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:

  • Hibernation Word

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 26th, 2020


  • Corona Cookbook: Frittata Front Page

    Easy and Versatile

    By: Harry Bikes - May 25th, 2020

    Frittata is a standard tapas item in Spanish bars. It's super easy and versatile to do at home. The basic ingredients are eggs, onion and potato. Beyond that anything goes. We cooked with peas, kalamata olive and capers. There are lots of other options. In an iron skillet there was enough for two meals.

  • Robert S. Cox UMass Archivist at 61 Front Page

    Built on Activism and Papers from W.E.B. Du Bois to Ellsberg

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 21st, 2020

    Robert S. Cox, head of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) at the UMass Amherst Libraries for the past 16 years, died May 11 after an extended illness. He was 61 years old.

  • MFA's Jan Fontein Two Front Page

    Addressing Issues of Racism in 1984

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 21st, 2020

    In 1983 the Museum of FIne Art organized a traveling exhibition A New World: Masterpieces of American Painting: 1760-1910. It toured the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Grand Palais in Paris, as well as being shown at the MFA. Artists and members of Boston's African American community protested that the exhibition did not include artists of color. In this 1984 interview former MFA director, Jan Fontein, discussed negotiatons to include the 19th century artist Henry Osawa Tanner. We also covered gaps in 20th century European and American art.

  • Corona Cookbook: Stuffed Squash Front Page

    Leftover Filling Great with Pasta

    By: Liz Cunningham - May 20th, 2020

    We have enjoyed amazing dinner parties with Liz and Brian Cunningham. Our loft neighbors and friends are hunkered down in Seattle until lord knows when. Knowing Liz they are dining well.

  • Spring Awakening Front Page

    A Time to Plant

    By: Cheng Tong - May 18th, 2020

    Hostas, bleeding hearts, astilbe, ligularia, snakeroot, spirea, lying dormant (yin) for the winter and now bursting forth (yang) as the seasonal change urges them on. They have not spent the winter “thinking” about this; they have simply done it. The Japanese red lace leaf maple gave it not a thought when buds peaked out and began to open. It just happened.

  • 911 Word

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 17th, 2020


  • How Jan Fontein Stabilized the MFA Front Page

    From Curator of Asiatic Art to Director in 1975

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 17th, 2020

    Because of the Raphael Incident, Perry T. Rathbone. was forced out as director of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1970. The board president, George Seybolt, who ousted Rathbone, then passed over acting director, Classical curator, Cornelius Vermeule, to unilaterally appoint a dark horse candidate, Merrill Rueppel. That ended with a curatorial coup from which Asiatic curator, Jan Fontein, emerged as acting director in 1975. He calmed troubled waters and acccomplished much through 1987. From April 1983, this is the first of two transcribed interviews.

  • Good to the Very Last Drop Word

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 15th, 2020


  • Tanglewood Cancelled Front Page

    Special Programming This Summer

    By: BSO - May 15th, 2020

    Tanglewood is cancelled for live performances but will continue on line.

  • Corona Cookbook: Veal Stew Front Page

    With Time on Your Hands

    By: Alan Smason - May 13th, 2020

    Alan Smason is a New Orleans based home cook. He is a colleague from American Theatre Critics Association. This recipe may be prepared Kosher.

  • Corona Cookbook: Rhubard Pudding Cake Front Page

    It's Rhubard Season Yet Again

    By: Arthur DeBow - May 12th, 2020

    It's rhubarb time. This is an old New England recipe that I have made a few changes to.

  • Corona Cookbook; Yorkshire Pudding Beef Front Page

    One or Two Times a Month

    By: Arthur De Bow - May 12th, 2020

    The artist and arts administrator, Arthur DeBow, is a renowned home cook with many Facebook fans. This is a meal he prepares one or two times each month.

  • Corona Cookbook: Bavarian Dinner Front Page

    Pork with Sauerkraut, Beer and Tarragon

    By: Harry Bikes - May 12th, 2020

    Here is a foolproof recipe from may old running buddy. We served it to friends and it's now a go to dinner for my BFF. The key is to lay in s stash of tarragon my any means necessary.

  • The Mount On Line Front Page

    Free Programming

    By: Mount - May 11th, 2020

    The Mount the home of Edit Wharton in the Berkshires announces a schedule of free programs. It is requires registration at

  • MFA Pledges $500,000 for Diversity Front Page

    Settlement Negotiated by Attorney General

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 11th, 2020

    There were incidents of racism when a school group visited the Museum of Fine Arts on May 16, 2019. Attorney General Maura Healey has negotiated an agreement between the Museum of Fine Arts and Boston’s Helen Y. David Leadership Academy. The settlment comes with an apology as well as a commitment of $500,000 to address issues of racism

  • Al Hirschfeld On Line Exhibition Front Page

    Socially Distant Theatre

    By: Hirschfeld Foundation - May 11th, 2020

    The Al Hirschfeld Foundation is proud to announce the first in a series of online exhibitions exploring the work of one of the most iconic artists of the last century. On May 11, the Foundation will open a special exhibition for these times: "SOCIALLY DISTANT THEATER: The Solo Show As Seen By Hirschfeld", a collection of 25 drawings, paintings, collages, and prints documenting a half century of one person shows. This special digital exhibit will be online for six weeks through June 20.

  • Corona Cookbook: Baking Front Page

    Yum Cake from Fast Eddy

    By: Edward Rubin - May 10th, 2020

    One might say that the New York critic best known as Fast Eddy is a tad eccentric. When he came to visit in the Berkshires he sent a long list of ingredients. He came with a friend and invited two more from Connecticut. We were relegated to cleanup. For dessert he baked rum cake. The recipe is found here. It was indeed divine and we became friends with his friends. Typical of Fast the formatting here is as topsy turvy as it was sent.

  • Remembering Little Richard Front Page

    When Rock Was Young We Had So Much Fun

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 09th, 2020

    It was summer of 1954 when I scoured downtown Gloucster to cop a copy of "Rock Around the Clock." A couple of years later Little Richard busted out with "Tutti Frutti." There has never been anyone like him before or since. He died this week at 87.

  • Mayday, Mayday Word

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 08th, 2020


  • MASK MoCA Indeed Front Page

    A Friend in Need

    By: Joe Thompson - May 08th, 2020

    MASS MoCA is in pain as are all of us. Joe Thompson appeals for our help. For now in North Adams its MASK MoCA.

  • George Segal at Green Gallery Front Page

    On this Day, May 8, Back in 1962

    By: Judith Stein - May 08th, 2020

    Rembering when George Segal first exhibited at Dick Bellamy's Green Street Gallery on May 8, 1962

  • Corona Cookbook: Strawberry Rhubarb Pear Galette Front Page

    When Life is Bitter Sweet

    By: Pippy Giuliano - May 08th, 2020

    When life gets bitter-sweet Pip opts for the sweet. It's rhubarb time in Norwood Heights. She tried this for this last night and reports that it was a hit.

  • Corona Cookbook: Baked Splatchcock Chicken Front Page

    Cooking from Old Cape Cod

    By: Erica H. Adams - May 08th, 2020

    Erica is an artist/ photographer who lives on Cape Cod. We keep up with her on Facebook.

  • Corona Cookbook: Congee Front Page

    With Cubed Potato and Cabbage

    By: Pippy Giuliano - May 07th, 2020

    While Pippy Giuliano is a vegetarian she superbly prepares meat for her husband Yuri. This is a breakfast or dinner that they both enjoy.

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