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RIP Lord Richard Attenborough

RIP Lord Richard Attenborough

junkyardarts August 25, 2014 0

The summer of 2014 is winding down and just when we thought the deluge of bad news may come to an end, we hear that Lord Richard Attenborough has died at age 90.  Variety

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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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Saruman For Sale: Bonhams Auctions Sir Christopher Lee’s Wizardly Wears

Saruman For Sale: Bonhams Auctions Sir Christopher Lee’s Wizardly Wears

junkyardarts August 4, 2014 0

Now’s your chance, world! Sir Christopher Lee is releasing his iron grip on a variety of props from his tenure as Saruman in the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, and you can snatch

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Inspiration Nation: Gilded Age

Inspiration Nation: Gilded Age

junkyardarts July 31, 2014 0

Age ain’t nothin’ but a number. Wrinkles on the other hand do their darndest to plaster that number all over our faces, hands, just about everywhere.  But why the shame in showing our age?

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Movie Real-Talk: When the Apes on Screen are Better People than the Ones in the Theatre

Movie Real-Talk: When the Apes on Screen are Better People than the Ones in the Theatre

junkyardarts July 14, 2014 0

I may jaded and dead on the inside, but going out to the movies these days, even the stupid-expensive, brand-new, nice-area theatres, really is the worst, isn’t it? By that I mean people are

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Over There! WWI Posters On View at Boston MFA

Over There! WWI Posters On View at Boston MFA

junkyardarts July 9, 2014 0

From the Boston MFA: Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, this exhibition features fifty wartime posters from the United States and Europe…Many of the works were used to

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Get Your Mind Blown at The Barnes: An Essay

Get Your Mind Blown at The Barnes: An Essay

junkyardarts June 30, 2014 0

I was finally able to visit The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia this past weekend and I learned a few things.  First, the collection is totally ridiculous.  Improbable. What I mean is: no matter how

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The Blurred Lines Between Scientific Illustrations & Art

The Blurred Lines Between Scientific Illustrations & Art

junkyardarts June 19, 2014 0

True story: I had to have plastic surgery on my ears and during the process I asked my surgeon what her passion was (besides chopping up the human body) and she said “art”.  It

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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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