VICTOR PASMORE: NATURE INTO ART, Center for International Contemporary Arts, New York City. A small retrospective of one of Britain's leading Modernist painters, designers, teachers and theorists. Nov. 9 through Feb. 17.
REVELACIONES: THE ART OF MANUEL ALVAREZ BRAVO, Friends of Photography Museum, San Francisco. In Bravo's great photos, a modern eye schooled in Surrealism meets a timeless place soaked in the myths of church, folklore and revolution. Yet this uncanny locale is still recognizable as the harsh and tender world of Mexico. Now this is magical realism. Through Dec. 30.
IN PRAISE OF THE STEPMOTHER by Mario Vargas...