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    Hokusai

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    April 5 - August 9, 2015

    Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was the first Japanese artist to be internationally recognized, and he continues to inspire artists around the world. As the home of the largest and finest collection of Japanese art outside Japan—including the greatest variety of Hokusai works in any museum—the MFA is uniquely positioned to offer a comprehensive exhibition of this remarkable artist. Drawing from ...more


    Confronting Guantánamo Exhibit

    Presented by Northeastern University

    March 19 - April 25, 2015

    A Contested Place. A Controversial Past. A Questionable Future. 

    Confronting Guantánamo locates Guantánamo Bay, Cuba in time and space. It also examines the...more

    Family Day at the Davis: Words and Pictures

    Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    April 25, 2015

    Learn all about the different ways that text and image interact in this edition of Family Day at the Davis! Ask a graphic designer about his work, watch a calligrapher in action, sit down with...more

    Warrior Moves

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Cambridge

    April 25, 2015

    Join the Peabody Museum of  Archaeology & Ethnology for a family event exploring martial arts from around the world.  Martial arts demonstrations from Asia, Europe, and South America...more

    Harvard Semitic Museums Presents: The Dog Catacombs of Annubis

    Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

    April 25, 2015

    The necropolis of Saqqara in Egypt is the burial site of kings, commoners, and animals considered sacred by the Egyptians: bulls, cows, ibises, falcons, baboons, cats, and dogs. In this...more

    Birding at Fruitlands

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    April 25, 2015

    Join us on the Fruitlands landscape as we look for local residents and early arrivals including Blue-winged Warblers, Chipping Sparrows, and Bluebirds. This guided birding walk covers about two...more

    Exhibition: A Multicultural Landscape

    Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

    April 25, 2015

    The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape, Photographs of New Americans by Mark Chester is a moving and powerful exhibit of more than 300 newly naturalized U.S. citizens who are residents of...more

    April Vacation - Brain Building

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 25, 2015

    Build Your Brain with Mike Mulligan & Mary Anne. Join CAM staff for this fun Brain Building event. Listen to a reading of Virginia Lee Burton's classic book Mike Mulligan and His...more

    Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder: Annual Symposium and Art Show

    Presented by Lesley University

    April 25, 2015

    To commemorate Autism Awareness month, Lesley University presents its annual Autism Symposium. The symposium events are an acknowledgment of the effort to raise awareness about autism, and also...more

    Perspectives on Maurer

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    April 25, 2015

    In celebration of the opening of Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism, the Addison is hosting a Lecture by Stacey Epstein at 2:00 pm, followed by a Gallery...more

    Lightbox Navigations: Uncovering the Museums’ Hidden Data with Jeff Steward

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 25, 2015

    How can technology help us visualize big data? The Harvard Art Museums have more than 250,000 objects in the collections, but only a small percentage of objects are on display at any given time....more

    Look, look again.

    Presented by Ipswich Moving Company

    April 23 - April 25, 2015

    Janet Craft’s aerial dance troupe invites audiences to “Look, Look Again,” a dance installation in which the performance space is turned into a kind of living gallery exhibit...more

    Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

    Presented by Brandeis University

    April 23 - April 26, 2015

    Find your light at the annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts! Four days and nights of music, dance, film, visual arts, and demonstrations and workshops for all...more

    Walden, revisited

    Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln

    October 31, 2014 - April 26, 2015

    Walden, revisited features works by contemporary artists inspired by Walden–the pond; the book published in 1854 by natural history philosopher, social critic, and early...more

    Love's Labour's Won - Screening

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

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to...more

    Courtyard Bazaar

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 25 - April 26, 2015

    Join us in the courtyard of Fuller Craft Museum to purchase new and old works of art, and beautifully wrought crafts gifted to Fuller Craft for sale in the Museum Shop. This is a singular...more

    Legacy of Fire Closing Reception

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 26, 2015

    Come join us for the Reception! From 1976 – 1984, ten ceramic artists operated out of a dynamic gallery and cooperative workspace in the historic A. H. Davenport building in East...more

    Fountain Street Studios Open Studios Event

    Presented by Fountain Street Studios at Fountain Street Studios, Framingham

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    The largest community of artists under one roof in MetroWest opens its doors to the public! Our new artists as well as many who are already familiar to visitors are eager to show you their newest...more

    Introduction to Astronomy Part 1

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 26, 2015

    Does the Cosmos fascinate you? Do you often find yourself starring up at the night sky with jaw-dropping awe? Would you like to learn more about our cosmic neighborhood? Well, it’s time to...more

    Arts in April

    Presented by Melrose Arts at Memorial Hall, Melrose, Melrose

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Melrose Arts will host the 10th Annual Arts in April Festival at Memorial Hall in Melrose. This three-day festival is a juried show featuring original fine art and fine craft by 42 artist...more

    Greatest Party On Earth

    Presented by Artists for Humanity at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter (AFH), Boston

    April 25 - April 26, 2015

    10th Anniversary Celebration!  A Dazzling Evening of Amazing Art and Design, Inspired Cuisine and Non-Stop Dancing!

    Savor elegant cuisine, fine wines and signature cocktails as you...more

    Mr. Olmsted's Birthday Celebration

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    April 26, 2015

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Olmsted!

    Each year the conservancy celebrates the anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, an American landscape architect, on April 26 by...more

    APRIL VACATION FUN

    Presented by Wenham Museum

    April 22 - April 26, 2015

    The museum is open all week (even Monday) and in addition to regular exhibits hosts the following special events:

    -Earth Day 45th Anniversary Celebration (Wednesday from 11am to 3pm): Kids...more

    CAM Film Series - Ballet 422

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 26, 2015

    From first rehearsal to world premiere, this immersive new documentary takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a new work. The film...more

    East Boston Open Studios

    Presented by East Boston Artists Group at Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston

    April 25 - April 26, 2015

    Come to Eastie and take a look at the art of more than 20 artists in their studios - all open to the public! 


    Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

    Presented by Lowell Film Collaborative

    April 26, 2015

    Cambodia had a thriving, homegrown brand of rock ’n’ roll until it was eradicated under Khmer Rouge totalitarianism. A new documentary, “Don’t Think I’ve...more

    Films by Rebecca Horn, Part 3

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 26, 2015

    Join us for a screening of German artist Rebecca Horn’s film Moon Mirror Journey (2011; 72 min.).

    Horn’s latest film combines installation footage and interviews to shed new...more

    Lightbox Navigations: metaLAB (at) Harvard

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 26, 2015

    Throughout the Cambridge Science Festival (April 17–26), join us in the Lightbox Gallery at 2pm for a daily investigation of how technology can help us visualize, explore, and play with...more

    Visiting Masterpiece: Gustav Klimt’s Adam and Eve

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    January 17 - April 27, 2015

    For the first time in its history, the MFA will exhibit a painting by Gustav Klimt—among the most important artists of the early 20th century.

    Adam and...more

    Museum Conversations: Working across Disciplines at MoMA and the Exploratorium

    Presented by Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and Harvard Art Museums

    April 27, 2015

    In this year's public and free seminar on innovative curatorial practice, two cutting-edge museum professionals will reflect on the role museum exhibitions play...more

    Naked Winger Installation

    Presented by Artists' Group of Charlestown at StoveFactory Studios, Boston

    April 18 - April 27, 2015

    Naked Winger is a multimedia installation (visual, sound, and heart beat sensor to control additional visuals). It describes the process of fighting against stress and illusions when a human steps...more

    Art in Bloom

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    April 25 - April 27, 2015

    Once again, garden clubs and professional designers from across New England create floral arrangements inspired by the MFA’s works of art. Art in Bloom is open during...more

    Watercolors in Nature

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    January 13 - April 28, 2015

    Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting...more

    Gallery Talk: Rembrandt and the Landscape Tradition

    Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    April 28, 2015

    Margaret Carroll, Professor of Art History at Wellesley College and specialist in Dutch and Flemish Art, will discuss the work of Rembrandt and his contemporaries, the growth of the landscape...more

    Senior Thesis Show Reception @ Mingo (3)

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art and Montserrat College of Art Gallery

    April 29, 2015

    This senior thesis show features the work of Zachary Naylor and Emily Varley.

    Each small group theme show included the individual work of each artist, developed in the course of their...more

    Illustration (2) Senior Thesis Show Reception @ 301

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art and Montserrat College of Art Gallery

    April 29, 2015

    This senior thesis show features the work of Amanda Prather, Amberlynne Narvie, Anna Speight, Brynn Walker, Dylan Griffith, Lauren Douglas, Lauren Lowell, and Maura O'Connor.

    ...more

    The Independent Film Festival Boston

    Presented by IFFBoston at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

    April 22 - April 29, 2015

    The 13th Annual Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) will take place April 22 - 29, 2015 at various locations including Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, the Brattle Theatre in Harvard...more

    Book Talk and Signing with Rosamund Purcell

    Presented by The Nave Gallery

    April 29, 2015

    Join artist Rosamond Purcell, exhibiting artist in The Birds and the Bees, for a talk about her fascinating photographic studies of the ornithological collections...more

    Independent Film Festival Boston

    Presented by The Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

    April 24 - April 29, 2015

    The Brattle Theatre invites Boston film buffs to “discover emerging talent and celebrates the leading edge of cinematic storytellers.” The closing film, Wednesday, brings audiences...more

    STEPHANIE PIERCE:RADIANT WELTER

    Presented by Alpha Gallery

    April 23 - April 29, 2015

    Pierce has been a faculty member at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville since 2007. Prior to that she earned her BFA from the Art Institute of Boston, and her MFA from the University...more

    Dell Hamilton Public Artist Talk

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art and at Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly

    April 30, 2015

    Dell Hamilton examines the fragmented nature of the human condition at the intersections of race, gender, power, language and memory through performances meant to confront the past and alter the...more

    Focus on Autism Art Show

    Presented by Lesley University

    April 1 - April 30, 2015

    To commemorate Autism Awareness month, Lesley presents its annual Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder: Annual Symposium and Art Show. The art show features JB Finnerty, Jessica Park and John...more

    Hanging Nasturtiums

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    April 1 - April 30, 2015

    Cascades of blossoming nasturtium vines make their brief but dramatic appearance above the Courtyard, celebrating the arrival of spring at the Gardner Museum. (Nasturtium blooms last about three...more

    TypeCast: Twelve Quick Talks on Type

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

    April 30, 2015

    Join master of ceremonies Clif Stoltze of Stoltze Design and twelve of Boston’s finest creative minds for a fun, fast-paced Pecha Kucha–style event. Discover the typographic...more

    Photography Exhibition at the Lesley University Lunder Arts Center

    Presented by Lesley University College of Art and Design at Laconia Gallery, Boston

    April 23 - April 30, 2015

    Enjoy a dynamic exhibition featuring the work of 10 artist-scholars whose creations span a variety of light-dependent genres including film, installation, alternative processes, printmaking, cut...more

    Film Screening: Detropia

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

    May 1, 2015

    Explore the devastating effects that the collapse of Detroit’s automobile industry had on its residents and urban infrastructure. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady,...more

    Kira Seamon's SHOWER OF FLOWERS

    Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES DANCE at Traditions of Dedham, Dedham

    May 1, 2015

    As one of the most successful dancer/choreographers in New England, award-winning ballerina Kira Seamon is pleased to announce her newest One-Woman concert!!

    The 2015 Edition of SHOWER OF...more

    Gallery Exhibition - Johanna Harmon: Exploring The Poetic Figure

    Presented by Newbury Fine Arts

    April 17 - May 1, 2015

    Please join us for the opening reception honoring OPA award-winning artist Johanna Harmon. The evening will feature a special artist's talk during the premiere unveiling of 25 new oils. Each...more

    Artists in the Garden

    Presented by New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods

    May 1, 2015

    Exclusively for artists. This unique opportunity gives artists access to New England Wild Flower Society‘s Garden in the Woods, a renowned native plant botanic garden in...more

    Community Murals: Uncovering and Exploring Your Ecstatic Creativity

    Presented by Stephanie Saunders Art Gallery

    May 1, 2015

    For Art Week, Stephanie Saunders Art Gallery will be transformed into a dynamic community building creative adventure. We begin by discussing our art experience, positive and negative...more

    Meet the Makers in the Drawing Room

    Presented by Anthi Frangiadis Associates: The Drawing Room

    May 1, 2015

    Stop by and Meet the Makers in the Drawing Room to take part in a visual adventure where artists will be demonstrating various methods of art making. Robert Abele, a New England...more

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