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

May 30, 2024
7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Join Boston-area thinkers, professors, and entrepreneurs as they unpack the standards and stigmas surrounding mental health in Korean communities...

Past Events

Special Event

April 18, 2024
7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Inspired by the work of artist and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator Sheida Soleimani, whose work is on view in the latest “Banner Project,”...

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...

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.