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ART REVIEW
Marla McLeod's textile/sculpture "Anonymous Woman"

Marla McLeod tells a story with every stitch in ‘We the People (Our Love Will See Us Through)’ at Brandeis

“Garments are a representation of the self,” McLeod said. “Looking at Black history, I wanted an image of the self, the Black body, that was of pride.”

ART REVIEW
The iconic portrait of Allie Mae Burroughs in Walker Evans's 1936 photograph "Alabama Cotton Tenant Farmer Wife."

Walker Evans close up: Portland Museum of Art shows ‘American Photographs’ as they were meant to be seen

In this era of grinding uncertainty, maybe there’s solace in seeing the hardship Evans captured — even if it’s only to know that, eventually, it ended.

ART
Artist Faith Wilding poses for a photo while working on a new drawing in her home studio in Providence.

Faith Wilding, foremother of feminist art, draws on activist history in new shows at Brown, Tufts universities

Tears can be alchemical. They open into vulnerability; they rupture propriety. Wilding’s work is like that, full of trauma and growth.

MUSIC
"ELLIS," an immersive performance by Guerilla Opera chronicling the stories of some immigrants who passed through Ellis Island, incorporates historical footage into the show.

Guerilla Opera’s ‘ELLIS’ tells immigrants’ stories

For over six decades, millions of immigrants passed through Ellis Island. For two nights only, Guerilla Opera will explore some of their stories.

VISUAL ARTS
Eben Haines's Shelter in Place gallery has hosted more than 100 exhibitions, most by local artists.

From Instagram to the MFA, pint-size Shelter in Place shines a light on big issues

ICA Foster Prize winner Eben Haines started a Lilliputian gallery for local artists that’s become a commentary on affordability and who gets to take up space.

PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW
Lou Jones, "Welder"

At the Griffin Museum: Illusions and internal landscapes

A look at exhibits at the Griffin Museum of Photography by Lou Jones, Zachary P. Stevens, Rhonda Lashley Lopez, and Dylan Everett. Jones's show runs through Oct. 1. The three other shows run through Oct. 24.

"Love is Calling," which debuted at the ICA in 2019, will reopen to the public in October.

ICA to reopen Yayoi Kusama’s kaleidoscopic ‘Love is Calling’ exhibit

Yayoi Kusama's “Love is Calling," a prized jewel at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, will reopen to the public Oct. 16, months after the immersive spectacle was shuttered at the onset of the pandemic.

ART
Yu-Wen Wu's "Yes, No, Maybe I," watercolor, ink, and graphite on Dura-Lar.

Yu-Wen Wu navigates themes of immigration and identity in exhibit at Praise Shadows Art Gallery

This show, spare and deep as a poem, is about losses and hopes.