Jamie Wyeth On view at the Museum of Fine Arts through December 28th.
The first comprehensive retrospective of artist Jamie Wyeth (born 1946) will examine his imaginative approach to realism, from his earliest childhood drawings through various recurring themes inspired by the people, places, and objects that populate his world. From his years of tutelage in the Wyeth home to his experiments in Andy Warhol’s New York studio, The Factory, the artist has arranged approximately 100 paintings, works on paper, illustrations, and assemblages, many in a range of “combined mediums,” Wyeth's preferred term for the distinctive technique he brings to his compositions.
Twelfth Night Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, this free Shakespeare on Boston Common is presented through August 10th.
With a Miami spin, see one of the Bard’s most popular plays, following the journey of Viola and Sebastian, twins separated by a shipwreck, as they encounter loss and love in their new homeland—the mythical and magical land of Illyria.
Wish I Was Here In theaters now.
Director Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-funded follow-up to his indie breakout hit “Garden State” is a comedy telling the story of a thirty-something man who finds himself at major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his career, and his family. Braff told me he wrote the film with his brother Adam, and while not autobiographical, the story is very much inspired by their family.
“I’m 39 and my brother is 49. When you’re in our age range you start to think about, oh my God I’m not going to have my parents forever. And then, what do I believe about mortality and spirituality. My brother has two young kids. What do I teach my kids? I don’t even know what I believe in yet, what am I going to teach my kids? I think it was a way for us to start a conversation with each other and then eventually our father because he saw it and it sparks great conversation,” Braff said.
Friday on Open Studio: The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is splitting its summer show between two artists. Ian Hamilton Finlay is the late Scottish artist and poet who provoked. Lesley Dill is fascinated by the figure. Both harness the power of language. Plus actress Nancy Carroll at Gloucester Stage Company and Gothic stained glass breaks into the 21st century.