2014 Museums Special

art review

Extraordinary MFA exhibit shows Goya in full

Sebastian Smee reviews “Goya: Order and Disorder,” the most extensive exhibition of Francisco Goya’s work to be mounted in North America in a quarter century, at the Museum of Fine Arts.

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The latest special exhibit at Natick’s Museum of World War II features the recently uncovered second draft of King George VI’s Sept. 3, 1939.

Eli Keszler (drums) and David Grubbs perform “One and One Less” at MIT’s List Center earlier this month.


Coming soon to a museum near you: performance art

In increasing numbers, major institutions like the MFA are embracing the unpredictable and ephemeral world of performance art.

Performance art in Boston and beyond

Highlights from upcoming performance-art events at museums in Boston and beyond.

Local galleries


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Current shows at BU’s galleries evoke French servicemen lost during World War I, and evoke tensions of shadows and light.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/04/11/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/DennisHlynsky_Brute_Pink.jpg The week ahead: music, theater, art, and more

Critics’ picks for what is happening locally in the arts world.

Fall Arts Preview

special section

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Play revisits a polarizing New England figure, Cambridge dance centers go for a spin, plus critics’ picks.

Fall Movies Preview

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In this season’s films, directors and actors have stories to tell and something to prove.