Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s is among Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee’s summer picks. The exhibition, on view at the Colby Museum of Art July 11-Oct. 18, will feature 65 paintings, cut-outs, and collages made by Katz in the ’50s, a breakthrough period in the artist’s career.

Additionally, Smee picked the Portland Museum of Art’s Director’s Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail, which includes select pieces from the Colby Museum of Art, and Whistler’s Mother, a Clark Art Institute exhibit featuring the titular work as well as a selection of other Whistler works, many from the Colby museum’s collection.