CURRENT AND UPCOMING SHOWS OUTSIDE THE REGION: Critic's recommendations are indicated by arrows.
Art and China's Revolution, exploring the effects of Mao's revolutionary ideals on his country's art, at the Asia Society in New York. Through Jan. 11.
R. Crumb's Underground, a survey of the pioneering bad-boy cartoonist, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Through Dec. 7.
Design Cities, looking at modern design in seven major metropolises at crucial moments in their histories, at the Design Museum in London. Through Jan. 4.
Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton, the first U.S. survey of this popular painter's work, at the New Museum in New York. Through Jan. 11.
Francis Bacon, a major survey of this pioneering British expressionist, at the Tate Britain gallery in London. Through Jan. 4.
Atelier van Lieshout: The House, a survey of a radical Dutch collective whose work straddles art and design, at the Ludwig Forum in Aachen, Germany. Through Jan. 11.
Martin Kersels: Heavyweight Champion,13 years of whimsical multimedia work from this California artist, at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Through Dec. 13.
Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms, a thematic immersion in all the artist's media, at the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio. Through Feb. 9.
16 -- Giorgio Morandi, 1890-1964, the first American survey of this very influential painter of still lifes, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Through Dec. 14.
16 -- Van Gogh and Monticelli, a landmark exploration of the crucial influence of this neglected French painter on the famous Dutchman, at the Centre de la Vieille Charité in Marseille. Through Jan. 11.
19 -- Susan Meiselas: In History, surveying this challenging documentarian's photos, at the International Center of Photography in New York. Through Jan. 4.