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When wood speaks: Alison Croney Moses masters her craft in first solo show

Her sculptures say volumes about the push and pull of pregnancy and motherhood.


Two very different Bostons, two less different photographers

"Developing Boston: Berenice Abbott and Irene Shwachman Photograph a Changing City," at the Athenaeum, shows what a difference three decades can make.


How could smuggled Roman art have ended up at the Worcester Art Museum?

Seizure of $5 million bronze bust is part of broader criminal investigation by Manhattan DA’s office into looted works at multiple museums.

At Mystic Seaport Museum, Alexis Rockman’s massive ‘Oceanus’ is a monument to the sea

Commissioned by the museum for its permanent collection, the painter’s epic mural is now on view — along with 10 large watercolors that plumb the depths of humanity’s relationship with the ocean.


Cartoonist Barbara Shermund makes a comeback

She knew her lines — and now her posthumous show ‘Feminine Wiles’ is on view at United Theatre in Westerly, R.I.

At Peabody Essex Museum, Gio Swaby’s virtuosic portraits of Black women in thread and fabric

Displaying stunning fluency in an original medium, the 31-year-old Bahamian artist draws freehand on canvas — with a sewing machine.


Jewish Arts Collaborative’s ‘Be the Change’ offers mixed-media public art with mixed results

Installed in the Fenway, the exhibit features seven artworks by local artists based on the Jewish tzedakah box.

Three ways of looking at Pueblo art

In a trio of shows in the Northeast, museums seek better models for engaging with Native American art.