Exhibitions

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ARIZONA

Tucson: Etherton Gallery, 135 S. 6th Ave. The Enduring Landscape. Through Jan. 17. Well Told Tales, April 14 -- June 6. Rock Star. June 9 -- Aug. 29, 2009. www.ethertongallery.com.

CALIFORNIA

Berkeley: Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, University of California, 2625 Durant Ave. Bending the Word, Martha Colburn Patricia Esquivias, Olivia Plender, Tris Vonna Michell. Through Feb. 8. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.

Claremont: Pitzer College, 1050 N. Mills Ave. Narroweast: Reframing Global Video 1986/2008. Through Nov. 23. www.pitzer.edu/galleries.

Los Angeles: A Shenere Velt Gallery. 1525 S. Robertson Blvd. R U Evolved? Artists Reflect on Darwin @200. Jan. 11 Feb. 27. www.cirelesocal.org.

Los Angeles: Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Mango Thompson. Through Dec. 4. Ryan Trecarlin. Through Dec 7 Nathalie Djurberg. Through Jan 4 Portraits from the Collection. Through March 15. www. hammer.ucla.edu.

Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art. 250 S. Grand Ave, Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection. Through Dec. 15. Martin Kippenberger; The Problem Perspective. Through Jan 5. www.moca.org.

San Bernardino: Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, California State University, 5500 University Parkway. Diras! A Group Exhibition of Immodest Photography. Through Dec. 13. http://museum.esusb.edu.

San Diego: Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet. Through Feb. 1. www.mcasd.org.

San Diego: Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado. Picturing the Process. Landscape Through Time and Space. Through Feb. 1 Writing With Light: 3rd Young Exhibition. Through Feb. 1. www.mopa.org.

San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 49 Geary St. Richard Avedon: Performance Nov. 6 Dec. 27. Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures XX. Through Feb. 1. www.fraenkelgallery.com.

San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St. Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible. Through Jan. 4. www.sfmoma.org

Santa Clara: deSaisset Museum. Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real. Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi: Winter in America. Through Dec. 13, www.scu.edu/desaisset.

COLORADO

Denver: O'Sullivan Art Gallery, Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd. David Stephenson. Through Dec. 12. www.academic.regis.edu/osullivan/.

CONNECTICUT

Hartford: Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St. Archaeology of Wonder. Through Jan. 4. www.realartways.org.

FLORIDA

Daytona Beach: Pedro Meyer, Heresies, Jill Greenberg: Photographs. Both through Jan. 18. Southeast Museum of Photography, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. www.smponline.org.

ILLINOIS

Chicago: Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper, 1104 S. Wabash. Jack Kerouac's Manuscript Roll, The Intersections of Experimental Poetry and Artists Books. Both through Nov. 26. www.bookandpaper.org.

Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. Jenny Helzer: Protect Protect. Through Feb 1. www.mcachieago.org.

Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Ave. Michael Walf: the Transparent City. Through Jan. 31. www. mocp.org.

MASSACHUSETTS

Lowell: The Revolving Museum, 22 Shattuck St. Toys and Games More than Amusement. Through Dec. 31. www.revolvingmuseum.org.

Salem: Peabody Essex Museum, E. India Sq. Accidental Mysteries. Through Jan. 27. www.pem.org.

Turners Falls: Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography, 52/56 & 85 Ave. Paul Caponigro: Select Photographs: 1956 Thru 2005, Luis Greenfield: Celestial Bodies/Infernal Souls. Both through Dec. 14. www.hmcp.org.

Williamstown: Williams College Museum of Art, 15 Lawrence Hall Dr. Beyond the Familiar: Photography and the Construction of Community. …