Brutalist Crush: Explore Boston’s Concrete Architecture with this New Map

The Brutalist Boston Map everyone has been waiting for, is finally here. And by “everyone,” I mean those with even the slightest interest in the concrete architecture of the sixties and seventies in Boston. Written and edited by Mark Pasnik, Chris Grimley and Michael Kubo—the authors behind Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston, the…

Kingston Gallery Director Named Curator at Fruitlands Museum

Former director of Kingston Gallery in Boston, Shana Dumont Garr has been named Curator at Fruitlands Museum. Prior to joining the Fruitlands Museum, Ms. Dumont Garr was the Director of Programs & Exhibitions at Artspace in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Montserrat Art Gallery in Beverly, MA; and the Hurst Gallery in Cambridge, MA. The Fruitlands…

Back to New England: Currier Museum of Art Names New Director and CEO

The Board of Trustees of the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire has announced the appointment of Alan Chong as its new Director and Chief Executive Officer. An already familiar face to many in New England, Dr. Chong will be the ninth director in the Museum’s 87-year history and comes to the Currier…

Marcelo Ment Brings a Bit of Brazil’s Sunshine to Dorchester

Internationally acclaimed street artist Marcelo Ment recently spent a couple of days in Dorchester to paint a new mural along one of the neighborhood’s main streets. Ment—who generously contributed his time and talent to help Greater Ashmont Main Street’s (formerly known as St. Mark’s Area Main Street) efforts in beautifying Dorchester Avenue—just wrapped up a…

Martha Tedeschi Appointed Director of the Harvard Art Museums

Harvard University announced on Wednesday March 9, that Martha Tedeschi has been named the Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard Art Museums, effective July 2016. Tedeschi is currently the deputy director for art and research at the Art Institute of Chicago. Tedeschi replaces Thomas W. Lentz, who left his  director post in…

The Nave Gallery and Gallery 263 Launch Fundraising Campaigns in March

The Nave Galleries in Somerville and Gallery 263 in Cambridge recently launched fundraising campaigns this month to help pay for their programming and related costs. These two galleries—both non-commercial and non-profit spaces—are crucial for emerging artists and curators to show work in an area lacking in alternative art spaces. Located outside the City of Boston,…

The Fruitlands Museum to Merge with The Trustees of Reservations 

  The Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts announced on February 18, that it plans to merge with The Trustees of Reservations—the state’s largest conservation and preservation nonprofit founded in 1891. The Fruitlands Museum which was founded in 1914 by author and preservationist Clara Endicott Sears, takes its name from a failed experimental utopian community once located on…