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Brave new worlds, on view at the Mead Art Museum

A show bundles up the anxieties of progress in the age of the atom.

Art Review

Getting real in a stirring show at Mass MoCA

There’s an elegant urgency, a poetic sense of alarm in the best works in “Suffering From Realness” at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

Art meets marketing for the Instagram age at the ICA

Artist Dan Lam is partnering with Steve’s Ice Cream to bring an immersive, tactile art experience to the museum’s harborside space this summer.

Art Review

Renoir the sensualist, and the pleasures of paint

The painter of famously pretty pictures made a striking late-life shift. A new show at the Clark Art Institute reveals it was never about the subject, and always about the painting.

At Harvard Art Museums, they’ll bring the Rembrandt right to you — and this retiree has made a habit of asking

Most Thursdays, you’ll find Joseph Westlund, 82, at the museums’ remarkable Art Study Center. That’s because for more than 30 years, he’s been teaching himself to not just look, but really see.

Galleries

Spatial riddles in artworks that beckons us to lose our bearings

William Flynn has a fresh body of work at HallSpace in “Relevant Once, Now Raw Material.”

Art Review

A sparkling look at glass

A show at the Yale University Art Gallery examines aspects of American culture — innovation, aesthetics, marketing, and more — through the lens of a single material.

Art Review

‘Purple’ presents a breathtaking view of planet-threatening change

The stunning, tragic, gobsmacking beauty of John Akomfrah’s six-screen magnum opus, at the Institute of Contemporary Art’s Watershed in East Boston, engulfs.