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Capitol thinking at the Kennedy Institute

A full-scale replica of the US Senate chamber is the centerpiece of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute.

David L Ryan/Globe Staff

Seen from outdoors, the Institute is nothing but a single-story white box. But it’s hard to imagine a better design for this purpose and this site.

Human effigy pipe by an Adena or Hopewell artist.

Art REview

Plains Indians saga finds artistic expression at the Met

A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York traces the development of Plains Indian art, and through it, the rise and fall of a culture.

Linnaeus Tripe’s “Amerapoora: Colossal Statue of Gautama Close to the North End of the Wooden Bridge.”

Photography REview

India and Burma, then all over

Photographs of a solid past and shifting present are on display at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

theater

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/HTCLittleShebaPre-Reh--7.jpg In the Huntington’s ‘Sheba,’ loneliness is etched in the details

“Loneliness is a private problem. If you talk about being lonely, it makes everyone uncomfortable and you end up being lonelier,” said director David Cromer.

Felice Frankel’s “Microelectrodes.”

Photography review

At MIT, seeing is learning as well as believing

In “Images of Discovery,” at MIT, Harold Edgerton, Berenice Abbott, and Felice Frankel put photography at the service of science.

Dance Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/1534-ODETTA-Photo-MikeStrong.jpg An uplifting ‘Odetta’ from Alvin Ailey

We can always count on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to be lively, colorful, and entertaining. But the opening night Celebrity Series performance was that and much more.

Ticket: dance

Critic’s picks for dance performances around the Boston area.

Ticket: art

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

Ticket: theater

Globe reviewers offer a guide to area productions, including “Muse & Morros."

“Whistle While You Work.”

courtesy of the collection of arnaud sarrade

Jim Shaw’s media-saturated art comes to Mass MoCA

Jim Shaw’s rich, allusive, pop culture-saturated works are the subject of a major new exhibition at Mass MoCA.

The vision of choreographer Reggie Wilson

Wilson drew upon many sources of inspiration for his work “Moses(es),” which will be performed by his Fist and Heel Performance Group at the ICA.

stages

Noir musical ‘Angels’ a Tinseltown sendup

Hard-bitten heroes and wisecracking women populate “City of Angels” at the Lyric Stage Company.

Week ahead: Music, theater, art, nightlife, and more

Critics’ picks for noteworthy events in Boston and the surrounding area this week.

In ‘God’s Ear,’ a unique vocabulary to express loss

“It’s such a beautiful piece of writing,” the director said of Jenny Schwartz’s enigmatic play.

Frame by Frame

Javanese treasure at a Yale art gallery

It’s a kind of crown, made from repousse gold, intended to cover the topknot of a person, or perhaps even a statue.

Events

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/1534-The-Pleasure-of-the-Lesson-Photo-Paul-Kolnik.jpg Week ahead: theater, dance, art

Globe reviewers offer a guide to area productions, including “Shockheaded Peter.”

Local galleries

galleries

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/23/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/BCA_Action_Kits_(MelissaBlackall)_-53.jpg ‘Action Kits’ inspires interactivity

“Action Kits” asks five artists to translate the working methods of five professionals into new, interactive pieces.

Harvard Art Museums

special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/02/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/harvardart.jpg Raising the roof at Harvard Art Museums

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

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.