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For the History Buff: Remembering and Learning at “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.”

Auschwitz exhibit prison uniformImmerse yourself in a compelling journey through history at the Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. exhibition. The Boston exhibit is debuting at The Castle at Park Plaza. This one-of-a-kind event in Boston promises a moving experience, featuring over 700 original artifacts from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and other renowned international museums. Nestled near Back Bay, the historic Castle at Park Plaza provides the perfect backdrop for an insightful exploration of the profound stories within Auschwitz.

This new Boston exhibit transcends the ordinary, offering an intimate look into the lives of those who endured the Holocaust. With 700 rarely displayed artifacts, the exhibition provides a unique lens into the daily struggles of this dark period.

Over 20 international institutions, including Yad Vashem, contribute to this significant exhibition. Seize this time-limited opportunity to witness a comprehensive collection that emphasizes the global significance of remembering and learning from history. Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. is more than just an exhibition; it’s a call to action, urging visitors to confront the demons of dehumanization, antisemitism, and racism.

Mark your calendars, secure your tickets, and witness history come alive in Boston.

For the Art Enthusiast: Stanley Whitney’s “How High the Moon” Takes You on a Cosmic Art Ride

Explore Stanley Whitney’s artistic journey over five decades in “How High the Moon,” a thrilling exhibition showcasing the evolution of his unique abstractions. Running from April 17 to September 1, 2025, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, this Boston exhibit highlights Whitney’s mature experimentation and breakthroughs, providing an insight into his 50-year career.

stanley whitney art exhibit boston maThe title, inspired by the 1940 song “How High the Moon,” reflects the enchantment, longing, and sublime elements conveyed in Whitney’s work. Since 2002, his square-format canvases, featuring loosely gridded abstracts, have captivated audiences. Each canvas, with four horizontal rows of squares painted in varying opacities, invites viewers to focus on their response to color rather than the subject.

The Whitney exhibit dives deep into the artist’s world through intimate displays of his small-scale paintings, drawings, and prints. Alongside, chronologically arranged sketchbooks from 1987 to 2021 offer a glimpse into Whitney’s creative process and inspirations.

This exciting event in Boston offers viewers not just a visual spectacle, but a space to contemplate the human experience and stands not only as a powerful testament to the artist’s enduring legacy and the transformative potential of his art.

For the Music Lover: Explore Boston Calling Music Festival

Music lovers, mark your calendars for one of the biggest events in Boston! The Boston Calling Music Festival returns to the Harvard Athletic Complex this Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26, 2024). This annual extravaganza has become a staple in the Boston cultural and events scene, drawing crowds eager to immerse themselves in a diverse blend of musical genres.

One of this iconic Boston event’s standout features is its carefully curated lineup. Headliners like Ed Sheeran, Tyler Childers, and The Killers top the bill, alongside co-headliners Leon Bridges and Hozier. Over 50 diverse acts across multiple stages, from indie rock to pop to Americana, ensure there’s something for everyone.

Amidst the international headliners, the festival proudly showcases local talents, providing a platform for audiences to exhibit Boston’s own musical gems. This commitment to supporting the local music scene adds a unique flavor to the lineup, fostering a sense of community pride.

Boston Calling festival eventBoston Calling offers more than just music. Fuel up at the fest’s 30+ local food vendors, cool off with refreshing drinks, and take in the 360-degree views from the 100-foot Ferris wheel. Art installations, interactive games, and more complete the vibrant festival experience.

Boston Calling is the perfect way to kick off summer and celebrate music with friends – a classic Boston event that is not to be missed!