ART MU­SE­UMS

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HAR­VARD ART MU­SE­UMS Har­vard Art Mu­se­ums in­cludes three in­sti­tu­tions— Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and Arthur M. Sack­ler mu­se­ums—and hold some of the na­tion’s fore­most art col­lec­tions. Ex­hibits in­clude: “The Phi­los­o­phy Cham­ber,” through June 24. Open daily 10 am-5 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $1015. 32 Quincy St., Cam­bridge, 617.495.9400.

THE IN­STI­TUTE OF CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART/ BOS­TON Fos­ters con­tem­po­rary artists work­ing in mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary forms. Col­lec­tions in­clude 21st-cen­tury sculp­ture, paint­ing, video and more. This month: “Nari Ward: Sun Splashed,” through Sept. 4. Open Tu-W and Sa-Su 10 am-5 pm, Th-F 10 am-9 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $10-15. 25 Har­bor Shore Drive, 617.478.3100.

ISABELLA STE­WART GARD­NER MU­SEUM Modeled af­ter a 15th-cen­tury Vene­tian palazzo, and show­cases Isabella Ste­wart Gard­ner’s vast col­lec­tion of art. This month: “Lis­ten Hear: The Art of Sound,” through Sept. 5. Ad­mis­sion: $5-15. Open W and F-M 11 am-5 pm, Th 11 am-9 pm. 25 Evans Way, 617.566.1401.

MCMULLEN MU­SEUM OF ART Ro­man Re­nais­sance Re­vival­style build­ing at Bos­ton College, boasts a 127-year-old stained glass trip­tych by John LaFarge. This month: “Rafael So­ri­ano: The Artist as Mys­tic,” through June 4. Open M-W and F 10 am-5 pm, Tu 10 am-8 pm, Sa-Su noon-5 pm. 2101 Com­mon­wealth Ave., 617.552.8587.

MIT LIST VIS­UAL ARTS CEN­TER This mod­ern arts cen­ter is ded­i­cated to the pur­suit of con­tem­po­rary art in all me­dia. Ex­hibits this month in­clude: “An In­ven­tory of Shim­mers: Ob­jects of In­ti­macy in Con­tem­po­rary Art,” May 19July 16. Free ad­mis­sion. Open Tu-W and F-Su noon-6 pm, Th noon-8 pm. Wies­ner Build­ing, 20 Ames St., Cam­bridge, 617.253.4680.

MU­SEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOS­TON En­cy­clo­pe­dic col­lec­tion culls some of the world’s finest trea­sures, in­clud­ing in­ter­na­tional and con­tem­po­rary art, in­stru­ments, pho­to­graphs and tex­tiles. Free guided tours avail­able. Open Sa-Tu 10 am-5 pm, W-F 10 am-10 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $10-25. 465 Hunt­ing­ton Ave., 617.267.9300.

NA­TIONAL CEN­TER OF AFROAMERICAN ARTISTS Founded by Elma Lewis and cel­e­brates the her­itage of vis­ual arts cre­ated by Black artists. Show­cases African, Afro-Latin, Afro-Caribbean and African-Amer­i­can col­lec­tions. Ad­mis­sion: $4-5. Open Tu-Su 1-5 pm. 300 Wal­nut Ave., Roxbury, 617.442.8614.

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