Photography show explores many meanings of family

The exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts includes many photos that are terrific, unfamiliar, or both.

Wellesley native Ari Graynor (left) has a role in James Franco’s upcoming movie.  She plays Cassie in Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here” (top right), and had a role in “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist” (bottom right).

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It takes talent to play a no-talent actress in James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’

Wellesley native Ari Graynor has been at the brink of stardom before. Now she’s focusing on picking projects that matter to her.

George Steel (left, with musician Rufus Wainwright at a New York City opera in 2012) will be the Gardner Museum’s next Abrams Curator of Music.

Gardner Museum taps George Steel as new curator for music 

The veteran New York impresario, curator, and conductor, takes over Jan. 1.  

Nan Goldin, “Picnic on the Esplanade, Boston,” 1973

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At Portland Museum of Art, Nan Goldin embraces the transgressive

Among the works on display is the photographer’s famed “Ballad of Sexual Dependency.”

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Five things to do, Dec. 11-17

Georgia O’Keeffe at the Peabody Essex Museum, CraftBoston Holiday , Nicholas Nixon at the ICA, and more.

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This week’s picks from Globe critics.

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The MFA opens a classical art gallery

“Daily Life in Ancient Greece” includes more than 250 objects.

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At Harvard’s Carpenter Center, examining the particularities of perception

“Matt Keegan: Replicate” uses video, animation, and sculpture to examine the systems that define culture.

Boston arts groups team up for sprawling look at art, technology

Twelve organizations will get together in February for a rare cross-institutional collaboration that includes painting, film, and Web-based art, among others.

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Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Dec. 4-10

The Christmas Revels visit Venice, high-profile photography at the MFA, Sherlock Holmes in Arlington, and more.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani

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Safarani Sisters open new art exhibition on Newbury Street

Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani, identical twin sisters from Iran and Northeastern grads, opened the exhibition “SANCTUARY” on Tuesday.

Dagobert Peche’s “Bird-shaped candy box” on display at Neue Galerie in New York.

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Show captures splendor of Viennese designers

The Wiener Werkstätte, a design collective, strongly influenced design in the first third of the 20th century.

James Franco directed and stars in “The Disaster Artist.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: French kicks, fiery solos, and irreverent holiday fare

The Globe’s guide to the best things to do this weekend.

Fitz Henry Lane’s “View of Gloucester From Rocky Neck.”

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Honoring an artistic native son in Gloucester

The Cape Ann Museum looks at the lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane.

An image from Ross Normandin’s video “Shell.”

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At GRIN, Ross Normandin does some unmasking

Many of the artist’s works are cast from a mold.

“One-Star Perfecto Leather Motorcycle Jacket.”

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Fashion, computers at center of fascinating MoMA shows

Two exhibitions, “Items” and “Thinking Machines,” examine where art and life overlap.

A former East Boston copper pipe shop (seen in March) is being transformed into a satellite location by the Institute of Contemporary Art.

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ICA announces first artist in East Boston satellite location

Diana Thater, a Californian who works in video, film, and installation art, will be featured at the Watershed next summer.

Photo textile conservator Kate Tarleton stands between two oversized spools holding a portion of the 1848

A whale’s tale: Longest painting in North America restored

A museum has restored the longest painting in North America so it can share the story of American whaling with the public.

The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show, featuring comics Dan Foley (left) and Joel Harris (right), comes back to the Boston Museum of Science. In this scene, the rings and clubs represent the 0's and 1's of computer code scientists use to gather data.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Nov. 27-Dec. 3

“Black Nativity,’’ The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show at the Museum of Science, and more.

Huntington Theatre Company’s production of “Tartuffe” is at Huntington Avenue Theatre through Dec. 10.

The Ticket: What’s happening this week in the arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

“U.S. 97, South of Klamath Falls, Oregon, July 21, 1973,” by Stephen Shore.

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Two remarkable exhibitions show how color came to art photography

At a time when color was rare and suspect, Stephen Shore and Raghubir Singh showed how effective and vital it could be.

Dan Meader, gallery director at John McInnis Auctioneers, holds a piece created by Andy Warhol for Jon Gould.

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There’s a big Andy Warhol auction in Amesbury? Yes.

The items from the estate of Harriet Gould, the mother of a close companion of Warhol, will be auctioned off by the John McInnis Auctioneers.

Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” runs Nov. 24-Dec. 31 at the Opera House.

Things to Do

The Weekender: ‘Coco,’ Clara, Jay-Z, and Spike

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

Top: Osaretin Ighile’s “Oba Ovonramwen.”

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At Harvard, Wole Soyinka’s collection of African traditional art

Items on display at the Cooper Gallery include masks, vessels, and figures.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s “Reine de joie (Queen of Joy)” is among the works in “The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters From the Museum of Modern Art,” at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, N.H., through Jan. 7.

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Toulouse-Lautrec posters bring Paris to the Currier

The 19th-century artist left a vivid record of night life in the City of Light.

Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook play a Squeeze show at the Wilbur Nov. 21.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world this week

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Geoffrey Chadsey’s “Reacher” is part of the “Heroes and Secondaries” exhibit at the Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery.

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Geoffrey Chadsey plays with male self-presentation

His show of portaits is at Boston University’s Stone Gallery.

“The Gale” is one of 50 works by Winslow Homer in “Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England,” at the Worcester Art Museum.

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At Worcester, seeing what Winslow Homer learned in England

A new daring and intensity entered his art during the 19 months he spent there.

“The Life Line” is in the “Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England” show at Worcester Art Museum.

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“Northern Painting 25” by Lawren Harris.

MFA builds modern art collection

The Museum of Fine Arts has recently acquired paintings by artists Lawren Harris and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Mark Burns’s “GODZILLA VS KINGKITSCH”

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Mark Burns is the John Waters of ceramics

His show at Gallery 224, in Allston, uses ceramics to shock, amuse, and challenge.

Fernand Khnopff’s “Memory of Bruges. Entrance to the Beguinage” from “Nature’s Mirror: Reality and Symbol in Belgian Landscape” at Boston College.

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At BC, Belgian landscapes from five centuries

“Nature’s Mirror,” at the McMullen Museum of Art, covers lots of ground.

INFORMER

An artist talk, a new college vice president, and an art show

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

The Boston Bhangra Competition comes to the Orpheum Theatre on Nov. 11.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Nov. 6-12

The Boston Bhangra Competition, Lynda Barry at BU, Fenway Open Studios, and more.

Tegan and Sara perform at the Orpheum Nov. 9.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world this week

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Marta Chilindron’s “TV and Chair.”

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At the deCordova, a look at screens as more than just personal devices

A pair of shows ponder smartphone screens now and TV screens then.

Chris Hemsworth in “Thor: Ragnarok.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Hunky vikings, new wavers, and Ms. Jackson (if you’re nasty)

The Globe’s guide to the best things to do this weekend.

This photo of Edwin H. Land demonstrating Polaroid Land instant film in 1947 is part of “At the Intersection of Science and Art — Edwin H. Land and the Polaroid Corporation: The Formative Years.”

When the future was named Polaroid

The first of three shows at Harvard Business School looks at the company’s early years.

Elliot Green’s “Furnace Mountain”

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At Concord Art, spaces tell stories

Thirteen artists look at how volume can do the work of narrative.

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield says that it planned to sell 40 works of art, including two by Normal Rockwell.

Maura Healey calls for delay of Berkshire Museum art sale

The state attorney general’s office is seeking a temporary restraining order delaying the controversial Nov. 13 sale.

Janet Jackson will perform at TD Garden Sunday, Nov. 5.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Janet Jackson at the TD Garden, “Peter and the Wolf” at Symphony Hall, cheese in Somerville, and more.

Will McGarrahan and Leigh Barrett in “Souvenir,” which is at Lyric Stage through Nov. 19.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world this week

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

A view of the installation “Eddie Martinez: Ants at a Picknic” at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College.

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At the Rose and Davis museums, in between representation and abstraction

Joe Bradley and Eddie Martinez explore the territory between.

“Saturday Night Live” writer and “Weekend Update” coanchor Colin Jost is at the Wilbur Saturday night.

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The Weekender: An ‘SNL’ anchor, emo heroes, and ’80s immersion

Everything fun to do in Boston and beyond.

Jay Simple’s photograph “Moses Brown’s Plantation” is part of “Who Am I: The Sequel.” 

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At Drive-By Projects, artists look at identity

The Watertown gallery updates a show from seven years ago.

Boston Book Festival, set for Saturday, seeks to make sense of ‘Where We Find Ourselves’

Many of the sessions will offer perspectives on travel and the concept of home, finding oneself by engaging with literature, and where we as a nation find ourselves politically.

Susan Derges’s “Untitled (The Eye #3).”

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Making a splash at the deCordova

The impressive “Bodies in Water” shows people in, with, and around said liquid.

J. Fredric May’s “Author’s Hallucination No. 13 ‘Verna’ ”

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At the Griffin Museum, six photographers look at identity

They look at layers of meaning, time, surface, material, and meaning.

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield plans to sell 40 works from its collection to increase its endowment and fund renovations as part of a shift toward science and history.

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Amid artwork sale controversy, Berkshire Museum head to go on leave

Van Shields will soon undergo major surgery. Norman Rockwell’s family is suing the museum to prevent it from selling his works.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

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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

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