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    Samurai

    Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

    April 18 - September 6, 2015

    Discover the samurai, in history and popular culture! Guest curator Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine, combines historical Japanese arms and armor from the Worcester Art Museum and John Woodman Higgins collections with work by contemporary artists inspired by samurai and their enduring myth.

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    Chess at Fuller Craft Museum

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    November 8, 2015

    Calling all chess players and enthusiasts! Join us for an afternoon of strategy, intellect, and pizza at Fuller Craft Museum. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced players are all invited to four...more

    Dance at the Cinema - Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 8, 2015

    This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into...more

    Big Screen Classics: THE CONFORMIST

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 9, 2015

    A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.


    Inventory of Reverie: 5 women photographers

    Presented by Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College at Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill

    September 3 - November 10, 2015

    Five women photographers present a vision of alternative feminism at the Hess Gallery this fall.


    Divi Zheni & Zornitsa: Bulgarian Sedenka

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    November 15, 2015

    The Sedenka will include a performance by traditional Bulgarian choruses Divi Zheni and their brother group Zornitsa, participatory singing (taught and led by Director and singing star Tatiana...more

    After Hopper Plein Air Museum Exhibition

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    August 29 - November 15, 2015

    According to Edith A. Tonelli, Ph.D., Director, Cape Cod Museum of Art, “It is exciting for us to partner with Helen Addison and the Addison Art Gallery in supporting and encouraging the...more

    National Theatre Live: Hamlet

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    November 13 - November 15, 2015

    Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
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    Yours Sincerely, John S. Sargent

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

    July 25 - November 15, 2015

    Behind the renowned paintings of John Singer Sargent lies another legacy—a treasure trove of letters, photographs, and sketches that document the artist’s world. Among the correspondence,...more

    Stage & Screen: Down By Law

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 16, 2015

    Director Jim Jarmusch followed up his brilliant breakout film Stranger Than Paradise with another, equally beloved portrait of loners and misfits in the American...more

    Rewind!: RUSHMORE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 19, 2015

    Meet Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman): president of the Rushmore Beekeepers Club, founder of the Double-Team Dodgeball Society, alternate for the wrestling team, and one of the most memorable...more

    Boston Home Décor Show

    Presented by Fusco & Four

    November 19 - November 22, 2015

    Boston, MA - The new Boston Home Décor show will feature 40 exhibitors in historic, modern and contemporary furnishings, fine art and design. The event will take place November 19-22, 2015 at The...more

    Boston Home Décor Show

    Presented by Fusco & Four at BCA Cyclorama, Boston

    November 19 - November 22, 2015

    Boston, MA - The new Boston Home Décor show will feature 40 exhibitors in historic, modern and contemporary furnishings, fine art and design. The event will take place November 19-22, 2015 at The...more

    The Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry V

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    November 21 - November 22, 2015

    Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. After the French Dauphin...more

    American Folk Art, Lovingly Collected

    Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

    July 15 - November 29, 2015

    One of the most important private collections of folk art in the country has been assembled near Worcester, with an unusual focus on Central Massachusetts portraits and painted furniture. The work...more

    National Theatre Live: John

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    November 27 - November 29, 2015

    DV8 Physical Theatre’s new production, John, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and poignant theatrical experience.
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    Erin Shirreff

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

    August 26 - November 29, 2015

    Erin Shirreff uses sculpture, digital photography, and video to explore the complex relationship between the camera and art history. Her work focuses on the ways we experience art, and the...more

    Mona Hatoum

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

    August 26 - November 29, 2015

    Over the past three decades, Lebanese-born Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum has explored the fine line between the familiar and the uncanny in her visceral body of work. Through the juxtaposition of...more

    We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence

    Presented by Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library, Boston

    May 2 - November 29, 2015

    To commemorate the 250th anniversary of American colonial resistance to Britian's 1756 Stamp Act, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library presents the...more

    Lecture for Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    December 3, 2015

    Lecture in conjunction with Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt with Kirsten Swenson, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell....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

    Lecture with Sebastian Smee

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    December 6, 2015

    Lecture with Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer-Prize-winning Boston Globe art critic. Smee will talk about friendships between prominent artists, the subject of his forthcoming book. This program...more

    Rewind!: GHOST WORLD

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    December 10, 2015

    "I think only stupid people have good relationships." – Enid (Thora Birch)

    Based on Daniel Clowes’s acclaimed graphic novel and directed by Terry Zwigoff (Crumb, Bad...more

    Finding Our Way: An Exploration of Human Navigation

    Presented by Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

    February 12 - December 11, 2015

     This exhibition explores both the biological underpinnings of human navigation and its technological history, from the sea-faring cultures of the southern Pacific to early European mariners....more

    John La Farge and the Recovery of the Sacred

    Presented by McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College and Boston College at McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill

    September 1 - December 13, 2015

    John La Farge and the Recovery of the Sacred presents more than eighty-five paintings, stained glass windows, and works on paper by one of America’s finest and most complex artists. John...more

    Holiday Wrap Up Celebration

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    December 19, 2015

    Join us for an evening of holiday cheer with craft activities for the whole family. Come learn how to make origami ornaments and boxes. Create cards and ornaments from reused Christmas cards. More...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

    The Glass Flowers

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    October 9, 2012 - December 31, 2015

    3,000 amazingly realistic models of plants, flowers and fruits, painstakingly crafted in glass from 1886 to 1936 by German glass artists, father and son Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. Some 4,000...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

    Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen

    Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

    September 19, 2015 - January 3, 2016

    PEM presents the first major American exhibition of Theo Jansen's famed kinetic sculptures. Dynamic and interdisciplinary, Jansen's Strandbeests ("beach animals") blur the lines between art and...more

    Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    September 3, 2015 - January 3, 2016

    American artist Corita Kent juxtaposed spiritual, pop cultural, literary, and political writings alongside symbols of consumer culture and modern life in order to create bold images and prints...more

    In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    September 1, 2015 - January 3, 2016

    Exchanging ideas with mentors and peers—fellow students, friends, studio mates, travel companions, or collaborators—has always been a significant source of inspiration for artists. For some,...more

    National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    January 8 - January 10, 2016

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, filmed live at the National Theatre. It’s a dark,...more

    Crafted: Objects in Flux

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

    August 25, 2015 - January 10, 2016

    “Crafted” explores this moment of “flux” in the field, focusing on contemporary craft-based artists who bridge cutting-edge concepts and traditional skills as they embrace and explore the...more

    Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    September 12, 2015 - January 10, 2016

    This exhibition celebrates the close friendship between two of the most significant American artists of the post-war era: Eva Hesse (1936–1970) and Sol LeWitt (1928–2007). While their...more

    Words in Air: Jennifer Caine and Rachel Hellmann in Collaboration

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    September 12, 2015 - January 17, 2016

    nspired by the language of painting and poetry and the powerful ways in which each art form communicates distillations of experience, Edward E. Elson Artists-in-ResidenceJennifer Caine and...more

    Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer

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

    October 11, 2015 - January 18, 2016

    Organized by the MFA, this groundbreaking exhibition proposes a new approach to understanding 17th-century Dutch painting. Through 75 carefully selected, beautifully preserved portraits, genre...more

    Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933 - 1957

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

    October 10, 2015 - January 24, 2016

    A small, experimental liberal arts college founded in 1933, Black Mountain College (BMC) has exerted enormous influence on the postwar cultural life of the United States. Influenced by the utopian...more

    Nathaniel Hawthorne and Frederick Douglass: Texts and Contexts

    Presented by Boston College

    October 15, 2015 - January 24, 2016

    Although they are rarely considered in relation to each other, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance (1852) and Frederick Douglass’ “The Heroic Slave” (1853)...more

    Ornament and Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice

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

    October 22, 2015 - January 25, 2016

    Ornament and Illusion is the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli in the United States. The Gardner’s newly conserved Saint George...more

    National Theatre Live: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    January 29 - January 31, 2016

    Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2012,...more

    In the Steps of the Master: Pupils of Hokusai

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

    August 29, 2015 - February 15, 2016

    The amazing versatility of the great Katsushika Hokusai is reflected in the work of his many pupils, who were inspired by their master to produce outstanding prints and paintings of many different...more

    Unfinished Stories: Snapshots from the Peter J. Cohen Collection

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

    July 11, 2015 - February 21, 2016

    Spanning the 20th century, the almost 300 found photographs in “Unfinished Stories” depict a century of image-making by private photographers. “A quick shot fired by a hunter without...more

    Museum Highlights Tour at Harvard Peabody Museum

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Cambridge

    February 20, 2015 - February 26, 2016

    Visit towering Native American totem poles and precious artifacts of the ancient world. See life-size casts of Maya monuments and changing exhibitions such...more

    Disney in Concert - Magical Music from the Movies

    Presented by Music Worcester and The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    February 27, 2016

    Music Worcester, in partnership with The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, invite you to come experience the enchantment of DISNEY IN CONCERT-MAGICAL MUSIC FROM THE...more

    Images of Discovery

    Presented by MIT Museum at MIT Museum, Cambridge

    February 28, 2015 - March 1, 2016

    Photographers, image makers, and innovators Felice Frankel, Harold "Doc" Edgerton, and Berenice Abbott are featured in this new exhibition at the MIT Museum. While working at MIT, each...more

    Native Fashion Now

    Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

    November 21, 2015 - March 6, 2016

    From vibrant street clothing to exquisite haute couture, this exhibition celebrates the visual range, creative expression and political nuance of Native American fashion. Nearly 100 works spanning...more

    Stage & Screen: Killer of Sheep

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    March 14, 2016

    Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic...more

    Diane Simpson

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

    December 16, 2015 - March 27, 2016

    Chicago-based artist Diane Simpson’s (b. 1935, Joliet, Illinois) elegantly constructed sculpture evolves from a diverse range of material, clothing, and architectural sources. While elements of...more

    Islands: Evolving in Isolation

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    April 25, 2015 - April 25, 2016

    With bizarre woodpecker-like primates, dwarf humans, and flightless birds over nine feet high, islands are havens for some of the most unusual living creatures on our planet. Why are islands such...more

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