Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Through August 30 A Noble Pursuit: The Duchess of Mecklenburg Collection from Iron Age Slovenia tells the tale of an unusual woman and displays the European artifacts she unearthed.
Continuing Reconfiguring Korea. American GI Roger Marshutz’s photographs document U.S. reconstruction and civilian life in 1950s Pusan.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
July and August Looking at Landscape: Environmental Puzzles from Three Photographers. Visitors can decipher themes in American landscapes through noting scale, color, patterns, and other visual cues in works by Alex S. MacLean, Anne Whiston Spirn, and Camilo José Vergara.
The museum’s summer education program offers many events, including a July 22 family day trip to collect minerals in New Hampshire. Call 617-495-2341 for details.
Continuing German Art of the 1980s from the Heliod Spiekermann Collection. Major works by both well-known and under-appreciated artists.
Fogg Art Museum
Opening August 1 Under Cover: Artists’ Sketchbooks showcases more than 100 sketchbooks ranging from the eighteenth century through the 1990s, and includes work by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Jacques-Louis David, John Singer Sargent, and George Grosz.
Opening July 8 Cultivating Virtue: Botanical Motifs and Symbols in East Asian Art. A selection of works by poets and artists, some on display for the first time since being acquired by the museum.
Opening August 12 The New Chinese Landscape: Recent Acquisitions. A set of paintings depicting contemporary China, including some with distinctly Western artistic motifs.
Opening August 26 Sharon Lockhart: Pine Flat Project. The exhibit includes a film about the experience of childhood in rural California and 19 color photographs of children.