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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


    Hear From a Scholar: John Dixon Hunt

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

    October 8, 2014

    Join us and acclaimed landscape historian John Dixon Hunt, Professor Emeritus of landscape architecture at University of Pennsylvania, as he lectures on the attack mode of Little Sparta, artist...more

    JazzFest Falmouth  Dave Zinno Quartet

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth

    October 8, 2014

    All members of the quartet have played with music luminaries including icons Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Gary Burton, Esperanza Spalding, Phil Woods, Scott Hamilton, Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock,...more

    "Film Class" 101 Screening with Anabel Vazguez and Ethan Berry

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    October 8, 2014

     Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez unearths myth, history and sociopolitical issues through an autobiographical lense. As an artist and a curator, Vázquez Rodríguez creates...more

    History Zero: Film Screening + Conversation

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

    October 9, 2014

    On October 9, 7:30 pm, artist Stefanos Tsivopoulos will join SMFA faculty members Jane Gillooly and Tina Wasserman for a conversation and screening of his film, History Zero, which...more

    The Source

    Presented by MASS MoCA

    October 10, 2014

    In July 2013, Private Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison after publishing the largest set of classified documents ever leaked to the public. The conviction...more

    Columbus Day Weekend Flea Market

    Presented by Harvard Schools Trust at Bromfield School

    October 11, 2014

    Featuring a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles, the Harvard Flea Market boasts over 170 booths filled with vintage jewelry, Blu-ray DVDs, video games, books, pottery, oriental rugs,...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Verdi - Macbeth

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 11, 2014

    Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian...more

    Gary Lucas: The Goddess

    Presented by MASS MoCA

    October 11, 2014

    Magical guitarist Gary Lucas performs his original live score to a touchstone of Chinese cinema. Directed by Wu Yonggang and starring the incomparable Shanghai diva Ruan Lingyu, The Goddess (1934)...more

    Dance at the Cinema: BODAS DE SANGRE/SUITE FLAMENCO

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    October 12, 2014

    Teatro Real, Madrid
    Recorded May 9, 2011

    Antonio Gades took a huge step forward for Spanish dance with the creation of his ballet Blood Wedding, or Bodas de Sangre,...more

    Works most artful & ingenious: Embroidery by Ann Grey

    Presented by Atwood House Museum and Atwood House Museum

    August 1 - October 12, 2014

    Highly original and strikingly beautiful contemporary needlework is the subject of Works most artful & ingenious: Embroidery by Ann Grey, the first comprehensive exhibition of this Chatham...more

    HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands

    Presented by HONK! Festival at Davis Square

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    HONK! is a rousing spectacle featuring social activist street bands from all over who come together to share their different approaches to merry making while also instigating positive change in...more

    13th Annual Opening Our Doors

    Presented by The Fenway Alliance at Christian Science Plaza

    October 13, 2014

    Discover your inner culture maven at The Fenway Alliance's 13th annual Opening Our Doors in the Fenway Cultural District. Help paint the mural "You Are Needed"; see "Sparkle and...more

    Masters of Illusion: Believe the Impossible

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    October 15, 2014

    Believe the Impossible! Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person. You’ll see grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight...more

    Art of the Day: Circa 1946: Charles Sheeler, Ballardvale

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    October 15, 2014

    Join us for any or all of the lectures in this three-part series about acquisitions of contemporary art throughout the Addison's history. Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Assistant | Librarian |...more

    Rappaport Prize Lecture: Liz Deschenes

    Presented by deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum at Mass College of Art Tower Auditorium

    October 16, 2014

    Join artist Liz Deschenes and deCordova's community at her evening lecture at the Tower Auditorium at MassArt.

    Deschenes is the 2014 recipient of deCordova's prestigous Rappaport...more

    MassArt Presents Family Day!

    Presented by MassArt

    October 18, 2014

    Twice a year, visitors of all ages are invited to Family Day! Drop in for a free, fun-filled day of interactive activities and artmaking designed and guided by MassArt students and gallery...more

    Reverb: New Arts from Greece

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

    September 9 - October 18, 2014

    Reverb presents eleven emerging and mid-career Greek artists whose works reflect the way artists are currently interpreting the reverberations of social, political, and economic conditions...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Mozart- Le Nozze di Figaro

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 18, 2014

    Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th-century...more

    Susan Cottle's Art Exhibit

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art at Montserrat College of Art Gallery

    September 24 - October 18, 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

    From Field to Table Weekend

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    Costumed interpreters at Old Sturbridge Village will show how early New Englanders brought in the harvest and celebrated the bounty with the beautiful colors of fall serving as the backdrop to...more

    Escape Reality: Come to King Richard's Faire

    Presented by King Richard's Faire

    August 30 - October 19, 2014

    King Richard's Faire, New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, announces its 2014 season, to run August 30 through October 19, 2014 on...more

    Jon Imber and Graphicornucopia

    Presented by Museum of Art, UNH

    September 3 - October 19, 2014

    Two new exhibitions, one focusing on portraits by Jon Imber, a Massachusetts and Maine-based painter, completed in the years before and in the months after his 2012 diagnosis with amyotrophic...more

    Arlington Open Studios

    Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts and at Arlington Center for the Arts

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    Come join us at the Arlington Center for the Arts and explore the vibrant arts community of Arlington. 80+ artists will be sharing their work and wares. All under...more

    Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

    September 5 - October 19, 2014

     The exhibition features over 100 of the internationally renowned photographer’s most recent works. Hido’s work is cinematic in scope, and offers a darkly dramatic glimpse into a...more

    Itaysha Jordan: selected photographs

    Presented by Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College at Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College

    September 8 - October 22, 2014

    Pine Manor alumna Itaysha Jordan returns to Boston with her iconic fashion photography"...An Iconic image is one that leaves an imprint on your mind."—Itaysha Jordan. Also on...more

    NT Live: Skylight

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    October 23, 2014

    Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David...more

    ‘What’s your vision?’

    Presented by National Association of Women Artists - Massachusetts Chapter, Inc.

    August 23 - October 23, 2014

    In celebrating 125 years fostering public awareness of and interest in visual art created by women artists, What's your vision? is a mosaic of evocative small works that best represent...more

    With the Grain and Rhythms and Rituals

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    September 21 - October 23, 2014

    Mitch Ryerson wants you to climb all over his artwork, and Lori Lander paints scenes so luminous you could dive into them. Both Ryerson and Lander will be honored this September at the Spirit...more

    David Rogers’ Big Bugs

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    May 31 - October 26, 2014

    What happens when you recreate the insects all around us on a gargantuan scale using all natural materials? You have Big Bugs.

    Sculptor David Rogers creates insects such as 25-foot long...more

    Heritage Museums & Gardens Is Buzzing with Excitement Over David Rogers’ Big Bugs

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    May 31 - October 26, 2014

    What happens when you re-create insects on a gargantuan scale using all natural materials? You have ‘Big Bugs’! Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, MA, celebrating its 45th...more

    Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF)

    Presented by Boston Asian American Film Festival at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center

    October 23 - October 26, 2014

    The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF), a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW), announces a provocative and entertaining program of independent cinema highlighting...more

    National Theatre of London in HD: Skylight

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 28, 2014

    Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of...more

    Paris: Point of Departure

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

    October 1 - October 29, 2014

    The French Cultural Center is proud to welcome Charlie Allen’s collection Paris: Point of Departure to their gallery for the month of October.

    While visiting Paris in 2013, Charlie...more

    Public Space? Lost & Found Exhibition

    Presented by MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT)

    April 18 - October 30, 2014

     Since 2001, Antoni Muntadas has taught a graduate seminar in public space at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (formerly the Visual Arts Program). In addition to the Public...more

    Children’s Champion Award Dinner

    Presented by U.S. Fund for UNICEF

    October 30, 2014

    Join the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for its annual fundraising gala, the Children’s Champion Award Dinner, to honor Heidi Klum with the Children’s Champion Award and National Board Member,...more

    NT Live: Frankenstein

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    October 30, 2014

    National Theatre Live’s 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of National Theatre Live's 5th anniversary celebrations.

    Frankenstein enjoyed a...more

    Ametsuchi: An installation and video by Rinko Kawauchi

    Presented by Lesley University

    September 4 - October 30, 2014

    Ametsuchi, translated loosely as “song of the universe,” brings together images of distant constellations and tiny figures lost within landscapes, as well as traditional-style...more

    MONSTERS WHO DON’T KNOW THEY’RE MONSTERS by Jason Freedman

    Presented by Clock Tower Gallery and Winthrop Cultural Council

    October 2 - October 30, 2014

    MONSTERS WHO DON’T KNOW THEY’RE MONSTERS by Jason Freedman. Rhode Island-based artist Jason Freeman’s first solo exhibit in Massachusetts will showcase dozens of colorful...more

    Shore and Mountain, River and Sea, Paintings by 5 artists

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

    September 5 - October 31, 2014

    This exhibit features five artists, Anne Garton, Helen Koehler, Sandra Nystrom, Linda Puiatti and Rachel Avenia Prol, who are inspired by the landscape of both the Hudson River Valley and Cape...more

    Höweler + Yoon Architecture reveals Swing Time

    Presented by Lawn on D

    August 21 - October 31, 2014

    Making its debut, “Swing Time” is the highly anticipated interactive lighting-enabled swing-set from award-winning architects Eric Höweler and J. Meejin Yoon of Höweler +...more

    D Street ArtLAB presents “O Pioneers”

    Presented by Lawn on D

    August 21 - October 31, 2014

    In its inaugural season, the ArtLAB’s curated works will be driven by the theme “O Pioneers,” which celebrates the vision, perseverance, fortitude and creativity of change-makers...more

    Highfield Hall: Quilts: Pushing the Seams

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

    September 10 - October 31, 2014

    An exhibition of contemporary quilts by artists whose work is featured in Rachel May’s, Quilting with a Modern Slant. Artists use unconventional materials such as rubber, Tyvek, embedded...more

    Joseph Lorusso: One Man Show

    Presented by Newbury Fine Arts

    October 10 - October 31, 2014

    Joseph Lorusso's "New Romanticism", exhibiting October 10 - 31, 2014, includes 25 highly anticipated new oil paintings which explore human emotion, introspection and interaction,...more

    Color Songs

    Presented by Boston Public Library

    September 18 - October 31, 2014

    An ehibition by Maria Termini featuring recent small works in colored pencil, collage, watercolor, and silkscreen. These works are brightly colored postage stamps from the planet of the...more

    Anita Helen Cohen : Till Next Bloom

    Presented by Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.

    September 4 - October 31, 2014

    An exhibition of glowing floral portraits in watercolor and pastel that celebrate nature's beauty and splendor.

    Autumn is soon to be knocking at our door, but until next bloom, these...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Bizet - Carmen

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    November 1, 2014

    Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress....more

    Evening of Evil: An Exclusive Halloween Screening of The Evil Dead with Special Guest Bruce Campbell

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    November 1, 2014

    The Evil Dead launched Raimi and Tapert’s careers and made star Bruce Campbell a cult movie icon. Spawning two hit sequels: Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn and Army of Darkness,...more

    Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    July 23 - November 2, 2014

    A celebration of creativity, community, and friendship, The Visitors (2012) documents a 64-minute durational performance Kjartansson staged with some of his closest friends at the romantically...more

    Opera at the Cinema: ROMEO ET JULIETTE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    November 2, 2014

    Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette is one of the most famous and moving love stories in all of opera, despite the fact that everyone already knows how the story...more

    Roslindale Open Studios

    Presented by Roslindale Open Studios

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    2014 is the 10th Anniversary of Open Studios! Roslindale Open Studios (ROS) is a free, family friendly annual community arts event that brings together artists, residents, and...more

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