The annual Memorial Day Open House returns to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), on May 30, offering free admission and engaging performances and activities. Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy a one-of-a-kind concert created by high school students from Sociedad Latina's Youth Artists Mastery Group in response to themes from the Megacities Asia exhibition, as well as art-making >>
What has slimy skin, bulging eyes, and a flip-action tongue? Not aliens, but frogs! Search the swamp for these singing amphibians while looking out for frog predators. A story and a craft will complete this froggy fun. For ages 4-6. Registration required. Members $9, Nonmembers $12. >>
First Sunday of the month, 2 to 4 pm.
On the first Sunday of the month, October through May, from 2-4 pm, families are invited to enjoy current exhibitions, tours, and hands-on activities in the museum galleries and art school studios. Each month features a different theme inspired by artwork on view in the museum, and use a variety of artist materials. FREE >>
Create a variety of beads and bead jewelry in celebration of Mother's Day. Mold, sculpt and roll beads from paper, clay and other materials and use them to make necklaces, keychains and more! Admission is free for moms and grandmoms on Sunday, May 8 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Activities free with admission. >>
Inspired by The Carle’s exhibition, The Art of Eric Carle: Hide & Seek, join us for a day celebrating games, from scavenger hunts and board games to art projects and outdoor fun! Free with admission. >>
Harvard invites the public to four days of non-stop art. The annual ARTS FIRST festival celebrates student and faculty creativity at the University. Around half of Harvard’s 6,600 students participate in the festival each spring. Over 225 music, theater, dance, film, and visual arts events, most free of charge and open to the public, are on tap. Whether you are a fan of a cappella or bhangra, >>
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art presents Louis Darling: Drawing the Words of Beverly Cleary on view May 17 through November 27, 2016. Darling’s iconic images brought Cleary’s beloved characters Ramona, Beezus, Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, and Ralph S. Mouse to life. The exhibition marks the centenary of Darling’s birth as well as Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday on April >>
Free for children and their accompanying adults
In May, Danforth Art’s monthly Drop Into Art program is focused on narrative in art, with activities inspired by Lita Judge’s Flight School. Activities include: Create a Mobile, Pastel Bird Drawings, Paper Planes, Make Your Own Picture Book, and Story Time. >>
Join sculptor Marilu Swett in a participatory exploration of casting. This session features a mini-talk by the artist, including a visit to her sculpture Untitled (Whale Heart) on view in Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art, followed by a casting demo and workshop in which participants get to make their own hand casts in alginate to take home. Each participant also receives an admission pass to >>
Join guest reader and sculptor Sarah Seabury Ward as she shares a story about an out-of-the-box builder in Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty. Then make something special out of clay with tips from the artist and inspiration from Iggy!
For ages 5 to 8 with an adult. Tickets available day of program. >>
I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.
Thank you, Mr. Spero and Ms. Rees for this article! Ashland Public Schools has adopted Best Practices for Mobile Devices to start putting distance between students/staff and the devices/routers/access points in our schools. Senator Karen Spilka has introduced MA S.1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. While it may take a while for an outcome from the State, there is much you can do to keep your loved ones safe right now as Ms. Rees explains. I have taken those precautions myself in our home to limit radiation exposure. Those wishing to know more are welcome to look at the in-depth research I've gathered: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/home. Thank you!