A new contemporary art museum will open in Boston in February 2020 on the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) campus. Located on Huntington Avenue, it will be near the Museum of Fine Arts and Gardner. The MassArt Art Museum or MAAM as it will be referred to, will encompass more than 15,000 square feet and be free to the public. MAAM will also have outdoor space in the Arne and Milly Glimcher Plaza for programming beyond the walls of the museum. Below are renderings of two of the new museum’s galleries.
You can follow the progress of what will be Boston’s newest museum by following them on Instagram at @MAAMBoston.
I’ve included this post as a friendly reminder to all of you ice cream addicts that Ben & Jerry’s “Free Cone Day” celebration which they’ve been hosting since 1979 is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9th.
In Boston, stop by their Newbury Street, Prudential Center and Harvard Square locations for a free ice cream. Remember to say thank you and be sure to tip the staff who will be working their butts off.
Do you happen to have Columbus Day (Monday, October 8th) off? Many in Boston do but unfortunately, that is not the case for me. However, if I did have the day off, I’d be tempted to visit the Fall Open House at the MFA or head over to the Seaport and check out the Institute of Contemporary Art and their new annex “The Watershed” across the harbor.
Both museums will be open on Columbus Day and are offering free admission all day. Hours of operation on Monday for both museums are 10AM – 5PM. Get out and soak up some cultcha at these local museums and bring your friends along.
The Celebrity Series presents a free concert series along the Charles River in Boston today from 2-4PM. The event “Jazz along the Charles” includes 25 jazz ensembles that will be set up along a walkable route along the Charles River Esplanade, interpreting a curated list of Boston-related tunes in one collective concert that celebrates Boston’s jazz community.
For more information visit the website for Jazz Along the Charles.
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The 29th Boston Freedom Rally is the largest annual gathering of pro-marijuana supporters on the East Coast and the second largest festival of it’s kind in the world, surpassed only by Seattle’s Hempfest. So if you find yourself near the Boston Common this weekend that hazy cloud hanging over the Common isn’t a weather pattern and is likely to make your head spin if you walk through the park. The rally officially kicks off this afternoon but is typically attended by most over the weekend from 12-8PM on Saturday and Sunday.
The rally is organized by the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (MassCANN), the state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) also known as MassCann/NORML.
Later this month this month The History Project will be hosting a reading of Patrick Horrigan’s novel, Pennsylvania Station, that is free and open to the public but does require registering to ensure space will be available. You can reserve your space through Eventbrite.
Thursday, September 27th
Doors open at 6:00PM
Book reading begins at 6:30PM
Horrigan will also share how he weaves together the history of New York’s old Penn Station, the historic preservation movement, and the pre-Stonewall gay rights movement. Horrigan’s book is available for sale everywhere but help support Boston’s local and independent bookstores by placing an online order for his novel at these locations:
Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard Street by Coolidge Corner
Harvard Bookstore 1256 Mass Ave in Harvard Square
Porter Square Bookstore 25 White Street in Porter Square
Trident Bookseller’s & Cafe 338 Newbury Street in Back Bay
This The annual World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is this Saturday. If you would like to participate or want to learn more about the event visit their website, wnbrboston.com. If you’re unfamiliar with this annual ride, the WNBR is a clothing optional global protest to call for more bike-friendly streets that appeals to bike-lovers, exhibitionists, naturalists and curious onlookers.
For more details about the ride visit their website, wnbrboston.com, and let me know if you plan on participating. I’d love to hear more about the ride.