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1102 days ago

two convenient locations. We have offices at 162 Newbury Street, in Boston’s historic Back Bay and our restoration studio is located at 117 Elliott Street in Beverly, MA on Boston’s North Shore

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1291 days ago

We've bought several items from Christie's Fine Art Auctioneer and have always been thrilled with our purchases. Their reputation preceeds t...

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1291 days ago

We've bought several items from Christie's Fine Art Auctioneer and have always been thrilled with our purchases. Their reputation preceeds t...

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1331 days ago

Probably one of the coolest stores that I have ever been too. There's a trick to get inside the store and I was amazed when I walked in. I d...

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1331 days ago

Probably one of the coolest stores that I have ever been too. There's a trick to get inside the store and I was amazed when I walked in. I d...

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1374 days ago

If you have to ask what makes the Bodega great, you'll never know. Go there and have a look for yourself.

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1395 days ago

One thing I've learned the hard way - if you see something you like at Mario Ratzki Oriental Rugs, you better act quickly. They deal in som...

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1417 days ago

The ICA is one of my favorite museums in the world. I make a point to go there every time I travel back to Boston.

For starters, their new building is exquisite, featuring panoramic views of the harbor and dramatically large gallery spaces inside that showcase the work impressively.

The permanent collection features artists who have produced work since the 1970s (the birth of postmodernism roughly marks the birth of the term Contemporary Art). They are constantly rotating this collection and I see new things each time I visit.

A portion of the gallery space is devoted to their Momentum exhibition which features work by a few selected emerging artists..about 3-4 at any given time. This is an amazing opportunity for new artists, and breaks down the wall that many museums strictly enforce by never selecting fresh talent for placement in their galleries.

Roughly one third of the gallery space is given to the current special exhibition which usually features living artists or curated collections of work based around a theme. Two special exhibitions I viewed were impeccably curated and frankly, quite amazing. The first, entitled Design Life Now, was a showcase of contemporary design, and captured everything from toys to architecture to typography to CGI to data visualization created by Processing. They managed to fit so much in the galleries in a clever way such that you could spend hours wandering through. Despite the breadth, the show felt cohesive.

The second was a solo exhibition by Tara Donovan, a sculptor who works on an immense scale with commonplace materials like pins, styrofoam cups, buttons, plastic straws. Her work is often constructed on-site and some of it took up entire rooms. The ICA's gallery space was tested to the limits with the latter exhibition and, despite having a smaller square footage than many other museums, the way the space was planned created an almost majestic sense of drama while viewing her work.

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1476 days ago

Rude director with the light hair and glasses. Very unfriendly and doesn't smile much...Gave us an eerie feeling in this gallery. Won't go back...Not a pleasant place to brouse.........

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1595 days ago

Newbury Fine Arts is in a league all its own as clients who enter through its doors become friends for life. It is rather commonplace that regular visitors tell others about the warmth of Newbury's staff and many introduce their children and grandchildren to the gallery. As a true testament to the close-knit atmosphere, there are staff members who have been with the gallery since its inception. All of this contributes to a philosophy that makes a lasting impression.

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