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MassQ Ball 2022: Origin at the Arnold Arboretum

July 9, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

MassQ Ball 2022: Origin

Saturday, July 9, 2pm – 7pm

Raindate Saturday, July 16, 2pm-7pm

The MassQ Ball 2022: Origin will feature the diverse artistic expressions of Boston’s communities of color. Interact with the landscape in new and creative ways, transform into a walking work of art through the practice of MassQing (a ritual application of paint to the face derived from ancient traditions of body decoration), and enjoy performances and art work by Boston cultural artists including:



Free.  Advance registration required.


MassQ Ball 2022: Origin is co-produced by Castle of our Skins, visual artist Daniel Callahan, and the Arboretum. MassQ Ball 2022: Origin is a series of lectures, panels, and interactive workshops designed to deepen our collective understanding, culminating in this MassQ Ball celebration.


July 9, 2022
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States + Google Map

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