A Mirror of Nature: Nordic Landscape Painting 1840–1910

Paintings by Edvard Munch, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Carl Larsson, August Strindberg, Harald Sohlberg, Akseli Gallén-Kallela, Eero Järnefelt, and Fanny Churberg will shimmer on the walls of the MIA. The show explores Nordic attitudes toward nature and the past and present significance of landscape in Nordic culture and thinking. Expect a beautiful show—rampantly pretty as well as expressionistic and emotional. In the face of full-on loveliness, there’s not much to say—so why not go with someone you’re squabbling with? All that stuff will melt away. 612-870-3000; www.artsmia.org