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Museum Open House - Somerville Museum and The Art of Observation

Jay talks with David Campell, Debra Olin,and Alison Drasner. David, Debra, and Alison areall are associated with the Somerville Museum and the current retrospective exhibition entitled The Art of Observation featuring David’s fifty plus years of paintings capturing different landscape and cityscape views of Somerville. Debra was the community curator of the exhibition, and 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 how David goes about creating his engaging artwork. 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 - ART HEALS: Transforming Ourselves + Our World

Jay talks with Rebecca Richards, Elaine Hawkes, and John Williams—all of whom are associated with the extremely engaging and informative exhibit entitled ART HEALS: Transforming Ourselves + Our World, which is currently on display at the Belmont Art Gallery until May 31. Rebecca, along with Adine Storer, is one of the co-directors of the Belmont Art Gallery, Elaine is an art therapist and she served as the curator of the exhibit and John is one of the artists whose work is on display. During the program, we’ll be learning why and how ART HEALS came about, we’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibit, and, in the process, we’ll come to better understand and appreciate the field of art therapy as well as find out about some of the talented artists whose work is on display and their commentary related to their art.
 

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Museum Open House - The Daring Diagonal Virtual Museum

Jay talks with Joel Levinson. Joel is a highly accomplished award-winning architect and interior designer. He is also the founder and curator of The Daring Diagonal Virtual Museum--a museum dedicated to the geometric design and pattern of diagonality that appears in art, architecture, and numerous design-related disciplines.During the program, we’ll be learning why and how the museum came about and how it operates today. We’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour and, in the process, we’ll come to better understand and appreciate the museum’s overall mission and the wide-range of ways that diagonality both occurs and is used in architecture and many other fields and disciplines.
 

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Museum Open House - Museum of Failure

Jay talks with Samuel West, PhD. Samuel is the founder and he now serves as the curator of the Museum of Failure, a collection of failed products and services from around the world. During the program, we’ll be learning why and how this unique and engaging museum came about, we’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour, and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate the important role of failure with regard to innovation.
 

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Museum Open House - Rose Art Museum

Jay talks with Gannit Ankori, PhD from Brandeis University. Gannit serves as the Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator of the Rose Art Museum and she’s also Professor of Fine Arts and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. During the program we’ll be finding out about the history and mission of the Rose Art Museum, its relation to Brandeis’s unique approach to the creative arts, the museum’s vision today, and we’ll get a sneak preview of the museum’s upcoming 60th anniversary shows, which are scheduled to open in May.
 

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Museum Open House - Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts

Jay talks with Doneeca Thurston. Doneeca serves as the director of the Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts. During the program, we’ll be learning about the history and mission of these organizations, view a number of their outstanding treasures, and hear about the wide range of exhibits, programs, events, and other opportunities that are available for visitors today.
 

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Museum Open House - Pelle Cass: Crowded Fields

Jay talks with Pelle Cass. Pelle is a highly accomplished Boston-based photographer and he’s here today to share with us his current exhibition entitled Crowded Fields—a fascinating display of sports photography currently on view until March 21 at the Abigail Olgivy Gallery located at 460 Harrison Avenue in Boston. During the program, we’ll be learning why and how Crowded Fields came about, we’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate how Pelle goes about creating his unique and extremely engaging photographs.
 

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Innovation Showcase - ColorMePhD

Jay talks with Julie Rorrer, Ph.D. Currently, Julie is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chemical Engineering at MIT. She is also the founder and illustrator of the ongoing outreach initiative entitled ColorMePhD, which is a free coloring book series created to communicate PhD-level research in science and engineering to a broad audience During the program, we’ll be learning why and how ColorMePhD came about and how it’s grown, developed, and operates today. We’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the various offerings and, in the process, we’ll come to better understand and appreciate this project’s overall mission, the wide range of topics and individuals covered, and the positive impact ColorMePhD has had in promoting and enhancing STEM education.
 

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Museum Open House - Praise Shadows Art Gallery

Jay talks with Yng-Ru Chen. Yng is the founder and she now serves as the CEO of the Praise Shadows Art Gallery which is located in the Coolidge Corner section of Brookline. During the program, we’ll be finding out why and how the gallery came about and how it operates today. We’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour of its current exhibition entitled Lovers, Muggers, and Thieves by the highly accomplished artist Duke Riley-- on display until March 7. In the process, we’ll come to better understand and appreciate Duke’s engaging artistry together with the gallery’s overall mission and range of services.
 

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