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    Family Day at the Davis: Words and Pictures

    Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    April 25, 2015

    Learn all about the different ways that text and image interact in this edition of Family Day at the Davis! Ask a graphic designer about his work, watch a calligrapher in action, sit down with pictures books at story time, make your own word art, and explore our special exhibitions with a scavenger hunt and special family tours.

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    Preserving Jamaica Plain's History

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

    May 17, 2015

    Join two JP organizations to celebrate National Preservation Month. This tour of Jamaica Plain will focus on ongoing efforts to preserve the neighborhood’s historical fabric. We will start...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Stony Brook, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

    May 23, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes...more

    The Invented Landscape

    Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston

    February 21 - May 29, 2015

    Just as the Arnold Arboretum is an invented landscape, so are the paintings in this exhibition. While every work of art is an invention, Nancy Sableski takes this concept a step further by...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Hyde Square, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

    May 30, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to learn about 1840s Hyde Square when German and Irish immigrants transformed the neighborhood with their businesses, schools, and institutions....more

    Intro to Welding

    Presented by Stonybrook Fine Arts at Stonybrook Fine Arts, Boston

    March 30 - June 3, 2015

    Do you have an idea that you would like to see done in metal but you don't know how? Stonybrook Fine Arts is offering a six and eight session introductory courses in welding this winter....more

    Historic Walking Tour of Green Street, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, Boston

    June 6, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on our tour of Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential,...more

    Parviz Tanavoli

    Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    February 3 - June 7, 2015

    Critically acclaimed and widely acknowledged as the "father of modern Iranian sculpture," Tanavoli's trajectory has spanned east and west, as he has...more

    Warhol @ Wellesley

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    February 24 - June 7, 2015

    Warhol @ Wellesy explores the rich holdings of artwork—some iconic and others lesser known—by Andy Warhol (1928–1987) in the collections of the Davis,...more

    Francesc Torres: What Does History Know of Nail Biting?

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    February 24 - June 7, 2015

    The Davis is pleased to present What Does History Know of Nail Biting?, the latest multi-channel video work from acclaimed Spanish artist Francesc Torres. What...more

    Michael Craig-Martin: Reconstructing Seurat

    Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    February 10 - June 7, 2015

    Conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin trains his eye on George Seurat’s monumental painting Une Baignade, Asnieres (“Bathers at Asnieres”), 1884, one of the most famous pictures...more

    Rembrandt and the Landscape Tradition

    Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    February 10 - June 7, 2015

    Throughout the seventeenth century, Rembrandt van Rijn and his contemporaries explored the genre of landscape as both the setting for and the subject of their work. Dramatic, inviting, wild, and...more

    Hanging with the Old Masters

    Presented by Wellesley College at Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley

    February 10 - June 7, 2015

    Showcasing Old Master Italian paintings under consideration for the upcoming reinstallation of the permanent galleries, many of which have been off view for decades, the fifth floor of the Davis...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain, Boston (Jamaica Plain)

    June 13, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains...more

    The Cat's Meow

    Presented by The Footlight Club at The Footlight Club, Boston

    June 5 - June 20, 2015

    The Cat's Meow by Steven Peros
    A terrific drama/mystery base on the true story of a 1924 Hollywood murder aboard William Randolph Hearst’s yacht. The Cat's...more

    ComedySportz Boston

    Presented by New England Fun at The Riot Theater, Jamaica Plain

    February 13 - June 26, 2015

    ComedySportz Boston is the fast-paced, family-friendly improv comedy played as a sport! A ComedySportz match features two teams of players competing for laughs and points, with a referee...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Monument Square, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House, Boston

    June 27, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community...more

    The Southwest Corridor Park: A Community's Response to a Highway

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

    June 28, 2015

    The Southwest Corridor Park was the result of protests about the creation of an eight lane highway running through Boston's southwestern neighborhoods. Jamaica Plain's residents played an...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Sumner Hill, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House, Boston

    July 4, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to visit this National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The district includes the...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Stony Brook, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

    July 18, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Hyde Square, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

    July 18, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to learn about 1840s Hyde Square when German and Irish immigrants transformed the neighborhood with their businesses, schools, and institutions. See...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Green Street, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, Boston

    July 25, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on our tour of Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential,...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain, Boston (Jamaica Plain)

    August 1, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Monument Square, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House, Boston

    August 15, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour a residential area that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Sumner Hill, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Loring-Greenough House, Boston

    August 22, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to visit this National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The district includes the...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Stony Brook, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

    August 29, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Green Street, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, Boston

    September 12, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on our tour of Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential,...more

    Historic Walking Tour of Woodbourne, JP

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain, Boston (Jamaica Plain)

    September 19, 2015

    Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore one of the hidden gems of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains...more

    The Contemporary Sculpture Path at Forest Hills

    Presented by Forest Hills Educational Trust at Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston

    Ongoing

    Long before Boston had public parks, Forest Hills Cemetery was created to offer visitors a special place where they could enjoy a magnificent landscape while remembering friends and family....more

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