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    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 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


    Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts

    Presented by Brandeis University

    April 23 - April 26, 2015

    Find your light at the annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts! Four days and nights of music, dance, film, visual arts, and demonstrations and workshops for all...more

    Walden, revisited

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

    October 31, 2014 - April 26, 2015

    Walden, revisited features works by contemporary artists inspired by Walden–the pond; the book published in 1854 by natural history philosopher, social critic, and early...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

    Courtyard Bazaar

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 25 - April 26, 2015

    Join us in the courtyard of Fuller Craft Museum to purchase new and old works of art, and beautifully wrought crafts gifted to Fuller Craft for sale in the Museum Shop. This is a singular...more

    Legacy of Fire Closing Reception

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 26, 2015

    Come join us for the Reception! From 1976 – 1984, ten ceramic artists operated out of a dynamic gallery and cooperative workspace in the historic A. H. Davenport building in East...more

    Fountain Street Studios Open Studios Event

    Presented by Fountain Street Studios at Fountain Street Studios, Framingham

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    The largest community of artists under one roof in MetroWest opens its doors to the public! Our new artists as well as many who are already familiar to visitors are eager to show you their newest...more

    Introduction to Astronomy Part 1

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 26, 2015

    Does the Cosmos fascinate you? Do you often find yourself starring up at the night sky with jaw-dropping awe? Would you like to learn more about our cosmic neighborhood? Well, it’s time to...more

    Arts in April

    Presented by Melrose Arts at Memorial Hall, Melrose, Melrose

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Melrose Arts will host the 10th Annual Arts in April Festival at Memorial Hall in Melrose. This three-day festival is a juried show featuring original fine art and fine craft by 42 artist...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

    APRIL VACATION FUN

    Presented by Wenham Museum

    April 22 - April 26, 2015

    The museum is open all week (even Monday) and in addition to regular exhibits hosts the following special events:

    -Earth Day 45th Anniversary Celebration (Wednesday from 11am to 3pm): Kids...more

    CAM Film Series - Ballet 422

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 26, 2015

    From first rehearsal to world premiere, this immersive new documentary takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a new work. The film...more

    Films by Rebecca Horn, Part 3

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 26, 2015

    Join us for a screening of German artist Rebecca Horn’s film Moon Mirror Journey (2011; 72 min.).

    Horn’s latest film combines installation footage and interviews to shed new...more

    Lightbox Navigations: metaLAB (at) Harvard

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 26, 2015

    Throughout the Cambridge Science Festival (April 17–26), join us in the Lightbox Gallery at 2pm for a daily investigation of how technology can help us visualize, explore, and play with...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! 


    Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

    Presented by Lowell Film Collaborative

    April 26, 2015

    Cambodia had a thriving, homegrown brand of rock ’n’ roll until it was eradicated under Khmer Rouge totalitarianism. A new documentary, “Don’t Think I’ve...more

    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

    Museum Conversations: Working across Disciplines at MoMA and the Exploratorium

    Presented by Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and Harvard Art Museums

    April 27, 2015

    In this year's public and free seminar on innovative curatorial practice, two cutting-edge museum professionals will reflect on the role museum exhibitions play...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

    Watercolors in Nature

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    January 13 - April 28, 2015

    Let the beauty of nature inspire your painting! Watercolors are a great way to experience nature and brighten up a day. Explore the use of textures, lines, colors and more. Bring your own painting...more

    Gallery Talk: Rembrandt and the Landscape Tradition

    Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    April 28, 2015

    Margaret Carroll, Professor of Art History at Wellesley College and specialist in Dutch and Flemish Art, will discuss the work of Rembrandt and his contemporaries, the growth of the landscape...more

    Senior Thesis Show Reception @ Mingo (3)

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art and Montserrat College of Art Gallery

    April 29, 2015

    This senior thesis show features the work of Zachary Naylor and Emily Varley.

    Each small group theme show included the individual work of each artist, developed in the course of their...more

    Illustration (2) Senior Thesis Show Reception @ 301

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art and Montserrat College of Art Gallery

    April 29, 2015

    This senior thesis show features the work of Amanda Prather, Amberlynne Narvie, Anna Speight, Brynn Walker, Dylan Griffith, Lauren Douglas, Lauren Lowell, and Maura O'Connor.

    ...more

    The Independent Film Festival Boston

    Presented by IFFBoston at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

    April 22 - April 29, 2015

    The 13th Annual Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) will take place April 22 - 29, 2015 at various locations including Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, the Brattle Theatre in Harvard...more

    Book Talk and Signing with Rosamund Purcell

    Presented by The Nave Gallery

    April 29, 2015

    Join artist Rosamond Purcell, exhibiting artist in The Birds and the Bees, for a talk about her fascinating photographic studies of the ornithological collections...more

    Independent Film Festival Boston

    Presented by The Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

    April 24 - April 29, 2015

    The Brattle Theatre invites Boston film buffs to “discover emerging talent and celebrates the leading edge of cinematic storytellers.” The closing film, Wednesday, brings audiences...more

    STEPHANIE PIERCE:RADIANT WELTER

    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

    Dell Hamilton Public Artist Talk

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art and at Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly

    April 30, 2015

    Dell Hamilton examines the fragmented nature of the human condition at the intersections of race, gender, power, language and memory through performances meant to confront the past and alter the...more

    Focus on Autism Art Show

    Presented by Lesley University

    April 1 - April 30, 2015

    To commemorate Autism Awareness month, Lesley presents its annual Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder: Annual Symposium and Art Show. The art show features JB Finnerty, Jessica Park and John...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

    Kira Seamon's SHOWER OF FLOWERS

    Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES DANCE at Traditions of Dedham, Dedham

    May 1, 2015

    As one of the most successful dancer/choreographers in New England, award-winning ballerina Kira Seamon is pleased to announce her newest One-Woman concert!!

    The 2015 Edition of SHOWER OF...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

    Artists in the Garden

    Presented by New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods

    May 1, 2015

    Exclusively for artists. This unique opportunity gives artists access to New England Wild Flower Society‘s Garden in the Woods, a renowned native plant botanic garden in...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

    Meet the Makers in the Drawing Room

    Presented by Anthi Frangiadis Associates: The Drawing Room

    May 1, 2015

    Stop by and Meet the Makers in the Drawing Room to take part in a visual adventure where artists will be demonstrating various methods of art making. Robert Abele, a New England...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

    Wearable Art Extravaganza II Featuring The Four Elements

    Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery

    May 1, 2015

    Wearable Arts Extravaganza II Featuring the Four Elements atWestern Avenue Artist Studios is a revue of performance and visual art that reflects the artists’ interpretations of the...more

    Author in Person! THE LAST UNICORN

    Presented by Brattle Theatre at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

    May 2, 2015

    Special Screening!
    Author Peter S. Beagle in Person!
    (1982) dir Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr w/Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Tammy Grimes, Jeff Bridges, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee [92...more

    Digging In: Family Drop-In Day

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    May 2, 2015

    Join us for a fun-filled day of artmaking for the whole family. Explore our current exhibitions and create your own artwork inspired by what you see.


    Flora's Holiday

    Presented by Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    May 1 - May 2, 2015

    Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with a unique story and music journey through the beautiful springtime blossoms of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens.  This event, specially crafted for...more

    Open Arts Day

    Presented by Arsenal Center for the Arts and Watertown Children's Theatre at Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown

    May 2, 2015

    The Arsenal Center for the Arts hosts its annual Open Arts Day, a Watertown favorite, this year as part of ArtWeek Boston!

    This family-friendly, free event takes place on Saturday, May 2,...more

    DOWN TO EARTH: CLAY, PAPER & WOOD Artist Reception

    Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Artist Studios, Lowell

    May 2, 2015

    The Loading Dock Gallery celebrates a long awaited spring with a group exhibit of artwork made with natural materials. Down to Earth: Clay, Paper & Wood features creations with clay by Barbara...more

    Spring Art Thing at Western Avenue Studios and Lofts

    Presented by Western Avenue Studios at Western Avenue Artist Studios, Lowell

    May 2, 2015

    Come to Western Avenue Studios and Lofts during the First Saturday Open Studios on May 2nd between 12-5pm for a special event “Spring Art Thing.” Pick...more

    Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    May 2, 2015

    Take a leisurely walk past select Gloucester houses made famous by painter Edward Hopper.

    American realist painter Edward Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate...more

    Spring Art Thing at Western Ave Studios

    Presented by Western Avenue Studios

    May 2, 2015

    Come to Western Avenue Studios and Lofts during the First Saturday Open Studios on May 2nd between 12-5pm for a special event “Spring Art Thing.” Pick up a postcard on your...more

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