Picture 441 20summerartpicks Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900 June 9-September 3, 2018. The Clark Art Institute 9. Anna Ancher (Danish, 1859-1935), The Harvesters, 1905. Oil on canvas, 17 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. Art Museums of Skagen, Denmark, SKM1465. Courtesy American Federation of Arts
Anna Archer’s “The Harvesters,” part of “Women Artists in Paris.”
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THE SOLACE OF AMNESIA Scientists offer evidence of global warming, but policy change is slow. Painter Alexis Rockman and curator Katherine Gass Stowe organized this exhibition, which examines our reluctance to contend with climate change and our estrangement from nature. Through Nov. 25. Hall Art Foundation, 544 Route 106, Reading, Vt., 802-952-1056, www.hallartfoundation.org

 

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TARYN SIMON: A COLD HOLE, ASSEMBLED AUDIENCE Simon considers the rituals of two public acts: cold plunges and acclamation by applause. The former installation features solid ice with a hole where visitors may take a frosty dip. May 26-March, 2019, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. 413-662-2111, www.massmoca.org

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KEEPERS OF THE FLAME: PARRISH, WYETH, ROCKWELL, AND THE NARRATIVE TRADITION The 20th-century flowering of American illustration in the works of Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell sprang from a teacher-student lineage that began with the Italian Renaissance. June 9-Oct. 28. Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Route 183, Stockbridge. 413-298-4100, www.nrm.org

 

WOMEN ARTISTS IN PARIS, 1850-1900 Women were barred from the École des Beaux-Arts. They had to travel with a chaperone. Still, artists such as Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, and more painted the world they saw, and advanced their own cause. June 9-Sept. 3. Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown. 413-458-2303, www.clarkart.edu

 

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LIFE, DEATH & REVELRY This spotlight on the Farnese Sarcophagus, carved by Romans around 225 AD, reveals the work’s original colors and other scientific discoveries, and features a new, 3D digital projection by artists Paul Kaiser and Marc Downie of OpenEndedGroup. June 14-Sept. 3. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way. 617-566-1401, www.gardnermuseum.org

 

20Summerartpicks "Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting," which will be on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art this summer. June 23ÐOctober 28, 2018 Mawson & Swan camera owned by Winslow Homer, ca. 1882. Gift of Neal Paulsen, in memory of James Ott and in honor of David James Ott Õ74. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine. Photography by Dennis Griggs, Tannery Hill Studio, Topsham, ME. (Camera-Mawson&Swan-homer.jpg)
Mawson & Swan camera owned by Winslow Homer, circa 1882.
Dennis Griggs, Tannery Hill Studio, Topsham, Maine

WINSLOW HOMER AND THE CAMERA: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF PAINTING After Homer bought his first camera, in his 40s, his paintings changed. This exhibition features more than 130 objects, from paintings to photos to Homer’s walking stick. June 23-Oct. 28. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 245 Maine St., Brunswick, Maine. 207-725-3275, www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum

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WE WANTED A REVOLUTION: BLACK RADICAL WOMEN, 1965-1985 Focusing on female artists and activists of color, this show seeks to reappraise a feminist movement historically seen as white and middle-class. Artists include Lorraine O’Grady and Howardena Pindell. June 27-Sept. 30. Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, 617-478-3100, www.icaboston.org

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“Untitled (Scarred Tree)” by Sally Mann.

SALLY MANN: A THOUSAND CROSSINGS The artist’s large-format black-and-white photographs, which have occasionally sparked controversy, chronicle her family, her farm in Virginia, and other landscapes such as Civil War battlefields —all reflective of a Southern sensibility. June 30-Sept. 23, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, 161 Essex St., Salem. 978-745-9500, www.pem.org

 

DIANA THATER The ICA launches its new East Boston space, the Watershed, with two immersive works. The monumental “Delphine” sweeps the gallery with projections of underwater scenes, and the sculptural video installation “A Runaway World” examines economies around endangered species. July 4-Oct. 8. ICA Watershed, 256 Marginal St., East Boston. 617-478-3100, www.icaboston.org

 

CASANOVA’S EUROPE: ART, PLEASURE, AND POWER IN THE 18TH CENTURY Legendary seducer, wit, and man of letters Giacomo Casanova provides entryway to a world of opulence and romance in an exhibition of more than 250 objects, including masterworks by Tiepolo and Boucher. July 8-Oct. 8. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org

  

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