Arts

The Year in Arts

Sebastian Smee’s picks

 Best show “Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer,” Museum of Fine Arts

 Best contemporary show “Jim Shaw: Entertaining Doubts,” Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

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 Best group show “Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler,” Rose Art Museum

 Best 20th-century show “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957,” Institute of Contemporary Art

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 Best 19th-century show “Van Gogh and Nature,” Clark Art Institute

 Best Asian show “Hokusai,” Museum of Fine Arts

 Funniest show “Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs,” Norman Rockwell Museum

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 Best Old Master show “Carlo Crivelli: Ornament and Illusion,” Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

 Most exciting reopening Wadsworth Atheneum

 Honorable mention “Joan Jonas: They Come to Us Without a Word,” US Pavilion, Venice Biennale

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