Theater & art

The ticket: Art

MAKE IT NEW: ABSTRACT PAINTINGS FROM THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, 1950-1975 A selection of prestigious, mostly large-scale works by Abstract Expressionist, Color Field, and other postwar artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, and more, all from the National Gallery of Art. Through Oct. 13. The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 413-458-2303.

BERNARD LANGLAIS An impressive and thoroughly endearing overview of the career of the inventive sculptor, whose works can also be seen all over Maine. Through Jan. 4. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine. 207-859-5600,

RICHARD ESTES’ REALISM A large survey of the pioneering painter, often associated with photorealism, organized by the Portland Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Through Sept. 7. Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine. 207-775-6148,


JIM HODGES: GIVE MORE THAN YOU TAKE A survey of the 25-year career of the New York-based installation artist. Hodges makes poetic, fragile works in a variety of media, from colored cloth to pencil, gold leaf and ink. Through Sept. 1. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3100,


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