KNIGHTS! A first step in the long-term integration of the Higgins Armory’s collection into Worcester Art Museum, this exhibition will place a selection of European, Asian, African, Middle Eastern, Indian, and ancient arms and armor in the context of related works of art. Worcester Art Museum, Worcester. 508-799-4406, www.worcesterart.org
HANS OP DE BEEK: STAGING SILENCE (2) The Belgian artist presents a riveting black-and-white video, less than half an hour long, showing the construction of what appear to be natural and built environments by various sleights of hand. Through April 6. List Visual Arts Center. 617-253-4680, listart.mit.edu.
PERMISSION TO BE GLOBAL/PRACTICAS GLOBALES: LATIN AMERICAN ART FROM THE ELLA FONTANALES-CISNEROS COLLECTION The first survey of contemporary Latin American art hosted by the MFA. Featuring work by 46 artists from Central and South America and the Caribbean, from one collection. (Pictured: “Revisar/Censurar” by Horacio Zabala.) Through July 13. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org
NATALIE DJURBURG + HANS BERG: A WORLD OF GLASS An installation of 193 polyurethane sculptures, on four tables, and four video projections by the Swedish artist Djurburg, with accompanying music by the Swedish composer Berg. Through July 6. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3100, www.icaboston.orgSebastian Smee can be reached at email@example.com.