Do it this weekend: April 5–7

There’s only about a month left in this semester, and in the home stretch the going can get boring. If you need a break from finishing your thesis or preparing final presentations, check out these artsy events this weekend below. Friday, April 5 “Wicked Queer” at the Brattle Theater This week brings independent film festival […]

Boston museums offer immersive, fun ‘First Fridays’ events

Boston’s art museums and centers have made Thursdays and Fridays great times for guests to enjoy these spaces outside of regular hours. Many of these events offer live entertainment, special screenings and, depending on the museum, drinks in order to elevate the typical art experience during (as the name would suggest) the first Friday or […]

Greater Boston arts and living guide

Despite being a small city, the arts scene in Boston is massive and sometimes overwhelming. Fear not: whether you’re a movie buff, a fine arts connoisseur or are just curious about local artists and art spaces, the greater Boston area has something for everyone. Check out our suggestions, and get acquainted even before the semester […]

2018 Oscar-nominated animated short films exhibit diversity in technique, theme

Throughout late February and early March, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston screens all 2018 Oscar-nominated short films. On Feb. 17 and 18, The ICA presented this year’s five nominated animated short films, and will show them again on March 4 and March 11. As is the case every year, these Oscar-nominated shorts […]

ICA’s ‘Art in the Age of the Internet’ exhibit overwhelms, impresses

“Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today,” an exhibit three years in the making, formally opened up to the public on Feb. 7 at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in the Seaport district. Upon opening, the exhibition sent shock waves throughout the art community of Boston with its unique approach to a topic as […]

Current exhibitions at ICA impress with innovative works

Leaving a museum feeling utterly inspired is a true gift, as that feeling of inspiration resonates with and excites the soul. That gained feeling of passion is exactly how you will feel after parting from the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) in the Seaport District. Its current exhibitions are thought-provoking and innovative. Video installations like “Ashes” (2002–2015) by Steve McQueen and the ICA’s stellar collection “New Acquisitions” (2017) showcase how much the museum has developed in the past […]

DJ Kid Koala’s ‘Nufonia Must Fall’ is a groundbreaking production

It is difficult to precisely categorize “Nufonia Must Fall” (2015), and its creator, Kid Koala, is well aware of the fact. Before the show started, the Canadian DJ thanked the fully packed room for “choosing the show over simpler entertainment.” Complex or not, “Nufonia Must Fall” clearly got enough attention from the public — initially scheduled to […]

ICA showcases Black Mountain College art in new exhibit

A new art exhibition — “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957” — opened this week at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston. The new collection showcases art from Black Mountain College, a small liberal arts school founded in 1933 in Black Mountain, N.C. The school’s liberal education focused on the arts, with an […]