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Afternoon Tea with the Boston EMPs!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on November 23, 2014 in events |

Afternoon Tea with the Boston EMPs! Join the Boston EMPs (Emerging Museum Professionals) for a spot of tea on Saturday, December 6th at 2:00 PM. Hosted at Abigail’s Tea Room in the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, this friendly get to together is the perfect time to catch up with new and old museum […]

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A walking tour of New England at home…

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 24, 2014 in events |

If you’re looking for something outdoors yet educational to do on Sunday, June 1, consider joining the Lexington Historical Society’s event! Here’s the extra info they sent in… The Lexington Historical Society is hosting its sixth annual house tour Homes in the Heart of Lexington which includes a dozen homes within walking distance of Lexington Center on […]

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Save the Date: Local Legislators discuss the Fenway Cultural District

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 12, 2014 in events |

Next Wednesday, March 19, from 9-10:30 am, local legislators, artists, and cultural district stakeholders will convene at The Mary Baker Eddy Library for a MassCreative public hearing. They’ll be tackling the FY2015 budget, with perspectives from the individuals and institutions affected. For the morning’s agenda, click here. The Mary Baker Eddy Library is located a […]

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Reminder! Tomorrow’s talk at the Peabody Museum!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 8, 2013 in events |

Join Kevin Gover, the Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, tomorrow at 6 p.m. for a free talk and reception. Here’s the invitation for more details! You are invited to attend a 6:00 PM public talk and reception on Wednesday, October 9 at the Peabody Museum, “”Changing the Narrative: American Indians and American Cultural Myth,” with Kevin […]

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Exhibition Opening next Monday!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 3, 2013 in events |

Join Historic New England and the Boston Society of Architects for the opening of Boston City Hall: Drawings by Kallman McKinnell and Knowles. The reception will be held next Monday, October 7, at 5:30 p.m. at the BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200 in Boston. To attend, RSVP to rsvp@architects.org with BCH 10/7 in the subject […]

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From MIT to the Freemasons, explore rarely seen archives around Cambridge!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on June 8, 2013 in events |

Mark your calendars for an amazing series by the Cambridge Historical Society this summer. They say: For the fifth year in a row, Cambridge archives will open their doors and invite the public in to see the rare items that are rarely seen. “Working in local history you get to know all sorts of cool […]

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Exhibit opening next Monday!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 4, 2013 in events, tufts events |

Don’t forget: The Wonder Smith: Children’s Book Illustrations of Boris Artzybasheff opens with a public reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. next Monday, May 6. This exhibition includes over 40 black and white works from the Boston Public Library’s John D. Merriam Collection. Through them, visitors can explore the artist’s creative and technical genius. Many are accompanied […]

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Save the Date for the “The Wonder Smith”

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 11, 2013 in events, tufts events |

Explore the children’s book illustrations of Boris Artzybasheff as curated by students from the Tufts University Museum Studies Program. On view from May 6-19, 2013, this is the first solo exhibition of Artzbasheff’s folk-inspired and whimsical illustrations. The exhibition showcases over 40 black-and-white works—many accompanied by excerpts from the fanciful stories they depict—that convey the creative […]

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Events next week!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 10, 2013 in events |

Here’s just a small sample of the events happening next week. Mark your calendars! Thursday, January 17 Boston EMP (Emerging Museum Professional) Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m. at the Liberty Hotel. PS: They’re looking for new leaders and volunteers, so this is a great opportunity to find out more. Gardner After-Hours featuring “Midwinter Tropics”: sample sangria, […]

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Here and There: Interesting Women in Boston’s History

Posted by Sarah Margerum on March 13, 2012 in events, Uncategorized |

Here: First, visit Historic New England’s Otis House on March 18 to learn about the Williams sisters who ran a boarding house on the site in the later half of the 1800s. There: Next, visit the Paul Revere House on April 22 to learn about Rachel Revere’s struggles during the Revolutionary War. Visit Historic New […]

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Here and There: I Hear Music

Posted by Sarah Margerum on February 6, 2012 in events |

Here: First, attend Gardner After Hours: Equinox and be sure to add on tickets for the Tribute to Lena Horne concert when you purchase online. There: Next, attend How Creativity Works at the Museum of Science which includes drinks, activities, and most importantly, a performance by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. Visit the Gardner to purchase […]

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Here and There: Get Your Hands Dirty

Posted by Sarah Margerum on December 19, 2011 in events |

Here: First, drop in between 11am and 2pm on January 28 at the deCordova’s one day installation, Snowdecahedron. Join local artist Dan Sternof Beyer and participate in making snow sculptures. There: Next, sign up for a two day pottery workshop at Fuller Craft Museum on February 8 and 15. Suitable for beginners, this workshop covers […]

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Here and There: Mixing Business with Pleasure

Posted by Sarah Margerum on December 12, 2011 in events |

Here: First, sign up for Drawing in Pubs, a ten week session hosted by the MFA that meets in a different pub each Thursday and covers basic drawing skills in pencil and ink. Open to all levels over age 21. Next: Get your tickets for the Gardner’s After Hours Opening Bash on January 19. Be […]

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Here and There: Holiday Fun, Museum-Style

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 21, 2011 in events |

Thanksgiving break is almost here and it’s time to start planning special holiday activities. I’ve done the research for you and narrowed it down to the six most promising events of the season. Please see museum websites for further details. 1. Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 2-4, 9-11 […]

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Here and There: The Real Housewife of Beacon Hill

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 14, 2011 in events |

Find out about exciting local exhibitions and programs that make a connection with “Here and There.” Here: First, attend Historic New England’s “Women of Beacon Hill” walking tour, dedicated to four centuries of fascinating women. The tour features a diverse group of women activists, educators, and philanthropists, including Hepzibah Swan. The group visits the exterior […]

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Here and There: Ancient Life and Love

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 8, 2011 in events |

Find out about exciting local exhibitions and programs that make a connection with “Here and There.” Here: First, encounter remnants of everyday life in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius in “A Day in Pompeii,” at the Museum of Science. There: Next, head up to the peak of Mount Olympus and spend some time among the […]

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Artist-Endowed Foundations: An Emerging Force in Cultural Philanthropy

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 21, 2011 in events, learning opportunities |

Panel Discussion and Reception Artist-Endowed Foundations: An Emerging Force in Cultural Philanthropy Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 4–6:30pm Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge Please join us for a groundbreaking panel discussion on the emerging role of artist-endowed foundations as a force in cultural philanthropy and in stewarding America’s postwar and contemporary art patrimony. The […]

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NEMA YEP Birthday Party

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 7, 2011 in boston emps, events |

The New England Museum Association’s Young Emerging Professionals Professional Affinity Group (that’s NEMA’s YEP PAG, if you prefer acronyms) is turning one year old this fall. To celebrate, they’re having a book club session, some fabulous speakers, and cupcakes. Sound awesome? Read on. Book Club Second Meeting and YEPs Birthday Party When: Wednesday, November 9, […]

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Meet the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

Posted by Sarah Margerum on October 3, 2011 in events |

New guest poster: Sarah Margerum is a certificate student at Tufts, and a volunteer at the Cambridge Historical Society. Meet the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House: I know, it’s a mouth full, but that’s what happens when a house has been around since 1685 – it passes through quite a few hands. The Hooper-Lee-Nichols House at 159 Brattle […]

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Cambridgeport History Day

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 30, 2011 in events |

If you don’t have Saturday afternoon plans yet, check this out. (Even if you do have plans, you might want to cancel them for this!) On Saturday, October 1, 2011, Cambridge will again celebrate Cambridgeport History Day, bringing people together and creating a sense of place and community through shared history and common stories. Dana […]

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Guy Fawkes Pub Night @ The Old State House

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 28, 2011 in events, meetups |

Remember, remember the fifth of November… …because this year, The Old State House is throwing what sounds like an amazing Guy Fawkes Day party. Says Nathaniel Sheidly, Historian and Director of Public History at the Bostonian Society: The average pub might offer a pop-culture themed pub trivia quiz and the chance to talk about one’s […]

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Free Historic Sites around Boston

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 16, 2011 in events |

I’ll copy this right from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, because they say it best. But the gist is that they gave $1 million to 14 Boston-area sites, and now those sites are opening up for free or reduced admission on Saturday, September 17. Got it? Now read more. Don’t miss Partners in Preservation […]

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Museum Tech Meetup in Boston

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 30, 2011 in events, professional development |

Ed Rodley is an exhibit developer over at the Museum of Science and author of the terrific blog Thinking about Exhibits. Go add it to your blog roll right now; I’ll be here when you get back. Okay! Welcome back. Anyway – Ed organized a museum tech meetup in May, and I was not on […]

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Capturing Community Opens Today!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 10, 2011 in events |

Please think fondly today of your fellow students in the exhibitions class as they iron out last-minute details for their exhibition opening tonight. They’ve put in a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to bring this wonderful collection of photographs to the Tufts Art Gallery. (Well, we hope not too much blood. Or any, really.) […]

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Cleanup Day at Chesterwood

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 29, 2011 in events |

I can’t be the only person who thinks this sounds like a ton of fun, right? If anyone is interested in going, comment here or email me and I’ll coordinate rides. Volunteers Needed! Please join us for a Volunteer Clean Up Day at Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA on Saturday, May 21st , 2011 from 9:30 […]

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Celebrate the Royal Wedding at the Spellman Museum

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 28, 2011 in events |

The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History in Weston, Massachusetts is celebrating the royal wedding with a special exhibit of stamps commemorating British royal weddings. The museum will also be toasting the royal couple on their wedding day, April 29, with sparkling grape juice and free British stamps for all young visitors. The exhibit […]

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Exhibit Opening: Capturing Community

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 26, 2011 in events |

The exhibit opening for Capturing Community: Farming, Fishing, and Canning in New England is just two weeks from today! So the answer to the question, hm, I wonder what I’m doing on Tuesday, May 10, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. is “I’ll be at the Tufts University Art Gallery, eating good food, listening to a […]

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Save the Date – Opening Reception for “Capturing Community”

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 13, 2011 in events |

Save the Date: Opening Reception of Capturing Community: Farming, Fishing, and Canning in New England Tufts University Art Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center Tuesday, May 10, 5:30 – 8:00 pm, and with a gallery talk by Markham Starr at 6 pm Black-and-white photographs by Starr document dairy farming in Connecticut, trap fishing off the coast of […]

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Atlas Versus The Cherry Tree: Museums, The Nation, and the World

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 8, 2011 in events, free resources, professional development |

Great event coming up this Thursday at Harvard – check it out! (Hat tip to Tufts instructor Rainey Tisdale for letting us know!) April 14, 2011 4:15 to 6:00pm Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building (Lobby Level) Harvard Kennedy School of Government Atlas Versus The Cherry Tree: Museums, The Nation, and the World Check out their […]

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Boston EMP Tour of the New MFA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 24, 2011 in events, professional development |

Just a quick note to say that the Emerging Museum Professionals event yesterday morning – a highlights tour of the new MFA Art of the Americas wing followed by lunch – was an absolute blast! If you’re not on the Boston EMP mailing list, then you’re missing out on some great opportunities. EMPs were treated […]

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Boston Emerging Museum Professionals Event!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 5, 2011 in events |

Please join the Boston Emerging Museum Professionals and the NEMA YEPs for a group tour of the NEW Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  The new wing has 53 new galleries and is the centerpiece of the museum’s recent expansion. The tour will be 1 hour long. After the […]

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Tufts Instructor Ken Turino in New Hampshire Public Television Documentary

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 4, 2011 in events, potpourri |

“At the River’s Edge : An Oral History of Berlin, New Hampshire” Berlin, New Hampshire, in the heart of the Northern Forest, is a small city of approximately 10,000 people, best known for its paper mills and being the largest producer of newsprint in the world during the mid-twentieth century. The city’s history is as […]

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Last Gardner After Hours Until 2012!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 10, 2010 in events |

Have you ever been to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s After Hours program for tasty cocktails, fabulous art, and interesting conversation? What are you waiting for? This Thursday, December 16, the Gardner will be hosting its last Gardner After Hours until after their new wing opens in 2012. Students get in for $5 with ID, […]

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