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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


    Art of the Cocktail

    Presented by Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) at Mills Gallery at the BCA, Boston

    May 4, 2015

    The Boston Center for the Arts and food and cocktail blogger Dr. Markeya Williams host an evening where the creativity of cocktails and visual art collide...more

    Bill Plympton in Person Opening Night! CHEATIN'

    Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

    May 1 - May 4, 2015

    Bill Plympton in Person Opening Night!

    (2013) dir Bill Plympton [76 min; TBA]

    In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long...more

    Fritz Lang's CLASH BY NIGHT

    Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

    May 4, 2015

    Film Writer Jake Mulligan Leads Tonight’s Discussion

    Screening followed by audience discussion. This event is free and open to the public.

    (1952) dir Fritz Lang, w/Barbara...more

    Music in Motion Performance and Talk Back

    Presented by Juventas New Music Ensemble

    May 5, 2015

    Experience an unforgettable evening of music and visual theater as Juventas New Music Ensemble joins withPuppet Showplace Theater on a journey through 100 years of modern...more

    Materials Lab Red Pigment Workshop

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    May 5, 2015

    Explore red pigments in this hands-on workshop, led by the museums’ research curator for conservation and technical studies, Francesca Bewer. Inspired by the special exhibition Mark...more

    David Kelley: Art Making!

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall, Falmouth

    April 1 - May 6, 2015

    Artist Reception: Sunday, April 12, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm 


    Think, Don't Think: John Cira Mixed Media Works

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall, Falmouth

    April 1 - May 6, 2015

    Senior Thesis Show Reception @ Zeitgeist

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

    May 6, 2015

    This senior thesis show features the work of Taylor Kurmis and Kaitlyn Wiles.

    Each small group theme show included the...more

    Fine Art Senior Thesis Show Reception @ 301 (4)

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

    May 6, 2015

    This senior thesis show features the work of Robert Manson, Daniel Stone, Nygel Jones, Sarah Arnold, Nur Ozkaynak, Sarah Graziano, and Katherine...more

    Previewing Revue

    Presented by Urbanity Dance

    May 6, 2015

    Preview Revue at a closed rehearsal and Q&A with Urbanity Dance! Meet the company, watch the creation process and see what no one else will until June. This event is free, but pre-registration...more

    Comedy Variety Night

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    May 6, 2015

    Please join us for an evening of PG-14 comedy, music, magic and more!

    Our monthly show is produced by Sharon Ellen Burtman and hosted by Joey Friedman, the only dyslexic MIT graduate...more

    Where’s the Art? exploring the spectrum of public art practices

    Presented by Now and There

    May 6, 2015

    Where’s the Art? brings together artists, architects and placemakers who’ll give examples of their work and discuss the spectrum of practices in public art…and the gaps in...more

    "John Brown Song!" An Artist's Talk by Laylah Ali

    Presented by Harvard University Black History/Art History Lecture & Performance Series at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge

    May 6, 2015

    As the final event in Harvard University's Black History/Art History Lecture and Performance Series, contemporary artist Laylah Ali will discuss John Brown...more

    What the Sketch?

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

    May 6, 2015

    This Pictionary-style tournament offers a night of friendly competition to benefit youth programs of the BSA Foundation. Four of Boston’s leading architects will draw buildings, while teams...more

    JewishFilm.2015 Festival: Forbidden Films: The Hidden Legacy of Nazi Film

    Presented by The National Center for Jewish Film at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    May 6, 2015

    Forbidden Films: The Hidden Legacy of Nazi Film (Verbotene Film) by Felix Moeller (Germany, 2014, 94 min.). Between 1933 and 1945, Germany’s Third Reich produced more than...more

    TickleJuice CD Release Party

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 7, 2015

    Certainly, TickleJuice recalls the music of Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, George Adams, and the whole pantheon of Improvisers of American Music of the 20th century, but...more

    Downtown Lowell First Thursdays

    Presented by Cultural Organization of Lowell at Downtown Lowell, Lowell

    May 7, 2015

    Downtown Lowell First Thursdays - Your invitation to fun, art, museums and music in lively Lowell!  On the first Thursday of every month, visit our galleries, museums, businesses and...more

    SASU Creative Madness from IDEO Boston

    Presented by IDEO

    May 7, 2015

    SASU is an event that provides a fun, safe place where everyone can let their imaginations go a little crazy. Participants will be issued what may sound like an absurd little design challenge,...more

    In Pursuit of the Old Masters: American Artists and the Grand Tour

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    May 7, 2015

    In Pursuit of the Old Masters: American Artists and the Grand Tour with Kelley Tialiou, Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Assistant | Librarian | Archivist is part one of our three-part spring lecture...more

    Exhibition: Sommar Solace

    Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

    May 7, 2015

    Presented as an official event of Newton’s Festival of the Arts, artist Anna Kristina Goransson and musician Maria Finkelmeier collaborate to create an interactive multimedia installation...more

    Fort Point Spring Public Art Tour

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community

    May 7, 2015

    Three pieces of temporary public art are installed in Fort Point for our Spring Public Art series. Please join us for a free walking tour to see the pieces and hear from the...more

    Love Shirley Temple

    Presented by The Wenham Museum at The Wenham Museum, Wenham

    May 7, 2015

    Celebrate America’s Darling at an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the movie costumes, dolls, and childhood memorabilia from the personal archives of iconic actress, Shirley Temple....more

    Ampersand Concert Series

    Presented by MIT List Visual Arts Center at MIT Bartos Theater, ground floor Bldg E15, Cambridge

    May 7, 2015

    Ampersand is the collaborative concert series presented by WMBR & MIT List Visual Arts Center that showcases live contemporary music and art experiments. Explore sound design and the...more

    Citizen Kane

    Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

    May 6 - May 7, 2015

    (1941) dir Orson Welles w/Welles, Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingmore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Erskine Sanford, Everett Sloane [119 min;...more

    First Thursdays at The Umbrella

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

    May 7, 2015

    The Umbrella Community Arts Center invites visitors to explore artist’s studios and preview its annual Artrageous auction during the May installment of First Thursdays.

    The...more

    JewishFilm.2015: A la Vie (To Life)

    Presented by The National Center for Jewish Film at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    May 7, 2015

    À la Vie (To Life) by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann (France, 2014, 104 min.). Veteran French director Jean-Jacques Zilbermann (He’s My Girl, Man is a Woman, Not...more

    AcousticaElectronica

    Presented by Oberon and toUch performance art

    November 15, 2013 - May 8, 2015

    Presented by Touch Performance Art and OBERON, AcousticaElectronica is a mind-blowing event that blends elements of electronic and classical music, dance, circus arts and...more

    Free May Second Friday

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

    May 8, 2015

    4–6 PM Hands-on!  Art making for all ages, inspired by works on view. Dance/Draw: using Smith College dancers as live models, practice drawing fromobservation, inspired by...more

    Freshly woven, not your typical runway scene

    Presented by Midway Channel Gallery

    May 8, 2015

    Midway Channel Gallery presents off the woven path, an exhibition of artists weaving materials to tell stories. Watch the exhibition come alive in freshly woven, not your typical runway...more

    #ArtBar!

    Presented by Arts Connect International

    May 8, 2015

    #ArtBar! Bringing community together for laughter and libations through art. Join us at the Open Door Gallery for a early evening/ post-work event full of art making, socializing, laughter and...more

    Lexicon Gallery presents ArtLifting

    Presented by Lexicon Gallery

    May 8, 2015

    Please join us in welcoming Artlifting to Cape Ann for a celebration of powerful artwork by talented homeless and disabled artists. A selection of originals will be for show and sale at Lexicon...more

    JewishFilm.2015 Festival: Dancing Arabs

    Presented by The National Center for Jewish Film at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    May 8, 2015

    Dancing Arabs (Aravim Rokdim) by Eran Riklis (Israel, 2014, 105 min.). First love, school bullies, British New Wave … and SCUD missiles. This bittersweet drama set in the late...more

    Art BINGO

    Presented by The Art Connection at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston

    May 9, 2015

    Get ready to fall in love with artwork worth testing your luck for! Join The Art Connection for our fourth annual signature Art BINGO event, part of ArtWeek Boston. Don your lucky Bingo hat and...more

    Watch City Steampunk Festival

    Presented by Downtown Waltham Partnership

    May 9, 2015

    A festival to celebrate all things Steampunk! Steampunk is a literary, artistic, and lifestyle movement melding elements of Victorian-era history and fashion with retro-futuristic...more

    In Conversation

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    May 9, 2015

    Join us for a disscussion between Excavations artists, August Ventimiglia and Ken Landauer.


    Excavations

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    March 22 - May 9, 2015

    This exhibitions investigates the relationship between artwork, geology, landscape and time. The six featured artists engage in excavation either formally, by...more

    A Ceramic Spectrum

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    March 22 - May 9, 2015

    The New Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of A Ceramic Spectrum, an examination of three emerging ceramic artists who represent a promiscuous...more

    50 Shades of Blue: Indigo dyeing and Shibori with Katie Buchanan

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 9, 2015

    The practice of dyeing with indigo is an incredibly rich cultural tradition, with each region of the world having its own unique dyeing approach to the dyeing process. Indigo has been used for...more

    Birding at Fruitlands

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    May 9, 2015

    Join us on the Fruitlands landscape as we look for local residents and early nesters including Kingbirds, Baltimore Orioles and a variety of warblers. This guided birding walk covers about two...more

    Opening Reception: Art in Nature

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    May 9, 2015

    Come to the hillsides and meadows at Fruitlands and see the remarkable interplay between contemporary sculptures and nature during the opening reception and guided walk of our special outdoor...more

    Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    May 9, 2015

    A celebration of the visual & performing arts of the Gloucester Public School District sponsored by the Gloucester Education Foundation. For a schedule of events visit Gloucester...more

    Historic Middle Street Walking Tour

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    May 9, 2015

    Discover Gloucester's historic Middle Street—an ever-evolving neighborhood packed with four centuries of social, economic, and architectural history.

    Did you know that a...more

    NEW BLUE Makers Market

    Presented by Out of the Blue Art Gallery

    May 9, 2015

    Join us for our 3rd monthly Makers Market and Cambridge Open Studios! All items for sale are unique and handmade by the artists. 
    Live music and a kids art project at each...more

    Mother's Day Canvas Painting Party

    Presented by The Arsenal Project

    May 9, 2015

    Create a Mother's Day gift at our Canvas Painting Party!

    Indigo Fire Studio will guide children through step by step instruction. Each child will create a free 12 x 12...more

    Collection 2015 Student Fashion Show

    Presented by School of Fashion Design at Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston

    May 9, 2015

    The School of Fashion Design proudly presents the very best of our students’ work at Collection 2015 – our annual graduation fashion show. 

    Ranked among the top fashion...more

    The Art of Craft

    Presented by Fayerweather Street School

    May 9, 2015

    The Art of Craft is an open artisan market held in Cambridge over Mother’s Day weekend. This celebration of local artisans and community members includes music, children’s...more

    MassArt Made 2015 Spring Sale

    Presented by MassArt

    May 3 - May 9, 2015

    The highly anticipated MassArt Made Spring Sale 2015 is a not-to-miss event. Every year MassArt students, faculty and alumni present unique, quality,...more

    JewishFilm.2015 Festival: The Art Dealer

    Presented by The National Center for Jewish Film at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    May 9, 2015

    The Art Dealer (L’Antiquaire) by Francois Margolin (France, 2014, 95 min.).

    A stylish Parisian thriller set in the murky world of Nazi-looted art. A young journalist,...more

    Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Selections from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

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

    November 15, 2014 - May 10, 2015

    For decades, MFA visitors who read the small print have been familiar with the names of Jean and Fred Sharf. “Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf” has appeared at the bottom of...more

    When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South

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

    February 4 - May 10, 2015

    When the Stars Begin to Fall brings together 35 artists of different generations and working in different mediums who share an interest in the American South as both a real and fabled place....more

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