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HAR­VARD ART MU­SE­UMS

Har­vard Art Mu­se­ums are com­prised of three in­sti­tu­tions—Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and Arthur M. Sack­ler mu­se­ums—plus four re­search cen­ters and pos­sesses some of the na­tion’s fore­most art col­lec­tions, with hold­ings of West­ern art dat­ing from an­tiq­uity, Is­lamic and Asian art, and Eu­ro­pean and Amer­i­can art since 1900. Open daily 10 am-5 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $10-15. 32 Quincy St., Cam­bridge, 617.495.9400.

THE IN­STI­TUTE OF CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART/ BOS­TON

This land­mark fos­ters con­tem­po­rary artists work­ing in mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary forms. Per­ma­nent col­lec­tions in­clude 21st-cen­tury sculp­ture, paint­ing, video, pho­tog­ra­phy and draw­ing. Also fea­tures lec­tures, fam­ily pro­grams, dance and mu­sic per­for­mances, and film. Open Tu-W and Sa-Su 10 am-5 pm, Th-F 10 am-9 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $1015, free ages 17 and un­der and to all Th 5-9 pm. 25 Har­bor Shore Drive, 617.478.3100.

IS­ABELLA STEWART GARDNER MU­SEUM

Orig­i­nally mod­eled af­ter a 15th-cen­tury Vene­tian palazzo with a four-story in­te­rior court­yard gar­den and a mod­ern wing in 2012, this mu­seum gem show­cases Is­abella Stewart Gardner’s vast col­lec­tion of more than 2,500 fine and dec­o­ra­tive art ob­jects, paint­ings, ta­pes­tries and fur­nish­ings and in­cludes a venue for con­tem­po­rary artists and con­certs. 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-yearold stained glass trip­tych by John LaFarge. 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. 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.

MU­SEUM OF MOD­ERN RE­NAIS­SANCE

Rus­sian artists Nicholas Shap­lyko and Eka­te­rina Sorokina have trans­formed their Somerville home—a former Ma­sonic lodge—into one kalei­do­scopic work of art. Vis­i­tors can tour the mu­seum by ap­point­ment set in ad­vance, or at­tend one of the fre­quent events. 115 Col­lege Ave., Somerville 857.997.2037.

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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