Cristela Guerra, WBUR

Cristela Guerra


Boston, MA, United States

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Past articles by Cristela:

With 'Death by Plastic,' an artist eulogizes our planet to call attention to pollution

Anne-Katrin Spiess' brought her performance art piece to downtown Boston on Wednesday, with the aim of bringing awareness to single-use plastic pollution. → Read More

5 things to do this weekend, including 'The Bluest Eye' and celebrating the Lunar New Year

Plus, lighting up the Emerald Necklace and a new nature-inspired art exhibit at Fuller Craft. → Read More

5 things to do this weekend, including a Cape Ann Museum art exhibit and a dance workshop

Plus, curling at the Seaport and an orchestra performance that fights stigma. → Read More

Arts venues prepare for Boston's new vaccine mandate to take effect

The new requirement in Boston to show proof of vaccination is a welcome development to many heads of arts and culture venues. → Read More

Painting Black Skin, An Artist Navigates Success And Loss In A Pandemic Year

In a year of widespread hardship, painter Marla McLeod found unexpected professional success amid her private grief. → Read More

Painting Black Skin, An Artist Navigates Success And Loss In A Pandemic Year

In a year of widespread hardship, painter Marla McLeod found unexpected professional success amid her private grief. → Read More

Esther Nelson, Who Took Opera Beyond The Stage, Set To Leave The Boston Lyric Opera

Nelson was the first leader in BLO’s history to hold both the top artistic and top operational titles. → Read More

Built For And By The Community, New Racial Justice Grant Program Launches

A collaboration between the city of Boston and Mass College of Art and Design is awarding $250,000 to 16 artists. → Read More

With Operetta Trilogy 'Chelsea People,' Apollinaire Theatre Shines Spotlight On Community Members

For three consecutive Saturdays, the theater company has been staging live virtual productions, each an original creation that tells the story of a different member from the community. → Read More

The Museum of Fine Arts, Which Remains Closed, Confirms Layoffs

The MFA announced 56 eligible employees have voluntarily retired early and 57 have been laid off. → Read More

Boston Art Commission Votes To Remove Emancipation Memorial From Park Square

After nearly two hours of public comment Tuesday night, with people arguing both for and against keeping the statue, the board charged its staff to look at next steps for the sculpture, including where to store it temporarily and what could replace it. → Read More

From Garden Gifts To Quality Time, A Guide To Mother’s Day Giving

With Sunday fast approaching, we gathered some ways to celebrate the maternal presence in your life. → Read More

Pop Culture Care Package: Crafting DIY Comfort

From livestreamed cooking classes to sewing projects to tie-dyed shirts with natural-made dyes, in our second pop culture care package, we’re giving you ways to create and find comfort. → Read More

Peabody Essex Museum Addresses Visitors' Concerns About Diversity With A Podcast

An exhibition of Jacob Lawrence's paintings prompted reflection over who serves on the Salem museum's staff. → Read More

MassArt Opens A New Contemporary Art Museum, And It's Free

MAAM will show rotating exhibits of contemporary art. A cohort of MassArt students will learn the business of maintaining this 15,000 square foot space. → Read More

An MFA Exhibition Tries To Correct The Record On Misrepresented Ancient Nubia

The exhibition is tries to show Nubia for what it always was: a world in and of itself within the Sudanese Nile Valley that flourished in antiquity. → Read More

Balla Kouyaté's Family Has Been Playing This Ancient Instrument For 800 Years

Eight hundred years ago, emperor Sundiata Keita, who founded the Mali empire, appointed Balla Kouyaté’s family as guardians of the balafon. Now, he's continuing the legacy from Medford. → Read More

The Portraits, And Stories, Of Former Gang Members To Be Displayed In A Big Way On The Boston Common

The Uncornered Photo Documentary Project will display photos and stories of former gang members alongside images of elected officials like Mayor Marty Walsh and Rep. Ayanna Pressley. → Read More

Doug Aitken's Hot Air Balloon Makes An Unintended Landing Near An Andover Highway

The balloon briefly blocked traffic Monday around 8 a.m. in Andover as it was deflated. It was later carried away in a truck. → Read More

Here’s What The Students In The Racist MFA Incident Are Asking From The Museum

The group Lawyers for Civil Rights wants to hold the museum accountable for the racism suffered by a group of children of color who visited its galleries on a field trip last month. → Read More