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    On the Scene: 20th Century Street Photography

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    May 30 - July 31, 2015

    In the second decade of the 20th century, as the population of New York surpassed that of London, images of street life became an increasingly appealing form of documentary and artistic interpretation among American photographers. This new subject matter was most certainly influenced by contemporary painters like John Sloan and Robert Henri, who found excitement in the physically teeming and visually cacophonous ...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

    Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    April 25 - July 31, 2015

    Considered the most accomplished American artist to adopt fauvism, Alfred Maurer (1868–1932) tirelessly explored the boundaries of artistic expression throughout his career. From his...more

    Searching for the Real

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    May 30 - July 31, 2015

    In 1948, Addison director Bartlett Hayes organized a retrospective exhibition of the work of Hans Hofmann that traced the evolution of this artist from early figurative work to fully conceived...more

    Free Fun Friday! The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and Highland Street Foundation at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    July 31, 2015

    Thanks to the seventh annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, the ICA will open its doors at no cost to visitors all day long! Activities for the whole...more

    Free Fun Friday! Sandwich Glass Museum

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 31, 2015

    In addition to traditional glassblowing, they will feature demonstrations by torch glass artist Bryan Randa .


    Free Fun Friday! Cape Cod Museum of Art

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 31, 2015

    A free day of creativity and fun for kids of all ages, sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. There will be Kite Making,  Plein Air Painting and girl scouts...more

    Free Fun Friday! Wenham Museum

    Presented by Highland Street Foundation

    July 31, 2015

    Each Friday during the summer months, the Highland Street Foundation sponsors free admission at over 70 museums and cultural venues throughout Massachusetts.  Visit the Wenham Museum for...more

    Free Fun Friday! American Textile History Museum

    Presented by American Textile History Museum and Highland Street Foundation at American Textile History Museum, Lowell

    July 31, 2015

    On July 31, 2015, enjoy free admission to the museum thanks to the Highland Street Foundation. - See more at: http://www.athm.org/programs-events/special-events/#sthash.AfEj1bdu.dpuf


    Free Fun Friday! The Eric Carle Museum

    Presented by The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and Highland Street Foundation at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst

    July 31, 2015

    Special storytime guests and book signings; picture book tattoo station; Very Hungry Caterpillar mini-parade, daylong film series; outdoor play in our orchard and courtyard; Food by Foley’s...more

    Student Guide Tour

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    July 31, 2015

    Join us for a Student Guide tour of the Harvard Art Museums. Designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, tours focus on a small number of objects, and aim to...more

    Wax and Paper: Encaustic Printmaking

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    June 29 - July 31, 2015

    “When people look at encaustic work, they can’t help but touch it,” says Lola Baltzell, president of MassWax, the local chapter of International Encaustic Artists. Baltzell is curating an...more

    After Hopper Plein Air Artists' Reception

    Presented by Addison Art Gallery

    August 1, 2015

    Featuring works created plein air by contemporary artists of places painted by the great American painter, Edward Hopper.


    Bang on a Can Marathon

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    August 1, 2015

    6-hour festival finale featuring excerpts from PHILIP GLASS's legendary Einstein on the Beach, music/video by CHRISTIAN MARCLAY, songs by MEREDITH MONK, JULIA WOLFE's forceful Singing in the Dead...more

    Discover Mount Auburn- A Walking Tour

    Presented by Mount Auburn Cemetery at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge

    August 1, 2015

    Mount Auburn, designated a National Historic Landmark, is one of the country’s most significant designed landscapes. Here the arts of horticulture, architecture and sculpture combine with the...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.


    The Wyeth DNA: Drama, Nature, Art w/ Wanda M. Corn, Art History Professor Emerita, Stanford U.

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    August 2, 2015

    Andrew Wyeth had a remarkable artist-father and has raised a famous artist-son. This talk will explore the legacy of N.C. Wyeth on Andrew’s exquisitely crafted and emotionally haunting work and...more

    Art Study Center Open Hours: Vogel Collection

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    July 6 - August 3, 2015

    Through August 3, 2015, the Harvard Art Museums are holding special open hours on Mondays, from 1–4pm, in the Art Study Center to view select works from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel...more

    In-Focus Talk: Natural History Painting in 19th-Century India

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    August 4, 2015

    Cambridge MA

    Stephanie Rozman, the Calderwood Curatorial Fellow in Islamic and Later Indian Art, will explore India’s natural history painting from the 19th century.

    Please meet...more

    Happy Hour Design Studio: Lego Challenge

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

    August 5, 2015

    Let your inner designer out and explore the playful side of architecture at this hands-on program for adults. Join other kids at heart and build amazing structures with BSA Space’s Lego...more

    August 6, Hockomock Jazz Trio Returns to artKitchen Café

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    August 6, 2015

    Fuller Craft First Thursdays presents the Hockomock Jazz Trio. Drummer Dale Ellenberg, pianist Rick Weldon, and Michael Paolucci (guitar/bass) play hard bop and reinvented jazz standards...more

    In-Focus Talk: Jesse Aron Green's Arztliche Zimmergymnastik

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    August 6, 2015

    John Hulsey, a Ph.D. candidate in film and visual studies and a graduate curatorial intern at the Harvard Art Museums, will give a talk about Jesse Aron Green’s Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik,...more

    Neighhorbood Nights: Isabella in Wonderland

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

    August 6, 2015

    Everyone’s invited to the Gardner for a free summer evening of art, music, and family fun – especially ISGM neighbors from the Fenway, Roxbury, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and Dorchester...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.


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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