Best Of 2016

Best all-women's exhibition: MARKS MADE: PRINTS BY AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS FROM THE 1960S TO THE PRESENT, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Marks Made at the MFA

In a print show spanning works made over five decades, the MFA featured works from high-profile women artists as well as local favorites. Making a mark, both literally and symbolically, has previously been gender-coded as a male endeavor, but the women here showed how they have made their impact on the art world through various approaches to printmaking. A small etching from Nicole Eisenman, a woodcut from Janet Fish, a Louise Bourgeois lithograph, and a limited edition print from local artist Elisabeth Condon are some samples of what the audience was treated to in a museum filled with top-notch work. mfastpete.org. —Caitlin Albritton