The week ahead: Theater, galleries and museums
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STONE, WOOD, METAL, MESH: PRINTS AND PRINTMAKING This excellent overview of techniques is didactic in the best sense of that word, with more than 150 lessons offered from the likes of John James Audubon, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, and J. A. M. Whistler. Through March 17. Addison Gallery of American Art. 978-749-4015, www.addisongallery.org
FRAME BY FRAME: PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES AND PORTFOLIOS FROM THE COLLECTION Frame is the name of the game, since the photographers in this superb show are named Robert Frank, Aaron Siskind, Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston,William Christenberry, and Bill Owens. Through April 14. Addison Gallery of American Art. 978-749-4015, www.addisongallery.org Mark Feeney
STACEY STEERS: NIGHT HUNTER for her 16-minute film, Steers made thousands of collages — eight for each second on screen. Silent movie star Lillian Gish appears and disappears amid old prints and photos. The collage form suggests fragmentation, impermanence, and changeability. Through March 31. Tufts University Art Gallery, 40 Talbot Ave., Medford. 617-627-3518, artgallery.tufts.edu Cate McQuaid