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    Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty

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

    April 15 - June 14, 2015

    In an intimate exhibition featuring master drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, the star is a study of an angel that the art historian Sir Kenneth Clark called “the most beautiful…in the world.”

    Leonardo da Vinci’s accomplishments in art and science find their common ground in his drawings, into which he poured the full fervor of his intelligence and creative ...more


    Film Night, Richard Kaufman, conductor

    Presented by Boston Pops and Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, Boston

    May 22 - May 23, 2015

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    Boston International Children's Film Festival: Kids Flix Mix

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

    May 17 - May 23, 2015

    Featuring audience favorite and award-winning films from the 2015 New York festival, the Kid Flix Mix short film program is perfect for the youngest audiences looking for engaging, funny, and...more

    Boston International Children's Film Festival: Moomins on the Riviera

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

    May 16 - May 23, 2015

    Moomins on the Riviera (Muumit Rivieralla) by Xavier Picard (Finland/France, 2014, 80 min.). Sixty years ago, when Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson launched the Moomin comic...more

    Sharon Lacey Vae. Vae. Vae.

    Presented by Artists' Group of Charlestown at Stove Factory Building, Boston

    May 15 - May 24, 2015

    Recent oil paintings by Somerville-based artist Sharon Lacey will be on view at the Stove Factory Gallery from May 15-24. Lacey’s imagery is invented, yet informed by art history. The featured...more

    Boston Calling Music Festival

    Presented by Boston Calling at City Hall Plaza, Boston

    May 22 - May 24, 2015

    Beck, My Morning Jacket, the Pixies and Tenacious D are just the tip of the iceberg of what this year's Boston Calling Music Festival has to offer. The three-day spectacle's lineup at Boston City...more

    Boston International Children's Film Festival: Party Mix

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

    May 17 - May 24, 2015

    Featuring audience favorite and award-winning films from the 2015 New York festival, the Party Mix short film program is perfect for older kids looking for engaging, funny, and dynamic...more

    Boston International Children's Film Festival: Mune

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

    May 16 - May 24, 2015

    Mune by Alexandre Heboyan and Benoît Pillippon (France, 2014, 83 min.). Plunge into a world of wonder, magic, and mythology in this sumptuously animated CGI adventure about a land...more

    Boston International Children's Film Festival: Wolfy, the Incredible Secret

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

    May 23 - May 24, 2015

    Wolfy, the Incredible Secret by Gregoire Solotareff and Eric Omond (France/Belgium, 2013, 80 min.). Though they’re from opposite ends of the food chain, Wolfy and Tom (a wolf and...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

    The Invented Landscape

    Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston

    February 21 - May 29, 2015

    Just as the Arnold Arboretum is an invented landscape, so are the paintings in this exhibition. While every work of art is an invention, Nancy Sableski takes this concept a step further by...more

    Made by Hand: an exhibit of extraordinary craftsmanship

    Presented by North Bennet Street School

    May 18 - May 29, 2015

     See dozens of hand-made objects by graduates and alumni of North Bennet Street School – elegant furniture and cabinetry, hand-made musical instruments, one-of-a-kind jewelry, ornate...more

    Guided Tours for Historic Preservation Month

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    May 3 - May 31, 2015

    Guided Tours of The Emerald Necklace for Historic Preservation Month:

    Walking Tour: A Walk with Mr. Olmsted through the Historic Back Bay Fens

    Sunday, May...more

    Pentalum

    Presented by The Lawn on D

    May 28 - May 31, 2015

    There is nothing like Pentalum. This massive inflatable is a spectacular mind-bending world that must be explored to be believed. Unlike anything we’ve seen before Pentalum is one-part...more

    SMFA at Erbaluce: Mostra II

    Presented by School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    April 1 - June 1, 2015

    This year, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) is partnering with Boston restaurant Erbaluce for a series of exhibitions of student artwork. The series, curated by senior Will Ferguson,...more

    Intro to Welding

    Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts, Boston

    March 30 - June 3, 2015

    Do you have an idea that you would like to see done in metal but you don't know how? Stonybrook Fine Arts is offering a six and eight session introductory courses in welding this winter....more

    Winter Sleep

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

    May 27 - June 3, 2015

    Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2014, 196 min.). 

    Don’t miss the Boston premiere from one of the most admired directors in international cinema. Shot with his...more

    MFA Summer Party

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

    June 6, 2015

    The Summer Party is the premiere kick-off to summer for young and stylish Bostonians. A social calendar highlight for over ten years, this annual event raises vital operating support for the...more

    Widening the Cycle: A Menstrual Cycle & Reproductive Justice Art Show

    Presented by Society for Menstrual Cycle Research + Center for Women's Health & Human Rights

    June 4 - June 6, 2015

    Widening the Cycle is a social justice art show that threads together global voices to raise consciousness about menstruation and reproductive justice through feminist art....more

    Inspire Arts & Music 2nd Annual Concert in the Park

    Presented by Inspire Arts & Music

    June 11, 2015

    Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) is pleased to be hosting our 2nd Annual Concert in the Park event at the Norman B. Leventhal Park in the heart of Boston’s Financial District....more

    Over There! Posters from World War I

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

    July 26, 2014 - June 14, 2015

    Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, this exhibition features fifty wartime posters from the United States and Europe—including select examples from Britain,...more

    Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

    Presented by Boston Dragon Boat Festival

    June 14, 2015

    ome celebrate the 36th Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, June 14, 2015, from 12pm-5pm. Spectators will be able to watch brightly colored Hong Kong style dragon boats, piloted...more

    Restoring a Legacy: Rothschild Family Treasures

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

    March 2 - June 21, 2015

    This exhibition celebrates recent gifts to the MFA that tell a story of a great European collection, which was looted during the Nazi era and ultimately restored to its rightful owners. The...more

    In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11

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

    April 5 - July 12, 2015

    The Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, and an enormous wave of water swept through towns in the T?hoku (Northeast) region, destroying virtually everything in its path and...more

    Court Ladies or Pin-Up Girls? Chinese Paintings from the MFA, Boston

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

    December 20, 2014 - July 19, 2015

    Across all cultures, physical allure has been a central focus of depicting women in art. In China, the rich visual cultures of the region have produced many different images of women in accordance...more

    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...more

    Springboard 5 exhibit

    Presented by Suffolk University

    June 21, 2013 - August 12, 2015

    This annual juried show of senior thesis work from the Fine Arts program of the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University features a wide variety of media and ideas and reflects...more

    Big Picture Art House Summer Workshops

    Presented by Big Picture Art House

    July 6 - August 14, 2015

    Big Picture photo and movie making workshops for 6th-10th graders are now open.  Big Picture offers a "boutique" learning experience for no more than 7 students per class.  It...more

    Drawing Workshop

    Presented by Northeastern University

    May 26 - August 25, 2015

    Drawing workshops are based on observational drawing rules through which students basically will learn how to render a two dimensional drawing based on three dimensional models, to find their own...more

    Harborwalk Sounds

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

    July 9 - August 27, 2015

    Now in its ninth year, Harborwalk Sounds has become one of the ICA's most beloved offerings. With stand-out talent from Boston's Berklee School of Music, set against gorgeous harbor views on the...more

    Free Fun Fridays

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    June 26 - August 28, 2015

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    Secret Flower Sculptures: Jean-Michel Othoniel

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

    March 12 - September 7, 2015

    Jean-Michel Othoniel, a 2011 Artist-in-Residence at the Gardner, returns with an exhibition of new work conceptualized during his residency. Known internationally for monumental sculptures of...more

    Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

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

    January 17 - September 13, 2015

    Gordon Parks, one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time, is the subject of this exhibition of groundbreaking photographs of Fort Scott, Kansas—focusing on the realities...more

    Gonzalo Fuenmayor: Tropical Mythologies

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

    April 18 - September 13, 2015

    Fuenmayor’s Colombian heritage and Latino identity collide in works that address Latin America’s colonial past and its legacy. With an elegant flourish, he collages familiar symbols of...more

    23rd Annual Cambridge Carnival

    Presented by Cambridge Carnival International at Kendall Square, Boston

    September 13, 2015

    Cambridge's largest festival is held next to MIT and includes ethnic foods, 4 live music zones, a Kidsfest, and Health Fete, which promotes healthy lifestyles for residents and visitors. Cambridge...more

    Circles VI: Connections

    Presented by Unyted Stylz Productions at Boston University Dance Theater, Boston

    September 19, 2015

    Come see Unyted Stylz Productions' annual variety show featuring some of Boston's best talent including US Crew, StreetHYpE, Contemporarily Out of Order and for the very first time, Unyted...more

    Untitled, Janet Echelman at the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    May 3 - October 11, 2015

    The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has brought to Boston a monumental sculpture, Untitled, from internationally renowned local artist, Janet Echelman. This incredible...more

    South End Open Market at SoWa

    Presented by NE Open Markets. LLC at Sowa Open Market, Boston

    May 3 - October 25, 2015

    Every week, 15 to 20 food trucks serve up a variety of mobile cuisines, ranging from grilled cheese sandwiches to brick oven pizza to organic, healthy eats. The Farmers Market is located...more

    Literary Landscapes

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    February 1 - October 31, 2015

    Maps of imaginary places have accompanied literature for centuries. Visualizing the fanciful worlds described in works of fiction sets the stage for events taking place in a story, and often...more

    SoWa First Friday Open Studios 2015

    Presented by SOWA Artists Guild at SOWA Artists Guild, Boston

    April 3 - November 6, 2015

    The first Friday of every month, over 60 artists open to the public.

    First Fridays are an integral part of the SOWA Artists Guild mission. The aim is to give visitors access to the artists...more

    Herb Ritts

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

    March 14 - November 8, 2015

    Herb Ritts (1952–2002) was a leading American fashion photographer of the 1980s and 1990s, known for his beautifully printed, formally bold, and sensual black-and-white images of supermodels...more

    MFA First Fridays

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

    September 6, 2014 - December 4, 2015

    MFA First Fridays: Enjoy a seasonal cocktail and music with friends!

    MFA First Fridays is on the first Friday of each month from 6:00–9:30 pm. Join us for fine art, music, cash bars...more

    Freedom Rising: Reading, Writing and Publishing Black Books

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus, Boston

    January 1 - December 26, 2015

    Museum of African American History's exhibition Reading, Writing and Publishing Black Books  examine historical and cultural implications of forbidding...more

    Freedom 7 Mercury Space Capsule

    Presented by John F. Kennedy Presidental Library at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum, Boston

    September 12, 2012 - December 31, 2015

    Freedom 7 splashes down at the JFK Presidential Library.

    The Freedom 7 Mercury space capsule that launched the first American, Alan Shepard, into space has landed at the Kennedy...more

    Nature, Sculpture, Abstraction, and Clay: 100 Years of American Ceramics

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

    January 17, 2015 - January 3, 2016

    This exhibition explores ceramic art from the late 19th century to today–from the Arts and Crafts movement to Midcentury Modernism to Studio Craft and contemporary practice. Outstanding...more

    Pastoral to Pop: 20th-Century Britain on Paper

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

    July 11, 2015 - February 21, 2016

    This survey of more than 50 British prints and drawings from the 20th century features rarely seen works from the MFA’s collection as well as recent acquisitions and loans. Ranging from an 1890s...more

    Ka-Ching! African Tribal Currency Forms

    Presented by Hamill Gallery of African Art

    May 2, 2015 - July 30, 2016

    KA-CHING!  A large exhibition of traditional African metal currency forms from more than fifty tribal cultures.  Most are derived from forms of tools, weapons, bracelets and anklets but...more

    The Isabellas Free... Forever! program

    at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    March 28, 2015 - March 24, 2018

    The Isabellas Free... Forever! program provides unlimited free admission to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to everyone with the first name Isabella—forever! Complete and submit a form...more

    Museum of Fine Arts: Free Admission For Youth 7-17

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

    March 30, 2015 - March 30, 2018

    The original MFA opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation’s centennial. Built in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. Over the next several years,...more

    Boston Public Library: Reserve a Museum Pass

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    March 29, 2015 - March 30, 2018

    Thanks to the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library and various Friends groups of our neighborhood branches, you are able to borrow passes to museums and other local attractions...more

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