Charles Giuliano


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.

Recent Articles:

  • Flamenco at Jacob's Pillow Front Page

    Week Eight August 14 Through 18

    By: Pillow - Jul 19th, 2024

    Week 8 of this summer’s Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival will feature beloved New York-based flamenco artists Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, who will perform at the Festival for the first time since 2002. Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca will appear for five days in the historic Ted Shawn Theatre, from Wednesday, August 14 through Sunday, August 18. The program is a showcase for the work of Martín Santangelo and Bessie-award winning dancer and choreographer Soledad Barrio, and will feature their newest work, Searching for Goya (2023).

  • An Adventure Story About My Temple Life Front Page

    Memoir of a North Adams Based Daoist Monk

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 16th, 2024

    At the age of 65,MIchael McGrath ascended a mountain China with a request to study Daoism at an ancient temple. The Abbott accepted him with skepticism predicting that he wold wash out in a month. He stuck it out for a year and after holidays with his family on Cape Cod, returned to the mountain several times. He has published 'An Adventure Story About My Temple Life What I learned, and What I Now Live.' It's a life affirming page turner.

  • Bert Stern Family Collection “Marylin Uncovered" Front Page

    Exhibition at Sohn Fine Art in Lenox

    By: Sohn - Jul 16th, 2024

    Bert Stern’s children, Trista and Bret, comment on the exhibition, “We are thrilled to bring our father’s iconic 1962 shoot with Marilyn Monroe back to vivid life at the beautiful Sohn Fine Art Gallery. Marilyn was our dad’s dream girl, a unique mix of actress, model and ‘American goddess’ (as he called her) that he never encountered before or after. He told us, ‘Stars die, but light goes on forever.’ Through the magic of photography, Marilyn Monroe is still reaching us with her light today.”

  • Grand Théâtre de Genève at Jacob's Pillow Front Page

    Improvising Plan B

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 15th, 2024

    Grand Théâtre de Genève arrived for the scheduled third week of the Jacob’s Pillow season. Sets for Noetic, which was to have its North American premiere, however, did not. With just two days to adjust the company pursued Plan B,

  • Video Master Bill Viola at 73 Front Page

    Early Work in Boston

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 14th, 2024

    Bill Viola is remembered by Bostonians for his early installation "Room for Saint John of the Cross" at the Institute of Contemporary Art. He also created a video triptych for the Fulller Museum of Art. A champion was David Ross who hired him as an assistant at the Everson Museum in 1971. Ross later showed him at the ICA and Whitney Museum.

  • Parsons Dance at Jacob's Pillow Front Page

    Returns 25 Years Later

    By: Pillow - Jul 12th, 2024

    Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival welcomes the internationally- touring modern dance company Parsons Dance back to the Ted Shawn Theatre, 25 years after their last engagement with the festival in 1999.

  • Death, Let Me Do My Show Front Page

    Rachel Bloom at Williamstown Theatre Festival

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 12th, 2024

    Standup comedian, Rachel Bloom, is a really big deal. Her rom-com “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” ran for four seasons on The CW with poor ratings but a solid fan base. She brought a standup piece “Death, Let Me Do My Show” to Williamstown Theatre Festival. The routine was filmed for future release on Netflix.

  • South Pacific at Goodspeed Musicals Front Page

    An Audience Favorite

    By: Karen Isaacs - Jul 11th, 2024

    South Pacific is a show for romantics. It is one of my favorite shows and the audience’s cheers on opening night showed that they, too, loved it.

  • Jaune Quick To See Smith on Katherine Porter Front Page

    An Appreciation from a Renowned Artist to Another

    By: Jaune Quick To See Smith - Jul 11th, 2024

    Jaune Quick to See Smith responded to my posthumous interview with Katherine Porter. It was too long and detailed to post as a comment. It's a remarkable tribute from a renowned woman artist to another. Recently Jaune was given a retrospective by the Whitney Museum. I have had a long involvement with both of these artists.

  • Artist Katherine Porter Broke Out in Boston Front Page

    A Posthumous Interview

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 11th, 2024

    In the late 1960s a new generation of artists revitalized the Boston art world. They created Studio Coalition the nation's first open studios event. Katherine Porter emerged with immediate recognition and success. She was shown twice in Whitney Biennials and exhibited in major galleries. Social concerns informed her work. She moved a number of times seeking a like minded community. We reconnected when for several years she lived in Vermont. In her final recent move she settled in Santa Fe.

  • Mystic Pizza Front Page

    Ivoryton Playhouse

    By: Karen Isaacs - Jul 10th, 2024

    You will recognize the tunes that are well integrated into the plot – “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Addicted to Love,” “I’m the Only One,” “Into the Mystic,” “Lost in Your Eyes,” “Smalltown” and “Never Gonna Give You Up,” among others.

  • Dragon Mama at Williamstown Theatre Festival Front Page

    Sara Porkalob in Solo Performance

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 10th, 2024

    “Dragon Mama,” a one-woman show by Sara Porkalob, is but one of three staged productions in this season of the venerable Williamstown Theatre Festival. With a brief run it is presented on the black box Center Stage. It has been used only once preciously.

  • Royal Ballet at Jacob's Pillow Front Page

    First Visit to the Berkshires

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 08th, 2024

    Both the Royal Ballet and Jacob’s Pillow were formed in 1931. There have been many interactions but in the current season the renowned company has visited the Berkshires for the first time. It is their only North American stop. Some five years of planning, fund raising, and logistics were entailed for this historic event.

  • Ted Rosenthal Trio returns to the Berkshires Front Page

    Jazz at Tangldewood Institute

    By: Ed Bride - Jul 02nd, 2024

    Our friends at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Lenox are coming out of the holiday weekend with continued fireworks: Ted Rosenthal Trio returns to the Berkshires to perform on July 9, at 7pm.

  • Camille A. Brown at Jacob's PIllow Front Page

    Received the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award in 2016,

    By: Pillow - Jul 02nd, 2024

    “It is a thrill to welcome Camille A. Brown back to the Pillow, this time for the world premiere of I AM,” said Jacob’s Pillow Executive and Artistic Director Pamela Tatge. “Since she received the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award in 2016, she has seen a meteoric rise as a choreographer and director of opera and Broadway productions, from her stunning work on Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, to her Tony nominated work this year on the Alicia Keys musical Hell’s Kitchen. 

  • Centennial of Surrealism Front Page

    An Enduring Presence

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 02nd, 2024

    The vibrant anti art movement Dada fizzled in Paris in 1922. A number of its exponents, artists and writers, regrouped with the launch of Surrealism just two years later. It broke out in Paris with competing manifestos published by Andre Breton and Yvan Goll. They each led rival factions but the more aggressive Breton prevailed. It proved to be the ,most popular and sustained movement of modernism. There are numerous current exhibitions celebrating its legacy.

  • Guillaume Guillon-Lethière at Clark Art Instiute Front Page

    Long Forgotten Academic Artist in Project with the Louvre

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 02nd, 2024

    Though long forgotten, gigantic works by the academic painter Guillaume Guillon-Lethière have been hiding in plain sight at the Louvre. Installed in the 1830s they flank the walls of the museum's gift shop. That will be removed when the first ever major retrospective of the artist moves from Williamstown to Paris. He was born to a plantation owner and slave woman in Guadeloupe. In his day he was respected but less so with time until now. The Clark exhibition makes a less than compelling case for his reevaluation. With more large signature works the Louvre show may better state his case.

  • Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo: 50th Anniversary Front Page

    Gender Bending at Jacob's Pillow

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 01st, 2024

    Jacob's Pillow launched the 2024 season with serious fun. It's been ten years since the all male, gender bending Trocs have visited Pillow. Remarkably the renowned company is celebrating 50 years of artful parody. Raucous laughter and applause filled the Ted Shawn Theatre.

  • Surrealism. Earth. Dreams. Front Page

    By: Jay Critchley - Jun 30th, 2024

    Surrealism by Provincetown artist Jay Critchley

  • Young Frankenstein at the Colonial Front Page

    Smash Hit Mel Brooks Musical in Pittsfield

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 30th, 2024

    Gerry McIntyre has directed and choreographed a flawless production of Mel Brooks’ hilarious musical Young Frankenstein. On opening night, it rocked a full house at the Colonial Theatre, where it will be fun, fun, fun until July 21.

  • A Tender Thing By Ben Power Front Page

    What If Romeo and Juliet Had Survived

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 29th, 2024

    A Tender Thing, by Ben Power, explores an interesting premise. What if the star-crossed lovers had survived? He assembled the text by reordering and conflating excerpts of Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and a number of sonnets. Hence Elizabethan language has been conveyed in a contemporary context.

  • Comedian Martin Mull at 80 Front Page

    Boston’s Smart Duckys

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 29th, 2024

    Before he left for Hollywood, Martin Mull started as an artist in Boston. He partnered with fellow RISD graduate, Todd McKee, as the satirical Smart Duckys. With a twist I covered their first pop-up exhibition for the Boston Herald Traveler. Mull is best known for a long career in film and television. Artist, musician, actor he was a man of many talents.

  • Ballroom by Augustina Woodgate Front Page

    Peabody Essex Museum

    By: PEM - Jun 25th, 2024

    This summer, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) invites you to reimagine the world of maps and globes in an installation conceived by Argentinian artist Agustina Woodgate. In Ballroom, the gallery floor is filled with globes that have been meticulously sanded to remove all traces of information, transforming what were once vital sources of knowledge into mute objects.

  • The Eight Immortals Front Page

    Pantheon of Tao

    By: Cheng Tong - Jun 25th, 2024

    Lu Dongbin, also known as Lü Dongbin or Lu Tung-Pin, is a towering figure in Chinese mythology and religion. As one of the Eight Immortals, a revered pantheon within Daoism, he transcends the boundaries of a mere historical figure. He embodies wisdom, benevolence, and mastery of the Dao (the Way), leaving behind a legacy that continues to inspire generations. This exploration delves into the life, legends, and significance of Lu Dongbin, the scholar-immortal who wields both sword and wisdom.

  • Pillow Talk Front Page

    Festival Launches June 24

    By: Pillow - Jun 23rd, 2024

    Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival will bring the acclaimed Social Tango Project—an innovative dance company founded and based in Buenos Aires, Argentina— for an immersive week-long engagement during Week 4 of the Festival. Offering audiences a deep dive into the art of tango, Social Tango Project will showcase this social dance like never before in the historic Ted Shawn Theatre from Wednesday, July 17 to Sunday, July 21. 

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