Exhibitions + Programs


Faith in a City

Charan Devereaux (Curator)

November 2019 – January 2020


The Art of Observation

Deb Olin + David Campbell (Community Curators)

Fall 2020


El Dorado Chocolataria

José Falconi and Santiago Montoya (Community Curators)

Winter 2020


Past Exhibits

Somerville Open Studios: First Look Show

April 14–May 17, 2019

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 14, 2019, 2pm-4:30pm

For more information, please contact Mara Brod.

Special hours during this exhibit are listed in our calendar of events.


Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville Exhibition

Community Curator, Bess Paupeck, presents our next exhibit, titled Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville. See link for additional programming and admission costs. See press links here. The show ran from February 14–March 31, 2019.

 

2018 Exhibitions + Programs

Community Curator, Pennie Taylor, presented the exhibit, titled Triple Decker Ecology. See link for additional programming. The show ran from October 11 through December 9, 2018. See press here.


Previous years’ programs

Don’t miss programs organized by Historic Somerville. The programs are held both in the museum and in the community, and include historic reenactments, talks, and celebrations. Keep up with their schedule at http://historicsomerville.org/.

Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Balli e Lamenti: Contrasts in Early Italian Vocal & Instrumental Music.

Mezzo-soprano Burcu Gulec and percussionist George Lernis join El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Mai-Lan Broekman, Paul Johnson, Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute & theorbo) in a showcase of laments, dances and florid music by Strig- gio, Piccinini and Kapsperger, and a special performance of Monteverdi’s “Lamento d’Arianna.”

Admission is $20 for the general public, $15 for students, seniors, and Museum members.

More about Early Music Afternoons

Sunday February 25, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 pm.

New England Mosaic Society (NEMS) exhibition: Opening Reception.

Juried exhibition of contemporary mosaic works featuring the New England Mosaic Society (NEMS) artists.

Thursday, February 22 – Sunday April 7, 2018

The exhibition will feature the work of 60 artists from the six New England states. In addition, Cynthia Fisher, Isabel Margolin, and Lisa Houck, three internationally known mosaic artists from New England, will show their work in an Invitational Exhibit. The show will also include a Salon, where NEMS members can exhibit and sell their small mosaics.

The exhibit will be accompanied by a series of workshops on a variety of mosaic techniques – for adults and children.

More about the exhibit and the workshops…

More about the New England Mosaic Society

Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

A Consort to Delight: English Renaissance Music for Broken Consort.

Three melody instruments (Carol Lewis & James Williamson, viols; Na’ama Lion, flute) and three plucked instruments (Olav Chris Henriksen, lute; Peter Lehman, cittern; Matthew Wright, bandora) play 17th-century settings of popular ballad tunes (“Go From My Window,” “Bachelor’s Delight” and others), as well as pavans, galliards and almains by Allison, Morley, Dowland, Reade and John Johnson.

Admission is $20 for the general public, $15 for students, seniors, and Museum members.

More about Early Music Afternoons

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Mascharada! Musical Surprises from 17th-century Germany.

El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Mai-Lan Broekman, Paul Johnson, Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute) perform instrumental works by Hammerschmidt, Scheidt, Schein, Rosenmueller, Reusner and others, including stately dance music, canzonas, and music for masked balls.

Admission is $20 for the general public, $15 for students, seniors, and Museum members.

More about Early Music Afternoons

Sunday, April 22 – Saturday, May 12, 2018

2018 Somerville Open Studios First Look Exhibit

Museum Reception: Sunday, April 22, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The show continues through Saturday, May 12

See SOS website for more information www.somervilleopenstudios.org

Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

My Favorite Historic Homes in Somerville: Top Ten Count Down

Edward Gordon, Architectural Historian and leader of many walking tours, highlights Somerville’s most beautiful (and interesting) houses.

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

ÍMAR: An amazing Glasgow-based five-piece whose line-up contains current and former members of the folk groups Mànran, RURA, Talisk, Barrule, Cara, Mabon and The Lowground. Between them they have won a BBC Young Folk Award and several All-Britain/All-Ireland music trophies.

Brilliant cutting edge Scottish folk!

Admission: $25.00. Purchase a ticket now.

More information about the concert…

About ÍMAR

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Jez Lowe / James Keelahan

A night of music from two of the world’s most respected songwriters- Jez’s legendary insights into English rural life, including his own family’s mining background, have resonated deeply with listeners everywhere, and James’ midwestern Canadian perspective has given us haunting and powerful songs ever written from the traditions of our northern neighbor.

Admission: $25.00. Purchase a ticket now.

More information about the concert…

Thursday October 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Triple Decker Ecology – Somerville’s Urban Landscape Opening Reception

A Community Curator Award Exhibit by Pennie Taylor and David Buckley Borden

More information…

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Pièces en Trio: Musical Delights from 18th-century France.  

Flutists Na’ama Lion and Peter H. Bloom join Carol Lewis, viola da gamba, and Olav Chris Henriksen, baroque guitar and theorbo, in a program of music for winds and strings together, including works by Couperin, Marais, Jacquet de la Guerre, Senaillé & Dornel.

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.  

Fabula di Orfeo: an Entertainment in Italian Poetry and Song.  

This will be an extravaganza of music from the early Italian renaissance, featuring mezzo-soprano Burcu Gulec, countertenor and cornetto virtuoso Michael Collver, with Steven Lundahl, sackbut and recorder, James Williamson and Carol Lewis, viols, Olav Chris Henriksen, lute, and George Lernis, percussion, performing works by Tromboncino, Cara, Pesenti and others, with poetry by Angelo Poliziano.

Admission is $20 for the general public, $15 for students, seniors and Museum members.

More about Early Music Afternoons

Don’t miss programs organized by Historic Somerville. The programs are held both in the museum and in the community, and include historic reenactments, talks, and celebrations. Keep up with their schedule at http://historicsomerville.org/.

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