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10 contemporary works to see now

Some local art museums are beefing up their collections and others are staging more ambitious exhibits.

Cristi Rinklin’s “Diluvial.”

Currier Museum of Art

Cristi Rinklin’s “Diluvial.”

For decades, Boston was a backwater when it came to contemporary art. Now, however, some local museums are beefing up their collections of 21st-century works and others are staging more ambitious exhibits. What makes art contemporary? It’s not simply a matter of timing. Today’s art reflects today’s society.

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