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    Boston-area art museums: critic’s picks

    Anthony Caro’s “Paper Sculpture No. 98” (1981).
    Eric Roth
    Anthony Caro’s “Paper Sculpture No. 98” (1981).

    IN THE HOLOCENE

    A group exhibition that conceives of art as a speculative science, featuring work by John Baldessari, Marcel Broodthaers, Jack Goldstein, Joan Jonas, On Kawara, and Robert Smithson, among others. Through Jan. 6. List Visual Arts Center. 617-253-4680, listart.mit.edu

    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 Art Museum, Worcester. 508-799-4406, www.worcesterart.org

    CARO: CLOSE UP

    The great British modernist sculptor Sir Anthony Caro is honored with an 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. Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. 877-274-8278, www.britishart.yale.edu

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