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.