Todd McKie and Bryan McFarlane in the Boston Globe

The Ticket: Things to do around Boston this weekend and beyond
Jun 16, 2022
By Globe Staff

SPOTLIGHT TALKS: TOUCHING ROOTS: BLACK ANCESTRAL LEGACIES IN THE AMERICAS As part of its free, open house Juneteenth programming, the Museum of Fine Arts is hosting a day of guided talks in this exhibition, which it describes as bringing together artists from the African diaspora who took cultural motifs, customs, and stories from their African heritage and repurposed them to portray Black experience in the colonial west. The exhibition, part of the museum’s re-installation of its collection of American art, puts particular emphasis on artists working here in New England: Allan Rohan Crite, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Ifé Franklin, Bryan McFarlane, Karen Hampton, and Stephen Hamilton. Talks are scheduled for June 20, the holiday Monday, at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. The exhibition continues through May 23, 2023. Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 465 Huntington Ave. 617-267-9300,


TODD McKIE: LAST BUT NOT LEAST The beloved local artist, who died at 77 in January, posted potential titles for his bittersweet, existentially comic paintings on a wall in his Cambridge studio. The 16 paintings here, made in his last months, mostly didn’t receive the finishing touch of a title, but among the notes on the wall when he died was this one: “Title Memorial Show: Last but Not Least.” Through July 15. Gallery NAGA, 67 Newbury St.