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Sebastian Smee’s Art Year In Review

The Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Special Exhibitions gallery in January 2012. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Special Exhibitions gallery in January 2012. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

If the last 12 months are anything to go by, New England should consider itself very lucky: art enthusiasts were treated to a veritable visual feast, from exhibitions featuring local, emerging young artists to retrospectives of bygone eras and monumental masters — not to mention the unveiling of several state-of-the-art gallery renovations.

The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning art critic, Sebastian Smee, joins us to share his highlights of 2012.

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