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Critic’s picks at Boston-area art museums

Anders Zorn’s “Isabella Stewart Gardner in Venice.’’

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Anders Zorn’s “Isabella Stewart Gardner in Venice.’’

ANDERS ZORN:
A EUROPEAN ARTIST SEDUCES AMERICA
A small but stellar show of paintings, etchings, and watercolors by the great Swedish artist, who was a contemporary of John Singer Sargent and friend of Isabella Stewart Gardner. Through May 13. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 617-566-1401,www.gardnermuseum.org

EDWARDIAN OPULENCE: BRITISH ART AT THE DAWN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A survey of British art that deepens our idea of a period that serves, rather thinly, as the backdrop to “Downton Abbey.” Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. 877-274-8278, www.britishart.yale.edu

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NEW BLUE AND WHITE A brilliant, out-of-the-box show looking at the dynamic responses of contemporary artists across the world to the tradition of blue and white porcelain. Through July 14. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org

SEBASTIAN SMEE

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