The curious world of Julian Janowitz

Since the mid-1970s, the psychiatrist-artist has shaped dozens of acres of land where he resides in rural Shutesbury. Now, as his health fades, he imagines what it could become.

A 19th-century fishhook made by a Haida or Tlingit artist is among the objects in the Andover Newton Theological School collection.

Peabody Essex Museum gains ownership of controversial collection

The collection had been the subject of federal warnings over the violation of a law governing the return of sacred objects to native peoples.

Jennifer Lawrence in “mother!”

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The Weekender: Artists, martyrs, and envelopes

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

Sotheby’s auction house expects Norman Rockwell’s painting “Blacksmith’s Boy — Heel and Toe (Shaftsbury Blacksmith Shop)” to fetch $7 million to $10 million.

Berkshire Museum sale of Rockwells and other art could fetch $68M

The museum’s decision to auction the works has drawn national fire, and this week it ended its affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution because of the plans.

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High concept design

Architecture firms show off site-specific projects on the Greenway through Oct. 11.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Annette Lemieux didn’t intend her new show to be political — but it is

Politics informs her “Mise en Scène,” at the MFA.

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My Instagram: William Mann

While his day job is as a Canton carpenter, he has a side gig shooting everything from weddings to portraits.

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Furen Dai’s installation looks at the intersection of language and power

Her show is at Gallery@Spencer Lofts, in Chelsea.

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The Berkshire Museum plans to sell 40 works of art, including two by Normal Rockwell, from its collection.

Massachusetts Cultural Council blasts Berkshire Museum over decision to sell art

The MCC called the plan “a violation of the Museum’s public trust” and has put “a hold” on a $22,000 grant to the museum.

Uniqlo employees learned art-making techniques at the MFA based on themes found in exhibitions at the museum. They will then teach classes at their stores.

MFA partners with Japanese retailer Uniqlo

Museum officials hope the 10-year partnership will showcase the MFA’s celebrated collection of Japanese art.

Abu al-Hasan Ghaffari Kashani Naqqash-Bashi’s “Muhammad Ibrahim Khan Siham al-Mulk, Commander of the Isfahan Division.”

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Shows at Yale and Harvard look at artistic exile and mingling

Shows at Yale and Harvard look at artistic exile and mingling.

Emily Mure plays Club Passim Sept. 20.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

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Inga Sergienko

The 29-year-old Florida transplant created her feed full of little delights last November.

“Cluster of Twelve” is among the works by the late artist Paola Savarino on display at Gallery at 249 A Street.

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Paying tribute to a Fort Point pioneer

Gallery at 249 A Street offers a selection of work from the late Paola Savarino.

Eric Carle, Illustration for Dragons, Dragons & Other Creatures That Never Were, compiled by Laura Whipple [Philomel Books]. Collection of Eric and Barbara Carle, courtesy of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. © 1991 Eric Carle.


Acrobats, ‘Goosebumps,’ and more kid-friendly fun

15 must-see events for family entertainment in Boston and beyond.

“Gridiron Glory” will include more than 200 artifacts from the 125-year history of professional football.


Kickoff for fun at ‘Gridiron Glory’ exhibit

The show at the Museum of Science boasts more than 200 artifacts from the 125-year history of professional football, drawn from the collection of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Ralph Wormeley Curtis’s “Return From the Lido.’’


Digging Degas, marveling at Michelangelo: 15 art events to check out

There are a lot of art exhibits to see this fall, also including Rothko, Homer, and O’Keefe.

Two girls are depicted in “Portrait of the Jackson Children,” which is among the images that will be on display in “Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard” at the Worcester Art Museum in October.


Opening a window on Worcester’s past

A show opening at the Worcester Art Museum in October celebrates an African-American community.

Geodesic domes, like these, will pop up on City Hall Plaza during HUBweek.


Getting geodesic with it at HUBweek

Six large geodesic domes will host a wide variety of attractions at the festival, which comes to City Hall Plaza this October.

Sturgill Simpson (pictured at Boston Calling in 2015) performs at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Sept. 16.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

ArtsEmerson presents the US premiere of “Reversible,” the new production by circus troupe The 7 Fingers, at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.

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The Weekender: Circus kicks, comics, and Sondheim

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

Andrew Paul Woolbright’s “Baroque Brut.”


Have you ever met a Shrinebeast?

Andrew Paul Woolbright’s paintings, at Providence’s Yellow Peril Gallery, glory in their excess.

Aeronaut Brewing is collaborating with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum for a Sept. 7 tasting titled “Arts and Ales.”


Aeronaut showcases its artistic flair

The brewer is collaborating with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum for “Arts and Ales,” a tasting pairing Aeronaut beers to some of the sculptures dotting the Lincoln museum’s lawn.

Local artist Silvia López Chavez painted the mural “Patterned Behavior” along the Paul Dudley White bike path on the Charles River Esplanade.

The Esplanade gets its first mural

The artwork reflects the energy of cyclists and joggers along the Charles.

The proposed merger is contingent upon Danforth Art being able to sell the Jonathan Maynard Building to the Massachusetts State College Building Authority.

Danforth Art museum and school announces merger plans

The museum has reached an agreement to merge with Framingham State University.

2 Chainz performs Sept. 5 at the House of Blues.

The Ticket: Things to do in the arts world

Globe critics’ picks for concerts, shows, and events in Greater Boston this week.

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Tom Curry

The Endicott College grad’s photos make everything from a brownstone doorfront to the beaches of Beverly evoke a sense of grandeur.

Lady Gaga (pictured in Inglewood, Calif., Aug. 8) plays Fenway Park Friday and Saturday.

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The Weekender: Going Gaga, riding the rails, and cat tricks

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

A detail from Catherine McCarthy’s “The Revisionist.”

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In Provincetown, two views of painting

Alice Denison and Catherine McCarthy have a joint show at the Alden Gallery.

Robert Pattinson stars in “Good Time,” a new film from Ben and Joshua Safdie.

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The Weekender: Scrappy rappers, ragin’ Cajuns, and Broken Toys

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

Green Day plays the Xfinity Center in Mansfield on Aug. 28.

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Things to do in the arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s “The Former Emperor From Sanuki Sends His Retainers to Rescue Tametomo.”

Art Review

MFA show celebrates 19th-century Japanese print masters

“Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada” playfully pits the artists against each other — and museumgoers win.

Kate Gilbert installs her photo “Untitled (Chinatown Housing)” above rocks and asphalt adorned with gold leaf, moss, and a nylon sack.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

The Boston Center for the Arts looks at utopia

“REAL/IDEAL (Turning Utopia Into Reality)” runs at the center’s Mills Gallery through Sept. 17.

An exterior view of Northeastern University’s new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex.

Site Lines | Robert Campbell

ISEC building is an emblem of new era at Northeastern

The new building at Northeastern University is more than spectacular architecture.

A memento mori prayer bead from “The Ivory Mirror” at Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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At Bowdoin, Renaissance life and Renaissance death

A show at Bowdoin looks at the intersection of art, religion, and mortality.

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Teron Nezwek

Tufts University medical student Teron Nezwek’s Instagram feed has a bit of everything

Mariah Carey teams up with Lionel Ritchie at TD Garden on Aug. 22.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world this week

This week’s picks: Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey, Nicky Jam, and SZA.

“Within Sight” by Eva Lundsager.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

In Portland, taking painting to unexpected places

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art offers work by 52 painters.

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Atypical singers bring funny songs to Walpole Common

The guitar-fiddle combo Howie Newman and Joe Kessler, known as Knock on Wood, plays funny original songs suitable for all ages and well-known covers from the Beatles to the Dropkick Murphys on Walpole Town Common.

A vintage movie poster from 1935’s “The Bride of Frankenstein,” part of Kirk Hammett’s collection on display at the Peabody Essex.

Metallica guitarist scares up a vintage poster collection

Titled “It’s Alive!,” the show includes some of the most coveted and valuable horror and sci-fi movie posters in the world.

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Jack Cohen

The former New Yorker began taking photos about two and a half years ago after the death of his father.

James Darrah and Rachel York in Reagle Music Theatre’s production of “42nd Street.”

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world this week

Globe critics’ picks for concerts, shows, and events in Greater Boston this week.

Brendan Clarke of Salem at the recent Boston Comic Con costume parade at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

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The Weekender: Cosplay, Broadway, and Lethal Ladies

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

Linden Frederick’s painting “Save-a-Lot,” the inspiration for one of the stories in a collection based on the artist’s work.

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Mixing painting, stories; BPL’s community playwright; and immigrant views

Painter Linden Frederick teamed up with Maine author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo who assembled some big names for the project

“Untitled (LG17 #112)” by Sandi Haber Fifield, part of her “Lineations” exhibit.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Sandi Haber Fifield’s photographs come with strings attached

Her show at Robert Klein Gallery @ Ars Libri memorably mixes media.

Ashley Blalock’s crocheted fiber art at the Highfield Hall & Gardens in Falmouth.

Two exhibits that are perfect fit for the Cape

Shows in Sandwich and Falmouth highlight landscape painting, quilts, fiber art, and fantasy.

Nina Katchadourian took a picture of her hand and sent it to Lenka Clayton, beginning their exchange of images.

Photography review

What happens when artists have camera-phone ‘conversations’?

For a show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the artists clearly felt liberated — with the result that viewers feel exhilarated.

Above: ”Black Iron Ursa” was made using Singularity Black paint.


Waltham lab develops the world’s ‘blackest black’ paint

Singularity Black, the light-absorbing pigment, was developed by NanoLab Inc.

“Giant Days: Not on the Test Edition V. 1”

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Nine graphic novels you should be reading right now

Taking stock of the state of illustrated narrative in 2017, one is struck by the many flavors and styles.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

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// 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

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// Raising the roof at Harvard Art Museums

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