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    Collecting for the Boston Athenaeum in the 21st Century: Rare Books and Manuscripts

    Presented by Boston Athenaeum at Boston Athenæum

    April 23 - August 9, 2014

    This Exhibition is a celebration of some of the most beautiful and important rare books and manuscripts acquired by the Library since 2000. Some were gifts to the Athenæum by generous donors. Most were purchased using the income from the numerous endowed book funds established by members and friends of the Library. These named book funds have been essential to the growth of the Library’s book ...more


    Street Talk: Chris Daze Ellis in Dialogue with the Collection

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    May 3 - July 31, 2014

    A member of the “second generation” of New York graffiti artists, Chris Ellis—best known by his street name, Daze—has been hailed as one of the most important...more

    POP! Selections from the Collection

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    May 3 - July 31, 2014

    Characterized by bright, explosive, and accessible imagery, Pop Art was unlike any other movement of the 20th century in its instant popularity and its all-encompassing cultural impact. Emerging...more

    Loisaida: New York's Lower East Side in the '80s

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    April 12 - July 31, 2014

     The decades leading up to the 1980s were a time of ferment and unrest in the country, triggered by events such as the Vietnam War, the bombing in Cambodia, the Kent State shootings, black...more

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