Upcoming Events

June 14, 2018 - August 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FOR THE SAKE OF SUMMER | NOISE POP

For the Sake of Summer is MFA’s summer program of free concerts and film screenings. The series opens on June 14 with the first of six music concerts co-presented with Noise Pop. For the Sake of Summer expands upon the musical themes explored in MFA’s concurrent exhibition, Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture. From the danceable lilts of Lia Ices to the ethereal soundscapes of Christopher Willits, these musicians present a sonic compliment to Kjartansson’s video installations that are “always about a feeling, but there’s no story.”

Concerts

June 14 | Lia Ices + r beny
June 28 | FAN + Screaming
July 12 | Angelo De Augustine + Many Rooms
July 26 | Young Lovers + There’s Talk
August 9 | Lomelda + Spellling
August 23 | Christopher Willits + Danny Paul Grody

All shows 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

For the Sake of Summer concerts are free and general admission. Advance tickets may be reserved up to four hours before showtime at mcevoyarts.eventbrite.com. Reserved tickets are good until 15 minutes prior to showtime, when all unclaimed tickets are released at 6:45 pm and made available at the door on a first-come first-served basis. Seating is limited. Please arrive early.

Image: Lia Ices

 

June 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FOR THE SAKE OF SUMMER | LOST IN TRANSLATION

MFA hosts a free screening of Sofia Coppola’s hypnotic and groundbreaking 2003 film, Lost in Translation, co-presented with the Roxie Theater. Lost in Translation is a tragicomic exploration of longing and isolation in Western life experienced by two Americans on a visit to Tokyo. Starring Scarlett Johansen and Bill Murray, Lost in Translation revels in contradictions, taking audiences on a journey of pleasure and melancholy. The screening is preceded by a compilation of shorts that also envision “the West” through the lens of other cultures.

The screening is part of For the Sake of Summer, MFA’s film and music series that expands upon themes explored in MFA’s summer exhibition, Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture. Lost in Translation complements Kjartansson’s vision of Western life as both ideal and occasionally ominous, a delicate balance of comedy and tragedy.

Screening at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

For the Sake of Summer film screenings are free and general admission. Advance tickets may be reserved up to four hours before showtime at mcevoyarts.eventbrite.com. Reserved tickets are good until 15 minutes prior to showtime, when all unclaimed tickets are released at 6:45 pm and made available at the door on a first-come first-served basis. Seating is limited. Please arrive early.

 

July 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FOR THE SAKE OF SUMMER | LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT

MFA hosts Love it or Leave it, an evening of short, experimental 16mm films, co-presented with Canyon Cinema. The program features works by Jack Smith, Julie Murray, Jodie Mack, Lewis Klahr, Scott Stark, Tomonari Nishikawa, and Tom Palazzolo. These films employ familiar images and artifacts of mid-20th-century popular culture, laying bare an enthralling decadence of Western fantasy, consumerism, and excess.

Love it or Leave it 16mm Film Program:
Jack Smith, Song for Rent, 1969, 4 min.
Julie Murray, FF, 1986, 10 min.
Jodie Mack, Point de Gaze, 2012, 5 min.
Lewis Klahr, Altair, 1994, 8 min.
Scott Stark, Back in the Saddle Again, 1997, 10 min.
Tomonari Nishikawa, 45 7 Broadway, 2013, 5 min.
Tom Palazzolo, Love It/Leave It, 1973, 15 min

Love it or Leave it is part of For the Sake of Summer, MFA’s free film and music series presented in conjunction with the summer exhibition Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture.

Screening at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

For the Sake of Summer film screenings are free and general admission. Advance tickets may be reserved up to four hours before showtime at mcevoyarts.eventbrite.com. Reserved tickets are good until 15 minutes prior to showtime, when all unclaimed tickets are released at 6:45 pm and made available at the door on a first-come first-served basis. Seating is limited. Please arrive early.