Curious about what museum exhibits and events are coming to Boston in April? If you’re looking for a way to spend your vacations and weekends productively and creatively, a great way to do that is to visit a museum near you. Boston is home to some of the best museums in the country that cater to all your interests: artistic, scientific or historical. And these cultural spaces host many virtual and physical events every month to feed your curiosity and open you up to new ideas.

Museum Exhibits and Virtual Events Coming April 2021 in Boston

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: The Synergy of Dance in Our Lives

What: A round table that talks about dance as a connection to something deeper and more spiritual than simple movement and expression. In this session, experts come together to discuss the collective impact of dance.

When: Thursday April 22, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Or: 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115

How much: Free entry. Prior registration required.

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Animal Encounters After School: Humans and Animals

What: Celebrate Earth Day with the whole family by attending a talk about some of the challenges animals face today and what we can do to help them. Bring all your questions and curiosity to this virtual program.

When: Tuesday April 20, 2021, 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Or: Zoom

How much: Free entry

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston: April School Break: Family Virtual Cinema

What: A 10-day family film festival filled with inspiring short films for children and parents. The short films have a total duration of one hour.

When: Friday April 16, 2021 to Sunday April 25, 2021, 12:45 p.m.

Or: Virtual

How much: Free entry

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: 2021 PEN/Hemingway Awards Celebration

What: A virtual celebration this time around, the awards will honor the winner and runners-up of the PEN/Hemingway Prize for First Novel. The main conversation will illuminate the cultural significance of the authors and their stories and how their narratives represent powerful voices in contemporary literature.

When: Sunday April 11, 2021, 2 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Or: Virtual

How much: Free entry. Prior registration required.

Boston Museum of Fine Arts: Monet and Boston: Legacy Illuminated

What: An exhibition that presents 25 masterpieces by the world famous painter Claude Monet. The exhibition covers a range of the artist’s works and thought processes, beginning with his early influences and development, his engagement with Japanese art, and contrasting his works with those of his predecessor Jean-François Millet and his contemporary Auguste Rodin.

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When: Saturday, April 17, 2021

Or: Arts Avenue, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

How much: Upcoming TBA On-Sale Dates

Harvard Art Museums: Art Talk Live: Liberty, Equality, Sisterhood? An engraver during the French Revolution

Francois Severin Marceau-Desgraviers

What: Curatorial intern Sarah Lund leads a lecture on women who used their artistic productions during the French Revolution to participate in politics from which they were excluded because of their gender. Use of paint Francois Severin Marceau-Desgraviers as a starting point, Lund unravels the layers of this image, the Jacobean artist who made it and the woman who was involved in the politics of the print even while she remains absent from the frame itself.

When: Tuesday April 6, 2021, 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Or: Zoom

How much: Free entry. Prior registration required.

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