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    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

    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

    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! 


    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

    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

    Greatest Party On Earth

    Presented by Artists for Humanity at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter (AFH), Boston

    April 25 - April 26, 2015

    10th Anniversary Celebration!  A Dazzling Evening of Amazing Art and Design, Inspired Cuisine and Non-Stop Dancing!

    Savor elegant cuisine, fine wines and signature cocktails as you...more

    Mr. Olmsted's Birthday Celebration

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    April 26, 2015

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Olmsted!

    Each year the conservancy celebrates the anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, an American landscape architect, on April 26 by...more

    Love's Labour's Won - Screening

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to...more

    East Boston Open Studios

    Presented by East Boston Artists Group at Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston

    April 25 - April 26, 2015

    Come to Eastie and take a look at the art of more than 20 artists in their studios - all open to the public! 

    Visiting Masterpiece: Gustav Klimt’s Adam and Eve

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

    January 17 - April 27, 2015

    For the first time in its history, the MFA will exhibit a painting by Gustav Klimt—among the most important artists of the early 20th century.

    Adam and...more

    Naked Winger Installation

    Presented by Artists' Group of Charlestown at StoveFactory Studios, Boston

    April 18 - April 27, 2015

    Naked Winger is a multimedia installation (visual, sound, and heart beat sensor to control additional visuals). It describes the process of fighting against stress and illusions when a human steps...more

    Art in Bloom

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

    April 25 - April 27, 2015

    Once again, garden clubs and professional designers from across New England create floral arrangements inspired by the MFA’s works of art. Art in Bloom is open during...more


    Presented by Alpha Gallery

    April 23 - April 29, 2015

    Pierce has been a faculty member at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville since 2007. Prior to that she earned her BFA from the Art Institute of Boston, and her MFA from the University...more

    Hanging Nasturtiums

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    April 1 - April 30, 2015

    Cascades of blossoming nasturtium vines make their brief but dramatic appearance above the Courtyard, celebrating the arrival of spring at the Gardner Museum. (Nasturtium blooms last about three...more

    TypeCast: Twelve Quick Talks on Type

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

    April 30, 2015

    Join master of ceremonies Clif Stoltze of Stoltze Design and twelve of Boston’s finest creative minds for a fun, fast-paced Pecha Kucha–style event. Discover the typographic...more

    Photography Exhibition at the Lesley University Lunder Arts Center

    Presented by Lesley University College of Art and Design at Laconia Gallery, Boston

    April 23 - April 30, 2015

    Enjoy a dynamic exhibition featuring the work of 10 artist-scholars whose creations span a variety of light-dependent genres including film, installation, alternative processes, printmaking, cut...more

    Film Screening: Detropia

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

    May 1, 2015

    Explore the devastating effects that the collapse of Detroit’s automobile industry had on its residents and urban infrastructure. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady,...more

    Gallery Exhibition - Johanna Harmon: Exploring The Poetic Figure

    Presented by Newbury Fine Arts

    April 17 - May 1, 2015

    Please join us for the opening reception honoring OPA award-winning artist Johanna Harmon. The evening will feature a special artist's talk during the premiere unveiling of 25 new oils. Each...more

    Community Murals: Uncovering and Exploring Your Ecstatic Creativity

    Presented by Stephanie Saunders Art Gallery

    May 1, 2015

    For Art Week, Stephanie Saunders Art Gallery will be transformed into a dynamic community building creative adventure. We begin by discussing our art experience, positive and negative...more

    A Spectrum of Ideas

    Presented by Suffolk University

    May 1, 2015

    Embracing the broad spectrum of ideas and materials that defines contemporary art, the Senior Thesis show of Fine Arts students at the New England School of Art and Design/Suffolk University...more

    James Montford Silent Performance

    Presented by Boston Center for the Arts (BCA)

    May 1, 2015

    On Friday, May 1st, the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts presents “Silent Performance,” a powerful experiential art piece by artist James Montford during the...more

    The Raven’s Trail: A Walking Tour of Poe’s Boston

    Presented by ArtWeek Boston

    May 2, 2015

    The Raven’s Trail: A Walking Tour of Poe’s Boston: This 90-minute tour explores Poe’s connections to Boston, from his birth here in 1809 to his return as a young man in 1827...more

    Omni Parker House Literary Tour

    Presented by Boston Literary District at Omni Parker House, Boston

    May 2, 2015

    Where Did Charles Dickens practice his reading of A Christmas Carol before speaking in front of an American audience? Where did the Transcendentalists hang out on the last Saturday of every...more

    Flash Forward Party on the Greenway

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

    May 3, 2015

    Flash Forward returns to the Rose Kennedy Greenway during Artweek Boston. Join Mary Ann Camilleri, Director of the Flash Forward Festival, for a brief tour of the six shipping container...more

    2015 Flash Forward Festival

    Presented by The Magenta Foundation at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    April 24 - May 3, 2015

    Set within the Boston cityscape, the 10 day festival celebrates New England and international photography. Programming includes talks, nightly events, indoor exhibitions throughout Boston, and...more

    Louis Pasteur and the Evolution of Vaccine

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

    April 1 - May 4, 2015

    In recognition of World Immunization Week, The French Cultural Center is delighted to shed light on Louis Pasteur and the remarkable breakthroughs he made in the prevention and treatment of...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    ArtWeek Boston

    Presented by Citi Performing Arts Center

    May 1 - May 10, 2015

    ArtWeek is an award-winning, bi-annual, 10-day celebration of community creativity that features unexpected and creative experiences that are interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to...more

    Sonic Abroretum: Sculpture by Ian Schneller / Sound by Andrew Bird

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

    February 4 - May 10, 2015

    Sculptor/instrument-maker Ian Schneller and composer/violinist Andrew Bird share a fascination with sound and its interaction with the natural world.

    Since 2010, the duo has...more

    Scribbles to Novels

    Presented by Jumpstart

    May 11, 2015

     An annual gala to celebrate the written word while supporting children's literacy efforts.

    A Toast to the City of Boston: BYSO's Annual Spring Gala

    Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    May 11, 2015

    BYSO's annual Spring Gala is an event not to be missed!  As we grow and thrive in the city we've called home for 57 years, we will be taking the opportunity to toast to the...more

    The Cyclorama Show: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA, Boston

    Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at BCA Cyclorama, Boston

    May 11 - May 14, 2015

    The Master of Fine Arts program of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) and Tufts University celebrate the 2015 graduates with a large-scale exhibition May 11–14, 2015 at the...more

    Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Petit Ensemble Perform At Boston Children’s Museum

    Presented by Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) at Boston Children's Museum, Boston

    May 15, 2015

    The youngest and newest ensemble of Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) will perform classical favorites on the evening of Friday, May 15th at Boston Children’s Museum. BYSO’s...more

    Robert Richfield Time Travel : Travel Time

    Presented by Gallery Kayafas

    April 23 - May 16, 2015

    Richfield assembles his multi-panel photographic panoramas to stretch and warp space. In these images of railroad stations shot by a rotating camera, structures pivot, flatten, and bulge; the...more

    American Neoclassic Sculpture at the Boston Athenæum

    Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston

    February 26 - May 17, 2015

    The establishment of the Boston Athenæum in 1807 as a place for the advancement of American culture coincided with the rise of Neoclassicism as the aesthetic-of-choice, first in Europe and...more

    Aaron Norfolk: Cosmosomnia

    Presented by Sherman Gallery at Sherman Gallery at Boston University, Boston

    April 24 - May 17, 2015

    School of Visual Arts Lecturer and Painting Fellow Aaron Norfolk uses rendered figures, rich colors, linear edges, and faceted surfaces to create volumetric, frame-filling characters that engage...more

    Inspiration in the Face of Adversity

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

    May 17, 2015

    Inspired by the exhibition “In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3-11,” this afternoon program focuses on how humankind responds in remarkable ways in the face of adversity....more

    2015 SMFA Medal Award Gala Honoring John Baldessari

    Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    May 18, 2015

    The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s (SMFA) Medal is awarded annually to individuals who have made a significant and lasting impact on the art world. On May 18, SMFA will honor...more

    StereoType: New Directions in Typography

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

    November 13, 2014 - May 25, 2015

    StereoType is a groundbreaking exhibition that presents works by an array of 14 established and up-and-coming designers from the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, France, the United States, Israel,...more

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