Peter Simon, renowned Martha’s Vineyard photographer and brother of Carly Simon, dies at 71

Simon died Sunday of cardiac arrest, according to a family friend.

Stan Lee, left, creator of


Stan Lee knew representation was a modern marvel

Stan Lee understood the superpower of representation and used his heroes to hold space for others.

FILE--This is a 1963 portrait of U.S President John F. Kennedy. John F. Kennedy is


New John F. Kennedy Library initiative aims to show that a president’s ‘Words Count’

The Twitter handle @JohnFKennedy has been tweeting out quotes from President Kennedy every day.

FILE - In this June 12, 2016 file photo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of


President Trump, first lady again opt out of Kennedy Center Honors

For the second year in a row, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not be at the Kennedy Center Honors gala, which will be held Dec. 2.

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Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Nov. 19-25

Mike Epps at the Wilbur, Echo & the Bunnymen at the Orpheum, Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction at MIT’s museum, and more.

From one painter to another: Julian Schnabel puts viewers in van Gogh’s footsteps

In “At Eternity’s Gate,” Willem Dafoe stars as Vincent van Gogh.

Photography Review

At the Griffin, photo shows that visit the animal kingdom

Three exhibits at the Griffin Museum of Photography focus on the natural world, in ways so different each could be on a different planet.

Things to Do

The Weekender: Wizards, womanizers, welterweights, and Welles

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

Art Review

With Noguchi sculptures, art is a form of play

The Portland Museum of Art spotlights work by Isamu Noguchi.

Holiday Arts Preview 2018

Holiday arts preview 2018

// Best things to see, do this holiday season

From dancing sugarplums to a musical “Grinch,” there’s a bounty of theater, music, TV, and other attractions to enjoy.

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Mohamad Hafez’s “Desperate Cargo” hangs from the ceiling.


In Maine, looking at art and immigration

“Making Migration Visible” is at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art.

11ticketmuseum Frank E Schoonover: Visions of America at Norman Rockwell Museum through May 27, 2019. Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972), Abe Catherson (Pony Express Rider), 1916. Illustration for The Range Boss by Charles Alden Seltzer, A.C. McClurg & Company. Oil on canvas, 36 x 27 in. Private collection.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Eugene Richards’s “Wonder Bread, Dorchester, Massachusetts.”

Photography review

Eugene Richards has a retrospective in New York

Dorchester native Eugene Richards has a retrospective of nearly 50 years of work.

Patrons enjoy the ICA Watershed. This summer, the ICA is opening a new, seasonal space in East Boston called the ICA Watershed. Located in the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina in East Boston, the ICA Watershed transformed a 15,000-square-foot, formerly condemned space. The ICA Watershed opens with Diana Thater, an exhibit with colored light and moving-image projections that reflect on the fragility of the natural world.


John Akomfrah named ICA Watershed artist for 2019

“Purple,” an immersive six-channel video installation, opens May 26.

Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) in Columbia Pictures' THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB.

Things to Do

The Weekender: A franchise fail, a festival of films, and a fabulous farce

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

Cecilia Vicuña’s “Quipu desaparecido (Disappeared Quipu).”

Art Review

At the MFA, Cecilia Vicuña makes memory tangible

The Chilean artist brings back an ancient Incan textile form.

Three-dimensional untitled paintings created by Lavaughan Jenkins


Foster Prizewinner Lauvaughan Jenkins has a show at Suffolk

Lavaughan Jenkins’s “Materials Matter 1” is at the Suffolk University Gallery.

06names -- Members of the ICA Teen Arts Council led tours of William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects.. (Lauren Miller)


ICA hosts teen arts conference, featuring 2018 youth poet laureate Patricia Frazier

“Building Brave Spaces: Mobilizing Teen Arts Education” looked at the progress of teen arts education in the past decade and how to build for the future.


A new logo for the Children’s Museum

A Boston institution gets a graphics update.


Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Nov. 5-11

Get the Look at the MFA, Boston Jewish Film Festival, Veterans Day salutes, and more.

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The Weekender: Wu-Tang Clan, ‘Homecoming,’ and the king of Queen

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

02deCordova Sheila Pepe, 91 BCE ? Not So Good for Emperors (detail), 2017, braided derby rope, knit and crocheted para-cord and yarn, chainmaille, and hardware, variable dimensions, Courtesy of the artist, Photograph by Clements Photography and Design, Boston.

Finding fiber art at the deCordova and Rose

The deCordova features Sheila Pepe, and the Rose Tuesday Smillie.

James Baldwin at his home in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, in southern France, in 1979.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

MacDowell names library for Baldwin; Southie women during the reign of Bulger

The ceremony to honor James Baldwin will take place Nov. 4 at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.

book review

Madame Tussaud, the French Revolution, and the space between life and death where art lives

Edward Carey’s marvelous saga explores the life of Madame Tussaud.


Greater Boston author readings Nov. 4-10

A weekly calendar of literary events.

USA. Albany, Georgia. August 1962. Eddie BROWN, a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from the North, is arrested and calmly carried away by Albany police after a sit-in. 04ticketgaller Danny Lyon: The Only Thing I Saw Worth Leaving at Bell Gallery, Brown, through Dec. 19, 2018.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Works of George Shaw, including “Mum’s,” is on display at the Yale Center for British Art.

Art Review

Three shows at Yale look at England past and present

An exhibition of George Shaw’s contemporary paintings runs side by side with smaller exhibitions that recall British prisons of past centuries and art from World War I.

Anne Harris’s “Red Robe.”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

What we see when women look at themselves

The Concord Center for the Visual Arts is exhibiting a show of female self-portraits.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Day of the Dead, Interactive Art at the ICA, and more.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Fest of Italian books and culture; fiction and old photos

IDEA Boston will take place Nov. 2 and 3 at the in the Dante Alighieri building in Cambridge.

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deCordova museum aims to integrate with Trustees of Reservations

The Lincoln museum and Massachusetts cultural organization have signed an agreement that could lead next year to the two organizations’ integration.

Painter Larry Poons in a scene from “The Price of Everything.”

movie review

The deal of the art, in a new documentary

“The Price of Everything” looks at the dollars and cents of the contemporary art market.

Walter Sikert & the Devil’s Twins are part of “Old School Game Show” at the Wilbur.

Things to Do

The Weekender: A scary good time, and all your Halloween costume ideas

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

Larry Fink’s “Studio 54” is part of the deCordova exhibit.

photography review

Larry Fink’s photographs light up the deCordova

“Larry Fink: Primal Empathy” focuses on what the photographer calls “fulcrum moments.”

“Studio of the Streets” from “Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective.”

Art REview

Tony Conrad fought the snob art of the social climbers

At the List and the Carpenter centers, MIT and Harvard offer a Tony Conrad retrospective.

Bob Gaynor poses for a portrait next to the bronze sculpture he made of legendary Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax, which now resides in his front yard.

He’s a Red Sox fan, but one Dodger holds a special place in his heart — and his yard

Bob Gaynor never imagined that four years after completing a sculpture of Sandy Koufax, he’d see a World Series between the Red Sox and the Dodgers.

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Cambridge gala to celebrate Lobkowicz family art collections

The event will commemorate the recovery and preservation of the art collections in the Czech Republic.

Nja Mahdaoui’s “Red Square Series 4.”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Taking Islamic design to unexpected places

Cambridge Arts Gallery 344 offers a radiant show of contemporary works.

V&A Dundee, which opened last month, stands at the center of a $1.3 billion urban transformation of former docks in Dundee, Scotland.

A look at Scotland’s first design museum, V&A Dundee

The museum’s opening exhibit, through Feb. 24, is “Ocean Liners: Speed and Style,” organized jointly by the V&A London and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass.

Nayda Cuevas, a Puerto Rican artist-in-residence at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, is claiming censorship after school officials took down two paintings from a series on identity. The work is up through Wednesday.

Removal of portrait from Noble and Greenough exhibit sparks controversy

The head of the school called the decision to remove the work a “tough judgment call,” but Puerto Rican artist Nayda Cuevas called it “censorship.”

“Duchess in Green” by Lavaughan Jenkins, one of four James and Audrey Foster Prize Artists.

ICA announces 2019 Foster Prize winners

The latest honorees are Rashin Fahandej, Lavaughan Jenkins, Josephine Halvorson, and Helga Roht Poznanski.

new england literary news | nina maclaughlin

Painter takes inspiration from Le Guin; Carle museum highlights King award winners

In a Rose Art Museum exhibit, Tuesday Smillie includes paintings based on Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Left Hand of Darkness.’’

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Buffalo Hunt, Velino Shije Herrera (Ma-Pi-We) (Native American (Zia), ?1902Ð1973) before 1928 Opaque and transparent watercolor on paper * Gift of the Estate of David Rockefeller from the Collection of David and Peggy Rockefeller * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston mfarockefeller


52 works of Native American art donated to MFA from Rockefeller estate

The works include pottery, weavings, baskets, watercolors, and rugs.

Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) barricades herself inside her home (to no avail) in

Things to Do

The Weekender: Serial killers, crafty barbers, and Nine Inch Nails

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

Bruce Myren’s “N 40° 01’ 11.38” W 124° 02’ 48.59” Shelter Cove, California”

Art Review

At the BPL, the art of getting from here to there

A striking exhibit at the Leventhal Map Center looks at the interplay of photography and art.

“Another Country” from “Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country”

Art Review

At the Davis, a US museum show debut for Christiane Baumgartner

The German artist is something of a rock star in printmaking circles.

Bessie Harvey’s “The Spirit of Love”


The Tufts University Art Galleries takes a look at outsider art

The Tufts University Art Galleries takes a look at outsider art.

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This tiny home, now in Nahant, runs on Dunkin’

Decorated in the brand’s signature pink and orange, the house is a product of a partnership between the company and actress Olivia Wilde.

Artist Luigi Toscano and his crew set up big photographic portraits of Holocaust survivors in the Boston Common on Monday for an exhibit.

Portraits of Holocaust survivors look history in the face

An exhibit of 60 supersize portraits of Holocaust survivors is coming to Boston Common.

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.