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Critic’s picks: Art

ANDERS ZORN: A EUROPEAN ARTIST
SEDUCES AMERICA

A small but stellar show of paintings, etchings, and watercolors by the great Swedish artist, who was a contemporary of John Singer Sargent and friend of Isabella Stewart Gardner. Through May 13. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 617-566-1401, www.gardnermuseum.org

VISITING MASTERPIECES:
CEZANNE’S “THE LARGE BATHERS”

Cezanne’s late masterpiece is on show at the MFA alongside Gauguin’s similarly Arcadian “Where Do We Come From, Who Are We, Where Are We Going?” A fruitful pairing. Through May 12. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org

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SEBASTIAN SMEE

FREEPORT [NO. 006]: NICK CAVE

Three faceless, funky, sculptural costumes by the fabric artist, seen in conjunction with a film projection. Cave’s exuberant “Soundsuits” recall anything from African ceremonial garb to neon-hued yeti to conglomerations of Beanie Babies. Through May 27. Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. 978-745-9500, www.pem.org

CATE McQUAID

FRAME BY FRAME: PHOTOGRAPHIC
SERIES AND PORTFOLIOS FROM
THE COLLECTION

Frame is the name of the game, since the photographers in this superb show are named Robert Frank, Aaron Siskind, Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, William Christenberry, and Bill Owens. Through April 14. Addison Gallery of American Art. 978-749-4015, www.addisongallery.org

MARK FEENEY

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