TRANSCENDING NATURE: PAINTINGS BY ERIC AHO
The first American museum survey of this gifted New England painter, inspired both by nature and painterly abstraction. Through Sept. 9. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH. 603-669-6144, www.currier.org
AT THE WATER’S EDGE
Famous and lesser known photographs of water in all its various forms by the celebrated American photographer. Through Oct. 8. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. 866-745-1876, www.pem
BESIDE THE SEA
Rare work produced in the abstract expressionist’s Provincetown studio between 1962 and his death in 1991. Through Sept. 30. Provincetown Art Association and Museum. 508-487-1750, www.paam.org.