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VISUAL ARTS
Deana Lawson's "Coulson Family," from 2008.

The rich interior world of Deana Lawson

At the ICA, the artist’s first museum survey shows an interconnected Black family album of the diaspora, with all its fractures and traumas.

Art Review
Frida Kahlo, "Itzcuintli Dog and Me," 1938.

When art-making belonged to men, Frida Kahlo artfully made and remade herself

The Rose Art Museum’s exhibition offers a view into the artist’s lifelong struggle to be heard.

A visitor perused Jeffrey Gibson's three monumental fringe sculptures (from left) "Red Moon," "Red Sunset," and "Desert Sky" at his exhibition "Infinite Indigenous Queer Love" at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

At the deCordova, Jeffrey Gibson weaves a dazzling display of subversion and joy

"Infinite Indigenous Queer Love" powerfully blends threads of the artist’s two identities.

CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK
The 1964 Celtics world championship banner was lowered into place at the Boston Public Library in October. All 17 Celtics championship banners will be on display there until January.

Another thing to check out at the Boston Public Library: the Celtics championship banners

Don’t be disoriented by the space — or the pairing. When you think about it, libraries, basketball, and banners are all part of our shared social fabric.

ARTS
"Bring Me the Horizon" by Caleb Cole. Collage from found altered snapshots.

Some of Caleb Cole’s art will disappear. The impression it leaves will not

The artist looks at the fugitive nature of queer identity using anthotypes, found objects, and photographs. See them at Gallery Kayafas.

ARTS
Judy Glickman Lauder, "Why Did the Heavens Not Darken? View of Birkenau Extermination Camp, Poland." Negative gelatin silver print

A future without prisons, manmade and metaphorical

In Maine, the statewide public project “Freedom & Captivity” examines the end of incarceration, the effects of surveillance, and the state’s own history of intolerance.

"The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming" includes objects and documents related to the trials as well as responses by contemporary artists, including a 2007 collection by the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen. The collection was inspired by his ancestor Elizabeth How, who was executed for witchery in 1692.

Salem Witch Trials exhibit works strange magic in modern times

"Reckoning and Reclaiming" eschews Halloween pageantry and brings painful history to life at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Crista Dix

Griffin museum names new director

Crista Dix, who currently serves as associate director, will succeed Paula Tognarelli, who has led the Griffin Museum of Photography since 2006.