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Platforms of Power
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
September 29, 2012–March 31, 2013

9+1 Ways of Being Political: 50 Years of Political Stances in Architecture and Urban Design
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
September 12, 2012–March 25, 2013

In case the presidential election wasn’t enough, a pair of politically inspired exhibitions is sure to satisfy the inner partisan in you. At the MFA, Daniel Rich explores the “link between architecture, nationalism, and political power” in a series of richly detailed paintings. MoMA tackles similar themes in an exhibition mounted from materials in its collection from the past 50 years. Is the political potential of architecture in reflecting the existing power structure or in challenging it? It’s a question for discussion; no voting required.