Tag Archives: Art and Film

First Light: A decade of collecting at the ICA Boston

Paul Chan, 1st Light, 2005. Photograph by Jean Vong. © 2016 Paul Chan

Paul Chan, 1st Light, 2005. Photograph by Jean Vong. © 2016 Paul Chan

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its collection and signature waterfront building in the Seaport with the largest and most ambitious presentation of its collection to date.  

First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA
August 17, 2016 to January 16, 2017

This exhibition is organized by the ICA’s curatorial department under the leadership of Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator. First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA is on view from August 17, 2016 to January 16, 2017. During the first week of October, midway through the presentation, there will be a rotation of some of the sections (or “chapters”) enabling more of the collection to be showcased and new works and juxtapositions to be explored. 

Don’t forget that every Thursday from 5PM – 9PM admission to the ICA Boston is free to the public so if money is tight, you can still come by on a Thursday evening to see this special exhibit. 

 

Flicks on the lawn: The Martian, Wed., Aug 24

Matt DamonTomorrow evening the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in the South End hosts “Flicks on the Lawn” and will be showing The Martian, starring Matt DamonBring a picnic and a blanket to the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology located on the corner of Berkeley and Tremont Street.

The lawn opens at 6:00PM and the movie starts at dusk. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase; nonmember adults $5.00.

TONIGHT: Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit

animation, cartoonTonight the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology hosts “Flicks on the Lawn” and will be showing Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit.

Bring a picnic and a blanket to the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology at 41 Berkeley Street. The lawn opens at 6:00PM and the movie starts at dusk. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Children under 12 and members free; nonmember adults $5.00.

Versace Dylan Blue campaign by Bruce Weber

Versace by Bruce Weber

Bruce Weber has created a sexually charged video for Versace’s Dylan Blue Pour Homme like only he can. The campaign, stars Gigi Hadid and Trevor Signorino. Gigi is joined by six male models wrestling, fight club style, as well as a same sex kiss or two, using the ‘mean streets’ of NYC as a backdrop.

Dylan Blue, Versace by Bruce Weber

Weber also shows off Trevor (shown above) selling ice cream on the beach of the Jersey Shore. Watching the film I could hear Cazwell’s club hit Meet Me At The Ice Cream Truck.  Like what you see? Look for more to come because word is that Bruce Weber has also shot the Autumn Winter campaign for Dylan Blue.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Priscilla Queen of the DesertWicked Queer and The Brattle present a special screening of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Wednesday, August 3 at 8:00 PM to raise funds for the One Orlando Fund, which was created to help the survivors and families of the Pulse Nightclub shooting earlier this year.

Wednesday, August 3rd at 8PM
Get your tickets here.One Orlando FundFor more information visit their special fundraiser website here.

Jo Hay Gallery presents SIMPLY MASCULIINE

Jo Hay Studio, Ptown, Provincetown

Silence, Acrylic on Board by artist Chris López at Jo Hay Studio – Provincetown

One of my favorite things to do when in Provincetown is to visit the galleries on Friday evenings when many of them open their doors with new exhibits. Tomorrow, Friday, July 8th the Jo Hay Studio now located at 167 Commercial Street opens with their new show, SIMPLY MASCULINE by artist Chris López.  The work pays tribute to those who identify as Bears on the eve of Bear Week 2016.  Should you happen to visit Provincetown check out this show which runs from Friday, July 8 –  Friday, July 15.

You can read more about Chris  López and the Jo Hay Gallery, here.

Free Fun Fridays for July 1

New England Patriots

Friday, July 1 The Sports Museum will be free thanks to The Highland Street Foundation

The Highland Street Foundation is sponsoring Free Fun Fridays again this summer. The program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for the public to enjoy throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. This week enjoy the following free venues thanks to the Highland Street Foundation: Boston Children’s Museum, The Sports Museum, Cape Cod Maritime Museum and more.

For more details visit here: Free Fun Fridays – July 1.