Arts

Some setbacks and pullouts did not dampen enthusiasm
An attendee at the Eric Firestone booth at the Armory Show’s Pier 90 grabbed a quick photo of a Miriam Schapiro painting. Jennifer Landes

Theater in a house
A scene from “Voyeur,” the Neo-Political Cowgirls’ immersive theatrical experience that will take place this weekend in a private house on the Grace Estate. Tom Kochie

Jocelyn Miller, top left, chose the awards for this year’s Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition on Friday, including Mary Boochever’s top honors work, next to her. Those attending the reception on Saturday night included Linda Capello, Paul Broches, and Jack Youngerman, above left, and Beth Lee, above right. Durell Godfrey and Jennifer Landes Photos
Many of the award winners at the Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition gathered for a group photo on Saturday night during a champagne toast in their honor. Durell Godfrey

A rich history in the arts
Andrea Grover, Guild Hall’s executive director, with Carter Burwell, an honoree at Guild Hall’s awards dinner Monday. One of his musical compositions was performed during the evening by the band Yo La Tengo. Mark Segal Photos
Christina Strassfield, Guild Hall’s museum director and chief curator, shared a laugh with Bob Colacello, the academy’s literary arts honoree.
Ethan Coen

In the past few years, several forgeries have emerged in the marketplace
A painting on fiberboard was one of the 45 works associated with John Re that were brought to the International Foundation for Art Research for authentication in 2011. IFAR
An acrylic painting on foam board purported to be by Jackson Pollock from the "Brennerman Collection"IFAR

The theater's summer season is complete
“The Prompter,” a new comedy by Wade Dooley, above, will open on May 28 at Bay Street.

Puppetry for Adults
Yael Rasooly enacts the fantasy life of a lonely secretary with a cast of paper cutouts.

The costumes in “Mamma Mia!” are as festive as ABBA’s music. Dane DuPuis

Will the concerns of long-time guardians of Pollock's oeuvre be proven in the marketplace?
Francis V. O’Connor and Richard Taylor, center, worked together for many years on issues of connoisseurship and science in determining authenticity in paintings attributed to Jackson Pollock.
Richard Polsky, an art dealer from California, recently announced that he would provide authentication services for works by Jackson Pollock.
A painting sold by the Knoedler Gallery represented to be by Jackson Pollock, but found to be fraudulent by the International Foundation for Art Research, a non-profit organization. IFAR has been the de facto Pollock authentication service after the Pollock-Krasner Authentication Board disbanded after the publication of the supplement to Pollock's catalogue raisonne in the 1990s.