2015 Museums Special

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A look at artworks in area museums that have histories their wall labels might not reveal.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/13/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/2015-03-1320.35.30-2.jpg WWII museum displays Nashua soldier’s ‘visual diary’

The Wright Museum of World War II is showing 83 of Charles Miller’s sketches of daily life as a soldier.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/31/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/20150622_MoRI_Dolls-07(1).jpg For museum donor, collecting nesting dolls a journey of hope

For Pamela Kruskal, each layer is a metaphor: representing her life as a poet, a wife, a mother, a South African expat, and a woman resisting lupus.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/06/10/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/maeda_13classno_g4.jpg Sound suggestions: Boston-area fall museum concerts

A selection of local musical events at museums, including some designed to harmonize with what’s hanging on walls nearby.

Special feature

sebastian smee

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/smee--90x90.jpg The 50 greatest paintings in New England

In a region overflowing with art treasures, which paintings stand out?

Local galleries

Galleries

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/22/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Untitled-5-002.jpg Memorials, ethereal and elegiac, at Boston University

Current shows at BU’s galleries evoke French servicemen lost during World War I, and evoke tensions of shadows and light.

Events

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/DennisHlynsky_Brute_Pink.jpg The week ahead: music, theater, art, and more

Critics’ picks for what is happening locally in the arts world.

Special section

Museums special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/14/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/ryan_ica5_met.jpg What’s happening in local museums

Exploring how we keep museums vital today, plus a look at Vermeer groupies, late-night museum-going, and, of course, things to see and do.