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    Critic’s picks: Visual art

    AN AMERICAN IN LONDON: WHISTLER AND THE THAMES Printings, paintings, and drawings from a key period in Whistler’s career, as he focused on subjects in Battersea and on the Thames, in London. Through April 13. Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover. 978-749-4015, www.andover.edu/Museums/Addison

    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, www.gardnermuseum.org

    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, Gillian Wearing, Jim Lambie, and Charles LeDray. Through Aug. 31. Worcester Art Museum, Worcester. 508-799-4406, www.worcesterart.org

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    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, www.shelburnemuseum.org

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