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Apr24 THRU Apr 27

Art

Hive

Seth Clark presents Hive, a collection of work that spans five years and is inspired by the deterioration of architecture.

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Gallery Bom

460 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118 United States

(617) 651-2664

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Apr24 THRU Apr 29

Art

Mardi Gras Indians

Painter Robert Freeman and photographer Max Stern collaborate for Mardi Gras Indians, inspired by traditional garb created by a New Orleans community that blends African and Native American traditions.

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Adelson Galleries

520 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118 United States

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Apr24 THRU Apr 29

Art

Simulacrum

In Simulacrum, six artists use maps, sounds, renderings, projections and algorithms to explore reality and representations.

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A R E A Gallery

460 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118 United States

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Apr24 THRU Apr 30

Art

In the Garden at Panopticon Gallery

Photo by Christine Collins

Panopticon Gallery is unearthing its spring exhibit, In the Garden, with photographs that highlight a range of gardening activities, from harvesting produce to planting perennials. Eight budding artists make up the crop, including Beth Dow, who focuses on the formal serenity of gardens, and Joshua White, whose series of pigmented prints flaunts the gentle nature of fledgling vegetation. Boston-based photographer Christine Collins cultivates alternative inspiration with her untitled series about New England’s backyard beekeepers who garden with a purpose. Buzz by In the Garden through April 30. / Brynne Crawley 

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Panopticon Gallery

502c Comm. Ave.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(781) 718-5777

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Apr24 THRU May 4

Art

Babson College

In A bird I do not know, Jane Marsching investigates the Eskimo curlew, a species that’s believed to be extinct, through text, video and sound.

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Hollister Gallery

231 Forest St.
Wellesley, MA 02457 United States

(781) 235-1200

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Apr24 THRU May 6

Art

PlayTime at Peabody Essex Museum

Unleash your inner child at the Peabody Essex Museum’s PlayTime. The nearly 40-work exhibit includes large-scale installations, sculptures, photographs, videos and more from 17 contemporary artists exploring the different ways in which the act of playing allows us to express ourselves. Pedro Reyes’ working musical instruments had a previous life as 6,7000 guns confiscated by the Mexican government, while Lara Favaretto puts colorful car-wash brushes in motion. Then there’s Work No. 329, thousands of pink balloons from Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed, that visitors can shimmy their way through. Make a play date at the PEM through May 6. / Julia Aparicio

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Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square, 161 Essex St.
Salem, MA 01970 United States

(978) 745-9500

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Apr24 THRU May 20

Art

Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth

  • $15; $12, seniors; $5, students; free, visitors under 18 and all visitors named Isabella; $2 off with same-day Museum of Fine Arts admission

Heaven on Earth displays three of Fra Angelico’s reliquaries from the Museo di San Marco, Florence alongside Assumption and Dormition of the Virgin, the Renaissance master’s first work acquired in the United States in 1899.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 United States

(617) 566-1401

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Apr24 THRU May 28

Art

Klimt and Schiele: Drawn

  • $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

Klimt and Schiele: Drawn juxtaposes the Austrian artists’ depictions of the human body with a display of 60 rare drawings to mark the centenary of their deaths.

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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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Apr24 THRU May 28

Art

Step Right Up to the Phantasmagoria!

  • $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

Step Right Up to the Phantasmagoria! simulates spooky illusions and projections that once thrilled early-19th-century Americans and Europeans.

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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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Apr24 THRU May 31

Art

In:Accessible

In In:Accessible, NuVu Studio students design projects to create solutions to real-world problems, such as helping a one-armed veteran to practice archery.

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Gallery 344

344 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

(617) 349-4380

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Apr24 THRU Jun 17

Art

Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist

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

Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist explores the Attleboro native’s lifelong passion for light, landscape and painting outdoors.

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Cape Ann Museum

27 Pleasant St.
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States

(978) 283-0455

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Apr24 THRU Jun 30

Art

Unreal Estate

Painters Jeff Quinn and Doug Henders explore the imagined in Unreal Estate.

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Kabinett Gallery

450 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118 United States

(617) 826-9377

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Apr24 THRU Jul 8

Art

Jennifer Packer: Tenderheaded

Jennifer Packer: Tenderheaded includes portraits and paintings of funerary bouquets.

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Rose Art Museum

415 South St.
Waltham, MA 02453 United States

Wed.-Sun., 11 am-5 pm
(781) 736-3434

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Apr24 THRU Jul 8

Art

Fresh Goods at the Concord Museum

The Concord Museum simulates a thrift shop in Fresh Goods: Shopping for Clothing in a New England Town, featuring a collection of 18th- and 19th-century garments. Curated by David Wood, the exhibit showcases 14 authenticated Concordian ensembles and also includes letters, advertisements, photographs, paintings and diaries from the era to highlight the relationship between people and their clothes, including a Parisian dinner dress and this portrait of Ellen Louisa Tucker Emerson. Guests can even uncover their historic fashion aesthetic through an online shopping mock-up that includes the items on display. Go window shopping at the Concord Museum’s Fresh Goods through July 8. / Brynne Crawley               

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Concord Museum

201 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742 United States

(978) 369-9763

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Apr24 THRU Jul 31

Art

Gun Country

Gun Country displays 40 works from the collection that depict firearms, from Bill Owen’s Suburbia series to Harry Benson’s photos of Bobby Kennedy’s assassination, in the Museum Learning Center.

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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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Apr24 THRU Sep 9

Art

Unfolding Histories

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

Unfolding Histories documents Cape Ann’s Native American life, first European settlers, the temperance movement and beyond through historical and archival materials.

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Cape Ann Museum

27 Pleasant St.
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States

(978) 283-0455

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Apr24 THRU Sep 28

Art

Lived Space at deCordova

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is making room for its spring exhibit, Lived Space: Humans and Architecture. Showcasing a collection of prints pulled from the permanent collection, it examines the emotional and physical connections we place on the spaces we create and make our own by bringing together artists influenced by their architectural surroundings. Find works by Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Abelardo Morell and Massachusetts-based artist Sarah Malakoff, who utilizes large-scale color photographs of quirky spaces to touch on deeper themes of identity, including her Untitled Interior, which features a lone lion statue hiding in the stairway of a psychedelic hallway.  / Julia Aparicio

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deCordova Sculpture Park

51 Sandy Point Road
Lincoln, MA United States

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Apr24 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.

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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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Apr24 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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Apr24 THRU Apr 7

Art

Entangled in the Everyday

  • $15; $13, seniors; $10, students; free, members and visitors under 17; free, Thu. after 5 pm

The 13th installment of the ICA’s annual collection exhibition, Entangled in the Everyday showcases Tara Donovan’s tape installation Nebulous, Nari Ward’s shopping cart Savior and other examples of artists working with common materials.

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Institute of Contemporary Art

25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210 United States

(617) 478-3100

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Apr27 THRU May 6

Art

ArtWeek

Be a part of the big picture when ArtWeek comes to Boston on April 27 through May 6. In its sixth year, this 10-day festival aims to showcase artists’ processes while also providing hands-on experiences for art lovers across
the state. You can peruse a wide range of activities, from getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse at rehearsals for contemporary dance company Urbanity Dance (pictured) to helping paint a hallway mural as part of the Brain Arts Open House at the Dorchester Art Project. Check out any of the more than 500 events in 155 Massachusetts neighborhoods during ArtWeek.
/ Julia Aparicio

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Apr28 THRU Apr 30

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Art in Bloom

Celebrate the return of spring with Art in Bloom, the Museum’s annual festival of fine art and flowers, Saturday through Monday, April 28 to 30. Enjoy exquisite art from across the MFA’s collection paired with magnificent floral interpretations created by New England garden clubs. Daily events include tours of flower arrangements throughout the galleries; demonstrations of flower arranging for your home; casual dining among masterpieces; and outdoor walking tours. Plus, shop the new MFA Art in Bloom Market and Garden Cart for unique flower—and gardening—related gifts.

Want a sneak peak? Art in Bloom launches with an Evening Preview of freshly installed arrangements on Friday, April 27, from 5 to 10 pm.

mfa.org/artinbloom

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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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