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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 Friday! The Old State House

    Presented by The Old State House Museum and Highland Street Foundation

    August 7, 2015

    Tours will occur every half hour throughout the day and will include, The Old State House Tour, The Boston Massacre Tour , and our Revolutionary Characters LIVE.

    Free Fun Friday! Concord Museum

    Presented by Concord Museum and Highland Street Foundation at Concord Museum, Concord

    August 7, 2015

    Thanks to the generosity of the Highland Street Foundation, the Concord Museum will be open FREE for all on Friday, August 7 as part of Free Fun Fridays. At the Concord Museum, visitors...more

    Free Fun Friday! Worcester Historical Museum

    Presented by Worcester Historical Museum and Highland Street Foundation

    August 7, 2015

    WHM has a new exhibit, “The Sky is Not the Limit,” celebrating 80 years of the David Clark Company in Worcester.  They will have space-related activities during the day, including a...more

    Free Fun Friday! Springfield Museums

    Presented by Springfield Museums & Dr Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden and Highland Street Foundation

    August 7, 2015

    Keith Johnson presents Bubbleology: The Secret World of Bubbles (2 shows, 11:30 & 1:30), Live Reptile Demos (Noon-3 pm), Activity: Help Build a Chinese Dragon (Hasbro Games Art Discovery...more

    Free Fun Friday! Hancock Shaker Village

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 7, 2015

    Activites include demonstrations, wagon rides, scavenger hunt, hiking tours, and a bouncy house. Free parking and overflow parking; also convenient drop-off at entrance.


    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

    Jesse Aron Green: Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    May 23 - August 9, 2015

    Jesse Aron Green’s celebrated multi-component installation Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik (Medicalized Indoor Gymnastics) (2008) comprises an 80-minute projected video and associated...more

    In/Sight exhibition and opening reception

    Presented by Lesley University College of Art and Design

    July 9 - August 9, 2015

    Opening reception (July 9, 6-8 p.m.) and art exhibition (July 9-Aug. 9) for "In/Sight," featuring professional visual artists from Cambridge and Somerville.

    80 Dusty Fingers Gallery Tour

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    August 9, 2015

    Artists-in-Residence Linee Baird, Arlene Richman, and Gary Ozias welcome visitors to special exhibition 80 Dusty Fingers and discuss their artworks, the materials they use, and their individual...more

    The Art Drive

    Presented by the ART Drive

    August 8 - August 9, 2015

    The ART Drive returns to the South Coast on August 8-9, from 10 a.m-5 p.m. This year, 32 Dartmouth and Westport artists have teamed up for their eighth Open Studio weekend.

    Some of the...more

    Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intution

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

    April 21 - August 9, 2015

    In Democratic Intuition, Mokgosi presents a new body of work created especially for the exhibition. Divided into five sections, the works offer five different perspectives on...more

    2015 James Audrey Foster Prize

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

    April 21 - August 9, 2015

    The James and Audrey Foster Prize is a biennial exhibition recognizing exceptional artists from Greater Boston. This year, the exhibition celebrates artists whose work is focused...more

    MFA: Fine Arts (Low Residency) Thesis Exhibition

    Presented by Massachusetts College of Art and Design at Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Boston

    July 27 - August 10, 2015

    MassArt’s MFA: Fine Arts (Low-Residency in Boston) program will present a special exhibition featuring the work by the Low-Residency program in Boston. The work included in the show represents a...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

    Art of the Cocktail: Gin Beyond Tonic

    Presented by Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) at Mills Gallery at the BCA, Boston

    August 12, 2015

    Art of the Cocktail: Gin Beyond Tonic

    August 12 | 6pm and 8pm

    Tired of serving these same gin drinks during the warmer months? Learn about different types of gin, and how to use...more

    Chess at Fuller Craft Museum

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    August 13, 2015

    Calling all chess players and enthusiasts! Join us for an evening of strategy, intellect, and pizza at Fuller Craft Museum. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced players are all invited to four...more

    Theater Things

    Presented by Essex Art Center

    June 26 - August 13, 2015

    An array of custom costumes, props, set pieces, and various items crafted for the stage. Designs and confections by artists of Acting Out Theater Company Inc.

    Image credit: Captain...more

    A Show Within A Show Within A Show Within A Show

    Presented by Essex Art Center

    June 26 - August 13, 2015

    "A Show Within A Show" by Patrick Guerrero & Kate Delaney is a storytelling experience about perspective, memory and the unreliable narrator. The space is transformed into a theatre with an...more

    In-Focus Talk: Organizing Fakes with Ai Weiwei

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    August 13, 2015

    Chris Molinski, the Rabb Curatorial Fellow in the Division of Academic and Public Programs, will give a gallery talk centering on Ai Weiwei’s installation 258 Fake.

    Please meet in the...more

    Free Fun Friday!

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    August 14, 2015

    Fuller Craft Museum will have a free family day with demos and hands-on craft activities for children and adults alike.  

    Free Fun Fridays is an annual 10-week summer program that...more

    Free Fun Friday! John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

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

    August 14, 2015

    All guests will be invited to take part in our complimentary Highlights Tour, a guided visit led by trained volunteer docents that is especially popular with families.

    Free Fun Friday! Cape Cod Children's Museum

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 14, 2015

    The Museum will be open from 10 am to 3 pm at no cost to visitors all day long.

    Free Fun Friday! The Children's Museum of Greater Fall River

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 14, 2015

    Animal Insticts will be on site with exotic animals. Additional outdoor actvities will be available.  

    Free Fun Friday! USS Constitution Museum

    Presented by USS Constitution Museum and Highland Street Foundation at USS Constitution Museum, Boston

    August 14, 2015

    Come celebrate Guerriere the Terrier's birthday with family fun activities, including crafts, temporary tattoos, and birthday cookies! A special Landmarks Orchestra Carnival performance and...more

    Free Fun Friday! Historic Deerfield

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 14, 2015

    Museum houses will be open for walk-through tours of the first floors.  Activity “zones” will also be set up along the street, giving visitors the opportunity to experience everything...more

    "Dog Days of Summer" Juried Exhibit

    Presented by ArcWorks Community Art Center

    July 9 - August 15, 2015

    ArcWorks is pleased to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, “Dog Days of Summer.” For this annual juried show, ArcWorks invited artists across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New...more

    Memory: Witness of the Unimaginable

    Presented by Le Laboratoire Cambridge

    April 17 - August 16, 2015

    Memory is a stunning sensory art experience created by music composer Dániel Péter Biró and master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, working with Le Laboratoire founder David Edwards...more

    34: A Group Show

    Presented by Boston Sculptors Gallery at Boston Harbor Island Pavilion, Boston

    July 22 - August 16, 2015

     As a part of the Isles Arts Initiative, a summer long public art series on the Boston Harbor Islands and in venues across Boston, the Boston Sculptors Gallery proudly hosts “34,” a group...more

    In-Focus Talk: The Renovation and Expansion Project

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    August 18, 2015

    Join us for an architectural tour that will stop on all of the Harvard Art Museums’ public floors, led by Peter Atkinson, director of facilities planning and management. You will hear about the...more

    Free Fun Friday! Museum of African American History

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus and Highland Street Foundation at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus, Boston

    August 21, 2015

    Free Fun Fridays at MAAH Boston & Nantucket (8/21)

    Free Fun Friday! Emily Dickinson Museum

    Presented by The Emily Dickinson Museum and Highland Street Foundation

    August 21, 2015

    For the second year, the Emily Dickinson Museum is participating in the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays program. Admission to the museum is free all day, and we will be...more

    Seaport Summer Camp: Works Inspired by the Season

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

    July 6 - August 21, 2015

    Seaport Summer Camp: Works Inspired by the Season

    Enjoy paintings, collage, photography and more all created by members of the Fort Point Arts Community exploring themes of summer....more

    Free Fun Friday! Discovery Museums

    Presented by The Discovery Museums and Highland Street Foundation at The Discovery Museums, Acton

    August 21, 2015

     Both museums will be open for exploration and there will be activities, music, and food outside all day on our grounds and in our tent.

    The Discovery Museums are participating in...more

    Space, Object & Artifact

    Presented by The Nave Gallery at The Nave Gallery, Somerville

    August 1 - August 22, 2015

    What do the spaces we occupy and belongings we possess reveal about us? How can personal objects and places elicit emotional responses from those unfamiliar with them? 


    Continuum of Innovation: Haystack Clay Selects

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    February 28 - August 23, 2015

    This exhibition celebrates the innovative achievements of past Haystack Mountain School of Crafts clay faculty as they comment on the contemporary evolution of ceramic practice through a...more

    In-Focus Talk: Gropius and Schawinsky, Bauhaus and Black Mountain

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    August 25, 2015

    Join us for a gallery talk by Robert Wiesenberger, the Stefan Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, as he discusses continuity and change from the Bauhaus in Germany to Black...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

    Basic Woodcarving with Leslie Barton Mulledy

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    July 23 - August 27, 2015

    Skill Level: Beginners and those with some experience

    Course Length: 6 Weeks starting Thursday July 23rd  from 6:30 pm -8:30 pm

    Class Size: 10

    What you will...more

    Free Fun Fridays

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    June 26 - August 28, 2015


    Free Fun Friday! Plimoth Plantation

    Presented by Plimoth Plantation and Highland Street Foundation at Plimoth Plantation , Plymouth

    August 28, 2015

    Plimoth Plantation is free to all. Share with your friends!

    Free Fun Friday! Clark Art Institute

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 28, 2015

    Enjoy free admission to the Clark from 10 am to 5 pm and lots of fun as part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays statewide cultural initiative. Gallery admission is free to all,...more

    Free Fun Friday! EcoTarium

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

    August 28, 2015

    Explore our exhibits, stroll our nature trails, and enjoy science programs for FREE throughout the day!

    Free Fun Friday! Griffin Museum of Photography

    Presented by Griffin Museum of Photography and Highland Street Foundation at Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester

    August 28, 2015

    On Friday, August 28, 2015 the Griffin Museum will be open from 10am – 5pm with free admission to all exhibitions thanks to the Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street...more

    Free Fun Friday! Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    August 28, 2015

    Visit Cape Cod's Nature Place!  Naturalist guided walks at 10:30am and 2pm

    Join our Aquarium feeders 12noon - 1pm for live feeding demonstrations.

    Nature Knowledge...more

    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

    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

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