The Weekender: Women in comedy, ‘Top Girls,’ and really long guitar solos

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

A piece from DM Witman’s “Melt” series.

Art Review

Old and new meet at Portland Museum of Art Biennial

This year’s iteration features the work of 25 artists.

1,200 artworks were stuffed into a 3-story Quincy home. Now a collection is unveiled

James Pantages for decades stuffed cheap pieces into his home. Now, an appraiser says, “we could be looking at a $1 million collection.”

Ales & Liquors trade card from around 1880 refers to a Gloucester business.

art review

Celebrating Massachusetts’ other cape

“Unfolding Histories, Cape Ann Before 1900” is at the Cape Ann Museum.

Latest Art headlines

Richard Oldenburg, 84; led expansion of Museum of Modern Art

Mr. Oldenburg oversaw blockbuster exhibitions of Picasso, Matisse, and Cézanne.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of April 23-29

“Wig Out!” in Cambridge, Fusion Cuisine in Somerville, Pathways to Freedom in Boston, and more.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

galleries | cate mcquaid

Harvard’s Cooper Gallery updates the blackamoor

“ReSignifications” takes a racist trope and examines it from a contemporary perspective.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of April 16-22

Patriots Day events, the Folk & Americana Music Series, April school vacation week ideas, and more.

More Art headlines

A detail of “Hybrid-Digital Home,” by Saya Woolfalk and daughter Aya Woolfalk Mitchell

Family Entertainment 2018

At the ICA, ‘Home,’ the digital-hybrid kind, is where the art is

Aya Woolfalk Mitchell collaborates with her 6½-year-old daughter on an installation.

JD McPherson (pictured last September in Nashville) plays the Sinclair April 17.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

A book cover in “Wendell Minor’s America” at Heritage Museum and Gardens.

Family Entertainment 2018

Family Entertainment: Art picks

Cate McQuaid’s picks of art exhibition suitable for children and their parents.

Joaquin Phoenix in “You Were Never Really Here.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: A marathon pre-Marathon weekend

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

“The Brown Sisters, New Canaan, Connecticut,” 1975, by Nicholas Nixon, is on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

ICA to close show by controversial photographer Nicholas Nixon

The museum is shutting the exhibit 10 days early following allegations in the Globe that he sexually harassed former models and students at MassArt.

The Berkshire Museum has sold Norman Rockwell’s “Shuffleton’s Barbershop.”

Berkshire Museum sells Norman Rockwell painting to George Lucas’s museum

A museum founded by ‘‘Star Wars’’ creator George Lucas bought ‘‘Shuffleton’s Barbershop’’ and will loan it to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge into 2020.

FILE - In this July 12, 2017. file photo, a pedestrian walks past the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass. A judge has approved a plan for a cash-strapped Massachusetts museum to sell dozens of pieces of art, including works by Norman Rockwell. The decision Thursday, April 5, 2018, from Justice David Lowy of Massachusetts' highest court clears the way for the contentious sale of up to 40 pieces of artwork at the Berkshire Museum. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP, File)

Berkshire Museum reveals plans to auction 13 works, including 1 Rockwell

The Massachusetts museum that won a legal battle over its plan to sell dozens of works of art has announced that 13 of those pieces are being auctioned next month.

“The Best of Both Worlds” by Peter Hutchinson


Taking two approaches to collage

At LaMontagne Gallery, Peter Hutchinson uses photography, and Erik Benson painting.

A self portrait by Cezanne.

movie review

Painting a portrait of Cézanne as portrait painter

The MFA screens a documentary about the National Gallery exhibition “Cézanne Portraits.”

April 14 is Kite Day at Cogswell’s Grant in Essex.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of April 9-15

Kite Day, the Boston International Film Festival, Native American art at the MFA, and more.

A bust of Abraham Lincoln by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Art Review

Bringing realism to the heroic in ‘The Sculpture of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’

The Currier Museum of Art celebrates the greatest American sculptor of the 19th century.

Camille Seaman’s “Breaching Iceberg, Greenland, August 8, 2008” is part of “33°” at Brown University’s Bell Gallery through May 27.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Norman Rockwell’s “Shuffleton’s Barbershop.”

Berkshire Museum gets court approval to sell up to 40 artworks

The sale, including Norman Rockwell’s “Shuffleton’s Barbershop,” is part of an effort to shore up the museum’s finances and refurbish the building as part of a broader shift in mission.

Jason Clarke portrays Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara is Mary Jo Kopechne in “Chappaquiddick.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Kennedys, Wallendas, and Nervous Eaters

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Brad Pitt (left) has reportedly been spending time with MIT’s Neri Oxman (right).


Is Brad Pitt dating an MIT professor?

According to Page Six, Pitt has been spending time with Neri Oxman after meeting her through an MIT architecture project.

MFA to partner with regional museums

The Museum of Fine Arts is embarking on a six-year collaboration to include loans, shows.

Douglass photographed in “Library at Cedar Hall,” ca. 1893.

Photography review

The face of 19th-century America

“Picturing Frederick Douglass,” at the Museum of African American History, celebrates the century’s most-photographed American.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Absurd tales drive Anna Schuleit Haber’s works at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

Several of Anna Schuleit Haber’s paintings at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery derive from Thomas Bernhard stories.


Franklin juried art show and sale set for April 21-22

Artists interested in entering a piece must postmark their entries by Monday, April 9.

Things to Do

Things to do in Greater Boston this spring

Your calendar of events, music, theater, museum exhibitions, and more for early April through mid-June.

Jacob Athyal and Harsh J. Gagoomal in Underground Railway Theater’s production of “Guards at the Taj,” which runs through April 1 at Central Square Theater, Cambridge.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

A scene from Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Lost dogs, emo foxes, and Easter bunnies

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Currier & Ives, “Bird’s-eye view of Boston, showing the burned district,” 1872.

Art REview

Tracing the growth of green space in Boston

“Breathing Room” is the latest show at the Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library.

Cao Jun’s “Poetic Water,” part of “Hymns to Nature” at the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College.

Art Review

Cao Jun: the dance and the chance of it

The Chinese artist engages with the “mountains and waters” of landscape at BC’s McMullen Museum.

“High Speed Photograph” (1948)

Photography Review

With György Kepes, photographs as experiments

His images, on view at the MIT Museum, exist in a kind of alternate reality, part sci-fi spookiness, part optical Fortress of Solitude.

“Spacing” by Renée Green, whose “Within Living Memory” is at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts through April 15.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Renée Green makes past present at Harvard’s Carpenter Center

“Within Living Memory” marks the culmination of her two years as artist in residence there.

“Pathways to Freedom” is the creation of artist Julia Vogl.

Encountering ‘Pathways’ on the Common

JArts is sponsoring a public art installation inspired by Passover.

Former Celtic Ray Allen is playing a new position: author.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of March 26-30

Ray Allen discusses his new memoir, Pajama Concert: Shipwreck!, the Gardeners’ Gathering, and more.

Boston Ballet programs including John Cranko’s “Romeo and Juliet” run until the weekend of April 7-8 at the Boston Opera House.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Claire Foy stars in “Unsane,” directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Things to Do

The Weekender: iPhone thrills, tiny jokes, and Looney Tunes

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

William Kentridge turns history downside up

The South African artist has a show at Emerson Urban Arts Media Art Gallery.

“Epochs in Plains History: Mother Earth, Father Sun, the Children Themselves” by T.C. Cannon.

Art Review

At PEM, T.C. Cannon’s paintings exult and reproach

The artist, who died young, filled his canvases with a unique energy and force.

President Obama and Senator Ted Kennedy walking together outside the White House.


Former White House shutterbug Pete Souza shares photos at Edward M. Kennedy Institute

The photographer shared images from “Obama: An Intimate Portrait” — as well as a few that didn’t make it into the book.

Ray Crean, a member of the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild, worked on a miniature of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.

For these shipbuilders, it’s a small world

Model shipbuilders are artists and perpetual nautical researchers — on a miniature scale.

Artwork by Aida DeWeese-Boyd, Waldorf School at Moraine Farm.

Scholastic Art & Writing winners explore imagination — and the world

From the abstract to the topical, this year’s honorees showcase young minds at work. 

Artwork by Breena Brown, Northampton High School

Art award winners

American Visions, Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recipients.

The Dropkick Murphys return to the House of Blues for St. Patrick’s Day shows this weekend.


The Weekender: Irish sojourns, Russian meltdowns, and ‘American Utopia’

It’s a special St. Patrick’s Day edition of the Weekender!

Critic’s Notebook

Coloring our world, from cave paintings to today

Three new books remind us how much color in art has, and hasn’t, changed.

Wilhelm Rudolph’s “Zollnerstr.” from the series “Dresden Destroyed”

Art Review

‘Inventur’ looks at German art in the wake of WWII

The Harvard Art Museums’ exhibition examines the years 1943 to 1955.

Roy Lichtenstein’s “As I Opened Fire” is part of “Killers & Thrillers” at Kabinett.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Skulls, and other things, beneath the skin in ‘Killers & Thrillers’

Exhibition at Kabinett looks at those old standbys, sex and death.

“Graduation parade, Ft. McClellan, Ala., November 1966” by Dick Durrance II is part of “Gun Country” at Addison Gallery of American Art through July 31.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

special section

// The Kennedy Institute opens

Ahead of the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the Globe Magazine explores the history of the project and Kennedy’s vision for it.

Harvard Art Museums

special section

// Raising the roof at Harvard Art Museums

An in-depth look at the new complex designed by architect Renzo Piano.