Theater & art

Critics’ picks in Boston-area art museums and beyond

Newly-renovated modern and contemporary galleries at Yale University.
Elizabeth Felicella
Newly-renovated modern and contemporary galleries at Yale University.

YALE UNIVERSITY

ART GALLERY

The university’s superb collection, ranging from ancient art to Asian, Indo-Pacific, African, American, and modern and contemporary art, has been reinstalled in a series of three connected and freshly renovated buildings. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.

203-432-0600,

www.artgallery.yale.edu

SEBASTIAN SMEE

ART IN THE STREET:

EUROPEAN POSTERS

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This show may be small (41 items) but it’s choice — and extremely charming. Artists with work on display include Bonnard, Kandinsky, Schiele, and El Lissitzky. Through July 21. Museum of Fine Arts, 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org

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MARK FEENEY

ARRANGED BY CHOICE: THE ART OF RALPH

COBURN

Coburn came up with the Boston Expressionists but made crisp, minimalist work. This retrospective begins with bright abstractions of the 1950s, and includes Cape Ann seascapes that are lushly toned and formally spare. Through Jan. 31. Cape Ann Museum,

27 Pleasant St., Gloucester. 978-283-0455,

www.capeannmuseum.org

TEACHING TRADITIONS: SELECTIONS FROM THE LILLIAN ORLOWSKY AND WILLIAM FREED MUSEUM SCHOOL AT PAAM  

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A show tracing the lineage of teachers to students includes works by greats such as Charles Hawthorne, Hans Hofmann, and Michael Mazur. Through Feb. 24. Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 460 Commercial St., Provincetown. 508-487-1750, www.paam.org

CATE McQUAID