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Boston Arts & Cultural Events for Kids and Families

Calendar of family and kids events that involve cultural arts activities, happening near Boston.

Cloth is Money: Textiles from the SahelFitchburg, $
Sat, October 10, 2020  -  Sun, June 6, 2021   
Discover the rich trade history and cultural role of woven textiles from the Sahara's southern border Sahel. Explore the techniques, designs, and symbols of the region.
Alana Barnes' newest collection at Paul Dietrich GalleryVirtual/Online, Free
Tue, March 30, 2021  -  Sat, September 18, 2021   
CambridgeSeven is proud to showcase artist Alana Barnes' newest collection. The exhibition is available virtually for tours, based at CambridgeSeven's Paul Dietrich Gallery in Cambridge, MA.
Virtual Patriots' Day 2021Virtual/Online, $
Thu, April 1, 2021  -  Sat, April 24, 2021   
Patriots' Day 2021 is on Monday April 19th and there are activities and events all that week! Celebrations will be mostly virtual, but the week will still be packed with live programming for the whole family.
Auditory After Hours: Ladama at MassMocaWestern Mass, $$
Sat, April 3, 2021  -  Sat, April 17, 2021   
What if you could feel art — with your ears? MASS MoCA’s new series Auditory After Hours gives visitors a chance to engage with art in an all-new way: while listening to a musical experience curated by one of your favorite musicians.
The April Member Salon at the W GalleryWayland, Free
Mon, April 5, 2021  -  Sat, May 1, 2021   
This exhibit will be open for viewing in the gallery from 1-5 pm on Saturdays and 11 am-5 pm on Sundays from April 5th through May 1st.
Virtual Glass Flowers TourVirtual/Online, $
Today  -  Thu, April 15, 2021   
This hour-long docent-led tour will delve into the history, artistry, and significance of the collection and give participants the opportunity to explore the gallery online.
Happy Birthday Leonardo da Vinci!Acton, $$
Join us Thurs, April 15 to celebrate Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday! We'll have lots of activities inspired by da Vinci's passions for nature, art, and inventing such as building hoop gliders and creating nature journals. Advance ticket reservations are required.
April Vacation Week at the DanforthFramingham, $
Tue, April 20, 2021  -  Sun, April 25, 2021   
Visit the Danforth Art Museum during April Vacation Week! Learn about how art and science connect as you explore the Danforth Art Museum permanent and temporary exhibitions!
Hammond Castle Museum Opening Day *(Re-Scheduled 5/2)Gloucester, $
Sun, May 2, 2021   
For a truly memorable experience take a timed tour of the unique, oceanfront, castle home of inventor John Hays Hammond Jr. and his collection of antiquities.
Time for Partners - Spring Outdoor Art & Music ProgramNewton, $$
Tue, May 4, 2021  -  Thu, June 3, 2021   
Welcome spring and welcome back to another session of Time For Partners Outdoors! Join us for an outdoor art & music program for children 18 months to 4 years (with an adult).
Pink Pages Fundraiser for The Hoffman Breast CenterVirtual/Online, $$
Wed, May 5, 2021  -  Wed, May 5, 2021   
The Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital is pleased to announce that its much-loved annual charity event will take place virtually on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST.
Boston Design Week 2021Boston, Free
Fri, May 28, 2021  -  Wed, June 9, 2021   
The 8th Annual Boston Design Week (BDW) takes place April 28-May 9, 2021, featuring 80+ virtual and outdoor events citywide, including the annual Design Week Awards, Friday May 7th.
53rd Annual Memorial Day Weekend PowwowCentral Mass, $
Sat, September 25, 2021  -  Sat, September 25, 2021   
The 53rd Annual AIS Memorial Day Weekend Powwow features dancing, drumming, kids' events, vendors, crafts, and educational sessions. Overnight camping is available to powwow participants.
The 24th Boston International Fine Art ShowBoston, $
Thu, October 21, 2021  -  Sun, October 24, 2021   
The 23rd Boston International Fine Art Show at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. There are 3,000+ original works of art that are going to be exhibited, from classical to contemporary.
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Imagine Van Gogh! The Original Immersive Experience: BostonBoston, $$
Tue, December 21, 2021  -  Sun, February 20, 2022   
Imagine Van Gogh, the ORIGINAL immersive exhibition in Image Totale featuring more than 200 of the Dutch artist's paintings, is making its debut in Boston at the iconic SoWa Power Station centrally located in the city’s...
Pacific Islands Family DayFitchburg, Free
Mon, May 19, 2031  -  Mon, May 19, 2031   
Travel to the Pacific Islands through art projects, a dance performance, and live animals at Fitchburg Art Museum. FREE for everyone. We hope you can join us!
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