Theater & art

The ticket: Art

Bernard’s “Readymade Color Wheel,” 2011
David A. Lang
Bernard’s “Readymade Color Wheel,” 2011

CHRIS BURDEN: THE MASTER BUILDER A near-complete overview of the inimitable California artist’s small-scale erector set bridges, to mark the unveiling of a major sculpture by Burden outside the museum’s entrance. Through June 8. Rose Art Museum, Waltham. 781-736-3434, www.brandeis.edu/rose

MACHINES AND MECHANIZATIONS: EXPLORATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY KINETIC SCULPTURE A survey of sculpture with moving (and often audible) parts, including work by Kim Bernard, Christ Fitch, Erica von Schilgen, and Mark Davis. ) Through June 1. Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton. 508-588-6000, fullercraft.org

SONIA ALMEIDA: FORWARD/PLAY/PAUSE Paintings by the Lisbon-born, Boston-based artist touching on anomalies between scientific color theories and actual perception. Through April 6. List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge. 617-253-4680, listart.mit.edu

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JEFFU WARMOUTH: NO MORE FUNNY STUFF A mid-career retrospective of the Massachusetts artist, who favors parody, puns, and absurdist humor. Through June 1. Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg. 978-345-4207, www.fitchburgartmuseum.org

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