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Map of New York City, 1895

This 1895 map of New York City was created by socialist activist Walter Vrooman, who hoped that by showing the "concrete socialism" of every street, park, school, public building, and public dock in red (and allowing private enterprises to recede into the white background), he might persuade readers that the rest of the map should be socialist as well. 

From the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center/Boston Public Library

Arts

Curator Garrett Dash Nelson ’09 on the Boston Public Library’s exhibition of “persuasive cartography” 

6.17.20

Beds were set up for Spanish flu patients outside the Harvard-affiliated Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1918.
Photograph courtesy of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Archives

Fall semester interrupted, a century ago

6.23.20

Bow Street’s festive courtyard lit up at night.

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(1 of 7) Bow Street’s festive courtyard lit up at night.

Photograph by Emily Tirella/Courtesy of Bow Market

Somerville’s Bow Market makes its mark.

November-December 2019

Last year, ArtWeek featured “art in the dark” projections on Boston Common.

Photographs courtesy of ArtWeek

ArtWeek 2019 offers hundreds of events around Massachusetts.

March-April 2019

Photograph of gymsuit by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Lest young ladies’ “tides” be deranged

July-August 2018

Steampunk style merges “neo-Victorian fashion with retro-futuristic technology.”

Photograph by Bobbi Lane

Steampunk Festival celebrates art and history in Waltham, Massachusetts

May-June 2017

American Dream, by Sarah Thomas

Courtesy of World of WearableArt Limited

Fashion collides with high art at the Peabody Essex Museum.

March-April 2017

Shumachine, by “Steampunk guru” and guest curator Bruce Rosenbaum

Photograph by Matt Norris Photography/www.MGNorris.com

Brockton’s Fuller Craft Museum offers Steampunk art that celebrates the city’s shoe-manufacturing legacy.

November-December 2016