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    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 during a crucial time in Greece’s history. Guest curated by Eirene Efstathiou and Evita Tsokanta.

    Image: Paky Vlassopoulou, Explosions in the sky – Welcome Ghosts. 2013. Mixed media. Courtesy of ...more


    Free Wednesday Program Open House for Seniors

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    September 17, 2014

    Senior adults are invited to attend a free sampling of the Jewish Community Center’s Wednesday Program at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on...more

    The U.S. Navy in the War of 1812

    Presented by USS Constitution Museum at USS Constitution Museum

    September 17, 2014

    Author and historian George Daughaum (1812: The Navy's War) will discuss the U.S. Navy's superb performance during the War of 1812, which forced Great Britain, and indeed all of...more

    Franklin Evans & Anthony Palocci Jr Opening Reception

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    September 17, 2014

    Franklin Evans’ site-specific, all-encompassing environments include unstretched canvases, wall paintings, photos, sound and theoretical texts. Celebrating connections over divisions,...more

    Opening Reception for The Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul

    Presented by Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery. College of the Holy Cross at Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross

    September 18, 2014

    Please join us for the opening reception for The Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul. The exhibition is an exploration of an important form of Italian installation...more

    Opening Reception for Reconfiguring Abstraction

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

    August 7 - September 18, 2014

    Please join us for the opening reception of "Reconfiguring Abstraction" at the Fort Point Arts Community Gallery on August 21, 5-7pm. Show is on view through September...more

    HISTORY BOOK CLUB AT THE JACKSON HOMESTEAD AND MUSEUM

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    September 18, 2014

    Join the book club in discussing Battle Cry of Freedom, by James M. McPherson. This Pulitzer-Prize-winning work is a fast-paced narrative that integrates the political, social, and military...more

    Sounds of Freedom: HiFadility Performs 'Jazz for Peace Love and Prosperity'

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    September 18, 2014

    Boston's Next Hot Music Producer Competition winner, HiFadility is honored to introduce audiences to a new musical experience through the Museum of African American History's MAAH Music...more

    Canon PIXMA PRO City Senses Gallery

    Presented by Canon PIXMA PRO at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter (AFH)

    September 18, 2014

    Canon invites you to PIXMA PRO City Senses. The gallery offers an interactive experience for all five senses while viewing photography from local photographers, Josh Andrus, Scott Nobles and actor...more

    The Future of the Book A Harvard Library Strategic Conversation

    Presented by Harvard Library

    September 19, 2014

    Book history continues to be a thriving area of scholarship, engaging librarians and academics from across the disciplines, including business, history, classics, art and design and, more...more

    Talk Like a Pirate Day Tours

    Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

    September 19, 2014

    Come celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day at Gore Place. What is Talk Like a Pirate Day? This parodic holiday was created in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers, of Albany, Oregon, who proclaimed...more

    HarborArts Festival 2014

    Presented by HarborArts

    September 20, 2014

    East Your Art Out!

    HarborArts Festival 2014 is the fourth annual anniversary celebration of the HarborArts Shipyard Gallery. The tradition...more

    Artist Talk with Stephanie Young

    Presented by Vessels Gallery

    September 20, 2014

    Come engage with City Works Boston Architecture in Porcelain artist Stephanie Young during the South end open Studios. Converse and learn about Young's techniique, process and inspriation for...more

    Magic Without Tricks

    Presented by The Nave Gallery

    August 27 - September 20, 2014

    Artists, consciously or unconsciously, dabble in magic. They borrow signs and symbols, and plant symbolic language, like seeds, into our hearts and minds to offer us new perceptions, and how this...more

    Jazz in the Yard

    Presented by Historic Newton at Jackson Homestead

    September 20, 2014

    Back for the fifth year! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a swinging afternoon of great jazz outdoors behind the Jackson Homestead in our natural "amphitheater" featuring flautist...more

    Anthony Palocci Jr.'s Art Exhibit

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    August 23 - September 20, 2014

    Montserrat alumnus Anthony Palocci Jr. (‘09) paints visceral portraits of ordinary, often overlooked objects from the home, studio and streets. Fans, fridges and keypads appear emotive due...more

    Celebrate our Waters en Plein Air

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    September 20, 2014

    Celebrate our Waters showcases our precious bays, ponds, lakes, marshes, creeks and beaches. Event include guided walks, bike rides, talks, tours, kayak trips, cat boat sailing, aquaculture...more

    South End Open Studios

    Presented by United South End Artists

    September 20 - September 21, 2014

    United South End Artists presents the 28th annual South End Open Studios, Boston’s premier open studios event Saturday & Sunday September 20 & 21. A back-stage pass that...more

    Spirit Awards Benefit

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    September 21, 2014

    The image of a starving artist toiling alone in a garret is ingrained into our American schema of the visual arts, but the Spirit Awards shatter the idea that artists are hermits and that...more

    Children’s Art Centre Centennial Celebration

    Presented by United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre at Children's Art Centre

    September 23, 2014

    United South End Settlements’ Children’s Art Centre is an extraordinary place tucked behind a historic gate in the South End. Under a vaulted ceiling, youngsters create and experience...more

    Life at Colonial Harvard: The Archaeological Evidence

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

    September 23, 2014

    Harvard University's 1650 charter founded a new institution committed "to the education of the English and Indian Youth of this Country in knowledge and godliness." The Harvard Yard...more

    Susan Cottle Opening Reception

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    September 24, 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

    Artist Lecture: Julian Voss-Andreae presents Sculpture Inspired by Proteins, Physics and People

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    September 25, 2014

    Art and science collide and combine in painter-turned physicist-turned sculptor Julian Voss-Andreae’s studio. Starting out as a painter Julian Voss-Andreae changed course as a young man and...more

    Florence Ladd on 'The Spirit of Josephine'

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    September 25, 2014

    Inspired by legendary performer Josephine Baker, Florence Ladd's new novel is A Family Reunion in Paris: The Spirit of Josephine. The author skillfully breathes life into the featured...more

    Parks and Recreation at Atlantic Wharf Gallery

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

    July 14 - September 26, 2014

    FPAC’s newest exhibition at Atlantic Wharf gallery embraces the spirit of summer. Parks & Recreation features art that kicks off its shoes, gets outdoors, catches a breeze, and...more

    Ambient Folklore

    Presented by Worcester Center for Crafts

    August 7 - September 27, 2014

    Worcester Center for Crafts and guest curator Luis Antonio Fraire present Ambient Folklore, the work of nine distinctive artists who intend instant visual communication in their work. Each...more

    "WINDOWS ON EARTH"

    Presented by Gallery Seven at Gallery Seven

    August 20 - September 27, 2014

    Windows on Earth: Photographs by Astronauts on the International Space Station on display at Gallery Seven through September 27th.  Proceeds from the show will support...more

    SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY AT JACKSON HOMESTEAD

    Presented by Historic Newton at Jackson Homestead

    September 27, 2014

    The Jackson Homestead and Museum is participating in Museum Day, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine, in which museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting...more

    SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY AT DURANT KENRICK

    Presented by Historic Newton

    September 27, 2014

    Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds is participating in Museum Day, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine, in which museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting...more

    Meet and greet with renowned artist Robert Bissell at Dzian Gallery

    Presented by Dzian Gallery

    September 26 - September 27, 2014

    DZian Gallery will be hosting a meet and greet with renowned artist Robert Bissell on Friday, September 26th from 5:00-9:00PM and Saturday, September 27th from 4:00-8:00PM in the Natick Mall....more

    Spirit Books Exhibition & Book Launch

    Presented by Essex County Greenbelt Association

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    Exhibition of The Spirit Books, one-of-a-kind sculptural handmade books cradled in twigs, branches, vines, and roots, to celebrate the launch of The Spirit Books book which contains images and...more

    Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks & Water

    Presented by Essex National Heritage Commission

    September 19 - September 28, 2014

    Explore Essex County’s cultural, historic, and natural sites during two weekends of 150+ FREE events! Enjoy a variety of walks, guided hikes, sails,...more

    Curatorial Tour: 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    September 28, 2014

    Join Fruitlands Curator Michael Volmar for an insider’s view of the centennial year exhibition, 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. Showcasing some of the finest items...more

    Ulterior motive: Cartoons by James Crane

    Presented by Boston University School of Theology

    July 23 - September 29, 2014

    Through simple statements, and intricate black-and-white line drawings, Jim Crane comments on theology, ecology, politics, and the human condition. His cartoons, created in the 1950s and 1960s...more

    Sarah Berry: "Castoffs & Containers" Curated Art Exhibition

    Presented by Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.

    July 17 - September 30, 2014

    Unbound Visual Arts, Inc., and Athan's Bakery and Cafe are pleased to present the opening of Sarah Berry: Castoffs & Containers at the Athan’s Café Art...more

    Summer Selective 2014, Juried Show

    Presented by Newton Open Studios at NewTV

    July 24 - September 30, 2014

    Our second annual summer juried showcase of six Newton Open Studios artists, organized by NOS. The artists and the works have been selected by juror Kathleen Smith Redman, Exhibitions Director at...more

    Urban Timber: From seed to city

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

    August 1 - September 30, 2014

    This exhibition celebrates wood as New England’s most sensible and abundant choice of material for urban building, highlighting its flexibility and technical...more

    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...more

    Henry W. Kendall Photography Exhibition

    Presented by Norfolk Charitable Trust Archive

    August 6 - October 1, 2014

    50 years of photography by distinguished physicist, environmental activist, and world-class mountaineer. His masterful photographs capture his many climbing and diving expeditions and reflect his...more

    In the House and On the Web: 21st-century Strategies For Interpreting Historic Interiors

    Presented by Nichols House Museum

    October 3, 2014

    On Friday, October 3, five speakers from Europe and the United States will come together to share experiences from their museums and heritage sites which have successfully integrated technology...more

    Global WarNing

    Presented by 555 Gallery

    September 4 - October 4, 2014

    This exhibition presents two perspectives on the true costs of carbon-based fuel production in the 21st century. The first by Garth Lenz explores the environmental costs related to the pending US...more

    Wearable Art Extravaganza

    Presented by The Loading Dock Gallery

    October 4, 2014

    Wearable Art Extravaganza in the Onyx Room at Western Avenue: from the mild to the wild. Artists from all media will be creating and showcasing wearable art. Attendees will see everything...more

    Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE)

    Presented by Boston Comics Roundtable and Lesley University College of Art and Design

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

    The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo was established in 2010 to create a showcase space for artists and writers in the greater-Boston area working in the field of comics. The event is a joint...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON OCTOBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

    HISTORIC NEWTON OCTOBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND
    Newton residents are invited to enjoy free admission to both of the Historic Newton museums. At the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington...more

    Wearable Art 2014 - MassArt Fashion

    Presented by Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    September 15 - October 5, 2014

    Fashion is art. If you don't believe us, check out "Wearable Art 2014" featuring work by students from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The exhibit showcases MassArt...more

    Line Works

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

    September 3 - October 6, 2014

    Anne Briggs' watercolors combine descriptive, lively lines of pen and ink drawing with the interpretative colorful washes of watercolor. In her recent work exhibited in Line Works, Anne...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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