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  • 4000 Miles in Stockbridge

    Grannny and fhe Road Warrior

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 19th, 2024

    In the middle of the night Leo arrived at his grandmother's Greenwich Village apartment. His bike trip started in Seattle. Initially his request to crash with Vera for a couple of days turns into a month. This award winning play by Amy Herzog is on stage at Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge.

  • SO–IL \ WCMA: Building a New Museum

    Plans for the Future

    By: WCMA - May 21st, 2024

    The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) presents SO–IL \ WCMA: Building a New Museum, an exhibition that showcases the design process behind WCMA’s new home, projected to open in 2027.

  • Jay Critchley at Spoke

    Provincetown Artist's First Boston Show

    By: Spoke - May 20th, 2024

    Conceptual artist Jay Critchley is based in Provincetown but has had a global career. He is having his first Boston exhibition at Spoke Gallery.

  • Barbara Bosworth at the MFA

    Photographed a Meadow in Carlisle

    By: MFA - May 20th, 2024

    In 1996 artist Barbara Bosworth (b. 1953) began photographing a meadow in Carlisle, Massachusetts, just northwest of Boston. Returning regularly over the next 15 years, she used a large-format camera to capture images of the land at different times of day and in all seasons.

  • Paul Scott and Ferrin Gallery

    Shelburne Museum Exhibition

    By: Ferrin - May 20th, 2024

    In fall 2012, Leslie Ferrin and Paul Scott met for the first time in Adelaide, Australia as presenters at the Australian Ceramics Triennale Subversive Clay. It was their shared interest in printed ceramics, and one particular plate that brought them together.

  • Eclipse Mill Gallery: Spring Forward, until May 27

    Part of ArtWeek Berkshires, 24

    By: Astrid Hiemer - May 16th, 2024

    ArtWeek Berkshires, a county-wide celebration, includes the Eclipse Mill's show, 'Spring Forward: Recent Work from 27 Eclipse Mill Artists.' The overall festival takes place from May 17 to 27, and the Opening at the Mill will be on May 18 from 6pm to 8 pm. You are invited!

  • Artist Katherine Porter at 82

    Emerged with Boston’s Studio Coalition

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 16th, 2024

    Always on the move the artist Katherine Porter died in New Mexico at 82. For several years in the late 1960s she was an integral part of a movement of emerging Boston artists. She was part of the Studio Coalition which mounted the nation's first Open Studios. She was the first new Boston artist selected for the Whitney Annual. Until the tide changed she was among the most admired abstract artists of her generation.

  • Bernadette Peters at Barrington Stage

    Tony Winner Perfoms One Nighter

    By: Barrington - May 17th, 2024

    As part of its 30th Anniversary Celebration, Barrington Stage Company announces Tony Award-winner Bernadette Peters in Concert on Tuesday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m. on the Boyd-Quinson Stage (30 Union Street). 

  • Jenny Holzer at the Guggenheim

    Jenny Holzer: Light Line,

    By: Guggenheim - May 17th, 2024

    The Guggenheim presents the solo exhibition Jenny Holzer: Light Line, featuring a reimagining of Holzer’s 1989 landmark artwork.

  • The Far Country at Yale Rep

    Play by Lloyd Suh About Chinese Immigration

    By: Karen Isaacs - May 16th, 2024

    The most touching moment in the play is when the detainees talk about writing poetry on the walls. The poetry is periodically covered over; but years after Angel Island closes, the putty and paint covering the poetry begins to chip away, and the heartbroken lines of poetry reappear.

  • London's Serpentine Gallery

    Plethora of Programming

    By: Serpentine - May 16th, 2024

    Launching a season of specially curated activations, the 23rd Serpentine Pavilion will play host to a new commissioned soundscape, a library and a series of performances and talks. 

  • ATCA Announces Awards

    Steinberg New Play Award and Osborn Award

    By: Aaron Krause - May 14th, 2024

    Playwright Lloyd Suh won the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award for his piece, "The Heart Sellers." Jennifer Vosters received the 2024 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award for her play, "Songs Without Words." ATCA presents the honors annually.

  • Barrington Stage Set for Summer

    Kicks Off with La Cage aux Folles

    By: Barrington - May 14th, 2024

    With a book by Harvey Fierstein (Broadway: Kinky Boots, Torch Song Trilogy) and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Broadway: Hello, Dolly!, Mame), La Cage aux Folles is based on the play by Jean Poirot that also inspired the 1978 French film of the same name and its American remake, The Birdcage, starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.

  • The Duality of Breath Yin and Yang

    Cultivating Inner Power

    By: Cheng Tong - May 13th, 2024

    The core concept in Daoist understanding of the breath is Qi (pronounced “chee”). Qi is not simply oxygen, but a subtle energy force believed to permeate all living things and the universe itself. It is the dynamic interplay of Yin and Yang, the fundamental polarities that govern existence. Deep, mindful breathing is seen as a way to cultivate and refine Qi, leading to improved health, inner peace, and a deeper connection to the Dao.

  • Opera Lafayette’s Les Fetes de Thalie

    At Museo del Barrio

    By: Jessica Robinson - May 14th, 2024

    Under the baton of Christophe Rousset, Opera Lafayette’s production of the charmingly absurd Thalie was a triumph of artistry and innovation. With its contemporary flair, vibrant choreography, stellar performers, and infectious energy, the evening proved a delightful theatrical experience.

  • Hyde Museum in Glens Falls

    A Hidden Gem of Old Masters

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 13th, 2024

    Tucked away in Glens Falls, New York is the small but magnificent Hyde Museum. In a rural industrial setting it is astonishing to encounter a collection of Old Masters and modern works that run the gamut from Rembrandt to Picasso and beyond.

  • Berkshire Music School Gala at  Ventfort Hall

    Flutist Brandon Patrick George To Perform

    By: BMS - May 13th, 2024

    On June 1, 2024 the Berkshire Music School, in partnership with Ventfort Hall, welcomes Brandon Patrick George, flute, for Berkshire Music School's Annual Gala to raise funds for BMS’ Community Engagement programs, including pay-what-you-wish group classes, need-based private lesson scholarships, and outreach assemblies and workshops in public schools.

  • North Adams Poet Sarah Sutro

    Natural Wonders Her Second Book of Poetry

    By: Sarah Sutro - May 13th, 2024

    The poems in this book point out split second changes, interactions within the environment, and capture the upfront miniscule moment and the constancy of rhythms, arcs and gifts from nature.

  • Provincetown Berta Walker Gallery

    35th Season

    By: Berta Walker - May 13th, 2024

    A large show featuring “The Anchors of the Berta Walker Gallery” will celebrate the artists who keep the gallery thriving: Director Grace Hopkins, Gallery Assistant Laura Shabott and Gallery Assistant/Installer Bert Yarborough. Accompanying this show will be a group show of art by former staff, including Sky Power and Erna Partoll (both of whom worked at the gallery for ten years), as well as photos of individuals, friends, and family who have made the Gallery’s existence possible (a visual “introduction of gratitude,” if you will, in our book of visuals.)

  • Peter Pan

    Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center

    By: Aaron Krause - May 10th, 2024

    A new, inclusive touring production of "Peter Pan" that does away with stereotypes of Native Americans and women is decked in Miami. History-making Native American playwright Larissa FastHorse and director Lonny Price's new version retains the show's charm, energy, and enchanting quality.

  • Marjorie Minkin Recalls Clement Greenberg and Kenworth Moffett

    Mentoring of an Emerging Artist

    By: Marjorie Minkin - May 08th, 2024

    I first met Clement Greenberg after Ken (Moffett) invited me to go to Toronto in the summer of 1981 where he and Greenberg were on a panel discussion at the Toronto Art Fair. I accompanied Greenberg and Moffett on their visit to at least 20 artists’ studios in Toronto. It was the best art education of my life!

  • A New Slant on Thoreau

    Huff and Puff at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

    By: Mark Favermann - May 08th, 2024

    This provocative installation at the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum is a “dystopian meditation on the lives of marginalized groups, debt, the challenges of home ownership and living in a climate-stressed world today.”

  • Madame Butterfly at Opera Philadelphia

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    By: Susan Hall - May 01st, 2024

    Opera Philadelphia is bringing us Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini with a twist one imagines the composer would have liked. The title role of Cio-Cio-San is a two-hander, performed both by soprano Karen Chia-Ling Ho and a puppet created by Hua Hua Zhang.  In Anthony Minghella’s production, the puppet is Cio-Cio-San’s son. Now she is the exterior, public version of Butterfly, the one Lieutenant Pinkerton falls for and seduces and abandons. The director Ethan Heard and designer Yuki Izumihara came up with this notion.

  • American Soldier Comes to PAC in New York

    Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang Unite in Splendid Opera

    By: Susan Hall - May 09th, 2024

    Huang Ruo’s opera, An American Soldier, opens May 12 at the new Perelman Performing Arts Center in lower Manhattan. This flexible theater is built for chamber opera, often the form new operas take.

  • Pollock's Masterpiece Lavender Mist

    How It Got Away From the MFA

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 05th, 2024

    For under a million dollars, MFA curator Kenworth Moffett, presented Jackson Pollock's Lavender Mist to the acquisitions committee. In an epic pratfall the trustees under orders from the new director, Merrill Rueppel, turned it down. In a matter of weeks it was acquired by the National Gallery. The MFA later acquired two works by the abstract expressionist artist. Several years ago a Pollock, now owned by the Norton Museum, sold for $200 million.

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