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Head uptown to catch other works by former Phillips Academy artist-in-residence Dawoud Bey and Bostonian Lorraine O’Grady, on display from March 30 to July 21.
At the Addison Gallery of American Art, Harlem: In Situ burrows into a century of the neighborhood’s artistic influence, from a 1928 linoleum cut print by James Lesesne Wells to early 20th-century street photography by Aaron Siskind and artists walking those same blocks today. That includes Kehinde Wiley, who invites subjects to re-enact Old Master portraits, as in his Officer of the Hussars, which sees a denim-clad subject sporting Timberlands and toting a saber while on horseback a la Théodore Géricault’s 1812 portrait on view in the Louvre. Head uptown to catch other works by former Phillips Academy artist-in-residence Dawoud Bey and Bostonian Lorraine O’Grady, on display from March 30 to July 21.
Photo: Grocery Store by Aaron Siskind
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Exploring friendship, love and loss in The Visitors, Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson uses nine channels of video and sound to showcase his friends playing music in different rooms of a New York estate. Through July 28.
Hit all the right notes at the Institue of Contemporary Art’s latest exhibit, Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors, a nine channel audio-visual projection of musicians staged at a New York estate. The piece, which the Icelander premiered in 2012, shows nine performers in separate rooms of the sprawling house all singing the same refrain. That song is an arrangement inspired by “Feminine Ways,” a poem written by Kjartansson’s ex-wife as the two ended their professional and personal relationship. With a meditative feel that’s meant to alternate between tragic and joyful, the piece was recorded in a single take on nine cameras scattered throughout the house. Feel the rhythm at the ICA through July 28. / Caroline Long
Institute of Contemporary Art 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston (617-478-3100) icaboston.org. MBTA: Silver Line to Courthouse. Tue.-Wed. and Sat.-Sun., 10 am-5 pm; Thu.-Fri., 10 am-9 pm. $15; $13, seniors; $10, students; free, members and visitors under 18; free, Thu. after 5 pm.
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- $25; $23, seniors and students; $10, ages 7-17 during school hours; free, visitors under 18 on weekdays after 3 pm, weekends and Boston Public School holidays; free, members
The Museum of Fine Arts presents Marsden Hartley’s Black Duck as part of its Collecting Stories exhibit, which is on display through March 8, 2020.
Collecting Stories: A Mid-Century Experiment features works acquired for the museum’s provisional collection, an initiative from 1941 to 1957 to gather pieces from contemporary American artists. May 4-March 8, 2020.
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave., Boston (617-267-9300) mfa.org. MBTA: E Green Line to MFA. Sat.-Tue., 10 am-5 pm; Wed.-Fri., 10 am-10 pm. $25; $23, seniors and students; $10, ages 7-17 during school hours; free, visitors under 18 on weekdays after 3 pm, weekends and Boston Public School holidays; free, members.
Photo: The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund / Museum of Fine Arts Boston
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