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May21 THRU Jun 2

Art

Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America

Soar toward the McMullen Museum of Art at
Boston College from Feb. 11 to June 2.

Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art is sporting a little extra university pride with its winter exhibit Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America, featuring restored sculptures, ceramics and more from Japan’s Meiji period (1868 to 1912). Recent conservation of a bronze eagle donated to BC in the 1950s by Larz Anderson’s estate sparked a further desire to explore the piece’s Meiji origins and how it ended up in the U.S. Showcasing various depictions of birds of prey in Japanese art, such as in Suzuki Chokichi’s Eagle with Outstretched Wings (seen above), the exhibit also examines American art collectors’ fondness for the pieces. Soar toward the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College from Feb. 11 to June 2. / Caroline Long

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McMullen Museum of Art

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

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May21 THRU Jun 2

Art

Happy Place

  • $30

Unleash your inner child and head to the Happy Place from April 5 to June 2.

Don’t worry, be happy when interactive pop-up Happy Place brightens Back Bay with 13,000 square feet of multisensory rooms and Instagrammable installations. After sold-out runs in Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto, the exhibit comes to Boston with 12 immersive spaces that include a Super Bloom Room filled with 40,000 gold flowers, a gravity-defying Upside Down Room and the World’s Largest Indoor Confetti Dome where visitors are encouraged to make a mess. Happy Place founder Jared Paul—a talent manager and producer who headed the Boston Strong benefit concert in the wake of the marathon bombings—created the experience to encourage visitors to embrace positivity. Unleash your inner child and head to the Happy Place from April 5 to June 2. / Julia Aparicio

The Happy Place exhibit parks at 500 Boylston St. from April 5 to June 2 (888-718-4253)
$30. happyplace.me.

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500 Boylston St.

500 Boylston St.
Boston, United States

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May21 THRU Jun 2

Art

Frequency Tuning

Inspired by satellite images, Lynda Schlosberg paints quantum theories in space using bright dots and lines in Frequency Tuning. May 1-June 2.

Tune in to Kingston Gallery’s latest exhibit, Frequency Tuning, a visual exploration of our senses and the energy that exists beyond what we can physically experience. Boston-based abstract painter Lynda Schlosberg draws inspiration from satellite images of rivers, glaciers and forests to create this collection showcasing layered lines, dots and shapes over broad canvases. Combining themes of direction and fluidity, her work depicts vibrating ebbs and flows where strategic cut-outs of color pop against smooth backdrops, as seen in Tuning In (seen above). Frequent the Kingston Gallery from May 1 to June 2. / Caroline Long

Kingston Gallery 450 Harrison Ave., Boston (617-423-4113) kingstongallery.com. MBTA: Silver Line to E. Berkeley. Wed.-Sun., noon-5 pm, and by appointment. • Inspired by satellite images, Lynda Schlosberg paints quantum theories in space using bright dots and lines in Frequency Tuning. May 1-June 2.

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Kingston Gallery

450 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA United States

(617) 423-4113

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May21 THRU Jun 9

Art

'Calypso'

Head to Beacon Hill for Salon’s latest exhibit ‘Calypso’ featuring the the work of designer and woodworker Kate Casey running April 18 through June 9.

Salon hosts Peg Woodworking founder Kate Casey’s Calypso exhibit from April 18 through June 9. For more information, visit salondesign.us.

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Salon

126 Charles St.
Boston, Massachusetts

(857) 449-3971

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May21 THRU Jun 16

Art

Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular

Through June 16, the Museum of Fine Arts presents Frida Kahlo’s ‘Self-Portrait with Hummingbird and Thorn’ and other works.

Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular displays eight of the painter’s traditional Mexican folk works in the wake of the museum’s recent acquisition of Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia). Feb. 27-June 16. 

Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave., Boston (617-267-9300) mfa.org. MBTA: E Green Line to MFA. Sat.-Tue., 10 am-5 pm; Wed.-Fri., 10 am-10 pm. $25; $23, seniors and students; $10, ages 7-17 during school hours; free, visitors under 18 on weekdays after 3 pm, weekends and Boston Public School holidays; free, members.


Photo:  Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust / MFA

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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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May21 THRU Jun 16

Art

Green Places/Green Spaces/Greenhouses

Get a breath of fresh air at Cape Ann Museum from April 13 to June 16.

It’s easy being green at Cape Ann Museum’s latest exhibit, Green Places/Green Spaces/Greenhouses. This panoramic photography series by Esther Pullman spans 20 years of the artist’s career, capturing spaces where plants thrive and cultivate. The collection showcases blooming, tri-fold shots highlighting serene settings and exploring themes of time and decay, while bright, earthy color palettes represent rebirth and new life, such as in Stowell Park (seen above), featuring three side-by-side images shot from the interior of a greenhouse looking outward to a lush garden. A longtime Cape Ann summer resident, Pullman set her sights on many structures along Cape Ann and the North Shore. Get a breath of fresh air at Cape Ann Museum from April 13 to June 16. / Caroline Long

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Cape Ann Museum

27 Pleasant St.
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States

(978) 283-0455

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May21 THRU Jul 21

Art

Harlem: In Situ

Head uptown to catch other works by former Phillips Academy artist-in-residence Dawoud Bey and Bostonian Lorraine O’Grady, on display from March 30 to July 21.

At the Addison Gallery of American ArtHarlem: In Situ burrows into a century of the neighborhood’s artistic influence, from a 1928 linoleum cut print by James Lesesne Wells to early 20th-century street photography by Aaron Siskind and artists walking those same blocks today. That includes Kehinde Wiley, who invites subjects to re-enact Old Master portraits, as in his Officer of the Hussars, which sees a denim-clad subject sporting Timberlands and toting a saber while on horseback a la Théodore Géricault’s 1812 portrait on view in the Louvre. Head uptown to catch other works by former Phillips Academy artist-in-residence Dawoud Bey and Bostonian Lorraine O’Grady, on display from March 30 to July 21.

Photo: Grocery Store by Aaron Siskind

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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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May21 THRU Jul 28

Art

Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors

Exploring friendship, love and loss in The Visitors, Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson uses nine channels of video and sound to showcase his friends playing music in different rooms of a New York estate. Through July 28.

Hit all the right notes at the Institue of Contemporary Art’s latest exhibit, Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors, a nine channel audio-visual projection of musicians staged at a New York estate. The piece, which the Icelander premiered in 2012, shows nine performers in separate rooms of the sprawling house all singing the same refrain. That song is an arrangement inspired by “Feminine Ways,” a poem written by Kjartansson’s ex-wife as the two ended their professional and personal relationship. With a meditative feel that’s meant to alternate between tragic and joyful, the piece was recorded in a single take on nine cameras scattered throughout the house. Feel the rhythm at the ICA through July 28. / Caroline Long

Institute of Contemporary Art 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston (617-478-3100) icaboston.org. MBTA: Silver Line to Courthouse. Tue.-Wed. and Sat.-Sun., 10 am-5 pm; Thu.-Fri., 10 am-9 pm. $15; $13, seniors; $10, students; free, members and visitors under 18; free, Thu. after 5 pm.

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Institute of Contemporary Art

25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210 United States

(617) 478-3100

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May21 THRU Mar 1

Art

Collecting Stories: A Mid-Century Experiment

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

The Museum of Fine Arts presents Marsden Hartley’s Black Duck as part of its Collecting Stories exhibit, which is on display through March 8, 2020.

Collecting Stories: A Mid-Century Experiment features works acquired for the museum’s provisional collection, an initiative from 1941 to 1957 to gather pieces from contemporary American artists. May 4-March 8, 2020.

Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave., Boston (617-267-9300) mfa.org. MBTA: E Green Line to MFA. Sat.-Tue., 10 am-5 pm; Wed.-Fri., 10 am-10 pm. $25; $23, seniors and students; $10, ages 7-17 during school hours; free, visitors under 18 on weekdays after 3 pm, weekends and Boston Public School holidays; free, members.

Photo: The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund / 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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May23

Music

Passion Pit

  • $38-$58

Boston-bred band Passion Pit is back Thursday May 23 at the House of Blues.

It’s been one decade since Cambridge rockers Passion Pit dropped their full-length studio debut, Manners. Frontman Michael Angelakos is the only remaining member from that time, but despite the turnover he’s set to celebrate the 10-year mark of that album with an anniversary tour that stops in Boston. The former Emerson student minds Manners and more at the House of Blues on May 23.

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House of Blues

15 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(888) 693-2583

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Sep13

Music

The Who: Moving On!

The Who plays Fenway Park for their Moving On! tour on Sept. 13.

Fenway Park

4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(877) 733-7699

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