Google’s Arts and Culture app launches a renaissance of selfie reflection

You’ve probably seen the phenomenon creeping like kudzu online: a friend’s selfie paired with an uncanny likeness captured in oil or frozen in fresco.

Ty Burr

Who is the mother of comics and graphic novels? ‘Nancy,’ of course.

For anyone with an interest in graphic design, pop culture, pop art, the history of humor, and 20th- century illustration, ‘How to Read “Nancy’’ ’ is a must.

Salem,MA-12/1/98- Original document from the Salem witch trial.

Salem residents angry over museum’s plan to move historical records

Angry residents say, a plan by the Peabody Essex Museum threatens to cut the city’s link to its proud history.

“SOUND CAVE” is part of the Liz Glynn exhibit at Mass MoCA.

Art Review

At Mass MoCA, a dark look at a possible future

Liz Glynn’s show is even more a physical experience than a visual one.

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Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Jan. 22-28

“Bad Dates” returns to the Huntington, Taste of Eastie, Nigerian drama at the ART, and more.

Photography Review

Photographer Eliot Porter put the living into living color

“Eliot Porter’s Nature” is a small but highly appealing exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Presidential precedents, dead poets, and scary puppets

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

Prince photographer shares his intimate trove in book

Afshin Shahidi included many encounters among 250 photos in his recent book, ‘‘Prince: A Private View.’’

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Shawn Theodore’s “Being Black Outweighs One’s Blues”

Art Review

Celebrating Barkley L. Hendricks at MassArt

The painter’s influence is seen in “Legacy of the Cool.”

Michal Greenboim’s “Parking — Piano”

Photography review

At the Griffin: diptychs, nature, and transformations

Michal Greenboim, Michael Kirchoff, and Holly Roberts have new photography shows (assuming Roberts’s is photography).

Chantal Zakari’s “Synergy”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Chantal Zakari turns pennants into red flag

In her show at Kingston Gallery, the artist looks at corporate speak infecting academe.

King earned his PhD from BU in 1955.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Jan. 15-21

Martin Luther King Day commemorations, “America’s Test Kitchen” live in Cambridge, and more.

Nicholas Petricca and Walk the Moon play the House of Blues Jan. 14.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Daniel Day-Lewis stars in “Phantom Thread.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Dark designs, rough commutes, and ‘Electric Dreams’

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

Globe Magazine

19 new and fun things to do for families, couples, and singles

From public art to virtual reality, baby animals to senior activities, and lots of night life options, here’s where things are happening.

The original image of the dog stuck on the train, with an illustration of what it might look like as a painting.

That picture of a dog separated from its owner looks like a Norman Rockwell painting

Those who know the artist’s work agree.

“Asleep” is among the works by the Safarani sisters that engage Iranian societal prohibitions, Western art history, and reflections about identity.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Thinking very big at AMALGAM

Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani use painting and video to ponder some very large issues.

Boston, MA., 01/09/17, The Museum of Fine Arts is training twelve-week old Riley, a Weimaraner. Riley will learn to detect various scents for both security and conservation- such as dangerous objects, moths, and other pests that could damage the collection. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Museum of Fine Arts will use a puppy to sniff out pests that could damage its collections

Meet Riley, the Weimaraner who will help sniff out pests that could damage items in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Brandon Flowers and the Killers play TD Garden Jan. 7.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Italian visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art inspect the map of the museum after purchasing a ticket, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in New York. Starting March 1, the museum will charge a mandatory $25 entrance fee to most adult visitors who don't live in New York state, the Met's president and CEO, Daniel Weiss, announced Thursday. Admission will still be pay-what-you-wish for New Yorkers. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

New York’s Met Museum will start charging mandatory $25 fee

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is partially abandoning its ‘‘pay-what-you-wish’’ admissions policy that has made it an egalitarian destination for generations of art lovers.

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star in “The Post.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Breaking news, dancing feet, and nimble fingers

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

Italian visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art inspect the map of the museum after purchasing a ticket, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in New York. Starting March 1, the museum will charge a mandatory $25 entrance fee to most adult visitors who don't live in New York state, the Met's president and CEO, Daniel Weiss, announced Thursday. Admission will still be pay-what-you-wish for New Yorkers. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NYC’s Met museum will start charging mandatory $25 fee

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is partially abandoning its “pay-what-you-wish” admissions policy that has made it an egalitarian destination for generations of art lovers, even those who could barely afford a bus ticket into town.

Adolf de Meyer’s “Rita de Acosta Lydig”

Photography review

At the Met, meet the first fashion photographer

Baron Adolf de Meyer was both artist and aristocrat, making style the very substance of his work.

Visitors took in the self-portrait section of the Edward Munch exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

New York’s Met will start charging mandatory $25 fee

Starting in March, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will charge the $25 entrance fee to most adult visitors who don’t live in New York state.

A still image from Hito Steyerl’s video “Liquidity Inc.”

Art Review

At the ICA, Hito Steyerl uses a video to unveil power

The German artist’s “Liquidity Inc.” takes on capitalism and digital communication.

“Espace 1” at Hamill Gallery of Tribal Art features 460 images of Congolese boys by José Ramón Bas.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

José Ramón Bas’s photos look at boyhood in Brazzaville, the capital of Congo

The Spanish photographer has a benefit installation at Hamill Gallery of Tribal Art.

One of the Royal Collection’s works by Giovanni Antonio Canaletto depicting a canal scene in Venice.

Movie Review

A visit to Venice, with Canaletto as tour guide

A documentary at the MFA examines the relationship between the 18th-century artist and his city.

After a one-night stint in 2016, “The David Bowie Experience” is back at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Science.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Jan. 1-7

Harbor Island Excursion, Moby-Dick Marathon, David Bowie at the Museum of Science, and more.

‘‘Girl With Black Eye,’’ also known as ‘‘The Shiner’’ and ‘‘Triumph in Defeat” was painted for the Saturday Evening Post cover in 1953.

Door from iconic Norman Rockwell painting preserved in N.Y.

The door to a New York school principal’s office that served as the setting for “The Shiner” will be maintained for future generations.

“Goodbye for Now” by Paige Jiyoung Moon.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Perspectives and portals in paint at Steven Zevitas Gallery

Paige Jiyoung Moon’s diaristic paintings are jewel-like and enigmatic.

Steven Rose from Ice Effects worked on a shark that is part of a nautical themed piece of ice work to be on display in Boston for First Night 2017.

Everything you need to know about First Night/First Day Boston 2018

There’s a lot to see and do at this year’s celebration, which is free and open to all. Here are some key things to know if you plan to go.

Mark Tobey’s “The Void Devouring the Gadget Era.”

Art review

Mark Tobey didn’t quite fit in — but he does at the Addison

A major postwar American painter gets his due.

Marshall Crenshaw plays Club Passim Dec. 28.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

David Hockney’s “A Bigger Splash”

Art Review

A splashy look at six decades of David Hockney’s art

A Metropolitan Museum of Art retrospective presents the famed artist as continually restless, eager, buoyant.

“The Hip Hop Nutcracker” is at the Shubert Theatre.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Nutcrackers, Peanuts, ice queens, and crack-ups

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

Georgia O’Keeffe in 1929 as a model for her husband, Alfred Stieglitz.

Art REview

Peabody Essex shows Georgia O’Keeffe as both style maven and artist

The painter’s mystique was part of her artistic creation.

“Bebe and I, Brookline, 2011” is part of “Nicholas Nixon: Persistence of Vision” at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Photography review

At the ICA, ‘The Brown Sisters’ and much more from Nicholas Nixon

The photography show “Nicholas Nixon: Persistence of Vision” looks at a career consistent in its chronicling of change.

Jay Hale’s Middle East photos include this shot of Mike McColgan and Ken Casey with Dropkick Murphys.

At the Middle East, something clicked for Jay Hale

The concert photographer has been shooting at the Cambridge club for 22 years. Now 18 of his favorite photos are on exhibition there.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Dec. 18-31

First Night First Day, Disney on Ice, free period-instrument music, and more.

The Year in Arts 2017

Top 10 of the year in art

Cate McQuaid’s picks of the ten best art shows in New England in 2017.

Mohamad Hafez’s “Baggage Series #4.”

The Year in Arts 2017

In 2017, art continued to hold up a lantern to society

Cate McQuaid looks at the year in art.

Ernest C. Withers’s “Twins at WDIA, Memphis,” from “(un)expected families,” which runs at the Museum of Fine Arts through June 17.

Photography review

Photography show explores many meanings of family

The exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts includes many photos that are terrific, unfamiliar, or both.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Dec. 11-17

Georgia O’Keeffe at the Peabody Essex Museum, CraftBoston Holiday , Nicholas Nixon at the ICA, and more.

Greater Boston Stage Company’s production of “She Loves Me” runs through Dec. 23 in Stoneham.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

A helmet from “Daily Life in Ancient Greece” at the MFA.

Art Review

The MFA opens a classical art gallery

“Daily Life in Ancient Greece” includes more than 250 objects.

“Generation” is part of “Matt Keegan: Replicate.”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

At Harvard’s Carpenter Center, examining the particularities of perception

“Matt Keegan: Replicate” uses video, animation, and sculpture to examine the systems that define culture.

Jon Rafman’s “View of Harbor, 2017” will be part of “Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today” at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Boston arts groups team up for sprawling look at art, technology

Twelve organizations will get together in February for a rare cross-institutional collaboration that includes painting, film, and Web-based art, among others.

Courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery, New York. * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Dec. 4-10

The Christmas Revels visit Venice, high-profile photography at the MFA, Sherlock Holmes in Arlington, and more.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

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