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.
Boston’g LGBTQ film festival organizer which is better known as Wicked Queer invites you and a guest to a special screening of The White Crow on Monday. Please RSVP your intentions to email@example.com.
Unfamiliar with the film? Check out the official trailer below.
Wicked Queer Film Festival Preview Party
Boston’s annual LGBTQ film festival – better known as the Wicked Queer Film Festival – is hosting a preview party this Saturday, March 16th at Post 390 in the Back Bay. If you’re a fan of independent film you should really check out this festival which is among the longest running LGBTQ film festivals in the country.
Wicked Queer Preview Party
Saturday, March 16 12PM – 3PM
More Info & Preview Party Tickets
The preview party will showcase this year’s festival schedule, show trailers and have plenty of delicious food courtesy of Post 390. All proceeds raised will go towards supporting the film festival and LGBTQ filmmakers.
A new film about the life and work of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe opens next month. For those who are unfamiliar with Mapplethorpe, Wikipedia describes his work as “sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography.” His most controversial work is that of the BDSM subculture in the late 1960s and early 1970s of New York City. The homoeroticism of this work fuelled a national debate over the public funding of controversial artwork.
The movie, Mapplethorpe, opens March 1 and depicts his life from moments before he and Patti Smith moved into the famed Chelsea hotel, where he begins photographing its inhabitants and his new found circle of friends including artists and musicians, socialites, film stars, and members of the S&M underground. Exploring the intersection of his art, his sexuality and his struggle for mainstream recognition, the film offers a nuanced portrait of an artist at the height of his craft and his self-destructive impulses.
At this point, I don’t have details for where or when this film will show in Boston.
Each year The Provincetown Compact offers several artist and writers residencies in the historic Fowler and C-Scape (shown below) dune shacks located within Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historic District of the Cape Cod National Seashore. The shacks are primitive lacking electricity and indoor plumbing — and isolated, allowing for uninterrupted solitude and refuge.
The Compact funds, or partially subsidizes, residencies for three visual artists who are selected by jury and for two writers who are selected by lottery. The top recipient of the artist residency will also receive a $500 fellowship.
The Deadline for residencies is January 15, 2019
Artist Residency Application – 2019
Writer Residency Application – 2019
About The Provincetown Compact: The Compact was established in 1993 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization by artist Jay Critchley. It is organized as a community-building and philanthropic organization to support living artists and the vitality of the arts community. Their initiatives include: The Swim For Life, Dune Shack Residencies, our Think-ubator program and Prayer Ribbons. For more information visit, thecompact.org.
Dekkoo (pronounced DEK-oo) is the brainchild of Derek Curl, a producer and businessman who, after his company bought Philadelphia’s TLA Entertainment Group in 2014, set out to establish a platform for gay cinema. I first heard and wrote about Dekkoo back in 2015 when they were offering a free trial.
As streaming has become more mainstream, Dekkoo has grown in popularity but I’m curious and would love to hear from readers if they subscribe to the service and if so, what do they think about it.
Right now Dekkoo is offering a 7-day free trial and 50% off the first month if you use the promo code THANKS. You can check out the site and learn more about the service here, dekkoo.com.
Earlier this week Sergio and I were invited to a special screening of Bohemian Rhapsody, which opens nationally tomorrow, November 2nd.
As you might surmise, Bohemian Rhapsody is about the rock band, Queen and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and the darker side of success, concluding with Freddie reuniting with his bandmates in time for Live Aid in 1985. While you don’t have to like Queen’s music to find this movie enthralling, for those who admired and loved Freddie Mercury this is a must see movie.
Bohemian Rhapsody is showing in multiple theaters in and around Boston. There is more information about this film in the links shared below.
Bohemian Rhapsody website
Bohemian Rhapsody Facebook page
Bohemian Rhapsody Twittah stuff
Bohemian Rhapsody on IG