Must-See Art Guide: Boston

This week's guide features Caitlin Keogh, Robert Rauschenberg, Kevin Beasley, and more.

Caitlin Keogh, Blank Melody, Cloaked Figure (2018). Courtesy of ICA Boston.

From museums to galleries, Boston has a lot to offer the art world—even during the dog days of summer. Let’s pop in up North and check in with what’s on view this week in the capital of Massachusetts.

Start by hurrying to Krakow Witkin Gallery, where a couple of exhibitions are closing this Saturday. There’s a nice feature on Robert Rauschenberg’s 1970 Currents print series, wherein the artist took newspaper clippings of the era’s fraught political and social climate as the basis for black-and-white screen prints. Be sure to also check out “Time Talks” while you’re there, a group show dedicated to work that explores time, including pieces by Kiki Smith, Julian Opie, and Liliana Porter, among others. Then, head over to the ICA Boston to catch two solo shows of some exciting and very different contemporary artists: Caitlin Keough and Kevin Beasley. Keogh is a unique force in painting, combining disparate imagery into slick acrylic renderings, while Kevin Beasley works in mixed media sculpture that combines salvaged clothing with sound art.

Find these and the rest of artnet’s picks below!

Exhibition:Robert Rauschenberg: Features
When:  June 30–July 27, 2018
Where: Krakow Witkin Gallery, 10 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Julian Opie, Delphine 1 (2012). Courtesy of Krakow Witkin Gallery.

Exhibition:Time Talks
When:  June 30–July 27, 2018
Where: Krakow Witkin Gallery, 10 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

“BREATH and MATTER: 24 pairs of sculptors and poets.” Courtesy of Boston Sculptors Galelry.

Exhibition:BREATH and MATTER: 24 pairs of sculptors and poets
When:  July 18–August 12, 2018
Where: Boston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA

Karen Halverson, Palo Verde, California (1995). Courtesy of Robert Klein Gallery.

Exhibition:Earth, Wind, and Water
When:  June 9–August 24, 2018
Where: Robert Klein Gallery, 38 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Vaughn Spann, Lily of the Nile (2018). Courtesy of Steven Zevitas Gallery.

Exhibition:Eight Emerging Artists
When:  June 16–August 25, 2018
Where: Steven Zevitas Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue #47, Boston, MA

Anthony Falcetta, strange overtones (2017). Courtesy of Kingston Gallery.

Exhibition:TEN Kingston Associates: Entangle
When:  July 5–August 12, 2018
Where: Kingston Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue No. 43, Boston, MA

Michelle Grabner, Untitled (2017). Courtesy of Drive-by Projects.

Exhibition:Picnic: New Gingham Paintings by Michelle Grabner
When:  June 9–August 4, 2018
Where: Drive-by Projects, 81 Spring Street, Watertown, MA

Edgar Degas, Dancers Resting (1881–1885). Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Exhibition:French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault
When:  June 30–January 6, 2018
Where: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Kevin Beasley, Untitled (11) (2015). Courtesy of Courtesy of ICA Boston.

Exhibition:Kevin Beasley
When:  May 9–August 26, 2018
Where: ICA Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA

Exhibition:Caitlin Keogh: Blank Melody
When:  May 9–August 26, 2018
Where: ICA Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA


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