The City Talks

Join leading Boston-area thinkers, institutions, entrepreneurs, activists, and artists on site in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art (Gallery 168) and around town for free public forums. Hear from these thought-leaders in open discussions based on prevalent themes within current exhibitions that impact the City of Boston culturally, socially, and politically.

Upcoming Events

Special Event

March 28, 2024
7:00 pm–8:00 pm

How has the rise in popularity of Korean pop culture impacted Korean American and Korean communities in the United States? How can we elevate local...

Past Events

Special Event

February 29, 2024
7:00 pm–8:30 pm

At this City Talk copresented with the Bay State Banner , get to know more about some of the artists who have participated in the newspaper’s “...

Special Event

November 30, 2023
7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Care is a subject that touches us all. Though we may experience it in overlapping ways, it’s something everyone feels uniquely. Inspired by the...

Special Event

November 2, 2023
7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Inspired by “The Banner Project: Sheida Soleimani,” this program introduces individuals and organizations who are using arts and culture and creating...

Special Event

June 1, 2023
7:00 pm–8:15 pm

Black art can be a vehicle for storytelling, allowing generations to pass both trauma and triumph down through time. Although Black artists have been...

Special Event

February 23, 2023
7:00 pm–8:30 pm

“Who Holds Up the Sky?” features work by Ukrainian artists who have been documenting the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine—providing testimony of...

The City Talks

October 19, 2022
7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Note: This event is held at Hibernian Hall.

The City Talks

October 3, 2022
6:30 pm–7:30 pm

What is to be done and what is ours to be done? Join us for a conversation between Boston-area changemakers about how different leaders are using...

The City Talks

September 14, 2022
6:30 pm–7:30 pm

Note: This event is held at Nubian Gallery.

The City Talks

September 8, 2022
7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Join this discussion at the MFA on hate crimes, anti-Semitism, and racial bias focusing on how we can make change.

The City Talks

September 7, 2022
6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Note: This event is held at University Crossing at UMass Lowell.