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Boston Pride - Pride Arts

In 2016, Boston Pride inaugurated its Pride Arts program, a series of events that focus on queer-related art and culture. In particular, Pride Arts ventures to showcase LGBTQ artists, authors, and creators in the greater Boston area, and to connect our larger community with arts and culture, in all of its forms and expressions.

Here is the 2019 Pride Arts program, as of 5/16/2019

Happy Birthday, Marsha! Screening & Panel Discussion
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | All Ages

Join Black & Latinx Pride for a film screening of Happy Birthday Marsha! at the Strand Theater! Happy Birthday, Marsha! is a film about iconic transgender artist and activist, Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson and her life in the hours before she ignited the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. Written and directed by Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel.
 
Watch the trailer at www.happybirthdaymarsha.com
 
Boston Pride named Marsha P. Johnson as the Champion of Stonewall Honorary Marshal for the 2019 Annual Boston Pride Parade. Champion of Stonewall is an honorary designation conferred by the Boston Pride Committee. Johnson, a gender non-conforming African-American activist and icon, was one of the most prominent participants in the Stonewall Inn riots.
This event is organized in collaboration with the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth and SPARK Boston.
 
Wheelchair Accessible
All Ages

Oscar Wilde Tour of LGBTQ-themed art at the MFA
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 6:15pm

Boston is known for its Puritanism, but somehow, the Museum of Fine Arts never got the memo. In art circles, it is well known that Boston’s MFA has the world’s greatest collection of LGBT-themed Classical Greek and Roman art. It is less well known that the MFA’s collections are extraordinarily rich in LGBT art of other cultures as well.

On this tour fun and informative 2 hour tour, we will discover:

  • the male/male couple that were ancient Athens’ Uncle Sam
  • the god Priapus and what he did with his huge appendage
  • the sexiest Jesus of the Italian Renaissance
  • painter John Singer Sargent’s secret obsession
  • and an intersex figure we bet you’ve never noticed in a famous impressionist canvas!
  • Come on our tour, and you will never see the MFA the same way again!

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Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA

God Save The Queens
Friday, May 31, 2019 | 8pm

The British are coming! The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus sing rock and pop royalty from across the pond. Get ready for an invasion that’s so lush, so flashy, it edges on revolutionary. Featuring music from The Beatles, Sir Elton John, Sting, David Bowie, Boy George, Wham, One Direction, Adele and, of course, Queen! Kick off Pride with toe tapping music, cheeky humor and 200 Queens.

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New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough St.
Boston, MA

God Save The Queens
Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 8pm

The British are coming! The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus sing rock and pop royalty from across the pond. Get ready for an invasion that’s so lush, so flashy, it edges on revolutionary. Featuring music from The Beatles, Sir Elton John, Sting, David Bowie, Boy George, Wham, One Direction, Adele and, of course, Queen! Kick off Pride with toe tapping music, cheeky humor and 200 Queens.

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New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough St.
Boston, MA

B-Sides: 15 Years of Favorites Old & New – Performed by Voices Rising
Saturday, June 1, 2019
7:30pm

Think back to the day when you’d flip over the 45 playing on your turntable only to drop the needle on a song you’d never heard before, but one that quickly became your obsession. This June, Voices Rising celebrates our 15th anniversary with a look back through the years. This concert features some of our favorite repertoire from prior performances and some stunning new pieces that could have easily been plucked from past programs. New and old, the songs of this season chronicle our history and tell our stories. Please join us!

Save money and buy tickets ahead of time!

Priority seating: $30 online/$35 at door
General admission: $20 online/$25 at door
Reduced price (eg., senior/student): $10+ online/$15 at door
Children under 5: $5

Purchase tickets here

All purchased tickets will be held at will call under the purchaser’s name.
We will not be issuing physical tickets for these concerts.

First Church Cambridge
1 Garden St
Cambridge MA 02138

A Pride Kiki at Peabody Essex Museum
Saturday, June 1, 2019
7pm – midnight | Free for all

Join us as we kick off Pride Month with the legendary Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters and host of Dance Devotion on BBC Radio 2! The night opens with Ana and Siddhartha V. Shah, Curator of Indian and South Asian Art, in a conversation about the history of the dance floor as a celebratory space of inclusion and diversity. Then head to the dance floor as Ana spins some of the greatest disco and house music hits. This is the Pride party of our dreams!

Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970

Pride: Hand in Hand Chamber Concert
Juventas New Music Ensemble
Saturday, June 1, 2019
7:30pm

Join Juventas New Music Ensemble for a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and launch of the modern gay rights movement, with new chamber music by LGBTQ+ composers.

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First Church Boston
66 Marlborough St. (at Berkeley St.)

The B-sides: 15 years of favorites old and new – Performed by Voices Rising
Sunday, June 2, 2019
3:30pm

Think back to the day when you’d flip over the 45 playing on your turntable only to drop the needle on a song you’d never heard before, but one that quickly became your obsession. This June, Voices Rising celebrates our 15th anniversary with a look back through the years. This concert features some of our favorite repertoire from prior performances and some stunning new pieces that could have easily been plucked from past programs. New and old, the songs of this season chronicle our history and tell our stories. Please join us!

Save money and buy tickets ahead of time!

Priority seating: $30 online/$35 at door
General admission: $20 online/$25 at door
Reduced price (eg., senior/student): $10+ online/$15 at door
Children under 5: $5

Purchase tickets here

All purchased tickets will be held at will call under the purchaser’s name.
We will not be issuing physical tickets for these concerts.

First Church Cambridge
1 Garden St
Cambridge MA 02138

God Save The Queens
Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 3pm

The British are coming! The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus sing rock and pop royalty from across the pond. Get ready for an invasion that’s so lush, so flashy, it edges on revolutionary. Featuring music from The Beatles, Sir Elton John, Sting, David Bowie, Boy George, Wham, One Direction, Adele and, of course, Queen! Kick off Pride with toe tapping music, cheeky humor and 200 Queens.

Click here for Tickets

New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough St.
Boston, MA

Charlie Gibson’s Boston: Specialty Tour Launch and Reception
Friday, June 7, 2019
5:30pm – 7:30pm

We invite you to join us for a reception to mark the launch of a new specialty house tour, offered in partnership with Boston Pride. Explore the Gibson House and early 20th century Boston through Charlie Gibson’s eyes! The story of the Museum’s founder is one of legacy and family history; of the fading grandeur of Victorian-era Boston; and of the role gay men, like Charlie, had in the historic preservation movement. Tickets are $15 and include a reception and special evening tour. Visit www.thegibsonhouse.org for more information and to register.

Gibson House Museum
137 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116

Childs Gallery: Pride Brunch And Celebration Of The Exhibition
Saturday, June 8, 2019
11am – 2pm
Don Joint: Narcissus
May 30 – August 18, 2019

In western theory, the myth of Narcissus, a beautiful youth who falls in love with his own reflection, carries overt tones of homoeroticism as an essentially queer narrative in which a man experiences same sex attraction. In this exhibition, multimedia artist Don Joint explores the sensual gaze central to the Narcissus myth through his various series of works including collages, bottles, dinnerware, and other found ephemera. On display are nubile young men brashly arranged yet unaware they are the object of desiring eyes, serving as the reflection to the audience’s lustful Narcissus.

The exhibition is held to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots and will take place during Pride Month. A selection of artwork by other LGBTQ artists including Paul Cadmus, George Platt Lynes, Emily Lombardo, and more will also be on display.

Childs Gallery
169 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Charlie Gibson’s Boston
Sunday, June 9, 2019
1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Explore the Gibson House and early 20th century Boston through Charlie Gibson’s eyes! The story of the Museum’s founder is one of legacy and family history; of the fading grandeur of Victorian-era Boston; and of the role gay men, like Charlie, had in the historic preservation movement. This specialty house tour, offered in partnership with Boston Pride, is not to be missed! Tours are first-come, first serve at 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM. Visit www.thegibsonhouse.org for more information.

Gibson House Museum
137 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116