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The Art of Funeral Fashion: Death Becomes Her

The Art of Funeral Fashion: Death Becomes Her

junkyardarts October 21, 2014 0

The perfect museum exhibit to kick off your Halloween festivities is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire explores the evolution of funeral attire

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All That Glitters At The Boston MFA’s Hollywood Glamour Exhibit

All That Glitters At The Boston MFA’s Hollywood Glamour Exhibit

junkyardarts September 15, 2014 0

Get ready for your close-up: The Boston Museum of Fine Arts opens their latest fashion-focused exhibition with Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen this Fall and it’s bringing out a twinkle

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The PEM Does It Again with Exclusive Calder Exhibition

The PEM Does It Again with Exclusive Calder Exhibition

junkyardarts September 10, 2014 0

Madonna.  Beyonce.  Prince.  Calder. This revolutionary artist is in the one-name-club in and out of the art world.  Show anyone a classic Calder mobile and they will know who made it by name.  His

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To Do: Throwback Game Night at the Peabody Essex

To Do: Throwback Game Night at the Peabody Essex

junkyardarts August 14, 2014 0

Looking to get weird on a giant Twister mat in a public space with a bunch of strangers who are also artistically inclined? Well the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) has the night for you!

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Last Minute Plans: Artist Book Signing

Last Minute Plans: Artist Book Signing

junkyardarts June 12, 2014 0

The wonderful thing about poetry is that despite the original intent, a reader often finds their own meaning in it. Love poems are particularly vulnerable to varied interpretations, changing meaning depending on the reader’s

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Jamie Wyeth Retrospective at Boston MFA

Jamie Wyeth Retrospective at Boston MFA

junkyardarts June 5, 2014 0

I can’t think of another artist retrospective I would rather see this summer than that of Jamie Wyeth.  His family is a dynasty of American painters, from grandfather, Newell Convers, “N.C.” (1882–1945), to his father,

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Townes Van Zandt Tribute Album Features Some Interesting Characters

Townes Van Zandt Tribute Album Features Some Interesting Characters

junkyardarts February 5, 2014 0

A few weeks ago I talked about the curiously-cast Everly Brothers tribute album by Billie Jo Armstrong and Norah Jones.  This week we have a sneak peak of another tribute, this time for Townes

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Oh Boy: My Favorite Songs Are Kind of Misogynistic

Oh Boy: My Favorite Songs Are Kind of Misogynistic

junkyardarts November 18, 2013 1

All my favorite songs are kind of misogynistic and I’m not sure how to feel about that. I’ve always loved rock and roll. Better than the actual music was the theatricality of it all,

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10-Word Book Review: The Secret Lives of Married Women

10-Word Book Review: The Secret Lives of Married Women

junkyardarts October 14, 2013 0

10-Word Book Review of Elissa Wald’s erotic thriller, The Secret Lives of Married Women *** A Literary Quickie: Slow to Start & Finishes Strong, Satisfying   read an excerpt of the book HERE!  

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Massive Davie Bowie Exhibition Is Largest Ever In North America

Massive Davie Bowie Exhibition Is Largest Ever In North America

junkyardarts October 11, 2013 0

David Bowie is... a show that you are about to miss unless you get yourself to Toronto before November 27, 2013.  The Art Gallery of Ontario is exhibiting an incredible collection of David Bowie

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