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Theater & art

The ticket: Art

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

TURNER & THE SEA Turner’s vision of the sea as a stage fit for stirring drama is extensively demonstrated in this show organized by the National Maritime Museum in London. Through Sept. 1. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. 866-745-1876,

ANSELM KIEFER A major long-term installation of works by the German artist from the Hall Art Foundation in a new gallery repurposed by the foundation. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams. 413-662-2111,

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UNKNOWN HOPPER: EDWARD HOPPER AS ILLUSTRATOR A comprehensive survey of the great American realist’s little-known 20-year career (1906-1925) as a producer of cover and story illustrations for periodicals such as
Country Gentleman, Scribner’s Magazine, The Morse Dial, and Hotel Management. Through
Oct. 26. Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100,

KNIGHTS! (pictured) A first step in the long-term integration of the Higgins Armory’s collection into Worcester Art Museum, this show places European, Asian, African, Middle Eastern, Indian, and ancient arms and armor in the context of related works of art. Worcester Art Museum, Worcester. 508-799-4406, SEBASTIAN SMEE

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