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New England Conservatory's First-Ever Open Studios

New England Conservatory Celebrates 150th Anniversary with First-Ever Open Studios.

In honor of its 150th anniversary, the New England Conservatory will open its state-of-the-art Student Life and Performance Center with a wide range of programs including concerts, interactive workshops and seminars. Local food trucks will be on site throughout the day. For more program highlights, visit: http://necmusic.edu/musicians-play-door-open

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New England Conservatory Student Life and Performance Center

255 St. Botolph St.
Boston, MA United States

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Sep23 THRU Dec 10


McMullen Museum of Art Fall Exhibitions

Take a look at these fall exhibitions with two looks at landscapes.

The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College is breaking ground on its fall exhibitions with two looks at landscapes. First up, Nature’s Mirror: Reality and Symbol in Belgian Landscape chronologically traces the birth of the art form from the Middle Ages through the early 20th century with the help of professor Jeffrey Howe. He’ll be on hand for a walk through the Daley Family Gallery on Sept. 24 to chat about the 120 rarely seen works from the likes of Antwerp printmaker Hieronymus Cock, School of Tervuren realists and symbolist painter Léon Spilliaert (whose Trunks of Beech Trees in Spring, 1945 is seen above). Elsewhere, professor Alston Conley paints the Maine and Massachusetts skies with collage techniques a la Matisse. Dial into these landlines at the McMullen Museum, where Nature’s Mirror and New England Sky are on display through Dec. 10.  / Sarah Hagman

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McMullen Museum of Art

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

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Sep23 THRU Dec 10


Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada

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

Aug. 11 brings a bout for the ages when the Museum of Fine Arts unveils Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada. The new exhibit pits two 19th-century Japanese woodblock artists—both students of the ukiyo-e print powerhouse Utagawa school—against each other, displaying 100 works in color-coded frames: black ash for Kuniyoshi, cherry for Kunisada (whose 1820s print The In-demand Type is pictured here). See how each master tackled the same subject matter, from cheeky theater actor portraits to epic sumo battle renderings, in the Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery, where the rivals go head-to-head through Dec. 10. / Sarah Hagman

Nellie Parney Carter Collection / Photo © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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Sep25 THRU Oct 1


American Therapy Comes to Boston

If you had one thing to say to America, what would it be?

Political artist Julie Ann Otis wants to make peace as entertaining as conflict with her latest installation, American Therapy. Artists armed with typewriters, sketchpads, and a wealth of compassion will facilitate and create spontaneous work based reflections from your frustrations and hopes about our current political reality.

Can’t make it to Blackstone Square? Join from Oct. 2 through 8 at Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress St. or Oct. 9 at Evans Way Park. More info at: www.americantherapy.org

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Blackstone Square

1535 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02118 United States

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Polarity: New Paintings by Louise LeBourgeois and Elsa Muñoz

  • Free

Ever essential water serves as the subject in each painter’s project, yet the collections’ visual manifestations have opposite tendencies and address the many forms in which this element can actualize. LeBourgeois continues her project of painting controlled and contemplative horizons, inspired by water’s subtle albeit ever-changing state, while Muñoz captures its volatile, unpredictable nature inherent within.

Join us for the opening and to meet the artists First Friday, October, 6 – 8 PM


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Gold Gallery

460C Harrison Ave, Suite 18
Boston, MA 02118 United States

(857) 239-8972

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Art   |   Party

Brookline Arts Center Halloween pARTy

  • $25; 21+

Join the Brookline Arts Center spooktacular Halloween pARTy featuring unique art, libations (including a signature cocktail!), light fare, a costume contest, photo booth, games, music and more. This event is 21+.

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