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Theater & art

Critics’ picks: Art

FREEPORT [NO. 006]: NICK CAVE Three faceless, funky, sculptural costumes by the fabric artist, seen in conjunction with a film projection. Cave’s exuberant “Soundsuits” (inset) recall anything from African ceremonial garb to neon-hued yeti to conglomerations of Beanie Babies. Through May 27. Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. 978-745-9500, www.pem.org

LOÏS MAILOU JONES This small retrospective traces the career of the 20th-century painter, whose work reached full flower in the 1960s and 1970s, with works that integrate African and Caribbean influences, design smarts, and a keen painterly sensibility. Through Oct. 14. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org CATE McQUAID

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FRAME BY FRAME: PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES AND PORTFOLIOS FROM THE COLLECTION Frame is the name of the game, since the photographers in this superb show are named Robert Frank, Aaron Siskind, Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, William Christenberry, and Bill Owens. Through April 14. Addison Gallery of American Art. 978-749-4015, www.addisongallery.org

IN HARMONY: THE NORMA JEAN CALDERWOOD COLLECTION OF ISLAMIC ART Ceramics, illustrated folio pages, and drawings on paper, most them exquisite, make up this exhibition of Persianate work from the ninth to 19th centuries. Through June 1. Arthur M. Sackler Museum. 617-495-9400, www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit

MARK FEENEY

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