Spring 2017: April 28 - May 7

Here is a sampling of what’s to come for Spring ArtWeek! The full calendar will be published the first week of April – stay tuned!

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April 2017

Protected: The Art of Meteorology

5 TV Place
Needham Heights, MA 02494-2302 United States

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All the World Is Here Gallery Talk

April 28 at 11:30 am12:00 pm
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Co-Curator Diana Loren will lead a talk in the newly opened exhibition, All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology.

$12
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Kickoff Event “Artweek on Newbury”

April 28 at 5:30 pm7:00 pm
Joe’s American Bar & Grill, 181 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Kickoff ArtWeek on Newbury! Guests will enjoy Joe’s Art of Food special (to be announced), entertainment from Arthur Murray Dance Center (and learn a few dance steps), a chalk art demonstration, live music, and more!

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Light Up the Night – Prudential Tower

April 28 at 7:00 pm11:55 pm
Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199 United States

As a special nighttime salute to our arts, cultural, and creative communities, the Prudential Tower will light up during ArtWeek on opening night of Spring ArtWeek (April 28) in multicolored splendor.

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The Winthrop Art Association Spring Arts Festival

April 28 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
EB Newton Cultural Center, 45 Pauline Street
Winthrop, MA 02152 United States

Dawn Mahoney, President of the Winthrop Art Association, will give a special talk about the exhibition that is a part of The Spring Arts Festival, a chance to see the work of local artists that compete in different categories for awards.

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The Lost Music of Canterbury

April 28 at 7:15 pm10:00 pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

The acclaimed professional vocal ensemble Blue Heron celebrates the completion of its 5-CD series “Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks” with a gorgeous program of highlights from this treasurehouse of music. We are thrilled and deeply honored to be joined for the occasion by Nick Sandon, the world’s leading expert on the Peterhouse partbooks…

$10 - $32
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Taking Apart the Partbooks

April 29 at 9:00 am5:00 pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, 11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

We celebrate the completion of our 5-CD series Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks with a special day of events devoted to this source and its historical context. We are thrilled and deeply honored to be joined for the occasion by Nick Sandon…

$47.5
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Metal Casting & Sam Adams Tour

April 29 at 10:45 am3:45 pm
Stonybrook Fine Arts, 24 Porter Street
Boston, MA 02130 United States

Learn the basics of metal casting, watch the molten metal flow and leave with an aluminum object!

$50
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Weld A Critter and Sam Adams Tour

April 29 at 10:45 am3:45 pm
Stonybrook Fine Arts, 24 Porter Street
Boston, MA 02130 United States

Play with fire in this beginner workshop returning to ArtWeek due to popular demand! Learn the basics of MIG Welding, shop safety, using tools and equipment.

$50
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Make a Silver Ring & Sam Adams Tour

April 29 at 10:45 am3:45 pm
Stonybrook Fine Arts, 24 Porter Street
Boston, MA 02130 United States

Learn the basics of jewelry making in this introduction. Beginners welcome!

$50
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Protected: Design Your Own Tumbler

270 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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MIT Museum’s Idea Hub – Paper Circuits

April 29 at 12:00 pm4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Celebrate ArtWeek at the MIT Museum! Join us in the Idea Hub – our creative technology space – for Paper Circuits. Use copper tape and LEDs to create your own artistic light up cards, paper models, and more!

$10
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You’re Unique, But Is Your Bag?

April 29 at 2:00 pm6:00 pm
O bag Store, 128 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Work with Boston’s fashion elite to build your very own wearable work of art. Refreshments and live music will be provided. O bag – your bag, your watch, your way.

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Fire and Ink

April 29 at 2:30 pm3:00 pm
Jerome Street Studios, 128 Jerome Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States

Go beyond traditional painting. Use alcohol inks and fire to create artworks that defy description.

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Protected: Vox Equalis FREE concert at Brickbottom Gallery

1 Fitchburg Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

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DanceTheYard Artist Talk Back

April 29 at 8:00 pm8:45 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts 02568 United States

DanceTheYard (DTY) is The Yard’s resident dance collective. Co-directors and choreographers Alison Manning, The Yard’s Executive Director, and Jesse Keller, The Yard’s Director of Island Programs & Education (with Artistic Advisor David R. White), have been building a body of work…

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Public Art Duck Tour

April 30 at 10:30 am12:00 pm
Prudential Center Duck Stop, 53 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Learn about Boston’s vast art that is sprinkled through the city streets that we pass every day. Wonder what that statue represents that you walk past every day, or ever ask yourself who that statue is of and what their significance is? Want to know where you might be able to find amazing, free hidden art throughout the city? If so this is the tour for you. Experience Boston as you never have before on this amazing new city tour,…

$40
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MIT Museum’s Idea Hub – Kinetic Sculptures

April 30 at 12:00 pm4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Celebrate ArtWeek at the MIT Museum! Join us in the Idea Hub – our creative technology space – for Kinetic Sculptures. Create a unique moving art piece engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages and pulleys!

$10
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Sculpture Exhibition in Adams Park Roslindale

April 30 at 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Adams Park Roslindale Village, Washington Street
Roslindale, MA 02131 United States

Alan Kaplan will be available on Sunday, April 30th and Saturday, May 6th from 1:00 – 3:00PM at Adams Park to talk about the work on display, his creative process and the value of viewing and creating art in the modern world.

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The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival

April 30 at 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Public Library of Brookline, Brookline Village, 361 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual celebration of kids’ creativity in which young filmmakers create short movies telling the entire stories of Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor books in roughly 90 seconds. The film festival, now in its sixth year, was founded by children’s author James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish)…

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The Magic of Java

April 30 at 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Shadow theater and live music, popular highlights of the Javanese village at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, come to the galleries of the Peabody Museum! Touch beautiful hand-painted puppets, try out the instruments, and sample coffees from the islands of Indonesia.

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Omni Parker House Literary Tour

May 2 at 1:30 pm3:00 pm
Omni Parker House, 60 School Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States

Where did Charles Dickens practice his reading of “A Christmas Carol” before speaking in front of an American audience? Where did the Transcendentalists hang out on the last Saturday of every month? Where did Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm X work before they were Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm X? Susan Wilson is back by popular demand to uncover the rich literary history…

$10
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Write a Passage

May 2 at 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Gallery 263, 263 Pearl Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Join us for a monthly journey towards better health and happiness through expressive and creative writing. Special for ArtWeek, we’ll do a group story writing activity that gets everyone thinking and writing together!…

$5
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Explore Danza Orgánica’s New Work!

May 3 at 10:00 am12:00 pm
Tony Williams Dance Center, 284 Amory Street #5
Jamaica Plain, MA 02119 United States

Join Danza Orgánica as they build their new piece – join the company warm up, witness their creative process, and learn a section from their repertoire.

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Lowell Makes: 3D Printing and Laser Etching

May 3 at 5:00 pm9:00 pm
Lowell Makes, 47 Lee Street
Lowell, MA 01852 United States

Join us for the 2017 Spring ArtWeek open house, featuring 3D printing and laser etching! Lowell Makes is one of the biggest makerspaces in the Boston area, featuring fully functioning metal, wood, leather/tailor and mechanical shops…

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Treasures of the State Library of Massachusetts

May 4 at 3:00 pm3:45 pm
State House, Special Collections Department, State Library of Massachusetts, 24 Beacon Street Room 55
Boston, MA 02133 United States

Visitors will see treasures from the State Library collections that are not normally on public view, including some of the earliest published laws of Massachusetts, a realistic facsimile of Mayflower passenger William Bradford’s manuscript journal Of Plimoth Plantation…

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“After the Final Curtain” Talk and Tour of Everett Theatre

May 4 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Hyde Park Branch Library, 35 Harvard Avenue
Hyde Park , ma 02136 United States

Join Artists-at-Large for a special talk by Matt Lambros, author of After the Final Curtain. After the talk, tour the Everett Theatre and join for a special reception with Lambros.

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Boston Sound Off: Local Music for Local Change

May 4 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Dudley Cafe, 15 Warren Street
Boston, MA 02119 United States

As artists and musicians, it can be hard to know how to create the most effective political, social, and cultural change in our communities. On May 4th, EBASS will host a public discussion acknowledging that arts activism looks different for everyone…

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Protected: O+ Festival and Artist Talk

Washington Street, Essex Street, Merrimack Street
Haverhill, MA 01835 United States

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour of “Painted Landscapes”

May 6 at 9:00 am10:00 am
Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA 02563 United States

Enjoy exclusive access to this Heritage’s 2017 special exhibit, “Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views.” Explore a variety of landscapes through the eyes of contemporary artists. This private tour…

$25
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City Heart Art Sale and Show

May 6 at 10:00 am4:00 pm
Prudential Center Mall, 800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA United States

Join Unbound Visual Artists for the 7th annual City Heart Art Show & Sale featuring over 50 artists that have experienced homelessness from five art programs. Special for ArtWeek, there will be art demonstrations, a community art-making project, and a raffle for valuable prizes.

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Protected: Open Arts Day

321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472 United States

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The Rotating Portrait

May 6 at 12:00 pm4:00 pm
The Shops at Prudential Center, 800 Boylston Street near the Starbucks
Boston, MA 02199 United States

Come watch multiple artists contribute to “The Rotating Portrait”! This 4-hour event will feature one costumed model doing one pose, and six different artists working in different styles and media, with music accompaniment offered by students from the Berklee College of Music…

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MIT Museum’s Idea Hub – Data Sculptures

May 6 at 12:00 pm4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Celebrate ArtWeek at the MIT Museum with this brand-new workshop! Join us in the Idea Hub – our creative technology space – for Data Sculptures. Build unique physical representations as you explore interesting ways to visualize and tell stories with data.

$10
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Celebrate Public Art!

May 6 at 12:45 pm2:00 pm
Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway, between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park Atlantic Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02106 United States

Experience the two features of Armenian Heritage Park by participating in World Labyrinth Day: Walk as One. Then take delight by participating in the Reception to View the 2017 Configuration of the Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron that annually reconfigures symbolic of the immigrant experience. Jared Bowen, WGBH Arts Editor will offer remarks…

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Poe’s Boston: A Walking Tour

May 6 at 1:00 pm2:30 pm
In front of the Milner Hotel, 78 Charles Street South
Boston, MA 02116 United States

The Raven’s Trail Walking Tour of Poe’s Boston: This 90-minute tour explores Poe’s connections to Boston—from his birth here in 1809 to his return as a young man in 1827 and his controversial appearance before the Boston Lyceum in 1845…

$15
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Create the Space for Creativity

May 6 at 5:30 pm7:30 pm
JP Knit & Stitch, 461 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States

Wish you could find more time for creativity, find a space to create in, and find a way to maintain the creative spark? Discover new tools for better time and space management, along with helpful exercises for getting those creative juices flowing…

$20
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MIT Museum’s Idea Hub – 3D Printing and Design

May 7 at 12:00 pm4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Celebrate ArtWeek at the MIT Museum! Join us in the Idea Hub – our creative technology space – for 3D Printing and Design. Learn how to design your own sculpture in three dimensions using Tinkercad and explore how 3D printers can turn digital models into reality.

$10
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Harmony & Hope: Responding to Violence with Music

May 7 at 3:00 pm5:00 pm
First Church, Roxbury, 10 Putnam Street
Roxbury, MA 02119 United States

In May 2016, Riverview Chamber Players presented the First Annual Harmony & Hope. This year we are presenting a two-hour performance with string quartet and gospel choir, interwoven with spoken word. This concert is designed to help ease the pain in our hearts…

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Here is a sampling of what’s to come for Spring ArtWeek! The full calendar will be published the first week of April – stay tuned!