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Museum Open House - Beneski Museum of Natural History

Jay talks with Alfred (Fred) Venne. Fred serves as the Education Curator at the Beneski Museum of Natural History, which is located on the campus of Amherst College. The museum contains three floors of exhibits with over 1,700 specimens on display. It is home to the world's largest collection of dinosaur tracks. 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, we'll come to better understand and appreciate the museum’s extensive collections, various exhibits, education programs, and other opportunities for the Amherst College community and the general public.

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Museum Open House - Speak Up 2022

Jay talks with Claudia Fiks, Domenic Esposito, Julia Csekö, Derrick Te Paske, and Kledia Spiro--all of whom are associated with Speak Up 2022, the current exhibition on view until November 27 at the Piano Craft Gallery located at 793 Tremont Street in Boston. Claudia, from Arts Administration Association New England, organized this juried show and Domenic, Julia, Derrick, and Kledia are four of the highly accomplished artists whose artwork is being featured. During the program, we'll find out why and how Speak Up 2022 came about, we'll go on a behind-the-scenes tour and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate the value and important role of the arts in responding to issues related to social justice and the powerful impact it can have advocating for and promoting social change.

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Museum Open House - Crossroads: Change in Rural America

Jay talks with Brian Boyles, Jen Atwood, and Maureen Gillis. Brian is the Executive Director of Mass Humanities, Jen serves as the Program Officer, and Maureen is the Director of Development for the Hull Lifesaving Museum. They'll all here today to inform us about an exciting collaboration between Mass Humanities, the Hull Lifesaving Museum, and the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program—the result of these efforts being the current exhibition at the Hull Lifesaving Museum entitled Crossroads: Change in Rural America. During the program, we'll be learning why and how the collaboration came about, we'll go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibition, and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate Mass Humanities, the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program, and the Hull Lifesaving Museum.

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Museum Open House - The Art Walk Project

Jay talks with Julia Swanson. Julia is a highly accomplished multidisciplinary artist, multimedia producer and award winning photographer who is based in Boston. She’s here today to inform us about a very engaging and informative initiative she’s been involved with called the Art Walk Project—a series of six public art walking tours that explore the wide-range of artwork and creativity in the neighborhoods of Central Square, East Boston, South Boston, Chinatown, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and the Seaport. During the program, we'll be finding out why and how the Art Walk Project came about, we'll explore the six areas of Boston that are highlighted and some of the outstanding artwork you can look forward to seeing, and we'll learn how you and others can access and navigate the different neighborhood maps and related guides. Let’s start by meeting Julia and then finding out all about the Art Walk Project.

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Museum Open House - The Art Walk Project

Jay talks with Julia Swanson. Julia is a highly accomplished multidisciplinary artist, multimedia producer and award winning photographer who is based in Boston. She’s here today to inform us about a very engaging and informative initiative she’s been involved with called the Art Walk Project—a series of six public art walking tours that explore the wide-range of artwork and creativity in the neighborhoods of Central Square, East Boston, South Boston, Chinatown, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and the Seaport. During the program, we'll be finding out why and how the Art Walk Project came about, we'll explore the six areas of Boston that are highlighted and some of the outstanding artwork you can look forward to seeing, and we'll learn how you and others can access and navigate the different neighborhood maps and related guides. Let’s start by meeting Julia and then finding out all about the Art Walk Project.

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Museum Open House - Paulsdale and the Alice Paul Institute

Jay talks with Alyssa Hunt. Alyssa serves as the Program Director at the Alice Paul Institute, a non-profit organization on the grounds of Paulsdale, the birthplace and childhood home of suffragist and equal rights activist Alice Paul. Located in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, this National Historic Landmark honors and promotes Alice Paul’s groundbreaking efforts and accomplishments on behalf of gender equality. During the program, we'll be learning about the history and mission of the Alice Paul Institute and the wide range of programs, events and other opportunities that are available for visitors today. We'll go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the current exhibition entitled Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Equality and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate Alice Paul’s contributions to the women’s rights movement.

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Museum Open House - The Jewels of the Nile

Jay talks with Yvonne Markowitz. Yvonne is the Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator Emerita of Jewelry at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is also one of the co-curators along with Peter Lacovara, PhD of the outstanding exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum entitled Jewels of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Treasures from the Worcester Art Museum. 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 significance of jewelry in ancient Egyptian culture, the materials and techniques used to create them over the years, and the rich and extensive nature of the Worcester Art Museum’s collection. Let’s start by meeting Yvonne and then learning all about Jewels of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Treasures from the Worcester Art Museum, which will be on display until January 29, 2023.

 

 

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Museum Open House - New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

Jay talks with Jessica Pederson, Lea Morgan, and Sally J. Smith--all of whom are associated with the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, which is located in Boylston. Jessica is the Director of Education, Lea serves as the Manager of Exhibitions, and Sally is a highly accomplished artist who creates fairy house sculptures and land art. During the program, we'll be learning about the site’s history, mission, the gorgeous gardens and grounds as well as the wide-range of opportunities for visitors today. One of these opportunities being Sally’s more than 20 nature-inspired fairy houses that are the centerpiece of a very engaging and whimsical exhibition entitled the Enchanted Forest.

 

 

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Museum Open House - The Robbins House

Jay talks with Nikki Turpin. Nikki is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Chapel Hill- Chauncy Hall School, which is located in Waltham. She also serves as the Programming Director for The Robbins House in Concord. During the program, we'll learn about the history and mission of The Robbins House, we'll go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the property as well as highlight some of the exhibits, programs, events, and other opportunities that are available for visitors today. In doing so, we'll also come to better understand and appreciate Concord’s African American history.

 

 

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