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    Goya: Order and Disorder

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

    October 12, 2014 - January 19, 2015

    One of the titans of European art, Francisco Goya (1746–1828) witnessed a time of revolution and sweeping change in thought and behavior. As 18th-century culture gave way to the modern era, Goya’s penetrating gaze sought new means to capture human experience, both as he observed it, and as his imagination and artistic gifts transformed it.

    "Goya: ...more


    A Special Evening Tour: Entertaining in the Time of the Gores

    Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place, Waltham

    November 28, 2014

    Enjoy a guided, evening tour of the Gore Place mansion including views of the Great Stairs, Great Hall, Withdrawing Room, Breakfast Room, Billiard Room, Gentlemen's Sitting Room, Servant, and...more

    Flow: Works by Wendy Prellwitz

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    October 30 - November 28, 2014

    At the Chandler Gallery, you can almost hear the waves lapping at the shore. Having spent many childhood summers by the water, Wendy Prellwitz is fascinated by how the weather, the seasons, the...more

    Half-Price Admission at the Zoos the Day After Thanksgiving!

    Presented by Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

    November 28, 2014

    Burn off the turkey and get the family out of the house on Friday, November 28 at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo! Admission will be half-price the day after Thanksgiving. It’s a wonderful...more

    Kids' Shows: Film - THE MUPPET MOVIE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 29, 2014

     They're irreverent, irrepressible, and downright irresistible…they're the Muppets. In their first full-length movie, see how their meteoric rise to fame and fortune began:...more

    Autumn Ramble: A Guided Trail Walk

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    November 29, 2014

    Explore nature in late autumn in this hour-long ramble across fields and glens at Fruitlands Museum. Interpreters will lead participants in a guided walk along Fruitlands' most notable...more

    Play Date: Family Concert Mister G at the ICA!

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    November 29, 2014

    Create holiday memories by bringing the family to the ICA! Explore the galleries, then take part in a fun-filled concert celebrating the power of creativity by the “irresistable”...more

    Lighthouses of Cape Ann

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    November 29, 2014

    New England lighthouse expert Jeremy D’Entrement gives an illustrated talk about the lighthouses of Cape Ann, Ipswich and Newburyport.


    Annual Show of Gratitude

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    November 29, 2014

    "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a...more

    Short Short Story Film Festival 2014

    Presented by MergingArts Productions

    November 29, 2014

     The 8th annual Short Short Story Film Festival will screen throughout the day and evening on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 95 Empire’s Black Box Theatre at AS220 in Providence, RI.

    The...more

    Thanksgiving Weekend

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

    November 27 - November 30, 2014

    Historians at Old Sturbridge Village will interpret a 19th century New England Thanksgiving from November 27 to November 30. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette, and join the men of the Village for...more

    Cultural Survival Bazaar

    Presented by Cultural Survival

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

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

    Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins

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

    November 28 - November 30, 2014

    Sing-a-long with on-screen lyrics, play-a-long with your supercalifragilistic bag of props, and march-a-long in the onstage costume parade in your Mary Poppins inspired...more

    Jewelry Showcase

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) at Made in Fort Point Store, Boston

    November 14 - December 1, 2014

     Jewelry Showcase November 6th-December 2nd
    Get a head start on your holiday shopping and peruse necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings in metals, precious stones, amber, glass, and...more

    Commonwealth Avenue Mall Lighting

    Presented by Boston Parks and Recreation Department

    December 1, 2014

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh will join Back Bay residents at Arlington Street for the lighting of Commonwealth Avenue Mall at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 1.

    Trees along the Mall will be...more

    The Sounds of Silents: LONESOME

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    December 1, 2014

    The Alloy Orchestra returns to the Coolidge with another thrilling live score! The ensemble previously performed at the sold out 2010 screening of The Complete Metropolis,...more

    Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    December 2, 2014

     Based on the popular Emmy-nominated series, co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will be presenting demonstrations that take the audience behind the myths and explain how they decide which...more

    Alex Gerasev | Short Stories

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    September 5 - December 2, 2014

    There is a childlike wonder about each “short story” that painter and graphic designer Alex Gerasev creates. Even with the whimsy his works portray at first glance, the inspiration for...more

    Copley Square Tree Lighting

    Presented by Friends of Copley Square at Copley Square, Boston

    December 2, 2014

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and The Friends of Copley Square will celebrate the holidays with the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting on Tuesday, December 2,...more

    The Red Tent Mini-Series Sneak Preview

    Presented by Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center

    December 2, 2014

     The Red Tent is a movie!

    Anita Diamant's iconic novel is now a Lifetime miniseries starring Minnie Driver and Debra Winger.

    The miniseries airs December 7-8, but you...more

    National Theatre Live: Of Mice And Men

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    December 3, 2014

    Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of...more

    Horace and Agnes: a Love Story

    Presented by Griffin Museum of Photography at Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester

    October 14 - December 4, 2014

    A collaborative photographic journal that depicts the life story of characters Horace and his wife Agnes. Photography by Asia Kepka. Stories by Lynn Dowling.

    Artist’s...more

    Boston’s 73rd Annual Official Tree Lighting

    Presented by Boston Parks and Recreation Department at Boston Common, Boston

    December 4, 2014

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia, are pleased to announce Boston’s 73rd Annual Official Tree Lighting on Boston Common on Thursday, December 4,...more

    Spotlight: The New England Filmmakers Captive Beauty

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    December 4, 2014

    “Captive Beauty is unflinching and unforgettable.” – Indiewire

    Boston filmmaker Jared Goodman goes inside Medellín, Colombia’s all-female prison, to...more

    Narrative/Non-Narrative at FPAC Gallery

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

    October 23 - December 4, 2014

    The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery is pleased to announce the second exhibition for the 2014/15 season, Narrative/Non-Narrative: Two Artistic Approaches, featuring the work of Mario Kon...more

    Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    March 6 - December 5, 2014

     Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy explores the study and teaching of anatomy, not only as a process of mapping body structures, but also as a complex social and cultural activity. The...more

    Full Moon Owl Prowl for Families

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

    November 8 - December 6, 2014

    Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon to learn about owl calls,...more

    Full Moon Owl Prowl for Families

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

    December 6, 2014

    Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat, and search for our...more

    Maud Morgan Arts Fall Classes

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    September 29 - December 6, 2014

    For Maud Morgan Arts teacher Alice Turkel, the ideal class size is large enough so that students “can’t get quite as much help as they want.” Turkel offers plenty of instruction...more

    Open House at the Captain Elias Davis House

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    December 6, 2014

    Take a self-guided tour of the Captain Elias Davis House. View the rooms decorated for the holidays. Learn about life in the 19th Century from the Captain and his family. Entry will be timed.


    The Brig Pickering of Gloucester and Boston

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    December 6, 2014

    Howard L. Resnikoff presents an illustrated talk about one of Captain Elias Davis' adventures. Filled with largely forgotten local details and people, the material for this presentation is...more

    Hingham Garden Club Holiday House Tour & Boutique

    Presented by Garden Club of Hingham

    December 6, 2014

    The Garden Club of Hingham will showcase six unique Hingham homes decorated for the season.  In addition there will be over twenty crafters at The Holiday Boutique. Come see a mantle...more

    Artful Holidays in Provincetown

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    December 6, 2014

    Join popular artists Marc Kundmann and Conny Hatch for a holiday celebration as they open their studios at 14 Bradford Street, Provincetown. Meet these distinctive artists and friends while...more

    Fountain Street Winter Open Studios

    Presented by Fountain Street Studios at Fountain Street Studios, Framingham

    December 6, 2014

    Fountain Street Studios Presents the Gift of Art

    Saturday (One Day Only), December 6, 2014 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA 01702
    The 21st...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON DECEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton, Newton

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

    HISTORIC NEWTON DECEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND
    Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both of the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington...more

    Jumbo: Marvel, Myth & Mascot

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

    September 11 - December 7, 2014

    The exhibition will be the first of its kind to narrate Jumbo's life story from star of the London Zoo to college mascot by means of original images (posters, couriers, photographs, etc.) and...more

    Boston Open Studios 2014

    Presented by Boston Open Studios Coalition and City of Boston

    June 7 - December 7, 2014

    Talk to and buy art directly from the artist, see demonstrations, listen to music, sample area restaurants and peruse off-the-beaten path retail shops in Boston's historic neighborhoods! ...more

    Manna: Masterworks from the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection

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

    September 11 - December 7, 2014

    The first exhibition in 13 years focusing on a curated selection of 47 of the finest works of painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and new media from the Tufts University Permanent Art...more

    CraftBoston Holiday

    Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts at Hynes Convention Center, Boston

    December 5 - December 7, 2014

    Comprised of 175 exhibitors, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s...more

    Christmas House Tour

    Presented by Catholic Charities Laboure Center at Catholic Charities Laboure Center, Boston

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

    The Labouré Center offers 9 programs and over 33 services. In the past year over 3, 500 people received assistance through programs focused on youth and families. Catholic Charities Greater...more

    Holidays at Highfield Hall

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall, Falmouth

    November 28 - December 7, 2014

    Top decorators and designers showcase their talents in the elegant rooms of Highfield Hall including a craft gallery, an international crèche collection, a tea shoppe, model train display,...more

    Holiday Celebration

    Presented by RISD Museum of Art at RISD Museum of Art, Providence

    December 7, 2014

    Kick off the holiday season with live music, carolers, refreshments, and a visit with Santa.


    Art and Craft - CAM Film Series

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum

    December 7, 2014

    When Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in US history, is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con. This documentary starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper,...more

    Cultural Survival Bazaar

    Presented by Cultural Survival

    December 5 - December 7, 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...more

    Music at the Museum at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Presented by Historic Newton

    December 7, 2014

    The Cavalier consort is a group dedicated to performing lesser known music for the viola da gamba from the era of the English Civil War and Interregnum. They will perform a program of music from...more

    Vernon St Studios 40th Anniversary Celebration

    Presented by Vernon Street Artist Studios

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

    Celebrating 40 years of creativity & art ......On December 6 & 7, Vernon Street Studios will host their annual open studios (which has become a much anticipated annual event).
    Over...more

    Cinephile Sundays: Monsieur Verdoux

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Collins Cinema, Wellesley College, Wellesley

    December 7, 2014

     CINÉPHILE SUNDAYS: 100 Years of Tramps

    The Cinéphile Sundays series offers exemplary films—five each semester—from all parts of the globe and all periods of...more

    Watercolors in Nature

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

    October 7 - December 9, 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

    National Theatre Live: JOHN

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    December 9, 2014

    DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards.

    The company’s...more

    Pondering Walden Discussion Series

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

    November 20 - December 11, 2014

    Consider Walden, revisited in connection with its natural and literary inspirations (Walden Pond and Henry David Thoreau's book Walden) during this in-depth discussion series...more

    Needle Felting for Puppets!

    Presented by Puppet Showplace Theater at Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline

    December 11, 2014

    Take the plunge and learn how to create a detailed puppet head in only 3 hours using wool, needles, and the amazing "felting" technique. See incredible examples of felted hand puppets...more

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