Theater & art

Critic’s picks: Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

ARTIST, REBEL, DANDY: MEN OF FASHION

A bold, all-embracing survey of the figure of the dandy over 200 years, from Oscar Wilde to Sebastian Horsley. The show will include clothing, photographs, paintings, and caricatures. Through Aug. 18. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. 401-454-6500, www.risdmuseum.org

SAMURAI! Japanese armor (above) worn by shoguns, or warlords, from the 12th to the 19th centuries, from a respected Texan private collection. Through Aug. 4. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org

ARCTIC VISIONS: “AWAY THEN FLOATS THE ICE-ISLAND” An exhibition based around artist William Bradford’s three-month 1869 voyage along the coast of Greenland on board the Panther, a sealing ship. Through Spring 2014. New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford. 508-997-0046, www.whalingmuseum.org

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SEBASTIAN SMEE