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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


    Make Speak Comes to Fuller Craft Museum

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 19, 2015

    This is a free public lecture choreographed by the Commonwealth of Craft. Space for this event is limited to the first 100 registrants. Join the contemporary craft community for seven fast-paced...more

    PINS & NEEDLES: Needle Arts Guild Show

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

    April 4 - April 19, 2015

    Needle Arts artisans will display creations of handmade garments, tabletop pieces and decorative accessories and quilts.  The show will feature work created...more

    Hollywood Scriptures

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

    April 15 - April 19, 2015

    The Fifth Annual Hollywood Scriptures Film Series, a presentation of the Hollywood Scriptures Film Academy in collaboration with the MFA and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology,...more

    Lightbox Navigations: Cleanup by Kyle Parry

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 19, 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

    Out of the Past

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    April 20, 2015

    Robert Mitchum stars as a man trying to escape his private eye past. Having set up shop as gas station owner in a sleepy California town, Jeff Bailey thinks he’s eluded the gangsters he once...more

    Obento and Built Space: Japanese Boxed Lunch and Architecture

    Presented by Boston Architectural College

    February 17 - April 20, 2015

    Obento and Built Space: Japanese Boxed Lunch and Architecture examines the material and social culture of bento boxes and how they inspire architects and designers to...more

    Patriots Day at The Children's Museum in Easton

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton

    April 20, 2015

    The Children’s Museum in Easton will be open on Monday for April Vacation week! Join us for the start of Mini Maker Week where different Makers will be sharing their knowledge and talents...more

    Free Drop-in Family Day

    Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord

    April 20, 2015

    The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites families for an afternoon of arts during its April Free Drop-in Family Day on Monday, April 20. This month’s project is inspired by the Cherry...more

    "A Small Good Thing" Film Premiere and Screenings

    Presented by Mystic Artists

    April 18 - April 20, 2015

    How can we live in a better way? While the answer is different for every individual, there are common threads amongst “happy people.” Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner...more

    Lightbox Navigations: KCR by Ivan Sigal

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 20, 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...more

    Birds of Prey and Native American Artifacts

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    April 21, 2015

    Explore the strong connection between raptors and Native Peoples during this exciting program presented by WINGMASTERS combing live birds of prey with authentic Native American artifacts....more

    Better Photography with Ronald Zincone

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 21, 2015

    This course will introduce to you and teach you the techniques of creating better photographs. You will be taught the do’s and don’ts, tricks and tips and the how, what, when and why?...more

    April Vacation - Poetry and Painting

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 21, 2015

    Explore the poetry and painting of Roger Martin in the special exhibition Bill of Lading, then create a personalized poem and painting inspired by nature.

     


    Make Music and Art with the Children’s Museum in Easton

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton

    April 21, 2015

    Where can you make music and art this April vacation week? Funny you should ask! It just so happens that the Children’s Museum in Easton will be filled with music, art and laughter this...more

    Lightbox Navigations: The Small Fiction Collider by James Yamada

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 21, 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...more

    The Concord Film Project Presents: Habemus Papam (We Have a Pope)

    Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord

    April 21, 2015

    The Umbrella Community Arts Center and The Concord Film Project will welcome audiences on April 21 for a screening of Habemus Papam (We Have a Pope). In this film directed by Nanni Moretti,...more

    Illustration I Senior Thesis Show Reception

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

    April 22, 2015

    This senior thesis show features the work of Anthony Milani, Elliott Grinnell, Emily Weigert, Hannah Connolly, Jennifer East, Kaleena Anselm, Krista Erickson, Lisa Martinez, and...more

    “Asi Es Como Yo Lo Veo" Senior Thesis Show Reception At Porter Mill II

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

    April 22, 2015

    Montserrat College of Art's seniors are holding a series of weekly group exhibitions to see this cutting-edge work and talk to the students. ...more

    Inside the Box: Massachusetts State House Time Capsule Revealed

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

    March 11 - April 22, 2015

    A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the contents of the Massachusetts State House time capsule before it is reburied.

    On January 6, 2015, former Governor Deval Patrick; Secretary...more

    Sting! XX: Animal Instinct... An Evening of Art, Music and Performance

    Presented by The Beehive at The Beehive, Boston

    April 22, 2015

    The Beehive's co-owner and resident curator Jennifer Epstein and special guest curator Kate Gilbert are pleased to present the 20th installment in The Beehive's continuing art series...more

    April Vacation - Nature Printing

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 22, 2015

    Celebrate Earth Day!

    Explore the landscapes and seascapes in the galleries, then create prints using natural elements including flowers, leaves, and...more

    Wednesday of April Vacation Week

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton

    April 22, 2015

    Looking for some fun and unique activities to do with your children during April Vacation week? Join The Children’s Museum in Easton on Wednesday, April 22nd for a fun-filled day of...more

    Lightbox Navigations: Ming Tu

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 22, 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...more

    [SENSE]ation Day • Free Family Afternoon at Fuller Craft

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 23, 2015

    Come to Fuller Craft Museum for an afternoon filled with hands-on activities, craft demos, new exhibitions, and fun! Free admission from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Save the date for an exciting...more

    Boston Turkish Film Festival: The Water Diviner

    Presented by Boston Turkish Film Festival at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    April 23, 2015

    The Water Diviner by Russell Crowe (2015, 111 min.). Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, The Water Diviner is an epic and inspiring tale of one man’s life-changing...more

    Contemporary Artist's Eye: April Vacation Week

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    April 21 - April 23, 2015

    Kids can explore contemporary art in galleries, then design your own picture-and-word quilt or collage using mixed materials in the Bank of America Art Lab. On April 22, meet Boston artist Ekua...more

    April Vacation - Fish Printing

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 23, 2015

    Learn more about the various types of fish native to Cape Ann and create a fish print using paint and paper.


    April Vacation Art Making Workshop with Basil el Hawagy

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

    April 23, 2015

    In this workshop Basil will show participants how to turn images, either digital or printed, into toner-transfer prints, that have a beautiful hand printed quality...more

    Midday Organ Recital: Thomas Sheehan

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 23, 2015

    Join us for a Midday Organ Recital at Adolphus Busch Hall, featuring Thomas Sheehan, the assistant university organist and choirmaster at the...more

    Lightbox Navigations: Chris Molinski

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 23, 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...more

    Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

    Presented by Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

      Come bring your art, spirit and creativity to new levels at our relaxed art workshop retreats with kind, generous, accomplished Internationally-Acclaimed artist instructors whom have...more

    Lara Henderson's Public Artist Talk

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

    April 24, 2015

    Please join Lara Henderson for a Public Artist Talk on Friday. Lara Henderson is a Providence-based artist and educator whose love for constructing books is fueled by a diverse background of...more

    April School Vacation Week Workshops: Grades K-8

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

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Creativity at play! Explore a fun artistic landscape this spring in playful vacation week workshops! Children will learn to look closely at and find creative inspiration in their own...more

    April School Vacation Week Workshops: Grades 9-12

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

    April 22 - April 24, 2015

    Special one-day drawing or collage workshops just for teens in grades 9-12. See website for course descriptions. Morning and afternoon classes available. Advance registration required.


    Spend a WILD April school vacation week at Franklin Park Zoo!

    Presented by Franklin Park Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Looking to get your family’s spring off to a great start? Throughout April school vacation week, connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring...more

    5th Annual Arlington International Film Festival

    Presented by Arlington International Film Festival and 13FOREST Gallery at Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge

    April 24, 2015

    The Arlington International Film Festival in partnership with Arlington Community Media Inc. (ACMi) invites you to share an intimate evening of film and discussion. We will premiere the...more

    APRIL Vacation Week Art Adventures: GREEN WEEK!

    Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Welcome SPRING and join us in celebrating and exploring – earth-friendly recycled materials art making. Transform plastic parts, newspaper, cardboard, scrap fabrics, and recycled ceramics...more

    April Vacation Programs at the Paul Revere House

    Presented by Paul Revere Memorial Association at Paul Revere House, Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    This fun week will include varity of activities to learn about what really happened to Paul Revere's ride! There will be storytelling, museum visits, and colonial games! 

    Tuesday...more

    April Vacation Week Activities

    Presented by Old State House

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Spring is a wonderful time to get out of the house and explore the revolutionary history of Boston at the Old State House. Drop-in during school vacation week for our hands-on historical...more

    Art for April Vacation

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

    April 22 - April 24, 2015

    Spring has sprung! Let’s explore the Sculpture Park after the long winter by looking for signs of spring, discovering more about familiar sights and sounds of the Park, and creating...more

    April Vacation - Foam Printing

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 24, 2015

    Explore the Folly Cove Designers Gallery and learn more about Virginia Lee Burton, then head to the Activities Center to create a unique stamp using foam shapes.


    Up-Close Seminar: Bauhaus Facture? Marks of Making across Media

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 24, 2015

    A champion of mass and “immaterial” media like photography and film, Bauhaus master László Moholy-Nagy also trained his students to perceive texture and facture, or the...more

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

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 24, 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...more

    Opening Reception for Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    April 24, 2015

    Celebrate the opening of this major exhibition with Addison staff while enjoying a glass of wine and a bite to eat. Free and open to the public.


    Instruments for Change Presents: Charity Water

    Presented by Berklee College of Music

    April 24, 2015

    Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink -- even the water in our toilets is clean!

    But many people around the world don’t have...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

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