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Museums on Us May 2011

Classical sculpture collection, in the Worcester Art Museum
Classical sculpture collection, in the Worcester Art Museum
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Bank of America’s Museums On Us program offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit or debit card holders (along with a photo ID), the opportunity to visit over 150 cultural institutions in over 87 cities located in 29 states, free of charge on the first full weekend of every month.

This year the program celebrates its 15th year with Bank of America selecting participating museums based on interest and location. Boston Museums participating in the program on May 7, 2011 and May 8, 2011 are:

Museum of Fine Arts

Harvard Museum of Natural History

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Garden

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Worcester Art Museum

Mass MoCA

Here’s what you can expect to see these museums this weekend:

Museumof Fine Arts:

Art of the Americas Wing

Community Arts Initiative: And Their Families

Global Patterns: Dress and Textiles in Africa

Embroideries of Colonial Boston: Pictorial Embroideries

Mirror of Holland: Drawings from the George and Maida Abrams Collection

An Unspoken Dialogue with Japanese Tea

Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection

Flowers and Festivals: Four Seasons in Japanese Prints

Modernist Photography 1910-1950

Artists Abroad: London, Paris, Venice, and Rome 1825-1925

Scaasi: American Couturier

Millet and Rural France

Preserving History, Making History: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

HarvardMuseumof Natural History:

Special exhibits-

Tangible Things: Objects from Other Harvard Collections at the Harvard Museum of Natural History - through May 29, 2011

Headgear: The Natural History of Horns and Antlers

The Language of Color

Climate Change: Our Global Experiment

Permanent exhibits-

New England Forests in the Zofnass Family Gallery

Africa Gallery

Great Mammal Hall


Arthropods: Creatures that Rule

The Glass Flowers

The Zoological Galleries

The Mineralogical and Geological Gallery

DeCordovaMuseum and Sculpture Garden:

The museum is closed until May 29 while the summer exhibitions are being installed, however the sculpture garden is open.

Cape CodMuseumof Art:

Penelope Jencks: Eleanor Roosevelt- through May 29, 2011

Naturally Inspired: Paintings Abstracted from Nature - through May 29, 2011

Overlooks:Contemporary Landscape Painting by Megan Hinton

MATRYOSHKA DOLLS: A Collection of Malcolm Shriber


Currently on exhibit at the Worcester Art Museum:

Dandies- through May 2011

The Strange Life of Objects: The Art of Annette Lemieux

Wall at WAM: Charline von Heyl Since the Mid-20th Century

Chinese Decorative Arts Gallery

Mass MoCA

Current Exhibits:

Memery: Imitation, Memory, and Internet Culture

Nari Ward: Sub Mirage Lignum

Michael Oatman: All Utopias Fell

Kidspace: Color Forms II: The Basic Utensils- through Sep 5, 2011

Sean Foley: Ruse - through Dec 31, 2011

Katharina Grosse: One Floor Up More Highly - through Oct 31, 2011

Federico Diaz: Geometric Death Frequency-141 - through Mar 2012


Christina Kubisch: Clocktower Project

Bruce Odland & Sam Auinger: Harmonic Bridge

Natalie Jeremijenko: Tree Logic

Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective

Don Gummer: Primary Separation


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