Art

The Year in Arts 2017

Top 10 of the year in art

Best contemporary show “Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st-Century Naturalist,” Institute of Contemporary Art

Best modern show “Matisse in the Studio,” Museum of Fine Arts

Best thematic/historical show “Lines of Thought: Drawing From Michelangelo to Now From the British Museum,” RISD Museum

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Best group show “Screens: Virtual Material,” deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park

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Best Old Master show “Botticelli and the Search for the Divine,” Museum of Fine Arts

Best painting show “Joe Bradley,” Rose Art Museum

Best print show “No Rules: Helen Frankenthaler Woodcuts,” Clark Art Institute

Best sculpture show “Nari Ward: Sun Splashed,” Institute of Contemporary Art

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Best video show “Steve McQueen: Ashes,” Institute of Contemporary Art

Best new museum building Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Building 6

Best new long-term installation “James Turrell: Into the Light,” Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

Best new permanent gallery “Daily Life in Ancient Greece,” Museum of Fine Arts

Cate McQuaid can be reached at catemcquaid@gmail.com. Follow her on Twitter @cmcq.