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Picturing 150 years: Happy anniversary to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts was incorporated 150 years ago today, on Feb. 4, 1870.


Science and culture collide for an existential ‘Indian Ocean’ exhibition

An ambitious show at the McMullen Museum of Art draws from the history of a region threatened by climate crisis.


At the ICA, rescuing an art star from the auction frenzy

Collectors are paying top dollar for works by Tschabalala Self. A sober display helps shed flash for substance.


At SMFA, an artist’s minimal approach speaks volumes

Kate Costello works with simple shapes and symbols.


Two Iranian photographers, two visions of history and home

An exhibition at the MFA features work by Cambridge-based Gohar Dashti and her late teacher, Bahman Jalali.

‘Monet and Boston’ will celebrate a strong connection, collection at the MFA

Several Impressionist paintings are coming home for the occasion.

Meet the teen curators behind the MFA’s ‘Black Histories, Black Futures’ exhibition

The museum invited young people to curate an exhibition featuring 20th-century works by black artists.


At Peabody Essex, reviving the messy history of Jacob Lawrence’s ‘The American Struggle’

The entire 30-panel series is on view for the first time since 1956.