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    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

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

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     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

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

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     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.