Third Thursdays


Thursday, December 20, 2018
5:30 - 9 pm
Throughout the Museum

Celebrate the season with traditions from across the globe. Grab a friend and experience the moments of laughter, connection, and generosity that bring the holiday spirit. Bring a non-perishable or canned food item for $5 off your admission!

Program for the Evening

Phil Kline's Unsilent Night // Living Room // 7 - 8 pm
Join Phil Kline's Unsilent Night, a participatory music procession that creates "a unique mobile sound sculpture" and turns the audience into performers. Grab a boom box, bring a Bluetooth speaker, or download the smartphone app at to create a joyous sound by foot. Please note that this event partially takes place outside.

Music in the Courtyard // 5:30 - 8:45 pm
Check out Boston's own DJ Bobby Bangers. Experience music from around the world as he spins records from his eclectic collection.

Art-Making in the Studio // 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Sitting back-to-back with a partner, describe your favorite celebratory meal for them to draw, and see how delicious it turns out!

Make a Wish in the Living Room // 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Spread some holiday cheer by writing down your wish for a loved one, a stranger, or a newfound friend. Tie it to our Wish Tree and encourage others to do the same.

The Mending Project in Hostetter Gallery // 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Bring an item that needs some love to The Mending Project, part of our special exhibition Common Threads: Weaving Stories Across Time. Don't have anything in need of mending? Come for a festive embellishment!

Dance Performance in Calderwood Hall // 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Watch, or participate, as OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center celebrates the African-American tradition of Kwanzaa through powerful, energetic, and passionate performances featuring dance, spoken word, and music.

How to Buy Tickets

Tickets are required and include Museum admission.

Adults $15, seniors $12, students $10, 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

*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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