The Weekender: Serial killers, crafty barbers, and Nine Inch Nails

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

Buffalo Hunt, Velino Shije Herrera (Ma-Pi-We) (Native American (Zia), ?1902Ð1973) before 1928 Opaque and transparent watercolor on paper * Gift of the Estate of David Rockefeller from the Collection of David and Peggy Rockefeller * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston mfarockefeller


52 works of Native American art donated to MFA from Rockefeller estate

The works include pottery, weavings, baskets, watercolors, and rugs.

Bruce Myren’s “N 40° 01’ 11.38” W 124° 02’ 48.59” Shelter Cove, California”

Art Review

At the BPL, the art of getting from here to there

A striking exhibit at the Leventhal Map Center looks at the interplay of photography and art.

Artist Luigi Toscano and his crew set up big photographic portraits of Holocaust survivors in the Boston Common on Monday for an exhibit.

Portraits of Holocaust survivors look history in the face

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

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ICA announces 2019 Foster Prize winners

The latest honorees are Rashin Fahandej, Lavaughan Jenkins, Josephine Halvorson, and Helga Roht Poznanski.

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Painter takes inspiration from Le Guin; Carle museum highlights King award winners

In a Rose Art Museum exhibit, Tuesday Smillie includes paintings based on Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Left Hand of Darkness.’’

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Art Review

At the Davis, a US museum show debut for Christiane Baumgartner

The German artist is something of a rock star in printmaking circles.


The Tufts University Art Galleries takes a look at outsider art

The Tufts University Art Galleries takes a look at outsider art.

Fall Arts Preview 2018

Fall arts preview 2018

// 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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This tiny home, now in Nahant, runs on Dunkin’

Decorated in the brand’s signature pink and orange, the house is a product of a partnership between the company and actress Olivia Wilde.

Cecilia Vicuna with Quipu Gut at a 2017 exhibition in Kassel, Germany.

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Things to do in Greater Boston this fall

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

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids perform onstage during Skyville Live Celebrates AmericanaFest with Graham Nash and special guests on September 15, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Skyville)

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

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Huang Binggen sitting on his parents’ marriage bed in the Yin Yu Tang house in 2016.

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.

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)


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.

An Ernest H. Shepard illustration from “Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic.”

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.

(L to R, Foreground): Lukas Haas, Ryan Gosling and Corey Stoll in FIRST MAN. On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash,

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

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

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.


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.

Gropius House in Lincoln

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.

Salem, MA - 10/09/18 - Dan L. Monroe, The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Director and CEO of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: () Topic: (10woburn)

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.

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

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

At Adelson Galleries Boston, Eric Fischl goes to the beach

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

Art critic Murray Whyte


Boston Globe names a new art critic

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

Neri Oxman in 2012.


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.


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.

07ticketgaller Julian Opie at Krakow Witkin Gallery through Nov. 30, 2018. Julian Opie The sea. 5. 2018 Paint on wall Dimensions variable This installation size: 89 1/2 x 168 1/2 inches Image courtesy of the Krakow Witkin Gallery.

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)


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.


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)


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.


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)


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. 

21Vicuna ZSC_Vicuna_160 (L to R): Srin Chakravorty and Steve Auger in Zeitgeist Stage CompanyÕs production of Vicu–a. Photo by Richard Hall/Silverline Images

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

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.


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.

Art REview

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.”


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)


‘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.

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.