Theater & art

The Ticket: Art

A still from “The Dinah Shore Show,” part of “Revolution of the Eye.”

The Jewish Museum

A still from “The Dinah Shore Show,” part of “Revolution of the Eye.”

REVOLUTION OF THE EYE: MODERN ART AND THE BIRTH OF AMERICAN TELEVISION More than 260 objects open a window onto the ways avant-garde art affected the look of early television, and the ways TV in turn spread people’s awareness of modern art. Through July 31. Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover. 978-749-4015,

ASIA IN AMSTERDAM: THE CULTURE OF LUXURY IN THE GOLDEN AGE A collaboration with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, this exhibition addresses the rich connections between luxury goods imported from Asia and paintings and objects made in response by the Dutch in the 17th century. Through June 5. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. 978-745-9500,


OFF THE WALL: GARDNER AND HER MASTERPIECES Twenty-five of the museum’s most celebrated works of art, by masters such as Rembrandt, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Rubens, have been moved from Mrs. Gardner’s palace into the contemporary Hostetter Gallery while the leaking roof is repaired and an entire floor of the palace is closed for nine months. Through Aug. 15. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. 617-566-1401,

ROSALYN DREXLER: WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS? A retrospective of paintings, collages, sculptures, and writings by the pioneering pop and political artist, who was also a playwright and novelist. Through June 5. Rose Art Museum, Waltham. 781-736-3434,

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