The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is the first American museum exhibition devoted to Bob Mizer and Touko Laaksonen (a.k.a. “Tom of Finland”). The exhibition features a selection of Tom of Finland’s drawings and collages, alongside Mizerâs rarely seen photo-collage “catalogue boards” and films, as well as a comprehensive collection of his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial, where drawings by Tom were first published in 1957.
The exhibit opened earlier this month in Los Angeles and runs through January 26, 2014. Do you live in Los Angeles or have plans to visit in the coming weeks? You may want to check out this exhibit. I would love to see something like this come to the ICA Boston. More information is available on MOCA’s website here.
I love this commercial to encourage use of public transportation.
Attention movie fans.
The 29th Annual Boston Film Festival starts tomorrow and runs through the weekend, featuring films screening in Theatre 1 at The Revere Hotel.
Tickets for the festival’s screenings are available for purchase at the theater or via the Boston Film Festival website.
October 13, 2013 – January 20, 2014 at MFA Boston
Fresh and full of light, the MFA’s latest exhibition traces the footsteps of this iconic American painter in his travels across Europe and the Middle East, exploring their landscapes and observing their people. For a taste of Sargent’s genius, check out the murals he painted at the Boston Public Library before you visit the MFA. You may purchase tickets to the MFA exhibit here.
Adult admission $25
Seniors (65+) and Students (18+) $23
Youths 17 and under FREE
Starting at dusk tonight and running through October 13th each night until 2 AM a public art installation will be visible as a bright-red beam of light will slice the Boston skyline, stretching between two Boston University towers more than a half mile apart.
The afterhours show is part of a temporary public art installation by Florian Dombois. The display is intended to serve as a “metaphorical centerpiece” for TransCultural Exchange’s 2013 conference happening at Boston University, Engaging Minds: International Opportunities in the Arts.
Thanks to BostonInno for the tip.
Thanks to the generosity of my firm, I’m able to attend ARTcetera 2013 tonight in Boston. The funds from this event go to support The AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. The event includes approximately 200 objects of art that may be bid upon in both silent and live auctions. It is an absolute blast, attracting an eclectic mix of art enthusiasts, artists, and supporters of the AIDS Action Committee. I’ve included a quick video from the last event that was held in 2011 to give you an idea of what one may expect from tonight’s program.
Not joining Sergio and I at The Donkey Show tonight? You may want to check out this program from Arts Week Boston: Xylograph Your Xylophone.
Hosted at the Audio Concepts Experience Center at 870 Commonwealth Avenue. The program runs from 6:30 – 8:30 pm and is $20.13. The fee helps pay for beverages, food and additional materials.
About Xylograph your Xylophone: Furniture maker, Ray Bachand of 60nobscot has combined two of his exceptional talents – woodworking and music – to create a memorable evening for people looking to do something different. During the course of the evening each participant will make a xylophone and learn to play it. Of course wine, canapés, and music will help fuel your creative inspiration.
Are you a fan of the movies? Do you like LGBT themed films? Four will present its Boston premiere on Thursday, September 26th at 7:30PM at the AMC Loews Boston Commonif enough people express interest in the film.
When I was contacted late on Tuesday night 59 more seats needed to be reserved.
To watch the trailer and reserve a seat link here
Mark your calendar because next weekend is the South End Open Studios, September 21-22 from 11-6 PM.
The two-day free event showcases the works of more than 200 established and emerging artists creating art in a wide variety of media. This is a great event to check out if you’ve not visited before or if has been a while since visiting this event that is expected to attract huge crowds.
For more information, visit, useaboston.com.
The Huffington Post wrote that the Twitter hashtag #mysexlifeinmovietitles was trending all last weekend.
The article, Dating after Divorce: Twitter hashtag will make you feel better about your sex life, was definitely a funny read and it got me to thinking what movie might best sum up your sex life? NOTE: Hey Mom – you may stop reading this post now…
Here were a few of the Tweets from last weekend that made me laugh.
Today, Acorn releases Tales of the City: 20th Anniversary Edition. I can distinctly remember watching this series in secret while in my parent’s home. It was one of those very rare moments – as a kid growing up in a somewhat rural setting – when I realized there were other guys out there who liked guys.
Growing up, I was led to believe my attraction to men was either a phase that some experience or a mental disorder that if pursued would lead to a dismal life in the shadows and likely to end, dying of AIDS. Boy, we’ve come a long way.
Earlier this week Sergio proudly showed me this picture and said “Here… this is you.” I’m not sure that I see the resemblance, but I thought it was cute of him to make a BosGuy caricature.
If you like it, there is a free app that you can use to make caricature of yourself called Face Your Manga.
Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation, Free fun Friday’s has been making different museums and cultural venues in and around Boston free to the public this summer. Each Friday, Free Fun Fridays identifies six different museums and cultural venues the public may enjoy for no cost.
Tomorrow, August 23rd, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will be free. To see the full list of museums and cultural institutions that will be free of charge, link here.
Thank you Highland Street Foundation.
Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation, Free fun Friday’s program returned to Boston. The program which started in late June makes six museums and cultural venues free each Friday.
Tomorrow, August 16th, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston will be free. To see the full list of museums and cultural institutions that are also free link here.
Thank you Highland Street Foundation.
The month of August EF Education is hosting River And A Movie by their headquarters along the Charles River in North Point Park in Cambridge.
Free Movies 8 PM each Wednesday in August
The series which started last Wednesday will continue through the month, hosting a different travel-related film for free in the North Point Park (near the Green Line Lechmere MBTA Station). Lingo Bar & Restaurant will have specials so you may grab some dinner and drinks from 6-8 pm.
This week’s show: Eat, Pray, Love