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I.M. Pei’s designs are a big presence, locally and around the world

The impact of Pei, the architect and MIT graduate who died Thursday, spreads far beyond Boston.

Summer Arts Preview 2019

Art picks: Close to the sea, after Stonewall, at war

Work by artists from Renoir to Winslow Homer to Jackson Pollock will be on view this season.

Summer Arts Preview

Artist Doug Aitken takes to the air, in a reflective mood

His summer project — a hot-air balloon traveling dozens of miles from one Trustees property to the next across Massachusetts — is about the nature of permanence itself.

Gardner Museum masterpiece to be reunited with works in European tour

Titian’s “The Rape of Europa” will be reunited with four of the five other works in the Old Master’s “Poesie” series for the first time in more than 300 years.

Art Review

Meaning, memories are stitched into South African beadworks

“Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence” at the Currier Museum of Art spotlights a group whose cunning use of the age-old art has fostered their financial autonomy.

Photography review

Where the greeting is ‘now then’ rather than ‘hello’

Chris Killip’s photographs of Skinningrove, a fishing village in northern Yorkshire, make for a profoundly beautiful exhibit at Howard Yezerski Gallery.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

The disappearing act of the saltmarsh sparrow

A bittersweet art exhibit at Brown University takes the viewer to a marsh in Warren, R.I.

Robert Indiana’s estate tries to block artist’s reproductions

An attorney representing the estate of the famed Maine artist has filed notices in court terminating agreements with two longtime associates, preventing them from reproducing works including prints and sculptures of the word “LOVE.”