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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


    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

    Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam

    Presented by Poetry Jam

    February 13, 2011 - Ongoing

    Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and Jeff Robinson starting at 7:30pm and a Featured Poet and Open Mic accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio starting at 9:00pm –...more

    Jad Abumrad

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    May 9, 2015

    TCo-host of Radiolab, one of the most popular public radio programs around, Jad Abumrad is also trained in creative writing and music composition and a 2011 MacArthur Fellow (the “Genius...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

    Stephen Dubner

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    April 7, 2015

    An award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality, Stephen J. Dubner is best-known as co-author of the books Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, and Think Like a Freak....more

    The Bow Makers Dilemma

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 2, 2015

    The case against ivory and the search for Pernambuco
     

    Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall
     


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

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Public Library 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Recovering from Brain Injury: A Poetry Reading by Catherine Morocco

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot, Lexington

    March 15, 2015

     "Moon without Craters or Shadows is, "a remarkable documentation of the experience of and recovery from two brain surgeries...it sizzles with perception, imagery and vision. It is...more

    Travel & Taste Brazil: The Pantanal, a Wetland Wonderland

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    March 12, 2015

    The Pantanal, one of the world's largest wetlands, is about 10 times the size of the Everglades and one of the most pristine and biologically rich environments on the planet. During the rainy...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

    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

    Artist Talk - Gabriel Martinez

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

    March 3, 2015

     GABRIEL MARTINEZ, A CUBAN-AMERICAN NATIVE OF MIAMI, FLORIDA, WORKS PRIMARILY WITH PHOTOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION. ALTHOUGH MANY OF HIS PROJECTS HAVE BEEN MOTIVATED BY THE THEMES...more

    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

    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 Many Faces of Arnold Schoenberg

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 1, 2015

    Arnold Schoenberg has been a controversial figure in the history of Western music, but he is one of the most influential and intriguing musicians of the last century. In this lecture/recital, Dr....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

    Travel & Taste South Africa: On Safari and off the Beaten Path

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    February 26, 2015

    South African safaris are famous for a spectacular array of wildlife that includes predators and prey, grazers, browsers, and scavengers. You probably know "the Big Five": lion, leopard,...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

    Bill Brett Retrospective, Lecture, and Signing

    Presented by New England Mobile Book Fair

    February 25, 2015

    At 6:30 PM on Wednesday, February 25th we will be celebrating Boston by hosting a retrospective of Bill Brett's unparalleled career as Boston's preeminent photographer. He...more

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

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Public Library 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

    Our Mathematical Universe: The Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot, Lexington

    February 24, 2015

    This evening, MIT professor and author of Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality, Max Tegmark will lead us on an astonishing journey through past, present...more

    Signature Series at the MFA: The Artist Sings

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

    The Origins of Maya Civilization: New Insights from Ceibal

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and Museum of Science, Boston at Geological Lecture Hall, Cambridge

    February 19, 2015

    In the 1960s, Gordon Willey and a team of Harvard archaeologists led the investigation of Ceibal, a Maya site in Guatemala. Their research revealed that Ceibal was a very early settlement, one...more

    Building a Sustainable Worcester: Taking a Regional Food Hub from Vision to Reality

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    February 19, 2015

    As the sixth largest agricultural region in the country, Central Massachusetts is poised to play a big role in the distribution and processing of locally grown food. Embracing the region’s...more

    Curator Workshop and Info Session

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    February 18, 2015

    This workshop brings together emerging and aspiring curators to learn about curating contemporary art from a curatorial professional. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue...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

    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

    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

    Film Screening: Please Don’t Eat the Daisies

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    February 12, 2015

    Join us for a screening of "Please Don’t Eat the Daisies" (1960), a classic comedy starring Doris Day and David Niven based on Jean Kerr's stories about an art critic and his...more

    Travel & Taste Ethiopia: Hidden Jewel of Africa

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    February 12, 2015

    Ethiopia might not be the most obvious choice as a destination in Africa. It lacks the classic safari appeal of Kenya and South Africa, and its infrastructure is not as well developed, but...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

    The Persistence of Memory: An Evening with Leora Tec

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot, Lexington

    February 11, 2015

    Never Again. These iconic words have been written and spoken countless times in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Part of the admonition Never Again is Never Forget. Join Leora...more

    From tablet to Tablet: An Evening with Sven Birkerts

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot, Lexington

    February 10, 2015

    The context of reading has changed throughout history, but never so radically as in recent decades. We all are implicated in digital culture, taking part in a transformation that extends far...more

    Fighting for Freedom: The Civil War and Its Legacies

    Presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge

    February 8, 2015

    Harvard University Professor Timonthy Patrick McCarthy in conversation with Suzan-Lori Parks, playwright, Father Comes Home From the War; Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse...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

    Author Michael M. Greenburg Talk and Signing for His Book 'The Court-Martial of Paul Revere'

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books, Cambridge

    February 5, 2015

    Please join us as Michael Greenburg talks about his book The Court-Martial of Paul Revere, the first book that strips away the myths that surround Paul Revere and reveals...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

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