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.
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.
The final free movie sponsored by EF Education this summer is tonight by the EF HQ in North Point Park. In case you didn’t know, North Point Park is just a few minutes walk from the Green Line Lechmere MBTA Station. Tonight’s free movie is European Vacation.
Lingo Bar & Restaurant will have specials so you may grab some dinner and drinks from 6-8 pm.
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
American Hustle, which opens in December, is yet another movie filmed here in Boston. Set in Camden, NJ, the movie is about a con artist and his partner who were forced to work with federal agents. American Hustle stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro and Jeremy Renner.
Bostonians will recognize scenes in the trailer from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boylston Street and the Fairmont Copley Hotel.
For nearly 18 months the colorful mural shown above in Boston’s Dewey Square has been one of the most discussed pieces of public art.
The Os Gemos mural was never meant to be permanent. Rather the Institute of Contemporary Art is using the Big Dig ventilation building in Dewey Square as a canvas of sorts to feature modern artists. As with the Os Gemeos mural, the next artist who’s work will be featured is expected to last approximately 18-months.
According to the Boston Globe article, British artist, Matthew Ritchie, was selected and will paint a 5,000-square-foot seascape that will be installed the week of Sept. 16. I loved the mural from Os Gemeos and will miss it but I look forward to Ritchie’s contribution to Boston’s public art.
In addition to plenty of bars and restaurants and scores of shows one can see while staying in Provincetown, each Friday most galleries (of which there are very many) host evening receptions for artists and art enthusiasts.
Later next month, the West End gallery, AMP – Art Market Provincetown, located at 148 Commercial Street will feature work from Keith Krisa, a Cambridge, MA artist, who uses plastic cameras to create his images. I think Keith has created some beautiful images like the one above. Some of his work is currently on display but his show will run from Aug. 12 – 26th.
Opening Reception at AMP Gallery is Fri., Aug 16th 6-9pm
For more information about galleries in Provincetown, link here.