ARMENIAN EXHIBIT. Open to the public during school hours through Feb. 12, at Pingree School, 537 Highland St., Hamilton. “Who are the Armenians,” a traveling exhibit on loan from the Armenian Library and Museum of America, features Armenia’s pre-Christian period, the nation’s adoption of Christianity in A.D. 301, the creation of the Armenian alphabet, the Golden Age of literature in the fifth century, the role of the Armenians in the Byzantine empire and during the Crusades, and the literary reawakening in the 18th and 19th centuries. Exhibit is timed to coincide with visits by two teachers from School No. 14 in Yerevan, Armenia. Prior to viewing the exhibit, visitors should call 978-468-4415, ext. 233. www.almainc.org/traveling%20exhibit%20materials/Who%20Are%20The%20Armenians%20Brochure%20Package.pdf.
“HIGH LIFE” AND “ABSENT | PRESENT.” Jesse Burke’s exhibit “High Life” is on view through Feb. 9, in Montserrat College of Art’s Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Zsuzsanna Szegedi and Kate Gilmore’s exhibit “Absent | Present” is on view through March 30 in the Montserrat Gallery, 23 Essex St., Beverly. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-867-9604 or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
“RENEWAL AND METAMORPHOSIS” EXHIBIT. On view through Feb. 7, at Salem State University, Winfisky Gallery, Ellison Campus Center, 352 Lafayette St. Exhibit features Russian photographs from the Navigator Foundation Collection and showcases Russian photographic accomplishments from World War II through the 1990s. Free admission. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment. 978-542-7890 or salemstate.edu/arts.
ILLUSTRATION THEME SHOW. On view Thursday, Jan. 31, and Friday, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Montserrat College of Art, 301 Cabot St., Beverly. email@example.com, 978-867-9604 or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
“NIGHT AND DAY.” On view through Feb. 9 at ArcWorks Community Art Center, 22 Foster St., Peabody. Exhibit features Kevin Kusiolek’s paintings of local city scenes without people. 978-531-7146, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.