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Kiran Gill


MFA shows rarely exhibited ancient Jain artwork

Tucked away in the Art of Asia section of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the South Asian department is highlighting a beautiful collection of Jain art in the exhibition Pure Souls: The Jain Path to Perfection. In the 6th century, Jainism developed in India as a religion with a strong emphasis on nonviolence.

Exhibit showcases Hollywood glamour

Upon entering Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen at the Museum of Fine Arts, one is immediately transported to the luxurious, opulent world of 1930s and ’40s Hollywood.

MFA explores visions of global artwork

Permission to be Global/Pr??cticas Globales": Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection is the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston's first ever exhibition centered on contemporary Latin American art.

Works depict Afro-Brazilian history and culture

Vibrant tropical hues and textured prints are unleashed in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's current exhibition, Samba Spirit: Modern Afro Brazilian Art. The show, curated by Karen Quinn, author and Art of the Americas curator, is composed of 15 paintings, a drawing and two sculptures, this exhibit introduces the Boston public to 20th century Brazilian artists of African descent, many of whom where self-taught. Every painting in the exhibition is defined by the superb use of bright colors to depict a rich range of shades and hues, yet Maria Auxiliadora de Silva's pieces, in particular, "Plantation" and "Rain over S??o Paulo," immediately draw one's eye.

Artist engages with forms of femininity

As a young girl growing up in the 1950s, artist Christina Ramberg developed a preoccupation with gender roles and the female form, but her untimely death at the age of 49 hindered the spread of her work.

Unconventional mediums and ideas inspire artist

The Brooklyn-based, interdisciplinary artist Elizaveta Meksin, who utilizes paintings, installations, sculpture, printmaking and copious amounts of spandex in her work, came to Brandeis on Wednesday to speak about her art in Goldman-Shwartz Fine Arts Studios.

Lecture explains the modern art problem

Esther Adler, a Brandeis alumna and assistant curator of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City came to campus on Friday to discuss how and when American art came to the Museum of Modern Art.

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