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    Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic

    Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

    September 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Alexander Calder's abstract works revolutionized modern sculpture and made him one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. In collaboration with the Calder Foundation, this exhibition brings together 40 of the artist's mobiles (kinetic metal works) and stabiles (dynamic monumental sculptures) to explore how Alexander Calder introduced the visual vocabulary of the French Surrealists into ...more


    Feast Your Eyes

    Presented by Wellesley College

    September 17 - December 21, 2014

    Artfully photographing a meal is not only a recent foodie fad, but taps a long history of feast and famine imagery. Connecting contemporary interest in cuisine with the rich tradition of still...more

    Opera at the Cinema: FALSTAFF

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    December 21, 2014

    A lyric comedy opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi.

    The composer views the escapades of the old penniless and pot-bellied knight, who wants to deceive the wives and ends up routed, in a...more

    Cultural Survival Bazaar

    Presented by Cultural Survival

    December 19 - December 21, 2014

    A festival of native arts & cultures from around the world. We feature Native artisans and performers, fairly traded products benefiting the livelihoods of artisans, projects in their...more

    John Altoon

    Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

    October 8 - December 21, 2014

    The first major retrospective of John Altoon (1925-1969), a little-known yet important artist whose brief but significant career unfolded in Southern California from the 1950s until his untimely...more

    Mark Bradford: Sea Monsters

    Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

    September 11 - December 21, 2014

    This just-completed body of work draws upon the example of Medieval and Renaissance maps: specifically, the tendency of cartographic illustrators to use fantastical creatures to mark uncharted...more

    Works on Paper

    Presented by South Shore Art Center at South Shore Art Center, Cohaset

    October 24 - December 21, 2014

    Works on Paper is a national show juried by MFA assistant curator of contemporary art - Al Miner.  Seventy-five artworks were selected from nearly 800 entries.  Opening Reception Friday...more

    Expulsion and Memory: Descendants of the Hidden Jews

    Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

    December 21, 2014

    Shot on location in Spain, Portugal, Israel, the US, and Canada, this beautifully photographed and edited film tells the story of the Conversos and the memories that still haunt their descendants....more

    It's a Wonderful Life

    Presented by The Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

    December 19 - December 21, 2014

    Happy Holidays!

    Jimmy Stewart plays George Bailey, a forlorn small-town banker with a serious case of regret who, while considering suicide, meets Clarence (Travers), an...more

    Vessels: An Exhibition of Fiber Art

    Presented by The Nave Gallery

    December 3 - December 21, 2014

    What does a vessel or container mean to you? Is it a functional object, or something spiritual or emotional? Is it a “useful pot to put things in”? A place to put things for...more

    Kwanzaa Celebration: Music, Drumming and Storytelling

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    December 22, 2014

    Millions around the world celebrate Kwanzaa, a joyous celebration of family, community, and culture. It is a holiday that grew out of ancient African "first-fruit" harvest festivals,...more

    Holiday Marketplace

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

    December 3 - December 24, 2014

     December 3 through December 24, 2014

     

    First Friday, December 5: 10am to 9:00pm

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    Franklin Evans Exhibit

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    August 26 - December 26, 2014

    Franklin Evans’ site-specific, all-encompassing environments include unstretched canvases, wall paintings, photos, sound, and theoretical texts. Celebrating connections over divisions,...more

    Boston Pops - Home Alone

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

    December 26 - December 27, 2014

    Experience this true holiday favorite as never before, on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment! With a charming and delightful score by our own Pops Laureate Conductor and legendary...more

    Winter Walk: A Guided Trail Walk

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    December 27, 2014

    Explore nature in early winter in this hour-long ramble across fields and glens at Fruitlands. Museum interpreters will lead participants in a guilded walk along Fruitlands' most notable...more

    Family FUNdraiser: MGM's film, The Wizard of Oz

    Presented by Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston

    December 26 - December 27, 2014

    Headed to the movies this holiday season? What could be better than the classic film, MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz”? Well, seeing it AND supporting Wheelock Family Theatre,...more

    Jamie Wyeth

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

    July 16 - December 28, 2014

    The first comprehensive retrospective of artist Jamie Wyeth (born 1946) will examine his imaginative approach to realism over the course of six decades, from his earliest childhood drawings...more

    Winter Lights 7

    Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Artist Studios, Lowell

    December 6 - December 28, 2014

    Handmade gifts for the holidays including ceramics, glass, sculpture, paper , photography and fine art.

    The public is invited to a reception for the artists on Saturday December 6th, from...more

    Through a Lens Darkly

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    December 7 - December 28, 2014

    A rich and lyrical tapestry that is both personal and epic in scope, Thomas Allen Harris’s extraordinary documentary examines how black photographers—and their subjects—have used...more

    American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco

    Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

    December 28, 2014

    The remarkable story of the pioneering Jews of San Francisco. Drawn to California by the Gold Rush, Jews were welcomed in San Francisco. They went on to build a thriving community, at one time the...more

    Fire & Ice Festival

    Presented by The Lawn on D at The Lawn on D, Boston

    December 27 - December 28, 2014

    Celebrate the beauty of the holiday season as The Lawn on D is magically transformed into a winter wonderland. The Fire & Ice Festival offers fun daytime activities and attractions that will...more

    Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    December 26 - December 30, 2014

    Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Do you muse over the endless tailoring opportunities for chintz curtains? Have you always wondered what it...more

    Storied Walls: Murals of the Americas

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

    August 6, 2012 - December 31, 2014

    Features large-scale drawings, photographs, and actual pieces of murals from the Awatovi, Maya, and Moche cultures. From New Mexico and Guatemala to the desert cities of Peru, the murals provide a...more

    Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    August 14, 2013 - December 31, 2014

    The Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail, located in the heart of the HyArts Cultural District, celebrates the significant role the Kennedy¹s played in shaping the history of Hyannis and Cape Cod....more

    Final Flight: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon

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

    February 22 - December 31, 2014

    Final Flight: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon, a species that once filled North America’s skies by the billions....more

    Hammond Residential Real Estate South End Exhibits: The World We Live In

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE

    September 20 - December 31, 2014

    The Hammond Residential Real Estate office located in the ATELIER 505 building, at 505 Tremont Street in Boston's South End, is pleased to present an exhibit in conjunction with Canvas Fine...more

    Metal Petals

    Presented by The Artist Gallery at The Roudenbush Community Center

    December 1 - December 31, 2014

    Join photographer and jeweler Laura Doran for MetalPetals. Her altered photography, featuring metal and petals, printed on watercolor paper and mounted on stretched canvas, will be on...more

    "Address Unknown: Traces of Hope" Exhibition

    Presented by Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.

    October 8 - December 31, 2014

    Address Unknown: Traces of Hope represents hope and resiliency in the plight of homelessness. Each of the four artists share an experience with homelessness and through their creativity,...more

    8th Annual Soup Bowls for Hunger

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

    November 1 - December 31, 2014

     Members of the Teen Pottery Class along with Ceramics Guild potters created one-of-a-kind bowls which will be on sale November 1st through December 31st for $15 at Lexington Center’s...more

    First Night Jubilee Concert

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    December 31, 2014

     On New Year's Day in 1863, Frederick Douglass said that he "finally knew joy!" Join the Museum of African American History and the Handel and Haydn Society at the historic...more

    Noon Year's Eve

    Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium, Worcester

    December 31, 2014

     Join the festivities at our Noon Year’s Eve celebration. Help us decorate our very own lighted ball and watch it drop at 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. during exciting kid-friendly...more

    South Asian Nation's NYE 2015

    Presented by South Asian Nation and Boston Bhangra, Inc at Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlborough

    December 31, 2014

    South Asian Nation and Boston Bhangra invite you to the biggest New Year's Eve Party for the coming of 2015! Come to celebrate with your friends and family, or meet new people. With a...more

    THE ICE

    Presented by First Night at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market), Boston

    December 30, 2014 - January 1, 2015

    "THE ICE" features a collection of interactive, family-friendly ice sculptures complemented by live street theater performances.


    First Night Boston 2015

    Presented by First Night at Copley Square, Boston

    December 31, 2014 - January 1, 2015

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation, First Night Boston 2015 is a day-long festival of art, music, dance, sculpture and fireworks. All First Night outdoor events are free, and admission...more

    First Saturday Open Studios

    Presented by Western Avenue Studios at Western Avenue Artist Studios, Lowell

    January 3, 2015

    Join the artists of the Western Avenue Studios and Lofts for First Saturday Open Studios, happening on the first Saturday of every month from 12-5PM.  Expect to find 100-125 working artist...more

    December School Vacation Week

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

    December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    School’s out for a while and you need fun activities for your kids. Old Sturbridge Village educators have been planning outdoor events for kids ranging from sledding to sleigh rides, and...more

    Lorna Simpson

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art at

    September 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Opening on September 20 at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Lorna Simpson is a comprehensive retrospective that highlights the main themes and concerns of the influential artist’s...more

    Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - Present

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    October 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present is the first exhibition in 40 years to examine the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from the mid-twentieth century through to the...more

    Perfectly Strange

    Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

    September 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    The aesthetic of the strange can mean many things.  Terms such as surreal, primitive, symbolic, and uncanny describe works that rely on a connection with the odd or illogical. In our...more

    One Language is Never Enough: Latino Artists of Southern New England

    Presented by Fitchburg Art Museum at Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg

    September 21, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    One Language is Never Enough: Latino Artists in Southern New England is a group exhibition featuring twenty-four contemporary artists who currently live and work in Connecticut,...more

    Exterior Spaces, Interior Places

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    September 2, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    The Addison Gallery’s extensive permanent collection offers countless opportunities to create exhibitions that explore interesting connections and contrasts between artworks of various media...more

    Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    September 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    This exhibition brings together seven landscape paintings from the 1880s by the American artist Dwight Tryon and sets them within the context of Tonalist works from the Addison’s collection...more

    Blink! A Light and Sound Extravaganza

    Presented by Faneuil Hall Marketplace at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market), Boston

    November 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Blink! - the state-of-the-art light & sound extravaganza that transforms every inch of America's first open marketplace - returns to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Marketplace Center for a...more

    Bow Down: Queens in Art

    Presented by Smith College Museum of Art at Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton

    September 12, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    What are we seeing when we look at a queen: the person or the crown? Bow Down uses diverse works by Albrecht Durer, Francisco De Goya, Andy Warhol, and others to capture the viewer's...more

    Bitter Herbs and Honey

    Presented by The National Yiddish Book Center at National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst

    January 4, 2015

    A richly textured story of the making of multi-cultural Australia. Through the saga of the Jewish migrants, mainly from Eastern Europe, who settled in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb of...more

    Discover the Unseen World this Holiday Vacation

    Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium, Worcester

    December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Join us for Days of the Unseen World. During Holiday Vacation, our Science Discovery programs will be themed around our newest National Geographic planetarium film, "Mysteries of the...more

    Stage & Screen: Vanya on 42nd Street

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    January 5, 2015

    Stage & Screen is a collaboration between the Huntington Theatre Company and the Coolidge that explores the depictions of shared themes in upcoming Huntington productions and acclaimed...more

    Exhibit: Songes Metalliques

    Presented by The French Cultural Center at The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB), Boston

    December 3, 2014 - January 5, 2015

    In December, the French Cultural Center is delighted to bring to its gallery Songes Métalliques, a collection of photographs by French artist Rith Banney.

    Fascinated by...more

    JOY & PEACE ON EARTH

    Presented by Clock Tower Gallery and Winthrop Cultural Council

    November 29, 2014 - January 5, 2015

    “JOY & PEACE ON EARTH” Art Exhibit and Sale featuring work created by local artisans. Opening Reception at The Clock Tower Gallery. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00-3:00pm. Show...more

    Luminos/C/ity.Ordinary Joy

    Presented by The Cooper Gallery

    December 11, 2014 - January 8, 2015

    In Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy, we explore a visual nexus of African urban subjectivities through an innovative consideration of the Jean Pigozzi Contemporary Art Collection (CAAC)....more

    Drawn From Within

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    December 8, 2014 - January 9, 2015

     “Drawn From Within” is a group show featuring a rather unusual group. Group shows often display the work of contest winners or artists represented by a single gallery, but the...more

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