Artist examines how to unravel a Confederate flag

For Virginia-based artist Sonya Clark, the purpose of the work, titled “Unraveling,” is to deconstruct the symbol through conversation and community.

“The Marriage of the Virgin” is in “Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth” at the Gardner.

Art Review

At the Gardner, the colors of heaven in Fra Angelico exhibition

The 15th-century Dominican friar’s painting made faith luminous.

Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee’s “The Blue Lagoon”

Photography review

Vibrant additions to the collection at Fitchburg Art Museum

The museum is doubling its photographic holdings, and 24 pictures in a new show offer a striking sampling.

Travel - Winter Escape - Museums, like the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, offer a warm respite from winter's cold at an affordable price. (Michael Lavin Flower) / OUTTAKe 1019 08berkshire


Norman Rockwell’s sons withdraw from lawsuit against Berkshire Museum

The artist’s three sons have withdrawn from a lawsuit against a Massachusetts museum that wants to sell one of their late father’s paintings.

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Margaret Burke to retire from Concord Museum

The executive director, who has headed the museum since 2011, will step down at the end of the month.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Feb. 26-March 4

New Discovery Museum (re)opens, Steven Pinker’s new book, Mardi Gras Indians in the South End, and more.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Waitresses, prison guards, and princesses

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

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Bryan Christie takes the human body to unexpected places

The artist’s show at Matter & Light Fine Art runs through March 31.

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Artists, performers sought for Franklin spring art event

The Art in Motion exhibition will showcase paintings and drawings of figures in motion.

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream. Pictured: Moana.

7 school vacation week ideas for the kids

February Vacation Week has arrived and, as a parent, you have two goals: To keep the kids entertained — and flu free. So pack some hand sanitizer and head out.

Steven Barkhimer and Mara Sidmore in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s production of “Richard III,” at Swedenborg Chapel through March 11.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Chadwick Boseman in “Black Panther.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: The protector of Wakanda, god of funk, and king of England

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

Nam June Paik’s “Charlotte Moorman II” is in “Before Projection.” ”

‘Art + Tech: A Citywide Collaboration’ casts a wide net over the Net

Rolling out in more than a dozen museums and universities around Boston, it looks at aesthetics in the digital age.

“Girl With Mirror” is among the photographs in “Clarence H. White and His World.”

Photography review

At the Davis, Pictorialist beauty from Clarence H. White

His soft-focus photographs from the turn of the 20th century are both modern and anachronistic.

Genevieve Gaignard’s “Supreme” is in “Forms & Alterations” at Boston University’s 808 Gallery.


Fashion meets art, art meets fashion, at BU’s 808 Gallery

“Forms & Alterations” clothes its arguments in, yes, clothes.

A federal judge on Monday awarded $6.7 million to graffiti artists who sued after dozens of spray paintings were destroyed when dilapidated warehouse buildings Long Island City, N.Y., were torn down to make room for high-rise luxury residences.

N.Y. landlord obliterated dozens of graffiti murals. Now he owes the artists $6.7 million.

Aerosol artists would travel from around the world to use the warehouse walls as canvases — legally.

Barack Obama examined the portraits during Monday’s unveiling.

Critic’s Notebook

Getting the Obamas down on canvas

The statement the paintings make would mean less if the portraits weren’t as good as they are.

From left: Artist Kehinde Wiley, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and artist Amy Sherald.

Those interesting new Obama portraits, explained

What’s the symbolism? What do art critics think? Heck, what do the Obamas think? We break down what you need to know about the portraits unveiled Monday.

A November protest outside the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield demonstrated opposition to the planned sale of 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell.

Berkshire Museum will be allowed to sell Rockwell, other paintings

In a joint request filed Friday with the Supreme Judicial Court, attorneys for the museum and the attorney general’s office asked the court to authorize the museum to sell the works.

Things to do

Ideas for fun things to do around Boston

Your calendar of events, music, theater, and more for the late winter and early spring.

Haneefah Wood in “Bad Dates” at Huntington Theatre Company.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Dakota Johnson in “Fifty Shades Freed.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: ‘Shades,’ shorts, and shows – a pre-Valentine preparedness kit

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

A detail of Frank Benson’s “Juliana.”

Art Review

At the ICA, looking at ‘Art in the Age of the Internet’

The exhibition looks at reality virtual as well as aesthetic.

Untitled works from 2017 in “Joanne Greenbaum: Things We Said Today.”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Joanne Greenbaum presents her work with flying colors

Her School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University show includes sculpture and painting.

Quiet can be found at the Bates Hall Reading Room at Boston Public Library.

Places to find peace and quiet all over the region

In winter we spend more time cooped up inside with a constant cacophony, and recent studies suggest that a steady diet of noise can increase blood pressure, stress, and sleep disorders.

Style Watch

Fashion spotting at the Salon Style event at the Gardner Museum

Artsy layering was on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Third Thursday event.

Latchezar Boyadjiev’s “Birth Glass.”

Everything’s made of glass at the Imagine Museum

The wildly colorful space in St. Petersburg, Fla., showcases work from superstars of the studio glass movement and contemporary emerging artists.

“Americas : Veritas” is part of “Renée Green: Within Living Memory” at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo’s “Scene of Contemporary Life: The Chaperoned Visit, or the Presentation of the Fiancé” is part of “Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings From the Thaw Collection” at Clark Art Institute.

Art Review

A priceless drawings collection at Clark Art Institute

“Drawn to Greatness” features 150 works, from the Renaissance to Picasso.

Compagnie Accrorap presents Kader Attou’s “The Roots” at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Big games, French kicks, and pop smarts

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

The “A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature” exhibit at the Museum of Science features a large mirror maze.

Exhibit mirrors the wonder of math

The Museum of Science show looks at the math in nature and all around us — and features a cool mirror maze.

Berenice Abbott’s portrait of Jane Heap.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Meeting the male gaze and making it blink in ‘HARD: Subversive Representation’

The exhibition at UMass Boston’s University Hall Gallery responds to the objectification of women.

Paintings looted by Nazis during World War II are on display at the Louvre museum in Paris.

Louvre displaying art looted by Nazis in effort to find owners

The Louvre Museum is putting 31 paintings on permanent display in an effort to find the rightful owners of those and other works of art looted by Nazis during World War II.

The best of what to see and do around Boston this winter

From art shows to music performances, theater, TV, and dance, Boston’s scene has you covered.

Frame by Frame

Qing dynasty vase at Harvard museums crackling with history

Its true color doesn’t seem to come out in reproduction, but the color is just one of many things that makes this flower vase stand out.

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 01: Former vice president Joe Biden speaks to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on November 1, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Biden addressed the consequences of U.S. disengagement from world leadership at the event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Joe Biden discusses his recent memoir, “Beauty & the Beast,” free chili in Harvard Square, and more.

A diver climbs rocks at Bassin Bleu in Jacmel, Haiti.

Photographer seeks to challenge assumptions about Haiti

When screens around the world lit up with President Trump’s comments about immigration earlier this month, Anthony Adamick was not surprised. But he wanted to do something to counter it.

Fra Angelico’s “The Marriage of the Virgin” will be on display at the Gardner Museum exhibition


From Degas to digital art, 10 eye-opening shows

Top 10 art exhibits opening in February and March.

Judith Barry in front of her mural on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s façade.


A multimedia artist attuned to the zeitgeist

The MIT professor Judith Barry has a work at the Gardner and in the ICA’s Internet show.

George Olesky and Jennifer Ellis star in the SpeakEasy Stage production of “Shakespeare in Love.”

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Staff changes at the ICA

The Institute of Contemporary Art has announced a few staff changes, hiring Ellen Tani as an assistant curator, promoting Jeffrey De Blois and Jessica Hong to assistant curator, and elevating Ruth Erickson to Mannion Family Curator.

“Two is One” by Melvin Edwards.


The strength, and beauty, of steel

Melvin Edwards has been sculpting the metal for more than half a century.

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.

“Sunflower and Sand Dune” by Eliot Porter.

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.

Lori McKenna performs at the Church of the Covenant on Jan. 25.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

The author’s photo drew matches with multiple portraits, including this one of Philip II, through Google’s Arts and Culture app.

@LARGE | Michael Andor Brodeur

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.

President Obama with US troops at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan in a scene from the documentary “The Final Year.”

Things to Do

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

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

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.

This image of Prince from his “Musicology” tour in 2004 is among 250 photos by Afshin Shahidi in the book “Prince: A Private View.”

Prince photographer shares his intimate trove in book

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

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

special section

// 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

special section

// Raising the roof at Harvard Art Museums

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