(And yes, galleries are free.)
• “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” at the Carver Museum. New work by Deborah Roberts, Christina Coleman, James Maurelle and Nydia Blas. On Saturday at 2 p.m. Coleman and Roberts give a free artist’s talk.
• “The Captain Asked for a Show of Hands” at Grayduck Gallery: With whimsy and a touch melancholy, W. Tucker charts the human condition.
• “The First Horizons of Juno” at Mass Gallery. An homage to feminist science fiction with work by Christina Coleman, Jane Hugentober, Candice Lin, Karen Lofgren, Christine Rebet, Alice Wang and Chantal Wnuk.
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• “Plastic Planet” at Women & Their Work: Calder Kamin crafts cute animals — and eco messages — out of plastic.