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    Thoreau's Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller

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

    November 14, 2013 - September 1, 2014

    In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau's The Maine Woods, the Harvard Museum of Natural History offers an exhibition of prints by photographer Scot Miller, who has traversed the state of Maine for years retracing the footsteps of New England's native son, Henry David Thoreau. Opening Saturday, November 16, 2013, Thoreau's Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with ...more


    Loisaida: New York's Lower East Side in the '80s

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    April 12 - July 31, 2014

     The decades leading up to the 1980s were a time of ferment and unrest in the country, triggered by events such as the Vietnam War, the bombing in Cambodia, the Kent State shootings, black...more

    Wish You Were Here - Summer Postcard Show

    Presented by Cambridge Art Association

    July 8 - July 31, 2014

    Reception and Sale: Friday, July 11th, 6-8pm


    Harborwalk Sounds: Latimbop

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    July 31, 2014

    Co-led by Colombian bassist Esther Rojas and Cuban pianist Issac Delgado Jr., Latimbop is an explosive contemporary Cuban jazz and dance music group...more

    Bigfoot

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

    July 31, 2014

    Have you ever spotted the elusive Bigfoot? Come learn about nature and the animals that share the wilderness with him, make a diorama he’d be happy to call home, and...more

    First Fridays: White Hot

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 1, 2014

    Summer in the city? You don’t have to travel far to beat the heat. Don your summer whites and head to Boston’s waterfront for a sizzling dance party with refreshing cocktails, a cool...more

    Devon Govoni: New Painting

    Presented by Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College at Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College

    May 19 - August 1, 2014

    The Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College is pleased to present new work by faculty member Devon Govoni.
    Devon’s show title, “A Wide Range of Emotions,” refers both to her...more

    Progression: Works by Ruth Daniels

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    June 20 - August 1, 2014

    When asked what inspires her as an artist, Ruth Daniels answers, “Everything from A - Z inspires me. Art, books, candy, detritus, entertainment, fractals, games, horses, images, Japanese...more

    Capturing Wellfleet Exhibition

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    July 19 - August 1, 2014

    Featuring paintings by Rick Fleury, Paul Schulenburg and award-winning plein air artists at Wellfleet Public Library. For more information please...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON AUGUST COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton

    August 2 - August 3, 2014

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

    We Are You Project @Fountain Street Fine Art

    Presented by Fountain Street Fine Art

    June 19 - August 3, 2014

     The We Are You Project is the first comprehensive 21st Century coast-to-coast exhibition depicting current Latino socio-cultural, political, and economic conditions, reflecting triumphs,...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Sarah McKenzie

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 7, 2014

    Australian pianist, vocalist, and composer Sarah McKenzie has already won wide recognition for her individualistic voice and skillful phrasing. She’s sung...more

    First Thursdays Under The Umbrella

    Presented by Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts

    August 7, 2014

    Take a break from the sun and come explore the artistic worlds hidden in our building. During First Thursdays, the artists open their doors, and visitors have a chance to come in and see the...more

    Wavelengths: Mas Ysa

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 8, 2014

    MUSIC

    Wavelengths: Mas Ysa

     

    The project of composer Thomas Arsenault, Mas Ysa combines love songs, ecstatic pop, field recordings, and techno into mournful but...more

    Collecting for the Boston Athenaeum in the 21st Century: Rare Books and Manuscripts

    Presented by Boston Athenaeum at Boston Athenæum

    April 23 - August 9, 2014

    This Exhibition is a celebration of some of the most beautiful and important rare books and manuscripts acquired by the Library since 2000. Some were gifts to the Athenæum by generous...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS The Resilient Village: Myrtle Baptist Church Historic Neighborhood

    Presented by Historic Newton at Mrytle Baptist Church

    August 10, 2014

    The Resilient Village: Myrtle Baptist Church Historic Neighborhood
    Founded at a time when the nation was recovering from the Civil War, Myrtle Baptist Church was one of the first in New...more

    Ceramics Workshop

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    July 8 - August 12, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Julie Fox
    Express yourself with clay. Perfect for students who wish to pursue individual interests in a relaxed atmosphere. All work will be fired and...more

    Beginning and Intermediate Wheel

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    July 9 - August 13, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Julie Fox
    Throw and glaze cups, bowls and other useful pottery. New beginning students will develop fundamental pot-throwing techniques while returning students...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Song Yi Jeon Quintet

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 14, 2014

    Song Yi Jeon Quintet

     

    Contemporary Jazz

    Hailing from South Korea, Song Yi Jeon is a sophisticated singer and composer who deftly combines modern jazz harmony and...more

    Mixed Media

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    August 1 - August 15, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Sarah Kahn
    All levels are welcome to this fun and relaxing class where students will explore various aspects of collage-making from start to finish. Class...more

    As Far As the Eye Can See

    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

    May 3 - August 15, 2014

    The Cantor Art Gallery will present the exhibition “As Far As the Eye Can See” in collaboration with Seven Hills Family Services from May 3 – August 16, 2014 in the Iris and B....more

    Who is Lowell? - Portraits of the City Reception

    Presented by Lowell National Historical Park

    May 18 - August 15, 2014

     Lowell, Massachusetts. A reception to showcase the work of students from Lowell High School’s Freshman Academy, “Who is Lowell? – Portraits of the City” will be held...more

    Wavelengths: Juliana Huxtable and Venus X (DJ sets)

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 15, 2014

    MUSIC

    Wavelengths: Juliana Huxtable and Venus X

    (DJ sets)

     

    New York “nightlife princess” Juliana Huxtable also identifies as a DJ, former legal...more

    'Winter' in July at the Nave Gallery Annex

    Presented by The Nave Gallery

    July 17 - August 16, 2014

    'Winter' at the Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square: July 17–August 16, 2014

    “Ice on the sill
    and the snow
    they haunt me still”...more

    One Day University

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    August 17, 2014

    One Day University is returning to Cape Cod! At One Day University there are no grades, no tests, no homework, and certainly no stress! The One Day University program offers a half-day of the best...more

    Drawing and/or Painting

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    July 8 - August 19, 2014

     Course taught by Katherine Miller

    Learn drawing techniques and color theory to help improve your work. Discover tricks to set up your palette to draw and paint still life, landscape...more

    Glass Fusing Adult/Child

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    August 20, 2014

     Adult/Child Course taught by Michel L’Huillier
    Using pre-cut colored glass pieces, glass powders, frits and stringers participants will create a small project such as a plate,...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Oyinda + Bigfoot Wallace

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 21, 2014

    Nigerian-born and London-raised, singer/songwriter/producer Oyinda draws from both pop and the British electronica scene in hypnotic, emotionally complex tracks. A...more

    Wavelengths: Hooray for Earth

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 22, 2014

    MUSIC

    Wavelengths: Hooray for Earth

     

    Hooray for Earth emerged in Boston in 2005, finding a following before relocating to New York. Widely praised, their full-length...more

    LIGHT MINUS ZERO – Photography by Rick Macomber

    Presented by Clock Tower Gallery and Winthrop Cultural Council

    July 25 - August 22, 2014

    DP/Director and photojournalist Rick Macomber is the winner of four prestigious Emmy Awards, nominated for eight Emmys in Videography and Editing and ten time first place winner for the Boston...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON WALKS East Parish Burying Ground – Art, History, and the Environment

    Presented by Historic Newton

    August 24, 2014

    East Parish Burying Ground – Art, History, and the Environment
    Come stroll through the oldest of Newton’s three historic burying grounds (1660) and discover the beauty of one of...more

    Open Media Life Figure Class

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    June 23 - August 25, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Karina Kadiyska
    This class provides a personalized instruction in a variety of drawing and painting techniques. Students will explore different observation...more

    Supercharged Painting- Oil and Acrylic

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    June 23 - August 25, 2014

     Adult Course taught by John Murray

    This class combines an active studio atmosphere with an experimental approach to painting. Students of all levels will improve techniques and...more

    Glass Mosaic Adult

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    August 26, 2014

    Adult Course taught by Michel L’Huillier
    Learn the basics of glass mosaic techniques using your creativity, a huge variety of pre-cut glass pieces, glue and make small trivet or...more

    Mixed Media Artist's Books

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    August 5 - August 26, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Cristina Hajosy
    Explore the world of artist's bookmaking with this survey of techniques and applications. From basic single sheet constructions, accordions,...more

    Supercharged Painting - Oil and Acrylic

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    June 25 - August 27, 2014

    Adult Class taught by John Murray

    This class combines an active studio atmosphere with an experimental approach to painting. Students of all levels will improve techniques and experiment...more

    Figure Education

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    July 9 - August 27, 2014

    Adult Courses taught by Helen Payne

    In this fresh approach to figure drawing, students will gain core fundamentals while exploring how artist's visions of the body were shaped by their...more

    Painting Outdoors

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    July 10 - August 28, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Michael Wilson
    Students will paint outdoors under the tents at Washington Park or in different locations that will be previously notified Explore a range of...more

    Painting Oil and Acylic

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    July 10 - August 28, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Tanya Harsch
    This is a perfect class for students of any level. Work at your own pace while receiving individual instruction and critique. Over the course of the...more

    Art for Mindfulness

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center

    July 9 - August 28, 2014

     Adult Course taught by Susan Dahl
    Discover new ways to experience your creativity. This class will introduce the concepts of meditative practices through the use of art materials and...more

    "looks can be deceiving" Opens at Harvard

    Presented by Unbound Visual Arts, Inc. and Harvard Allston Education Portal

    May 15 - August 28, 2014

     

    Unbound Visual Arts, Inc....more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Common Thread

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 28, 2014

    Founded by Berklee bassist Alissia Benveniste, guitarist Maddie Rice, and drummer Amber Baker, Common Thread is an all female collective of like-minded musicians...more

    Family Fun Fridays

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens and

    July 11 - August 29, 2014

    Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage featuring special activities designed to help you rediscover the joy of being outside together. Musical performance at the Outdoor Concert Stage at 11AM,...more

    Morning Market: The Work of Women by Lori Lander

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center

    June 5 - August 29, 2014

    The Multicultural Arts Center will be exhibiting paintings by local artist Lori Lander from June 5 until August 29, 2014, in the Upper Gallery. The paintings of Morning Market showcase the beauty...more

    Wavelengths: Boston DJ Round Robin

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 29, 2014

    MUSIC

    Wavelengths: Boston DJ Round Robin

     

    Bring your dancing shoes; Boston’s best DJs join forces for an end-of-summer party to remember.


    Free Fun Fridays

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    June 27 - August 29, 2014

    The Highland Street Foundation continues the tradition of sponsoring Free Fun Fridays at cultural institutions throughout Massachusetts this summer. Boston-area favorites...more

    ICA Summer Fridays

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    June 6 - August 29, 2014

    Your summer getaway is just a T ride away. Every Friday from June through August, you’ll experience something new and exciting at the ICA—from Wavelengths, our new series of waterfront...more

    Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Art from the Cold War Era

    Presented by Museum of Russian Icons

    June 14 - August 30, 2014

    Darker Shades of Red offers visitors a rare opportunity to reexamine and analyze the Cold War period through the exploration of the Soviet Union’s official brand....more

    Play Date: Making and Moving

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 30, 2014

    Spend the day exploring artistic expression and art-making with your family. David Parker and the Bang Group return to the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater...more

    The Eye is a Door: Landscape Photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn

    Presented by Smith College Museum of Art at Smith College Museum of Art

    January 31 - August 31, 2014