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    LECTURES

    Timothy Colton: The United States and Russia: A New Cold War?

    Presented by The Arts at Wellesley at Clapp Library Lecture Room, Wellesley College, Wellesley

    March 4, 2015

    The current crisis over Ukraine has utterly obliterated the “reset” policy towards Russia that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama launched five years ago, and the world is witnessing a sea-change in U.S.-Russian relations. With President Obama issuing ever-harsher condemnations of his Russian counterpart, and Mr. Putin accusing the United States of having fomented revolution ...more


    Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi

    Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston

    March 10, 2015

    Blood on the Bayou: Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi takes a well-known story of the struggle for control of the Mississippi River in the American Civil War, and...more

    North America's Shale Gas Resources; Energy and Environmental Perspectives

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    March 10, 2015

    Over the last decade, natural gas extracted from shale rock formations (shale gas) has become an important source of energy in North America. These abundant natural gas resources offer tremendous...more

    Lecture: Images of Grief and Healing

    Presented by Maud Morgan Arts

    March 10, 2015

    Grief and loss are universal emotional experiences that we all grapple with in our lifetimes. Please join us for an evening on Tuesday, March 10th from 6-8pm where we will hear from experts about...more

    Distinguished Writers Series: Laux and Young

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

    March 11, 2015

    Dorianne Laux's fifth collection, The Book of Men was the winner of The Paterson Prize. Her fourth book of poems, Facts about the Moon won The Oregon Book Award...more

    Women in the Arts

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    March 11, 2015

    Recognize Women’s History Month and celebrate women in the arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Enjoy tours, music, gallery activities, a spotlight on...more

    Travel & Taste Brazil: The Pantanal, a Wetland Wonderland

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    March 12, 2015

    The Pantanal, one of the world's largest wetlands, is about 10 times the size of the Everglades and one of the most pristine and biologically rich environments on the planet. During the rainy...more

    Volcanic Winter, Population Bottlenecks, and Human Evolution

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

    March 12, 2015

     The eruption of the Mount Toba supervolcano in the Indonesian island of Sumatra 74,000 years ago brought about an era of severe environmental degradation that decimated populations of...more

    From the Pyramids to the Projects: Poet Askia M. Touré

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus, Boston

    March 12, 2015

    A lifelong interest in the history of Africa inspired Askia M. Touré to use his work to restore the lost heritage of African American people. The award-winning poet, author,...more

    Author Charles Johnson Talk & Book Signing for His New Book 'Ice Ship'

    Presented by Falmouth Historical Society

    March 14, 2015

    Please join us for a talk and slide presentation by Charles Johnson for his new book Ice Ship, the story of the extraordinary ship, the Fram. The book follows the ship from...more

    Recovering from Brain Injury: A Poetry Reading by Catherine Morocco

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot, Lexington

    March 15, 2015

     "Moon without Craters or Shadows is, "a remarkable documentation of the experience of and recovery from two brain surgeries...it sizzles with perception, imagery and vision. It is...more

    Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Mickalene Thomas in Conversation with Anna Stothart

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Morse Auditorium, Boston

    March 16, 2015

    New York-based artist Mickalene Thomas in conversation with Anna Stothart, assistant curator at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Thomas’ portraits of black women and studies of...more

    National Evening of Science on Screen: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    March 16, 2015

    Cary Grant stars in this dark comedy about a newly-married theater critic who discovers that his beloved spinster aunts have been poisoning lonely old men.

    Based on the...more

    Food for Thought Film Series: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    March 18, 2015

    A breathtaking 3D documentary from the incomparable Werner Herzog (Encounters at the End of the World, Grizzly Man) follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in...more

    You Will Be My Son-French Film

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    March 18, 2015

    2014 - 2015 FSU INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES Presents:"You Will Be My Son" in French with Subtitles Introduction by Prof. Arthur Nolletti, Jr., Professor Emeritus of English and Film...more

    Guantánamo and the Legacy of Torture

    Presented by Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy

    March 18, 2015

    On March 18th, the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at Northeastern University along with the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), is hosting the Valerie Gordon Human...more

    The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Boston's Great Fire, and the Hunt for America's Youngest Serial Killer

    Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston

    March 19, 2015

    In the early 1870s, local children begin disappearing from the working class neighborhoods of Boston. Several return home bloody and bruised after being tortured, while others never came back....more

    Author Marc Solomon Talk & Book Signing for His New Book 'Winning Marriage'

    Presented by Porter Square Books at Porter Square Books, Cambridge

    March 19, 2015

    From the gritty battles in the state legislatures of Massachusetts and New York to the devastating loss at the ballot box in California in 2008, to the joyous victory of prevailing in the Supreme...more

    Loretta LaRoche: Mind Your Stress

    Presented by Arlington Community Education

    March 19, 2015

    Loretta LaRoche is a motivational and keynote speaker, stress management and humor consultant, author and PBS television star who has pioneered the use of humor as a coping mechanism for stress...more

    Coming of Age in Dystopia: The Darkness of Young Adult Fiction

    Presented by MIT Communications Forum

    March 19, 2015

    Why are brutal dystopias, devastating apocalyptic visions, and tales of personal trauma such a staple of young adult literature? ...more

    Spring Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough

    Presented by Paradise City Arts Festival at Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlborough

    March 20 - March 22, 2015

    Named a “Top 10 Arts Fair in America”, Metro Boston’s most acclaimed show and sale of fine craft, paintings and sculpture features 175 juried exhibitors. Awesome large-scale...more

    The Travelogues of Isabel Anderson

    Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society

    March 22, 2015

     Although she is perhaps known most widely today as a children’s author, former Brookline resident Isabel Anderson published ten travelogues between 1914 and 1936. Isabel, and her...more

    Curatorial Tour: 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    March 22, 2015

    Join Fruitlands Curator Michael Volmar for an insider’s view of the centennial year exhibition, 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. Showcasing some of the finest items...more

    Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England

    Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston

    March 23, 2015

    Anyone who has spent time in New England will recognize the century-old buildings that Maureen Meister will discuss in a slide lecture based upon her new book—the first comprehensive study...more

    CONFLICT AND TRANSFORMATION: LIFE IN A 19TH CENTURY TOWN

    Presented by Historic Newton

    March 24, 2015

    CONFLICT AND TRANSFORMATION: LIFE IN A 19TH CENTURY TOWN
    We sometimes romanticize New England towns in the first decades of the 19th century as peaceful, bucolic havens --...more

    Olga Litvak: "Zionism Before Herzl: The Religious Origins of Modern Jewish Political Culture"

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    March 24, 2015

    Professor Litvak will address the conceptual difficulties involved in segregating Jewish politics from Jewish piety and present the implications of her own findings for a new approach to the...more

    Evolution Matters Lecture Series. : Written in Stone-Reading Earth’s Library of Planetary History

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    March 24, 2015

     We live on a mature planet shaped by four billion years of evolution and environmental change. But what was Earth like in its youth and adolescence? To find out, Harvard Professor of Natural...more

    Authenticity in Architecture: Fantoft Stave Church

    Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center

    March 24, 2015

    Throughout human history the cultural meanings of various architectural structures have been altered. This continuous change in our social environments through wars and natural disasters...more

    Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Huma Bhabha

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

    March 25, 2015

    Sculptor, Huma Bhabha (Karachi, Pakistan), pushes the limits of human figuration with sculptures of grotesque dignity. Her figures are powerful metaphors for the global citizen: precarious,...more

    Author Bob Katz Talk & Book Signing for His New Book "The Whistleblower"

    Presented by Brookline Booksmith at Brookline Booksmith, Brookline

    March 25, 2015

    Join us as author Bob Katz talks about his new book 'The Whistleblower: Rooting for the Ref in the High-Stakes World of College Basketball'. During a season on the road with college...more

    Art, Media, Politics Panel

    Presented by Simmons College at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium, Boston

    March 25, 2015

    Join us for a panel discussion on the intersections of art, media and politics on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March.

    Speakers...more

    A CITY OF VILLAGES—THE 2015 NEWTON HISTORY SERIES Discover Historic Nonantum

    Presented by Historic Newton and Newton Free Library at Newton Free Library, Newton

    March 26, 2015

    Discover Historic Nonantum: A Village of Traditions
    Nonantum residents Terry Sauro, Lois Dominique, and Alderman Alison Leary will present an overview of their...more

    Travel & Taste Newfoundland: Fins, Feathers and Fossils

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick

    March 26, 2015

    Over a 5 week adventure in Newfoundland, from cute Atlantic puffins, terns, gulls and Leach’s storm petrels to the cliff nesting Northern gannets and only breeding colony of manx shearwaters...more

    Go Wild! Connecting Kids with Nature

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    March 28, 2015

     Connecting people, especially children, with nature is crucial to their health and the health of places they call home. In the age of Google and iPhones, however, finding a balance between...more

    Journeys Through Time and Light: Special NCECA Ceramic Exhibition Open House

    Presented by Mobilia Gallery

    March 28, 2015

    Travels Through Time and Light: Special ceramic exhibitions featuring work by Pippin Drysdale, Richard Shaw, Dorothy Fiebleman, Karen Thuesen Massaro.
    ...more

    Permaculture 101

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    March 29, 2015

    Have you been wondering what exactly permaculture is and how it could help your garden? Come to Fruitlands and have all your questions answered. Jonathan Bates, ecologist and co-founder of Food...more

    AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20 & 21st Centuries & The Boston Print Fair

    Presented by Fusco & Four at BCA Cyclorama, Boston

    March 26 - March 29, 2015

    8th Annual AD20/21 and The Boston Print Fair March 26-29, 2015
    The 4-Day Show is the Culminating Event in Boston Design Week
    AD20/21 Lifetime Achievement Award...more

    Jean and Henry Stone Memorial Lecture: What is with the Weather?

    Presented by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    March 29, 2015

    We are living in a time of weather weirding: huge daily temperature swings, record high winds, extreme drought, 24-hour record rainfalls, tornadoes, massive typhoons and hurricanes and all time...more

    Some Intransigent Heroes of the Holocaust and a Theological and Historical Basis for Admiring Inflex

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    March 30, 2015

    In his lecture, "Some Intransigent Heroes of the Holocaust and a Theological and Historical Basis for Admiring Inflexibility," Professor Richard Weisberg (Cardozo School of Law) will...more

    Opera Night at the BPL: Feminine Vengeance: Opera's Unforgettable Leading Ladies

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Abbey Room, Boston

    April 1, 2015

    Opera Night at the Boston Public Library
    A series of one-hour presentations through the season that feature interviews, lectures, and mini-performances highlighting...more

    Cornille Colloquium with Hilton Als | "Diane Arbus in Manhattan"

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

    April 1, 2015

    Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in October 1994, and a theatre and art critic in 2002. In this lecture, Als will discuss photographer and writer Diane Arbus and explore...more

    The Bow Makers Dilemma

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 2, 2015

    The case against ivory and the search for Pernambuco
     

    Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center Reception Hall
     


    Black Votes Matter with Civil Rights Icon Bob Moses

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus, Boston

    April 2, 2015

    Bob Moses’ vision of grass roots organizing led him to become a leader in the civil rights movement and Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. He initiated and organized voter registration...more

    Stephen Dubner

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    April 7, 2015

    An award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality, Stephen J. Dubner is best-known as co-author of the books Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, and Think Like a Freak....more

    Gallery Talk What Does History Know of Nail Biting?

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

    April 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. ...more

    Evolution Matters Lecture Series: Evolution in a Vortex - Fish Diversity in the Lower Congo Area

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History at Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

    April 9, 2015

    Some of the most spectacular cataracts, falls, and gorges on Earth are found in the lower Congo River, in the heart of central Africa, near the twin Congolese capitals of Kinshasa and Brazzaville....more

    What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Kyle Athayde Dance Party

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    April 10, 2015

    Considered among the greatest American composers in any genre, Duke Ellington’s work looms large on the cultural landscape. In this performance, Ron Kapilow shines the What Makes it...more

    Sarah Hammerschlag: "School of Prophets: The Renaissance of Judaism in Postwar Paris"

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    April 13, 2015

    The paper will trace a trajectory between the wartime Jewish youth movement of Les Eclaireurs Israelite de France and the Jewish intellectual renewal in Paris of the 1950s and 1960s. Lunch will be...more

    Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series -- “Analyzing Awe in Film Music

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

    April 13, 2015

    Tufts University Assistant Professor of Music Frank Lehman presents our second colloquium of the semester. Lunch to be served after the lecture. This colloquium is rescheduled from its original...more

    Margot Livesey: A Writer's Life

    Presented by Arlington Community Education

    April 14, 2015

    Part of Arlington Community Ed's  Conversations with David Whitford series.   Join this conversation about the creative process and life as a writer with acclaimed novelist...more

    Apocalyptic and Gratuitous Hatreds: A Medievalist looks at the revival of Jew Hatred in the 21st

    Presented by The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

    April 16, 2015

    "Apocalyptic and Gratuitous Hatreds: A Medievalist looks at the revival of Jew Hatred in the 21st Century"

     

    Professor Landes (History) will discuss the historical...more

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