Critic's picks

By Sebastian Smee
Globe Staff / May 22, 2011

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URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: SCULPTURE A career survey of monumental wood sculptures by this acclaimed German-born, New York-based artist. May 29 through Aug. 28. deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln. 781-259-8355.

SHAUN GLADWELL Five mesmerizing video installations by the internationally acclaimed Australian artist. June 2 through Sept. 28. The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford. 860-278-2670.

ANDREW WYETH: CHRISTINA’S WORLD AND THE OLSON HOUSE Fifty watercolors and drawings by Wyeth depicting Alvaro and Christina Olson, marking the 20th anniversary of the Farnsworth’s purchase of the Olson house. June 11 through Oct. 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine. 207-596-6457.

MAN RAY-LEE MILLER, PARTNERS IN SURREALISM Photographs, paintings, sculpture, and drawings by, or relating to, these two artists who were teacher and student, then lovers. June 11 through Dec. 4. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. 978-745-9500.

PISSARRO’S PEOPLE The rarely exhibited portraits of this beloved artist, a central and highly influential figure in both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. June 12 through Oct. 2. The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 413-458-2303.

JOHN MARIN: MODERNISM AT MIDCENTURY Paintings, watercolors, and drawings Marin produced in Maine between 1933 and 1953. June 23 through Oct. 10. Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine. 207-775-6148.

EDWARD HOPPER’S MAINE A comprehensive look at Hopper’s output in Maine from 1914 to 1929. July 15 through Oct. 16. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine. 207-725-3275.

JEWELS, GEMS, AND TREASURES: ANCIENT TO MODERN A historical and cross-cultural overview of jewels and gems and their various meanings. July 19 through Nov. 25. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300.

EVA HESSE: STUDIOWORK A look at the career of this post-Minimalist sculptor, who worked with latex, rubber, and other unconventional materials. July 20 through Oct. 10. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3100.

PAINTING THE AMERICAN VISION Forty-five Hudson River School landscapes, drawn from the collection of the New York Historical Society. July 30 through Nov. 6. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. 978-745-9500.