The Fogg is exhibiting a group of Italian and Spanish oil paintings from the Baroque period in Gallery XII. The apintings, done in the 17th and 18th centuries on canvas and panel, were chosen for the show by John Rodger Lane, a fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts who is currently serving as the Fogg's acting assistant director. The show features 13 works from the Schools of Bologna and Rome, including two different interpretations of the biblical legend of Joseph and Potiphar's wife (one of the greatest stories ever told) by Roman followers of Caravaggio. One of those two paintings is of special interest because it was done by one of the few women artists of the day, Artemesia Gentileschi. Gentileschi--the victim of a scandalous rape--knew full well that no man is entirely pure, and shows Joseph during a moment of hesitation before rejecting Ms. Potiphar's advances.
Jeanne Leger, an art instructor in Creative and Performing Arts at Radcliffe, is having her works shown at the Dikelman Gallery, 2325 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge. Leger's art is ultra-modern and pretty much abstract.
The Museum of Science is presenting a 20-year retrospective exhibit of Eliot Porter photographs in its Bradford Washburn Gallery. Porter, best known perhaps for his Sierra Club posters, is a master of the outdoors scene and his artistry is well attested to by the 70 color prints of landscapes which make up this show.