Museums in the News

Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums this week: the good, the bad, and the really quite strange!

But first, a sad piece of local news. The Higgins Armory Museum will close in December of this year. Their amazing staff, inventive programs, and fantastic collection have definitely captured the museum field’s imagination. So sorry to see this team broken up! Read more on the Boston Globe’s website.

 

Museums in the News

Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums this week: the good, the bad, and the really quite strange!

Get your art fix! (events in next two weeks)

Although we definitely don’t only focus on art museums on this blog… what can I say, the next few weeks are particularly great opportunities to see five amazing and very different shows! From hats to thousands of silicon-casts of fingers forming a prayer rug (not joking!), it’s a good week to be in the Boston area!

  • Thursday, January 24, 5:30-8 p.m. Opening Reception at the Tufts University Art Gallery for their new shows, Illuminated Geographies and Stacy Steers: Night Hunter
  • Tuesday January 29, 6-8 p.m. Opening Receptions at MassArt’s Bakalar & Paine Galleries for their new shows, Passing Time and Graphic Advocacy.
  • Thursday, January 31Museum Meet-up at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts and a chance to see Hats: An Anthology before it closes on February 3. Click for more info.

Got an event that we should know about? Email Phillippa at tufts.museum.blog@gmail.com

Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!
PS: Lots of fellowships, tis the season!

Call for Papers: November 30 deadline!

Interested in Americana and material culture? BU is putting out a call for papers for their March conference, “Beyond Production and Consumption.” They say:

We invite submissions that engage material culture from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives and that examine processes of appropriation, transformation, reclamation, or reinvention related to American material culture. The conference seeks to enlarge our understanding of what Arjun Appadurai has identified as “the social life of things,” and to extend the analytical and methodological processes that underpin material culture studies.

Download the submission guidelines here: CFP Beyond Production and Consumption