Theater & art

Critic’s picks in Boston-area art museums

Sherrie Levine’s “Chair Seat: 7” at the ICA.

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Sherrie Levine’s “Chair Seat: 7” at the ICA.

THIS WILL HAVE BEEN:
ART, LOVE, AND POLITICS
IN THE 1980s

An overview of some of the main currents of art in the 1980s. Through March 3.
Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3100, www.icaboston.org

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 Museum of Art, Portland, Maine. 207-775-6148, www.portlandmuseum.org

KENNEDY TO KENT STATE: IMAGES OF A GENERATION

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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

SEBASTIAN SMEE

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