How Frank Duveneck fostered the rise of a new painting genre in the coastal Massachusetts town of Gloucester
History in Towns: Grafton, Massachusetts (From our Archives)
The town of Grafton, in east central Massachusetts, effectively encapsulates the history of New England.
ANTIQUES in Brimfield, 2019
Thousands of antiques dealers congregate along a half-mile strip of Route 20 in Brimfield, MA, every year to hawk untold quantities of folk art, furniture, vintage signs, silverware, and other collectibles.
Mended sea scrolls in New Bedford
Combine the artistic sensibilities of the Bayeux Tapestry with the epic scope and milieu of Moby-Dick, add a dash of Barnumesque showmanship, and you get The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ’Round the World.
Splendid glass in Sandwich, Mass.
Glass lamps made in the 1860s and 1870s were often quite decorative, and a number of those made at the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company in Sandwich, Massachusetts, were particularly well done.
An Antidote to a Life of Quiet Desperation: Walden, a game
The most intriguing tribute to the two-hundredth anniversary of Henry David Thoreau’s birth is surely Walden, a game produced by USC’s Game Innovation Lab. Walden, a game lets you (virtually) experience what Thoreau’s life was like during the two years, two months, and two days that he lived at Walden Pond.
Design on the high seas at the Peabody Essex
The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts is revisiting the grand era of ocean liner travel.
A Classroom in the Age of Enlightenment
Revisiting Harvard’s Philosophy Chamber.
Old guard avant-garde
In the Berkshires, two blue-blooded artists made a home for modernism in America.
Bringing back the WAM!
In the 1960s when manufacturing wealth melted away in Worcester, Massachusetts, as it did in so many American cities, the city’s museum fell on hard times. It gradually lost its ability to innovate and thereby lost its momentum. Now that Worcester is reemerging as a vibrant part of the greater Boston area, WAM is also coming back, reconnecting with its …
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