Summer is over and Boston’s many art museums and galleries have exciting exhibitions swinging their doors open. Here’s a few of the city’s most highly anticipated shows this fall.


Museum of Fine Arts Boston
465 Huntington Ave.


“UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015” features more than 100 works by the Los Angeles artist, chronicling her 25-year career through media ranging from digital slideshow and video installations to carbon copy drawings. (Sept. 17 - Jan. 29)


Museum ofWorld War II
8 Mercer Road, Natick


History buffs should flock to the Museum of World War II in Natick, where “The 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor: Why We Still Remember” will showcase unique pieces of history, such as the original first telegram announcing the attack. (Starting Oct. 8)


Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way

Travel back to the Renaissance at the Gardner’s exhibit “Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books.” You’ll see more than 65 rarely seen books stuffed with remarkable paintings at the Gardner. (Sept. 22 - Jan. 28)

The Bakalar and Paine Galleries at MassArt
621 Huntington Ave.

“A Century of Style: Masterworks of Poster Design” includes more than 120 vintage posters, from the collectionof Robert Bachelder, from the 1890s through the 1980s. (Sept. 19 - Dec. 3)

deCordova SculptureMuseum and Park
51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln

Sixteen New England-based artists will have their creations displayed as part of the deCordova New England Biennial 2016. (Oct. 8 - March 26)

Museum of Science
1 Science Park

Check out the MOS temporary exhibit “Da Vinci: The Genius,” opening Oct. 23. If you want to see the museum’s planetarium light up the sky with music and stunning visuals, “Subspace: Prince” is a full on audio and visual experience dedicated to The Purple One is on Sept. 30.

Boston Centerfor the Arts
539 Tremont St.

Take a step away from your hectic life and look inward as you journey through the BCA’s very own hedge maze, where over 15 artists will display their work as part of “Fertile Solitude.” (Oct. 14 - Dec. 18)

Institute of Contemporary Art
25 Harbor Shore Drive

Everything old is new again in “The Artist’s Museum,” which uses everything from dance and music to image archives and design to address modern issues. (Nov. 16 - March 26)

Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St., Salem

The PEM has two new exhibits opening in October: “Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention” (Oct. 8 - Jan. 8) and “Lunar Attraction,” a collection that explores our fascination with the moon (Oct. 15 - Sept. 4, 2017).

Boston Center for Adult Education
122 Arlington St.

“Presidential Hopefuls in the 21st Century: Photos That Tell Stories” examines the highs and lows of the road to the White House through the eyes of local press photographers. (Sept. 16 - January)

SoWa BostonFirst Fridays
450 Harrison Ave.

Head South of Washington Street on the first Friday of each month to check out artists, galleries, shops and restaurants of the SoWa neighborhood. Chat with the artists and soak up the culture. Best of all, it’s free!

La Laboratoire Cambridge
650 E. Kendall St.,Cambridge

Head to this one-of-a-kind culture lab to see Chuck Hoberman’s “10°,” a large-scale installation of four kinetic sculptures that can be transformed by guests through hands-on play. (Sept. 30 - Jan. 7)