Charles Giuliano


Publisher & Editor. Charles was the director of exhibitions for the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University where he taught art history and the humanities. He taugh tModern Art and the Avant-garde for Metropolitan College of Boston University. After many years as a contributor, columnist and editor for a range of print publications from Art New England, Art News, the Boston Phoenix, the Boston Herald Traveler and Patriot Ledger, to mention a few, he went on line with Maverick Arts which evolved into a website.

Recent Articles:

  • Foreverness of Plastic by Artist Robin Frohardt Front Page

    Co-Produced by WTF and MASS MoCA

    By: WTF - Feb 20th, 2024

    Williamstown Theatre Festival announces The Plastic Bag Store, produced by MASS MoCA in association with WTF, opening May 9. Created by artist Robin Frohardt and produced by Pomegranate Arts, this immersive, multimedia experience will be open from May 9 through September 2 in MASS MoCA’s Building 1.

  • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2024 Front Page

    92nd Season Runs Nine Weeks

    By: Pillow - Feb 20th, 2024

    The nine companies to perform for one week each in the Ted Shawn Theatre are, in chronological order: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, The Royal Ballet of the United Kingdom, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Social Tango Project, MOMIX, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Parsons Dance, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, and Dance Theatre of Harlem.

  • 10x10 New Play Festival Front Page

    Thirteenth Version at Barrington Stage Company

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 20th, 2024

    During the dead of winter yet again, for the thirteenth time, we embraced 10x10 New Play Festival at Barrington Stage Company. At least for a matinee we woke from hibernation to embrace the treat of arts in the Berkshires.

  • Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation Front Page

    Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)

    By: WCMA - Feb 19th, 2024

    In conjunction with the 160th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) will present newly commissioned and recent works by Sadie Barnette, Alfred Conteh, Maya Freelon, Hugh Hayden, Letitia Huckaby, Jeffrey Meris, and Sable Elyse Smith in a new exhibition visualizing Black freedom, agency, and the legacy of the Civil War today and beyond.

  • The Garbologists Front Page

    TheaterWorks Hartford

    By: Karen Isaacs - Feb 19th, 2024

    The playwright points out that sanitation people often feel “invisible” to the people whose garbage they pick up. In the same way, both Marlowe and Danny feel they have become invisible.

  • Days of Wine and Roses Front Page

    Studio 54 through April 28

    By: Karen Isaacs - Feb 16th, 2024

    The musical is based on the teleplay by JP Miller and the Warner Brothers film, all with the same name. The 1958 Playhouse 90 production starred Cliff Robertson and Piper Laurie. The 1962 film starred Jack Lemon and Lee Remick.

  • 2024 Boston Pops season, May 10–June 8 Front Page

    Under Baton of Keith Lockhart

    By: BSO - Feb 14th, 2024

    The Boston Pops’ 138th season opens on May 10 and 11 with one of the great entertainers of our time, Harry Connick Jr., singing American Songbook classics. Returning to the Pops for the first time since 2001, Connick performs in what will be the 35th anniversary year of the release of the When Harry Met Sally soundtrack that earned him his first Grammy Award and went multi-platinum. He joins Maestro Lockhart, who is in his 29th year leading the Pops, making him its second longest-serving conductor since the Pops was founded in 1885, after Arthur Fiedler. 

  • Love, Loss and Waffles Front Page

    Mona Pirnot’s I Love You So Much I Could Die

    By: Jessica Robinson - Feb 14th, 2024

    Running approximately 65 minutes without intermission, I Love You So Much I Could Die isn’t just theater, it’s an experience. The fact that I found it disturbing is a compliment to the playwright because she made me feel something, even though that something was emotionally unsettling. As Edward Albee said: “if the theater must bring us only what we can comfortably relate to, let us stop going entirely and sit in our rooms and contemplate our paunchy middles.”  

  • Barrington Stage Celebrates Black History Month Front Page

    Free Event February 26

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 13th, 2024

    Barrington Stage Company’s Black Voices Matter Program is proud to present “Black History: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future” on Monday, February 26 at 6:00pm at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center (36 Linden St.)  

  • Stormin Norman’s Barbecue Front Page

    Just Off 1-95 in Kenly, N.C.

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 12th, 2024

    During our epic road trip to and from Florida we sniffed out barbecue. By default, we enjoyed many Mexican restaurants. In a hamlet off 1-95 we enjoyed authentic North Carolina grub at Stormin Norman's Barbecue.

  • Rhapsody in Blue 100th Front Page

    Link to Berkshire Jazz Performance

    By: Ed Bride - Feb 12th, 2024

    Berkshires Jazz got a jump on the centennial phenomenon last April, presenting the remarkable pianist Ted Rosenthal with the equally remarkable advanced strings ensemble from Kids 4 Harmony.  

  • Florida State Bird Front Page

    Raindancer Steak House in West Palm Beach

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 10th, 2024

    Since 1975 Raindancer Steak House in West Palm Beach has been serving the Florida clan of the rich and elegant. With a fabulous vintage jazz soundtrack we enjoyed exquisite fine dining. The more so as we arrived in time for the Early Bird special menu.

  • Environmental Artist Harry Bartnick Front Page

    Launches Evocative Website

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 09th, 2024

    Harry Bartnick is a realist painter whose modernist aesthetic is deeply rooted in traditions of classicism. He refreshes and refines his vision through annual visits to Europe particularly the ruins of Italy. In recent years that has evolved into aerial depictions of nature ravaged by industrial and residential development. While framed as environmental commentary the works have an uncanny beauty that evoke a range of responses. Following a template, the artist has launched a website for his extensive and unique oeuvre.

  • Seiji Ozawa at 88 Front Page

    Former Music Director Laureate of BSO

    By: BSO - Feb 09th, 2024

    With great sorrow, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announces the death of its beloved Music Director Laureate, Seiji Ozawa. The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s longest-serving conductor, holding the title of Music Director for 29 years (1973–2002), Maestro Ozawa died February 6, 2024, in Tokyo. He was 88 years old.

  • Prayer for the French Republic Front Page

    Manhattan Theatre Club

    By: Karen Isaacs - Feb 08th, 2024

    Prayer for the French Republic is thought-provoking, but last season’s  Leopoldstadt, which addresses many of the same themes, is a better work.  

  • Pigout in West Palm Beach Front Page

    Park Avenue Barbecue and Grill

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 08th, 2024

    A month of dining on the road has its ups and downs. Mostly when turning off for the night there is a range of chains. Now and then we got lucky with diners, drive-ins and dives.

  • Simona’s Search at Hartford Stage Front Page

    World Preimere Needs Work

    By: Karen Isaacs - Feb 07th, 2024

    Simona’s Search is worth seeing, even if you finally conclude that it needs improvement. Less monologue would help, as would having someone point out that Simona’s conclusions may be wrong. The only person who does that, her thesis director, is so blatantly sexist and demeaning that the audience immediately discounts that position.

  • Hail Caesar Word

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 02nd, 2024


  • Mar a Lago Word

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 29th, 2024


  • Suzanne Valadon at Norton Gallery Front Page

    Hidden Gem in Stunning Collection

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 29th, 2024

    The young Suzanne Valadon was the favorite model and lover of Renoir. She learned much in his studio and for some 40 years pursued her own work. One of which is a gem which we encountered at Norton Gallery in Palm Beach.

  • Snowbirds Word

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 13th, 2024


  • Hello Dali at the MFA Front Page

    Spanish Surrealist Opens in July

    By: MFA - Jan 11th, 2024

    Pandering to the public continues at the ever more accessible Museum of Fine Arts. It follows a blockbuster show of Sargent portraits of white supremacists with an in depth view of the ultimate charlatan Salvador Dali. He has been described as the greatest modernist from the wrist down. Dalí: Disruption and Devotion, opens in July with 30 works by Dali compared to European masterpieces from the museum's collection. The Dalis are on loan from the St Petersburg, Florida museum. The project is both cost effective and crowd pleasing.

  • Lynching Tree by Steve McQueen Front Page

    At the Gardner Museum

    By: Gardner - Jan 10th, 2024

    “Museums are not simply repositories of art. They humanize the landscape of human events. They connect us to life’s most enduring themes. I have long felt this way about the Gardner, and feel it particularly keenly about a work that will be specially presented at the Museum January 20–February 4, 2024.”

  • Plagiarism, Its Permutations, and How to Avoid Them Front Page

    There Are Few Clear Guidelines

    By: Patricia Hills - Jan 09th, 2024

    Plagiarism has been very much in the news.  Even the recent president of Harvard has been under the gun. And yet there seems to be no firm guidelines to instruct non-academics and even academics as to how to spot evidence of plagiarism.  What follows is a meditation on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

  • Gloucester Realist Painter Jeff Weaver Front Page

    America's Greatest Unknown Artist

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 09th, 2024

    While Jeff Weaver is among America’s elite realist painters his work is not widely known beyond Gloucester. During Gloucester 400th Plus an exhibition, This Unique Place: Paintings and Drawings of Jeff Weaver, was featured at the Cape Ann Museum. His remarkable work preceded the blockbuster show of Josephine and Edward Hopper who met in Gloucester during the summer of 1923.

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