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Looking back at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum heist 30 years later

Looking back at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum heist 30 years later

Emily Devlin

March 18, 2020

All it took was 81 minutes for a pair of thieves to steal 13 pieces of artwork from the Gardner Museum.  The WBUR and Boston Globe produced podcast, Last Seen, goes through the events of the night. Just before 2 a.m. on March 18, 1990, two men dressed as cops pushed the buzzer at the side door of th...

ICA opens macabre Sterling Ruby exhibit

ICA opens macabre  Sterling Ruby exhibit

Abby O'Connor

March 4, 2020

On Feb. 26, The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) opened its new exhibition, featuring a diverse sample of pieces by American artist Sterling Ruby. The exhibit includes over 70 pieces of the artist’s work in a wide variety of forms, making it the largest overview of his work. Ruby doesn’t sti...

Museum of Science unleashes new canine-themed exhibit

Museum of Science unleashes new canine-themed exhibit

James Bartlett

February 19, 2020

Take a deep dive into the science behind man's best friend at the Museum of Science’s newest exhibit “Dogs! A Science Tail.” The exhibit gives museum goers a chance to see unique perspectives into how dogs interact with the world. The exhibit features huge dog shaped information boards that ...

Colombian artist uses found objects in exhibit honoring indigenous people

Colombian artist uses found objects in exhibit honoring indigenous people

Shayla Manning

January 30, 2020

In a harshly lit, striking white room hangs various colored fishing nets surrounding an otherwise empty space. Under a vast, multi-colored circular net, hangs a collection of different colored glass bottles, jars and jugs full of an assortment of liquids. Stepping under the net, both emotionally and p...

ICA artist shows a sense of Self in new exhibit

ICA artist shows a sense  of Self in new exhibit

Sarah Turley

January 29, 2020

Tschabalala Self’s latest and largest exhibit “Tschabalala Self: Out of Body” has come to the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). The exhibit focuses on Self’s view of the world and the African American body, which she presents through pieces of art that feature multiple mediums. The artist explains ...

Vivian Suter brings Guatemala to Boston with her nature inspired paintings

Vivian Suter brings Guatemala to Boston with her nature inspired paintings

Abby O'Connor

October 16, 2019

“To me, it’s incredible because what we’re doing is walking into an environment in a room rather than an exhibit,” Narayan Khandeker, Harvard Art Museums Director of the Straus Center for Conservation, said as he began his gallery talk on Sunday afternoon at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Khandek...

MFA invites Native American musicians and dancers to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

MFA invites Native American musicians and dancers to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

Leo Castaneda-Pineda

October 16, 2019

Indigenous Peoples' Day, observed on Oct. 14 in lieu of Columbus Day, celebrates the culture of indigenous populations, honors their ancestors and brings awareness to the issues they have faced in both a historical and modern-day context. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) joined in this celebration with f...

MFA reveals forgotten history of Ancient Nubia in new exhibit

MFA reveals forgotten history of Ancient Nubia in new exhibit

Abby O'Connor

October 9, 2019

Most people probably don’t know about the early civilization of Nubia, which bordered and was obscured by Egypt. This civilization has been misrepresented for thousands of years, and the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is trying to shed light on what this culture was truly about. The MFA’s “Ancie...

Preserved bodies displayed in latest exhibit

Preserved bodies displayed in latest exhibit

Katelyn Norwood

October 2, 2019

Gunther von Hagens’ “Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life,” a temporary exhibit featuring preserved human body parts, is currently taking residence in the Nichols Gallery at the Museum of Science until January. Wowing visitors of all ages, this spectacle of bodies, portraying both life and death...

Photography Club hosts first showcase with musical guest

Photography Club hosts first showcase with musical guest

CJ Koch

April 17, 2019

Suffolk University’s Photography Club (PC) held their first ever photo gallery event Thursday evening on the fourth floor of the Sawyer Building to indulge students in just a fraction of the talent they had to exhibit. Most students dressed elegantly for the afternoon, and those who didn’t rushed...

Graphic Design department exemplifies students’ individuality in ‘Beyond the Bleed’ exhibit

Graphic Design department exemplifies students’ individuality in ‘Beyond the Bleed’ exhibit

Morgan Hume

April 17, 2019

Making the transition from a full-time student to a member of the working world can be challenging, but Suffolk University’s Graphic Design department helped make that change smoother by encouraging seniors to create a final project that will stand out in their portfolios. The “Beyond the Bleed”...

Find your Happy Place: Pop-up exhibit is ready for your Instagram close-up

Find your Happy Place: Pop-up exhibit is ready for your Instagram close-up

Sarah Lukowski

April 10, 2019

The interactive and immersive pop-up exhibit, “Happy Place,” is a picture heaven with larger-than-life installations and 12 multi-sensory themed rooms on a mission to spread happiness and positivity during its two-month run in Boston. The exhibit has had successful stops in Los Angeles, Toronto...

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