Theater & art

Museum critic’s picks state by state

Anthony Caro’s work is on display at the Yale Center for British Art.

Anthony Caro’s work is on display at the Yale Center for British Art.

New England’s art museums are always active in the fall, opening shows that often extend well into the new year. Here, state by state, are some of the most interesting recently opened, or soon-to-be-opened, exhibitions at museums from New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont down to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.


WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART “Sol Lewitt: The Well-Tempered Grid.” Work from five decades focusing on the importance of the grid to LeWitt’s career, emphasizing his passion for music – especially Bach. Through

Dec. 9. Williamstown. 413-597-2429,


ADDISON GALLERY OF AMERICAN ART “American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, De Kooning, and Their Circle, 1927-1942.” A look at the influence of John Graham’s circle on American modernism. Through Dec. 30. Andover. 978 749 4015, www.andover .edu/Museums/Addison

WORCESTER ART MUSEUM “Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation.” Archival news photographs from the 1960s that seared themselves into the public imagination. Through Feb. 3. Worcester. 508-799-4406,

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Joseph Beuys’s work is part of “In the Holocene” at MIT’s List.

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LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTER “In the Holocene.” A group exhibition that conceives of art as a speculative science, featuring work by John Baldessari, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Jack Goldstein, Joan Jonas, On Kawara, and Robert Smithson, among others. Through Jan. 6. 617-253-4680,


“Heroes and Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross.” An overview of the work of an artist credited with revitalizing the superhero comic book over many decades. Nov. 10-Feb. 24. Stockbridge. 413-298-4100,

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART “This Will Have Been: Art, Love, and Politics in the 1980s.” An overview of some of the main currents of art in the 1980s. Nov. 15-March 3. 617-478-3100,



BRATTLEBORO MUSEUM AND ART CENTER “New England Biennial 2012.” Thirteen artists selected from more than 400 applicants. Nov. 2-Feb.10. Brattleboro. 802-257-0124,

BCA CENTER “John Anderson.”

A series of identical paper and graphite drawings folded, torn, cut, and shaped into miscellaneous three-dimensional objects, by artist and architect John Anderson. Nov. 30-Jan. 19. Burlington. 802-865-7166, www.burl

New Hampshire

HOOD MUSEUM OF ART “Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art at the Hood Museum of Art.” More than 100 works of Australian indigenous art from the Hood’s collection, including acrylic paintings, bark paintings, and sculptures. Through March 10. Dartmouth College, Hanover. 603-646-2808,


“Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt.” Prints by more than a dozen artists from 17th-century Holland. Through Jan. 6. Manchester. 603-669-6144,

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Winslow Homer’s “Weatherbeaten” show is at Portland Museum of Art.



“Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine.” Timed to coincide with the opening of the renovated Winslow Homer Studio at Prouts Neck, this show gathers together 35 major works painted by Homer in the final decade of his life. Through Dec. 30. Portland. 207-775-6148, www.portland

BOWDOIN COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART “A Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker.” A selection of prints from Durer and Rembrandt to Hockney and LeWitt, all from the collection of the late art historian and prints curator David Becker, now at Bowdoin. Nov. 15-March 10. Brunswick. 207- 725-3275.

Rhode Island

MUSEUM OF ART, RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN “America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now.” A selection of 150 images presenting an overview of almost 150 years of photographing the landscape in America. Through Jan. 13. Providence. 401-454-6400,



“Societe Anonyme: Modernism for America.” An exhibition that traces the development of the Societe Anonyme, an organization set up by Marcel Duchamp, Katherine Dreier, and Man Ray to promote modern art in America. Dec. 12-June 23. New Haven. 203-432-0600,


“Caro: Close Up” The great British modernist sculptor is honored with a three-room overview of his career, from early drawings during his days as a student of Henry Moore to later sculptures and experiments with paper. Through Dec. 30. New Haven. 877-274-8278, www.britishart

FLORENCE GRISWOLD MUSEUM “White on White: Churches of Rural New England.” Approximately 40 photographs of New England churches and meeting houses by architectural photographer Steve Rosenthal. Through Jan. 27. Old Lyme. 860-434-5542,

WADSWORTH ATHENEUM “Medieval to Monet: French Paintings in the Wadsworth Atheneum.” More than 75 French paintings and other works of art from the museum’s collection, including work by Poussin, Boucher, Ingres, Delacroix, Corot, Courbet, Manet, and Monet. Through Jan. 27. Hartford. 860-278-2670, www.

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