“American Vision: Photographs from the Collection of Owen and Anna Wells,” 40 photographs provide an extraordinary survey of 20th-century American photography, through Feb. 23; “Piece Work,” 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, recent work by 30 artists, through Jan. 5; “9 Walks,” nine video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis, through Jan. 5; “J480N R063N38,” installation of large-scale sculptural forms by Jason Rogenes in the PMA family space, through Jan. 5; “Redacted,” paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Feb. 2. Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.
“The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine, through March; “Every Picture Tells a Story,” N.C. Wyeth illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum, through Dec. 29; “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” through Jan. 5; “American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea,” through Feb. 2; Andrew Wyeth: “Temperas and Watercolors,” through April 30, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworth museum.org
“Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists,” eight pioneering women artists, through Jan. 5; “Regarding the Forces of Nature: From Alma Thomas to Yayoi Kusama,” selection of works by distinguished women artists includes paintings by Yayoi Kusama and Alma Thomas, through March 9; “The Object Show,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections, through June 8. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum.
“The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, through June 8; “Nowhere But Here,” works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Elizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and others, through Jan. 5; plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes.” Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. www.colby.edu/museum.
“Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks,” Through Feb. 22. Penobscot Marine Museum, 5 Church St., Searsport. www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org.
“Winter Harbor & Penobscot Bay,” small, bold oil paintings by Brita Holmquist. Through Tuesday. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. www.daunis.com.
“The Collector’s Choice,” photographs, lithographs, paintings and more by several artists. Through Jan. 3. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. www.york.lib.me.us.
Heartwood College of Art presents “Art of the Barn,” interpretations of local barns by local artists. Through Monday. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. www.brickstore museum.org.
Wearable Art, by Maine artists to wear and live with. Through Tuesday. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath.
“The Holly and The Ivy: Festival of Trees,” Dozens of gorgeously decorated trees and wreaths. Through Sunday. Saco Museum, 371 Main St., Saco. www.sacomuseum.org.
Portraits of Recently Extinct Birds of the Eastern United States, by Jada Fitch, Through Feb. 4. The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland. greenhandbooks.blogspot.com.
Michael Vickery, “Progressions in Time and Space: Traditional and 3D-printed Media,” Through Jan. 15. University of New England Campus Center, Biddeford.
Southern Maine Community College Student Exhibition, self-portraits in charcoal. Through Jan. 31. Portland Public Library, Main Branch, 5 Monument Square, Portland. www.portland library.com.
“Just What You’ve Always Wanted,” paintings, photographs, mixed media and more. Through Jan. 12. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth.
New sculptures by Jeff Barrett, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor, 7 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. Through Jan. 4. www.gleasonfineart.com.
Paul Black, new Portland paintings. Through Dec. 31. Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland. www.forestreetgallery.com.
First Anniversary Show, paintings and photography by established local and emerging artists. The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth. Through Jan. 9. www.davinciexperience.com.
Dahlov Ipcar, 20 new paintings. Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 U.S. Route One, Freeport. Through Saturday. frostgullygallery.com.
The Hive and Heartwood College of Art present “100 Birds for Haiti,” 100 works portraying birds by local artists being sold for $100, with half of the proceeds benefiting Partners in Development, an organization devoted to the emergency feeding of children in Haiti. Through Dec. 31. The Hive, 84 Main St., Kennebunk. thehive kennebunk.com.
Maine Artists Collective “Alchemy of Light,” paintings, mixed media, photography and digital art with the theme of light. Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland. Through Sunday. constellationart.com.
“Circo El Salvador,” images of traveling circus families by Steven Laxton. Through Saturday. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. phopagallery.com.
Holiday Offerings 2013, selection of original works by regional artists working in a variety styles and media. Through Tuesday. Richard Boyd Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. www.richardboydpottery.com.
Joe Guertin: “A Graphic Designer Remembered,” Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. Through Jan. 26. www.une.edu/artgallery.
Viola Glendinning, vistas in oil. Savory Maine, 11 Water St., Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. Through Jan. 7.
“Our Beautiful Planet,” photography by George Petkov. Grapheteria Gallery, 143 Kennebec St., Portland. Through Jan. 31. www.thegrapheteria.com.
The Holiday Show, festive group show with works by more than 40 artists. Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. Through Saturday. www.greenhutgalleries.com.
9 Lively Ladies 9 x 9 Show, works by Lois Anne, Lolly Clayton, Nancy Fitzgerald, Elizabeth O’Haverty, Deb Winship, Rebecca Thompson, Edith LaRoche, Stell Shevis and Marietta Raveri. Eastern Tire Gallery, 70 Park St., Rockland. Through Tuesday.
Small Works Holiday Show, art by more than 60 artists. Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 336 Main St., Yarmouth. Through Jan. 31. www.yarmouthframeandgallery.com.
Quilted Assemblages by Donald Talbot and Beatrice Gilbert, Maine Fiberarts Gallery, Topsham, 13 Main St. Through Tuesday. www.mainefiberarts.org.
Robert and Su.Sane Hake, “Fey Fairy Fey,” Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. Through Tuesday. www.camden.lib.me.us.
“Art in the Square,” 12 x 12-inch original artwork on canvas by local artists, proceeds benefit the student and scholarship fund. Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, 1 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Through Jan. 5.
8 Women Abstract Artists, 8 x 8-inch works by local artists. Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland. Through Tuesday. www.susan maaschfineart.com.
Jym St. Pierre: “Maine Landsc[r]apes,” photographs. Through Friday. Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. www. curtislibrary.com.
“Revision,” Matthew Demers and Allison McKeen. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through Feb. 1.
“River Reflections – Maine Woods Mirror,” photographs by John Orcutt. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St. (Route 27), Kingfield. Through Jan. 3. schoolhouseartgallery.com.
USM’s Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts presents Student Exhibition, Pope-Cheney Art Studio at The Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine, 34 Bedford St., Portland. Through February. www.usm.maine.edu/bookarts.
“Eye Catchers,” annual holiday show. Gleason Fine Art, Portland, 545 Congress St., Portland. Through Saturday. www.gleasonfineart.com.
Kennebec Valley Art Association “8x10x100,” proceeds support arts programming, pieces sell for $100. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. Through Saturday. harlowgallery.org.
“The Dybbuk of Park Slope,” play about finding your spirituality in the complex 21st century world, Acorn Productions Studio Theater, Dana Warp Mill, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook. $15, $12 for 12 and under, www.acorn-productions.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.