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Map quest: At BPL’s Leventhal center, two shows speak to a changing city

‘Building Blocks’ and ‘Becoming Boston’ examine, respectively, urban atlases and eight moments in local history through geography.

ART REVIEW

Cy Twombly, a misfit who left a mark, at the MFA

"Making Past Present" explores how the American painter, who died in Rome, made art that connected the ancient world with the new.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographs that don’t so much confront scale as embrace it

Edward Burtynsky, with a show currently at the New Britain Museum of American Art, calls his work ‘a dialogue between attraction and repulsion, seduction and fear’

ART REVIEW

In ‘Playing on a Loop,’ video artist Maggie Stark captures life’s revolutions

What can we learn from merry-go-rounds? A new show at HallSpace in Dorchester considers the question.

Portland Museum of Art announces architects for $100 million expansion

The PMA has chosen a Portland firm — Portland, Ore., that is — LEVER Architecture.

‘The Glory of Handiwork’ gives new meaning to the domestic arts

The show at Drive-By Projects in Watertown features works by painter Michelle Grabner and ceramic artist Andrea Marquis.

At Norman Rockwell Museum, ‘Eloise and More’ is an enchanting look at the artist who drew her

The show explores Hilary Knight’s life and legacy, from children’s books to Broadway posters and more.

Wellesley show celebrates Ralph Coburn, a minimalist who left a major mark

At David Hall Gallery, the painter’s big ideas come in small pictures.