Claude Monet's Morning on the Seine, near Giverny

Curious to know which museum exhibits and events are happening in Boston in April? If you are looking for a way to spend your holidays and weekends productively and creatively, a great way to do is to visit a museum near you. Boston is home to some of the best museums in the country that cater to whatever your interests are: artistic, scientific or historic. And these cultural spaces host a number of virtual and in-person events every month to feed your curiosity and open you up to new ideas.


Upcoming Museum Exhibits and Virtual Events In April 2021 In Boston


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

What: A panel discussion which talks about dance as a connect to something deeper and spiritual than just movement and expression. In this session, experts come together to discuss the collective impact of dance.

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

Where: 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115

How much: Free admission. Prior registration required.


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


What: Celebrate Earth Day with the entire family in tow by attending a talk on some of the challenges faced by animals today and what we can do to help. Bring all of your questions and your curiosity to this virtual program.

When: Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 3 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.

Where: Zoom

How much: Free admission


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

What: A 10-day long family film festival full of inspiring short film for kids and parents alike. The short films have a total run time of one hour.

When: Friday, 16 April 2021 to Sunday, 25 April 2021, 12.45 pm

Where: Virtual

How much: Free admission


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

What: A virtual celebration this time around, the awards will honour the winner and finalists of the PEN/Hemingway prize for debut novels. The keynote conversation will illuminate the cultural significance of the authors and their stories and how their narratives stand for powerful voices in contemporary literature.

When: Sunday, 11 April 2021, 2 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.

Where: Virtual

How much: Free admission. Prior registration required.


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

What: An exhibit that displays 25 masterpieces by the world famous painter Claude Monet. The exhibit covers an entire spectrum 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 contemporary Auguste Rodin.

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When: Saturday, 17 April 2021 

Where: Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

How much: Upcoming on-sale dates TBA


Harvard Art Museums: Art Talk Live: Liberty, Equality, Sorority? A Woman Printmaker in the French Revolution

François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers


What: Curatorial intern Sarah Lund leads a talk on the women who used their artistic productions during the French Revolution to participate in the politics they were excluded from because of their gender. Using the painting François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers as a starting point, Lund unravels the layers within this picture, the Jacobin artist who made it and the woman who was involved in the print’s politics even as she remains absent from the frame itself.

When: Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 12.30 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Zoom

How much: Free admission. Prior registration required.


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