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Theater & art

Critic’s picks: Visual art

JASON MIDDLEBROOK: MY LANDSCAPE Tall slices of freshly milled timber painted with geometric patterns and large scale panoramic drawings by this exciting young artist. The centerpiece of the gallery is a waterfall made from rehabilitated wedges of Styrofoam. (Pictured: “I’ve Been Drawing Cliffs My Whole Life.”) Through April 7, 2014. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams. 413-662-2111, www.massmoca.org

MAURICE PRENDERGAST BY THE SEA A retrospective of the great early American modernist’s work, focusing on his depictions of leisure activities by the sea. Through Oct. 13. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine. 207-725-3275. www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum

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