At PEM, Sally Mann stays outside the comfort zone

“A Thousand Crossings,” a deep and tender examination of Mann’s relationship to the American South, is in Salem through Sept. 23. 

Nam June Paik’s “TV Buddha (Bronze Seated Buddha)

Art REview

Nam June Paik turned technology into art — and vice versa

Harvard Art Museums exhibit celebrates his playfulness, his spirit of collaboration, and his insistence on marrying video’s intangible world with the concrete.

Man’s waistcoat, breeches, and vest circa 1750, part of “Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th Century” at the MFA.

Art Review

MFA’s ‘Casanova’ a voluptuous look at a notorious voluptuary

The show’s nine galleries examine the excesses of European society on the cusp of revolution.

William Henry Fox Talbot’s “Nelson’s Column Under Construction, Trafalgar Square”

Photography Review

At Yale: on the threshold and under the volcano

An exhibit of early photography is full of marvels, while one focusing on Pompeii conveys an apt sense of gravity.

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Last Seen: A podcast about the Gardner Museum art heist

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

At Concord Center for the Visual Arts, it’s “Power of the Flower”

At Concord Center for the Visual Arts, it’s “Power of the Flower.”

Movie REview

‘Love, Cecil’ looks back at the fabulous career of Cecil Beaton

The documentary is very well done, quite enjoyably swanning around its subject, the famed photographer and designer. Yet like his handiwork, Beaton comes across as cold and calculating, superficial and overdone.

The week ahead: music, theater, art, and more

Globe critics’ picks for concerts, shows, and events in Greater Boston this week.

Photography Review

The PRC arrives in Porter Square

The Photographic Resource Center has crossed the Charles to Cambridge, and an affiliation with Lesley University. With “Exposure: The 22nd Annual PRC Juried Exhibition,” featuring 11 photographers, it’s off to a good start.

Summer Arts Preview 2018

Summer Arts preview

// The best in music, theater, art, TV, and more this summer

Your must-see guide to arts and entertainment this season, from Boston to the Berkshires and beyond.

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Boston, MA - 7/1/2018 - Cast member Aaron Tveit(L), choreographer Sonya Tayeh(2nd L), cast member Karen Olivo(3rd R), director Alex Timbers(3rd R), cast member Danny Burstein(2nd R), and cast member Sahr Ngaujah(R) of

Thiings to Do

The Weekender: Casanova, Beck, Dwayne, and Jason

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

13galleries James Weingrod: For the Tree Contained the Entire Universe at Yellow Peril through August 4, 2018. The Scholars Stone (The Walls of the Cave Were Paved With Stars), (2016- 2018) pentacryl, phosphorescence, with resin + water based polyurethane on preserved wood relief 18Ó x 20Ó (dimensions variable), POR

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Seeing the heavens in a cut of wood

James Weingrod’s show at Yellow Peril Gallery unites the organic and mystical.


Needs a book to pull her in

The photographer Amy Arbus, daughter of Diane and Allen Arbus, has published five books.

Ms. Lauryn Hill plays Blue Hills Bank Pavilion July 11.

The week ahead: music, theater, art, and more

Globe critics’ picks for concerts, shows, and events in Greater Boston this week.

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Sneha Shrestha

Imagination is the fuel for art, and luckily for Sneha Shrestha of Boston, imagination is her middle name -- or more accurately, her artist name.

Marisa Adesman’s “Vertumnus’ Bride”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

When student work is well worth studying

“Boston Young Contemporaries,” at BU, offers art from 19 artists throughout the region.

Nell Painter during a visit to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., in 2005.

book review

A portrait of the artist as an older woman

Historian Nell Painter chronicles her second act as an MFA student at RISD and a painter.

Jan van Goyen’s “View of Rhenen”

Harvard receives gift of 18 Dutch Golden Age paintings

Harvard gift

Comedian Michael Che performs at the Wilbur Theater in Boston in 2017.

The Weekender: Michael Che, Kyrie Irving, and kittens

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Homer’s photograph “Cliff at Prout’s Neck,” c. 1885

Photography review

A different lens for Winslow Homer

A Bowdoin College Art Museum show looks at the painter in terms of photography.

Faith Ringgold’s “For the Women’s House.”

Art REview

At the ICA, throwing conceptual grenades

At the ICA, art and ideology collaborate in “We Wanted at Revolution.”

Liz Shepherd’s “The Wait.”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Liz Shepherd and Michelle Lougee make the mundane memorable

Two shows at Boston Sculptors Gallery transform everyday items and materials.

Five “fog sculptures” by artist Fujiko Nakaya will grace the string of Boston parks known as the Emerald Necklace this summer. Above: a rendering of the installation at Franklin Park.

‘Fog sculptures’ to adorn Emerald Necklace

Starting in August, works made from mist by artist Fujiko Nakaya will mark 20 years of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.

Coleslaw performs inside the planetarium.

At the planetarium, drag shows that are out of this world

At the Museum of Science planetarium, a new kind of immersive variety show is aimed at an adult, late-night crowd.

East Boston, MA., 06/22/18, The interior of the new ICA exhibition space in East Boston called ICA Watershed. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

The ICA has arrived in Eastie. Here’s your first look inside

The Institute of Contemporary Art has opened an exhibition facility on the East Boston waterfront.

Photograph: “Bean’s Bottom,” 1991, silver dye bleach print, private collection. © Sally Mann.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, June 25-July 1

A photography exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum, Michael Che at The Wilbur, Summer Film Series, and more.

Artist Chris Stapleton performs at the 2018 CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP) 24ticketfolk

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Clockwise from left: Tabitha Vevers’s “A Few Good Things,” Andrew Young’s “Plane Tree,” and Bruce Myren’s “Washington Elm (View #24) during a winter storm.”

Art review

Making art of root and branch, trunk and leaf in “Trees II”

The Gallery Kayafas exhibition celebrates arboreal art.

Graciela Iturbide’s photograph “Casa de la Muerte” from 1975.

MFA makes major acquisition of work of Mexican photographer

It consists of 37 images by Graciela Iturbide.

Elise Ansel’s “Bacchus and Ariadne (Unpopulated)”


‘Pushing Painting’ presents the medium’s possibilities

The exhibition is at Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery.

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Peabody Essex Museum hits $600 million in fund-raising, opens new Collection Center

A new 120,000-square-foot facility in Rowley will house artworks, books, and archival material.

A wall label next to John Freake’s portrait at Worcester Art Museum informs viewers that Freake owned a slave.

At Worcester Art Museum, taking note of slavery’s shadow

New wall labels at the Worcester Art Museum explain how portrait subjects benefited from slavery.

Beyonce and Jay-Z


Choreographer reveals what it was like to work with Beyonce, Jay-Z

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui was finishing up previews on “Jagged Little Pill” at the ART when he got a call about a project — one that had to be kept under wraps.

17ticketgaller Michael Mazur: Along the Shoreline at Albert Merola Gallery through July 4, 2018. Busy Beach 2008 60 x 96 oil paint on canvas. Image courtesy of the Albert Merola Gallery.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

MIT artist Joan Jonas wins Kyoto Prize

The honors keep coming for Jonas, a a pioneer in video and performance art and professor emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Paul Simon kicks off his Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The tour will continue on to cover North America, the United Kingdom and Europe. (Jimmy Jeong/The Canadian Press via AP)

Things to Do

The Weekender: Pop papas, rockin’ dads, and the godfather of gospel

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Elizabeth Nourse’s “Self-Portrait” is on display in the Clark Art Institute’s new exhibit.

Art Review

A ThemToo movement for Parisian art

“Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900,” at the Clark Art Institute, offers a long-overdue revision.

The MFA exhibit in honor of the late Fred Sharf (pictured in 2009) includes (clockwise from top) a model of a 1950s Greyhound Scenicruiser, a compact designed by Jean Schlumberger, the design for a 1950s ranch house by C. Burlew, and a 1920s evening coat, of fuchsia velvet with gold-lame trim.

Art review

A Greyhound bus, jewels, haute couture — all in a show about a remarkable collector

A small and delightful MFA show celebrates the late museum patron Frederic A. Sharf.

After months of restoration, the Farnese Sarcophagus is again on display at the Gardner Museum in a new exhibit.

At the Gardner, death gets a new lease on life

A new exhibit uses artificial intelligence and old-fashioned handiwork to restore an ancient sarcophagus.

Boston Public Library has a new website. From left to right, Scot Colford, online and web services manager; David Leonard, president of the Boston Public Library; and Dhruti Bhagat, web services librarian.

No longer overdue: Boston Public Library rolls out shiny new website

The new site emphasizes simplicity and ease of access — important goals for a site that received 9.8 million visits in 2017.

Catherine Kehoe’s “Still life with White Peony”


Finding more than we might have expected

At Howard Yezerski Gallery, Catherine Kehoe has paintings and Keith Maddy collages.

Coraly Rivera-Beck helped to construct 64-foot paper airplane as part of Project Soar. The project has enlisted more than 5,000 artists, young people, engineers, business and civic leaders, and citizens to be part of the project.

In Fitchburg, a plane that’s not so simple

In Fitchburg, what may be the world’s largest paper airplane is about to be unveiled.

The ancient Roman Farnese Sarcophagus is the centerpiece of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s “Life, Death & Revelry” exhibition.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston June 11-17

“Life, Death, & Revelry” at the Gardner museum, Alonzo Bodden at Laugh Boston, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and more.

US singer Paul Simon performs on stage at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre in the Spanish Basque city of Barakaldo on November 17, 2016. / AFP / ANDER GILLENEA (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images) 10ticketpop

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

(L-R) SANDRA BULLOCK as Debbie, CATE BLANCHETT as Lou, RIHANNA as Nine Ball, MINDY KALING as Amita, AWKWAFINA as Constance, HELENA BONHAM CARTER as Rose, ANNE HATHAWAY as Daphne Kluger and SARAH PAULSON as Tammy in the 2018 film

Things to Do

The Weekender: Thieving divas, noir gangsters, and . . . is that the sun?!

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s rendering of glial cells of the cerebral cortex of a child.

Art Review

A different sort of scan in ‘The Beautiful Brain’

At the MIT Museum, a Nobel laureate’s drawings unite art and science.

Andy Mills’s “Rukmini–Mosul, Iraq; July, 2017.”

GAlleries | Cate McQuaid

When fact and imagination meet

Art and documentary interact in a show at DeDee Shattuck Gallery, in Westport.

The Yotel Sky Lounge in the Seaport.

Eight romantic summer dates in the Boston area

Here are eight summertime date ideas in Boston and beyond, whether you hope to woo a potential paramour or rekindle a flame.

Globe Magazine

Summer guide: Things to do around Boston and Cambridge

Here’s a rundown of free and cheap entertainment options, from yoga and Zumba to Shakespeare and movies, all over the 617 area code.

Summer Arts preview

The best in music, theater, art, TV, and more this summer

Your must-see guide to arts and entertainment this season, from Boston to the Berkshires and beyond.

The ICA is getting a new logo

The new design is being introduced along with the new ICA Watershed space in East Boston.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

special section

// The Kennedy Institute opens

Ahead of the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the Globe Magazine explores the history of the project and Kennedy’s vision for it.

Harvard Art Museums

special section

// Raising the roof at Harvard Art Museums

An in-depth look at the new complex designed by architect Renzo Piano.