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    On the Scene: 20th Century Street Photography

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    May 30 - July 31, 2015

    In the second decade of the 20th century, as the population of New York surpassed that of London, images of street life became an increasingly appealing form of documentary and artistic interpretation among American photographers. This new subject matter was most certainly influenced by contemporary painters like John Sloan and Robert Henri, who found excitement in the physically teeming and visually cacophonous ...more

    Morning at the Museum - Luminous Lane

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    July 7, 2015

    Morning at the Museum is a drop off program for children ages 6 to 12. Visit the Museum for art and history activities from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on select Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the...more

    Under the Sea

    Presented by The Children's Museum in Easton at The Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton

    July 7, 2015

    Come join the Little Mermaid for a trip deep under the sea from 10am-3pm on Tuesday, July 7 as the Children’s Museum will be hosting a special underwater-themed event! She will be giving...more

    "Play in Public Art" a panel discussion

    Presented by The Lawn on D at The Lawn on D, Boston

    July 9, 2015

    After decades of bronze memorials, whimsical public art is reinvigorating Boston’s public spaces this summer. What's more, this playful spirit is drawing huge crowds. From Höweler + Yoon...more

    Above the Fold: Alumni Works in Design

    Presented by MassArt

    June 11 - July 11, 2015

    Boston, MA (June 3, 2015) - Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)presents the third biennial juried alumni exhibition Above the Fold: Alumni Works in...more

    Dynamic Conversations - Fine craft furniture paired with distinctive two-dimensional works

    Presented by South Shore Art Center at South Shore Art Center, Cohaset

    May 29 - July 12, 2015

    Fine craft furniture paired with distinctive two-dimensional works: Boris Bally, Garry Knox Bennett, Dale Broholm, John Eric Byers, Charles Crowley, Mark Del...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

    Alexandra de Steiguer and Tomoo Hamada Exhibition

    Presented by Pucker Gallery at Pucker Gallery, Boston

    May 16 - July 12, 2015

    Come see our new space at 240 Newbury St, 3rd floor and view the exhibition of photography by Alexandra de Steiguer and Japanese ceramics by Tomoo Hamada. 


    Art from the Heart Benefit

    Presented by Vegan Outreach

    June 15 - July 15, 2015

    Art from the Heart is a benefit celebrating the joy animals derive from loving relationships. Original paintings and prints by artist Deidra Smith range from deer nuzzling to a puppy’s first...more

    80 Dusty Fingers Pastel Painting Demo

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    July 15, 2015

    Artist-in-Residence Gary Ozias sets up a temporary studio in the Wayside Visitor Center to demonstrate the techniques and approaches he takes with pastel to make artwork that is uniquely his own....more

    After Hopper After Hours

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    July 16, 2015

    Join award-winning artists and discover the latest works inspired by one of our country’s greatest painters, Edward Hopper, while enjoying Truro Vineyards’ wine, Twenty Boat Rum cocktails and...more

    After Hopper: Painting Hopper's Places en Plein Air

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    July 13 - July 17, 2015

    Celebrating the work of artists inspired by Edward Hopper and Cape Cod — the region he chose to build his home and to paint for decades — artists from across the country will be onsite...more


    Presented by Gallery Seven at Gallery Seven, Maynard

    June 2 - July 18, 2015

    Gallery Seven presents “Absence of Color II” with works by Judith Cooper, Jim Curran, Annie Downes Catterson, Jaeok Lee, and Connie Saems.  When viewing works by Connie Saems, Judith...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

    A Weekend with Ben Owen III

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    July 18 - July 19, 2015

    North Carolina potter Ben Owen III will conduct a full weekend of clay demos, lectures, and a reception at Fuller Craft Museum. The demo/workshops will focus on clay forms made on the...more

    Lexicon Gallery Presents Karen Orsillo, Color Pattern & Play: Neriage Inspired Porcelain Treasures

    Presented by Lexicon Gallery

    June 27 - July 19, 2015

    Opening: Saturday, June 27, 6-8pm

    Show Continues Through July 19

    Karen works with colored clay using a process influenced by the Japanese technique, Neriage (nair ee ah ghee). She...more

    Three Moderns Paint Gloucester: Sloan, Hartley, and Hopper on Cape Ann

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    July 23, 2015

    Presented by Carol Troyen, an independent scholar, author, and the Kristin and Roger Servison Curator Emerita of American Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

    Although they never...more

    Fine Artists of the Jewelry District

    Presented by ArtProv gallery

    June 3 - July 24, 2015

    ArtProv gallery's newest show, “Fine Artists of the Jewelry District,” will feature paintings, photography, and sculptural work by artists creating and thriving in Providence’s Jewelry...more

    Barney Berliner

    Presented by Brookline Arts Center

    June 19 - July 24, 2015

    The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to present the paintings and sculptures of BAC founder Barney Berliner June 19-July 24, 2015. 

    A graduate of renowned institutions such as...more

    Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    November 16, 2014 - July 26, 2015

    Harvard Art Museums’ new presentation of Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals features innovative, noninvasive digital projection as a conservation approach. The exhibition returns this...more

    My Mind's Eye Photography Show & Reception

    Presented by Newburyport Art Association

    July 14 - July 26, 2015

    Please join us to celebrate the opening of the photography show and sale at the Newburyport Art Association running July 14 to 26. Gallery open Tues-Sat 11am-5pm and Sun 1-5pm.


    80 Dusty Fingers Gallery Tour

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    July 26, 2015

    Artists-in-Residence Joelle Feldman, Arlene Richman, and Gary Ozias welcome visitors to special exhibition 80 Dusty Fingers and discuss their artworks, the materials they use, and their individual...more

    Journeys: 13 Perspectives

    Presented by The Brush Art Gallery & Studios at Brush Art Gallery, Lowell

    June 14 - July 26, 2015

    The 13 Studio Artists at the Brush Gallery are celebrating the spirit of the ‘artistic journey’ in their upcoming show entitled Journeys: 13 perspectives. A culmination of creative...more

    New Members Show

    Presented by Cambridge Art Association

    July 7 - July 31, 2015

    The Cambridge Art Association welcomes it's New Members with a Summer Show!

    Light/Dark, White/Black

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    January 17 - July 31, 2015

     Beyond their effectiveness in depicting three-dimensionality and conveying light and shade to construct the illusion of space, black and white have long fascinated artists, as they are rich...more

    The Place Between: Merill Comeau and Janet Kawada

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

    March 25 - July 31, 2015

    The Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College is pleased to present new work by Merill Comeau and Janet Kawada. Merill Comeau brings together incongruous fibers redolent of past lives: worn blue jeans,...more

    Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    April 25 - July 31, 2015

    Considered the most accomplished American artist to adopt fauvism, Alfred Maurer (1868–1932) tirelessly explored the boundaries of artistic expression throughout his career. From his...more

    Searching for the Real

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    May 30 - July 31, 2015

    In 1948, Addison director Bartlett Hayes organized a retrospective exhibition of the work of Hans Hofmann that traced the evolution of this artist from early figurative work to fully conceived...more

    Wax and Paper: Encaustic Printmaking

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    June 29 - July 31, 2015

    “When people look at encaustic work, they can’t help but touch it,” says Lola Baltzell, president of MassWax, the local chapter of International Encaustic Artists. Baltzell is curating an...more

    After Hopper Plein Air Artists' Reception

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    August 1, 2015

    Featuring works created plein air by contemporary artists of places painted by the great American painter, Edward Hopper.

    The Human Diorama

    Presented by 555 Gallery

    June 25 - August 1, 2015

    Please join us on Saturday, June 27th for a live Human Diorama photo shoot with Bear Kirkpatrick and models from 1 – 3 pm and a cocktail reception with the artist from 5 – 8 pm.

    Reception for Little Dreams in Glass and Metal Exhibition

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    August 2, 2015

    Join us to celebrate the landmark exhibition Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America 1920 to the Present.

    August 6, Hockomock Jazz Trio Returns to artKitchen Café

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    August 6, 2015

    Fuller Craft First Thursdays presents the Hockomock Jazz Trio. Drummer Dale Ellenberg, pianist Rick Weldon, and Michael Paolucci (guitar/bass) play hard bop and reinvented jazz standards...more


    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

    Nagasawa Rosetsu, Bamboo

    Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

    May 13 - August 9, 2015

    Better known for bizarre figure paintings with strong color and eccentric brushwork, Rosetsu's breadth can be seen in the present painting, a relatively peaceful work. It is characterized by...more

    Jesse Aron Green: Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    May 23 - August 9, 2015

    Jesse Aron Green’s celebrated multi-component installation Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik (Medicalized Indoor Gymnastics) (2008) comprises an 80-minute projected video and associated...more

    The Art Drive

    Presented by the ART Drive

    August 8 - August 9, 2015

    The ART Drive returns to the South Coast on August 8-9, from 10 a.m-5 p.m. This year, 32 Dartmouth and Westport artists have teamed up for their eighth Open Studio weekend.

    Some of the...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

    Chess at Fuller Craft Museum

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    August 13, 2015

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

    Theater Things

    Presented by Essex Art Center

    June 26 - August 13, 2015

    An array of custom costumes, props, set pieces, and various items crafted for the stage. Designs and confections by artists of Acting Out Theater Company Inc.

    Image credit: Captain...more

    A Show Within A Show Within A Show Within A Show

    Presented by Essex Art Center

    June 26 - August 13, 2015

    "A Show Within A Show" by Patrick Guerrero & Kate Delaney is a storytelling experience about perspective, memory and the unreliable narrator. The space is transformed into a theatre with an...more

    Free Fun Friday!

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    August 14, 2015

    Fuller Craft Museum will have a free family day with demos and hands-on craft activities for children and adults alike.  

    Free Fun Fridays is an annual 10-week summer program that...more

    Memory: Witness of the Unimaginable

    Presented by Le Laboratoire Cambridge

    April 17 - August 16, 2015

    Memory is a stunning sensory art experience created by music composer Dániel Péter Biró and master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, working with Le Laboratoire founder David Edwards...more

    Continuum of Innovation: Haystack Clay Selects

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    February 28 - August 23, 2015

    This exhibition celebrates the innovative achievements of past Haystack Mountain School of Crafts clay faculty as they comment on the contemporary evolution of ceramic practice through a...more

    Just Around the (Charles) Riverbend

    Presented by Cambridge Art Association

    July 7 - August 27, 2015

    Just Around the (Charles) Riverbend
    Celebrating 40 years of the Riverbend Park Trust and the legacy of Isabella Halsted

    Show dates: July 7-August 27, 2015 at...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


    Women of Vision: Artwork by the National Association of Women Artists, MA Chapter

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    June 5 - August 28, 2015

    This summer the Multicultural Arts Center welcomes the artists of NAWA, an association that has, for 125 years, fostered public awareness of and interest in visual art created by women. Dating...more

    Gifrants performs at artKitchen Café

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    September 3, 2015

    Gifrants’ credentials as a songwriter, composer, vocalist, guitarist and arranger reflect his versatility as well the diversity of his work which encompasses roots, traditional, pop,...more

    God Save the People! From the Stamp Act to Bunker Hill

    Presented by Massachusetts Historical Society at Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston

    February 27 - September 4, 2015

    To tell the story of the coming of the American Revolution in Boston, this exhibition follows the evolution of colonial thought and political action through the letters and diaries of men and...more

    Photographing Places: The photographers of Places Journal, 1987-2009

    Presented by MIT Museum at MIT Museum, Cambridge

    March 11 - September 6, 2015

    This new exhibition in the Kurtz Gallery for Photography in the MIT Museum features a range of images by twenty photographers whose work appeared in the influential landscape and urban design...more

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