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Exhibitions around the country

The Tale of Shuten Doji; Homer Page: Lost and Found; Nine Lives: Visionary Artists From L.A.

The Tale of Shuten DojiSackler Gallery, Washington, D.C. Think of the brightly illuminated scrolls, screens, and prints as a sort of 17th-century Japanese superhero movie, said Paul Richard in The Washington Post. As the “bloodthirsty, dangerous” ogre Shuten Doji is hunted by a heroic samurai, “blood spurts” and smoke rises. Such works were created by samurai who, in the Edo period, had “given up killing each other to become, instead, competitive aestheticians.” Through Sept. 20

Homer Page: Lost and FoundNelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Mo. This exhibition “amounts to a rediscovery, almost a disinterment,” of a great but nearly forgotten street photographer, said Richard Lacayo in Time.com. Taken in 1949 and 1950, these images of New York City are marked not by bustle and business but by the “dreamy inwardness” of pedestrians caught in “private reveries.” Through June 7

Nine Lives: Visionary Artists From L.A.Hammer Museum, Los AngelesThis “omnibus exhibit” rounds up mind-blowing work by nine contemporary artists currently living in L.A., said Doug Harvey in the LA Weekly. All contain pleasantly jarring juxtapositions of style and subject matter likely to cause “conceptual embolism.” You usually have to look twice, for instance, to catch what’s going on in Charles Irvin’s “DayGlo-primitivist cartoon paintings” and videos. Through May 31

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