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Armenia, Africa stamp their past on art

Memoirs of genocide, slave trade fuel strong shows at Thompson Gallery and Samson.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/25/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Par8139519.jpg Dutch photographer redefines celebrity portraits

Portraits of rock stars and celebrities are featured in retrospectives of Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn’s work that celebrate his 60th birthday.

Art Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/19/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/SerialClassic1.jpg Prada Foundation collections refresh view of antiquities

In the Prada Foundation collections in Milan and in Venice, works from antiquity are shown in entirely new, thoroughly contemporary ways.

Art REview

deCordova show examines walking as provocation

“Walking Sculpture 1967-2015” examines how artists have employing walking in their works.

Photography review

Abelardo Morell’s photographs revisit last winter

Abelardo Morell photographs the snowy season in “A Mind of Winter,” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

The Ticket: Theater

Globe reviewers offer a guide to area productions, including American Repertory Theater’s “The Last Two People on Earth.”

The ticket: Art

Sebastian Smee’s picks for noteworthy art exhibitions on view this week in Boston and the surrounding area.

The ticket: Dance

Critic’s picks for dance performances in the Boston area.

“Instead of a jarring split, I hope people will see [the plays] as two ends of the spectrum, rather than two com-pletely unrelated experiences,”says A. Rey Pamatmat.

A double feature from playwright Pamatmat

With separate but coinciding productions, Huntington Theatre Company and Company One are introducing emerging playwright A. Rey Pamatmat to Boston audiences.

Kyu Seok Oh’s “Counting Sheep” in New York’s Times Square in 2011.

Herd of sheep sculptures coming to Chinatown

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is launching a new art-based event series and announces a new sculpture commission for Chinatown Park.

Behind the Scene: ‘Henry VI, Part II’

Ten actors, 48 characters, and more than 100 costume pieces contribute to the medieval storytelling of Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s “Henry VI, Part II.”

Stages

Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Melancholy Play’ is anything but

Sarah Ruhl and Todd Almond’s “Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical” is getting its world premiere at Providence’s Trinity Repertory Company.

Stage REview

Stoneham Theatre mixes ‘Business’ and pleasure

Director-choreographer Ilyse Robbins takes a dated warhorse and infuses it with movement.

Frame by Frame

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/15/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/02.Mountedruler(so-calledhorseman).jpg At MFA, Benin ruler and his trusty steed

To human eyes, there’s something almost innately impressive about horses, which may explain why rulers have so often wanted to be portrayed on horseback.

Stage Review

History comes to life in ‘Henry VI, Part 2’

The Actors’ Shakespeare Project production at the Modern Theatre proves that pride, ambition, intrigue, and treachery never go out of style.

Opera Review

Guerilla’s ‘Pedr Solis’ full of energy and drama

Per Bloland’s “Pedr Solis,” given its premiere staging on Friday by Guerilla Opera, hit a sweet spot.

summer arts preview

The best of upcoming arts events

Critics suggest where you should go, what you should see, who you should hear, and what you should be reading this summer.

summer arts preview

Critics’ picks for the summer

The best in arts, theater, music, and tv this summer.

summer arts preview

Van Gogh, in nature’s thrall, at the Clark

“Van Gogh in Nature,” opening in June at the Clark Art Institute, is the first exhibition to consider in depth the artist’s passionate relationship with the natural world.

Stage Review

At ART, a dynamic duo in Patinkin and Mac

“The Last Two People on Earth,” starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac, is a valentine not just to musical theater, but to musical performance of all kinds.

Special section

summer arts preview

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/16/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Sandcastle%20fin2_150-3748.jpg The best of upcoming arts events

Critics suggest where you should go, what you should see, who you should hear, and what you should be reading this summer.

Events

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/20/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/467110896[1].jpg Week ahead: Music, theater, art, and more

Critics’ picks for noteworthy events in Boston and the surrounding area this week.

Local galleries

Galleries

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/04/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Red_Light.jpg Armenia, Africa stamp their past on art

Memoirs of genocide, slave trade fuel strong shows at Thompson Gallery and Samson.

Don Aucoin

Theater critic

Aucoin is the Globe’s theater critic, and has covered everything from television to politics to the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal.