Theater & art

Critic’s picks: Visual art

Louis K. Meisel Gallery

YOU ARE HERE  An intriguing group show of contemporary artists interested in finding analogues and equivalents for the human body, often touching on childhood memory. Includes work by Rona Pondick, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, and more. Through Aug. 31. Worcester Art Museum, Wor-cester. 508-799-4406,

JOHN BISBEE: NEW BLOOMS  Large scale, floral-inspired sculptures made from twisted and welded nails by Bisbee, a sculptor-in-residence at Bowdoin College in Maine.  Through May 26. Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vt. 802-985-3346,

STILL LIFE: 1970S PHOTOREALISM A survey of painters working in the style of Photorealism from the gallery’s collection. Includes work by Ben Schonzeit (pictured, a detail of “Joseph Giummo”), Robert Bechtle, Idelle Weber, and more.  Yale University Art Gallery. Through March 9. New Haven. 203-432-0600,


MAKING IT IN AMERICA  More than 100 objects selected from the museum’s collection — paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts — demonstrate aspects of the forging of national identity in the United States. Through Feb. 9. RISD Museum, Providence. 401-454-6400,

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