EDITORIAL
Boston Tea Party museum reopening will put misconceptions to rest 
All too often, the Boston Tea Party has come across as a colorful prank instead of the turning point in the American Revolution that it was.
(DAVID L RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)

EDITORIAL

Boston Tea Party museum reopening will put misconceptions to rest

All too often, the Boston Tea Party has come across as a colorful prank instead of the turning point in the American Revolution that it was.

(DAVID L RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)

Worcester museum opens front door 
Recently installed director Matthias Waschek is using free admission to attract donors and visitors to the Worcester Art Museum.
(ERIK JACOBS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Worcester museum opens front door

Recently installed director Matthias Waschek is using free admission to attract donors and visitors to the Worcester Art Museum.

(ERIK JACOBS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

FRAME BY FRAME
Hero worship, with nerve in ‘Raphael and the Fornarina’ 
The Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres painting may flirt with silliness, but in the end you laugh with it, not at it.
(HARVARD ART MUSEUMS)

FRAME BY FRAME

Hero worship, with nerve in ‘Raphael and the Fornarina’

The Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres painting may flirt with silliness, but in the end you laugh with it, not at it.

(HARVARD ART MUSEUMS)

"Typical price for a Martian meteorite: about $1,000 per gram."

Writing at The Naked Scientists, Amy Tempelsman offers up an overview of the market in meteorites.
Exhibits revisit, reprise works of Andrew Wyeth 
- Wyeth’s exquisite, gritty tempera paintings are on display in the penetrating show “Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond,” now at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

Exhibits revisit, reprise works of Andrew Wyeth

- Wyeth’s exquisite, gritty tempera paintings are on display in the penetrating show “Andrew Wyeth: Looking Beyond,” now at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

Venues vie for cultural recognition
- More than 100 communities responded to the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s request to create cultural districts across the state.

Venues vie for cultural recognition

- More than 100 communities responded to the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s request to create cultural districts across the state.

ALEX BEAM
A museum for Man’s Greatest Hospital
- Massachusetts General Hospital collection plans to link past and present practices as well as explore what’s ahead in medical innovation.

ALEX BEAM

A museum for Man’s Greatest Hospital

- Massachusetts General Hospital collection plans to link past and present practices as well as explore what’s ahead in medical innovation.

2012 deCordova Biennial features true good works amid false steps
- The second deCordova Biennial - the pre-eminent survey of contemporary art made by artists living and working in New England - is a major let down.

2012 deCordova Biennial features true good works amid false steps

- The second deCordova Biennial - the pre-eminent survey of contemporary art made by artists living and working in New England - is a major let down.

ICA effort raises $25m as museum looks to future
- The Institute of Contemporary Art, just five years after opening its first permanent home, is flexing its newfound financial muscle.

ICA effort raises $25m as museum looks to future

- The Institute of Contemporary Art, just five years after opening its first permanent home, is flexing its newfound financial muscle.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum opens to the public
- The first visitors were ushered in at 11 a.m. after a ribbon-cutting attended by Mayor Thomas Menino and cultural leaders, artists, and Gardner supporters.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum opens to the public

- The first visitors were ushered in at 11 a.m. after a ribbon-cutting attended by Mayor Thomas Menino and cultural leaders, artists, and Gardner supporters.