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    Expanding The Field Of Painting

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    November 1, 2013 - October 1, 2014

    Since the end of the 19th century, painting has gone through a repeated cycle of death and rebirth in the face of artistic innovations such as photography, conceptual art, installation, and digital-imaging technologies.

    At each of these challenges, artists have explored alternative ways of making a “painting” that go beyond the application of paint to a canvas using a brush by diversifying the ...more


    Science on Screen: CHILDREN OF MEN

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    September 22, 2014

    Hailed by The New York Times as a “superbly directed political thriller...about a nervously plausible future,” Children of Men immerses us in a world engulfed in...more

    "Ways to Live Forever" movie screening

    Presented by World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation at Somerville Theatre

    September 23, 2014

    Join us for a special screening of the British feature film, Ways To Live Forever. Starring Robbie Kay (ABC's Once Upon a Time, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger...more

    Children’s Art Centre Centennial Celebration

    Presented by United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre at Children's Art Centre

    September 23, 2014

    United South End Settlements’ Children’s Art Centre is an extraordinary place tucked behind a historic gate in the South End. Under a vaulted ceiling, youngsters create and experience...more

    Life at Colonial Harvard: The Archaeological Evidence

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

    September 23, 2014

    Harvard University's 1650 charter founded a new institution committed "to the education of the English and Indian Youth of this Country in knowledge and godliness." The Harvard Yard...more

    Susan Cottle Opening Reception

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    September 24, 2014

    Susan Cottle depicts metropolises and countrysides in the American South West and Europe. She transposes her atmospheric experience of these places into paintings to impart an authentic essence of...more

    Reel Rock 9 Film Tour 2014

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

    September 25, 2014

    Now in its ninth year, the REEL ROCK Film Tour features a special presentation of the highly-anticipated feature-length film “Valley Uprising.”

    The greatest untold story of...more

    Artist Lecture: Julian Voss-Andreae presents Sculpture Inspired by Proteins, Physics and People

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    September 25, 2014

    Art and science collide and combine in painter-turned physicist-turned sculptor Julian Voss-Andreae’s studio. Starting out as a painter Julian Voss-Andreae changed course as a young man and...more

    Florence Ladd on 'The Spirit of Josephine'

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    September 25, 2014

    Inspired by legendary performer Josephine Baker, Florence Ladd's new novel is A Family Reunion in Paris: The Spirit of Josephine. The author skillfully breathes life into the featured...more

    Boston Strong?

    Presented by Boston Public Library

    August 25 - September 25, 2014

    Artists Shea Justice and Jason Pramas provide a parallax view of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings through exploring aspects of civil rights and social justice. The exhibition places the...more

    Parks and Recreation at Atlantic Wharf Gallery

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

    July 14 - September 26, 2014

    FPAC’s newest exhibition at Atlantic Wharf gallery embraces the spirit of summer. Parks & Recreation features art that kicks off its shoes, gets outdoors, catches a breeze, and...more

    Opening Reception - Arlington Open Studios

    Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts

    September 26, 2014

    Come join us at the Arlington Center for the Arts for the opening reception of our 15th Annual Open Studios! There will be 80+ artists sharing their arts and crafts all under one roof in the...more

    Harvest Party

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    September 27, 2014

    There’s no better place to enjoy the brisk fall weather than the Harvest Party at Old Sturbridge Village on September 27. Take in the sights, sounds, and experiences of the season around the...more

    Friends' Day

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    September 27, 2014

    Adults $24.00
    Seniors (65 and over) $22.00
    Youths (3-17) $8.00
    Children age 2 and under Admitted Free


    Ambient Folklore

    Presented by Worcester Center for Crafts

    August 7 - September 27, 2014

    Worcester Center for Crafts and guest curator Luis Antonio Fraire present Ambient Folklore, the work of nine distinctive artists who intend instant visual communication in their work. Each...more

    JazzFest Falmouth - The Birth of the Blues Recital and Lecture by Robert Wyatt

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth at Highfield Hall

    September 27, 2014

    Steinway Artist Robert Wyatt, an expert on Gershwin, has performed throughout the United States and internationally, gathering critical acclaim for sensitive and colorful solo and chamber music...more

    "WINDOWS ON EARTH"

    Presented by Gallery Seven at Gallery Seven

    August 20 - September 27, 2014

    Windows on Earth: Photographs by Astronauts on the International Space Station on display at Gallery Seven through September 27th.  Proceeds from the show will support...more

    SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY AT JACKSON HOMESTEAD

    Presented by Historic Newton at Jackson Homestead

    September 27, 2014

    The Jackson Homestead and Museum is participating in Museum Day, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine, in which museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting...more

    SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY AT DURANT KENRICK

    Presented by Historic Newton

    September 27, 2014

    Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds is participating in Museum Day, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine, in which museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting...more

    Meet and greet with renowned artist Robert Bissell at Dzian Gallery

    Presented by Dzian Gallery

    September 26 - September 27, 2014

    DZian Gallery will be hosting a meet and greet with renowned artist Robert Bissell on Friday, September 26th from 5:00-9:00PM and Saturday, September 27th from 4:00-8:00PM in the Natick Mall....more

    Zoo Clue Challenge at Franklin Park Zoo

    Presented by Franklin Park Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo

    September 27, 2014

    Think you know a lot about the Franklin Park Zoo? Or, maybe just animals in general? Challenge yourself and a team of friends on Saturday, September 27 for the first Zoo Clue Challenge scavenger...more

    Barakat's 7th Annual Walk For Literacy

    Presented by Barakat, Inc.

    September 27, 2014

    Come for a day of fun, sun and giving in Cambridge! Barakat’s Walk For Literacy is an annual event dedicated to the empowerment of children and women through education. Join a diverse...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS: Great Old Trees of Newton Centre

    Presented by Historic Newton

    September 28, 2014

    Great Old Trees of Newton Centre
    Newton has many beautiful old trees, and they can tell the story of the city’s development just as well as its buildings. Marc Welch, Director of Urban...more

    iFest - See, Hear, Taste, Experience the Best of Ireland

    Presented by iFest Ltd. at Seaport World Trade Center

    September 26 - September 28, 2014

    iFest, a three day festival of contemporary Irish Culture, comes to the prestigious Seaport World Trade Center, Boston from September 26th - 28th 2014. 

    With three entertainment...more

    Spirit Books Exhibition & Book Launch

    Presented by Essex County Greenbelt Association

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    Exhibition of The Spirit Books, one-of-a-kind sculptural handmade books cradled in twigs, branches, vines, and roots, to celebrate the launch of The Spirit Books book which contains images and...more

    Manhattan Short Film Festival at Rockport Music

    Presented by Rockport Music

    September 28, 2014

    Unlike any other festival, The Manhattan Short Film Festival invites you—the viewer—to vote for the festival’s winner! The festival takes place in 250 cities across 6 continents...more

    The Craft Festival at Fruitlands

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    Come check out our 4th Annual Craft Festival in partnership with the Worcester Center for Crafts. Craftsmen from all across New England are onsite for this juried...more

    Design Exchange Boston (DxB)

    Presented by AIGA Boston

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    Design Exchange Boston (DxB) is a two-day design and innovation conference dedicated to celebrating the impact of design. The DxB experience explores the ideas, work and strategies currently...more

    The Fall Festival at Gore Place

    Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

    September 28, 2014

     Food trucks, beer tent, live music, antique cars, wagon and miniature train rides, and a crazy pumpkin drop are featured at the first annual Fall Festival at Gore Place. Admission: $10,...more

    Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks & Water

    Presented by Essex National Heritage Commission

    September 19 - September 28, 2014

    Explore Essex County’s cultural, historic, and natural sites during two weekends of 150+ FREE events! Enjoy a variety of walks, guided hikes, sails,...more

    #i{craft}history Celebration

    Presented by Plimouth Plantation at Plimoth Plantation

    September 25 - September 28, 2014

    Plimoth Plantation will be holding the FIRST #icrafthistory WEEKEND to celebrate the launch of its Craft Center and Plimoth Bread Company from 9/27-9/28! PLYMOUTH RESIDENTS ARE FREE that weekend!...more

    Curatorial Tour: 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    September 28, 2014

    Join Fruitlands Curator Michael Volmar for an insider’s view of the centennial year exhibition, 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. Showcasing some of the finest items...more

    Greek Festival, Boston

    Presented by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England

    September 26 - September 28, 2014

    The Annunciation Cathedral Boston at 514 Parker Street is having its annual Greek Festival on the grounds of the Cathedral under a big tent and indoors. Located at Parker and Ruggles Street, it is...more

    Seeing Sound - A Mary Ellen Bute Retrospective

    Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

    September 28, 2014

    A pioneer of visual music and electronic art, Mary Ellen Bute produced over a dozen short abstract animations between the 1930s to the 1950s. Set to classical music by the likes of Bach,...more

    Letterpress Printmaking - Holiday Cards

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    In this two day letterpress class students will learn the basics of hand typesetting, letterpress terminology, fundamentals of letterpress printing as well as what to look for and how to achieve a...more

    Gallery Talk for Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    September 28, 2014

    Gallery Talk for Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism with exhibition curator Keith Kauppila. This event is offered in collaboration with the Essex National Heritage Area’s Trails &...more

    Cinema Jukebox: STOP MAKING SENSE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    September 29, 2014

    Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense documents the groundbreaking Talking Heads at their peak and was directed by Jonathan Demme.


    Ulterior motive: Cartoons by James Crane

    Presented by Boston University School of Theology

    July 23 - September 29, 2014

    Through simple statements, and intricate black-and-white line drawings, Jim Crane comments on theology, ecology, politics, and the human condition. His cartoons, created in the 1950s and 1960s...more

    Optical Poetry - An Oskar Fischinger Retrospective

    Presented by Harvard Film Archive at Harvard Film Archive

    September 29, 2014

    Decades before computer graphics, before music videos, even before Fantasia (the 1940 version), there were the abstract animated films of Oskar Fischinger (1900 - 1967), master of...more

    Ye Olde Freedom Tour -- Resistance and Rebellion in Historic Boston

    Presented by Ye Olde Boston Tours

    May 16 - September 30, 2014

    Join us as we walk along Boston's Freedom Trail to hear unique stories about resistance and rebellion in Boston and to see key sites from the American Revolution. Our Freedom Trail tours are...more

    Watercolors in Nature

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

    May 6 - September 30, 2014

    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

    Tree/House/Retreat: Art embodying retreat and sanctuary

    Presented by Newton Open Studios

    August 21 - September 30, 2014

    We're turning the 2nd floor of City Hall into a summer retreat. You'll see photography, pastels, paintings and more, all on the theme of sanctuary and retreat.

    Join the artists for...more

    Sarah Berry: "Castoffs & Containers" Curated Art Exhibition

    Presented by Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.

    July 17 - September 30, 2014

    Unbound Visual Arts, Inc., and Athan's Bakery and Cafe are pleased to present the opening of Sarah Berry: Castoffs & Containers at the Athan’s Café Art...more

    JazzFest Falmouth - The New Black Eagle Jazz Band

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth

    September 30, 2014

    The Grammy-nominated Black Eagles have delighted audiences with New Orleans style jazz, ragtime, gospel, and blues for over 40 years. Their music has been featured in Ken Burns documentaries, NPR...more

    Summer Selective 2014, Juried Show

    Presented by Newton Open Studios at NewTV

    July 24 - September 30, 2014

    Our second annual summer juried showcase of six Newton Open Studios artists, organized by NOS. The artists and the works have been selected by juror Kathleen Smith Redman, Exhibitions Director at...more

    Urban Timber: From seed to city

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

    August 1 - September 30, 2014

    This exhibition celebrates wood as New England’s most sensible and abundant choice of material for urban building, highlighting its flexibility and technical...more

    Ciné-Club de l'Alliance: Les Petits Russieaux

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

    September 30, 2014

    When his friend Emile suddenly dies, Edmond, a widowed pensioner who was secretly envious of his old fishing partner's sexual escapades, suddenly questions his solitary life and daily routine....more

    San Jose las Flores, El Salvador: Survival, Solidarity, and Community

    Presented by Boston Public Library

    September 18 - September 30, 2014

    The exhibition, running the month of September, is a compilation of photographs by Van Hardy in relation to the former civil war in El Salvador.


    In Flanders Fields: Poetry of the Great War

    Presented by Boston Public Library

    September 18 - September 30, 2014

    In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the exhibit features some of that war's distinguished poets, several of whom did not survive the conflict, and a sampling...more

    Henry W. Kendall Photography Exhibition

    Presented by Norfolk Charitable Trust Archive

    August 6 - October 1, 2014

    50 years of photography by distinguished physicist, environmental activist, and world-class mountaineer. His masterful photographs capture his many climbing and diving expeditions and reflect his...more

    The Art of the Pencil

    Presented by Boston Public Library

    September 1 - October 1, 2014

    An exhibition of recent drawings by Lucienne Bartfield.


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