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    David Benjamin Sherry’s “Self Portrait as the Born Feeling Begins,’’ at the DeCordova.
    Salon 94, New York
    David Benjamin Sherry’s “Self Portrait as the Born Feeling Begins,’’ at the DeCordova.

    OVERGROWTH A look at the phenomenon of growth — both in nature and in the process of creating art — in works from the deCordova’s permanent collection, by such artists as Jean Arp, Gary Webb, Jebediah Caesar, Edward Steichen, and Rachel Perry. Through Sept. 5. DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln. 781-259-8355,

    MEGACITIES ASIA Sculptures, installations, and other large-scale work grounded in an aesthetic of accumulation, by artists based in Asian cities of 10 million people or more (Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai, Delhi, Seoul). Includes installations and sculptures by Ai Weiwei, Song Dong, Hema Upadhyay, Subodh Gupta, Asim Waqif, Yin Xiuzhen, Hu Xiangcheng, the collective flyingCity, and Aaditi Joshi. Through July 17. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300,

    The first retrospective of the career of the playfully exuberant, fastidiously detailed designer, who made a vibrant contribution to fashion in the 1990s. Through Sept. 11. RISD Museum, Providence. 401-454-6400, www.risd


    More than 260 objects open a window onto the ways in which avant-garde art affected the look of early television, and the ways in which TV in turn spread people’s awareness of modern art. Through July 31. Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover. 978-749-4015,

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    N.C. WYETH’S MEN OF CONCORDThe 12 panels N.C. Wyeth painted for the book “Men of Concord and Some Others, as Portrayed in the Journal of Henry David Thoreau” (1936) have been reunited for the first time in almost 80 years. They will be accompanied by drawings, sketches, and studies. Through Sept. 18. Concord Museum, Concord. 978-369-9763,

    GEOFFREY FARMER In a mesmerizing display, Farmer, who has been selected to represent Canada at the 2017 Venice Biennale, presents a room-size installation of hundreds of his small-scale, puppet-like sculptures made of photographic cut-outs, fabric, and various supports, as well as a projection of random photographs from a clippings library, and an installation of cut-out photographs of sculpture. Through July 17. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3100,

    WALK IN MY SHOES The first in a series of experiential exhibitions aimed at kids, this one encouraging empathy and compassion, and featuring paintings, videos, and photographs by Jamie Diamond, Jesse Fleming, and Aaron Johnson. Through May 30. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams. 413-662-2111,

    MAC CONNER: A NEW YORK LIFEHand-painted illustrations for ad campaigns and women’s magazines by McCauley Conner, a celebrated illustrator who is now 103 years old. His images were made during the years after World War II — the “Mad Men” era — when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and commerce. Through June 5. Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100,


    YEAR OF THE MONKEY Fifty-six works celebrating the Year of the Monkey in the East Asian Calendar Cycle, drawn from the museum’s stupendous collection of Japanese prints. April 30 through Oct. 10. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300,

    RODIN: TRANSFORMING SCULPTURE A survey of sculptures in plaster, bronze, and marble, along with related drawings by the greatest sculptor of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. May 14 through Sept. 5. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. 978-745-9500,

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