Public Programs

DeCordova offers exciting opportunities to explore Museum exhibitions and the Sculpture Park through participatory performances, lively discussions, art tastings, specialty tours, and unexpected workshops. Each season offers up close encounters with exhibiting artists and the curators, as well as special guests. Check out this season's public programs to learn, discuss, and explore with us:

Lectures, Discussions, and Readings

Experience art from different perspectives: learn from artists, curators, writers, and experts. These exhibition-related interactions foster understanding of the themes, ideas, and artworks presented at deCordova.

Book and Film Series

Enjoy lively discussions surrounding artist-selected books and films to enrich understanding of the exhibitions and the interconnectedness of contemporary art.

Art Tastings

Join us for casual and unexpected experiences that range from art-inspired wine tastings to dynamic discussions with featured artists.

Participatory Performances 

Have you ever danced to sculpture? Created your own play from cardboard props? Join us for unique performances where you become the subject while meeting artists and new friends in the Sculpture Park.

Conversation with a Curator

Get up close and personal with deCordova’s curators and converse about art and ideas related to the seasonal exhibitions featured in the Museum galleries and in the Sculpture Park.

Ceramic Sculpture Studio Workshops 

Become the artist! Get your hands (and minds) into sculpture with resident ceramic artist Bruce Barry’s series of workshops for adults and teens.

Family Programs

Check out our family programs and calendar for programs specific to family audiences.