MFA among museums hit by Instagram censorship

Instagram has removed three images the museum posted to promote its ongoing photography exhibition.

Koichiro Kurita’s “Snow Viewing.”

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Thoreau revered; quarries quarried; vegetation viewed

Three shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography look at the natural world.

Volunteer Christine Murcott put the finishing touches on a Matisse-inspired flower arrangement.

Kahlo, Pollock works will highlight MFA’s ‘Art in Bloom’

At the MFA’s “Art in Bloom,” floral designs complement some of the museum’s iconic works.

Elsa Dorfman in her Cambridge studio with her Polaroid 20x24 camera.


‘The B-Side’ could be early birthday present for photographer Elsa Dorfman

The Cambridge portrait photographer is the subject of a new Errol Morris documentary.

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Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of May 1-7

An Intimate Evening With Lea Michele, Greater Boston CityHeart Art Show and Sale, Children’s Book Week, and more.

Photography review

The stunning simplicity of Irving Penn

The Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates Irving Penn’s centenary.

The Ticket

Music, theater, dance, and more

This week’s picks for concerts, plays, exhibitions, performances, and other events.


Expect to see more in the future from these up-and-coming artists

They’re receiving their MFA degrees from local schools this spring.

GALLERIES | Cate McQuaid

Going beyond a very famous pond

A show in Concord takes Walden Pond as a visual and conceptual point of departure.

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Mr. Hendricks taught in the art department at Connecticut College for decades.

Barkley L. Hendricks, 72, portraitist of a new black pride

The painter gave new representation to ordinary black men and women, memorializing them in portraits that echoed the grand manner of the old masters.

Gore Place’s 30th Annual Sheepshearing Festival will be held Saturday, April 29.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of April 24-30

Gore Place’s Sheepshearing Festival, “Peppa Pig’s Big Splash!,” Independent Bookstore Day, and more.

Brie Larson in “Free Fire.”

The Weekender

Funny women, big guns, and divine art

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

Sandro Botticelli’s

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Superb Botticelli show at MFA traces the master’s arc

The largest Botticelli show yet in the United States features 15 works by the artist, many of which have never been seen before this side of the Atlantic.

From left: Frederick Ilchman, Aaron De Groft, John Spike, and Matthew Teitelbaum at the Museum of Fine Arts.


Botticelli exhibition opens at MFA

It’s billed as the largest Botticelli exhibition ever in North America.

Examiner | Magazine

Fascinating facts about Paul Revere’s home improvements

Let’s mark the anniversary of Boston’s most famous horse ride with a look at the recently expanded Paul Revere House historic site.

Yogi Bear from the exhibit “Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning” at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge.


Family Entertainment: Art picks

Critic’s picks for the best family-friendly art exhibits in the Boston area.

Bennie Flores Ansell presents images of flying fish in a school vacation week installation at the ICA.

Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly

Bennie Flores Ansel’s “Fish Out of Water,” at the ICA, looks at immigration imaginatively.

Bob Hesse’s “Unquiet City II’’ is part of “New England on Paper” at the Boston Athenaeum.

The Ticket: What’s coming up in the arts world

This week’s picks from our critics.

Anne Hathaway in “Colossal.”


The Weekender: Rampaging monsters, reclusive poets, and a revived ‘Rent’

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

Mohamad Hafez’s “Baggage No. 4”


Damascus and its ruins, through an artist’s eyes

A powerful show by Syrian architect Mohamad Hafez features his reconstructions of old Damascus alongside models of buildings blown to skeletons and rubble.

“Tiger Lily,” acrylic on canvas, by Sharon Friedman.

Art Review

Nevertheless, they persisted: standout New England women painters

“Expanding Abstraction: New England Women Painters, 1950 to Now,” at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, pays tribute to women artists’ tenacity, and it has some knockout canvases.


Not spring chickens, but their art springs forth

The Saltbox Gallery’s 29th annual Spring show runs through Sunday, April 9, at the Topsfield Fairground’s Coolidge Hall.

A portrait of a young Emily Dickinson (left) with siblings Austin and Lavinia.

Art Review

In new exhibit, Emily Dickinson is anything but a ‘Nobody’

A Morgan Library & Museum exhibition looks at the life and work of the iconic poet.

John Mayer performs April 9 at TD Garden.

The Ticket: Music, theater, dance, art, and more

This week’s picks for concerts, plays, performances, exhibitions, and more in the Boston area.

“Aquí Nadie Gana (Nobody Wins Here)” by Juan Roberto Diago.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Cuba sí, racism no!

Harvard’s Cooper Gallery presents work by the Afro-Cuban painter Juan Roberto Diago.

Matisse’s “Interior With Egyptian Curtain”

Art Review

At the MFA, objects of Matisse’s artistic affection

In an exhibit that opens today, the MFA highlights the relationship between Henri Matisse’s art and objects in his studio.

Globe Magazine

How Western Mass. became kids’ lit central

From Mo Willems to Jane Yolen and Norton Juster, some of the biggest names in children’s books call the Pioneer Valley home.

Mr. Fink, who preferred figurative art, was eager to teach others about the intricacies of art and the art business.

Alan Fink, 91; exhibited works of Boston artists at Alpha Gallery

Mr. Fink often helped artists decide what price to seek for their work, but avoided making suggestions during the creative process.

For his own work, Mr. Rosenquist drew on his experience as a billboard painter.

James Rosenquist, 83, Pop Art pioneer

Mr. Rosenquist helped define Pop Art in its 1960s heyday with his boldly scaled painted montages of commercial imagery.

Sean Cooper (left) and Bob Farrell hang “Purple Robe and Anemones,” part of “Matisse in the Studio,” which opens April 9 at the MFA.

MFA pairs Matisse’s art with objects of his affection

“Matisse in the Studio,” a lush, career-spanning exhibition of the work of Henri Matisse, opens April 9 at the Museum of Fine Arts.

 “Mt. Katahdin” is part of “Marsden Hartley’s Maine.”

Art Review

The wonders of ‘Marsden Hartley’s Maine’

The Met Breuer showcases the artist’s relationship to his home state.

The Ticket: Music, theater, dance, art, and more

This week’s picks for concerts, plays, performances, exhibitions, and more.

Terri Lyne Carrington is part of Friday’s Berklee Global Jazz Institute 2017 Summit.


The Weekender: Global jazz, awkward sex, and absolutely no April foolishness

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

Anne Finucane (left) with exhibition co-curator Helen Burnham at the Museum of Fine Arts.


Anne Finucane gets early look at new MFA exhibition

It’s the first major Matisse show at the MFA in 50 years.

“Rest on the Flight Into Egypt” is part of “Highest Heaven” at the Worcester Art Museum.

Art Review

Artistic worlds collide in ‘Highest Heaven’

A show at the Worcester Art Museum looks at Spanish and Portuguese colonial art.

“Drift,” Stephanie McMahon, oil on panel.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Approaching abstraction systematically

A Lasell College exhibition goes beyond figuration in an integrated way.

Boston, MA - 3/28/2017 - Jordan Volel,12, a student from the Conservatory Lab Charter School plays his French horn as he marches to the State House during what organizers called an

Arts leaders march to State House to seek more funding for culture

Hundreds of arts advocates from around Massachusetts are descending on Beacon Hill as part of Arts Matter Advocacy Day.

A Bode Museum visitor took a look at the heavy gold coin ‘Big Maple Leaf’ in Berlin.

Million-dollar coin stolen from German museum

The massive 221-pound gold coin has a face value of 1 million Canadian dollars, but by weight alone, it would be worth almost $4.5 million.

Kids explore artist Amy Archambault‘s exhibit, “Hideout,” at the Boston Children’s Museum.

This is the art exhibit we all need right now

Miss those forts you made as a kid? “Hideout,” a new exhibit at the Boston Children’s Museum, has just what you (and your kids) need.

“Lodz ghetto: Scarecrow with yellow Jude star” by Henryk Ross.

Photography review

At the MFA, bearing witness to the unbearable

Henryk Ross’s Lodz Ghetto photographs are a unique document of the Holocaust.

“TV Ownership” is part of “Ingo Günther: World Processor” at Hood Downtown in Hanover, N.H.

The Ticket: Music, theater, dance, art, and more

This week’s picks for concerts, plays, exhibitions, and other events in the area.

Billy Crystal comes to the Boch Center’s Wang Theatre on Friday.


The Weekender: Ex-junkies, alien invaders, and sexier Sex Pistols

The Globe’s picks for everything fun to do this weekend.

Kara Walker’s “An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters: no world.’’

Art Review

American history in black and white

Kara Walker, at UMass-Amherst’s Museum of Contemporary Art, confronts race head on.

Mike Ross and Karolina Chorvath at the “Memory Unearthed” exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts


Mike Ross attends opening reception of ‘Memory Unearthed’

The exhibition features photographs by Henryk Ross.

“Winter Weight” by Dana Clancy.


Entering a territory of titillating intangibles

Dana Clancy’s paintings show art museums in a very different light.

A look at all the art work that was stolen from the Gardner Museum

Thirteen art works were taken from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on March 18, 1990. Here they are.

An empty frame where Rembrandt's “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee” was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Six theories behind the stolen Gardner Museum paintings

On the 27th anniversary of the $500 million Gardner Museum heist, we take a look at six theories behind the stolen paintings.

Brockton-02/24/2017 Beth McLaughlin wears her pink hat as she sits among other pink hats, part of an ever-expanding collection at the Fuller Craft Museum for a future display. John Tlumacki/Globe staff(south)

Brockton museum collecting handmade social activism

The pink, hand-knitted hats sported in demonstrations around the world earlier this year have a new home.

Philip Beesley’s “Sentient Veil” hangs from the ceiling at the Gardner.

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Sound art at the Gardner: seeing with your ears

“Listen Hear,” an installation of sound art at the Gardner Museum, offers magic and more.

Mass MoCA director Joseph C. Thompson points out work in Building 6.

Lifting the veil on Mass MoCA’s expansion

The art museum is putting the finishing touches on its massive Building 6, set to open in May.

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.