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Some of the 20th century’s most famous photos are in this new MFA show

But “Viewpoints: Photographs from the Howard Greenberg Collection” offers more than just famous names and images.

Emily Dickinson’s ‘scraps of paper’ inspire art installation at poet’s Amherst conservatory

A group of women artists strung the poet’s conservatory with colorful works, creating a “space of peace” within the Amherst museum.

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Georgia O’Keeffe’s forgotten sister, and a glimpse of what might have been

Ida O’Keeffe dwelled in her famous sister’s shadow. A new show gives a tantalizing view of a little-known talent, and a budding career that Georgia did what she could to stifle.

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Inflatable cartoon monsters feel like ‘a form of protest’ at South End’s Cyclorama

Artist Nick Cave dissected and reconstructed inflatable lawn characters for his new “Augment” installation.

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MFA takes visitors to ‘delectable’ fantasy worlds with two new exhibitions

The Museum of Fine Arts unearths a forgotten fantasy master and challenges our thinking on photography.

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At the Peabody Essex, exhibition dares museumgoers to trade iPhones for balls of clay

A simple, meditative work by South Korean artist Kimsooja feels radical in the digital age.

Mead Art Museum receives gift of more than 170 contemporary artworks

The donation includes pieces by such well-known artists as David Hockney, Mona Hatoum, Cindy Sherman, Mark Bradford, and Christian Marclay.

Boston funding seven new public art projects

Works by artists including Nick Cave, Rob Gibbs, and Victor Quinonez are among the chosen projects, which will receive a total of $75,000 to bring them to fruition.