Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucci Education Studio every Saturday. Connect with the Museum’s rich collection and special exhibitions through hands-on, interactive, and fun experiences during Saturday drop-in workshops. Prior experience with art-making is not required and participation is free with Museum admission. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

March 17: Objects of Power

This Saturday in the Bertucci Education Studio, participate in a hands-on project informed by powerful objects found in the special exhibition Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth. This Studio workshop series asks visitors consider how an everyday object is transformed from something ordinary to something powerful through the use of unique techniques and revered materials.

This Studio workshop series for the months of March, April, and May was developed in collaboration with Peter Evonuk, Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series guest artist. Evonuk's work explores human ingenuity and discovery through the redesign and subversion of the ubiquitous utilitarian device.

Peter Evonuk
Peter Evonuk

Artist Bio

Peter Evonuk has been a farm boy, door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman, appliance delivery dude, construction worker, roofer, and woodshop supervisor at several institutions. Originally from the island of Maui, he is presently a metalsmith, sculptor, teacher, and social satirist serving as an instructor and studio manager for the Jewelry and Metalsmithing department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Evonuk received his BFA in Sculpture/Metalsmithing and jewelry from the University of Oregon and his MFA in Metalsmithing from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Evonuk’s work explores human ingenuity and discovery through the redesign and subversion of the ubiquitous utilitarian device. Chairs, lamps mouse traps and teapots, all products produced to address the most basic needs of society, are hijacked, dissected and used as compositional framework for polemic objects.

TICKETS | Museum admission

Open Studio events are included with Museum admission.

Adults $15, seniors $12, students $5, free for members and children 17 and under.

  • Online, by clicking the TICKETS button above*
  • By calling the box office at 617 278 5156, Wednesday-Monday, 10 am-4 pm*
  • In person: Visit the Museum and purchase at the door, Wednesday-Monday, 11 am-4:30 pm

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The Museum’s studio activities and the Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series are made possible by the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust. Polly Thayer Starr (1904-2006) was an accomplished artist who captured the culture and whimsy of her native Boston with a unique combination of detail, emotion, and curiosity. For more, visit the Polly Thayer Charitable Starr Trust online at www.pollythayerstarr.org.

The Museum also receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.