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.
By: - May 26th, 2020
Easy and VersatileBy: - 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.
Built on Activism and Papers from W.E.B. Du Bois to EllsbergBy: - 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.
Addressing Issues of Racism in 1984By: - 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.
Leftover Filling Great with PastaBy: - 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.
A Time to PlantBy: - 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.
By: - May 17th, 2020
From Curator of Asiatic Art to Director in 1975By: - 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.
By: - May 15th, 2020
Special Programming This SummerBy: - May 15th, 2020
Tanglewood is cancelled for live performances but will continue on line.
With Time on Your HandsBy: - 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.
It's Rhubard Season Yet AgainBy: - May 12th, 2020
It's rhubarb time. This is an old New England recipe that I have made a few changes to.
One or Two Times a MonthBy: - 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.
Pork with Sauerkraut, Beer and TarragonBy: - 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.
Free ProgrammingBy: - May 11th, 2020
The Mount the home of Edit Wharton in the Berkshires announces a schedule of free programs. It is requires registration at EdithWharton.org.
Settlement Negotiated by Attorney GeneralBy: - 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
Socially Distant TheatreBy: - 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.
Yum Cake from Fast EddyBy: - 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.
When Rock Was Young We Had So Much FunBy: - 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.
By: - May 08th, 2020
A Friend in NeedBy: - 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.
On this Day, May 8, Back in 1962By: - May 08th, 2020
Rembering when George Segal first exhibited at Dick Bellamy's Green Street Gallery on May 8, 1962
When Life is Bitter SweetBy: - 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.
Cooking from Old Cape CodBy: - May 08th, 2020
Erica is an artist/ photographer who lives on Cape Cod. We keep up with her on Facebook.
With Cubed Potato and CabbageBy: - 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.