Theater & art

Critic’s picks: Visual arts

Museum of Fine Arts, boston

SAMURAI! Japanese armor worn by shoguns, or warlords, from the 12th to the 19th centuries, from
a respected Texan private collection. Pictured: Eboshi-shaped helmet and half mask. Through Aug. 4. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300,

Bold, artful, and witty posters from a golden age
of poster production. Through Sept. 2. Currier Museum of Art,
Manchester, N.H. 603-669-6144,


ED RUSCHA: STANDARD More than 70 works, including painting and film, from across the career of the acclaimed West Coast artist. Works drawn from the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where the show originated, are complemented by work from the Rose’s collection. Through June 9. Rose Art Museum, Waltham. 781-736-3434,

BARRY McGEE A mid-career survey of the popular San Francisco-based artist who has made a dynamic shift from street art into galleries and museums. Through Sept. 2. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3100,


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