In DeCordova Biennial, The Pulse Of New England Art25:30

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In the art world, biennials are a big deal. They happen every two years (hence the name), and this past Sunday the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass. opened their 2012 exhibit.

Twenty-three artists and collaboratives are featured, making this show the largest of its kind to focus exclusively on art created in New England. But what is the purpose of a biennial? Both for artists and for those of us who appreciate art? And what does this particular biennial say about the general health of the New England art world?


  • Dina Deitsch, curator, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
  • Abigail Ross Goodman, guest curator, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum biennial.
  • Sebastian Smee, art critic, The Boston Globe.

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This program aired on January 26, 2012.