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    Harlem Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 16, 2015

    The Harlem Quartet, praised for its “panache” by the New York Times, is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” says the Cincinnati Enquirer. The quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by ...more


    Free Day

    Presented by MASS MoCA

    January 31, 2015

    On a day when our galleries teem with visitors and activities, take a peek behind-the-scenes in every aspect of the museum. Director Joseph Thompson elaborates on the history of our...more

    Displaced

    Presented by Steven Zevitas Gallery at Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston

    December 19, 2014 - January 31, 2015

    In Displaced, Rinklin presents a group of twelve new paintings that continue her exploration of the visual language of constructed reality that permeates the history...more

    "Of Many" Film Screening and Panel Discussion

    Presented by The Pluralism Project at Harvard University at Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge

    February 2, 2015

    Of Many film screening with a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Diana Eck, founder and director of the...more

    The African American Experience: Nourishing the Soul Through Music and Food

    Presented by Historic New England and Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    February 2, 2015

    Celebrate black history through musical performances, a panel discussion, and food tastings. Explore the journey of the estimated 12.5 million enslaved Africans to the New World and its...more

    Small Worlds: Through A Small Glass Window, Works by Josh Falk

    Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston

    October 25, 2014 - February 3, 2015

    Highlighting the intricate beauty of plants and nature, Josh Falk’s “Small Worlds: Through a Small Glass Window” is an ongoing macro-photo series shot with the intent of not only...more

    K-T Mass Extinction: What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    February 3, 2015

     About 66 million years ago, 70 percent of all the species that existed at the time, including the non-avian dinosaurs, became extinct in an apocalypse widely thought to have been caused by a...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    February 5, 2015

    Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio...more

    Ideas of Order: A Close Reading of Shakespeare's Sonnets

    Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston

    February 5, 2015

    Shakespeare’s Sonnets comprise the greatest single work of lyric poetry in English, as passionate, daring, intimate, and fiery as any love poems we may encounter. But they...more

    Nancy Dewey | My Peruvian Quest Gallery Exhibit

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    December 5, 2014 - February 6, 2015

     The Multicultural Arts Center will be hosting Nancey Dewey's 'My Peruvian Quest" from December 5 - Febuary 6. The exhibition will include photographs depicting the evolution of...more

    Cynthia Brody | The Subject of Women Gallery Exhibition

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    December 4, 2014 - February 6, 2015

     The Multicultural Arts Center will be hosting the colorful, surreal works of artist Cynthia Brody. Through mixed media, Brody creates a multi-faceted world full of various textures, colors,...more

    Black Girl (La Noire De...)

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    February 6, 2015

    A Senegalese woman is eager to find a better life abroad. She takes a job as a governess for a French family, but finds her duties reduced to those of a maid after the family moves from Dakar to...more

    Teen Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    February 7, 2015

    Teens grades 7-10 are invited to join artist and filmmaker Stephen St. Francis Decky for this hands-on workshop. Learn the basics of stop-motion animation, story boarding, and more while creating...more

    Fighting for Freedom: The Civil War and Its Legacies

    Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge

    February 8, 2015

    Harvard University Professor Timonthy Patrick McCarthy in conversation with Suzan-Lori Parks, playwright, Father Comes Home From the War; Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse...more

    Selected Smiles: Serigraph Exhibit by Professor Benjamin Gross

    Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts

    January 20 - February 11, 2015

    Selected Smiles is a new series of 26 editions of serigraphs with each print directly connected to one of the letters of the alphabet. Happiness, and the outward display of...more

    Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Stefan Sagmeister

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Morse Auditorium, Boston

    February 12, 2015

    The New York-based graphic designer’s bold style and careful sense of craft expands to photography, video, bookmaking, murals, installation, and more. He has designed album covers for Lou...more

    Film Screening: Please Don’t Eat the Daisies

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    February 12, 2015

    Join us for a screening of "Please Don’t Eat the Daisies" (1960), a classic comedy starring Doris Day and David Niven based on Jean Kerr's stories about an art critic and his...more

    Under The Astral Skies

    Presented by 555 Gallery

    January 1 - February 14, 2015

    With Under Astral Skies 555 Gallery presents five bodies of work exploring our fascination with the night sky. Fireworks and moon light from Jim Nickleson, the vast,...more

    SPIRIT of the EAST, Chinese Guild Member Show

    Presented by Lexington Arts and Crafts Society at Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington

    January 31 - February 15, 2015

     January 31 – February 15

     

    Reception: Saturday, January 31, 3 – 5pm

     

    Gallery Hours:  Tuesday-Friday...more

    The Origins of Maya Civilization: New Insights from Ceibal

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and Museum of Science, Boston at Geological Lecture Hall, Cambridge

    February 19, 2015

    In the 1960s, Gordon Willey and a team of Harvard archaeologists led the investigation of Ceibal, a Maya site in Guatemala. Their research revealed that Ceibal was a very early settlement, one...more

    Pity Party

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    February 20, 2015

    If you don’t have anything nice to say, this party’s for you. Misery loves company, so come air your grievances with some like-minded pessimists over signature cocktails and catty...more

    Intimate Still Life Paintings: Works by Amy Schuyler Clarkson

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    January 19 - February 20, 2015

     “I love that it is never easy to paint the next painting,” says Amy Schuyler Clarkson, whose quietly radiant watercolors and oils betray neither hesitation nor struggle. The...more

    The Power of Negative Thinking

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    January 16 - February 21, 2015

    The New Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of The Power of Negative Thinking, an exhibition celebrating the joys of pessimism. The seven featured artists address some of the more...more

    Timothy Bouldry: A Landfill Life

    Presented by Lesley University College of Art and Design

    January 19 - February 22, 2015

    Over the last six years, Timothy Bouldry has dedicated himself to documenting the complex global economy built around garbage, recyclables, and the communities of extremely impoverished adults and...more

    Opera Night at the BPL: Musical Nationalism and Folklore in Opera

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room, Boston

    February 24, 2015

    Themes of nationalism, folklore, and folk music weave a rich musical texture with a deeply moving storyline to make Kátya Kabanová one of Janácek’s most...more

    Bill Brett Retrospective, Lecture, and Signing

    Presented by New England Mobile Book Fair

    February 25, 2015

    At 6:30 PM on Wednesday, February 25th we will be celebrating Boston by hosting a retrospective of Bill Brett's unparalleled career as Boston's preeminent photographer. He...more

    Chora at FPAC Gallery

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) at FPAC Gallery, Boston

    January 8 - February 26, 2015

    Reception: January 8th, 5-7pm

    The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery is pleased to announce the second exhibition for the 2014/15 season, Chora, featuring the work of Ariel Freiberg and...more

    Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

    Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston

    February 26, 2015

    Killers of the King tells the shocking stories—including the fascinating fates—of the 59 men who signed the death warrant of Charles I of England in 1649. This act not only...more

    A CITY OF VILLAGES—THE 2015 NEWTON HISTORY SERIES

    Presented by Historic Newton and Newton Free Library at Newton Free Library, Newton

    February 26, 2015

    Thursday, February 26, 7:00 PM
    A CITY OF VILLAGES—THE 2015 NEWTON HISTORY SERIES
    Newton Corner: Newton’s First Village

    Newton’s main village...more

    The Many Faces of Arnold Schoenberg

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 1, 2015

    Arnold Schoenberg has been a controversial figure in the history of Western music, but he is one of the most influential and intriguing musicians of the last century. In this lecture/recital, Dr....more

    Drop Into Art: All About Color!

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    March 1, 2015

    This month’s free family program celebrates a rainbow of colors! Try Color BINGO or Colorful Story Time in the galleries, and make A Palette of Possibilities collaborative mural. In the...more

    MassArt's Bakalar & Paine Galleries Present The 20th Anniversary Adderley Lecture Ft. Wangechi Mut

    Presented by MassArt at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium, Boston

    March 3, 2015

     Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the nation's first and only public college of art in the country, today announced that contemporary African artist Wangechi Mutu will deliver the...more

    Artist Talk - Gabriel Martinez

    Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford

    March 3, 2015

     GABRIEL MARTINEZ, A CUBAN-AMERICAN NATIVE OF MIAMI, FLORIDA, WORKS PRIMARILY WITH PHOTOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION. ALTHOUGH MANY OF HIS PROJECTS HAVE BEEN MOTIVATED BY THE THEMES...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 5, 2015

    Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio...more

    Broadway On Highland

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 6, 2015

    An open singing event!  If you love Broadway musicals, come sing your favorite Broadway tune with our fabulous accompanist, or just sit in the audience and enjoy the sing-a-long numbers. All...more

    Comically Speaking

    Presented by Essex Art Center

    January 9 - March 6, 2015

     

    Comically Speaking: Illustrations and drawings by Don Mathias, David Sullivan, Sage Stossel, Mark Parisi & John Klossner
    Jan 9 – March 6, 2015
    Opening...more

    Permanent War: The Age of Global Conflict

    Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    January 29 - March 7, 2015

    In the century since World War I, the nature of warfare has changed dramatically, though its resulting death and destruction remain constant. On view January 29–March 7, 2014, the School of...more

    Color Fields Exhibition

    Presented by MassArt at Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Boston

    January 26 - March 7, 2015

    The Bakalar & Paine Galleries at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) presents the highly anticipated Spring 2015 exhibition: Color Fields from January...more

    Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi

    Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston

    March 10, 2015

    Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi takes a well-known story of the struggle for control of the Mississippi River in the American Civil War, and...more

    Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Mickalene Thomas in Conversation with Anna Stothart

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Morse Auditorium, Boston

    March 16, 2015

    New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas in conversation with Anna Stothart, assistant curator at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Thomas’ portraits of black women and studies of...more

    The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Boston's Great Fire, and the Hunt for America's Youngest Serial Killer

    Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston

    March 19, 2015

    In the early 1870s, local children begin disappearing from the working class neighborhoods of Boston. Several return home bloody and bruised after being tortured, while others never came back....more

    Vocal Vibrations at Le Laboratoire Cambridge

    Presented by Le Laboratoire Cambridge

    October 31, 2014 - March 22, 2015

    Le Laboratoire Cambridge, a one-of-a-kind art and design center for creativity, invention and boundless learning, will open in Cambridge on October 31. The opening will begin with “Vocal...more

    Winsor Music Chamber Series III - Arneis String Quartet

    Presented by Winsor Music, Inc.

    March 23, 2015

    For many years, Winsor Music has performed monthly outreach concerts at the Visiting Nurse Association residence in Somerville. We are excited to announce an additional concert on our regular...more

    Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England

    Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston

    March 23, 2015

    Anyone who has spent time in New England will recognize the century-old buildings that Maureen Meister will discuss in a slide lecture based upon her new book—the first comprehensive study...more

    2014 Abstract Sculpture at Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway

    Presented by Armenian Heritage Foundation

    March 26, 2014 - March 25, 2015

    Annually, the Park's Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, reconfigures in late March in celebration of the immigrant experience - all who were pulled apart from their country of origin...more

    School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at 808 Gallery, Boston

    January 29 - March 29, 2015

    Presenting the work of over thirty artists who currently teach at Boston University, this exhibition features a wide range of visual practices, spanning genres and media, from realism to abstract,...more

    Muir String Quartet in Residence at Boston University

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Tsai Performance Center, Boston

    March 30, 2015

    Antonín Dvorák: Cypresses, B. 11
    Samuel Barber: Dovwer Beach
    Bedridch Smetana: String Quartet No. 1


    Opera Night at the BPL: Feminine Vengeance: Opera's Unforgettable Leading Ladies

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room, Boston

    April 1, 2015

    Opera Night at the Boston Public Library
    A series of one-hour presentations through the season that feature interviews, lectures, and mini-performances highlighting...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 2, 2015

    Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio...more

    The Bow Makers Dilemma

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 2, 2015

    The case against ivory and the search for Pernambuco
     

    Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall
     


    Family Concert: Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 25, 2015

    BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connection to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), and Symphony Hall.


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