Third Thursdays


Thursday, April 19, 5:30 - 9 pm
Throughout the Museum

This evening, we partner with our friends from Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest for M.U.S.I.C.: Motivating Us to Share Intercultural Connections. We invite you to explore hands-on, multicultural art making, live music, soulful tap dancing, and thought-provoking conversations with local creatives.

Soak up the enchanting atmosphere of the Museum at night. This lively, social evening features music, creative collaborators, a cash bar, playful gallery activities, and hands-on art making. Hungry? Café G will be open for snacks, dinner, and drinks.

Program for the Evening

Music in the Courtyard
Led by saxophonist and composer Jonathan Suazo, SUAZ3 mixes musical styles such as rock, R&B, hip-hop, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms to create a refreshing sound full of emotion, energy, and powerful melodies.

Artmaking in the Studio
Join artist Sagie Vangelina to create and personalize your own "Objects of Affirmation" by combining various visual elements and symbols. Get inspired by DJ Why Sham—spinning soul, funk, R&B, and hip-hop that spans decades.

Performance in the Tapestry Room
In an interactive, one-woman performance of poetry, prose, and movement, Des Polk explores the beauty that can emerge from darkness. This participatory performance encourages the audience to contribute their own words and thoughts, inspired by prompts provided by Des. Approximately 20 minutes.

Tap Dance in Calderwood Hall
Aysha Upchurch celebrates the rich tradition of tap dance—an embodiment of and complement to Black music and movement. Experience this visual, aural, and physical representation of the African diaspora. Two performances, each approximately 20 minutes long.


Tickets are required and include 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-6 pm*
  • In person: Visit the Museum and purchase at the door, Wednesday-Monday, 11 am-8:30 pm

*Handling charges apply to these orders

Studio activities are made possible by the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust. The Museum is also supported by grants from the Barr Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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

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