January / February 2012

January/February 2012

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Volume 33, Issue 2


The First Rule of Mobius Is You Don’t Talk About Mobius     By Kris Wilton
Turning thirty-five this year, and in a new location in Cambridge, Mobius Artists Group may be the most important art collective you’ve never heard of.

Learning the Steps     By Christine Temin
Looking at Dance/Draw at the ICA and Dawn Kramer’s Body of Water.

What Would Isabella Do?     By James McCown
Does the new Renzo Piano-designed expansion at the Gardner Museum live up to the legacy?

A Year in Donations     By Christine Temin
Museum directors from across the region discuss their favorite gifts of art in 2011



Art New England at Art Basel Miami

Art Buzz

2012 DeCordova Biennial
By Susan Mulski

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow
Reviewed by Ethan Gilsdorf

Looking Back
Milan Kohout: Nooses on Sale
As Told to Julia Kelley

Book Review
Lee Krasner: A Biography
Reviewed by Alicia Faxon

Art Safari
In the Wake of Irene, Vermont Artists Rebuild
By Meg Brazill

Book Review
Monadnock Summer
Reviewed by James McCown

Field of Vision
Made in the UK at the RISD Museum
By Steve Starger



100 Years at Boston University Art Gallery
by Christian Holland


Patti Smith at the Wadsworth Atheneum
by Patricia Rosoff

Walker Evans at Florence Griswold Museum
by Stephen Vincent Kobasa

Aricoco at Real Art Ways
by Christian Holland


Michael Bell-Smith at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
by Carl Little

Beyond Rugs! at Farnsworth Art Museum
by Carl Little


Double Solitaire at Davis Museum at Wellesley College
by Alicia Faxon

Ellsworth Kelly at Museum of Fine Art, Boston
by Stephen Vincent Kobasa

John Marin at Addison Gallery of Fine Art, Phillips Academy
by Stephen Vincent Kobasa

Home Sweet Home at Montserrat Gallery
by Evan Smith

Artists’ Books at the Boston Athenaeum
by Susan Mulski

Peter Hutton at Peabody Essex Museum
by Evan Smith


Donald Saaf at Cynthia Reeves Gallery
by Pam Bernard


Nostalgia Machines at Brown University
by Steve Starger

Illluminations at Chazan Gallery
by Steve Starger


Maggie Neale at Studio Place Arts
by Marc Awodey

Frank Woods at Gallery at River Arts
by Marc Awodey


Focus On: Southern Vermont


Guide to Art Schools and Workshops

Art Guide



Art Seen

On the cover: Ahmed Alsoudani, Untitled, 2008, five-color hard ground etching with aquatint, spit-bite aquatint and drypoint, 303⁄8 x 267⁄8″. Gift of Alison Hildreth. Courtesy of the Portland Museum of Art and Stephen Petegorsky. See page 40.

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