For each of these categories, regular listings
can be found in the Boston Globe (www.boston.com),
the Boston Phoenix (www.bostonphoenix.com),
and the Weekly Dig (www.weeklydig.com).
Also be sure to check the multiple listings at the Harvard University
Asia Center’s Asia Bulletin (http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~asiactr/bulletin.htm).
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA) http://www.mfa.org/.
The MFA holds one of the finest Asian art collections in the country,
and displays it in beautiful and illuminating ways.
Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art
Museums (Cambridge, MA) http://www.artmuseums.harvard.edu/sackler/.
Includes strong collections of Chinese jade, bronzes and ceramics,
and offers excellent special exhibitions.
Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA) http://www.pem.org/homepage/.
In addition to housing one of the essential collections for studying
early Chinese-American trade, the PEM offers an exhibition not to
be missed: Yin Yu Tang, a 19th century house transported in
its entirety from the Huizhou region of central China. Worth
the trip to Salem.
Qingping Gallery and Teahouse (Boston, MA) http://www.qingping.org/.
A little slice of the Beijing art world in the South End.
In addition, the following university museums
are worth checking for special exhibitions of past or contemporary
Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley University
(Wellesley, MA) http://www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu/index.html
The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University (Waltham,
Many of the local organizations listed under “Community
and Outreach” also run exhibitions and media projects.
The following theaters frequently show films from
China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, often with director’s appearances:
The Brattle Theatre http://www.brattlefilm.org/
The Coolidge Corner Theatre http://www.brattlefilm.org/
Harvard Film Archive http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/
The Museum of Fine Arts Film Program http://www.mfa.org/film/
Also keep an eye out for annual film festivals,
Films at the Gate http://www.filmsatthegate.org/.
Five nights of free screenings of kung fu and classic Chinese-language
movies in Boston Chinatown. Takes place in early September.
There are a number of professional and amateur
groups in the Boston area who perform various forms of traditional
Chinese music: a good way to find out about them is through
newspapers and the links in the “Community and Outreach” section.
In addition, venues such as Symphony Hall, Berklee Performance Center
and the concert halls at MIT and Harvard regularly feature the work
of Chinese musicians and composers.
More and more major and up-and-coming pop and
rock acts from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the PRC are adding dates in
and around Boston to their tours – you might find Beijing punk groups
and Taiwanese rappers at the Middle East, or glossy pop idols at
the Foxwoods casino. Listings for some of these concerts can
be found in the Globe, the Phoenix and the Weekly
Dig as well as the local Chinese-language press and the Sampan.
Otherwise, look for posters in Chinatown and at universities with
large populations of students of Chinese descent, and check with
Boston Progress Radio: http://www.bprlive.org/
An online radio station for independent Asian American music. A
project of the Boston Progress Arts Collective, an APA artists'