Derek Walcott museum shuttered amid funding cuts in St. Lucia

A museum that opened barely a year ago on the site of the childhood home of the renowned poet and longtime Boston University professor has abruptly closed.

U2 (pictured performing in Tennessee earlier this month) plays Gillette Stadium Sunday.


The Weekender: Bono, Wilco, Mario, and Jacob’s Pillow

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

Takaishi Shigeyoshi’s articulated model of a dragon.

Art Review

Fresh looks at Asian art at the MFA

A new show looks at the largely forgotten bapo painting style and a new installation comes to life in the Art of Japan gallery.

“The Bride” from Roya Farassat’s “Menagerie” series.

GAlleries | Cate McQuaid

At Gallery Kayafas, art from Iranian women

The power of understatement is on display in “Echo.”

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The ‘Daily Show’ Twitter library is just one of many art projects about Trump’s tweets

The pop-up library, meticulously modeled on real presidential museums, was designed to showcase the breadth and depth of the president’s Twitter career.

The Ticket

Arts events this week

Picks include BJ Barham, a Lucero and Banditos double-bill, “The Effect,” and Mark Morris Dance Group.

This man says he can recover the missing Gardner paintings — this year

Arthur Brand, a Dutch private investigator, believes the works are intact, and he thinks he can crack the case.

Things to Do

Fun things to do around Boston this summer

Your calendar of events, music, theater, and more for the season.

At the Gardner Museum, restoring a room to its former glory

After a three-year renovation project, the Raphael Room shines.

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“Untitled,” completed in 1943.

Art Review

Isamu Noguchi: the artist as internee

The Isamu Noguchi Museum highlights the sculptor’s experience in a Japanese internment camp.

John Mayer at a Dead & Company show in Worcester in 2015, with drummer Bill Kreutzmann.


The Weekender: Tall ships, short films, and dad jokes

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

“Jackie” (1964) by Andy Warhol; “Portrait of Jackie Kennedy” (1963) by Norman Rockwell

Art Review

Warhol and Rockwell: American idolmakers

A fascinating new show looks at what they did, and did not, have in common.

Olivia Parker’s triptych “Changes.”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Robert Klein Gallery exhibit links art and Alzheimer’s

Olivia Parker tries to imagine her husband’s experience of the disease in “Vanishing in Plain Sight.”

Land of Talk, fronted by Elizabeth Powell (above), will play at the Brighton Music Hall.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, June 12-18

“Big River” at Old Sturbridge Village features a real river, the South Shore Art Center festival takes over Cohasset Common, and more.

An orrery, mechanical model of the solar system, built by Joseph Pope during the 1770s and ’80s.

Art Review

The 18th century comes alive in Harvard’s ‘Philosophy Chamber’

An exhibit of wonders at Harvard Art Museums.

Sofia Boutella in “The Mummy.”


The Weekender: Witches, Warhols, and women in prison

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

In March, Sean Cooper (left) and Bob Farrell hung works for a Matisse exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts.

New report gives snapshot of region’s creative economy

The creative sector plays a larger role in New England’s economy than in other parts of the country, employing more than 300,000 people who earn roughly $17 billion.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

When race and class mingle in Mexico — and on canvas

Alida Cervantes’s paintings offer lush, messy views of lush, messy social arrangements.

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Art Review

Picasso’s extraordinary versatility as a printmaker on view

Clark Art Institute’s “Picasso: Encounters” includes aquatints, etchings, lithographs, and more. Picasso hungrily conquered them, and then pushed their limits.

“We belong to the people,” says Matthew Teitelbaum, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, which is launching an expansive three-year strategic plan.

MFA wants to expand its audience, broaden its appeal

Matthew Teitelbaum aims to broaden the museum’s appeal with everything from an outdoor cafe to free memberships for newly minted US citizens. 

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Are Boston’s statues honoring all the right men?

As the racist relics of the American South come slowly down, we should cast a critical eye on our monuments.

Greg and Hannah Vazzana of Florida try out a bench that is part of a series of art installations at Cambridge Common. When two people sit — holding hands and touching an attachment on the bench’s armrests — they complete an electrical circuit that prompts a speaker to play inspirational sayings.

In Cambridge, an inspiring reason to hold hands

At Cambridge Common, an ordinary bench has been transformed into a piece of public art as part of the “Common Exchange” project.

“The Apparition” is part of the exhibition of John O’Reilly’s work.

Art Review

Mixing memory and desire — and much else besides

John O’Reilly’s collages at the Worcester Art Museum explore an inner landscape.

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Segueing from music to pictures

When he’s not spinning records, DJ Fred Fontaine is searching for the next beautiful shot to feature on his Instagram account, @behindthelens617.

Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda and Jessica Vosk as Elphaba in “Wicked.”

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

This week’s picks for upcoming concerts, plays, performances, exhibitions, and other events in the area.

Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman.”


The Weekender: Wonder Woman, Hedwig, and Jerry Garcia

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

Sarah Alexander’s “Backstage”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

SoWa gets a Fountain (gallery, that is)

Fountain Street gallery moves from Framingham.

Sophie Calle’s “Secrets”

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Getting up close and personal at MIT

“An Inventory of Shimmers” at the List Visual Arts Center offers art about intimacy.

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After decades-long saga, Lexington family settles claim for Nazi-looted art

The painting, stolen by Nazis during World War II, will be auctioned this July.


The Informer: An anniversary celebration, an art show and concert, and a new farmers market

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

A model of the Queen Elizabeth in “Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style” at Peabody Essex Museum.

Art Review

‘Ocean Liners’ sails into Peabody Essex Museum

No small part of the pleasure afforded by this exhibit is how it evokes the poetry of passenger travel by sea, while also offering the nuts and bolts of its subject.

Jason Evans’s “At Bat” is part of “Boys of Summer: A Season With the Newport Gulls” at Newport Art Museum in Rhode Island.

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

Critics’ p;icks of upcoming concerts, plays, exhibitions, and other events in the area.

Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”


The Weekender: ‘Pirates,’ knights, and Boston Calling

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

“Por-Cu-Pic” from “Jeannie Weissglass: The Secret Life of Porcupines.”


When the quill is mightier than the sword

Jeannie Weissglass’s show at Kabinett gives prominence to porcupines.

Robert Rauschenberg’s “A Quake in Paradise (Labyrinth).”

Art Review

Mass MoCA expands — and mounts a standout set of new shows

The North Adams museum has gotten a lot bigger — and even better.

Each room in the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss museum is painted in bright colors and features murals from many of his books.

Oh, the places you’ll go when visiting the new Seuss museum

Crews are scrambling to put the finishing touches on the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss, the first museum dedicated to the life and work of the revered children’s author.

A shot of the progress being made on one wall of the house at 273 Western Ave.

Artists give Allston house Western exposure

Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn are turning an empty house on Western Avenue into an explosion of colors.

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art’s 130,000-square-foot expansion will make it the largest contemporary art museum in the country.

Mass MoCA thinks big with latest expansion

With the opening of a massive building next week, Mass MoCA will have more gallery space than any contemporary art museum in the country.


Wardrobe and floral tips, together at last

Bill Graham of Beautiful Things, a florist shop in Salem, will be presenting “Little Black Dress,” a whimsical evening combining his knowledge of fashion and floral design, June 1.

All that jazz, in three appealing NY shows

Exhibitions at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum celebrate ’20s style — and beyond.

Micaela Spina, Juan Cupini, and band member Julio Dominguez in “Arrabal.”


The Weekender: ‘Alien’ invaders, resurgent Pixies, Agent Cooper

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

A 19th-century pipe carved by the Haida people of the Pacific Northwest.

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Fascinating Harvard exhibit explores the rise of anthropology

The 1893 World’s Fair looms large in a show at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

“Starved Glacier.”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Climate change as menace — and inspiration

Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz’s show at Miller Yezerski Gallery began with an Arctic journey.

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

This week’s picks for concerts, plays, performances, exhibitions, and other events in the area.

Nari Ward’s “We the People”

Art Review

Dumpster diving in search of redemption — and finding it

In “Nari Ward: Sun Splashed,” at the ICA, identity is both dream and contradiction.

Luis Croquer

Rose Art Museum names new director

Luis Croquer, the new head of the Brandeis museum, brings broad international experience. 

Psychedelic surf-rock band The Growlers headlines two nights of groovy fun at The Sinclair.

Your week ahead

Five things to do, May 15-21

The Growlers at the Sinclair, ‘The Princess Bride’: An Evening with Cary Elwes, Boston Handbell Festival, and more.

Pablo Picasso’s “Portrait of Dora Maar” (1937)


Summer Arts Preview

Cate McQuaid’s picks for notable art shows this summer.

Mary Cassatt’s “The Barefoot Child” is in “Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolors at Bowdoin College.”


Galleries as drawing rooms at Bowdoin

A large show at the college’s Museum of Art highlights its large drawing collection.

“Rim of Sunlight and Trees’’ is part of “Nancy Friese: Arbor Views” at Cade Tompkins Projects in Providence.

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

This week’s picks for concerts, plays, exhibitions, shows, and other events in the area.

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.