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    Perfectly Strange

    Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

    September 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    The aesthetic of the strange can mean many things.  Terms such as surreal, primitive, symbolic, and uncanny describe works that rely on a connection with the odd or illogical. In our day-to-day lives we use words such as quirky, weird, bizarre, peculiar, eerie, disturbing, distorted, and foreign to describe what resides outside the parameters of “the normal.”  To complicate things further, ...more


    Print Productions

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    December 13 - December 20, 2014

    As a part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner's Open Studio, drop by the Education Studio for this month's Print Productions. The Short Gallery showcases a unique collection of printed...more

    From Sin City to Atro/City

    Presented by Cooper Gallery

    December 20, 2014

    In-Gallery talk with Marlon Forrester

    Forrester considers the juncture of African American males, guns and art in a walking contemplation through two galleries of...more

    Feast Your Eyes

    Presented by Wellesley College

    September 17 - December 21, 2014

    Artfully photographing a meal is not only a recent foodie fad, but taps a long history of feast and famine imagery. Connecting contemporary interest in cuisine with the rich tradition of still...more

    John Altoon

    Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

    October 8 - December 21, 2014

    The first major retrospective of John Altoon (1925-1969), a little-known yet important artist whose brief but significant career unfolded in Southern California from the 1950s until his untimely...more

    Works on Paper

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

    October 24 - December 21, 2014

    Works on Paper is a national show juried by MFA assistant curator of contemporary art - Al Miner.  Seventy-five artworks were selected from nearly 800 entries.  Opening Reception Friday...more

    Mark Bradford: Sea Monsters

    Presented by Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

    September 11 - December 21, 2014

    This just-completed body of work draws upon the example of Medieval and Renaissance maps: specifically, the tendency of cartographic illustrators to use fantastical creatures to mark uncharted...more

    Vessels: An Exhibition of Fiber Art

    Presented by The Nave Gallery

    December 3 - December 21, 2014

    What does a vessel or container mean to you? Is it a functional object, or something spiritual or emotional? Is it a “useful pot to put things in”? A place to put things for...more

    Kwanzaa Celebration: Music, Drumming and Storytelling

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    December 22, 2014

    Millions around the world celebrate Kwanzaa, a joyous celebration of family, community, and culture. It is a holiday that grew out of ancient African "first-fruit" harvest festivals,...more

    Franklin Evans Exhibit

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    August 26 - December 26, 2014

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

    Jamie Wyeth

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

    July 16 - December 28, 2014

    The first comprehensive retrospective of artist Jamie Wyeth (born 1946) will examine his imaginative approach to realism over the course of six decades, from his earliest childhood drawings...more

    Winter Lights 7

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

    December 6 - December 28, 2014

    Handmade gifts for the holidays including ceramics, glass, sculpture, paper , photography and fine art.

    The public is invited to a reception for the artists on Saturday December 6th, from...more

    Storied Walls: Murals of the Americas

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

    August 6, 2012 - December 31, 2014

    Features large-scale drawings, photographs, and actual pieces of murals from the Awatovi, Maya, and Moche cultures. From New Mexico and Guatemala to the desert cities of Peru, the murals provide a...more

    Final Flight: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon

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

    February 22 - December 31, 2014

    Final Flight: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon, a species that once filled North America’s skies by the billions....more

    Metal Petals

    Presented by The Artist Gallery at The Roudenbush Community Center

    December 1 - December 31, 2014

    Join photographer and jeweler Laura Doran for MetalPetals. Her altered photography, featuring metal and petals, printed on watercolor paper and mounted on stretched canvas, will be on...more

    Hammond Residential Real Estate South End Exhibits: The World We Live In

    Presented by Hammond Residential RE

    September 20 - December 31, 2014

    The Hammond Residential Real Estate office located in the ATELIER 505 building, at 505 Tremont Street in Boston's South End, is pleased to present an exhibit in conjunction with Canvas Fine...more

    "Address Unknown: Traces of Hope" Exhibition

    Presented by Unbound Visual Arts, Inc.

    October 8 - December 31, 2014

    Address Unknown: Traces of Hope represents hope and resiliency in the plight of homelessness. Each of the four artists share an experience with homelessness and through their creativity,...more

    Noon Year's Eve

    Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium, Worcester

    December 31, 2014

     Join the festivities at our Noon Year’s Eve celebration. Help us decorate our very own lighted ball and watch it drop at 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. during exciting kid-friendly...more

    First Night Jubilee Concert

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    December 31, 2014

     On New Year's Day in 1863, Frederick Douglass said that he "finally knew joy!" Join the Museum of African American History and the Handel and Haydn Society at the historic...more

    Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - Present

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

    October 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present is the first exhibition in 40 years to examine the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from the mid-twentieth century through to the...more

    One Language is Never Enough: Latino Artists of Southern New England

    Presented by Fitchburg Art Museum at Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg

    September 21, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    One Language is Never Enough: Latino Artists in Southern New England is a group exhibition featuring twenty-four contemporary artists who currently live and work in Connecticut,...more

    Exterior Spaces, Interior Places

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    September 2, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    The Addison Gallery’s extensive permanent collection offers countless opportunities to create exhibitions that explore interesting connections and contrasts between artworks of various media...more

    Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    September 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    This exhibition brings together seven landscape paintings from the 1880s by the American artist Dwight Tryon and sets them within the context of Tonalist works from the Addison’s collection...more

    Bow Down: Queens in Art

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

    September 12, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    What are we seeing when we look at a queen: the person or the crown? Bow Down uses diverse works by Albrecht Durer, Francisco De Goya, Andy Warhol, and others to capture the viewer's...more

    Discover the Unseen World this Holiday Vacation

    Presented by EcoTarium - A Science and Nature Museum at EcoTarium, Worcester

    December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Join us for Days of the Unseen World. During Holiday Vacation, our Science Discovery programs will be themed around our newest National Geographic planetarium film, "Mysteries of the...more

    JOY & PEACE ON EARTH

    Presented by Clock Tower Gallery and Winthrop Cultural Council

    November 29, 2014 - January 5, 2015

    “JOY & PEACE ON EARTH” Art Exhibit and Sale featuring work created by local artisans. Opening Reception at The Clock Tower Gallery. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00-3:00pm. Show...more

    Exhibit: Songes Metalliques

    Presented by The French Cultural Center at The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB), Boston

    December 3, 2014 - January 5, 2015

    In December, the French Cultural Center is delighted to bring to its gallery Songes Métalliques, a collection of photographs by French artist Rith Banney.

    Fascinated by...more

    Luminos/C/ity.Ordinary Joy

    Presented by The Cooper Gallery

    December 11, 2014 - January 8, 2015

    In Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy, we explore a visual nexus of African urban subjectivities through an innovative consideration of the Jean Pigozzi Contemporary Art Collection (CAAC)....more

    Free January 9 Second Friday

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

    January 9, 2015

    Hands-on! 4–6 pm 
    Art making for ages 4+ with adult (while supplies last)

    Open Eyes 6 pm
    An informal, guided conversation about an art...more

    Siberia Imagined and Reimagined

    Presented by Museum of Russian Icons at Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton

    September 13, 2014 - January 10, 2015

    Siberia Imagined and Reimagined brings compelling photographs of Siberia by Russian photographers to America for the first time. The photography exhibition offers a true insider’s...more

    Family Fun Day: The Fishing Families of Gloucester

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    January 10, 2015

    Take a closer look at the Maritime Fisheries Galleries and the special exhibition Portraits of a Working Waterfront; create a family portrait of your own in the Activity Center.


    Gallery Talk with Jim Hooper

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    January 10, 2015

     Join photographer Jim Hooper in the special exhibition Portraits of a Working Waterfront. This program is free for members or with Museum admission. Space is limited. Reservations are...more

    National Gallery - CAM Film Series

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum

    January 11, 2015

     National Gallery is master documentarian Frederick Wiseman's portrait of the estimable London institution of the same name. Wiseman, who spent 12 weeks deep inside the National Gallery,...more

    Opening Reception: The Power of Negative Thinking

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    January 16, 2015

    In the main gallery, enjoy light refreshments with the artists and curator of The Power of Negative Thinking. Upstairs, in the Holzwasser Gallery, join NAC artist and educator Chuck...more

    The Long Count/The Long Game

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    January 15 - January 17, 2015

    Featuring Bryce Dessner, Shara Worden, Kelley Deal, and Evan Ziporyn

    Matthew Ritchie concludes his 18-month residency at the ICA with this multimedia stage production about the beginning...more

    Writing Workshop

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    January 17, 2015

     Each face holds a story. Using the exhibit Portraits of a Working Waterfront and the Fisheries and Maritime collection, participants will write about the working waterfront, imagining...more

    Donatello, Michelangelo, Cellini: Sculptors’ Drawings from Renaissance

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    October 23, 2014 - January 19, 2015

     The Gardner Museum's exhibition- inspired by the self-portait of Florentine artist Baccio Bandinelli and in the collection- is the first one to do an in-depth study of the multifaceted...more

    Small Works Show

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC) at Made in Fort Point Store, Boston

    December 5, 2014 - January 24, 2015

     
    In conjunction with the FPAC Holiday Sale taking place December 5th -7th in the 315onA lobby, the Small Works Show features over 40 works no larger than 16”x16” including...more

    Panel Discussion about Gloucester's Working Waterfront

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    January 24, 2015

     Participants to include individuals pictured in the special exhibition Portraits of a Working Waterfront; discussion will touch on daily life, rewards and challenges, and possible future...more

    Back to School: Geography in the Classroom

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    September 2, 2014 - January 25, 2015

    American schoolchildren have studied geography since the late 18th century. Traditionally viewed as an essential subject for boys’ and girls’ education, geography was taught to...more

    Mark Morris Dance Group

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    January 21 - January 25, 2015

    Mark Morris returns to the ICA for the first time since 2007! Beloved for his inventive, uniquely musical, and contagiously joyful dances, the Brooklyn-based choreographer will present four works:...more

    Imaginal/Imagining the World at the Adams Gallery

    Presented by Suffolk University

    November 25, 2014 - January 25, 2015

     An exhibit of artwork from the faculty of Suffolk University's New England School of Art & Design

    The theme "Imaginal" refers to the imaginary, to the image, and...more

    Niho Kozuru: Cast & Layered

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

    October 28, 2014 - January 28, 2015

    Cast & Layered premieres new work by Boston sculptor Niho Kozuru. Kozuru casts her iconic columnar forms in glass. The light-filled sculptures, with their turned forms,  reference...more

    An Evening with Kip and Vanilla Chip

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    January 29, 2015

    Join artist Stephen St. Francis Decky in an exploration of his adorably subversive characters and the ways in which they navigate life in a terminally cute world. This interactive event promises...more

    LEGACY - Mother, Daughter ART Exhibition

    Presented by Artist Exposure

    December 20, 2013 - January 31, 2015

    “LEGACY” Exhibit Opening Reception: Friday, December 20th 5 – 8:00 PM ARTIST EXPOSURE PRESENTS: “Legacy” Exhibit December 20 – January 31, 2014 Mother,...more

    Sounds of the Working Waterfront

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    January 31, 2015

     Robert Bradshaw premiers his original composition created for the Portraits of a Working Waterfront exhibition. Reservations are required. Space is limited. Also offered at 3:00 p.m.


    AFFORDABLE ORIGINAL ART Exhibition

    Presented by Gallery/Studio Z

    December 18, 2014 - January 31, 2015

    Selected pieces from the stable of the gallery & the collection of the director (Prices range from $50-$1,500)


    Free Day

    Presented by MASS MoCA

    January 31, 2015

    On a day when our galleries teem with visitors and activities, take a peek behind-the-scenes in every aspect of the museum. Director Joseph Thompson elaborates on the history of our...more

    Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    March 8, 2014 - February 1, 2015

    Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty – On view beginning March 8, 2014
    Whistler’s Peacock Room reimagined – drawing parallels between the excesses of the Gilded Age and...more

    The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    March 29, 2014 - February 1, 2015

    Photochemical film is quickly drifting into obsolescence as the motion picture industry transitions to digital media and fewer and fewer manufacturers and labs produce and print film. Yet many...more

    Portraits of a Working Waterfront: Photographs by Jim Hooper

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    October 11, 2014 - February 1, 2015

    An exhibition of 75 photographs of men and women who make their livings working today in one of this country’s oldest seaports, Gloucester, Massachusetts. The images were taken by Jim Hooper...more

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