Metallica guitarist scares up a vintage poster collection

Titled “It’s Alive!,” the show includes some of the most coveted and valuable horror and sci-fi movie posters in the world.

Ashley Blalock’s crocheted fiber art at the Highfield Hall & Gardens in Falmouth.

Two exhibits that are perfect fit for the Cape

Shows in Sandwich and Falmouth highlight landscape painting, quilts, fiber art, and fantasy.

“Giant Days: Not on the Test Edition V. 1”

Ty Burr

Nine graphic novels you should be reading right now

Taking stock of the state of illustrated narrative in 2017, one is struck by the many flavors and styles.

Above: ”Black Iron Ursa” was made using Singularity Black paint.


Waltham lab develops the world’s ‘blackest black’ paint

Singularity Black, the light-absorbing pigment, was developed by NanoLab Inc.

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Atypical singers bring funny songs to Walpole Common

The guitar-fiddle combo Howie Newman and Joe Kessler, known as Knock on Wood, plays funny original songs suitable for all ages and well-known covers from the Beatles to the Dropkick Murphys on Walpole Town Common.

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Jack Cohen

The former New Yorker began taking photos about two and a half years ago after the death of his father.

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

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

Things to Do

The Weekender: Cosplay, Broadway, and Lethal Ladies

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

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Mixing painting, stories; BPL’s community playwright; and immigrant views

Painter Linden Frederick teamed up with Maine author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo who assembled some big names for the project

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“Untitled (LG17 #112)” by Sandi Haber Fifield, part of her “Lineations” exhibit.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Sandi Haber Fifield’s photographs come with strings attached

Her show at Robert Klein Gallery @ Ars Libri memorably mixes media.

Nina Katchadourian took a picture of her hand and sent it to Lenka Clayton, beginning their exchange of images.

Photography review

What happens when artists have camera-phone ‘conversations’?

For a show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the artists clearly felt liberated — with the result that viewers feel exhilarated.

Khalid performs Aug. 6 at the House of Blues.

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

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

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Michal K. Mangan

After moving to Greater Boston to attend the Boston Ballet School she developed an interest in photography.

A scene from John Neylan’s video “My Life as a Cat”


Giving cats the eye, artistically

Wellesley College’s Jewett Art Gallery joins felines and fine art.

Childe Hassam’s “Ten Pound Island, Gloucester.”

Art REview

Cape Ann Museum show looks at painters’ love affair with Gloucester

Artists in “Rock Bound” include Stuart Davis, Milton Avery, and Marsden Hartley.

A Rutland, Vt., property that houses a Norman Rockwell museum could be sold for a marijuana dispensary. Above, Rockwell’s painting “The Rookie.”

Marijuana dispensary eyes purchase of property housing Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont

The property has been for sale for more than a year, according to Joe Zingale, Rutland Town Administrator.

Turn Park Arts Space — a new sculpture park and cultural hub in West Stockbridge.

In the Berkshires, a new arts space takes root

It’s one part pastorale, one part Fellini, one part Weimar cabaret at Turn Park Arts Space, a new sculpture park and cultural hub in West Stockbridge.

“Zipper” by Christopher Curtis

The One Thing

Prime exposure

An outdoor sculpture exhibition is staged in Stowe, Vt.

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Nick Barlow

The photography bug didn’t bite Barlow until he left home for a five-year stint in San Francisco.

Charlize Theron stars in “Atomic Blonde.”

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The Weekender: ‘Atomic Blonde,’ ‘American Moor,’ and a comic couple

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

Brad Paisley performs at Xfinity Center in Mansfield on Aug. 5.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

Alfred Stieglitz’s “The Steerage”

Photography review

Small but choice: Stieglitz and Sheeler shows at the MFA

No museum show this year may have a higher ratio of quality to quantity than these two photography exhibits.

Will Pappenheimer’s “Ascension of Cod”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Augmenting the landscape in Salem

Boston Cyberarts sets up at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

“Building the Boat While Sailing” is part of the Institute of Contemporary Art’s Dana Schutz exhibit.

Art Review

At the ICA, Dana Schutz shakes things up

The painter’s canvases overflow with energy, emotion, and commotion.

Dana Schutz’s painting “Open Casket” stirred controversy at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art. It is not part of a new exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

ICA faces controversy over painting that isn’t there

Activists are calling on the Institute of Contemporary Art to cancel an exhibition of paintings by the artist Dana Schutz.

Arie Kasiarz (with curator Kristen Gresh) viewes Henryk Ross’s photographs of Poland’s Lodz Ghetto, where Kasiarz lived during World War II.

At the MFA, a difficult homecoming for a Holocaust survivor

Arie Kasiarz, a survivor of Poland’s Lodz Ghetto during World War II, journeyed to Boston to confront his past in “Memory Unearthed,” an exhibit of Henryk Ross’s photos of the ghetto.

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum draws fire for plan to sell artwork, including two Norman Rockwells

The Pittsfield museum intends to auction 40 artworks to help fund a $60 million reinvention plan.

Chris Steele-Perkins’s “Young Teddy Boys in Southend, England, 1976.”

Photography review

Wishing Magnum Photos a happy 70th birthday

An exhibit at the International Center of Photography in New York showcases the remarkable skill, ingenuity, and daring of the photojournalists of Magnum Photos.

Austin Davidson, Betsy Hogg, and Ben Getz in Barrington Stage Company’s production of “Speech & Debate.”

The Ticket

Music, theater, dance, art, and more

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

A scene from Christopher Nolan’s ”Dunkirk.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: Heartbreakers, rescuers, and star-crossed lovers

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

Azra Akšamija’s “Palimpsest of ’89”


Offering a ‘Proposal’ at City Hall

The art in “A Summer Proposal” responds to an architectural challenge.

 “Grandma Moses: American Modern” features Moses’s “Bennington.”

Art Review

How modern was Grandma Moses?

A show at the Bennington Museum addresses that question; and Mass MoCA looks at abstraction.

Jonathan Fairbanks took over as a first-time director at Fuller Craft in 2012.


Head of Fuller Craft Museum stepping down

Jonathan Fairbanks’s distinguished career spanned six decades.

Man in swim dress running isolated on white background

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, July 17-23

City Splash on the Charles, an autism-aware theater production, ArtWalk in Natick, and more.

“Summer Harp” by Helen Frankenthaler from 1973.

Art Review

Two Frankenthaler shows at the Clark revel in color

Woodcuts and paintings show the artist’s range and daring.

Kendrick Lamar (pictured in April at Coachella in Indio, Calif.) plays TD Garden July 22.

The Ticket

What’s happening this week in the arts world

Picks by Globe critics.

A detail from Hannah Newman’s “Sky Water.”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Virtual and real meet in Providence

A gallery show at GRIN combines screens and sculptures.

“War for the Planet of the Apes” opens Friday.

Things to Do

The Weekender: ‘Apes,’ crooks, and dragons

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

Preston Gannaway’s “Watermelons.”

Photography review

At the Griffin, a juried show and photographs that perform

Three new shows at the Winchester museum remind us how varied photography can be.

José Luis Cuevas, 83, dark master of Mexican art

Mr. Cuevas’s rebellious personality and dark delineation of human suffering made him one of the most celebrated Mexican artists of the 1950s and ’60s.

Deb Barrett-Cutulle sculpted retired Red Sox great David Ortiz in her home sandbox.


An artist’s very real path to the most ephemeral in art

An illustrator by trade, Deb Barrett-Cutulle first got involved in International Sand Sculpture Festival in Revere in 2005, but didn’t compete in it till three years ago.

Tom Holland in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

Things to Do

The Weekender: ‘Spider-Man,’ boy bands, and women roommates

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

“Ohio to San Fransico: Haight Street 1967 (Plate 14)” by Herb Greene.

Art Review

The MFA celebrates San Francisco’s Summer of Love

Through posters, album covers, and photographs, a fascinating show revisits Haight-Ashbury in 1967.

Terry Rose’s “Ni-Shi.”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Three countries, one decade, multiple universes

The late Terry Rose’s paintings at Gallery NAGA contain multitudes.

“Assault on a Castle” from the exhibit “A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings From Villa I Tatti.”

Art Review

Harvard showcases Persian paintings collected by Bernard Berenson

The celebrated connoisseur’s interests extended beyond the Renaissance.

Artist Ann Lewis operated a lift to work on her mural “See Her.”

A South End mural makes a big impact

“See Her,” the first piece in a public art series entitled Year of the Woman, is inspired by the experiences of incarcerated women.

A legal dispute has revealed that the Gauguin painting “Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?)” (pictured in 2015 at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland) sold for $210 million in 2014, $90 million less than originally reported.


Lawsuit reveals Gauguin painting was not world’s most expensive

Paul Gauguin’s 1892 oil painting “Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry)?” sold for $210 million in 2014, $90 million less than originally reported.

This 2017 photo provided by Profiles in History shows an R2-D2 droid pieced together over several years from different props used in the first five Star Wars movies. The droid has sold at auction for $2.76 million. (Profiles in History via AP)

R2-D2 used in ‘Star Wars’ sells for $2.76m

The estimated price for the prop pre-auction was $1 million to $2 million.

Anne Lyman Powers’s 1948 social-realist portrait “The Stoker.”

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Celebrating 140 years of the Museum School

A show at Childs Gallery looks at a Boston cultural institution.

Gaston Lachaise’s “Standing Woman” is part of “A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945” at Portland Museum of Art.

Art Review

American moderns: four sculptors and Hans Hofmann at Portland

Portland shows look at four decades of 20th-century American sculpture and abstract works on paper.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

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// 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

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// Raising the roof at Harvard Art Museums

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