Tag Archives: Art and Film

Saturday morning comic Adam and Andy

Saturday morning comicClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Neil Patrick Harris: Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2014 Man of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, MA - FEBRUARY 7: The Hasty Puddding Theatricals honor Neil Patrick Harris as the 2014 Man of the Year at Farkas Hall on Friday, February 7, 2014 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images for the Hasty Pudding Institute)

CAMBRIDGE, MA – FEBRUARY 7: The Hasty Pudding Theatricals honor Neil Patrick Harris as the 2014 Man of the Year at Farkas Hall on Friday, February 7, 2014 in Cambridge, MA (Photo by Gail Oskin / Getty Images for the Hasty Pudding Institute)

I previously wrote about how Neil Patrick Harris was named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2014 Man of the Year. Yesterday NPH came to Harvard to collect his award and as you can see he looked quite dapper.

CAMBRIDGE, MA - FEBRUARY 7: The Hasty Pudding Theatricals honor Neil Patrick Harris as the 2014 Man of the Year at Farkas Hall on Friday, February 7, 2014 in Cambridge, MA. (Photo by Gail Oskin / Getty Images for the Hasty Pudding Institute)

CAMBRIDGE, MA – FEBRUARY 7: The Hasty Pudding Theatricals honor Neil Patrick Harris as the 2014 Man of the Year at Farkas Hall on Friday, February 7, 2014 in Cambridge, MA. (Photo by Gail Oskin / Getty Images for the Hasty Pudding Institute)

However, as the ceremonies started, the ribbing and jesting began and of course, it wouldn’t be the Hasty Pudding if there wasn’t any cross-dressing and kissing.  Do you think David Burtka was jealous; I doubt it. Here is a quick overview of all the fun in Cambridge courtesy of Reuters.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

Saturday morning comicsClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

More public art coming to Boston’s Greenway

Boston Greenway Public ArtJesse Brackenbury, the next leader of Boston’s Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, said last week that he wants to significantly increase the presence of public art and other new features in the downtown park network. My response, “Most excellent. Let’s do it.”

The quote and image atop this post is from the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s Public Art on the Greenway: A Five Year Strategy 2013-2017.   The Greenway’s vision for this work (according to their website) is to bring innovative and contemporary art to Boston through free, temporary exhibitions on the Greenway that engage people in meaningful experiences, interactions and dialogue with art and each other.  I won’t wax on about the potential here – I’ll keep my trap shut (for now). Want to learn more about this? Check out the Greenway’s Public Art Program web page, here.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

Adam and Andy comicClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Neil Patrick Harris to receive Hasty Pudding Award

neil patrick harrisHarvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has named Neil Patrick Harris as this year’s “Man of the Year”.  He will be given his pudding pot following a parade through Harvard Square and roast scheduled for Friday, February 7th.

Neil Patrick Harris will join an esteemed list that includes men like Paul Newman, James Cagney, Robin Williams, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr and many more.  You can see the full list of award recipients from our nation’s oldest undergraduate drama troupe here.

Bob Mizer and Tom of Finland exhibit at MOCA closes this week

GayThis past November I wrote about this exhibit at MOCA in Los Angeles and I’ve had a few of you write to me to let me know that you’ve enjoyed it.  I was recently contacted by the organizers and asked if I would remind readers (especially those of you in the Los Angeles area or those of you traveling there) that the exhibit closes this Sunday.

The MOCA exhibition features a selection of Tom of Finland’s drawings and collages, alongside Mizer’s rarely seen photo-collage “catalogue boards” and films, as well as a comprehensive collection of his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial, where drawings by Tom were first published in 1957.

On view at:  MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER
8687 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood

Institute of Contemporary Art free tonight

ICA Boston Now that the holidays are over, the inevitable ‘holiday hangover’ may have settled in and if you are like many others your wallet is only just now realizing the full impact of all those presents, holiday party gifts and impulse buys from last month.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t go out tonight. The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA Boston) is a fantastic local museum that is open to the public and free each Thursday evening from 5 – 9pm.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

Saturday morning cartoonClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT.  You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

Adam and Andy

Click on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT.  You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Bob Mizer and Tom of Finland exhibit at MOCA

GayThe Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is the first American museum exhibition devoted to Bob Mizer and Touko Laaksonen (a.k.a. “Tom of Finland”).  The exhibition features a selection of Tom of Finland’s drawings and collages, alongside Mizer’s rarely seen photo-collage “catalogue boards” and films, as well as a comprehensive collection of his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial, where drawings by Tom were first published in 1957.

The exhibit opened earlier this month in Los Angeles and runs through January 26, 2014.  Do you live in Los Angeles or have plans to visit in the coming weeks? You may want to check out this exhibit.  I would love to see something like this come to the ICA Boston. More information is available on MOCA’s website here.

Take the bus

I love this commercial to encourage use of public transportation.

Boston Film Festival: Oct 25-27

Boston Film FestivalAttention movie fans.

The 29th Annual Boston Film Festival starts tomorrow and runs through the weekend, featuring films screening in Theatre 1 at The Revere Hotel.

Tickets for the festival’s screenings are available for purchase at the theater or via the Boston Film Festival website.

John Singer Sargent Watercolors at MFA

John Singer SargentOctober 13, 2013 – January 20, 2014 at MFA Boston

Fresh and full of light, the MFA’s latest exhibition traces the footsteps of this iconic American painter in his travels across Europe and the Middle East, exploring their landscapes and observing their people.  For a taste of Sargent’s genius, check out the murals he painted at the Boston Public Library before you visit the MFA. You may purchase tickets to the MFA exhibit here.

Adult admission $25
Seniors (65+) and Students (18+) $23

Youths 17 and under FREE

 

Lighting art installation

Boston University Talking TowersStarting at dusk tonight and running through October 13th each night until 2 AM a public art installation will be visible as a bright-red beam of light will slice the Boston skyline, stretching between two Boston University towers more than a half mile apart. 

The afterhours show is part of a temporary public art installation by Florian Dombois. The display is intended to serve as a “metaphorical centerpiece” for TransCultural Exchange’s 2013 conference happening at Boston UniversityEngaging Minds: International Opportunities in the Arts.

Thanks to BostonInno for the tip.