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Sofía Córdova eyes the other side of apocalypse

The artist, born in Puerto Rico and based in Oakland, imagines the lives of marginalized people in the future in "Backed Up Into Dawn" at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.


Subversive strips at Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art

From Robert Crumb to Art Spiegelman, a new show on "American Alternative Comics" details how a so-called low form became high art.

Jordan Seaberry’s nod to the WPA is a labor of love

The artist fuses past with present in "But Mostly We Waited for Spring, When There Could Be Gardens" at Steven Zevitas Gallery.


The perpetual motion of Alex Katz at Colby College Museum of Art

At 95, the painter is about to have a career retrospective at the Guggenheim. Until then, his work with theater and dance groups offers a dynamic view into his long career.

Piece by piece, Boston’s monument to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King is coming together

"The Embrace," Boston’s long-awaited memorial to the Kings, is headed to the Common in January. Our art critic traveled to a foundry in Washington state, and visited the Brooklyn studio of artist Hank Willis Thomas, to trace its journey.


At the Griffin: ‘Shootapalooza,’ ‘hair portraits,’ and going to the Mardi Gras

Three new shows take the camera to show unexpected places.

Jeff Perrott’s roller coaster of color

At LaMontagne Gallery, the artist’s abstract paintings unloose chaos and careen in exciting directions.


Photo-conjuror meets photojournalist at the Addison Gallery

The exhibitions highlight Rosamond Purcell and Harry Benson, who use the camera for very different ends but with comparable excellence.