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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


    AHA! Night (art, history and architecture)

    Presented by AHA! (art. history and architecture)

    Ongoing

    AHA! takes place every 2nd Thursday and is a FREE art and culture event that features exhibits, performances, live music, talks and tours in downtown New Bedford.

     


    Mind and Hand: The Making of MIT Scientists and Engineers

    Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

    Ongoing

    An exploration, from the student perspective, of the cultural curiosity that is an MIT education.


    Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT

    Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

    Ongoing

    A multimedia excursion into the world of artificial intelligence, Robots and Beyond throws open the doors of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where scientists have been probing the...more

    Holography: The Light Fantastic

    Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

    Ongoing

    Holograms from the Museum's collection -- the world's largest -- illustrates the many artistic and scientific facets of the medium.


    Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson

    Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

    Ongoing

    Permanent installation of Ganson's whimsical kinetic sculptures address emotional and philosophical issues between the animate and inanimate, human and machine


    Ship Models: The Evolution of Ship Design

    Presented by MIT Office of the Arts

    Ongoing

    Forty of the Museum's finest full-hull ship models depict one thousand years of ship building, from a fifteenth century iron-clad warship to the swiftest clipper ships. Also included is an...more

    JFK Election Victory 1960: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

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

    Ongoing

    Tour the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and relive the powerful story of the Kennedy years. In our three theaters, period settings, and 25 dramatic multimedia exhibits, you...more

    The Art of the Americas Wing

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

    Ongoing

     Opening November 2010, the new wing takes a global perspective on Art of the Americas, showcasing more than 5,000 works of art produced in North, Central, and South America over the course...more

    The Contemporary Sculpture Path at Forest Hills

    Presented by Forest Hills Educational Trust at Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston

    Ongoing

    Long before Boston had public parks, Forest Hills Cemetery was created to offer visitors a special place where they could enjoy a magnificent landscape while remembering friends and family....more

    Boston Duck Tours

    Presented by Boston Duck Tours

    Ongoing

    With Boston Duck Tours you'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts. And just when you think you've seen it all, it's time for...more

    Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates

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

    Ongoing

     Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates is a new exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History featuring recently restored invertebrate models created by famed...more

    Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art

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

    Ongoing

    Contemporary art finds a dynamic new home at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with the recently opened Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, located in the MFA’s dramatic I. M....more

    IMAX Theatre

    Presented by New England Aquarium at New England Aquarium, Boston

    Ongoing

    The giant screen – 65’ high by 85’ wide – is taller than a six story building! The slight curvature of the screen extends to the edge of your peripheral vision. The lamps...more

    ArtWeek Boston: Ready SETs Go: Fashion Photography

    Presented by Restoration Resources

    Ongoing

    Learn/participate in a photo shoot led by Boston based fashion photographer, Younes Sphinx using vintage props and the set location spaces at Restoration Resources in Boston. Restoration Resources...more

    Boston Black

    Presented by Boston Children's Museum at Boston Children's Museum, Boston

    Ongoing

    Visit a Carnival garage for a traditional Afro Caribbean celebration and help to decorate a float! Go shopping at the Dominican store, learn about different hairstyles and ideas of beauty at John...more

    Mapparium®

    at Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston

    March 28, 2015 - January 4, 2022

    Plan your visit to this world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe — one of the key attractions at the Library. The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world...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

    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

    Birds of the World

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

    November 12, 2014 - November 12, 2017

    Boasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet, surpassing the biological diversity of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Thriving in every corner of the...more

    Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures

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

    October 18, 2014 - October 18, 2017

    War has been an attribute of human cultures throughout time, and weapons are crafted with a practical, deadly intent. Nearly as pervasive as war itself is the practice of decorating the objects...more

    Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty

    Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

    May 23, 2015 - May 28, 2017

    Patrick Dougherty bends, weaves and flexes saplings into architectural sculptures that dynamically relate to the landscape and built environment around them. Over the last 30 years, he has...more

    Sea Creatures in Glass

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

    March 24, 2015 - March 28, 2017

    Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates is an exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History featuring recently restored invertebrate models created by famed glass...more

    Nature of Scale

    Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

    October 10, 2015 - September 18, 2016

    This exhibition in PEM's Art & Nature Center explores the concept of scale – from the subatomic to the galactic – challenging our perception of perspective,...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 Machine 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...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

    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

    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 Xmas cards. More...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

    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

    artKitchen Painting Sessions with Sasha Coelho

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 2 - December 3, 2015

    Sign up for an artKitchen Painting Session with Sasha Coelho. No experience necessary. Let our resident artist, Sasha Coelho, guide you to capture an image on...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum

    Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

    December 5, 2014 - November 5, 2015

     Featuring a rich assortment of antiquities collected by museum founder David Gordon Lyon (1852-1935), a new exhibition opening December 5, 2014 allows visitors to explore the history of the...more

    Stan Strickland

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    November 5, 2015

    Tonight we have two special artists returning to perform at artKitchen Café: vocalist and Sax player Stan Strickland & vocalist/composer Titilayo

     


    Haystack Components: Metals and Jewelry

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 16 - November 1, 2015

    Haystack = an exceptional craft school Components = parts of a larger whole

    This exhibition is made up of...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

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