Theater & art

Critic’s picks: Visual art


SOPHIE CALLE: LAST SEEN Fourteen works incorporating photography and text by the provocative French artist. The works, made in 1991 and 2012, respond to the 1990 theft from the Gardner of Jan Vermeer’s “The Concert.” Through March 3. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 617-566-1401,

2013 DECORDOVA BIENNIAL New England’s contemporary artists are featured in this survey showing work in all media. (Pictured: detail, Jacin Giordano’s “Harpoons for hunting rainbows.”) Through April 13. DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln. 781-259-8355,

HARRY HOLTZMAN AND AMERICAN ABSTRACTION The first retrospective of the painter, teacher, and writer, who was a friend and colleague of Piet Mondrian. Through Jan. 26. Florence Griswold Museum. Old Lyme, Conn. 860-434-5542,


SCULPTURE BY NICOLA HICKS Animal sculptures molded in straw and clay and sometimes cast in bronze by the respected British sculptor. Through March 9. Yale Center For British Art, New Haven. 877-274-8278,

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