For these shipbuilders, it’s a small world

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

Jacob’s Pillow opens this year with the Royal Danish Ballet.

Globe Magazine

42 concerts, plays, and arts events you shouldn’t miss in New England

Globe critics looked all around the region to pick events you should mark on your calendar.

“A Miracle of Saint Donatus of Arezzo” is attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and Lorenzo di Credi.

Did Leonardo da Vinci have a hand in a Worcester Art Museum painting?

A painting from the Louvre joins one at Worcester to examine the question of attribution.

A scene from Ana DuVernay’s film adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Wrinkles in time, tricks up sleeves, and ‘Pretty in Pink’ 

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

Latest Art headlines


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.

Scholastic Art & Writing winners explore imagination — and the world

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

Art award winners

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


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.

More Art headlines

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.

Tieton Mosaic’s “Thank You!”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Art meets commerce at the BCA’s Mills Gallery

“Culture Hustlers: Artists Minding Their Business” puts the bottom line on top.

Joseph McNamara’s “New Tait Hotel (as seen from the Hotel Finlen, Butte, MT)” is part of “Joseph McNamara: Realizations” at Gallery NAGA through March 31.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Jennifer Lawrence plays a prima ballerina turned Russian agent in “Red Sparrow.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Russian spies, Hollywood brains, and restless Zombies

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

Egon Schiele’s “The Artist’s Mother, Sleeping”

Art Review

At the MFA, drawings from Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele

Two Viennese masters offer works on paper that challenge and satisfy.

A plaid silk maternity dress, circa 1855, on display in “Fresh Goods: Shopping for Clothing in a New England Town, 1750-1900” at the Concord Museum.

Art Review

At the Concord Museum, what Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy might have worn

“Fresh Goods” offers a charming look at clothing and related items from 1750 to 1900.

David Hockney talking about his craft in the film “David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts.”

Movie Review

David Hockney at the easel — and in front of the camera

In a documentary at the MFA, the artists talks about two recent shows in London.

Samantha Fields’s “Under Primping”


A ‘STITCH’ in time: Exhibit embraces textiles’ meaning, social history

The New Art Center, in Newton, takes an up-to-the-minute look at textiles.

Boston -02/22/18- The Boston Athenaeum hosted a Coffee hour with it's director, Elizabeth Barker. Madeleine Rose, 9 from Sleepy Hollow, NY, was on a tour with her family as she paused to look at magazines in the 2nd floor Long Room. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(arts)

Turmoil strikes Boston Athenaeum

The venerable private library has been rocked by internal divisions and widespread staff departures.

Margaret Burke


Margaret Burke to retire from Concord Museum

The executive director, who has headed the museum since 2011, will step down at the end of the month.

22confederateflag -- Sonya Clark has performed

Artist examines how to unravel a Confederate flag

For Virginia-based artist Sonya Clark, the purpose of the work, titled “Unraveling,” is to deconstruct the symbol through conversation and community.

Detail of “Man With Beaded Suit,” Max Stern, 2017. Mardis Gras Indians drum, dance, and chant in paintings by Robert Freeman and photographs by Stern, at Adelson Galleries Boston.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Feb. 26-March 4

New Discovery Museum (re)opens, Steven Pinker’s new book, Mardi Gras Indians in the South End, and more.

An untitled photo from “Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage,” which is at Boston University’s Faye G, Jo, and James Stone Gallery through March 25.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

“The Marriage of the Virgin” is in “Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth” at the Gardner.

Art Review

At the Gardner, the colors of heaven in Fra Angelico exhibition

The 15th-century Dominican friar’s painting made faith luminous.

Charity Angel Dawson, Desi Oakley, and Lenne Klingaman in the national tour of “Waitress,” which is at the Opera House through March 4.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Waitresses, prison guards, and princesses

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

Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee’s “The Blue Lagoon”

Photography review

Vibrant additions to the collection at Fitchburg Art Museum

The museum is doubling its photographic holdings, and 24 pictures in a new show offer a striking sampling.

Bryan Christie’s “Of Your Presence Just Passed”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Bryan Christie takes the human body to unexpected places

The artist’s show at Matter & Light Fine Art runs through March 31.


Artists, performers sought for Franklin spring art event

The Art in Motion exhibition will showcase paintings and drawings of figures in motion.

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream. Pictured: Moana.

7 school vacation week ideas for the kids

February Vacation Week has arrived and, as a parent, you have two goals: To keep the kids entertained — and flu free. So pack some hand sanitizer and head out.

Travel - Winter Escape - Museums, like the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, offer a warm respite from winter's cold at an affordable price. (Michael Lavin Flower) / OUTTAKe 1019 08berkshire


Norman Rockwell’s sons withdraw from lawsuit against Berkshire Museum

The artist’s three sons have withdrawn from a lawsuit against a Massachusetts museum that wants to sell one of their late father’s paintings.

Steven Barkhimer and Mara Sidmore in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s production of “Richard III,” at Swedenborg Chapel through March 11.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Chadwick Boseman in “Black Panther.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: The protector of Wakanda, god of funk, and king of England

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

Nam June Paik’s “Charlotte Moorman II” is in “Before Projection.” ”

‘Art + Tech: A Citywide Collaboration’ casts a wide net over the Net

Rolling out in more than a dozen museums and universities around Boston, it looks at aesthetics in the digital age.

“Girl With Mirror” is among the photographs in “Clarence H. White and His World.”

Photography review

At the Davis, Pictorialist beauty from Clarence H. White

His soft-focus photographs from the turn of the 20th century are both modern and anachronistic.

Genevieve Gaignard’s “Supreme” is in “Forms & Alterations” at Boston University’s 808 Gallery.


Fashion meets art, art meets fashion, at BU’s 808 Gallery

“Forms & Alterations” clothes its arguments in, yes, clothes.

A federal judge on Monday awarded $6.7 million to graffiti artists who sued after dozens of spray paintings were destroyed when dilapidated warehouse buildings Long Island City, N.Y., were torn down to make room for high-rise luxury residences.

N.Y. landlord obliterated dozens of graffiti murals. Now he owes the artists $6.7 million.

Aerosol artists would travel from around the world to use the warehouse walls as canvases — legally.

Barack Obama examined the portraits during Monday’s unveiling.

Critic’s Notebook

Getting the Obamas down on canvas

The statement the paintings make would mean less if the portraits weren’t as good as they are.

From left: Artist Kehinde Wiley, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and artist Amy Sherald.

Those interesting new Obama portraits, explained

What’s the symbolism? What do art critics think? Heck, what do the Obamas think? We break down what you need to know about the portraits unveiled Monday.

A November protest outside the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield demonstrated opposition to the planned sale of 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell.

Berkshire Museum will be allowed to sell Rockwell, other paintings

In a joint request filed Friday with the Supreme Judicial Court, attorneys for the museum and the attorney general’s office asked the court to authorize the museum to sell the works.

Things to do

Ideas for fun things to do around Boston

Your calendar of events, music, theater, and more for the late winter and early spring.

Haneefah Wood in “Bad Dates” at Huntington Theatre Company.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Dakota Johnson in “Fifty Shades Freed.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: ‘Shades,’ shorts, and shows – a pre-Valentine preparedness kit

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

A detail of Frank Benson’s “Juliana.”

Art Review

At the ICA, looking at ‘Art in the Age of the Internet’

The exhibition looks at reality virtual as well as aesthetic.

Untitled works from 2017 in “Joanne Greenbaum: Things We Said Today.”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Joanne Greenbaum presents her work with flying colors

Her School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University show includes sculpture and painting.

Quiet can be found at the Bates Hall Reading Room at Boston Public Library.

Places to find peace and quiet all over the region

In winter we spend more time cooped up inside with a constant cacophony, and recent studies suggest that a steady diet of noise can increase blood pressure, stress, and sleep disorders.

Style Watch

Fashion spotting at the Salon Style event at the Gardner Museum

Artsy layering was on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Third Thursday event.

Latchezar Boyadjiev’s “Birth Glass.”

Everything’s made of glass at the Imagine Museum

The wildly colorful space in St. Petersburg, Fla., showcases work from superstars of the studio glass movement and contemporary emerging artists.

“Americas : Veritas” is part of “Renée Green: Within Living Memory” at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo’s “Scene of Contemporary Life: The Chaperoned Visit, or the Presentation of the Fiancé” is part of “Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings From the Thaw Collection” at Clark Art Institute.

Art Review

A priceless drawings collection at Clark Art Institute

“Drawn to Greatness” features 150 works, from the Renaissance to Picasso.

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.