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The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts

The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
617-923-0100

About

Located in just six miles from Downtown Boston, The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts (formerly the Arsenal Center for the Arts) is a vibrant multi-disciplinary community arts venue located in Watertown, Massachusetts. This 30,000 sq. ft. former US Army arsenal is home to the 380-seat Main Stage Theater, a 100-seat Black Box theater, Exhibition Galleries, 2 Rehearsal Halls, Education Classrooms, and Resident Artist Studios. Offerings include visual and performing arts productions, classes, and workshops for all ages, literary/art discussions, and world-class theatrical and musical performances. The Center is home to the award-winning Watertown Children’s Theatre as well as New Repertory Theatre, Professional Theatre Company in residence.

The Mosesian Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Our mission at The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts is to open doors to excite and inspire diverse audiences and artists to create, appreciate, participate and grow through the arts.


Upcoming Events at The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts

Exhibition - She Photographs By Rania Matar

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Watertown Savings Bank
Watertown, MA
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Exhibition - She Photographs By Rania Matar

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Watertown Savings Bank
Watertown, MA
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Exhibition - She Photographs By Rania Matar

Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Watertown Savings Bank
Watertown, MA
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Exhibition - She Photographs By Rania Matar

Friday, Oct 7, 2022 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Watertown Savings Bank
Watertown, MA
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Exhibition - She Photographs By Rania Matar

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Watertown Savings Bank
Watertown, MA
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Exhibition - She Photographs By Rania Matar

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Watertown Savings Bank
Watertown, MA
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Exhibition - She Photographs By Rania Matar

Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Watertown Savings Bank
Watertown, MA
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Exhibition - She Photographs By Rania Matar

Friday, Oct 14, 2022 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Watertown Savings Bank
Watertown, MA
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Exhibition - She Photographs By Rania Matar

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Watertown Savings Bank
Watertown, MA
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Exhibition - She Photographs By Rania Matar

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Watertown Savings Bank
Watertown, MA
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Exhibition - She Photographs By Rania Matar

Thursday, Oct 20, 2022 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Watertown Savings Bank
Watertown, MA
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Exhibition - She Photographs By Rania Matar

Friday, Oct 21, 2022 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Watertown Savings Bank
Watertown, MA
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Nick Tickle - Fairy Tale Detective

Friday, Oct 21, 2022 at 7:00pm
Watertown Children's Theatre
Watertown, MA
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Nick Tickle - Fairy Tale Detective

Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 at 1:00pm
Watertown Children's Theatre
Watertown, MA
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Nick Tickle - Fairy Tale Detective

Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 at 7:00pm
Watertown Children's Theatre
Watertown, MA
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Recent News

This Week At Mosesian Arts - September 13, 2022

This Week at Mosesian Arts! Celebrate our Members! This week we’re celebrating our Members! Our Member Exhibition opens on Wednesday, and Thursday evening is the Opening Reception and Annual Members Meeting. Some Members can also take…

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Mosesian Center for the Arts At September 2022

September at Mosesian Arts! September brings the beginning of a new season full of exciting performances, exhibitions, and arts education! From comedy, variety, and music to a new exhibition and an arts education open house, read about all you…

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This Week At Mosesian Arts - August 17, 2022

This week at Mosesian Arts, see the final performances of a world premiere play or attend a festival of South Asian theater. Also plan ahead for the end of our summer film series, an artist talk and gallery reception, and an open mic comedy night!…

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The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts: This Summer at Mosesian Arts!

It’s summer at Mosesian Arts, and that means that every weekday our rooms are once again filled with creative kids and teens! Enrollment is still open for later weeks in July and August. If you know a young person who enjoys performing or…

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See What's Next At Mosesian Arts

It's a weekend of pride and celebration at Mosesian Arts! And from a summer solstice Earfull to a "revolting" musical theater spectacular and more, we have so much to see, do, and learn this month alone! Read on or visit our website for the latest…

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This Week At Mosesian Arts

From socializing with musicians and literary artists, to meeting world-acclaimed photographers, to children’s entertainment and the kick-off of an online auction, we have so much to see, do, and learn at Mosesian Arts this week alone! Read on…

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Earth Day Events This week and Beyond at Mosesian Arts

From an Earth Day workshop and free reception, to cutting-edge opera and the return of New Repertory Theatre, we have so much to see, do, and learn at Mosesian Arts in the next two weeks alone! Read on below or visit our website for all of the…

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Mosesian Center for the Arts - So much to see, do, and learn this month at Mosesian Arts

ON STAGE SOON! See storytellers, cutting-edge opera, Bollywood disco, Armenian film, and a variety of events at Mosesian Arts this month! We have so much more to see, do, and learn too — gallery exhibitions, classes in performing and visual…

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The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts - Take a class at Mosesian Arts Register this week

Are you looking to advance your skills in painting, drawing, or creating art? Or maybe try an art class for the first time? Spring classes in visual and performing arts begin next week on April 5. Mosesian Arts offers adult courses in drawing,…

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Save the Date for the 2022 Annual Benefit And Mosesian Awards

Mosesian Arts community, SAVE THE DATE on Tuesday, May 17, for the 2022 Annual Benefit & Mosesian Awards. JOURNEYS is a celebration of the paths we’ve traveled, whether across continents or within our own creative minds. Not always…

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Mosesian Center for the Arts News - February 16,2022

CALL TO ARTISTS : ACROSS CULTURES A call for art is open for our next exhibition, Across Cultures: Invisible Ties and Journeys of Hope. Mosesian Arts is accepting artwork of all media that addresses concepts of migration, cultural identity, and…

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Exhibition - Human/Nature at The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts

As the Mosesian Center for the Arts opens its doors after over 20 monthsof major renovations and closure due to COVID, the group exhibition “Human/Nature” couldn’t be more perfect. Initially scheduled for the spring of…

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Focus on Education at Mosesian Arts News January 21, 2022

After a nearly two-year absence, in-person classes — performing arts for youth, visual arts for youth and adults — return to our building this winter! Registration is open for February and April vacation-week programs and Summer Stages…

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Winter 2022: So Much to Do, See, Learn and Create at Mosesian Arts

It’s a new year in our newly renovated space, and Mosesian Arts has so much new to offer! From performances to exhibitions to classes, Mosesian Arts is a destination for diverse art enthusiasts and creators or every age and type! Performance:…

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Mosesian Center for the Arts News - December 17, 2021

Each year around this time, many religious, spiritual, secular, and cultural holidays and observances are celebrated — many of them focused on increasing light in this darkest period of the year. However you may celebrate — and wherever…

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Mosesian Center for the Arts News - December 9, 2021

THIS WEEKEND AT MOSESIAN ARTS There's a "flurry" of activity at Mosesian Arts this weekend! We begin with a reception for the Member Exhibition this evening, WCT brings a a children's classic to the stage on Friday through Sunday, and comedian…

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Mosesian Center for the Arts News - November 29, 2021

The first theatrical production of A Christmas Carol took place in London just six weeks after the story’s publication in 1843. In 1853, Dickens began to perform the story himself, playing each character without individual props or costumes…

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Mosesian Center for the Arts News - September 24, 2021

It's that time of year for our Annual Members Meeting! Because our building remains closed for renovations through November, this year's event will be fully online and streamed. The program will include presentations by Board and staff members on…

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Mosesian Arts Live at the Mansion News - September 2, 2021

A new month means that the Mosesian Center for the Arts is one month closer to reopening! Although we were saddened to hear that our resident company, New Repertory Theatre, won’t be producing this season, we have much more in store! If…

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Mosesian Arts Live at the Mansion News - August 2, 2021

This week begins a new month, and MCA has new opportunities to become involved in the arts! Our summer series closes, registration opens for fall productions for children and teens, and both makers and lovers of art are invited to participate in…

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Mosesian Arts Live at the Mansion News - July 26, 2021

Our summer outdoor performances continue this month with a range of events at Commander’s Mansion at the Arsenal on the Charles! Normally performing each July at MCA, Boston Midsummer Opera is also outdoors under the tent this summer!…

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Mosesian Center for the Arts Weekly News July 9, 2021

While the Mosesian Center for the Arts building remains closed for major renovations, the arts center continues to produce live, in-person events on the grounds of the Commander’s Mansion at the Arsenal on the Charles. On July 14 and August…

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Women in Comedy Festival News June 28, 2021

Join us this Wednesday evening for great comedy and cold drinks on the grounds of Commander's Mansion! We've partnered with the Women in Comedy Festival to present three funny ladies—including the comedian who Boston magazine called…

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Mosesian Center for the Arts Weekly News June 17, 2021

The Mosesian Center for the Arts is thrilled to bring live, in-person events back to the Arsenal on the Charles! Despite being closed for major lobby renovations, we’ll be presenting five fabulous evenings of entertainment on the grounds of…

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This Month at MCA: Pride, Performances, and the Return of Live Events!

Join us this weekend for a Festival of Pride and Performances as we close out this virtual season for Watertown Children’s Theatre! And, later this month, join us for our first live in-person event since March 2020! Sideways Stories from…

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The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts News May 28, 2021

If you missed the MCA Annual Benefit last Friday—or want to re-watch it—we’ve got good news! We’ve uploaded the video to our YouTube channel. Click the image below to see the entire event. REIMAGINE: 2021 Annual Benefit…

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Live Events Return to MCA! Tickets on Sale Now! May 22, 2021

Fresh off a successful Annual Benefit and Mosesian Awards, we have more exciting news to share! Live in-person events are coming back to MCA this summer beginning on June 23! Because of the renovation in our building, we'll be on the grounds of…

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Mosesian Center for the Arts News - April 1, 2021

We have some exciting news—and it's not an April Fool! Read on for this announcement and more! ARTS EDUCATION | SUMMER STAGES + STUDIOS We’re excited to announce that registration is OPEN for IN-PERSON K-12 SUMMER PROGRAMS. Because we…

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Registration is Now Open for Summer Programs for Students Entering K-12!

Registration is now OPEN for Summer Programs for students entering K-12! We are excited to announce that registration is now open for our K-2 summer programs. We will be holding programming in-person at St. James Church in Watertown, unless…

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Exciting News from MCA!

As you know, nearly one year ago, the Mosesian Center for the Arts closed its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In that time, we’ve had to reimagine our programming and how we stay visible in the community. We’ve kept our virtual doors…

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Spring Online Productions and Tickets for The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales!

Spring Online Productions are OPEN for Registration! The Complete History of Theatre (Abridged) Grades 6-9 Get ready to question everything you know about theatre history! Join a lively cast and crew, including famous names from theatre of the…

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Mosesian Center for the Arts News - Happy Holidays

As we plan for 2021 and welcome in what we hope will be a healthier and happier new year, we remain challenged by the uncertainty around when and how we might reopen our building for programming and gather in person again. Unfortunately, we must…

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