1. Exhibition reveals the more fluid side of Ansel Adams

    The photography of Ansel Adams is so sturdily composed, so enduringly right that it can feel like the aesthetic equivalent of granite.

    (“Reflections at Mono Lake, California,” 1948.)


    Chinese ivory gone berserk

    - “Concentric Spheres,” on display at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, is marvelous, but conjures a feeling of head-scratching, eye-rubbing dismay.


  3. Fashion icon to bequeath trove to Salem museum

    - Iris Apfel, the celebrated New York fashion doyenne, will give the Peabody Essex more than 600 pieces of clothing and accessories by world-famous designers.


  4. Two museums show Native American art, then and now

    - Two of the most thrilling shows you are likely to see this year - both devoted to Native American art - are showing in New England.

  5. 'Shapeshifting' exhibit puts Native American art in a new light

    - “Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art,” opening to the public tomorrow at the PEM, treats native art as art, intending to shake up how we see the work of its creators through the years.

  6. What to do this weekend

    - Making plans? Short on ideas? See June Wulff’s picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend.

  7. Art Review: Dominating the landscape

    - SALEM - The Hudson River School artists had a particular and romantic agenda: to transmit the sublime experience of nature they found in the American landscape.