This Friday, May 7, from 7-9 p.m. make the 1 3/4-hour trek on the Metro North up to New Haven for the annual MFA Photography Exhibition opening reception. It will feature the work of the 9 members of the class of 2010 in Green Hall, the School of Art, 1156 Chapel Street and 6 Edgewood Avenue
Make it a weekend, and stay at the new Study Hotel (or rough it next door at the Duncan, where Walker Evans used to nap on top of the sheets) for a full afternoon of Open Studios the next day, 12–6 p.m. on Saturday, May 8th. You'll be able to walk through and see the work of all the current MFA students, both years, in all media, including painting and sculpture at 1156 Chapel St., 353 Crown St. and 32 Edgewood Ave.
Also stop and see the shows at the Yale Art Gallery and the British Art Center, and while you're at it - the slightly dusty (but really pretty great) Peabody Museum of Natural History.