Events

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 7:00 PM9:00 PM
Clark alumnus Jay Shapiro’s journey into a baseball community in Uganda, East Africa reveals an inspiring world of boys and young men playing a familiar game in an unfamiliar place. Bound by their love of baseball, they build a brotherhood that endures against the backdrop of personal tragedy, absent fathers, scarring legacies of war, and grinding poverty. A team of 11- and 12-year-old boys from the ghettos of Kampala carry the hopes of the nation as they attempt to become the first African team to qualify for the Little League World Series. Their remarkable tale is a triumph for anyone who has ever loved the game.
  • Clark University Campus, Jefferson Academic Center, Room 320
  • Worcester, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: 508-793-7479
  • email: jmcgugan@clarku.edu
  • cost: Free
Thursday, April 2, 2015 5:00 PM7:00 PM
Come celebrate the opening of our spring exhibition: A Most Commodious Store: N.H. Skinner & Co., featuring clothing, photographs, and much more from one of the most influential and beloved institutions of historic downtown Taunton. The first Taunton merchant to fully embrace the idea of a modern department store, Nathan Hack Skinner and his company became inextricably linked to the commercial, social, and cultural development of the city. He boasted that new and exciting products and appliances could be found on every shelf, and it was none other than Skinner who brought the first elevator to Taunton. Join us for this opening night and enjoy good company and delicious refreshments. We hope you can join us, bring a friend, and share in the city’s rich historic past.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: FREE
Thursday, April 2, 2015 6:00 PM8:00 PM
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 drives, sit-ins, and Freedom Schools for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Nearly 40 years later, the renowned activist began organizing again, this time as teacher and founder of the national math literacy program called the Algebra Project. His work was recognized with a MacArthur "Genius" Grant, which he used to found the Algebra Project. He argues that the crisis in math literacy in poor communities is as urgent as the crisis of political access in Mississippi in 1961. Moses earned a B.A. from Hamilton College and an M.A. in philosophy at Harvard, and received numerous prestigious awards and recognition. His book, "Radical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project," is featured in the Museum's current exhibit entitled Freedom Rising, Reading Writing and Publishing Black Books.
Saturday, April 4, 2015 2:00 PM3:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Andover, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 623-8401
  • email: bkerrigan@mhl.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 4, 2015 2:00 PM3:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Turner Free Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Randolph, Norfolk County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (781) 961-0932
  • email: mrmalone@ocln.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 4, 2015 10:00 AM11:30 AM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Marston Mills Public Library, 2160 Main Street
  • Marston Mills, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (508) 428-5175 x15
  • email: shevener@clamsnet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 4, 2015 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street
  • New Bedford, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 961-3067
  • email: gdickinson@sailsinc.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 4, 2015 10:30 AM12:00 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut Street
  • Clinton, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (978) 365-4160 x223
  • email: dmarini@bigelowlibrary.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 4, 2015 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street
  • Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 830-4250
  • email: pplyouth@yahoo.com
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:00 PM
Political scientist Erin O'Brien explores current moves to restrict access to the ballot, through both legislative and judicial changes. Journalist Phillip Martin responds with examples from the Civil Rights Movement about citizen actions, including civil disobedience, that opened ballot access to previously disenfranchised African Americans.
  • First Parish in Cambridge, 3 Church Street
  • Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • contact: (617) 495-2727
  • web: www.cambridgeforum.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 4:30 PM6:00 PM
Too often we imagine academics and athletics as separate parts of collegiate life. But in James Elliott’s English class on "Literature of Baseball" and Janette Greenwood’s History course on "Baseball in American Society," the two realms merge when baseball becomes the subject of scholarly inquiry. In this talk, Professors Elliott and Greenwood will share their favorite examples of baseball’s place in American literature and history and discuss what happens when students and faculty move sports into the classroom. This event is part of the Higgins Faculty Series sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 2:00 PM3:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Andover, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 623-8401
  • email: bkerrigan@mhl.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 11, 2015 2:00 PM3:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Turner Free Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Randolph, Norfolk County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (781) 961-0932
  • email: mrmalone@ocln.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 11, 2015 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street
  • New Bedford, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 961-3067
  • email: gdickinson@sailsinc.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:30 AM12:00 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut Street
  • Clinton, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: (978) 365-4160 x223
  • email: dmarini@bigelowlibrary.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 11, 2015 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street
  • Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 830-4250
  • email: pplyouth@yahoo.com
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 11, 2015 8:30 AM6:30 PM
Few spaces are more personal than the bedroom. In the past, bed chambers functioned as multipurpose spaces for sleeping, lovemaking, tending young children, getting dressed, washing and toileting, entertaining friends, giving birth, caring for the sick, and ultimately dying. The most important focal piece of the bed chamber was the bed and its textiles or “bed furniture.” For the very wealthy, highly decorated beds represented a status symbol. The quest for comfort and a good night’s sleep was not to be taken for granted in early America. This one-day forum at Historic Deerfield brings together a diverse group of historians and specialists who will focus on the functions and material culture of the New England bed chamber. We will discuss issues of fashion and status, comfort, privacy, sleep patterns, health, and hygiene.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 PM8:00 PM
Join us to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with Dr. John Stauffer. "Abraham Lincoln was born dirt poor, had less than one year of formal schooling, and became the nation's greatest president," wrote Harvard's Dr. John Stauffer, an author and leading scholar on Lincoln, antislavery and social protest movements. On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, famous actor and Confederate sympathizer, shot the 16th President during a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The attack came just five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War. Lincoln's assassination united blacks and whites in the North as never before and "made us kin," as Frederick Douglass said.
  • Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street
  • Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • contact: 617-725-0022, ext. 222
  • web: maah.org
  • cost: free
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:30 PM9:00 PM
In 1757, a ship owned by an affluent Connecticut merchant sailed from New London to the tiny island of Bence in Sierra Leone, West Africa, to take on fresh water and captives. On board was the owner’s son, on a training voyage to learn the trade. The Logbooks explores that voyage to unearth new realities of Connecticut’s slave trade and question how we could have forgotten this part of our past so completely. Author/journalist Anne Farrow is a co-author of "Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged and Profited from Slavery" and a former reporter and editor for the "Hartford Courant." Copies of "The Logbooks" will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:30 PM9:00 PM
A performance by Bohemian Quartet is a journey through musical vernacular of gypsy life, with fast tempos, virtuosic playing, spry strings crying and dancing, and above all flair of performance that makes this sound so utterly riveting. This acclaimed Providence, Rhode Island-based ensemble-featuring violin, viola, cello, and bass specializes in music of the Romany or “Gypsy” tradition, along with related Eastern European folk styles. Violinist, Stan Renard, a composer and virtuoso player with an impressive list of credentials, assembled the group with the idea of preserving the tradition and indulging in the virtuosic playing of classic gypsy music. Renard recruited like-minded friends: Dave Zinno on upright bass, Christine Harrington on cello, and Nancy Richardson on viola. The performance will be preceded by a presentation by the quartet. The presentation will start at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:00 PM9:00 PM
Emily Sweeney is a multimedia journalist at "The Boston Globe" and author of the book, "Boston Organized Crime". She has been a staff writer at the Globe since 2001, and her work has been featured in "Outside Magazine", "Yankee Magazine", The Howard Stern Show, New England Cable News, WBZ News Radio, the Howie Carr Show, and other media outlets. For many years Emily served as president of the New England chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She now sits on the Board of Directors of the New England First Amendment Coalition, and she’s a frequent guest speaker at schools, universities, and industry events. Drawing upon an eclectic collection of crime scene photographs, mug shots, and police documents, Emily Sweeney lecture leads you on an eye-opening journey through Boston’s underworld, with a special focus on the bootlegging days of Prohibition.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: FREE
Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:30 PM9:00 PM
Join us for an unforgettable evening of a unique musical experience titled Cyclonic. Cyclonic is a dramatized stage rendering of four scenes from the book "The Queen of Vaudeville," told with music and pictures. Author Andrew Erdman came up with the idea of turning an ordinary book signing into a something livelier – a musical show. Acclaimed songwriter and musician, Mary Lorson, has written songs inspired by Eva, as well as interpreted a number of the tunes that helped Tanguay to become the “cyclonic comedienne” of the vaudeville stage. Cyclonic not only gives a taste of the book Queen of Vaudeville and a sample of Mary Lorson’s performing talents, but also revives the spirit of Eva Tanguay, the mighty queen of vaudeville—if only for an evening. This event is sponsored by Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts. Reservations required.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 PM3:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Andover, Essex County, MA (Northeast)
  • contact: (978) 623-8401
  • email: bkerrigan@mhl.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 18, 2015 2:00 PM3:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Turner Free Library, 2 North Main Street
  • Randolph, Norfolk County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (781) 961-0932
  • email: mrmalone@ocln.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:00 AM11:30 AM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Marston Mills Public Library, 2160 Main Street
  • Marston Mills, Barnstable County, MA (Cape & Islands)
  • contact: (508) 428-5175 x15
  • email: shevener@clamsnet.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 18, 2015 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street
  • New Bedford, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 961-3067
  • email: gdickinson@sailsinc.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Saturday, April 18, 2015 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street
  • Plymouth, Plymouth County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 830-4250
  • email: pplyouth@yahoo.com
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Monday, April 20, 2015 7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcomes Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and Boston Globe columnist Robert Kuttner for a discussion of Stiglitz's book The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them. Stiglitz suggests ways to counter America’s growing problem. With his signature blend of clarity and passion, Stiglitz argues that inequality is a choice—the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:00 PM4:00 PM
Scouts, earn your Genealogy badge with the Old Colony Historical Society. Private classes may be booked for Troops of 8 or more.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: $5 per Scout, $2 per adult, pre-registration is required.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:00 PM
Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center discusses how the American people have become polarized overt the past 50 years. How can citizens create and support effective community dialogues aimed at strengthening social bonds?
  • First Parish Church in Cambridge, 3 Church Street
  • Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • contact: (617)495-2727
  • web: www.cambridgeforum.org
  • cost: Free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcomes Eisner Award nominee Jason Rodriguez and local writer J. L. Bell for a discussion of Rodriguez's latest work, Colonial Comics: New England 1620-1750. Colonial Comics is a graphic novel collection of twenty stories focusing on the colonial period from 1620 through 1750 in New England. These illustrated stories focus on tales you cannot find in history books. Includes stories about free thinkers, Pequots, Jewish settlers, female business owners and dedicated school teachers, whales and livestock, slavery and frontiers, and many other aspects of colonial life.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street
  • New Bedford, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 961-3067
  • email: gdickinson@sailsinc.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:30 PM8:30 PM
As part of the series, Shaking Two Nickels Together: A Literary Perspective on Impoverishment and Income Inequality, Dr. James Crowley leads a discussion about the novel by Ignazio Silone.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street
  • New Bedford, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 961-3067
  • email: gdickinson@sailsinc.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 7:00 PM8:30 PM
Join us to celebrate the launch of "Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites," a new book from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Editors Kristin Gallas and James DeWolf Perry, of the Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery, will be on hand to talk about why the history of slavery in the United States is important and relevant to our communities, how historic sites and museums can facilitate the sharing of these stories, and how they tie into vital contemporary public debates. Copies of Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 1:00 PM3:30 PM
A Pop-Up Museum is a temporary exhibit created by the participants. Its purpose is to create an opportunity for conversation around a topic through objects and their stories. For this Pop-Up experience we are asking participants to bring an object connected to "Memories of Shopping in Downtown Taunton." We have room for 30 participants, but everyone is welcome to stop by once the Pop-Up is set up to view the objects and share stories. If you would like to participate simply send an email or call. Please include the following information: name, contact information, description of your object. It will be a great way to hear stories about our city and to get to know your friends and neighbors! For more information on Pop-Ups in general check out: www.popupmuseum.org
Saturday, May 9, 2015 1:00 PM2:30 PM
A humanities-based family reading program with 6 storyteller-led sessions in which children aged 6 to 10 and their parents read and discuss engaging, multicultural picture books.
  • New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street
  • New Bedford, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: (508) 961-3067
  • email: gdickinson@sailsinc.org
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:00 PM9:00 PM
Join author Timothy Brown for an ‘Armchair’ tour of the Taunton River. Journey down the river and journey back in time to explore the river through pictures, postcards and maps. The ‘tour’ will cover a distance of about 8 miles, from where the river crosses under the Route 44 Bridge on the Taunton-Raynham line to the Weir section of town. Along the way, items of interest on the banks of the river are identified and discussed. Some of these items are still visible: old vacant buildings, rock walls, and old stone footings: other items are no longer around and are only faint memories or listings in the old texts. The talk is based on the book "On the Taunton River in Taunton, MA - A Journey down the river and a Journey back in time" by Timothy Brown/Tetiquet Press, 2003. All these items are captured in this one book; stories of old grist mills, iron forges, cotton mills, bridges, schooners, barges and herring runs. This is a great talk about the river and also good preparation for those interested in our real river tour on May 16th.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: FREE
Saturday, May 16, 2015 9:00 AM1:00 PM
WHO: Everyone is welcome. This traverses a gentle part of the river, but we want all participants to feel comfortable, so flat-water river paddling experience is suggested. Please note that getting in and out of the canoe can be the hardest part! WHAT: A leisurely, yet informative kayak/canoe tour of the Taunton River with experienced guides leading the way. To learn more ahead of time, come by for Timothy Brown’s talk on May 14th at 7 p.m. Copies of his book are available at the OCHS. WHERE: We will start from the Riverbend Condominiums on Old Colony Avenue and finish at Waterfront Park on East Water Street. WHEN: We will start at 9 a.m. and this trip will last 3-4 hours. WHY: History, health, and happiness…what more could you want?! Don’t have a kayak or canoe but still want to join? Give us a call and we’ll help arrange a rental.
  • Trip starts at Riverbend Condominiums but finishes downriver at Waterfront Park on East Water Street. please arrange transportation appropriately.
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: FREE
Saturday, June 27, 2015 1:00 PM3:00 PM
We are launching a new initiative with free, family-friendly programming at its center: MAKING HISTORY partners with organizations and local artists throughout Southeastern Mass. These workshops focus on learning about artistic techniques and always include an opportunity for kids to explore their creativity hands-on in a supervised environment. Guardians can join in the fun or receive a free, guided tour of the museum during the workshop.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • cost: FREE but call to register

Exhibits

Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:00 AMThursday, December 31, 2015 5:00 PM
A renovated and expanded exhibition about slavery, abolition, and the Underground Railroad including hands-on interactives and audio elements. Tuesday-Friday, 11 AM to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday, 12 Noon to 5 PM Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street
  • Newton, Middlesex County, MA (Metrowest Boston)
  • contact: (617) 796-1450
  • web: www.historicnewton.org/
  • cost: $6 for general admission, $5 for a discounted ticket (Newton residents, seniors, children 6-12 years, AAA members, students with ID), and free for children 5 and under and Historic Newton members
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Friday, September 26, 2014 Friday, April 3, 2015
Taunton has 375 years of characters to draw from, and the many personalities of the city will be on display in our fall exhibition. Selected from the museum’s remarkable portrait collection, and enhanced with photographs from the archives, Faces of Taunton celebrates the men, women, and children, past and present, who have called the city home.
  • Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green
  • Taunton, Bristol County, MA (Southeast)
  • contact: 508-822-1622
  • web: www.oldcolonyhistoricalsociety.org
  • cost: Free with museum admission ($4)
Thursday, January 1, 2015 Thursday, December 31, 2015
The Museum's new Black Books exhibition and complementary programming examine historical and cultural implications of learning to read and write, as well as publishing the works of free and formerly enslaved African American voices. Free black communities from Boston and beyond began sharing books, newspapers, periodicals, poems, and other writings to advance campaigns for freedom from the Colonial period through the 19th century and for personal expression and enjoyment. These pioneering wordsmiths continue to inspire gifted writers to use their published works as agents for social change. To celebrate their passion for free speech and draw parallels across the ages, Black Books places 18th and 19th century African American authors from the Museum’s collection of rare books in dialogue with more contemporary works. The exhibit and programs feature a wide array of selected genres, including poetry, fiction, autobiography, medicine, military experience, sociology, and music. Lead partners: National Park Service, Boston African American National Historic Site and Suffolk University’s Mildred F. Sawyer Library, where the Museum’s book collection is housed.
  • Museum of African American History, 46 Joy Street
  • Boston, Suffolk County, MA (Greater Boston)
  • contact: 617-725-0022, ext. 222
  • web: maah.org
  • cost: Free
Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:30 AMTuesday, February 16, 2016 4:30 PM
A new exhibition in the lobby of the Flynt Center of Early New England Life at Historic Deerfield, highlights the new design style that developed in mid-18th century France and England, referred to today as Neoclassicism, which harkened back to the shapes and ornaments of classical Greece and Rome. It eventually took hold in the United States as the Federal style, and can be seen in everything from architecture to furniture, emphasizing clean, geometric lines and more delicate Neoclassical detailing. Characteristic motifs of the Neoclassical style are frequent use of swags, festoons, ribbons, beading, vases, and urns. Neoclassical forms and decoration will be seen in objects in the exhibition that range from ceramics and card tables to needlework pictures and prints.

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