art review

Peabody Essex brings Calder’s art back to Boston

“Southern Cross,” a maquette from 1963 by Alexan-der Calder.

Calder Foundation

At the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Alexander Calder’s beautiful works are the subject of a numinous exhibition.

From left: Patrick Massey, Aliana de la Guardia, and Brian Church.

THE grass roots

For Guerilla Opera, every production is a premiere

The Boston chamber-opera company will open its season with “Let’s Make a Sandwich,” pairing two “micro-operas.”

Morrison created Beth Morrison Projects to produce contemporary opera and music theater works.

The Impresario

Beth Morrison Projects brings ‘Ouroboros’ to Boston

Beth Morrison Projects is a driving force in the difficult task of guiding new-music projects from conception to stage.

The ticket: Theater

Globe reviewers offer their recommendations for the best in local theater, including “The Lion King,” and “Doubt, A Parable.”

The ticket: Art

Sebastian Smee’s picks for noteworthy museum exhibitions on view in Boston and the surrounding area this week.

The ticket: Dance

Critic’s picks for dance performances in the Boston area and beyond.

Actors Paul Melendy, left, were at a rehearshal at Fenway before Friday’s show.

stage review

At Fenway, a magical night of Shakespeare

The event featured an impressive array of actors and “greatest hits” selections from 10 Shakespeare plays.

gwen keraval for the boston globe

opera special

The curtain rises for Boston’s opera companies

With a new season of opera upon us, five profiles of companies leaving their mark, and is the city ready to talk about a real opera house?

High notes

Operas worth catching this season

Mark your calendars for these selected highlights from the current operatic season in Boston.

Dance Review

// Collaborative spirit showcased in McCusker’s dances

“‘Hey!’ + Other Dances,” at Somerville’s Center for Arts at the Armory, featured many of choreographer Daniel McCusker’s treasured veteran collaborators.

Stage Review

In ‘Year Zero,’ fresh faces but an old story

Despite its fresh cultural trappings, the script seems to prove that stories about immigrants assimilating tend to be alike.

art review

// Mark Bradford’s bold vision at the Rose

With texturally rich paintings and allusive sculptures at the Rose Art Museum, Bradford recasts contemporary issues in mythic dimensions.

// With ‘Bent,’ Zeitgeist explores another heavy topic

The play exploring the treatment of gays during the Holocaust is the first production of Zeitgeist Stage Company’s 14th season.

Fall Arts Preview

special section

// Fall arts offerings

Play revisits a polarizing New England figure, Cambridge dance centers go for a spin, plus critics’ picks.


The Week Ahead: Arts

Globe reviewers offer their recommendations for the best in local theater, dance, and more.

Local galleries


// Greek artists interpret newsmaking events at Grossman

A show featuring works by contemporary Greek artists offers disparate, provocative interpretations of current events.

Don Aucoin

Theater critic

Aucoin is the Globe’s theater critic, and has covered everything from television to politics to the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal.