At the MFA, bearing witness to the unbearable

Henryk Ross’s Lodz Ghetto photographs are a unique document of the Holocaust.

Billy Crystal comes to the Boch Center’s Wang Theatre on Friday.

THINGS TO DO

The Weekender: Ex-junkies, alien invaders, and sexier Sex Pistols

The Globe’s picks for everything fun to do this weekend.

An empty frame where Rembrandt's “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee” was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Six theories behind the stolen Gardner Museum paintings

On the 27th anniversary of the $500 million Gardner Museum heist, we take a look at six theories behind the stolen paintings.

Brockton-02/24/2017 Beth McLaughlin wears her pink hat as she sits among other pink hats, part of an ever-expanding collection at the Fuller Craft Museum for a future display. John Tlumacki/Globe staff(south)

Brockton museum collecting handmade social activism

The pink, hand-knitted hats sported in demonstrations around the world earlier this year have a new home.

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Million-dollar coin stolen from German museum

The massive 221-pound gold coin has a face value of 1 million Canadian dollars, but by weight alone, it would be worth almost $4.5 million.

This is the art exhibit we all need right now

Miss those forts you made as a kid? “Hideout,” a new exhibit at the Boston Children’s Museum, has just what you (and your kids) need.

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

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

Art Review

American history in black and white

Kara Walker, at UMass-Amherst’s Museum of Contemporary Art, confronts race head on.

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Mike Ross attends opening reception of ‘Memory Unearthed’

The exhibition features photographs by Henryk Ross.

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“Winter Weight” by Dana Clancy.

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Entering a territory of titillating intangibles

Dana Clancy’s paintings show art museums in a very different light.

A look at all the art work that was stolen from the Gardner Museum

Thirteen art works were taken from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on March 18, 1990. Here they are.

Philip Beesley’s “Sentient Veil” hangs from the ceiling at the Gardner.

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Sound art at the Gardner: seeing with your ears

“Listen Hear,” an installation of sound art at the Gardner Museum, offers magic and more.

Mass MoCA director Joseph C. Thompson points out work in Building 6.

Lifting the veil on Mass MoCA’s expansion

The art museum is putting the finishing touches on its massive Building 6, set to open in May.

Caleb Cole “The Teacher”

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When portraits show more than just a face

“Observance: As I See You, You See Me,” at Montserrat College of Art, looks at portraiture.

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When the Irish came to Boston

“The Irish Atlantic,” at the Massachusetts Historical Society, looks at a 19th-century wave of immigration.

Panopticon Gallery’s final exhibition includes this shot of Joan Collins at Nine Lansdowne in 1984.

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Panopticon Gallery to close

The last exhibition features the work of photographer Roger Farrington.

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Writing honors

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Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Art honors

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Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, March 13-19

A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn, Redefining Dance & Disability, the Persian New Year Festival, and more.

Soomin Mah, Dana Hall School.

Winners of this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards look to the future

High school students impress with a wide range of talents.

Dropkick Murphys play several shows in Boston this week.

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

Concerts, plays, performances, exhibitions, and other events and activities in the area this week.

A scene from the movie “Kong: Skull Island.”

THINGS TO DO

The Weekender: Giant apes, little geniuses, and local folk heroes

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

Corey Escoto’s “House of Cards 2,” part of “A Routine Pattern of Troubling Behaviour” at Samson.

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Corey Escoto explores the link between alarm and artifice

Artist’s show at Samson gallery plays with expectations and assumptions.

Iraqi federal police inspect a room in Mosul’s heavily damaged museum. Most of the artifacts were destroyed.

Rubble and ash in Mosul museum retaken from Islamic State

The antiquities museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul is in ruins. Piles of rubble fill exhibition halls and a massive fire in the building’s basement has reduced hundreds of rare books and manuscripts to ankle-deep drifts of ash.

“Untitled” is among the works by Fred Eversley on display at Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.

Art Review

At the Rose, oracular sleekness and a very different Sahara

Fred Eversley’s sculptures and Tommy Hartung’s video are transporting.

The signs were installed by the artist Plastic Jesus.

Street art claims internment camps are coming to Boston

The artist said he wanted the signs, complete with the presidential seal and President Trump’s signature, to be jarring.

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Banksy’s art in West Bank hotel with world’s ‘worst view’

“The Walled Off Hotel” is awash in the trademark satirical work of the mysterious artist.

Childe Hassam’s

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At Yale, the Old World comes to the New

Two shows look at interactions between Europe and America (both North and South).

Ariana Grande performs during her “Dangerous Woman” tour.

THINGS TO DO

The Weekender: Divas, Marvel mutants, and lost icons

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

The Arts Issue | Magazine

42 essential arts events you won’t want to miss this spring and summer

Globe critics surveyed New England to pick their favorite upcoming shows, including 7 that are absolutely free.

“Gwenneth Boelens: At Odds” is up at MIT List Visual Arts Center through April 16.

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At MIT, seeing art as a place you can return to

Gwenneth Boelens and Charlotte Moth have shows at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.

A detail of Cassandra C. Jones’s “Good Cheer Wallpaper.”

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High and low, light and dark, in ‘Fuse’

Works from Cassandra C. Jones and Alfred Steiner make for a lively show at Ogilvy Gallery.

The Institute of Contemporary Art’s new waterfront satellite will be filled with immersive artworks, and admission will be free — a rarity in the Boston area.

ICA plans major expansion — across the harbor in East Boston

The museum’s new waterfront satellite will be filled with immersive artworks, and admission will be free — a rarity in the Boston area.

Last year, Dr. Keith Ablow, a regular on Fox News, decided to try his hand at launching a career as a fine artist. The result: “Project Prescription.” He still runs a private practice in Newburyport.

The Arts Issue | Magazine

Psychiatrist Keith Ablow is turning prescription writing into an art

From a home base in Newburyport, the MD, serial entrepreneur, and Fox News regular is embarking on his next big project.

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Boston arts leaders signal alarm over possible federal cuts

“During this moment of heightened national discord, the elimination of the NEA and NEH is not a cut our country can afford.”

Gustave Le Gray’s “Beech Tree.”

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A keen-eyed connoisseur, a striking photography collection

Samuel Wagstaff Jr. did more perhaps than any one individual to demonstrate the acceptance of photography as a fine art.

A screen at the ICA shows Steve McQueen’s video installation “Ashes.”

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At the ICA, two shows that embrace the body in many forms

The Institute for Contemporary Art is featuring “Steve McQueen: Ashes” and this year’s Foster prize winners.

Loli Kantor’s “Jewish Cemetery Cameo Portraits, Bershad, Ukraine.”

Photography review

Seeing memories with more than the mind’s eye

Four shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography look at memory.

Boston Ballet in “Artifact” at the Boston Opera House.

THINGS TO DO

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.”

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Baroque master Carlo Dolci gets his first US retrospective

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

James Sterling Pitt’s “P62.”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Sending messages in code at Steven Zevitas Gallery

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

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, greeted members of the Israeli delegation at the White House last week.

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

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.

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.

THINGS TO DO

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

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

Ramiro Gomez’s “Laborers at Lunch,” 2015 mixed media installation.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

At BU, the art of protest

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

The staff of the Davis Museum de-installs works as part of the “Art-Less” project.

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.

Abelardo Morell’s “Walden: Woods and Pond”

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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)

Mark Your Calendar

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 ( )

SUBURBAN HANDBOOK: VALENTINE’S DAY

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?

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.