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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


    Free Wednesday Program Open House for Seniors

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    September 17, 2014

    Senior adults are invited to attend a free sampling of the Jewish Community Center’s Wednesday Program at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on...more

    The Concord Film Project Presents: Monsieur Lazhar

    Presented by Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

    September 17, 2014

    The Concord Film project returns to The Umbrella Community Arts Center this fall, beginning September 17 with a screening of Monsieur Lazhar, directed by Philippe Falardeau. At a Montreal...more

    Anthony Palocci Jr. Artist Talk

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    September 17, 2014

     Montserrat alumnus Anthony Palocci Jr. (‘09) paints visceral portraits of ordinary, often overlooked objects from the home, studio and streets. Fans, fridges and keypads appear emotive...more

    Franklin Evans & Anthony Palocci Jr Opening Reception

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    September 17, 2014

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

    The U.S. Navy in the War of 1812

    Presented by USS Constitution Museum at USS Constitution Museum

    September 17, 2014

    Author and historian George Daughaum (1812: The Navy's War) will discuss the U.S. Navy's superb performance during the War of 1812, which forced Great Britain, and indeed all of...more

    Opening Reception for The Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul

    Presented by Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery. College of the Holy Cross at Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross

    September 18, 2014

    Please join us for the opening reception for The Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul. The exhibition is an exploration of an important form of Italian installation...more

    Opening Reception for Reconfiguring Abstraction

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

    August 7 - September 18, 2014

    Please join us for the opening reception of "Reconfiguring Abstraction" at the Fort Point Arts Community Gallery on August 21, 5-7pm. Show is on view through September...more

    HISTORY BOOK CLUB AT THE JACKSON HOMESTEAD AND MUSEUM

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    September 18, 2014

    Join the book club in discussing Battle Cry of Freedom, by James M. McPherson. This Pulitzer-Prize-winning work is a fast-paced narrative that integrates the political, social, and military...more

    Sounds of Freedom: HiFadility Performs 'Jazz for Peace Love and Prosperity'

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    September 18, 2014

    Boston's Next Hot Music Producer Competition winner, HiFadility is honored to introduce audiences to a new musical experience through the Museum of African American History's MAAH Music...more

    Canon PIXMA PRO City Senses Gallery

    Presented by Canon PIXMA PRO at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter (AFH)

    September 18, 2014

    Canon invites you to PIXMA PRO City Senses. The gallery offers an interactive experience for all five senses while viewing photography from local photographers, Josh Andrus, Scott Nobles and actor...more

    The Future of the Book A Harvard Library Strategic Conversation

    Presented by Harvard Library

    September 19, 2014

    Book history continues to be a thriving area of scholarship, engaging librarians and academics from across the disciplines, including business, history, classics, art and design and, more...more

    Cinematheque: "The 78 Project" Movie Screening with filmmakers Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Wright

    Presented by Boston University College of Communication at Boston University's College of Communications, Com 101

    September 19, 2014

    Boston University's Film and Television Department’s Cinemathèque is a series of meetings and conversations with filmmakers/televison-makers and free screenings of important,...more

    Talk Like a Pirate Day Tours

    Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

    September 19, 2014

    Come celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day at Gore Place. What is Talk Like a Pirate Day? This parodic holiday was created in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers, of Albany, Oregon, who proclaimed...more

    The Anonymous People: Film Screening in Lynn, Massachusetts

    Presented by Frames Debate Project

    September 19, 2014

    The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addition to alcohol and other drugs. Deeply...more

    HarborArts Festival 2014

    Presented by HarborArts

    September 20, 2014

    East Your Art Out!

    HarborArts Festival 2014 is the fourth annual anniversary celebration of the HarborArts Shipyard Gallery. The tradition...more

    FirstWorks Urban Carnevale, Co-presented with the City of Providence

    Presented by FirstWorks

    September 20, 2014

    A public celebration of music, spectacle, and food in the heart of Providence with FirstWorks artists from around the globe-and here in Rhode Island.  From the dizzying spectacle of...more

    Artist Talk with Stephanie Young

    Presented by Vessels Gallery

    September 20, 2014

    Come engage with City Works Boston Architecture in Porcelain artist Stephanie Young during the South end open Studios. Converse and learn about Young's techniique, process and inspriation for...more

    Smörgåsbord Nordic Food Festival

    Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

    September 20, 2014

    Local chefs go Nordic! Drawing upon influences from traditional and “new Nordic” cuisine, local chefs will try their hand at Nordic cooking, and you’ll be the judge! Join us for...more

    Magic Without Tricks

    Presented by The Nave Gallery

    August 27 - September 20, 2014

    Artists, consciously or unconsciously, dabble in magic. They borrow signs and symbols, and plant symbolic language, like seeds, into our hearts and minds to offer us new perceptions, and how this...more

    Jazz in the Yard

    Presented by Historic Newton at Jackson Homestead

    September 20, 2014

    Back for the fifth year! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a swinging afternoon of great jazz outdoors behind the Jackson Homestead in our natural "amphitheater" featuring flautist...more

    Anthony Palocci Jr.'s Art Exhibit

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    August 23 - September 20, 2014

    Montserrat alumnus Anthony Palocci Jr. (‘09) paints visceral portraits of ordinary, often overlooked objects from the home, studio and streets. Fans, fridges and keypads appear emotive due...more

    Celebrate our Waters en Plein Air

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    September 20, 2014

    Celebrate our Waters showcases our precious bays, ponds, lakes, marshes, creeks and beaches. Event include guided walks, bike rides, talks, tours, kayak trips, cat boat sailing, aquaculture...more

    Dance at the Cinema: BALANCHINE/MILLEPIED (Ballet)

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    September 21, 2014

    From the Paris Opera Ballet. This encounter between two great French composers and two choreographers from the New York City Ballet, its founder George Balanchine and former student Benjamin...more

    The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

    September 19 - September 21, 2014

    For the first time in almost 50 years, Royal Shakespeare Company is performing the entirety of Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy, Two Gentleman of Verona. Valentine and Proteus are...more

    stART on the Street: Fall Edition

    Presented by stART on the Street

    September 21, 2014

    stART on the Street continues with more then 250 arts and crafts vendors, stage and street performers, food trucks and restaurants (vegan and vegetarian options will be available),...more

    Boston's Hub On Wheels afteparty and Music Festival

    Presented by Wonkka Productions at City Hall Plaza

    September 21, 2014

    Directly following Boston's Hub on Wheels ride where 10,000 cyclists converge on the city for a morning ride there will be a free party/music festival at Boston's City Hall Plaza with live...more

    South End Open Studios

    Presented by United South End Artists

    September 20 - September 21, 2014

    United South End Artists presents the 28th annual South End Open Studios, Boston’s premier open studios event Saturday & Sunday September 20 & 21. A back-stage pass that...more

    "The Sturgeon Queens" Film Screening at the Yiddish Book Center

    Presented by Yiddish Book Center

    September 21, 2014

    Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family create Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives. Produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of...more

    Spirit Awards Benefit

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    September 21, 2014

    The image of a starving artist toiling alone in a garret is ingrained into our American schema of the visual arts, but the Spirit Awards shatter the idea that artists are hermits and that...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

    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

    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

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