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    Author Talk: The Lost Sketchbooks

    Presented by The French Cultural Center at The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB), Boston

    January 27, 2015

    Since August 2014, the world has been celebrating the centenary of World War I with events, exhibits and lectures. After an exhibit about the subject in May 2014, we invite you to continue to reflect about American involvement in this conflict. On January 27th, we are honored to welcome Mr. Rex Passion for an evening centered on an amazing discovery made in an attic that led to an exceptional book full of ...more

    Slavery in Early Massachusetts

    Presented by Massachusetts Historical Society at Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston

    February 3, 2015

    This panel discussion considesr two papers. “‘Is this where Titus lived?’ Researching and Interpreting African-American Presence in 18th-Century Rural New England,” by...more

    Ideas of Order: A Close Reading of Shakespeare's Sonnets

    Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston

    February 5, 2015

    Shakespeare’s Sonnets comprise the greatest single work of lyric poetry in English, as passionate, daring, intimate, and fiery as any love poems we may encounter. But they...more

    Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Stefan Sagmeister

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Morse Auditorium, Boston

    February 12, 2015

    The New York-based graphic designer’s bold style and careful sense of craft expands to photography, video, bookmaking, murals, installation, and more. He has designed album covers for Lou...more

    Black Votes Matter with Civil Rights Icon Bob Moses

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

    February 12, 2015

    Bob Moses’ vision of grass roots organizing led him to become a leader in the civil rights movement and Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. He initiated and organized voter registration...more

    Joyful Noise: The Pipe Organs of Trinity Church

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    February 15, 2015

     Join Trinity Church Boston's Director of Music Richard Webster and nationally recognized organ expert Jonathan Ambrosino for a history of the Trinity organs, a view of what the organ...more

    MFA Guide: African American Artists Tour

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

    February 16, 2015

    Edmund Barry Gaither, former MFA curator and director of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, guides you through the MFA’s rich collection of works by African American...more

    Signature Series at the MFA: The Artist Sings

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    February 22, 2015

    Opera is full of malevolent villains, passionate lovers, and intrepid warriors, but it is also animated by a fascinating collection of working artists—composers, painters like Cavaradossi,...more

    Opera Night at the BPL: Musical Nationalism and Folklore in Opera

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room, Boston

    February 24, 2015

    Themes of nationalism, folklore, and folk music weave a rich musical texture with a deeply moving storyline to make Kátya Kabanová one of Janácek’s most...more

    Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

    Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston

    February 26, 2015

    Killers of the King tells the shocking stories—including the fascinating fates—of the 59 men who signed the death warrant of Charles I of England in 1649. This act not only...more

    African-American Patriots Tour

    Presented by Freedom Trail Foundation

    February 1 - February 28, 2015

    If 18th-century African-American patriot Crispus Attucks could tell you his life story and rebellion in pre-Revolutionary Boston, what would he say? Tales of intrigue and bravery, poetry and...more

    Beyond Bubbie's Kitchen

    Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture

    March 1, 2015

    Join us for the sixth annual Beyond Bubbie's Kitchen as Boston's top chefs create modern twists on traditional Jewish food.

    The Oldest Living Things in the World

    Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston

    March 2, 2015

    Since 2004 Rachel Sussman has been researching, working with biologists, and traveling the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older. Her work spans disciplines,...more

    MassArt's Bakalar & Paine Galleries Present The 20th Anniversary Adderley Lecture Ft. Wangechi Mut

    Presented by MassArt at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium, Boston

    March 3, 2015

     Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the nation's first and only public college of art in the country, today announced that contemporary African artist Wangechi Mutu will deliver the...more

    Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi

    Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston

    March 10, 2015

    Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi takes a well-known story of the struggle for control of the Mississippi River in the American Civil War, and...more

    Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Mickalene Thomas in Conversation with Anna Stothart

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Morse Auditorium, Boston

    March 16, 2015

    New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas in conversation with Anna Stothart, assistant curator at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Thomas’ portraits of black women and studies of...more

    The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Boston's Great Fire, and the Hunt for America's Youngest Serial Killer

    Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston

    March 19, 2015

    In the early 1870s, local children begin disappearing from the working class neighborhoods of Boston. Several return home bloody and bruised after being tortured, while others never came back....more

    Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England

    Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston

    March 23, 2015

    Anyone who has spent time in New England will recognize the century-old buildings that Maureen Meister will discuss in a slide lecture based upon her new book—the first comprehensive study...more

    Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Huma Bhabha

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

    March 25, 2015

    Sculptor, Huma Bhabha (Karachi, Pakistan), pushes the limits of human figuration with sculptures of grotesque dignity. Her figures are powerful metaphors for the global citizen: precarious,...more

    AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20 & 21st Centuries & The Boston Print Fair

    Presented by Fusco & Four at BCA Cyclorama, Boston

    March 26 - March 29, 2015

    8th Annual AD20/21 and The Boston Print Fair March 26-29, 2015
    The 4-Day Show is the Culminating Event in Boston Design Week
    AD20/21 Lifetime Achievement Award...more

    Opera Night at the BPL: Feminine Vengeance: Opera's Unforgettable Leading Ladies

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room, Boston

    April 1, 2015

    Opera Night at the Boston Public Library
    A series of one-hour presentations through the season that feature interviews, lectures, and mini-performances highlighting...more

    What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Kyle Athayde Dance Party

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 10, 2015

    Considered among the greatest American composers in any genre, Duke Ellington’s work looms large on the cultural landscape. In this performance, Ron Kapilow shines the What Makes it...more

    Adi Ophir: "Gentile Troubles: Saint Paul, the Rabbis, and Us"

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    April 28, 2015

    This paper will consider the history of the gentile or "goy," the Jew's "other." Although quite famous, among Jews and Christians at least, this figure has received little...more

    Free WGBH Studio Tours

    Presented by WGBH at WGBH, Boston

    February 9, 2010 - Ongoing

    Go behind the scenes for a free 45-minute tour of WGBH's all-digital studios at One Guest Street in Boston's Brighton neighborhood.

    JFK Election Victory 1960: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

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

    October 29, 2010 - 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

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