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    LECTURES

    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
     

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    Artist Talk at the FPAC Gallery

    Presented by Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

    April 2, 2015

    Please join the FPAC Gallery for an artist talk with Sharon Freed, Walter Kopec and Andrew Neumann, whose show Glean is currently on view. Come listen to the artists discuss their work, ask them...more

    JONATHAN SHECTER and DAN FREEMAN: “Entrepreneurship in the Digital Music Industry”

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts)

    April 2, 2015

    Jonathan Shecter ‘90, aka Shecky Green, a music and media professional who co-founded the hip-hop music and culture magazine “The Source” and is now editor in chief of the online...more

    Visiting Artist: Janet Echelman

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts

    April 2, 2015

    Janet Echelman is an installation artist who creates public sculptures on a massive scale. Her billowing, luminescent forms are created from intricately woven industrial netting, suspended above...more

    Author Nathan Gorenstein Talk & Book Signing for His New Book

    Presented by Barnes & Noble Booksellers

    April 4, 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

    "Revelation or preparation: multiple readings of musical information"

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

    April 6, 2015

    Mount Holyoke College Professor of Music David Sanford presents our final colloquium of the semester. Lunch to be served after the lecture.


    public conversation: “Slavery, Dissent, Reconciliation: Harvard Histories”

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts) at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    April 6, 2015

    Join artist Brian Knep, Sven Beckert (Harvard University), Kellie Carter Jackson (Hunter College) and Salamishah Tillet (University of Pennsylvania) and moderator Timothy Patrick McCarthy (Harvard...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

    Risky Work – Discussion with Three Front Line Journalists

    Presented by Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton

    April 7, 2015

    Journalists face extraordinary peril to report on the prevailing issues of the day. Facing a global attack on their livelihoods – and sometimes their very lives – journalists are...more

    Building Blocks: Art Deco

    Presented by Boston Society of Architects/AIA

    April 7, 2015

    Back by popular demand, BSA Space is offering a new edition of the crash course on Boston’s architecture: “Building Blocks.” This time, step into Boston’s Art Deco...more

    The Russian Soul - The Russian Voice

    Presented by Trio Cleonice and Friends at United Parish in Brookline, Brookline

    April 7, 2015

    Trio Cleonice and Friends is thrilled to welcome Thomas Hodge, Professor of Russian Literature at Wellesley College, for a program exploring connections between Russian music and Russian...more

    We Are All Immigrants: Lunch and Discussion with Ann Hood and Other Amazing Women

    Presented by International Institute of New England

    April 8, 2015

    Our guest speaker is the best-selling author of The Obituary Writer. Ann Hood's latest book, An Italian Wife, is the multigenerational story of an Italian-American family and...more

    New Center LIVE! Presents "The Creative Mind and Music of George Gershwin"

    Presented by New Center For Arts & Culture and Temple Emanuel at Temple Emanuel, Newton

    April 8, 2015

    The New Center for Arts & Culture presents “The Creative Mind and Music of George Gershwin,” featuring Julliard trained concert pianist and Harvard educated psychiatrist, Dr....more

    Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing

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

    April 8, 2015

    “See for yourself!” was the clarion call of the 1600s. Scientists peered at nature through microscopes and telescopes, making the discoveries in astronomy, physics, chemistry, and...more

    The Role and Concept of Islamic Art in the Museum Context

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 8, 2015

    The first years of the 21st century witnessed an impressive re-evaluation of Islamic art and archaeology. Most of the larger collections of Islamic art have been, or still are, undergoing...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

    Author Gregory Flemming Talk & Book Signing for His Book "At the Point of a Cutlass"

    Presented by Randall Public Library

    April 9, 2015

    Please join us as Greg Flemming introduces us to America’s real-life Robinson Crusoe. This is the true story of Philip Ashton—a nineteen-year-old fisherman captured by pirates,...more

    Music and the Brain: Linking Music, Language, and Learning

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    April 9, 2015

    Brookline Music School is thrilled that Dr. Nadine Gaab will speak on the importance of music to brain development. Based on her research, she will present how music perception, language, and...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

    a conversation and demonstration with the VIJAY IYER TRIO

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts)

    April 10, 2015

    Pianist, composer and bandleader Vijay Iyer—a MacArthur Fellow, a Grammy nominee, and, since 2014, the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts at Harvard—will conduct...more

    We’ll Rally Round the Flag, Boys

    Presented by Cape Ann Museum at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

    April 11, 2015

    As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War draws to a close, this illustrated talk - with contemporary images and musical accompaniment from Pat Conlon and friends...more

    Newton Free Library Spring Fling

    Presented by Newton Free Library at Newton Free Library, Newton

    April 11, 2015

    Celebrate with authors Atul Gawande (Being Mortal:  Medicine and What Matters in the End) and Barney Frank (Frank:  Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex...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

    Studio Talk: Painting En Plein Air

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

    April 13, 2015

    Meet landscape painter Dustin Neece and learn his tips and tricks for painting successfully en plein air. He will show you samples of his work, his outdoor set-up, talk about his process and...more

    Science on Screen: BIG FISH

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    April 13, 2015

    Throughout his life, Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor) has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, portrayed by five-time Best Actor Oscar nominee...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

    Distinguished Writers Series: Abdoh and Nahai

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

    April 14, 2015

    Salar Abdoh was born in Iran, and splits his time between Tehran and New York City, where he is codirector of the Creative Writing MFA Program at the City...more

    Remembering the Life and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln with Dr. John Stauffer

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

    April 14, 2015

    Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. "Abraham Lincoln was born dirt poor, had less than one year of formal schooling, and became the...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

    Dawids Return: Journey of an African Bushman

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

    April 16, 2015

    In 2011, Patrician Glyn set off for the Kalahari, to find traces of a long-dead Bushman by the name of Makai Kruiper, a legendary mystic, hunter and healer who roamed ‘The Thirst Land’...more

    a conversation with composer TANIA LEÓN

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts)

    April 16, 2015

    David DeBoor Canfield of Fanfare Magazine hails the artistic voice of Tania León as “utterly distinctive, and once one has listened to her music for any length of time, it will not be...more

    The Spooky Science of the Southern Reach: An Evening with Jeff VanderMeer

    Presented by MIT Communications Forum

    April 16, 2015

    Jeff VanderMeer, author of the New York Times bestselling Southern Reach Trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and...more

    Carlos Amorales: The Harvard Commission in Context

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 16, 2015

    Mexican-born installation and film artist Carlos Amorales (b. 1970) will visit the Harvard Art Museums to discuss his work over the last five years. He will focus on how, following censorship of a...more

    Author Gregory Flemming Talk & Book Signing for His Book

    Presented by Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute

    April 17, 2015

    Please join us as Greg Flemming introduces us to America’s real-life Robinson Crusoe. This is the true story of Philip Ashton—a nineteen-year-old fisherman captured by pirates,...more

    A Conversation with Harold Mabern and George Coleman

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts) at Thompson Room, Barker Center, Cambridge

    April 17, 2015

    Moderated by Ingrid Monson, Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music. Barker Center for the Humanities, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA. Admission free (tickets/RSVPs not required; seating...more

    Investigating Ancient Bronze at the Harvard Art Museums

    Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge

    April 17, 2015

    Bronze was an intrinsic material in the ancient world, valued for its beauty as well as its versatility, and was used to create everything from monumental sculpture to clothing fasteners. This...more

    Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu: Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection

    Presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

    April 18, 2015

    Olnick and Spanu will discuss how they began collecting Murano glass, what factors inform their decisions about what works to purchase, and what they see as their personal mission as...more

    Kim Russo: The Happy Medium

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick

    April 18, 2015

    Kim Russo, also known as “Kim The Happy Medium,” has been able to see the world of spirit since the young age of nine.  Growing up, Kim often saw random spirits in her...more

    Harvard Museum of Natural History Presents: On the Wing - A Celebration of Birds in Music

    Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History

    April 18, 2015

    Join Harvard Museum of Natural History for  On the Wing :A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word,  a special afternoon of music and poetry that celebrates birds as symbols of...more

    Art and Reality: A Symposium on Contemporary Middle Eastern Art in Context

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

    April 18, 2015

    Join us for an exploration of current issues in contemporary Middle Eastern art, an area of newly heightened interest among institutions, collectors, curators, scholars, and patrons. Organized in...more

    Irish Voices- A One Person Performance with Stephen Collins

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Lexington Depot, Lexington

    April 18, 2015

    They call it The Norton Anthology of English Literature and yet many of the writers included were born in Ireland. The commonality of course is the English language but there are vast cultural...more

    Make Speak Comes to Fuller Craft Museum

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    April 19, 2015

    This is a free public lecture choreographed by the Commonwealth of Craft. Space for this event is limited to the first 100 registrants. Join the contemporary craft community for seven fast-paced...more

    True Lies & False Facts: A Questionable Tour of Boston

    Presented by Boston By Foot

    April 19, 2015

    Join Boston By Foot for a unique walking tour of Boston that will keep participants on their toes. Called 'True Lies & False Facts', this questionable tour starts at the harbor end of...more

    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...more

    Birds of Prey and Native American Artifacts

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    April 21, 2015

    Explore the strong connection between raptors and Native Peoples during this exciting program presented by WINGMASTERS combing live birds of prey with authentic Native American artifacts....more

    2015 Robert C. Wood Visiting Professor of Public and Urban Affairs Lecture and Panel Response

    Presented by McCormack Graduate School of Public Policy & Global Studies at UMass Boston, Boston

    April 21, 2015

    William Julius Wilson - "Reflections on Issues of Race and Class in the 21st Century: Revisiting Arguments Advanced in The Declining Significance of Race (1978)”.  Professor Wilson...more

    Build your own Customized Carrier Board, it's easier than you think!

    Presented by Toradex

    April 21, 2015

    Join our expert Toradex Engineers, Peter Lischer and Diego Petracca, in our forthcoming webinar “Build your own Customized Carrier Board, it's easier than you think!” to...more

    Build your own Customized Carrier Board, it's easier than you think!

    Presented by Toradex

    April 21, 2015

    Join our expert Toradex Engineers, Peter Lischer and Diego Petracca, in our forthcoming webinar “Build your own Customized Carrier Board, it's easier than you think!” to...more

    Fruitlands Reads: John Hanson Mitchell An Eden of Sorts: The Natural History of My Feral Garden

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    April 22, 2015

    Twenty-five years ago author and naturalist John Hanson Mitchell cut down a 1 ½ acre stand of seventy-five-year-old white pines and planted a garden in their place. An Eden of Sorts is a...more

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