RODIN: TRANSFORMING SCULPTURE, on view at the Peabody Essex Museum through Sept. 5


Synopsis: It’s our fortune that the Musee Rodin in Paris had to close for renovations, because it meant many of the famed sculptor’s works could travel the world. The Peabody Essex Museum has a dazzling collection of them, including "The Thinker," in a new show that looks at how Rodin worked. What's more, the BoSoma Dance Company is bringing the bronze, marble and plaster pieces to life through improvised performance within the galleries.

IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD, playing at the American Repertory Theater through May 29


Synopsis: Playwright and performer Eve Ensler captured the world’s attention with her hit play "The Vagina Monologues."  In her latest show, now at the American Repertory Theater, she’s talking about her body again, but after it’s been riddled with cancer. 

AI WEIWEI'S CIRCLE OF ANIMALS/ZODIAC HEADS, surrounding the Rose Kennedy Greenway's Rings Fountain through October


Synopsis: The newest installation on the Rose Kennedy Greenway is a series of towering Zodiac heads by an equally towering figure in contemporary art—Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.