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Museum Open House - The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming

Jay talks with Dan Lipcan, Paula Richter, and Lydia Gordon, all of whom are associated with the Peabody Essex Museum. Dan is the Ann C. Pingree Director of the Phillips Library, Paula is Curator for Exhibitions and Research and Lydia is Associate Curator. They're here today to inform us about the fascinating exhibition entitled The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming which is on display from now through March 20, 2022. During the program, we'll be finding out why and how the exhibition came about, we'll go on a behind-the-scenes tour and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate the Salem Witch Trials, the lives and roles of some of the prominent individuals, and how the circumstances at that time relate to social injustices today. The curators will also share how fashion designer Alexander McQueen and photographer Frances F. Denny have contributed to the exhibition by building upon their personal connections to some of the notable individuals at the time. Let’s start by meeting our guests and then learning all about The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming.

 

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Museum Open House - Tiny Museum of Vermont Music History

Jay talks with James Lockridge. James is one of the co-founders and he now serves as the Executive Director of the Tiny Museum of Vermont Music History, a new museum dedicated to Vermont’s musical heritage that opened in September and is located in Burlington. During the program, we'll be learning why and how the Tiny Museum of Vermont Music History, we'll go on a behind-the-scenes tour and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate the museum’s overall mission, its wide-range of artifacts, and the various, programs, events, and other opportunities that are available for the general public.

 

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Museum Open House - The Concord Museum and Its $16 Million Renovation Project

Jay talks with Tom Putman and David Wood from The Concord Museum. Tom serves as the Edward W. Kane Executive Director and David is the museum’s curator. During the program, we’ll be learning about the recently completed last phase of the museum’s ten-year $16 million renovation project. We'll learn why and how this grand undertaking came about, go on a behind-the-scenes tour, and in the process, come to better understand and appreciate the recently completed major renovations as well as hear about the wide-range of exhibitions, programs, events, and other opportunities that are available for visitors today.

 

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Museum Open House - Norman Ives: Constructions & Reconstructions at UMASS Dartmouth

Jay talks with Viera Levitt and John T. Hill. Viera serves as the Gallery Director at UMASS Dartmouth. John is a highly accomplished graphic designer, author and photographer. He’s also the curator of the outstanding exhibition entitled Norman Ives: Constructions & Reconstructions, which is on display at The College of Visual and Performing Arts at UMass Dartmouth until October 23. During the program, we'll be finding out why and how the exhibition came about, we'll go on a behind-the-scenes tour and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate Norman Ives both as a person, an artist, and the tremendous impact he had on the field of graphic design.

 

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Museum Open House - Somerville Museum

Jay talks with Daivd Guss, PhD and Alison Drasner—both of whom are associated with the Somerville Museum and the current exhibition entitled Penny Chronicles and the Stories They Tell—a fascinating and extensive display celebrating the history of Somerville. David is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at Tufts University and he was also the curator of the exhibition. Alison serves as the assistant director of the museum During the program, we’ll find out why and how the exhibition came about, we’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate the history of Somerville through both the medium of postcards together with many other artifacts and supporting materials. In addition, we’ll also be hearing about the mission and wide range of opportunities related to the Somerville Museum.

 

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Museum Open House - Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Jay talks with Danny Lichtenfeld and John Newsom. Danny serves as the director of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and John is a highly accomplished New York-based artist who is also the curator of the current exhibition at the Brattleboro Museum entitled EXPEDITION. This engaging display by seventeen talented and diverse artists features paintings, sculpture, and installation art that depict aspects of venturing into unknown lands and territories. During the program, we'll be learning about the history and mission of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and the wide range of exhibitions, programs, events, and other opportunities that are available to the general public. We'll find out why and how the EXPEDITION exhibition came about, go on a behind-the-scenes tour, and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate the exhibition’s primary  intent and the extremely skilled artists whose work is on display until October 11.

 

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Museum Open House - Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History

Jay talks with Joseph Mullin. guest Joseph Mullin. Joseph serves as the Executive Director of the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, which is located on the campus of Regis College in Weston. During the program, we'll be finding out about the history and mission of the museum, we'll go on a behind-the-scenes tour and, in the process come to better understand and appreciate the wide range of collections, exhibits, programs, and events that are available to visitors of all ages.
 

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Museum Open House - Shelburne Museum: New England Now: People

Jay talks withTom Denenberg, PhD and Carolyn Bauer from the Shelburne Museum located in Shelburne, Vermont. Tom is the Director of the museum and Carolyn serves as Associate Curator. During the program, we’ll be finding out about the history and mission of the Shelburne Museum and the wide-range of buildings,collections, exhibitions, programs, and events that available today. To better understand and appreciate the museum’s offerings and goals, we’ll be spending much of our time hearing about the current exhibition entitled New England Now: People, the second exhibition in a new biennial series featuring regional contemporary artists. Let’s start by meeting our guests and then learning all about the Shelburne Museum and the New England Now: People exhibition, which is on display until October 17.
 

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Museum Open House - Cahoon Museum of American Art

Jay talks with Ethan Murrow. In addition to being a highly accomplished artist, Ethan is also Professor of the Practice and Chair, Painting and Drawing at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University. He’s here today to inform us about his very creative and engaging exhibition entitled The Greenhouse, which is on display until October 3 at the Cahoon Museum of American Art, which is located in Cotuit. During the program we’ll find out why and how the exhibition came about and we’ll learn about the fascinating process of creating the captivating 75-foot panoramic mural featuring a large fallen oak tree. In the process, we’ll come to better understand and appreciate Ethan’s artistry and his admiration and appreciation of the natural world.
 

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