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On the evening of June 20, join the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for Juneteenth—the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. In partnership with the Transformative Culture Project, the night includes thoughtful discussion, powerful art and engaging activities featuring artists from Boston's local creative community.
Juneteenth dates back to June 19, 1865, when news of the end of the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation’s declaration “that all persons held as slaves are, and henceforward shall be free” reached Galveston, Texas—nearly two-and-a-half years after Lincoln issued the proclamation. Today, this holiday is observed around the country with celebrations including parades, cook-outs, performances, community engagement, and more.
• Catch a screening of Marvel's "Black Panther" on the Huntington Avenue lawn beginning at 8:30 pm with lawn games and live entertainment preceding the screening—including DJ TROY Frost and an artist-led workshop with Chanel Thervil. "Black Panther" kicks off this year's Roxbury International Film Festival—the largest New England film festival dedicated to celebrating films by, for, and about people of color—and the MFA's Sunset Cinema film series.
• Visit the galleries on a tour highlighting African American artists, whose works are on view in the Museum, and hear from Chanel Thervil during her Artist Talk at 5:30 pm as she discusses representations of blackness, the relationships between figures and abstractions, and the techniques used in her work.
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Join Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges, photographer Jennifer Waddell, and project collaborators for a photography exhibition with a poetry reading celebrating Mattapan and the people who make this Boston neighborhood the vibrant community that it is
The poetry reading will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will run from June 15 - August 15 at the Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library.
In conversation with the themes in the A.R.T.’s world premiere production of Jagged Little Pill, “The Family Room” is an art showcase created to highlight stories and experiences of belonging and family with an emphasis on QTPOC and WOC perspectives. “Family” comes in different forms and we go about creating biological and chosen family in a variety of ways. Belonging to a group or family informs our own identity. “The Family Room” creates the space to explore the things we inherit from family—the good or the bad and anything in between. We invite artists from our communities to peel off the masks and get real, uplifting the importance of vulnerability amongst our family.
5PM – Art Showcase Walk (artists TBA, food provided)
6PM – Performances (artists TBA)
7:30PM – Jagged Little Pill
From the Cambridge Art Association:
We look forward to sharing our 2018 National Prize Show with you from May 17 through June 23 in both our Kathryn Schultz Gallery and our University Place Gallery. We hope that you join us for the Public Opening Reception of the 2018 National Prize Show on Wednesday, May 16 from 6 - 8pm.
"The Arts Fuse" (http://artsfuse.org) has initiated a series of talks on the endangered state of theater and arts criticism. The first session took place on February 26 and dealt with the shrinking of serious arts coverage in the mainstream media: "The Boston Globe" along with NPR stations WGBH and WBUR. HowlRound videotaped what was a very lively discussion: http://howlround.com/livestreaming-for-the-love-of-arts-criticism-at-arts-fuse-in-boston-monday-26-february-2018
The May 7th evening will focus on exploring on the value of small arts magazines in the Boston area. It will also examine ways in which they can be supported at a challenging time for independent arts journalism.
Where do we go from here?
Join Boston-area thinkers, institutions, entrepreneurs, activists, city officials, and artists for a discussion to commemorate the Civil Rights Movement and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. This discussion aligns with themes found in “Monuments to Us,” on view now.
America has a long, complicated history when it comes to accepting or embracing blackness. Similarly, millennials are often the scapegoats for the death of beloved resources, industries,and social structures older Americans have held dear. What does it mean to sustain an art practice when both attributes are a part of your identity? This panel offers the voices of four American millennial artists working in performance, traditional, and digital media to discuss how the intersections of their identity shapes their practice, perceptions of blackness, and potential supports for forthcoming generations.
The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to present Red, White + Blue. Looking for work that explores the complexity of “Red, White + Blue”. From the charming to the challenging, selected work expresses nostalgia, national identity, political commentary and diverse interpretations of pride.
Please join The Albright-Knox Art Gallery for the first of two Radical Women’s Nights Out to celebrate We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85. Explore the timely themes of this exhibition more deeply through a conversation about the powerful role art can play in creating change with artist Julia Bottoms, writer and disability activist Keah Brown, and artist and educator Chanel Thervil, moderated by Albright-Knox Chief Curator Dr. Cathleen Chaffee.