you to see and if you miss them, then you’re missing out on life.  The first one is at the Boston University Stone Art Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue. Three Artists from The Caversham Press: Deborah Bell, Robert Hodgins, and William Kentridge ( February 8 – March 27, 2011). It features the works of three world renowned South African artists and their impact at The Caversham Press.

The second one is in conjunction with the wonderful Bell, Hodgins and Kentridge exhibit, and is at the 808 Art Gallery. The massive gallery is entirely devoted to South Africa: Artists, Prints, Community, Twenty Five Years at The Caversham Press, an expansive printmaking exhibition that traces the development of the Caversham Press through the incredibly diverse prints produced by the artists in residence at Caversham. If you go see both exhibits in one day (they are practically across the street from one another), allow sufficient time to see the works in the 808 Gallery, there are many, many prints on display.

If you MUST absolutely miss the other two exhibitions and only have time to see one, I would definitely recommend that you see Golden: Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection (February 26 – June 19, 2011) at the Peabody Essex Museum. I personally think this exhibition is very well done, refreshing, and so much fun! Bring a magnifying glass so that you can see all the breathtaking details in the paintings (the museum provides magnifying glasses, but there aren’t enough to go around).

Still Life with Glasses and Tobacco, 1633 Willem Claesz. Heda (1594-1680), Oil on panel, 20 x 29 ¾ inches (50.8 x 75.6 cm), The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection, Image courtesy Peabody Essex Museum.

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