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Boston Pops New Season

Pops New Season Scedule
Pops New Season Scedule

On May 4, 2010, join the celebration as Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops kick off the 2010 season and the 125th Pops Anniversary with guest artist Doc Severinsen – one of the few artists to have performed with all three Maestros - pianist Michael Chertock and “Wicked” star Idina Menzel. Join this tribute to “America’s Orchestra” as the Boston Pops salutes the legacies of Arthur Fiedler, John Williams, and Keith Lockhart.

Spring in Abundance- Walk in a Garden

Arnold Arboretum

Arnold Arboretum

Meander through the flower-filled Boston Public Garden, then hop on a Swan Boat. Savor the sweet smell of lilacs on May 9th, Lilac Sunday, at Boston’s Arnold Arboretum. Peruse more than 1,000 native plant species, many rare and endangered, at Garden in the Woods in Framingham.  Discover the Secret Garden and its fragrant perennials at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston. At the Mount Estate & Gardens in Lenox, admire Edith Wharton’s formal Italianate walled garden. In Shelburne Falls, stroll the Bridge of Flowers, an old trolley bridge, now a riot of color in spring.

Masters: 40 Contemporary Art Quilters

November 19, 2009 – February 25, 2010

www.NEQuiltmuseum.org   Explore the cutting edge of art quilting, with today’s most regarded global quilt artists represented in this comprehensive exhibition. Masters brings together works by artists from around the world including Australia, the UK, Japan, Israel, Hungary, France, South Africa, Denmark, and Belgium. A great introduction; for those who have long appreciated the art quilt, a welcome chance to see old favorites and new discoveries.

New England Quilt Museum

New England Quilt Museum

 

“For All Time: Clocks and Watches from the National Heritage Museum”

Through February 21. From waking to the rooster’s crow to catching the 8 am train, how Americans tell and value time has changed over the centuries. Exhibit  explores the story of timekeeping through spectacular objects drawn from the Museum’s own collection.
National Heritage Museum

National Heritage Museum

“Family Trees: A Celebration of Childrens Literature”

 Concord Museum   December 4- January 3. Concord’s literary legacy is given a new creative twistwith trees of all shapes and sizes decorated with inspiration from classic and contemporary children’s books.

Orchard House Holiday Decorations

Orchard House, Home of “Little Women”  will be decorated for the holidays with the festive simplicity of the Alcotts and come alive with costumed “Living History” characters; activities for children and families. December 6,12,13,19, 20.

Orchard House

Orchard House

The Way We Worked

Through January 03, 2010

At the National Heritage Museum

The Way We Worked,”  features 86 photographs from the National Archives focusing on the history of work in America and documenting work clothing, locales, conditions, and conflicts. 

 

 

Aprons: Fifties Functional Fashion

The American Textile History Museum
Aprons: Fifties “FUN”ctional Fashion
American Textile History Museum
Lowell, MA 01854
November 6, 2009 – April 18, 2010, Wednesdays – Sundays
Relive the nostalgia of the 1950s with these one-of-a-kind accessories, from the practical to the whimsical. This exhibit showcases a fun and fashionable collection of the popular accessory from the fifties. Aprons on display range from practical to stylish and bring to mind the housewives, waitresses and hostesses who wore them. A section of novelty aprons, such as those made from handkerchiefs, and travel souvenir aprons will also be on display.

Changing Landscapes-Contemporary Chinese Fiber Art

The American Textile History Museum
October 23, 2009 – March 14, 2010, Wednesdays – Sundays
First contemporary Chinese fiber art exhibition in the U.S. Includes tapestries and sculpture. This exhibit, co-curated by Ni Yue-Hong, a professor at the Fiber Arts Institute of Tsinghua University in Beijin and Deborah Corsini, curator of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, offers two-dimensional tapestries as well as sculptural work by emerging, mid-career, and master artists who study or teach at institutions of higher education throughout China. The exhibit is a snapshot of how three generations of artists working in fiber media are documenting, navigating, and responding to the tremendous economic, political, and social changes that have transformed the Chinese landscape over the past decade.

Jules Aarons: In the Jewish Neighborhoods, 1946-76

September 26, 2009 – January 3, 2010

Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park

www.decordova.org

Selected from the Permanent Collection portfolio In the Jewish Neighborhoods, 1946-76, the forty-six photographs on view by renowned street photographer Jules Aarons (1921-2008) vary in subject, site location, and span the artist’s career. While many of the images have appeared independent of each other in a variety of publications and exhibitions, grouped in this portfolio, they take on new meaning and highlight Aarons’s active exploration of historic and contemporary Jewish neighborhoods at home and throughout his many travels. This exhibition includes images of Boston’s ethnically diverse West End, the historically Jewish districts in Paris as well as places symbolic of Aarons’s childhood and family communities in the Bronx and Rockaway, NY. Organized by Koch Curatorial Fellow Nina Gara Bozicnik.

Jules Aaron

Jules Aaron