MAURICE PRENDERGAST BY THE SEA A retrospective of the great early American modernist’s work, focusing on his depictions of leisure activities by the sea. Through Oct. 13. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine. 207 725 3275. www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum
MICHIO IHARA: LOOKING BACK LOOKING FORWARD Elegant, free-form kinetic sculptures by the acclaimed Japanese artist, based in Concord since 1981. Through Aug. 14. Concord Art Association, Concord. 978-369-2578, www.concordart.org Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.