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If you happen to be in Cambridge, you may want to check out the Herreshoff Legacy exhibit at the MIT Museum, up through May 1, 2021.
The Polaroid camera bypassed the entire process of film development, thus providing photographers an immediate look at their work. Now, the museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is showcasing the intersection of technology and art.
Cellist Maya Beiser and composer Evan Ziporyn join us to discuss the new album, Bowie Cello Symphonic: Blackstar, which comes out today, January 10.
The cellist reworks and expands David Bowie’s final album.
From Tschabalala Self’s colorful recreations of the black female form at the ICA to the opening of the MAAM, Boston’s newest contemporary art museum, here are a few winter exhibits that have me looking on the bright side.
Gretchen Bender and Ericka Beckman were concerned with the representation of women in mass media, and both produced work with a cunning sense for the spectacular editing style of music videos, reality TV, and Hollywood filmmaking.
IN “BANAL PRESENTS,” THREE BLACK ARTISTS INTERVENE IN VAST SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS, FROM THE PRISON SYSTEM TO EDUCATION
“Banal Presents” was the final installment in a trilogy of exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art curated by Meg Onli and titled Colored People Time, after a black expression that frames a supposed lack of punctuality on the part … Continued
Unfolding through technology, magic, or perhaps both, the recently taken photograph transformed from indeterminate shapes into the recognizable face of a loved one.
In Becca Albee’s installation, on view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center beginning Dec. 12, we are confronted with unlikely bits of ephemera that seem to hold no obvious connection.
‘T-Serai’ by Dr. Azra Aksamija highlights humanitarian causes including refugees, climate change, and textile overproduction. The exhibition is on view at Sharjah Museum for Islamic Civilization (SMIC) until December 7, 2019.
In the height of its popularity, Polaroid cameras allowed people to capture moments in an instant.
On Saturday, Nov. 9, the MIT Museum held a day-long special event celebrating Polaroid — the Cambridge-born camera that captured people’s hearts from its invention to its modern day resurgence.
Scientists are setting dark traps from which light cannot escape. But nature already has built a few of her own.
The Polaroid camera provided fertile ground for creative invention.
It’s one of the best origin stories ever: In December 1943, when his three-year old daughter asked her father why she couldn’t see—right away!—the photo he’d just taken of her, Edwin H. Land (1909–1991) thought, “Why not?”
A photograph is its own reality: a flat object, usually rectangular, that renders as two dimensions the four that make up the space-time continuum.
In Becca Albee’s work, the overlooked residues that escape conventional narratives are equally as important as the information coalescing in history.
In September, 2019, scientists at MIT unveiled the “blackest black” material to date, which was made using carbon nanotubes. That’s the same material used to make Vantablack, which was once considered the world’s darkest material.
In Alicja Kwade’s world, nothing is what it may seem.
Fresh off a yearlong commission for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rooftop, Berlin-based sculptor Kwade brings her playful, monumental modernism to Cambridge with a new solo show.
Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) is celebrating heritage in the Mena region with a portable “palace” made of recycled fabrics using the art of reverse appliqué.
Sorry, Anish Kapoor: MIT Scientists Made the Blackest Black Ever Invented, and an Artist Just Used It to Do Something Magical
Coated with the new super-black, a $2 million diamond has become the gem that absorbs all light.
The MIT List Visual Arts Center is pleased to announce “List Projects: Farah Al Qasimi“, the artist’s first solo exhibition at a US institution.
She’ll use technology that mimics the visual effects of a black hole.