Tag Archives: visual art

Formal Education

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Five-pointed stars are transformed into delicate pentagons, and red and white stripes become a red, purple, pink, gray and white tapestry in fabric artist Rita Hannafin’s American Texture, now on view in…

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World Processing

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For Meg Bloom, a walk in the woods isn’t just a walk. She’s likely to come home with bark and twigs and vines, all destined to become part of her art. In Buried in the Bones, on exhibit at …

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Government Agency

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In 1961, Robert A. Dahl, then the chair of political science at Yale, published what would become a seminal book on “the political structure of a typical American city”—New Haven. Who Governs? Democracy and Power in an American City traces …

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Time Apart

Damien Hirst, In and Out of Love (Butterfly Paintings and Ashtrays) (detail), 1991, © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS, London, ARS, NY 2020_2100h2

“Primer on canvas,” begins the list of media for a celebrated work by the artist Damien Hirst. Familiar enough. But the list goes on: “pupae, steel, potted flowers, live butterflies, Formica, MDF, bowls, sugar-water solution, fruit, radiators, heaters, cool misters, …

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The Shape of Things

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In painting after painting in Shilo Ratner’s soon-ending solo exhibition at DaSilva Gallery, big blocks of color meet contrasting angles and lines and bands. …

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Diplomatic Mission

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From the outside, 1764 Litchfield Turnpike looks like an ordinary office building. …

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Frame of Mind

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Visiting an art museum usually means strolling past hundreds of works. Lingering before the ones that capture your interest, you might…

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Human Dimension

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The hands are all over. Some are working: measuring a length of thread, tightening a vise, reaching to pull someone else up by the hand. Others are…

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Code Director

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For artist Dan Gries, the tool of choice is a laptop, and the medium is computer code. …

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Sewing and Reaping

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The geometric pattern in shades of red appears at first to be random. …

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