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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


    Callithumpian Consort

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

    November 24, 2014

    As a part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s In-And-Out Concert Series, on Monday, the Museum invites guests to experience rarely performed pieces in a leisurely, come-and-go atmosphere....more

    Consenses: Festival of the Senses

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley

    November 18 - November 25, 2014

     Consenses
    November 18–25
    Weekdays 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday Noon-10:00 pm
    Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Wellesley College

    Consenses...more

    A Misunderstanding Un Malentendido

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    September 5 - November 26, 2014

    Eleven multigenerational Cuban artists speak in a personal language, touching upon idiosyncrasies and pivotal points in our history, urging the viewer to explore...more

    Flow: Works by Wendy Prellwitz

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    October 30 - November 28, 2014

    At the Chandler Gallery, you can almost hear the waves lapping at the shore. Having spent many childhood summers by the water, Wendy Prellwitz is fascinated by how the weather, the seasons, the...more

    A Special Evening Tour: Entertaining in the Time of the Gores

    Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place, Waltham

    November 28, 2014

    Enjoy a guided, evening tour of the Gore Place mansion including views of the Great Stairs, Great Hall, Withdrawing Room, Breakfast Room, Billiard Room, Gentlemen's Sitting Room, Servant, and...more

    Play Date: Family Concert Mister G at the ICA!

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    November 29, 2014

    Create holiday memories by bringing the family to the ICA! Explore the galleries, then take part in a fun-filled concert celebrating the power of creativity by the “irresistable”...more

    Lighthouses of Cape Ann

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    November 29, 2014

    New England lighthouse expert Jeremy D’Entrement gives an illustrated talk about the lighthouses of Cape Ann, Ipswich and Newburyport.


    Annual Show of Gratitude

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    November 29, 2014

    "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a...more

    Jewelry Showcase

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

    November 14 - December 1, 2014

     Jewelry Showcase November 6th-December 2nd
    Get a head start on your holiday shopping and peruse necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings in metals, precious stones, amber, glass, and...more

    Alex Gerasev | Short Stories

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    September 5 - December 2, 2014

    There is a childlike wonder about each “short story” that painter and graphic designer Alex Gerasev creates. Even with the whimsy his works portray at first glance, the inspiration for...more

    Horace and Agnes: a Love Story

    Presented by Griffin Museum of Photography at Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester

    October 14 - December 4, 2014

    A collaborative photographic journal that depicts the life story of characters Horace and his wife Agnes. Photography by Asia Kepka. Stories by Lynn Dowling.

    Artist’s...more

    Narrative/Non-Narrative at FPAC Gallery

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

    October 23 - December 4, 2014

    The Fort Point Arts Community Gallery is pleased to announce the second exhibition for the 2014/15 season, Narrative/Non-Narrative: Two Artistic Approaches, featuring the work of Mario Kon...more

    Spotlight: The New England Filmmakers Captive Beauty

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    December 4, 2014

    “Captive Beauty is unflinching and unforgettable.” – Indiewire

    Boston filmmaker Jared Goodman goes inside Medellín, Colombia’s all-female prison, to...more

    Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    March 6 - December 5, 2014

     Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy explores the study and teaching of anatomy, not only as a process of mapping body structures, but also as a complex social and cultural activity. The...more

    Open House at the Captain Elias Davis House

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    December 6, 2014

    Take a self-guided tour of the Captain Elias Davis House. View the rooms decorated for the holidays. Learn about life in the 19th Century from the Captain and his family. Entry will be timed.


    The Brig Pickering of Gloucester and Boston

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    December 6, 2014

    Howard L. Resnikoff presents an illustrated talk about one of Captain Elias Davis' adventures. Filled with largely forgotten local details and people, the material for this presentation is...more

    Artful Holidays in Provincetown

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    December 6, 2014

    Join popular artists Marc Kundmann and Conny Hatch for a holiday celebration as they open their studios at 14 Bradford Street, Provincetown. Meet these distinctive artists and friends while...more

    HISTORIC NEWTON DECEMBER COMMUNITY WEEKEND

    Presented by Historic Newton at Historic Newton, Newton

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

    HISTORIC NEWTON DECEMBER 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

    Jumbo: Marvel, Myth & Mascot

    Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford

    September 11 - December 7, 2014

    The exhibition will be the first of its kind to narrate Jumbo's life story from star of the London Zoo to college mascot by means of original images (posters, couriers, photographs, etc.) and...more

    Manna: Masterworks from the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection

    Presented by Tufts University Art Gallery at Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford

    September 11 - December 7, 2014

    The first exhibition in 13 years focusing on a curated selection of 47 of the finest works of painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and new media from the Tufts University Permanent Art...more

    Boston Open Studios 2014

    Presented by Boston Open Studios Coalition and City of Boston

    June 7 - December 7, 2014

    Talk to and buy art directly from the artist, see demonstrations, listen to music, sample area restaurants and peruse off-the-beaten path retail shops in Boston's historic neighborhoods! ...more

    Holiday Celebration

    Presented by RISD Museum of Art at RISD Museum of Art, Providence

    December 7, 2014

    Kick off the holiday season with live music, carolers, refreshments, and a visit with Santa.


    Art and Craft - CAM Film Series

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum

    December 7, 2014

    When Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in US history, is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con. This documentary starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper,...more

    Vernon St Studios 40th Anniversary Celebration

    Presented by Vernon Street Artist Studios

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

    Celebrating 40 years of creativity & art ......On December 6 & 7, Vernon Street Studios will host their annual open studios (which has become a much anticipated annual event).
    Over...more

    Music at the Museum at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Presented by Historic Newton

    December 7, 2014

    The Cavalier consort is a group dedicated to performing lesser known music for the viola da gamba from the era of the English Civil War and Interregnum. They will perform a program of music from...more

    Pondering Walden Discussion Series

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

    November 20 - December 11, 2014

    Consider Walden, revisited in connection with its natural and literary inspirations (Walden Pond and Henry David Thoreau's book Walden) during this in-depth discussion series...more

    Art + Design Faculty Showcase

    Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts

    November 10 - December 11, 2014

    For over a decade, this annual event features the work of faculty from within Salem State’s nationally accredited Art + Design Department. Works by both full-time and adjunct studio faculty...more

    Free Second Friday

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

    December 12, 2014

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

    Open Eyes
    6 PM
    An informal,...more

    Franklin Evans Art Exhibit

    Presented by Montserrat College of Art

    August 26 - December 13, 2014

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

    Strange Days: The Uncanny, the Curious and Quite Possibly Magical

    Presented by Lamont Gallery. Phillips Exeter Academy at Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter

    November 5 - December 13, 2014

    The Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy Presents “Strange Days”

    November 5-December 13, 2014
    Mondays 1-5, Tuesdays-Saturdays 9-5.

    Opening Reception: Friday,...more

    Schola Cantorum of Boston: Scenes from the Nativity

    Presented by RISD Museum of Art at RISD Museum of Art, Providence

    December 13, 2014

    Enjoy an evening of Reniassance music performed by the 10-member Schola Cantorum of Boston. The evening begins with a Gallery Talk at 7:15 with Museum Educator Hollis Mickey focusing on...more

    Open House at the Captain Elias Davis House

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    December 13, 2014

    Take a self-guided tour of the Captain Elias Davis House. View the rooms decorated for the holidays. Learn about life in the 19th century from the Captain and his family. Entry will be timed.


    Middle Street Walk

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    December 13, 2014

    Scheduled of Events

    10:30 a.m.
    Take a family-friendly tour of the Captain Elias Davis House to learn more about the Davis family

    11:00 a.m. to 4:00...more

    Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds

    Presented by Boston College and McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College at McMullen Art Museaum, Newton

    August 31 - December 14, 2014

    Presenting more than forty paintings and a wide selection of works on paper by Wifredo Lam (1902–82), this retrospective is the first to examine the artist as a global figure whose work...more

    Convergence: School of Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at 808 Gallery, Boston

    October 24 - December 14, 2014

    The School of Visual Arts presents its first large-scale alumni exhibition showcasing alumni working in a variety of media and at all stages of career. Guest curated by New York-based artist...more

    Joo Lee Kang: Unnaturally Beautiful & Art Faculty Review

    Presented by UNH Museum of Art

    November 1 - December 14, 2014

    November 1-December 14, 2014 (closed Nov. 11 & Nov. 26-30)

    Museum hours: M/Tu./W 10am-4pm, Th. 10am-8pm, closed Fri., Sat./Sun. 1pm-5pm

    Opening Reception, Thursday, November 6,...more

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

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    November 23 - December 14, 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...more

    Artist Marketplace

    Presented by Brookline Arts Center at Brookline Arts Center, Brookline

    December 5 - December 14, 2014

    The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to once again host its annual Artist Marketplace!

    The Marketplace hours are 12:00–4:00pm both Saturday and Sunday, with a Preview Party...more

    James Palmigiano: Recent Collages

    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, Worcester

    September 3 - December 17, 2014

    Fr. James Palmigiano is an artist and Trappist monk who resides at Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts. His collages reflect his experience of life in the monastery, with the...more

    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, Worcester

    September 3 - December 17, 2014

    The Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul is an exploration of an important form of Italian installation art: the nativity scene, or the presepe, by Margot Balboni,...more

    Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) and New Art Center at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    December 17, 2014

    Enjoy an evening of art and activities celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. Tour the galleries to learn about the Museum's collection of Judaica, sketch in the galleries, and listen...more

    WinterNight Concert

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    December 20, 2014

     Guitarist Ken Bonfield performs a solo concert of seasonal guitar instrumentals drawn from traditional arrangements as well as modern compositions inspired by the winter solstice. This...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

    Craft and Modernity: Professional Women Artists in Boston (1890-1920)

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

    November 6 - December 21, 2014

    This exhibition considers craft across media and documents women’s contributions to artistic thought that have been minimized in the art historical discourse. Organized by Boston University...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

    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

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