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An avalanche of summer art exhibits

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By ARIEL SHEARER  |  June 8, 2012

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While New England winters are often cause to forget certain colors even exist, summer around here is easily the best season for mind expansion. As life returns to our surrounding landscape after a long, gray hibernation, it brings a rainbow of vibrancy to each moment spent outdoors. And this summer, New England museums are poised to compete with nature's beauty — in fact, this list of contending exhibitions may lure you right back indoors. After all, the Peabody's playing host to Ansel Adams's vision of the ocean, and the Concord will soon have landscapes from famed portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz.

"OH, CANADA" THROUGH APRIL 1, 2013

The Great White North dominates on maps, but rarely claims so much space in the art world. Mass MoCA's "Oh, Canada" is an unprecedented survey, featuring Canadian creativity represented by more than 100 multimedia works. With a collection set to spark conversation on modern expression, installations are a whimsical display of maker culture — from repurposed picnic tables, to a perforated car body turned lampshade. The musical manifestation of Neo-Lumberjack Abstraction and a gallery treasure hunt for Canadian coins further exemplify our northern neighbor's playful approach to cultural commentary.

Mass MoCA, 87 Marshall St, North Adams | 413.662.2111 | massmoca.org | Wed-Mon, 11 am–5 pm | Admission $15; $11 students; $5 ages six-16; free for ages five and under

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