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The ticket: Art

(Courtesy of The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection/Galerie Lelong, NY)

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, all from a single collection.(Pictured: scene from an untitled single-channel video, transferred from 8mm film, by Ana Mendieta.) Through July 13. Museum of Fine Arts. 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org

ROMARE BEARDEN: A BLACK ODYSSEY The great African-American artist’s take, in watercolor and collage, on Homer’s “Odyssey,” with black protagonists. Through Aug. 17. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH. 603-669-6144, www.currier.org

NATALIE DJURBURG + HANS BERG: A WORLD OF GLASS An installation of 193 polyurethane sculptures, on four tables, and four compelling (if somewhat eye-popping: it’s not suitable for young children) Claymation 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.org

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KNIGHTS! This first step in the integration of Higgins Armory’s collection into Worcester Art Museum places European, Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and other arms in context of related artworks. Worcester Art Museum. 508-799-4406, www.worcesterart.org


Sebastian Smee can be reached at ssmee@globe.com.