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    Byzantium to Russia: Origins and Development of Russian Icons, 1200-1900

    Presented by Museum of Russian Icons

    May 2 - September 12, 2015

    This exceptional, compelling selection of 48 icons and extraordinary artifacts from the British Museum traces the stylistic development of sacred art from ancient Byzantium, center of Christian civilization, to the introduction of Christianity to Russia. The exhibition of rare icons will also include Byzantine cast metal objects, ivories and engraved gems.

    This is the first time the renowned British ...more

    Free Fun Fridays

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    June 26 - August 28, 2015


    Women of Vision: Artwork by the National Association of Women Artists, MA Chapter

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    June 5 - August 28, 2015

    This summer the Multicultural Arts Center welcomes the artists of NAWA, an association that has, for 125 years, fostered public awareness of and interest in visual art created by women. Dating...more

    Free Fun Friday! Old Sturbridge Village

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village and Highland Street Foundation at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

    August 28, 2015

    Old Sturbridge Village and the Highland Street Foundation are pleased to announce Free Fun Friday on August 28, 2015, when visitors get into OSV for free!  Watch hearth cooking...more

    Who Might I Be?

    Presented by The Nave Gallery

    August 7 - August 29, 2015

    Whether through play or humor, to blend in or stand out, out of empathy or solidarity, through ritual or performance, out of insecurity or fear, or for countless other reasons, we sometimes feel...more

    Architectural Darwinism: Which Buildings Stand the Test of Time?

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

    August 29, 2015

    Don’t miss this special guided tour around Boston’s North End to discover the secrets behind common architectural features. With the help of a Boston By Foot docent, explore how modern...more

    Plein Air Painters of America: Looking East

    Presented by Cape Cod Museum of Art

    June 6 - August 30, 2015

    The Plein-Air Painters of America is a small group of accomplished professionals who are dedicated to painting from life and to using field studies as the inspiration for studio works. Since...more

    Allison Beonde: 1947, Rosewell

    Presented by Aviary Gallery at Aviary Gallery, Boston

    August 6 - August 30, 2015

    Aviary Gallery is excited to present Allison Beonde’s exhibition of thrilling photographs ‘1947, Roswell.' Beonde explores the famous UFO sighting of 1947, and the fictionalized and...more

    Gifrants performs at artKitchen Café

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    September 3, 2015

    Gifrants’ credentials as a songwriter, composer, vocalist, guitarist and arranger reflect his versatility as well the diversity of his work which encompasses roots, traditional, pop,...more

    Opening Celebration: Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    September 3, 2015

    To celebrate the opening of the special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on view September 3, 2015 to January 3, 2016, the Harvard Art Museums will host a panel discussion to...more

    Up-Close Seminar: Arlene Shechet

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    September 3, 2015

    Contemporary artist Arlene Shechet will describe her innovative approach to sculpture through a discussion of select objects from the collection of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, which she came to...more

    God Save the People! From the Stamp Act to Bunker Hill

    Presented by Massachusetts Historical Society at Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston

    February 27 - September 4, 2015

    To tell the story of the coming of the American Revolution in Boston, this exhibition follows the evolution of colonial thought and political action through the letters and diaries of men and...more

    Transcending Reality

    Presented by Abstract Artists Group of New England

    August 25 - September 5, 2015

    Transcending Reality showcases eighteen abstract artists whose work foregrounds the direct experience of color, shape, line, and texture. The exhibit includes both two-dimensional and...more

    The Picasso Women Visit the White-Ellery House: Gabrielle Barzaghi

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum

    September 5, 2015

    The White-Ellery House (1710) has served as the backdrop for a series of one-day contemporary art installations by local artists for seven years running. The series continues this year with an...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


    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

    Wild Music: Experience the Sounds and Songs of Life

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

    May 30 - September 6, 2015

    Whales compose, bullfrogs chorus, songbirds greet the dawn, and people everywhere sing and dance. What do we all have in common? Find out at the EcoTarium’s exciting hands-on exhibit, Wild...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

    Ten Plus Years: The Art of Josh Dorman

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall, Falmouth

    July 1 - September 7, 2015

    Gallery Hours:  Monday through Friday:  10 am to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday:  10 am to 2 pm

    Diane Chen KW, Beauty in Nature: Hand-Carved Ceramic Vessels

    Presented by Lexicon Gallery

    August 15 - September 7, 2015

    Opening Saturday August 15, 6-8pm

    Show Continues through September 7

    Diane Chen KW works in partnership, each piece a collaboration with a ceramic artist who throws or hand-builds...more

    Arlene Shechet: All At Once

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    June 10 - September 7, 2015

    The first museum survey of sculptor Arlene Shechet, this major exhibition features over 150 objects that trace the development of her innovative practice over the past 20 years. For her entire...more

    Strandbeest: Happenings

    Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at City Hall Plaza, Boston

    August 28 - September 10, 2015

    Enjoy the first public opportunity to experience the Strandbeests and explore its ideas through action, motion, demonstration and participation. Explore life with a beest or two during our...more

    Images of Grief and Healing

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    August 10 - September 11, 2015

    Grief may be a universal human emotion, but the expression of grief is highly individual, as evidenced by “Images of Grief and Healing” at the Chandler Gallery. The exhibit, juried by...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

    Exhibition Opening Reception

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

    September 17, 2015

    Join us for an opening reception to celebrate the 3 new exhibitions at the Tufts University Art Gallery - "Shahzia Sikander: Parallax", "Last Folio", and Sophia Ainslie's "In Person -...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

    Summer Exhibition

    Presented by The Guild of Boston Artists at The Guild of Boston Artists, Boston

    June 24 - September 19, 2015

    The Guild's Summer Exhibition features more than 100 paintings by our members. We are especially happy to include multiple pieces by our 13 newly elected members. The subjects cover a variety of...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

    Open Rehearsal with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    September 20, 2015

    Experience the craft of music-making first hand. Sit in with the members of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra as they rehearse a piece of music. Experience the decisions and process of making music...more

    Lextopia: Lexington's Launch of mid-Century Modern

    Presented by Lexington Historical Society at Lexington Depot, Lexington

    June 20 - September 20, 2015

    The Lexington Historical Society celebrates  the town’s unique architectural legacy with a new exhibit that opens in June 2015: Lextopia: Lexington’s Launch of Mid Century Modern. In the...more

    Opening Reception for the Fall Exhibitions

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    September 20, 2015

    Join us to celebrate our exciting new season of exhibitions inspired by artists’ friendships and collaborations. Free and open to the public.

    Book Illustration Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys

    Presented by The Brush Art Gallery & Studios at Brush Art Gallery, Lowell

    August 8 - September 22, 2015

    Exhibit Dates: August 8 to September 12

    Reception: August 15 at 2:00 PM and Artist Talk at 3:00 PM by Award Winning Children’s Book Illustrator / Author, Ruth Sanderson

    The Brush...more

    Rebellion and Grace: The Graphic Workshop 1970-1992

    Presented by Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    August 24 - September 25, 2015

    The exhibition will survey the history and accomplishments of The Graphic Workshop, an artists’ collaborative in Boston, conceived at MassArt. The Workshop produced hundreds of silkscreen...more

    Raphael: The Cowper Madonna

    Presented by Worcester Art Museum 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

    The Wyeths: America Reflected Special Exhibition

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    June 6 - September 27, 2015

    “I want to show Americans what America is like,” Andrew Wyeth once declared. Together with his father N.C. and his son Jamie, Andrew Wyeth has helped to shape how Americans view...more

    Lafayette: An American Icon

    Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston

    June 17 - September 27, 2015

    The Boston Athenæum celebrates Lafayette and his role in the founding of the new United States with an exhibition of portraits and other images of Lafayette—paintings, sculptures, and...more

    Vanessa Morris & Scott Sandvik

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    October 1, 2015

    Tonight we have two special acts returning to perform at artKitchen Café. The Vanessa Morris & Scott Sandvik duo and singer-songwriter Doug Logan.

    Come experience the...more

    Singer/Songwriter Doug Logan

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    October 1, 2015

    Tonight we have two special acts returning to perform at artKitchen Café. Singer-songwriter Doug Logan and the Vanessa Morris & Scott Sandvik duo.

    Doug Logan returns to...more

    Rockport @ Night - First Fridays

    Presented by Rockport @ Night

    May 1 - October 2, 2015

    Every First Friday night beginning MAY 1st, through OCT. 2nd. Downtown galleries and shops open their doors from 4-8pm and then some...

    Rockport merchants welcomes you...more

    Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA at BSA Space, Boston

    June 17 - October 4, 2015

    BSA Space explores the power of architectural installations by featuring works by architects and designers who use this medium to test new technologies and building techniques, while executing...more

    Gallery Talk for In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    October 4, 2015

    Gallery Talk for In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations with exhibition curator Kelley Tialiou

    Last Folio film screening and discussion

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

    October 6 - October 9, 2015

    Co-organized with the Center for the Humanities at Tufts
    7:00-9:00pm: Last Folio film screening and discussion

    Please visit: ...more

    Katrina Then and Now: Artists as Witness

    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 2 - October 10, 2015

    Artists as Witness, curated by Daina Cheyenne Harvey, assistant professor of sociology at Holy Cross, brings together a myriad of contemporary artists whose work chronicles the relationship...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

    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

    Artist Talk: An Evening with Shahzia Sikander

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

    October 15, 2015

    Join us for a keynote presentation wtih artist Shahzia Sikander on October 15 at 6:00 pm in Alumnae Lounge (in the Aidekman Arts Center).  This presentation is in conjunction with Shahzia's...more

    Wishful Thinking – Jessica Brandl

    Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    August 18 - October 16, 2015

    “Wishful Thinking” – Jessica Brandl celebrates the great talent of ceramic artist Jessica Brandl as she completes her 2014-2015 residency at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at...more

    Calling all artisans and crafters! - Harvest Festival

    Presented by Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church at Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, Danvers, Danvers

    October 17, 2015

    Calling all artisans and crafters! The Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, Danvers, invites you to participate in its Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 17, from 9am to 2pm. For an...more

    Stay in Touch: Seven Years of the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship Exhibition

    Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts

    August 1 - October 17, 2015

    Established in 2009, The John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship awards $25,000 annually to a young-in-career furniture maker demonstrating a dedication to the craft. This year, the Society of Arts...more

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