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AKRON ART MUSEUM

The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats. Over 80 sketches, drafts, and final works from the portfolio of Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983), author and illustrator of the first full-color illustrated children's book to feature an African American protagonist, are on display. Through June 30 at One South High St., Akron. For more information, call 330-376-9185 or go to akronartmuseum.org.

BRANDT GALLERY

Autism: A Mexican Adventure.

Craig Matis uses folded paper and 3D pencil drawings to create a surrealistic but sensitive narrative of a journey through Mexico with his autistic son during the process of mourning of his wife. Through April 4 at 1028 Kenilworth Ave. Call 216-621-1610 or go to brandtgallery.org.

CLEVELAND ARTISTS FOUNDATION

Evolutionary Excerpts. Oberlin-based artist Audra Skuodas displays works from her five-decade spanning career, encompassing painting, handmade books, drawings, and mixed media compositions. All works seek to limn the psychological or spiritual depth of the human. Through May 27 at 17801 Detroit Ave. Call 216-227-9507 or go to clevelandartists.org.

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

The Last Days of Pompeii:

Three hundred years of art inspired by the doomed city at the base of Mt. Vesuvius offers a day's worth of images and food for thought. Through July 7 at 11150 East Blvd. For more information, call 216-421-7350 or go to clevelandart.org.

KENNETH PAUL LESKO GALLERY

From a distance, Jane Millican of the United Kingdom's works look like oil paintings made with drippy, broad brushstrokes. Up close, they reveal themselves to be painstakingly executed pencil drawings. Through May 11 at 1305 West 80th St. Call 216-631-6719 or go to kennethpaullesko.com.

MOCA CLEVELAND

Body of Work and The Paradise Institute Kate Gilmore's performance-based commission juxtaposes hard and messy labor with impractical clothes traditionally considered "girly." Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller combine sights and sounds for disorienting multi-sensory experiences. Through June 9 at 11400 Euclid Ave. Call 216-421-8671 or go to mocacleveland.org.

PROXIMITY

Passed Lives.

Linda Ayala fuses animal and human elements together in fine-grained detail to create semi-comic but emotionally involved portraits. Andy Dreaming wolf uses the techniques of traditional portraiture to depict impossible eccentrics. Through April 26 at 1667 East 40th St., Suite 1A. Call 216-262-8903 or go to proximitycleveland.com.

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