Dive into Art Scene of Cambridge’s Central Square


Artist Joan Jonas, pictured here in a 1981 performance, will be featured at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center.

With incredible restaurants, wonderful museums, and the cultural hotspot that is the American Repertory Theater, Cambridge is a lot more than just a college town. One of the most dynamic areas of the city is Central Square. It’s less touristy than the better known Harvard Square, but it’s got a lot to offer locals and visitors alike. If you put down roots in a Cambridge condo close by to this cultural and culinary hub, one thing is certain, you’ll have the world right outside your front door.

Upcoming Art Events in Cambridge

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7th Annual City-Wide Cambridge Arts Open Studios

Mark your calendars for May 9 and 10, when visual and performance artists will open their doors to the public. Spend the weekend exploring the works of over 100 artists at this seventh annual citywide event. It promises to be a weekend full of art and excitement in the city. Find more information and a full list of events here.

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Photographing Places: The Photographers of Places Journal

While you’re exploring art around town, visit the Kurtz Gallery for Photography at the MIT Museum to see a new exhibit showcasing images by twenty photographers whose work appeared in the influential landscape and urban design journal PlacesThough the journal has now moved online, Cambridge residents can view these gorgeous prints in person at the exhibit, which is on until Sept. 7, 2015.

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Joan Jonas

Another fantastic option is a new show at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center, on until July 5th, featuring seven Joan Jonas works in film and video from her extraordinary career. Immersed in the post-minimal experiments of New York’s downtown scene, Jonas developed her distinctive performances drawing on dance, ritual and various theater traditions in the late 1960s, and soon began to incorporate video into her work. The exhibition is being held in conjunction with the release of her new work for the U.S. Pavilion as part of the 2015 Venice Biennale. The List is located at 20 Ames Street in Kendall Square.

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