JOHN SINGER SARGENT WATERCOLORS More than 90 of Sargent’s beloved watercolors in a show that combines the superb Sargent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Through Jan. 20. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org
RE-MASTERED An innovative new hang of the Worcester Art Museum’s superb Old Master holdings, in honor of a great — and sexy — new Veronese acquisition. Includes great paintings by Rembrandt, Caravaggio, El Greco, Poussin, Luca Giordano, Murillo, Ribera, Steen, Sweerts, and van Mieris. Worcester Art Museum, Worcester. 508-799-4406, www.worcesterart.org
HARRY HOLTZMAN AND AMERICAN ABSTRACTION The first retrospective of the painter, teacher, and writer, who was a friend and colleague of Piet Mondrian. Through Jan. 26. Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Conn. 860-434-5542, www.flogris.org
BREAKTHROUGH: WORK BY CONTEMPORARY CHINESE WOMEN ARTISTS More than two dozen works by eight artists working in different media, among them Cai Jin, Cao Fei, Peng Wei, and Hung Liu (pictured: “Relic 8”). Through Jan. 5. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine. 207-725-3275, www.bowdoin
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Correction: An earlier version of this article had an incorrect photo caption.