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Cornered: Mohamad Hafez

Mohamad Hafez Gina Fraone One of the most divisive issues facing our nation today is that of immigration. Fanning the flames of that political hotbed are the raging international conflicts that are resulting in staggering numbers of refugees. Mohamad Hafez, an architect and artist currently residing with his family in New Haven, Conn., was born […]



Welcome

Welcome Brian Goslow Welcome to our Eleventh Anniversary Issue with special thanks to our readers and advertisers, all of the galleries, museums, artists and publicists we have worked with and, especially, our devoted writers whose hard work has filled our pages. It would be an understatement to say the past few months have been an […]


Image: Dahlov Ipcar at her studio in 2011 (photography by Greg Morell).

Image: Dahlov Ipcar at her studio in 2011 (photography by Greg Morell).


Celebrating the life of Dahlov Ipcar

Dahlov Ipcar was celebrating her 99th year when her life and her vibrant career as a prolific artist came to an end, February 10, 2017. What is produced is a world of balance, a veritable cornucopia of visual motifs celebrating the weave of life. From the subterranean worlds of the ocean to the winged creatures of the air, all collaged with colorful exuberance in a beating matrix of interlocking creatures, great and small.


Doris Salcedo, Plegaria Muda, 2008-2010 (installation view); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, purchase, by exchange, through a fractional gift of Shirley Ross Davis; © Doris Salcedo; photo: Don Ross.

Doris Salcedo, Plegaria Muda, 2008-2010 (installation view); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, purchase, by exchange, through a fractional gift of Shirley Ross Davis; © Doris Salcedo; photo: Don Ross.


Wanderlust: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

How does one sum up a museum so huge that it qualifies as the largest space in the world dedicated to modern and contemporary art?


Image: Da Vinci — The Genius at the Museum of Science.

Da Vinci — The Genius at the Museum of Science.


Da Vinci — The Genius at the Museum of Science

Inside the Museum of Science is a dark room full of realized dreams that’s hosting a temporary exhibit from Grande Exhibitions and Pascal Cotte, France: “Da Vinci — The Genius,” an exhibition that allows visitors into Leonardo da Vinci’s world with a behind-the-paintings look at some of his most infamous creations.


Boston Opera House, decked out for The Nutcracker

Boston Opera House, decked out for The Nutcracker


Boston Ballet Presents Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker Boston Opera House, November 25, 2016

The play opens on Christmas Eve in 1820s Germany. The atmosphere on stage is both whimsical and elegant. Large mice in full furry costumes scamper about the stage with an energetic flair. One of the most memorable scenes, for this writer, comes as the clock strikes midnight. The audience looks on in delight as the set background expands to uncover a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, soaring at over 42 feet tall.


Image: Kameelah Rashad, A familiar repetition, 2016, inkjet print.

Kameelah Rashad, A familiar repetition, 2016, inkjet print.


Keep Still and Carry On

Three weeks after President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, five weeks after Miami’s declaration as a Zika-free zone, five months after Brexit and nine weeks after the close of Art Basel Miami, artists and other Americans and Europeans are emerging from a catatonic state of denial, protesting and marching and executing art projects that address the US and worldwide political situations.


Image: Donald J. Trump / By Michael O’ Brien, Donald J. Trump (Official Portrait), 1989 (printed 2011), inkjet print, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff (© Michael O'Brien).

Image: Donald J. Trump / By Michael O’ Brien, Donald J. Trump (Official Portrait), 1989 (printed 2011), inkjet print, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff (© Michael O'Brien).


A Study in Contrasts: The 2017 Presidential Inauguration Festivities and Women’s March on Washington

By Nancy Nesvet Washington D.C. – On Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017, two artworks were exhibited in celebration of the event. In the Capitol Building, George Caleb Bingham’s “The Verdict of the People,” on loan from the Saint Louis Art Museum, hung over the dais table at the inaugural lunch for Congress and the president […]


Robert McCloskey, Burt Dow, Deep Water Man


Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey at the MFA

Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey at the MFA Kate Kenney Inside Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, a room of color blooms. There are fictional seaside blues and house shingle reds. A friendly grey whale graces the white walls like a story out of a children’s dream. It is the Make Way […]



January/February Classifieds

Your work could be artscope’s next CENTERFOLD. Your work can be Artscope’s next CENTERFOLD. Work by established and emerging artists welcome. For the March/April 2017 issue we will be accepting submissions in the category of artificial intelligence centered art. Send up to three images and your statement with contact information to: centerfold@artscopemagazine.com no later than […]