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  • The Pentalum at Lawn on D

    A Marvelously Trippy Light Show

    By: Mark Favermann - Jan 10th, 2016

    A temporary structure set up for a few days by an English/French consortium that uses maze space and color to transform awareness and spatial sensation. This environment is just a lot of fun to experience--an aesthetically infused inflatable bouncy castle to the nth degree for the whole family. This was one of two exciting environmental art events produced at the Lawn on D (a park adjacent o the Boston & Convention Bureau in South Boston) in 2015.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Stunning Theodore Baird House

    The Only Wright Structure in Massachusetts Located in Amherst

    By: Mark Favermann - Dec 20th, 2015

    A hidden jewel in a wooded residential neighborhood of Amherst, MA, the Theodore Baird House By Frank Lloyd Wright is an early Usonian style residence built in 1939 for an Amherst College professor and his wife. It is a unique example of the flamboyant master architect's craft. It is an architectural icon by an architectual legend.

  • Tom Krens Outlines Plans for a Cultural Corridor

    Former Governors Dukakis and Weld Share North Adams Podium

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 05th, 2015

    Using a satellite image Tom Krens commented on a six mile line connecting North Adams and Williamstown. It was a part of an engaging power point presentation to develop a cultural corridor connecting world class resources including a new for profit museum and one in North Adams featuring model railroads and maquettes by renowned architects. Former governors Dukakis and Weld attended the presentation.

  • Westward Ho Ho Ho! Berkshire Museum

    2015 Holiday Theme at the Berkshire Museum

    By: Philip S. Kampe - Nov 16th, 2015

    Each year, the Berkshire Museum, hosts the Festival of Trees. Both a fundraiser and a social event, this years theme is 'Westward Ho Ho Ho!' The goal is for the eighty participants to decorate their holiday trees in the theme of the event. The theme coincides with the museums 'American West' and 'Go West' exhibition.

  • Edward Hopper Tour in Gloucester Aug. 7

    Houses painted by the Artist

    By: CAM - Aug 03rd, 2015

    American realist painter Edward Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate occasions during the summer months in the years 1912, 1923, 1924, 1926 and 1928. His earliest visit in 1912 was made in the company of fellow artist Leon Kroll. The Cape Ann Museum will present a guided walking tour of select Gloucester houses made famous by American realist painter Edward Hopper on Friday, August 7 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Naumkeag's Exceptional Garden Party

    Restoration at the National Historic Landmak is Evident

    By: Philip S.Kampe - Jul 30th, 2015

    The Trustees of Naumkeag host the yearly Garden Party for an enthusiastic crowd of local and out-of-town well wishers. Bellinis , hors d'oeuvres and sweets entertained the crowds appetite on this glorious, sunny afternoon in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

  • The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate

    Less May Just Be Less At Senatorial Memorial

    By: Mark Favermann - Apr 16th, 2015

    To commemorate the life and service of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a new educational and research institute was recently opened adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on Dorchester Bay overlooking Boston Harbor. Though created by a star architect Rafael Viñoly, the structure is spare and initially uninviting. If such a thing can exist, it is minimalism light.

  • ICA to Expand

    Lucky Break After Poor Initial Design Issues

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 19th, 2015

    After less than a decade the land locked ICA on the waterfront has run out of space. There is a desperate plan to expand into two floors of a 17 floor adjacent building which is under construction. It has become ever more obvious that the award winning design by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro. is proving to be an utter dysfunctional disaster.

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