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Critic’s picks: Visual art

John Berens

AMY SILLMAN: ONE LUMP OR TWO The brilliant and restlessly inventive New York-based artist’s first museum solo show. Paintings, works on paper, cartoons, and animated drawings (above, “N & O v3’’). Through Jan. 5. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3100, www.icaboston.com

JOHN SINGER SARGENT WATERCOLORS More than 90 of Sargent’s beloved watercolors in a show that combines the superb Sargent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Through Jan. 20. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org

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LIGHT YEARS: JACK WHITTEN 1971-1973 Large-scale abstract paintings, never previously exhibited, as well as smaller canvases and drawings from a turning point in the career of the celebrated experimental painter. Through Dec. 8. Rose Art Museum, Waltham. 781-736-3434,
www.brandeis.edu/rose

BREAKTHROUGH: WORK BY CONTEMPORARY CHINESE WOMEN ARTISTS More than two dozen works by eight artists working in different media, among them Cai Jin, Cao Fei, Peng Wei. Through Dec. 22. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine. 207-725-3275, www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Sebastian Smee can be reached at ssmee@globe.com.
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