This article is part of our latest special report on Museums, which focuses on reopening, reinvention and resilience.
With summer on the horizon after a long pandemic winter, museums are throwing their doors open to tell every kind of story. Whether they make subtly abstract sculptures or paint colorful scenes of their own lives, the artists have one thing in common: a belief in art’s power to heal.
“Lucia Hierro: Marginal Costs”
June 7 to Jan. 2, 2022
A Dominican-American artist raised in the New York neighborhood of Washington Heights, Lucia Hierro brings a citified Pop sensibility to works like her “Mercado” series of oversize sculptures of grocery bags, full of household products and food that might be bought at an uptown bodega. The show, with 14 works, also features Ms. Hierro’s largest mural to date, “Marginal Costs,” which depicts life amid the culture of the Caribbean diaspora and addresses the impact of the coronavirus. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, thealdrich.org