Portraits of Holocaust survivors look history in the face

An exhibit of 60 supersize portraits of Holocaust survivors is coming to Boston Common.

Former NFL football quarterback Colin Kaepernick is seated on stage during W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremonies, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Kaepernick is among eight recipients of Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Medals in 2018. Harvard has awarded the medal since 2000 to people whose work has contributed to African and African-American culture. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Kaepernick, Chappelle receive Harvard black culture awards

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being saluted by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture.

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Dan Monroe, who’s led Peabody Essex Museum for 25 years, will retire in 2019

Dan Monroe has overseen a period of impressive growth during a 25-year tenure.

Art critic Murray Whyte

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Boston Globe names a new art critic

Murray Whyte, the longtime art critic at the Toronto Star, joins the Globe staff mid-November.

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Things to do in Greater Boston this fall

Your seasonal calendar of events, music, theater, and more.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

The man behind the Yin Yu Tang house at Peabody Essex Museum

Huang Binggen was the family representative chosen to assist with the myriad details of bringing his ancestral home from a small Chinese village to a museum in Salem. He died in August.

Children’s literature inspires art shows at MFA and Cape Ann Museum

“Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic” is at the Museum of Fine Arts; “The Little House: Her Story” is at the Cape Ann Museum.

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The Weekender: Astronauts, divas, dancers, and dad jokes

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

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Fall arts preview 2018

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/19/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/09booksFallReading.jpg The best in music, theater, art, TV, and more this fall

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

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Rocco Landesman was head of the National Endowment for the Arts when the Blue Star Museums program started.

Blue Star Museums program shows growth

The program, which gives free admission to service personnel and their families, has been expanding.

Red Sox curator is reflected in the display case of a collection of World Series baseballs at Fenway Park.

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At Fenway and the Wang, unexpected treasures

Two notable Boston institutions celebrate their past with multiple displays.

Museums Special: House calls

This year’s Museums Special section looks at houses and much more.

A rehearsal of “Dancing Through the Galleries” in the Tapestry Room at the Gardner Museum.

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A choreographer’s ‘chorus of Isabellas’ animates the Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner and the spirit that animated her have inspired a remarkable new dance project from Peter DiMuro, the Gardner Museum’s first choreographer-in-residence.

“Ice” by Kathleen Kolb, one of the artists whose work is on display in “New England Now” at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.

Museums Special

This fall’s standout shows in museums throughout the six-state region

Highlights run from A, Ansel Adams, at the MFA, to A, animal-shaped vessels, at Harvard.

A shot of New York in 1968 from “Garry Winogrand: Everything is Photographable.”

Movie Review

Legendary photographer Garry Winogrand, in sharp focus

A probing and unusually intelligent documentary looks at the greatest of all street photographers.

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When a house is not a home, but a museum

From birthplaces of famous people to showcases of period architecture and daily life, house museums in Massachusetts span the state, from Adams to Yarmouth Port.

A 16th-century tapestry from “Common Threads.”

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Shows at the Gardner and RISD celebrate textiles

Shows at the Gardner and RISD museums look at textiles.

“Digging Boy” is in “Eric Fischl: Recent Works” at Adelson Galleries Boston.

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At Adelson Galleries Boston, Eric Fischl goes to the beach

Eric Fischl has a show of paintings and sculptures at Adelson Galleries Boston.

Neri Oxman in 2012.

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MIT professor Neri Oxman: She’d love to do a project with Brad Pitt, but she isn’t dating him

Oxman admits to having a bit of fun with paparazzi when they began staking out the Media Lab, however.

A woman stopped to take a photo of the feature wall painted by Okuda San Miguel.

HUBWEEK 2018

What’s happening at HUBweek on Tuesday

HUBweek returns for its second day with a variety of events focusing on sustainability, technology, and the arts.

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

2018 HUBweek on Boston City Hall Plaza. Image: HUBweek (Frame grab from HUBweek video)

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Everything you need to know about HUBweek 2018

Now in its fourth year, the HUBweek festival brings together hundreds of events, installations, and conversations on art, science, health, and technology.

The Roslindale art studio where the Ulman family creates. From left: father Marty, 75, a sculptor; mother Judy, 72, a photographer; son Michael, 42, a sculptor; and son Jonathan, 38, a musician.

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At Roslindale Studio, a family that creates together

From a Trump Tower sculpture to a flame-throwing “Mad Max” guitar to hip hop drumming, the Ulmans aren’t shy about making a statement.

07namespem - Daisy Yiyou Wang, PEM's Robert N. Shapiro Curator of Chinese and East Asian Art, welcomes Harold Koda, the former curator-in-chief of the Anna Wintour Costume Center at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, on a private tour of PEM's hit exhibition, Empresses of China's Forbidden City last Friday. (Kathy Tarantola/Peabody Essex Museum)

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VIPs tour Peabody Essex Museum’s ‘Empresses of China’s Forbidden City’ exhibition

Daisy Yiyou Wang, the Peabody Essex Museum’s Robert N. Shapiro Curator of Chinese and East Asian Art, welcomed fashion scholar Harold Koda.

Murakami slips out of balance in his latest novel  

“Killing Commendatore’’ follows a wobbly portrait painter and his Gatsby-like subject.

Image from the series “From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried”

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At BC, Carrie Mae Weems throws open windows inside history

“Strategies of Engagement,” an open-hearted and penetrating show, demonstrates the artist’s cunning use of formats to expose the fusty, encrusted belief systems that maintain hierarchies.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in

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The Weekender: Lady Gaga, Trevor Noah, and Fenway Park tunes

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

“Between Riverside and Crazy” from SpeakEasy Stage Company, which is one of 29 arts and cultural organizations to receive grants as part of the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative.

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Barr and Klarman foundations team up on $25 million arts initiative

They have partnered on a major investment to 29 arts and cultural organizations across the state.

Joe Wardwell’s “No Bye, No Aloha” borrows from the Breeders’ bleak song “No Aloha.”

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Something to sing about in ‘Everyone Has Moved off to One Side’

Joe Wardwell’s show at LaMontagne Gallery offers a different kind of lyricism.

CAMBRIDGE, 9/15/2018 - Living walls line the sides of the central corridor of Harvard University's Smith Campus Center, within the building formerly known as the Holyoke Center, by architect José Luis Sert 1966 on Massachusetts Avenue, in Harvard Square, between Dunster and Holyoke streets. (Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe ((arts, campbellr)

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In adventurous building, Harvard gets a ‘front door’ open to the public

You never lose touch with the city outdoors as your near neighbor, because you can see it looking back at you through so many glass walls and windows.

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Jack Kohler Byers

The East Boston artist shared what inspires him in the city. 

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This week’s picks by Globe critics.

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Robert Campbell and Inga Saffron win Vincent Scully Prize for architectural criticism

The Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critics will receive their awards from the National Building Museum on Oct. 29..

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Museum of Fine Arts makes a major addition to its photography holdings

The museum has purchased the Howard Greenberg Collection of photographs.

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Harvard art exhibits remind us James Baldwin was right. The time for change is now

Art shows at Harvard reflect James Baldwin’s dedication to bearing witness to America’s beautiful and brutal truths.

FILE - In this May 27, 2018 file photo, Bruno Mars performs at the Bottle Rock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo in Napa, Calif. Cardi B may have backed out of the Bruno Mars tour, but he's found four other acts to hit the road with him. Mars announced Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, that Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson, Ciara and

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The Weekender: Bruno Mars, Sherlock Holmes, Winnie-the-Pooh — and Tigger, too

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

Louisa Davis Minot’s 1818 “Niagara Falls” is part of “The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes From the New-York Historical Society” at the Worcester Art Museum.

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The Worcester Art Museum presents the landscape as national love letter

The Worcester Art Museum showcases the Hudson River School of 19th-century painters.

Left: A film still from Bobby Abate’s “The Tanti Man.”

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At BU, a Boston art scene transformed by subversion

At Boston University, a look back at the Boston School, from the ’70s and ’80s

“OFF with their heads!” by fiber artist Salley Mavor will be on display as part of “Liberty and Justice: The Satirical Art of Salley Mavor,” at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell Sept. 26 through Dec. 30.

Falmouth artist says her satirical Trump-themed exhibit was ‘censored’ by Cape Cod venue

Salley Mavor is bringing her work this week to Lowell instead.

Members of the cast of “The Black Clown.” (Maggie Hall)

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‘The Black Clown’ unveils America’s three-ring circus of racism

A.R.T.’s “The Black Clown” isn’t just a stirring performance of the Langston Hughes poem. From Botham Jean to Colin Kaepernick to Reginald Andrade, it’s the circus of racism in America.

21Riverside SpeakEasy Stage Company production of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY. Tyrees Allen, Maureen Keiller and Lewis D. Wheeler. Credit: Nile Scott Studios

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

From top: Roger Minick’s “Woman With Scarf at Inspiration Point, Yosemite National Park, California”; Mark Klett’s “Contemplating the View at Muley Pt., Utah”; and Leon Levinstein’s “New York.”

Photography review

At the Addison, going back to the land

Excellent new shows at the Addison Gallery of American Art look at landscape and the body.

Above: A pencil drawing titled “For a long time, they looked at the river beneath them.” Top right: A watercolor of Pooh from 1970.

Art REview

Winnie-the-Pooh at the MFA: a honey of a show

At the MFA, “Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic” celebrates the children’s-book bear.

Tim Portlock’s “Rain of Signs” in “CASH4GOLD” at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Art as profit-and-loss statement

Aesthetics meet economics at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

The design by Adam Pendleton and Adjaye Associates with Future/Pace and David Reinfurt features a bridge and uses the existing slope. At right, the site of the Boston Massacre, a few blocks away.

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Which design for the Boston Common MLK memorial rises to the (mountain)top?

How much should a memorial remake a space before it comes to dominate it? Is dominating that space exactly what a memorial to social activism should do, especially in a city with its own ongoing racial fissures?

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Fine art pieces being auctioned by Boston firm on Friday

Skinner Auctioneers has several notable items at its auction.

Elliot Bostwick Davis at the Museum of Fine Arts, where she has headed the Art of the Americas department.

MFA curator to head Florida museum

Elliot Bostwick Davis will become director of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach.

Perspective | Magazine

How Boston can still solve the Isabella Stewart Gardner case — before it’s too late

As a new true-crime podcast about the theft launches, a possible path to solving the Gardner heist mystery.

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic opens at the MFA on Saturday.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston the week of Sept. 17-23

Winnie-the-Pooh at the MFA, Champions of Magic, the Boston Film Festival, and more.

Dr. Mandeep Mehra believes the subject of the portrait may have suffered from an underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism.

What’s the mystery behind Mona Lisa’s smile? Brigham doctor suggests a medical diagnosis

When Dr. Mandeep Mehra, medical director of Brigham and Women’s Heart and Vascular Center, saw the painting while on vacation in Paris he saw the makings of a medical diagnosis.

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.