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Critic’s picks: Museums

COLBY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART Marking this acclaimed museum’s bicentenary, Colby College has opened a new, 26,000-square-foot addition, the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, and a raft of exciting new shows, including works from the Lunder Collection, more than 500 works recently donated to Colby. (Pictured: Elie Nadelman’s “The Hostess.”) July 13 through June 8, 2014. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine. 207-859-5600, www.colby.edu/academics_cs/museum

SAMURAI!  Japanese armor worn by shoguns, or warlords, from the 12th to the 19th centuries, from a respected Texas private collection. Through Aug. 4. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org

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BARRY MCGEE  A mid-career survey of the popular San Francisco-based artist who has made a dynamic shift from street art into galleries and museums. Through Sept. 2. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3100, www.icaboston.org

MICHIO IHARA: LOOKING BACK LOOKING FORWARD  Elegant, free-form kinetic sculptures by the acclaimed Japanese artist, based in Concord since 1981. Through Aug. 14. Concord Art Association, Concord. 978-369-2578, www.concordart.org

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