Theater & art

Critic’s picks: Visual art

Frank E Graham/Worcester Art Museum

RE-MASTERED  An innovative new hang of the Worcester Art Museum’s superb Old Master holdings, in honor of a great new Veronese acquisition. Includes great paintings by Rembrandt, Caravaggio, El Greco, Poussin, Luca Giordano, Murillo, Ribera, Hals, Steen, Sweerts, and van Mieris. (Pictured: Gerrit van Honthorst’s “Smiling Young Man Squeezing Grapes.”) Worcester Art Museum, Worcester. 508-799-4406,

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, in New York. Through Jan. 20. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300,

STILL LIFE: 1970S PHOTOREALISM A survey of painters working in the style of photorealism from the gallery’s collection. Includes work by Robert Bechtle, Idelle Weber, Robert Cottingham, Duane Hanson, and Gerhard Richter. Through March 9. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. 203-432-0600,


SOPHIE CALLE: LAST SEEN  Fourteen works incorporating photography and text by the provocative French artist. The works, made in 1991 and 2012, respond to the 1990 theft from the Gardner of Jan Vermeer’s “The Concert.” Through March 3. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 617-566-1401,


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