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Somerville Museum Programs 2014

 

Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares: Music of John Dowland

El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Mai-Lan Broekman, Paul Johnson, Alice Mros- zczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute) perform masterpieces of renaissance consort music, including pavans, galliards and almains by Dowland.

For further information, call 617-666-8910. Admission is $19.00 for the general public, $14 for students, seniors and Museum members. More about Early Music Afternoons

 

February 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with reception to follow

The Defiance of the Patriots - the Charlestown Story

Talk by Benjamin Carp, Associate Professor of History, Tufts University. Professor Carp's books about the American revolution will be on sale at this event.

Mystic River

 

 

Sunday March 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with reception to follow

The Mystic River: a Natural and Human History(back by popular demand)

Professor Richard Beinecke, author of The Mystic River: a Natural and Human History, hosts a forum of stories of the Mystic River.

Admission is $8.00 for the general public; free to Museum / Historic Somerville members.

 


Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Concerti, Sonate e Partite: Music by the Kühnels

Duo Maresienne (Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, theorbo and Baroque lute) perform works by father and son Baroque virtuoso performers and composers August and Johann Michael Kühnel.

For further information, call 617-666-8910. Admission is $19.00 for the general public, $14 for students, seniors and Museum members. More about Early Music Afternoons

 

Somerville Open Studios

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Somerville Open Studios Artists' Choice

For the following two weeks, the exhibition will be open Thursdays, 2:00-7:00 pm, Fridays, 2:00-5:00, Saturdays, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. On Open Studios weekend, the gallery will be open Thursday, May 1st, 2:00-7:00, Friday, May 2nd, 2:00 to 9:00pm, Saturday, and Sunday, May 3rd and May 4th, 11:00 to 6:00 pm.

Exhibition extends through May 15. More about Somerville Open Studios


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Somerville Toy Camera Festival: Urban Photography Workshop

The Somerville Museum will participate in the 2nd annual Somerville Toy Camera Festival with an exhibition of toy camera photography created by local youth. In collaboration with Parts and Crafts collective maker space, the Museum will sponsor a special urban photography workshop on May 3rd, starting with a crash course on the history of photography in the urban environment and proceed to a boots-on-the ground foray into the storefronts and authentic gritty streetscapes along Union Square's Somerville Avenue. The real Somerville will finally be located in the lens of low tech digital keychain cameras.

The toy camera workshop is free and open to kids, families, and interested people. For Parts and Crafts workshop on May 3rd, please visit their website: http://partsandcrafts.org/.

 

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

The Masque of Beauty: Italian Musical Dynasties at the English Court

Mezzo-soprano Pamela Dellal joins El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Mai-Lan Broekman, Paul Johnson, Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute) in a Mother's Day concert of songs and instrumental music by Ferrabosco, Lupo, Bassano, and other Italian musicians who lived in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.

For further information, call 617-666-8910. Admission is $19.00 for the general public, $14 for students, seniors and Museum members. More about Early Music Afternoons

 

PostcardTuesday, June 3rd, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Opening reception: Project LOCAL: Immigrant Dreams and Realities in Somerville

Exhibition:  Thursday June 5th through Saturday June 28th during normal gallery hours.
Join us for a celebration with Laura Hoguet's 8th grade students from Somerville's Healey School.  Building on the Museum's Project Local, a hands-on history learning program, Ms Hoguet's students are examining the dreams versus the reality for recent immigrant communities in Somerville.  Original research, oral histories from families and friends, and visual art will enliven this important conversation about the contemporary immigrant experience, led by Somerville's next generation.

More about this exhibition

Review of the exhibit from the Somerville Times [PDF]

Photographs of the opening reception

 

Somerville Toy Camera Exhibit

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Somerville Toy Camera Festival Urban Photography Exhibit Open Reception

Exhibition: Thursday June 5 through Saturday June 28, during normal gallery hours.

Showcasing the work of Somerville youth using low tech tools to create high art images, in collaboration with Somerville Parts and Crafts. Other toy camera exhibition sites: The Nave Gallery, Nave Gallery Annex, Washington Street Art Center, and Brickbottom Artists Association.

More about the Somerville Toy Camera Festival

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Hidden History on Somerville's HIdden River:  Allen's Tide-Powered Ropeworks on Miller's River

Richard Duffy, author of an edited version of J.T. Trowbridge's Tinkham Brothers Tide Mill (an 1882 novel set in New England), past president of the Arlington Historical Society and member of the Tide Mill Institute.

 

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Play'd in Massachusetts:

Music from the Bay Colony and the New Nation (1620-1800). Pentimento (Eric Haas, recorders & traverso; Olav Chris Henriksen, Baroque & English guitars) tours our country's musical history from psalms to sonatas, by way of ballads and "gentil" songs, with works by Carr, Ford, Hopkinson & J.C. Bach. For further information, please call 617-666-9810 or visit www.somervillemuseum.org. Admission is $19 for the general public, $14 for students, seniors, and Museum members. More about Early Music Afternoons


Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Race to Laurel Hill: General Grant's failed attempt to get around Lee's left flank during the spring campaign of 1864

Dr. Daniel Breen, Professor of History at Newbury College.

This series is presented to commemorate the 150 years that have passed since the Civil War, which fundamentally changed our nation.  Dr. Breen will continue his one time only series of talks concerning the activities of the Somerville Guard, Company E, 39th Regiment during the Civil War.

 

Friday, November 14, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Vernon Street Studios 40th Anniversary Celebration

Vernon St. is Somerville's oldest work-only artist studio. Join us to celebrate with food, music, and a curated show of works by current and past studio members.

More about the Vernon Street Studios

 

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Hunts, Bagpipes & Scots Tunes: Music of the Scottish Renaissance & Baroque Duo Maresienne (Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute & citterns) perform works by Black, Lauthian, Beck, Bremner & Geminiani, including ports, lilts, battles and jigs from Caledonia, and "Pibrock, a Highland Battel" by Oswald. For further information, please call 617-666-9810 or visit www.somervillemuseum.org. Admission is $19 for the general public, $14 for students, seniors, and Museum members. More about Early Music Afternoons

 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Donation of holiday wreaths for the silent auction may be received today

 

Friday December 12, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Winter Holiday Party

$10.00 admission, free to members and volunteers of Historic Somerville or the Somerville Museum.


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