Third Thursdays

Local Notion

Thursday, March 19, 2020
5:30 - 9 pm
Throughout the Museum

This Third Thursday has been canceled. If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 617 278 5156.

No matter how the arts are presented, we each bring forth a lived experience, imagination and/or belief that shapes our own interpretation. In partnership with HipStory—a digital media production company responsible for creating unique, innovative, and inspiring art—discover how local artists use the arts in creative ways to convene and inspire us to challenge our ways of thinking.


LTHL WPN | 5:30–8:45 PM

Courtyard, First Floor, Historic Palace

"...We're too old for this $h1t!!!"

Go deep undercover with two members of STL GLD (Moe Pope and Christopher Talken) as they shine as the DJ-extraordinaires for the night.

CAGEN | 5:30–8:45 PM

Bertucci Education Studio, First Floor, New Wing

How would you draw your inner superhero? Design your own comic character with Boston's own local comic artist and writer, Cagen Luse. No experience required—just your imagination!


Living Room, First Floor, New Wing

The Nigerian-American creative Dubem, also known as Calvin Klein Caterpillar, uses audio and visuals to create spaces where he and his audiences can feel whole again. The Boston-based artist delves into a variety of mediums, including poetry, music, painting, and installation. In 2019, Dubem played an educator role acting as a teacher and mentor for students for the ICA’s Harbor Collective and Growing Edge. Dubem has also upheld his poetry roots from his high school days with Glitter, a series of open mics held at Lasell University. Dubem aims to unite people through showcasing vulnerability, truth, and a good laugh.

LORD FELIX | 7–7:30 PM

Calderwood Hall, Second Floor, New Wing

Take a listen to the underground, experiential sound from Boston's own, Lord Felix, who mystifies his audience with his concealed identity under a reflective visor. This is a performance you do not want to miss!

KOFI LOST | 7:30–7:55 PM

Living Room, First Floor, New Wing

Join Kofi Lost, a New York-born, Massachusetts-based, Ghanaian-American rapper, poet, and Afro-Futurist for a poetry and music set including tracks from his most recent music project, new spoken word poetry, and (self-reported) witty banter in between those pieces.


Calderwood Hall, Second Floor, New Building

Award-winning multi-digital media artist, musician, organizer, and filmmaker, Cliff Notez’s art is a continuous exploration of the Black mind. Rooted in hip-hop, his art tackles the political and the personal, exploring the intimate consequences of a society where Black bodies are easily ignored, forgotten, or disregarded. Cliff's second full-length album, Why The Wild Things Are, was released September 11, 2019.

Photo at top: visitors enjoy a Studio program at September 2019's Third Thursdays: Turn Up. Photo by Faizal Westcott.

Studio activities 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

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.