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    Herb Ritts

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

    March 14 - November 8, 2015

    Herb Ritts (1952–2002) was a leading American fashion photographer of the 1980s and 1990s, known for his beautifully printed, formally bold, and sensual black-and-white images of supermodels such as Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. This new exhibition of the photographer’s work revisits the artist, whose groundbreaking 1996 retrospective, “Herb Ritts: WORK,” remains one of the most ...more


    AHA! Night (art, history and architecture)

    Presented by AHA! (art. history and architecture)

    Ongoing

    AHA! takes place every 2nd Thursday and is a FREE art and culture event that features exhibits, performances, live music, talks and tours in downtown New Bedford.

     


    JFK Election Victory 1960: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

    Presented by John F. Kennedy Presidental Library at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum, Boston

    Ongoing

    Tour the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and relive the powerful story of the Kennedy years. In our three theaters, period settings, and 25 dramatic multimedia exhibits, you...more

    The Art of the Americas Wing

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

    Ongoing

     Opening November 2010, the new wing takes a global perspective on Art of the Americas, showcasing more than 5,000 works of art produced in North, Central, and South America over the course...more

    Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art

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

    Ongoing

    Contemporary art finds a dynamic new home at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with the recently opened Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, located in the MFA’s dramatic I. M....more

    Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates

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

    Ongoing

     Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates is a new exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History featuring recently restored invertebrate models created by famed...more

    Boston Black

    Presented by Boston Children's Museum at Boston Children's Museum, Boston

    Ongoing

    Visit a Carnival garage for a traditional Afro Caribbean celebration and help to decorate a float! Go shopping at the Dominican store, learn about different hairstyles and ideas of beauty at John...more

    Mapparium®

    at Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston

    March 28, 2015 - January 4, 2022

    Plan your visit to this world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe — one of the key attractions at the Library. The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world...more

    Museum of Fine Arts: Free Admission For Youth 7-17

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

    March 30, 2015 - March 30, 2018

    The original MFA opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation’s centennial. Built in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. Over the next several years,...more

    Boston Public Library: Reserve a Museum Pass

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    March 29, 2015 - March 30, 2018

    Thanks to the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library and various Friends groups of our neighborhood branches, you are able to borrow passes to museums and other local attractions...more

    The Isabellas Free... Forever! program

    at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    March 28, 2015 - March 24, 2018

    The Isabellas Free... Forever! program provides unlimited free admission to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to everyone with the first name Isabella—forever! Complete and submit a form...more

    Birds of the World

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

    November 12, 2014 - November 12, 2017

    Boasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet, surpassing the biological diversity of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Thriving in every corner of the...more

    Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures

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

    October 18, 2014 - October 18, 2017

    War has been an attribute of human cultures throughout time, and weapons are crafted with a practical, deadly intent. Nearly as pervasive as war itself is the practice of decorating the objects...more

    Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty

    Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

    May 23, 2015 - May 28, 2017

    Patrick Dougherty bends, weaves and flexes saplings into architectural sculptures that dynamically relate to the landscape and built environment around them. Over the last 30 years, he has...more

    Sea Creatures in Glass

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

    March 24, 2015 - March 28, 2017

    Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates is an exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History featuring recently restored invertebrate models created by famed glass...more

    Nature of Scale

    Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

    October 10, 2015 - September 18, 2016

    This exhibition in PEM's Art & Nature Center explores the concept of scale – from the subatomic to the galactic – challenging our perception of perspective,...more

    Islands: Evolving in Isolation

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

    April 25, 2015 - April 25, 2016

    With bizarre woodpecker-like primates, dwarf humans, and flightless birds over nine feet high, islands are havens for some of the most unusual living creatures on our planet. Why are islands such...more

    Native Fashion Now

    Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

    November 21, 2015 - March 6, 2016

    From vibrant street clothing to exquisite haute couture, this exhibition celebrates the visual range, creative expression and political nuance of Native American fashion. Nearly 100 works spanning...more

    Images of Discovery

    Presented by MIT Museum at MIT Museum, Cambridge

    February 28, 2015 - March 1, 2016

    Photographers, image makers, and innovators Felice Frankel, Harold "Doc" Edgerton, and Berenice Abbott are featured in this new exhibition at the MIT Museum. While working at MIT, each...more

    Museum Highlights Tour at Harvard Peabody Museum

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

    February 20, 2015 - February 26, 2016

    Visit towering Native American totem poles and precious artifacts of the ancient world. See life-size casts of Maya monuments and changing exhibitions such...more

    Nature, Sculpture, Abstraction, and Clay: 100 Years of American Ceramics

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

    January 17, 2015 - January 3, 2016

    This exhibition explores ceramic art from the late 19th century to today–from the Arts and Crafts movement to Midcentury Modernism to Studio Craft and contemporary practice. Outstanding...more

    Strandbeest: The Dream Machine of Theo Jansen

    Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

    September 19, 2015 - January 3, 2016

    PEM presents the first major American exhibition of Theo Jansen's famed kinetic sculptures. Dynamic and interdisciplinary, Jansen's Strandbeests ("beach animals") blur the lines...more

    Freedom 7 Mercury Space Capsule

    Presented by John F. Kennedy Presidental Library at John F. Kennedy Presidental Library and Museum, Boston

    September 12, 2012 - December 31, 2015

    Freedom 7 splashes down at the JFK Presidential Library.

    The Freedom 7 Mercury space capsule that launched the first American, Alan Shepard, into space has landed at the Kennedy...more

    The Glass Flowers

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

    October 9, 2012 - December 31, 2015

    3,000 amazingly realistic models of plants, flowers and fruits, painstakingly crafted in glass from 1886 to 1936 by German glass artists, father and son Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. Some 4,000...more

    Freedom Rising: Reading, Writing and Publishing Black Books

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus, Boston

    January 1 - December 26, 2015

    Museum of African American History's exhibition Reading, Writing and Publishing Black Books  examine historical and cultural implications of forbidding...more

    Holiday Wrap Up Celebration

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    December 19, 2015

    Join us for an evening of holiday cheer with craft activities for the whole family. Come learn how to make origami ornaments and boxes. Create cards and ornaments from reused Xmas cards. More...more

    Finding Our Way: An Exploration of Human Navigation

    Presented by Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

    February 12 - December 11, 2015

     This exhibition explores both the biological underpinnings of human navigation and its technological history, from the sea-faring cultures of the southern Pacific to early European mariners....more

    MFA First Fridays

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

    September 6, 2014 - December 4, 2015

    MFA First Fridays: Enjoy a seasonal cocktail and music with friends!

    MFA First Fridays is on the first Friday of each month from 6:00–9:30 pm. Join us for fine art, music, cash bars...more

    artKitchen Painting Sessions with Sasha Coelho

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 2 - December 3, 2015

    Sign up for an artKitchen Painting Session with Sasha Coelho. No experience necessary. Let our resident artist, Sasha Coelho, guide you to capture an image on...more

    American Folk Art, Lovingly Collected

    Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

    July 15 - November 29, 2015

    One of the most important private collections of folk art in the country has been assembled near Worcester, with an unusual focus on Central Massachusetts portraits and painted furniture. The work...more

    From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum

    Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

    December 5, 2014 - November 5, 2015

     Featuring a rich assortment of antiquities collected by museum founder David Gordon Lyon (1852-1935), a new exhibition opening December 5, 2014 allows visitors to explore the history of the...more

    Literary Landscapes

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    February 1 - October 31, 2015

    Maps of imaginary places have accompanied literature for centuries. Visualizing the fanciful worlds described in works of fiction sets the stage for events taking place in a story, and often...more

    The Heritage Collection Exhibit

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    April 18 - October 15, 2015

    Celebrate the return of art and artifacts from Heritage’s collection of 12,000+ items in a fresh new display. Beautiful paintings, rare objects and the famed military miniatures offer...more

    Jeppson Idea Lab: Portrait of a Man by Anthony van Dyck

    Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

    March 14 - October 11, 2015

    Centering on a major conservation treatment by former Mellon Fellow Matthew Cushman, this Idea Lab presentation looks at a portrait of an unknown Antwerp man, painted by Anthony Van Dyck very...more

    Raphael: The Cowper Madonna

    at Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

    January 24 - September 27, 2015

    The Small Cowper Madonna by Raphael, one of the greatest Renaissance paintings in America, will come to Worcester from the National Gallery of Art in Washington for a...more

    Branching Out: Trees as Art

    Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

    September 27, 2014 - September 20, 2015

    This exhibition explores the often surprising ways in which contemporary artists use trees as an inspiration as well as a medium for their art.  Made from bark, wood, roots, seedpods, leaves...more

    Circles VI: Connections

    Presented by Unyted Stylz Productions at Boston University Dance Theater, Boston

    September 19, 2015

    Come see Unyted Stylz Productions' annual variety show featuring some of Boston's best talent including US Crew, StreetHYpE, Contemporarily Out of Order and for the very first time, Unyted...more

    Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

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

    January 17 - September 13, 2015

    Gordon Parks, one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time, is the subject of this exhibition of groundbreaking photographs of Fort Scott, Kansas—focusing on the realities...more

    Gonzalo Fuenmayor: Tropical Mythologies

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

    April 18 - September 13, 2015

    Fuenmayor’s Colombian heritage and Latino identity collide in works that address Latin America’s colonial past and its legacy. With an elegant flourish, he collages familiar symbols of...more

    Secret Flower Sculptures: Jean-Michel Othoniel

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

    March 12 - September 7, 2015

    Jean-Michel Othoniel, a 2011 Artist-in-Residence at the Gardner, returns with an exhibition of new work conceptualized during his residency. Known internationally for monumental sculptures of...more

    American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood

    Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

    June 6 - September 7, 2015

    This is the first major exhibition on Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) in more than 25 years and the first to explore important connections between Benton's art and the movies. After working...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

    Samurai

    Presented by Worcester Art Museum at Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

    April 18 - September 6, 2015

    Discover the samurai, in history and popular culture! Guest curator Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine, combines historical Japanese arms and armor from the...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

    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

    Hokusai

    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

    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.


    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

    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!


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