Peabody Essex Museum hits $600 million in fund-raising, opens new Collection Center

A new 120,000-square-foot facility in Rowley will house artworks, books, and archival material.

Elizabeth Nourse’s “Self-Portrait” is on display in the Clark Art Institute’s new exhibit.

Art Review

A ThemToo movement for Parisian art

“Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900,” at the Clark Art Institute, offers a long-overdue revision.

Boston Public Library has a new website. From left to right, Scot Colford, online and web services manager; David Leonard, president of the Boston Public Library; and Dhruti Bhagat, web services librarian.

No longer overdue: Boston Public Library rolls out shiny new website

The new site emphasizes simplicity and ease of access — important goals for a site that received 9.8 million visits in 2017.

The MFA exhibit in honor of the late Fred Sharf (pictured in 2009) includes (clockwise from top) a model of a 1950s Greyhound Scenicruiser, a compact designed by Jean Schlumberger, the design for a 1950s ranch house by C. Burlew, and a 1920s evening coat, of fuchsia velvet with gold-lame trim.

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A Greyhound bus, jewels, haute couture — all in a show about a remarkable collector

A small and delightful MFA show celebrates the late museum patron Frederic A. Sharf.

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‘Pushing Painting’ presents the medium’s possibilities

The exhibition is at Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery.

At Worcester Art Museum, taking note of slavery’s shadow

New wall labels at the Worcester Art Museum explain how portrait subjects benefited from slavery.


Choreographer reveals what it was like to work with Beyonce, Jay-Z

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui was finishing up previews on “Jagged Little Pill” at the ART when he got a call about a project — one that had to be kept under wraps.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

MIT artist Joan Jonas wins Kyoto Prize

The honors keep coming for Jonas, a a pioneer in video and performance art and professor emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Summer Arts Preview 2018

Summer Arts preview

// The best in music, theater, art, TV, and more this summer

Your must-see guide to arts and entertainment this season, from Boston to the Berkshires and beyond.

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Paul Simon kicks off his Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The tour will continue on to cover North America, the United Kingdom and Europe. (Jimmy Jeong/The Canadian Press via AP)

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The Weekender: Pop papas, rockin’ dads, and the godfather of gospel

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

After months of restoration, the Farnese Sarcophagus is again on display at the Gardner Museum in a new exhibit.

At the Gardner, death gets a new lease on life

A new exhibit uses artificial intelligence and old-fashioned handiwork to restore an ancient sarcophagus.

Catherine Kehoe’s “Still life with White Peony”


Finding more than we might have expected

At Howard Yezerski Gallery, Catherine Kehoe has paintings and Keith Maddy collages.

Coraly Rivera-Beck helped to construct 64-foot paper airplane as part of Project Soar. The project has enlisted more than 5,000 artists, young people, engineers, business and civic leaders, and citizens to be part of the project.

In Fitchburg, a plane that’s not so simple

In Fitchburg, what may be the world’s largest paper airplane is about to be unveiled.

The ancient Roman Farnese Sarcophagus is the centerpiece of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s “Life, Death & Revelry” exhibition.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston June 11-17

“Life, Death, & Revelry” at the Gardner museum, Alonzo Bodden at Laugh Boston, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and more.

US singer Paul Simon performs on stage at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre in the Spanish Basque city of Barakaldo on November 17, 2016. / AFP / ANDER GILLENEA (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images) 10ticketpop

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

(L-R) SANDRA BULLOCK as Debbie, CATE BLANCHETT as Lou, RIHANNA as Nine Ball, MINDY KALING as Amita, AWKWAFINA as Constance, HELENA BONHAM CARTER as Rose, ANNE HATHAWAY as Daphne Kluger and SARAH PAULSON as Tammy in the 2018 film

Things to Do

The Weekender: Thieving divas, noir gangsters, and . . . is that the sun?!

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

Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s rendering of glial cells of the cerebral cortex of a child.

Art Review

A different sort of scan in ‘The Beautiful Brain’

At the MIT Museum, a Nobel laureate’s drawings unite art and science.

Andy Mills’s “Rukmini–Mosul, Iraq; July, 2017.”

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When fact and imagination meet

Art and documentary interact in a show at DeDee Shattuck Gallery, in Westport.

The Yotel Sky Lounge in the Seaport.

Eight romantic summer dates in the Boston area

Here are eight summertime date ideas in Boston and beyond, whether you hope to woo a potential paramour or rekindle a flame.

Globe Magazine

Summer guide: Things to do around Boston and Cambridge

Here’s a rundown of free and cheap entertainment options, from yoga and Zumba to Shakespeare and movies, all over the 617 area code.

Summer Arts preview

The best in music, theater, art, TV, and more this summer

Your must-see guide to arts and entertainment this season, from Boston to the Berkshires and beyond.

The ICA is getting a new logo

The new design is being introduced along with the new ICA Watershed space in East Boston.

Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp in

The Weekender: Elle Fanning, fashionistas, fierceness, and family fun

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

Suara Welitoff’s “I Want to Tell You.”


Suara Welitoff’s videos help us see things afresh

Her show inaugurates a new location for Anthony Greaney gallery, in Somerville.

Above: Allison Katz’s “Diary w/o Dates” at the List Visual Arts Center.

Art review

Flattening time’s tides; a ‘Maid’ made in the shade

At the List, Allison Katz and Carissa Rodriguez rework familiar forms.

FILE - In this July 12, 2017 file photo, a pedestrian passes the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass. The Massachusetts museum that won a legal battle over its plan to sell dozens of works of art announced Tuesday, April 10, 2018, that 13 of those pieces, including one by Norman Rockwell, will be auctioned next month. Rockwell’s “Blacksmith’s Boy-Heel and Toe” is among the pieces for sale by Sotheby’s in May, the Berkshire Museum announced. Works by William Bouguereau, Alexander Calder and John La Farge also are going on the auction block. (Ben Garver /The Berkshire Eagle via AP, File)

Museum group sanctions Berkshire Museum

The Association of Art Museum Directors opposes the Pittsfield institution’s selling of artworks.

“Night Shot 6,” John Schabel, 2001

Photography review

At Harvard, seeing the importance of the print in photography

“Analog Culture” offers a primer on the relationship between camera and darkroom.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston the week of May 28-June 1

Historic New England Open House, Arlington Greek Festival, John Hodgman, and more.

Christopher Bedford (left), director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, with artist Mark Bradford at the Rose in 2014.


Rose Art Museum to present US representative to Venice Biennale

Artist Mark Bradford’s selection marks the second straight time that the institution chosen to organize the US Pavilion is in Mass.

David Benjamin Sherry’s “Self Portrait as the Born Feeling Begins,’’ at the DeCordova.

Family Entertainment

Critic’s Picks: Art

Sebastian Smee’s picks for family-friendly art exhibitions in Boston and the surrounding area.

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Book design by icon king Chermayeff; New England Society book awards;

A look at some news from the world of books and literature.

Mark Erelli plays Club Passim on June 2.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Boston Calling returns to the Harvard Athletic Complex this weekend.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Boston calls, ‘Solo’ stalls, ‘Fall’ spills, everyone grills

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

“White House,” from the Lidzie Alvisa and Donis Llago’s show “Transparent?”at A R E A.


At A R E A, it’s transparency and reflection

Lidzie Alvisa and Donis Llago take a different perspective on authority.

“Untitled (11)” is part of Kevin Beasley’s show of sculptures and sound at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Art Review

At the ICA, Kevin Beasley alchemizes dark histories

The artist uses sculpture and sound to magical, and unnerving, effect.

The Watershed’s inaugural exhibition will showcase several works by video artist Diana Thater, including “Delphine.”

A Watershed event for the ICA

Visitors to the Institute of Contemporary Art will be able to take a water taxi across the harbor to the museum’s newest outpost: the Watershed, an artist’s project space in East Boston that opens on July Fourth.



A look at Helen Frankenthaler’s Provincetown connection

The leading Abstract Expressionist spent most summers of the 1960s in Provincetown, and a new show is the first to examine her work in relation to a particular place.

A robotic dog is among the nature-inspired art and prototypes that will be featured at Peabody Essex Museum’s “Wild Design” exhibit. Sebastian Conran with Tony Prescottand Ben Mitchinson, ConsequentialRobotics, United Kingdom, MiRo,2017. Mixed media. Courtesy of Consequential Robotics.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, May 21-27

Wild Designs at the Peabody Essex Museum, Campfire Festival at Club Passim, Honoring Our Heroes on Memorial Day, and more.

Norman Rockwell’s “Shuffleton’s Barbershop.

Norman Rockwell work at center of dispute going back on display

A painting at the center of a contentious legal dispute over a Massachusetts museum’s decision to sell it soon will be available for public viewing again.

Paramore is one of many bands playing Boston Calling next weekend.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Ryan Reynolds stars in “Deadpool 2.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: A snarky hero, a rebel pope, and royal to-dos

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

Maggie Stark makes use of praxinoscopes in her work.


Trains of thought in arresting video artworks

Maggie Stark uses imagery of trains, trolleys, and stations to weigh the contradictions of time. 

A spirit book — titled “Renewed Wisdom” — by Newburyport artist Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord.


A Newburyport artist brings her otherworldly books to the Arnold Arboretum

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord will be on the property for a free public opening reception May 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.

xxcapone -- It was once thought that Al Capone wrote the song

They finally got Al Capone for tax evasion. But what about plagiarism?

For the longest time, it was thought that the gangster wrote and composed his own love songs.

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World is at the Museum of Science.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, May 14-20

Crocs at the Museum of Science, classic rock at Symphony Hall, pirates in Plymouth, and more.

Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak play the Sinclair May 13.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Justin Kimball’s “Main Street,” from the series “Pieces of String.”

Art Review

Looking at architecture from the inside out in ‘Lived Space’

A remarkable exhibit at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum takes a fresh look at architecture’s many connections with the way we live.

Juliette Bianco, Hood Museum deputy director; Azadeh Rashidi, project architect; Billie Tsien, head architect of renovations; and John Stomberg, Hood director, at the museum during renovations.

A New Hampshire art museum faces the future

A $50 million renovation of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College is designed to expand gallery space, welcome students, and showcase a global collection.

Camille Seaman’s “Bottoms Up, Qassiarsuq, Greenland, September 2009.”


An otherworldy Arctic landscape, in a beautiful and troubling exhibit

Jewel-like photos of icebergs surround a sound installation in Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery.

Martin Karplus’s “Grand Canyon, Arizona.”

Photography Review

At Cambridge Public Library, photos in color, in the stacks, in Cambridge

Martin Karplus, Diane Asséo Griliches, and Olive Pierce each have distinctive visions to offer in shows at the CPL.

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.