Juventas New Music Ensemble Presents
in Partnership with the Multicultural Arts Center

Ryan Shannon: Center Stage

Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 8:00 pm EST

Join us for this special celebration of the violin virtuoso Ryan Shannon and his five seasons with Juventas.


An unparalleled virtual concert experience, this performance will be broadcast live on YouTube with high definition feeds from six video cameras.


This concert is free and open to all. 

Juventas will perform four concerts at the Multicultural Arts Center for their 2021-22 season. Learn more about their upcoming season.

Yellow Bird Chase

by the Liars and Believers Theater Company
Friday, February 25, 2022 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

A clownish maintenance crew finds a magical yellow bird and a mad chase begins! Racing over land, across the sea, and through the air – battling pirates and monsters – how far will our heroes go... without ever leaving the maintenance room?

Leap into the imagination, where birds are magic and everyday objects transform into anything! Join Liars & Believers on an adventure of masks, puppets, and gibberish.
This show is fully accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing audiences, and appropriate for the whole family.

In the Gallery:

Gospel in Motion - The Harlem Gospel Choir
Photographs by Bill Chapman

December 20, 2021 - February 4, 2022

Cambridge-based photographer Bill Chapman has been taking pictures for over fifty years. Recurrent themes in his work have included baseball, music, and the exploration of American culture. Since his childhood, Chapman has been drawn to gospel music. When the Multicultural Arts Center began presenting the gospel concert Joyful Noise in 2000, he became a regular attendee. In 2014, after attending, and photographing, the Harlem Gospel Choirs Joyful Noise concert at Harvard’s Sanders Theater, Chapman was asked to be the choir’s official photographer. He has since photographed twenty-five of their performances.


Gospel in Motion is a series of 25 photographs of the Harlem Gospel Choir. Synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound, and infectious energy, Chapman’s images give us an intimate portrait of the thriving, cultural powerhouse that the choir is.  

Bill Chapman Artist Talk
Thursday, February 3rd, at 12pm

Join us for a live talk with Chapman in which we discuss his life as a photographer including his pilgrimage through the U.S. photographing baseball, his mentorship with Ernest C. Withers, and his current partnership with the Harlem Gospel Choir.

Gallery Hours 
Tuesdays and Fridays 10am-6pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-8pm
Drop by our ground floor entrance to see Gospel in Motion in person. Per the City
of Cambridge, masks are required indoors. We will have masks available on site
if you do not have one. If you are uncomfortable wearing a mask indoors, we encourage you to take a look at the exhibit online at the virutal gallery!

See below for our COVID Protocol.

Unfortunately, due to the spike in cases of Covid-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Joyful Noise, for the health and safety of our audience, our performers and our staff. To honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, JR, we will be rescheduling this event for March. The new date is yet to be determined. Thank you for your understanding.

Joyful Noise
Featuring Lawrence Watson

Join us for Joyful Noise, our annual celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at the Multicultural Arts Center's theater with the incredible Lawrence "Larry" Watson and WORKFORCE2022.
Lawrence "Larry" Watson is an international vocal artist and activist, and has performed for many luminaries including Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama, and Barry Gordy. As a master teacher of music, Watson highlights often-overlooked young talent in America and continues the long legacy of collaboration between visual and musical artists in the Black community. 

Kali Stoddard-Imari is a Boston based singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Looping Artist. These two original compositions were recorded in June 2021 in our Studio/Theater.

We are now accepting proposals for gallery exhibitions. Work needs to be wall mountable fine art that relates to our mission of supporting multicultural arts that help to educate the community about diversity. We also strive to support artists and groups who may not otherwise have access to a professionally equipped and accessible facility or the cultural mainstream. BIPOC artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Multicultural Arts Center

41 Second Street
East Cambridge, MA 02141


Our facility is accessible.

Our Gallery is currently open Tuesday-Friday

10am - 6pm. 

Rental tours are available by appointment. See our Rental page. 

Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm.


Tuesdays and Fridays,

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-8pm.

Our Social Mission


We support diversity through the visual and performing arts events that we present. Because we are a multi-use art center, we make our space available to artists and groups who may not otherwise have access to a professionally equipped and accessible facility or the cultural mainstream.

We Stand Against Racism


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