Visual Resourcefulness at MassArt

Hot town, summer in the city by caitlin
July 7, 2010, 2:28 pm
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Frog Pond on the Common

Frog Pond on the Common from the BPL Flickr Feed

Kids, if you are in town, I don’t have to tell you its HOT! Moving at all is hard unless motivated by a promise of central air. Well you are in luck, many of our fine cultural institutions here in Beantown want to help the cause.

The ICA is one of our favorite spots to cool off, it boasts the double bonus of being waterfront AND having a brand spanking new HVAC system. This summer the work of tatoo artist Dr. Larka is on display. Additionally they have many great programs running all summer one worth checking out is CO LAB: Process + Performance with Jenny Holzer and Miguel Gutierrez on July 28. Dancing and text based art, can it get any better?

Instead of catching a mindless summer blockbuster this week get serious with a foreign film. The Boston French Film festival is at the MFA July 8 through the 25.

If you are in a more outdoorsy spirit get out on the water and take the ferry to one of the Boston Harbor Islands.  In addition to the many performances, workshops, and hot-dog eating contests happening on the islands all summer, on July 31 and August 1 you ucan check out the very cool Art Encampment projects.

For five days, eight artist groups will take temporary ownership of eight plots of land on Bumpkin Island. As “homesteaders,” they will build some kind of home on the land, live on the land for five days, and “improve” the land via a site-specific, temporary performance or installation.  –Berwick Research Institute

Think cold thoughts!

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Boston Harbor Islands

Berwick Research Institute


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