Boston Art Events in October

Fall is upon us, which means Bostonians are back from summer vacation, schools are in session, and local art events are in full swing! We put together a list of the best upcoming events this month, enjoy:

Thursday, October 10, 7:00 PM
ICA Forum: Racism, Public Health, and Contemporary Art
ICA Boston (25 Harbor Shore Dr, Boston, MA)

This public event brings together important voices from the arts, journalism, and public health to ask how contemporary art and public health communities can work to combat racism in our city and improve health and civic life in Boston. Moderated by Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director.
Cost: Free (limited number of tickets available)

All Ready perform on NBC World of Dance, photo courtesy of NBC's World of Dance

All Ready perform on NBC World of Dance, photo courtesy of NBC's World of Dance

Thursday, October 17, 12:00 - 8:00 PM
All Ready: World Premiere Performances
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Calderwood Hall)

In the culmination of their year as the Museum's Choreographers-in-Residence, All Ready gives the world premiere of a series of three newly commissioned dance pieces inspired by—and created especially for—the Gardner Museum.
Cost: Range in prices, order by calling the box office at 617-278-5156, Wednesday-Monday, 10 am-4 pm

Friday, October 18, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Alicja Kwade Panel Discussion: Visibility of Time
Location: MIT List Visual Arts Center (20 Ames St, Cambridge, MA)

In conjunction with the exhibition Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances, this conversation explores the relationship between Alicja Kwade’s work and principles of science and history that relate to visualizing the concept of time.
Click here to RSVP (required)
Cost: Free

Friday, October 18, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
LASER Boston: Beauty and the Brain
swissnex Boston (420 Broadway, Cambridge, MA)

How do art and design influence our perception of the world? How does what we see affect how we feel? How can aesthetics deepen our understanding of science and medicine? LASER Boston will explore these questions and more as we hear from three speakers across the arts and sciences. 
Cost: Free (RSVP Required)

Friday, October 25–Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8:00 PM–2:00 AM
MFA Late Nights
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA)

MFA Late Nites returns in October! The diverse event lineup features late-night programming in partnership with local organizations, artists, and more. There’s something for everyone, from dancing and DJs to pop-up performances, intriguing bites, an outdoor beer garden, and much more.
Cost: Range in prices, ticket required

Image courtesy of Artists For Humanity, Boston

Image courtesy of Artists For Humanity, Boston

Wednesday, October 30, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Artists For Humanity: Open Studios
Location: 100 West 2nd St., Boston, MA

Artists For Humanity (AFH)’s mission is to provide under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. At their monthly Open Studios, visitors will network with other professionals, tour AFH’s five creative studios, talk with teen artists and designers, and enjoy conversation over wine and cheese!
Cost: Free

Exhibitions Closing this Month!

On Monday, October 14th the following museums will be free and open to all as a part of Indigenous Peoples’ Day: