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    Collectors and Dealers - The Trade of Egyptian Antiquities

    Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

    April 21, 2015

    Many of the Egyptian objects in Western museums were acquired during the heyday of the antiquities trade market in Egypt from the 1880s to 1930s. The scale of this trade was staggering, but its mechanics and networks are poorly known. In this public, illustrated lecture, Kim Ryholt, Professor of Egyptology and Director, The Papyrus Carlsberg Collection and Project, University of Copenhagen, Denmark,  will ...more


    Author Nathan Gorenstein Talk & Book Signing for His New Book 'Tommy Gun Winter'

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    April 22, 2015

    This event will be held in the Abbey Room, McKim Bldg.

    Join us as Mr. Gorenstein recounts the true tale of two brothers who, along with an MIT graduate and a minister’s daughter,...more

    Lightbox Navigations: Ming Tu

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 22, 2015

    Throughout the Cambridge Science Festival (April 17–26), join us in the Lightbox Gallery at 2pm for a daily investigation of how technology can help us visualize, explore, and play...more

    Author Nathan Gorenstein Talk & Book Signing for His New Book 'Tommy Gun Winter'

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books, Cambridge

    April 23, 2015

    Join us as Mr. Gorenstein recounts the true tale of two brothers who, along with an MIT graduate and a minister’s daughter, once competed for headlines with John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd...more

    Kaki King / TBA

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    April 23, 2015

    Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body is Kaki King at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental...more

    Lightbox Navigations: Chris Molinski

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 23, 2015

    Throughout the Cambridge Science Festival (April 17–26), join us in the Lightbox Gallery at 2pm for a daily investigation of how technology can help us visualize, explore, and play...more

    Inner Beauty, Outer Beauty, and Race: A Lecture with Susan L. Taylor

    Presented by Lesley University

    April 23, 2015

    Lesley University announces a free lecture by influential editor, writer and journalist Susan L. Taylor on American conceptions of beauty and race. Taylor served as chief editor of Essence...more

    Tenth Annual Newburyport Literary Festival Opening Ceremony & Dinner With the Authors

    Presented by Newburyport Literary Association

    April 24, 2015

    The tenth annual Newburyport Literary Festival's Opening Ceremony features journalist and award winning author of The Map Thief Michael Blanding. Dinner With the Authors immediately...more

    Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: Exploring Neurobiology and Music

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    April 24, 2015

    The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture present a special evening of music and science featuring Project LENS, a performance collaborative that seeks to reveal connections between music and a...more

    Annual Riser Lecture

    Presented by Northeastern University Marine Science Center

    April 24, 2015

    Picture going to the fish market and choosing from 150 different kinds of marine fishes. This example hints at the extraordinary marine biodiversity found in...more

    CHOOSE YOUR INSTRUMENT – APRIL VACATION WEEK

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    Designed for students entering 4th & 5th grades who will be taking an orchestral or band instrument and need to choose an instrument before the end of the school year. ...more

    April Vacation Programs at the Paul Revere House

    Presented by Paul Revere Memorial Association at Paul Revere House, Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    This fun week will include varity of activities to learn about what really happened to Paul Revere's ride! There will be storytelling, museum visits, and colonial games! 

    Tuesday...more

    826 Boston: April Writing Workshops

    Presented by 826 Boston

    April 21 - April 24, 2015

    826 Boston is offering free writing workshops over April school break. Workshops include:

    For students ages 6-8:
    Wednesday, 10am to 12pm: Planet Earth, 3015

    For students ages...more

    Design Competition Conference

    Presented by Van Alen Institite

    April 23 - April 24, 2015

    Governments, philanthropies, advocacy organizations, developers, and even celebrities are offering ever-larger awards and visibility for buildings,...more

    April Vacation Week Activities

    Presented by Old State House

    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Spring is a wonderful time to get out of the house and explore the revolutionary history of Boston at the Old State House. Drop-in during school vacation week for our hands-on historical...more

    Up-Close Seminar: Bauhaus Facture? Marks of Making across Media

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 24, 2015

    A champion of mass and “immaterial” media like photography and film, Bauhaus master László Moholy-Nagy also trained his students to perceive texture and facture, or the...more

    Lightbox Navigations: Uncovering the Museums’ Hidden Data with Jeff Steward

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 24, 2015

    Throughout the Cambridge Science Festival (April 17–26), join us in the Lightbox Gallery at 2pm for a daily investigation of how technology can help us visualize, explore, and play...more

    Confronting Guantánamo Exhibit

    Presented by Northeastern University

    March 19 - April 25, 2015

    A Contested Place. A Controversial Past. A Questionable Future. 

    Confronting Guantánamo locates Guantánamo Bay, Cuba in time and space. It also examines the...more

    Harvard Semitic Museums Presents: The Dog Catacombs of Annubis

    Presented by Harvard Semitic Museum

    April 25, 2015

    The necropolis of Saqqara in Egypt is the burial site of kings, commoners, and animals considered sacred by the Egyptians: bulls, cows, ibises, falcons, baboons, cats, and dogs. In this...more

    Up The Golden Stairs: Dreams of Being American - A talk with Westy Egmont

    Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

    April 25, 2015

    President Kennedy wrote A Nation of Immigrants. For all the controversy around immigration, we are still a young nation, fed by nearly one million newcomers each year. The nation remains a...more

    Perspectives on Maurer

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    April 25, 2015

    In celebration of the opening of Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism, the Addison is hosting a Lecture by Stacey Epstein at 2:00 pm, followed by a Gallery...more

    Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder: Annual Symposium and Art Show

    Presented by Lesley University

    April 25, 2015

    To commemorate Autism Awareness month, Lesley University presents its annual Autism Symposium. The symposium events are an acknowledgment of the effort to raise awareness about autism, and also...more

    Joyful Noise: The Pipe Organs of Trinity Church (Rescheduled)

    Presented by Trinity Church Boston at Trinity Church Boston, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    Ever wondered what the inside of a pipe organ looks like?

    Organists Richard Webster and Colin Lynch team up with nationally recognized organ expert Jonathan Ambrosino to give us a history...more

    Legacy of Fire Closing Reception

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 26, 2015

    Come join us for the Reception! From 1976 – 1984, ten ceramic artists operated out of a dynamic gallery and cooperative workspace in the historic A. H. Davenport building in East...more

    Museum Conversations: Working across Disciplines at MoMA and the Exploratorium

    Presented by Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and Harvard Art Museums

    April 27, 2015

    In this year's public and free seminar on innovative curatorial practice, two cutting-edge museum professionals will reflect on the role museum exhibitions play...more

    Adi Ophir: "Gentile Troubles: Saint Paul, the Rabbis, and Us"

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    April 28, 2015

    This paper will consider the history of the gentile or "goy," the Jew's "other." Although quite famous, among Jews and Christians at least, this figure has received little...more

    The Song of Achilles-An Evening with Madeline Miller

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot, Lexington

    April 28, 2015

    This evening join best-selling author, Classicist, and educator, Madeline Miller as she discusses the importance of studying and teaching the Classics, and her process of blending scholarship and...more

    Shakespeare & Leadership: King Lear

    Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and BabsonARTS at Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College, Wellesley

    April 28, 2015

    King Lear, which tells the tragic story of an aging king and the transfer of the rule of England to his three daughters, elevates the concept of "family business" to epic...more

    W.D. Kay: The Politics of Star Trek

    Presented by Arlington Community Education

    April 29, 2015

    Part of Arlington Community Ed's Conversations with David Whitford series.

    Star Trek premiered on NBC in the fall of 1966. Over the next 50 years, across...more

    Claudia Rankine Q&A and Reading

    Presented by Emerson College Writing, Literature & Publishing Department at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    April 29, 2015

    The Emerson College WLP Reading Series continues with award-winning poet Claudia Rankine. There will be a Q&A at 4:00pm, followed by a reading of...more

    Book Talk and Signing with Rosamund Purcell

    Presented by The Nave Gallery

    April 29, 2015

    Join artist Rosamond Purcell, exhibiting artist in The Birds and the Bees, for a talk about her fascinating photographic studies of the ornithological collections...more

    Daniel Boyarin: The Language of Divinity Speaker Series

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    April 30, 2015

    Daniel Boyarin (Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley) is a historian of religion and Talmudic culture whose...more

    Daniel Boyarin: "What Jews Talk About When They Don't Talk About Judaism"

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    April 30, 2015

    Daniel Boyarin (Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley) is a historian of religion and Talmudic culture whose...more

    An Evening with Patrick Deville

    Presented by The French Cultural Center at The French Library Alliance Francaise of Boston (FAB), Boston

    April 30, 2015

    Coming to the French Cultural Center from Paris, French author Patrick Deville will speak about his bestselling novel Plague and Cholera. A multiple award winner in France, this...more

    Whitman's Civil War Revisited: 'Drum-Taps' at 150

    Presented by Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard at Paine Hall at Harvard Univ., Cambridge

    April 30, 2015

    In October 1865, only months after Lincoln’s assassination and the final battle of the American Civil War, Walt Whitman published the completed version...more

    Wilson Lecture with Michael Ondaatje In conversation with Pico Iyer

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Houghton Chapel at Wellesley College, Wellesley

    May 1, 2015

     Michael Ondaatje is the best-selling and award-winning Canadian author of The English Patient, his classic novel, Running in the Family, a childhood memoir, and There’s a Trick With a...more

    Authors in the House

    Presented by GrubStreet at Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston

    May 1, 2015

    Readers, writers and those who want creative, interactive entertainment are invited to join GrubStreet’s Muse and the Marketplace Conference attendees at Authors in the House, Friday,...more

    House and Home Conference: Theories, Texts, Metaphors

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College, Wellesley

    May 1 - May 2, 2015

    The conference will bring an interdisciplinary group of scholars together to explore the many ways that the related notions of house and home are constructed both literally and figuratively in...more

    Artists’ Talk with music by the Farewells

    Presented by Fountain Street Fine Art

    May 2, 2015

    Hear the stories behind the creation of the art in ‘Common Thread’, an exhibition of mixed media paintings and giant sculpture by local artists Brenda Cirioni and Leslie Zelamsky....more

    Author James Wood Talk & Book Signing for His Latest Book 'The Nearest Thing to Life'

    Presented by Harvard Book Store

    May 2, 2015

    James Wood, noted contributor to the New Yorker, will speak on his latest work, The Nearest Thing to Life, an insightful discussion on the connections between fiction and life. In the book, Wood...more

    Artist Talk: Jennifer Goldfinger

    Presented by Danforth Museum of Art at Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham

    May 3, 2015

    Mixed-media artist and children’s book illustrator Jennifer Goldfinger will discuss her playful and expressive mixed media encaustic works as well as children’s book illustrations that...more

    Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder: Annual Symposium and Art Show

    Presented by Lesley University

    May 3, 2015

    To commemorate Autism Awareness month, Lesley University presents its annual Autism Symposium. The symposium events are an acknowledgment of the effort to raise awareness about autism, and also...more

    Author James Wood Talk & Book Signing for His Latest Book 'The Nearest Thing to Life'

    Presented by Concord Bookshop

    May 3, 2015

    James Wood, noted contributor to the New Yorker, will speak on his latest work, The Nearest Thing to Life, an insightful discussion on the connections between fiction and life. In...more

    A Taste of Don Giovanni

    Presented by Boston Center for Adult Education and Boston Lyric Opera at Boston Center for Adult Education, Boston

    May 4, 2015

    Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) team up to lead a lively armchair tour through Mozart’s Don Giovanni – the latest BLO production....more

    Teeth and Human Evolution

    Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Cambridge

    May 5, 2015

    Modern humans and our closest-living ape relatives differ in developmental and reproductive biology, as well as in lifespans, but evolutionary anthropologists do not know when these distinctive...more

    "John Brown Song!" An Artist's Talk by Laylah Ali

    Presented by Harvard University Black History/Art History Lecture & Performance Series at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge

    May 6, 2015

    As the final event in Harvard University's Black History/Art History Lecture and Performance Series, contemporary artist Laylah Ali will discuss John Brown...more

    Downtown Lowell First Thursdays

    Presented by Cultural Organization of Lowell at Downtown Lowell, Lowell

    May 7, 2015

    Downtown Lowell First Thursdays - Your invitation to fun, art, museums and music in lively Lowell!  On the first Thursday of every month, visit our galleries, museums, businesses and...more

    In Pursuit of the Old Masters: American Artists and the Grand Tour

    Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art

    May 7, 2015

    In Pursuit of the Old Masters: American Artists and the Grand Tour with Kelley Tialiou, Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Assistant | Librarian | Archivist is part one of our three-part spring lecture...more

    Jad Abumrad

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    May 9, 2015

    TCo-host of Radiolab, one of the most popular public radio programs around, Jad Abumrad is also trained in creative writing and music composition and a 2011 MacArthur Fellow (the “Genius...more

    Watch City Steampunk Festival

    Presented by Downtown Waltham Partnership

    May 9, 2015

    A festival to celebrate all things Steampunk! Steampunk is a literary, artistic, and lifestyle movement melding elements of Victorian-era history and fashion with retro-futuristic...more

    In Conversation

    Presented by New Art Center at New Art Center, Newton

    May 9, 2015

    Join us for a disscussion between Excavations artists, August Ventimiglia and Ken Landauer.


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