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THE CRITIQUE OF REASON: ROMANTIC ART 1760-1860 Art by European artists working in the vein of Romanticism. The large-scale exhibition, divided into eight thematic displays, is the first major collaboration between the Yale University Art Gallery and the
Yale Center for British Art (which is currently closed for renovations). Through July 26. Yale
University Art Gallery, New Haven, 203-432-0600, artgallery.yale.edu

PARVIZ TANAVOLI The first US museum retrospective of the acclaimed Iranian sculptor, painter, printmaker, and poet, who is based in Tehran and Vancouver. Through June 7. Davis Museum of Art, Wellesley College, Wellesley. 781-283-2051, www.wellesley.edu/davismuseum

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ROMAN IN THE PROVINCES: ART ON THE PERIPHERY OF EMPIRE
Examining interactions between Imperial Rome and local cultures in Gaul, Britain, Syria, Egypt, and elsewhere through a wide array of artifacts, many of them from Yale University excavations, and rarely displayed before. Through May 31. McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College. 617-552-8100, www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/artmuseum

RAPHAEL: THE COWPER MADONNA A great Renaissance painting of the Madonna and Child by Raphael is on loan to Worcester from the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. It hangs in a small room beside the Worcester Art Museum’s own “Northbrook Madonna,” which came into the collection
as a Raphael, but is now believed to be by another hand, or hands. Through Sept. 27. Worcester Art Museum, Worcester. 508 799 4406, www.worcesterart.org

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