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Review of the performing arts for Boston 2013

WGBH feature describing the Boston 2013 season of the arts.


Jared Bowen of Boston's WGBH recaps the year in arts, which features musicals, women's photography, Andy Warhol and an unprecedented collaboration of 11 museums to feature "Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture."

Musical numbers from Kipling's "Jungle" are featured with children in starring roles.

Photographer Karin Rosenthal, a resident scholar in Women's Studies at Brandeis University, is interviewed and describes the history of discovering Vivien Maier's works, who worked as a nanny in New York. Women photographers from Iran and Lebanon reveal new insights about women and girls int the Arab world.

Christopher Bedford, the youngest curator in town, describes his rejuvenating Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum with a dramatic Andy Warhol exhibit. The renewed vitality of this reservoir of contemporary art is making its rich resources available as a resource for students.

A host of Massachusetts museums have collaborated to showcase a joint exhibit called "Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture" locales that include the metro west Boston area. Eleven museums, including the Concord Museum and the Harrison Gray Otis house highlight the colonial experience. We learn that 150 million pieces of furniture were produced here as the premiere state for the production of furniture.

The Gardner Museum faces the loss of its famous paintings by Vermeer and Rembrandt, years after the devastating theft that made headlines around the world. The exhibit called "Last Seen" hangs empty frames where the famous paintings once hung and invites viewers to record their feelings and images.

In the last clip, TV actress and singer Kristin Chenowith is interviewed about her Christmas album and family memories of her Oklahoma childhood.