The Weekender: Giant leaps, political laughs, and Oscars drama

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

Carlo Dolci’s “Saint John the Evangelist Writing the Book of Revelation,” part of “The Medici’s Painter.”

Art Review

Baroque master Carlo Dolci gets his first US retrospective

At Wellesley College’s Davis Museum, Baroque master Carlo Dolci gets his first US retrospective.

Lee Friedlander’s photo of Martin Luther King Jr. at the 1957 Prayer Pilgrimage.

Photography review

Lifting every voice in two exhibits at Yale

The remarkable shows feature Lee Friedlander’s photos of a landmark civil rights march and memories of the Harlem Renaissance.

Comedian Louis C.K. is at the Boch Center’s Wang Theatre on Friday.


The Weekender: Big laughs, little trinkets, and starry shows

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

Latest Art headlines

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Sending messages in code at Steven Zevitas Gallery

James Sterling Pitt’s sculptures are deceptive in their seeming familiarity.

Could Ivanka Trump prove to be a defender of the arts?

With the White House drafting plans to eliminate the National Endowments for the Arts, the first daughter could emerge as a key player.


The Informer: An art exhibit, a school vacation program, and a cooking class

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

At BU, the art of protest

“Occupancies” shows artists using bodies, sometimes only by inference, to take political stands.

Davis Museum to remove artworks as Trump travel-ban protest

Wellesley College’s Davis Museum will remove art created or donated by immigrants to protest President Trump’s travel ban.

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Abelardo Morell’s “Walden: Woods and Pond”

Art Review

Celebrating Thoreau at 200 with eye-opening shows

The Concord Museum kicks off a yearlong observation of the writer’s bicentennial with two exhibits.

12socalendar - Brendan Quinn and Jacquelyn Stucker star in The Company Theatre's regional premiere of The Bridges of Madison County. (Zoe Bradford)

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North Quincy school salutes the Lunar New Year with free fest

The festival includes live entertainment, karaoke, local marketplace vendors, and interactive games.

Rockport, MA: 02-03-2017; Reina Montanez (left) and David Tavico have a late breakfast at the Blue Lobster Grill in Rockport, Mass. February 3, 2017. The couple, who are both from Chelsea, took the MBTA's commuter rail for their daytrip to Rockport. Photo/John Blanding, Boston Globe staff story/NOWK ( )


Cheap but charming dates for the financially challenged

Where do you go in our ‘burbs with your Valentine if you’re a little tight on cash?

Johan Joseph Zoffany’s 1771 portrait of Queen Charlotte.

Art Review

Yale celebrates a trio of British royals in ‘Enlightened Princesses’

The 18th-century consorts matter more than kings in the show, which runs through April 30 at the Yale Center for British Art.

“The LEGO Batman movie.”


The Weekender: Dark knights, pop stars, and cosmic canvases

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

Museum director Joseph Thompson at Mass MoCA’s Building 6 in 2014.

Mass MoCA talks expansion

New York roundtable offers information on $65 million project.

“Flor a contraluz (Flower Against the Light)” is part of “Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic” at BC’s McMullen Museum of Art.

Art review

From Cuba to the cosmos with Rafael Soriano

The late painter gets an impressive retrospective at Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art.

Nicole Maloof’s “I See White People”

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‘I Dread to Think. . .’ examines the influence of anxiety

Show at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery looks at fear.

The 3-D printer in “Make and Take,” housed in an 8-foot-tall polycarbonate kiosk, is expected to create more than 2,000 palm-size rooster figures throughout the installation’s time in the Greenway’s Chinatown Park.

Something to crow about on the Greenway

Chris Templeman’s public art piece “Make and Take” honors the Chinese zodiac year.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts student Minoo Emami is worried about how the travel ban might affect plans to return to Iran this summer.

Travel ban creates anxiety in Boston arts community

Some Boston arts organizations are assessing whether they’ll have to scrap upcoming events involving people from the affected countries.

In 2007 the Lunders gave the college more than 500 works of art valued at more than $100 million, and in 2013 the museum opened the $15 million Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion (above) to display the works.

$100 million gift set to transform Colby College Museum of Art

The gift to the Maine museum includes nearly 1,150 artworks and funds to establish the Lunder Institute for American Art.

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Norwell theater offers new play on the contributions of Betty Ford

Company Theatre in Norwell performs a staged reading of a new play based on a chapter in the life of First Lady Betty Ford, titled “She Did All That – Betty Ford: Speaking Out, Saving Lives.”

Edie Fake’s “Citadel’’ is part of “Occupancies” at Boston University Art Galleries.

The Ticket: Music, theater, art, dance, and more

A rundown of upcoming concerts, plays, performances, and other events in the Boston area this week.

Randy Harrison as the Emcee in “Cabaret.”


The Weekender: Kickoff, ‘Cabaret,’ and funny cannibals

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

“Anthony Quinn & Sammy Davis, Jr. — ‘Zorba the Greek’ Opening, Jason’s,” 1985.

Photography review

How celebrities from Cher to Sinatra to Cosby looked in Boston

Roger Farrington’s photographs of famous visitors to the city between 1976 and 1996 is about them — and us.

An image from Manny Montelibano’s video “A Dashed State.”

Galleries | CATE McQUAID

What did they see? They saw the sea.

“The Ocean After Nature,” at the Museum School, isn’t about seascapes.

Daniel Clayman’s “Rainfield,” a site-specific installation that opened last month in MassArt’s new Design and Media Center, was the inspiration for “Vitreous Bodies.”

Art Review

Glassy-eyed, in a very good way, at MassArt

An installation and show demonstrate just how creatively artists can use glass.

Annette Lemieux


Annette Lemieux wins MFA’s Maud Morgan Prize

The award is given to a Massachusetts woman for her contributions to contemporary art.

“Interior With Egyptian Curtain,’’ part of MFA’s “Matisse in the Studio.”

Winter Arts guide 2017

Top 10 upcoming art events

Cate McQuaid’s picks for noteworthy shows in the region this season.

An Amy Congdon back piece from “CODED_COUTURE.”

Winter Arts Guide 2017

When art is in fashion

Three exhibitions look at couture that’s more than just something to wear.

Masaharu Takami’s “School Child’s Drawing, Honkawa Elementary School, First Grade, 1953” is part of “Perspectives From Postwar Hiromshima” at Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

The Ticket: Music, theater, dance, art, and more

Picks for upcoming concerts, performances, exhibits, and other events in the Boston area.

Eric Church comes to TD Garden on Saturday.


The Weekender: Global sounds, quiet knights, and hailing Mary

Our picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

The Potlatch 2016

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

A show to see before the cotton candy dissolves

Emilie Stark-Menneg’s art fuzzes, seeps, and crackles with bright color.

Actor Shia LaBeouf has been a frequent presence outside a Queens museum to tout the “He Will Not Divide Us” livestream.

Shia LaBeouf-led livestream says ‘He Will Not Divide Us’

The actor is helping to lead a participatory public art project he and two collaborators intend to have running for the duration of Trump’s presidency.


Photographic Resource Center told it must leave BU

The nonprofit will have to be gone by July 1

Stained glass depicting “Messengers from Ephesus before Emperor Theodosius II (Episode from the Legend of the Severn Sleepers of Ephesus.”

From touching to fabulous to fierce at the Worcester Art Museum

A new installation integrates the John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection of arms and armor with other objects from the period between 500 and 1500, give or take a few decades.

Artist Shepard Fairey with his portrait of former President Barack Obama.

Obama ‘Hope’ artist returns with ‘We the people’ posters

Shepard Fairey chose images of three women to represent America for his latest political art.


The Informer: An environmental education fair, an art demonstration, and a concert

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

22nocalendar - Caught in a Vortex in Rockport, by Amy Smith, was the Grand Prize winner in the 2016 Essex National Heritage Area Photo contest. (Essex Heritage)


See Essex County through local lenses

A reception for Essex National Heritage Area Photo Contest winners will be held Jan. 25 at Hunt’s Photo & Video in Melrose.

“I see the path,” 2015 HD video, color, sound, 3 min. 15 sec.


Taking her camera to where frontiers meet

The Kurdish performance artist Fatma Bucak is drawn to borders.

Michael Keaton in “The Founder.”


The Weekender: Poets, POTUS, photos, and toe shoes

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


The Informer: An art show, a lecture series, a DVD screening, and a gallery exhibition

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

Nathan Benn’s “Fourth of July Parade, Rockport.”

Photography review

A vivid time capsule of the North Shore

In a Cape Ann Museum exhibit, Nathan Benn’s 1978 photographs cover the waterfront from Salem to Salisbury.

Instrument maker Jeremy Adams in his workshop.


For this craftsman, there is more to instruments than the sound

A show at the Cape Ann Museum celebrates North Shore instrument maker Jeremy Adams.

 A grant from the Henry Luce Foundation will support the Worcester Art Museum’s collection of pre-contemporary American art, which includes Asher B. Durand’s “Capture of Major Andre.“

Worcester Art Museum gets $825,000 grant

The Henry Luce Foundation has singled out the Worcester Art Museum.

Michelle Dorrance, Dorrance Dance, SOUNDspace (c) Matthew Murphy


The Weekender: Neglected Afflecks, fancy footwork, and legendary ducklings

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

Dennis Miller’s “point.line.plane.”


When mathematics and art collaborate

A show at Suffolk University Gallery doesn’t just crunch the numbers.

From left: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae in “Hidden Figures.”

The Weekender

The Weekender: Marvelous math, pop heroes, and ‘Bright Lights’

The Globe’s picks for weekend fun in Boston and beyond.

Sarah Lewis


Putting a lens on race, photography, and citizenship

Harvard scholar Sarah Lewis’s work is having quite a moment.

Margo Margolis, Red Ears, flashe on canvas, 72 x 60 inches

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Adding emphasis to ‘Paintings & Works on Paper’ at Beth Urdang Gallery

The Margo Margolis show adds percolation to canvas and paper.

Robert McCloskey illustration for “Make Way for Ducklings.”

Art review

Robert McCloskey, the man behind ‘Make Way for Ducklings,’ gets a show at the MFA

Children’s book illustrators Robert McCloskey and Ed Emberley get museum shows.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

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// 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

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// Raising the roof at Harvard Art Museums

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