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Oct18 THRU Oct 28

Art

Yayoi Kusama's Where the Lights in My Heart Go

  • $14

Head to DeCordova for Yayoi Kusama’s Where the Lights in My Heart Go.

Installed in the Pollack Family Terrace, Yayoi Kusama’s Where the Lights in My Heart Go is a 10-by-10-foot chamber with a mirrored interior that visitors can step inside to inspect a never-ending illusion.

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deCordova Sculpture Park

51 Sandy Point Road
Lincoln, MA United States

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Oct18 THRU Oct 28

Art

View from the Headlands Exhibit

Dive into the must-sea View from the Headlands at Cape Ann Museum, on display through Oct. 28.

Cape Ann Museum has gone overboard with View from the Headlands, its latest exhibit honoring illustrator Harrison Cady with a collection of the late artist’s works. At the turn of the 20th century, Cady landed the covers of several publications, including Life magazine, Ladies’ Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post. While Cady’s career sent him to the Big Apple, his adoration of the waterfront in his home state of Massachusetts led him to make Rockport his permanent summer home starting in 1920. New Yorkers knew Cady for his syndicated comic strip “Peter Rabbit,” but his legacy in New England emerged from his coastal oil and watercolor paintings, such as Stage Fort Park. Created at Cady’s property known as “The Headlands,” the 1930s watercolor (seen above) depicts a troupe of children eyeing a line of cannons on a seaside cliff. Dive into the must-sea View from the Headlands at Cape Ann Museum, on display through Oct. 28.

. / Nicole Rodger

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Cape Ann Museum

27 Pleasant St.
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States

(978) 283-0455

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Oct18 THRU Oct 31

Art

Stroke of Genius

Head to Galerie d’Orsay for a collection of original paintings from Samir Sammoun inspired by the Head of the Charles. Exhibition runs September 29 through October.

Galerie d’Orsay

33 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States

(617) 266-8001

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Oct18 THRU Nov 9

Art

True Poems Flee

  • free

Vaughn Sills captures Prince Edward Island landscapes in True Poems Flee, a tribute to her late mother who lived there for 30 years.

Vaughn Sills captures Prince Edward Island in A Room of Her Own, on display in True Poems Flee at Simmons College’s Trustman Art Gallery from Oct. 4 to Nov. 9.

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Simmons College Trustman Art Gallery

300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115 United States

(617) 521-2268

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Oct18 THRU Nov 25

Art

Gone...Fishing

  • $12; $10, seniors and students; free, members and visitors under 19

Cape Ann Museum presents Jeffrey Marshall’s Truck Bed #1 and other works in Gone…Fishing, on display through Nov. 25.

In Gone…Fishing, Jeffrey Marshall uses oil, pastel and conté, ink and grease pencil to capture buoys, nets, pickup trucks and fishermen’s other objects seen from his studio overlooking Morse Sibley Wharf. Through Nov. 25.

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Cape Ann Museum

27 Pleasant St.
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States

(978) 283-0455

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Oct18 THRU Dec 2

Art

Lorraine O’Grady: Family Gained

Unearth the past at the Museum of Fine Arts through Dec. 2.

The Museum of Fine Arts is helping a Boston-born octogenarian artist keep it in the family with its latest exhibit, Lorraine O’Grady: Family Gained. Celebrating the recent acquisition of Miscegenated Family Albuma photo installation of 16 cibachrome diptychs—the collection explores O’Grady’s roots through visual comparisons of her family members with that of Queen Nefertiti of Egypt. The artist, who graduated from Boston Latin and Wellesley College, began exploring the familial history of Nefertiti during a trip to Egypt after the death of her older sister, Devonia Evangeline. While there, she noticed visual similarities between the ancient family and her own, as shown in Sisters IV (seen above) featuring mirroring black-and-white photographs of a young Lorraine beside an image of a sculpture depicting Nefertiti’s sister, Mutnedjmet. Unearth the past at the Museum of Fine Arts through Dec. 2. / Julia Aparicio

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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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Oct18 THRU Dec 13

Art

Strategies of Engagement

Don’t miss Carrie Mae Weem: Strategies of Engagement at the McMullen Museum Sept. 10 through Dec. 13.

McMullen Museum presents Carrie Mae Weems’ If I Ruled the World from Hopes and Dreams: Gestures of Demonstration in Strategies of Engagement, on display through Dec. 13.


Photo: Courtesy of Jack Shainman

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McMullen Museum of Art

2101 Commonwealth Ave. MA United States
(617) 552-8587

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Oct18 THRU Jan 6

Art

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

  • free for members; $10-23 for non-members

In Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic, more than 200 original manuscripts, drawings, photographs, ceramics and other artifacts examine how A. A. Milne and
E. H. Shepard’s children’s book character has stood the test of time.

Revisit your childhood at the Museum of Fine Arts’ Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibit. The beloved teddy bear and his gaggle of friends come to life with more than 80 of illustrator E.H. Shepard’s early sketches, nearly a century’s worth of Pooh merchandise and a handwritten letter from author A. A. Milne to Shepard. Browse original photographs of Milne with his son, the inspiration for Christopher Robin, such as Howard Coster’s 1926 portrait of the two with Christopher’s bear (seen above) from the National Portrait Gallery. Children and adults can ring a bell in a treehouse, cross a footbridge above an animated lazy river or listen to a 1929 recording of A.A. Milne reading Winnie-the-Pooh, his first of two standalone books about the beloved bear. Take a stroll through the Hundred Acre Wood nearly 100 years later at the MFA through Jan. 6. / Natalie Gale

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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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Oct18 THRU Jan 20

Art

Starfield through Contemporary Lenses

Visit Starfield through Contemporary Lenses at the Addison Gallery through Jan. 20.

Addison Gallery presents Abelardo Morell’s Cliché Verre #4 in Starfield through Contemporary Lenses, its look at sculptor Paul Manship on display through Jan. 20.

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Addison Gallery of American Art

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St.
Andover, MA United States

(978) 749-4015

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Oct18 THRU Jan 21

Art

Candice Breitz: Love Story

  • $25; $23, seniors and students 18 and older; $10, ages 7-17 during school hours; free, visitors under 18 on weekdays after 3 pm, weekends and Boston Public School holidays; free, members

A seven-channel video installation, Candice Breitz’s Love Story spotlights the global refugee crisis by presenting interviews with six individuals who fled their native countries alongside their stories acted out by Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore.

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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Oct18 THRU Mar 10

Art

Collecting Stories: Native American Art

  • $25; $23, seniors and students 18 and older; $10, ages 7-17 during school hours; free, visitors under 18 on weekdays after 3 pm, weekends and Boston Public School holidays; free, members

Collecting Stories: Native American Art features Navajo weavings, Zuni Pueblo pottery, Plains Indians beadwork and other rarely seen works.

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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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Oct27

Art

Halloween pARTy

  • $25

This second annual spooktacular event.

This second annual spooktacular event features unique art, libations, light fare, a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, photo booth, games, music and more.

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Brookline Arts Center

86 Monmouth St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States

(617) 566-5715

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