Greg Cook is an arts reporter and critic for WBUR.org and The Providence Phoenix. His writing has also appeared in The Boston Phoenix, The Boston Globe, Art New England, Juxtapoz Magazine, Art & Antiques, PoetryFoundation.org and several newspapers in suburban Boston. He is the founder of The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research, which won a 2009 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.
Cook is a leader in fostering art making in the New England. He oversees the New England Art Awards, an annual open-source, community project to honor art made in the region. He organizes the “Quiet, Please” arts and cultures talks at the Malden Public Library. And his writings sparked a community effort that got Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts to relaunch its Maud Morgan Prize for local women artists in 2011 after the museum neglected to award it for five years.
Cook teaches at Montserrat College of Art. His own pictures have appeared in fancy publications like Nickelodeon magazine, Publishers Weekly and The Believer, and have received honorable mentions in the 2006 and ’07 editions of “The Best American Comics.” He’s exhibited his artwork in Italy, France, Canada, Abu Dhabi, the United States, and the bathrooms of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
Despite all this apparent liveliness, Wikipedia once declared him dead.
“They kind of taste like a pumpkin seed or a sunflower seed,” artist John Osorio-Buck says. “They have this nutty flavor.”
Many credit the resurgence of North Adams over the past decade and a half to the museum.
Malcolm Rogers, who has spearheaded the Boston Museum of Fine Arts expansion, announced plans to retire after leading the museum since 1994.
Ramberg’s paintings of ladies in various states of undress and later of ominous mutant bodies, all charged with desire but also questioning the sexual packaging of women, made her one of the most extraordinary American artists to emerge over the past half century.
The skating spectacular is at TD Garden in Boston through Feb. 23.
“This is what public art in the city could look like if we commission our own projects, if we had a percent-for-art program,” Boston Art Commission Director Karin Goodfellow says.
The Boston museum invited people go online and pick their their favorites from 50 works in the collection.
Evans is part of a wave of younger guy artists exploring masculinity today.
Monet and friends depict the suburbs, as a place, but also as a state of mind—pastoral oases away from work.
A century of Olympics posters illuminate changing tastes (from illustration to graphics and photography) and politics (war and peace).