The university’s superb collection, ranging from ancient art to Asian, Indo-Pacific, African, American, and modern and contemporary art, has been reinstalled in a series of three connected and freshly renovated buildings. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.
ART IN THE STREET:
This show may be small (41 items) but it’s choice — and extremely charming. Artists with work on display include Bonnard, Kandinsky, Schiele, and El Lissitzky. Through July 21. Museum of Fine Arts, 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org
ARRANGED BY CHOICE: THE ART OF RALPH
Coburn came up with the Boston Expressionists but made crisp, minimalist work. This retrospective begins with bright abstractions of the 1950s, and includes Cape Ann seascapes that are lushly toned and formally spare. Through Jan. 31. Cape Ann Museum,
27 Pleasant St., Gloucester. 978-283-0455,
TEACHING TRADITIONS: SELECTIONS FROM THE LILLIAN ORLOWSKY AND WILLIAM FREED MUSEUM SCHOOL AT PAAM
A show tracing the lineage of teachers to students includes works by greats such as Charles Hawthorne, Hans Hofmann, and Michael Mazur. Through Feb. 24. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial St., Provincetown. 508-487-1750, www.paam.org