In this issue:
The Athenaeum will not be open for third Saturday this month. The next Saturday opening will be the first Saturday of September.
Athenaeum Genealogy Group
The Athenaeum presents a collaborative exhibition featuring the work of Boston-based artists Mary McCarthy and Shirley Veenema, longtime colleagues. Their collaboration began in 2009 while at a retreat for artists in New Mexico during which they visited sites and shared ideas. Returning to Boston, they decided to combine research and interests. Their first project drew on individual interests while in New Mexico: one was intrigued by the design of doors, the other drawn to stories of the saints. The resulting book, Doors to the Saints-2010, tells the stories of 12 female saints, one for each month of the year. They continued to focus on women in several subsequent pieces, while at the same time challenging new areas of content and technique. Dos-à-dos style book constructions, the integration of digital print processes with handwork, miniature books, and a series inspired by Emily Dickinson followed.
Exhibition Dates: June 22 - July 31, 2015
and Meet the Artists: June
24, 5 to 7pm. Free.
RSVP to 215-925-2688 or email@example.com
revealing study of treasures lost and found begins with the Portrait
of Adele Bloch-Bauer (by Gustav Klimt), which was stolen by the
Nazis, but it doesn’t stop there. Nancy Moses prowls through museum
records, newspapers, and interviews to uncover the stories of such
treasures as the typeset manuscript for Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth,
a ceremonial Ghost Dance short from the massacre at Wounded Knee, the
theft of 4,800 historical audio discs by a top official at the National
Archives, a missing original copy of The Bill of Rights, the mummy of
Ramses I, and an ancient treasure from Iraq – all objects that went
astray but were eventually returned to the rightful owner.
Athenaeum member Bernard Resnick will be playing in an upcoming concert with the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra. Black Pearl is a professional orchestra that is being augmented by amateur musician members of the community.
Fire and Ice
Above: Bernard Resnick (L )and Joseph Conyers (R), 2011.
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This June, the Athenaeum will be open the first two Saturdays. Saturday openings will then resume in September.
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