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The fine art of remaking a collection

Faced with holdings out of step with the times, museums everywhere are doing the hard work of catching up.

5 new museum acquisitions — and the stories they tell

Piece by piece, collection by collection, museums are trying to present a fuller picture of the arts.

Critic's Picks

Ten shows to see at New England museums this fall

The Globe's art critic singles out exhibitions on hip-hop culture, rare tapestries from 17th-century France, and more.

Widening the lens on modern Africa

Two shows, in Groton and Fitchburg, highlight the diversity of the continent.

At the Gardner, ‘Inventing Isabella’ meets a modern intervention

An exhibit looking at how the museum’s namesake fashioned her own mystique pairs with two new shows exploring intersections of history, identity, power, and culture.


At sea with ‘Forecast Form’ at the ICA

An exhibition of contemporary Caribbean art offers glimpses into the region’s complexities.

Art Review

At the Addison, a Maine painter takes on the age-old conventions of maritime art

Reggie Burrows Hodges’s “Turning a Big Ship” brings overlooked tales to the surface.

Polly Apfelbaum won’t be walled in

The artist’s new show, ‘The World’s a Mess; It’s in My Kiss,’ brings a riot of color and craft to East Providence’s ODD-KIN gallery.