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.

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.

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

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Artists give Allston house Western exposure

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


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.

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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.

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Nari Ward’s “We the People”

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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.

A baby carrier from about 1835 is part of the collection at issue.

US warns Newton seminary over native artifacts

Andover Newton Theological School has yet to comply with law governing return of sacred objects.

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn star in “Snatched.”


The Weekender: WikiLeaks, New Kids, and the great Goldie Hawn

The Globe’s picks for everything fun this weekend.

Rob Jackson‘s “Single Shot.”

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Aesthetic ammunition for a serious argument

The Society of Arts + Crafts gives the debate over gun control an artistic twist.

A.R. Penck, 77, German neo-expressionist of Cold War era

Mr. Penck’s work brought a new sense of historical and political drama to figurative painting.

Zoe Saldana as Gamora in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”


The Weekender: Goofy ‘Guardians,’ greaser goddesses, and a Boss bassist

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

GALLERIES | Cate McQuaid

Pushing the information envelope in ‘Sidetracked’

The group show at Drive-By Projects in Watertown ponders privacy and much else.

“Extracts From Moby Dick Deckle Edges” is part of the exhibition of Frank Stella prints at the Addison Gallery.

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A very full survey of prints by Frank Stella

The Addison Gallery of American Art presents a very full survey of the artist’s prints.

Under the terms of the agreement, the MFA will pay the estate of Emma Budge an undisclosed sum to retain the 18th-century German objects.

MFA settles Nazi-related claim, keeping rare figurines

The museum will pay the estate of a Jewish collector in order to retain the colorful 18th-century sculptures, which it put on view Wednesday.

Dan Byers will become the new director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University on June 1.


ICA’s Dan Byers is heading to Harvard

He’s been appointed director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.

Lea Michele arrives at the 2016 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party at West Hollywood Park on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of May 1-7

An Intimate Evening With Lea Michele, Greater Boston CityHeart Art Show and Sale, Children’s Book Week, and more.

Irving Penn,

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The stunning simplicity of Irving Penn

The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates Irving Penn’s centenary.

Dwight Yoakam performs May 6 at the House of Blues.

The Ticket

Music, theater, dance, and more

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

Kayla Suverkrubbe, “For the Love of Others.”


Expect to see more in the future from these up-and-coming artists

They’re receiving their MFA degrees from local schools this spring.

Untitled (#10), Ellen Driscoll

GALLERIES | Cate McQuaid

Going beyond a very famous pond

A show in Concord takes Walden Pond as a visual and conceptual point of departure.

MFA among museums hit by Instagram censorship

Instagram has removed three images the museum posted to promote its ongoing photography exhibition.

Koichiro Kurita’s “Snow Viewing.”

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Thoreau revered; quarries quarried; vegetation viewed

Three shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography look at the natural world.

Mr. Hendricks taught in the art department at Connecticut College for decades.

Barkley L. Hendricks, 72, portraitist of a new black pride

The painter gave new representation to ordinary black men and women, memorializing them in portraits that echoed the grand manner of the old masters.

Gore Place’s 30th Annual Sheepshearing Festival will be held Saturday, April 29.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of April 24-30

Gore Place’s Sheepshearing Festival, “Peppa Pig’s Big Splash!,” Independent Bookstore Day, and more.

Volunteer Christine Murcott put the finishing touches on a Matisse-inspired flower arrangement.

Kahlo, Pollock works will highlight MFA’s ‘Art in Bloom’

At the MFA’s “Art in Bloom,” floral designs complement some of the museum’s iconic works.

Elsa Dorfman in her Cambridge studio with her Polaroid 20x24 camera.


‘The B-Side’ could be early birthday present for photographer Elsa Dorfman

The Cambridge portrait photographer is the subject of a new Errol Morris documentary.

Brie Larson in “Free Fire.”

The Weekender

Funny women, big guns, and divine art

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

Sandro Botticelli’s

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Superb Botticelli show at MFA traces the master’s arc

The largest Botticelli show yet in the United States features 15 works by the artist, many of which have never been seen before this side of the Atlantic.

From left: Frederick Ilchman, Aaron De Groft, John Spike, and Matthew Teitelbaum at the Museum of Fine Arts.


Botticelli exhibition opens at MFA

It’s billed as the largest Botticelli exhibition ever in North America.

Examiner | Magazine

Fascinating facts about Paul Revere’s home improvements

Let’s mark the anniversary of Boston’s most famous horse ride with a look at the recently expanded Paul Revere House historic site.

Yogi Bear from the exhibit “Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning” at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge.


Family Entertainment: Art picks

Critic’s picks for the best family-friendly art exhibits in the Boston area.

Bob Hesse’s “Unquiet City II’’ is part of “New England on Paper” at the Boston Athenaeum.

The Ticket: What’s coming up in the arts world

This week’s picks from our critics.

Bennie Flores Ansell presents images of flying fish in a school vacation week installation at the ICA.

Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly

Bennie Flores Ansel’s “Fish Out of Water,” at the ICA, looks at immigration imaginatively.

Anne Hathaway in “Colossal.”


The Weekender: Rampaging monsters, reclusive poets, and a revived ‘Rent’

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

Mohamad Hafez’s “Baggage No. 4”


Damascus and its ruins, through an artist’s eyes

A powerful show by Syrian architect Mohamad Hafez features his reconstructions of old Damascus alongside models of buildings blown to skeletons and rubble.

“Tiger Lily,” acrylic on canvas, by Sharon Friedman.

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Nevertheless, they persisted: standout New England women painters

“Expanding Abstraction: New England Women Painters, 1950 to Now,” at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, pays tribute to women artists’ tenacity, and it has some knockout canvases.


Not spring chickens, but their art springs forth

The Saltbox Gallery’s 29th annual Spring show runs through Sunday, April 9, at the Topsfield Fairground’s Coolidge Hall.

A portrait of a young Emily Dickinson (left) with siblings Austin and Lavinia.

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In new exhibit, Emily Dickinson is anything but a ‘Nobody’

A Morgan Library & Museum exhibition looks at the life and work of the iconic poet.

John Mayer performs April 9 at TD Garden.

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

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

“Aquí Nadie Gana (Nobody Wins Here)” by Juan Roberto Diago.

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Cuba sí, racism no!

Harvard’s Cooper Gallery presents work by the Afro-Cuban painter Juan Roberto Diago.

Matisse’s “Interior With Egyptian Curtain”

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At the MFA, objects of Matisse’s artistic affection

In an exhibit that opens today, the MFA highlights the relationship between Henri Matisse’s art and objects in his studio.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

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