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At Mass MoCA, finding hope amid the ruins of Ledelle Moe’s ‘When’

An installation by the South African artist feels like the ruins of an ancient temple, the tumble-down idols of some lost civilization.

What museums can learn from Philip Guston and his frank take on ‘white culpability’

The artist's lessons are already widely displayed, including at the Addison Gallery of American Art.

Last Seen

On March 18, 1990, two people posing as police officers robbed Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum of 13 prized artworks. For 28 years, authorities have followed leads across the country, eying mafia members and even the museum's own guards. Despite a $10 million reward, the pieces remain missing. Listen as the Globe and WBUR re-examine this epic heist, digging up new details and chasing new shadows in the art world.

Fall River’s new art museum is ‘a genuine extension’ of its working-class founders

The museum was built in a former mill building, with an eye to the intersection of art and labor.

At the BCA, a mural sprouts from the words of 1970s Black feminists

Mithsuca Berry’s new painting is inspired by Boston's Combahee River Collective, which formed in 1977.

Bundle up for art! 5 outdoor hot spots for murals and sculpture

Try these up-close and in-person alternatives to the virtual museum-going experience.

How the camera confronted slavery — and still does

The few photographs we have help us realize how something now unimaginable was once horrifyingly real.

Picturing the all-American road trip (and its many hazards) for Black drivers

MassArt professor Amani Willett interspersed family snapshots with archival news photography for his new book, "A Parallel Road."