Theater & art

Critic’s picks: Visual art

WINSLOW HOMER: MAKING ART, MAKING HISTORY Highlights from the greatest collection of Homer’s work privately assembled after the artist’s death, now in the permanent collection of the Clark Art Institute. The show includes 11 paintings, 18 watercolors, and dozens of wood engravings, etchings, lithographs, and
drawings. Through Sept. 8. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute,
Williamstown. 413-458-2303, www.clarkart.edu

IN CONVERSATION: MODERN AFRICAN AMERICAN ART A lively survey of photographs, paintings, and sculptures by African-Americans from the Harlem Renaissance to the Civil Rights era and beyond. Pictured: Sargent Johnson’s “Mask.” Through Sept. 2. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. 978-745-9500, www.pem.org

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TONY FEHER A survey of brightly colored but minimal sculptures made from humble and everyday materials — glass jars, marbles, colored liquids in plastic bottles, plastic crates, and so on. Through Sept. 15. DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln. 781-259-8355, www.decordova.org

MICHELANGELO — SACRED AND PROFANE: MASTER DRAWINGS FROM THE CASA BUONARROTI Twenty-six Michelangelo drawings from his own collection, on loan from the museum in Florence that was once his home. Through June 30. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org

SEBASTIAN SMEE

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