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Roberto Mighty, a filmmaker, photographer and sound designer, is Mount Auburn Cemetery's first artist in residence.

Cambridge, MA., 07/17/14, Mount Auburn has named its first artist-in-residence, Roberto Mighty, who is just beginning his work there. He's a filmmaker, photographer and sound designer. He believes cemeteries are important because

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Mighty will spend 18 months at Mount Auburn, the country’s first garden cemetery, which changed the way Americans thought about death.

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Mighty arrived at the cemetery after personal loss — his mother, aunt, uncle, and a close friend died in the past five years — and has found comfort.

Roberto Mighty

Mighty is less interested in telling the stories of people memorialized by grand monuments.

Mighty instead tells the stories of people like Peter Byus, a little-known escaped slave from Virginia.

Roberto Mighty

Mighty instead tells the stories of people like Peter Byus, a little-known escaped slave from Virginia.

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"I love to deal with graves of people who were unknown and not wealthy," said Mighty. "I feel closer to those people.”

Artist Roberto Mighty finds stories at Mt. Auburn cemetery

Mighty, the first artist-in-residence at the 183-year-old cemetery, is creating a multiscreen digital multimedia installation.

Michael Cerveris in “Fun Home.”

Star power fuels Broadway’s coming season

The coming Broadway season has something for everyone — a musical by Sting, Hugh Jackman, Helen Mirren, and not one, but two Gyllenhaals.

Jeremy Jordan (left) stars in the world premiere of the musical “Finding Neverland” at the American Repertory Theater.

Names

‘Finding Neverland’ musical breaks ART box-office records

The Broadway-bound musical has broken box-office records at the American Repertory Theater.

The ticket: Theater

Globe reviewers offer their recommendations for the best in local and regional theater.

The ticket: Dance

This week’s dance picks include the family-friendly “Squirrel Stole My Underpants” at Puppet Showplace Theatre.

STages

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/MAN1andFAMOUSCHEF-1.jpg In playwright’s view, happiness industry is a bummer

“27 Tips for Banishing the Blues” looks at depression in America, specifically casting a harsh comic light on charlatans who try to profit from it.

“Splendid.”

james cohan gallery, New York/Shanghai

Art Review

Shinique Smith exhibit wild and welcoming

Smith, whose exhibit is at the Museum of Fine Arts, is on the rise; she proceeds, riotously, with a wild painted gesture as its engine.

Stage Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Photo13_5641.jpg A raw, relevant ‘Fences’ at Gloucester Stage

In the rugged production now up at Gloucester Stage Company, August Wilson’s “Fences” feels fresh and familiar in its depiction of the human toll exacted by systemic deprivations.

Stage Review

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Flat Earth Theatre sets George Bernard Shaw’s play in the London Underground, with a totalitarian police state ruling the streets above.

Local galleries

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/25/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/BATTLElrg-002.jpg Week Ahead: Gallery picks

Critic’s picks for gallery exhibitions in the Boston area.

Events

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/11/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/AspenSantaFeBallet_KatherineBolanos_photoRosalieOConnor.jpg The week ahead: Theater, arts

Globe reviewers offer their recommendations for the best in local and regional theater, dance, galleries, and museums.

Summer Arts Preview

special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/WEBsummerartsfront-6592--90x90.jpg The sizzling summer of arts

Transforming the Clark Art Institute, Newport Jazz Festival, plus 90 critics’ picks.

Sebastian Smee

Art critic

Smee, an art critic for the Globe, was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism.

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.