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Out of the Box: Photography Portfolios from the Permanent Collection

October 24, 2009 – October, 2010

Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park

www.decordova.org

In collaboration with one of Boston’s premier venues for photography, the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University (PRC), DeCordova has invited their former curator and now independent curator Leslie K. Brown to organize an exhibition from the museum’s extensive photography collection.

Selections from eleven portfolios will be featured, ranging from the very first photographs to enter DeCordova’s collection in 1980—an abstract portfolio by Calvin Kowal—to well-known leaders in the field such as Larry Fink and Neal Slavin. In addition to the most recently acquired photographs from 2009—a portfolio by Jo Sandman—Out of the Box will also highlight the entire PRC Portfolio, published in 2008, including luminaries such as Emmet Gowin, Laura McPhee, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Abelardo Morell, and Patti Smith, among others.

Decpordova Museum Photo Show

Decpordova Museum Photo Show

Lalla Essaydi: Les Femmes du Maroc

Lalla Essaydi

Lalla Essaydi

September 26, 2009 – January 3, 2010

Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park

www.decordova.org

Lalla Essaydi is a New York-based, Moroccan-born photographer, painter, and installation artist. Over the past decade, she has risen to international prominence with her timely and beautiful work that deals with the condition of women in Islamic society, cross-cultural identity, Orientalism, and the history of art. Like her feminist Muslim expatriate contemporaries—Ghada Amer, Ambreen Butt, Emily Jacir, Sherin Neshat, and Shahzia Sikander—Essaydi has developed a powerful and personal artistic voice that calls into question prevailing myths, power hierarchies, and traditions that limit human freedom.

This solo exhibition at DeCordova is the first American museum presentation of Essaydi’s most recent body of work, Les Femmes du Maroc. Like her earlier photographic series, Converging Territories (2005), the images in Les Femmes du Maroc present Moroccan women in staged narratives. These women inhabit a place that is literally and entirely circumscribed by text, written directly on their bodies, apparel, and their surroundings by the artist herself

Ellie Thompson Jewelry Show- April 2010

Chicago designer and gemologist, Ellie Thompson, unveiled her new collection at the Hawthorne Inn on November 6 and 7, 2009.  This comes just weeks after the Field Museum opened a permanent exhibit,  and published a book “Gems and Gemstones”,  that include several pieces of Ellie’s commissioned for display. We look forward to again hosting her trunk show April 30-May 01, 2010.  It is never too late to have a signature piece, or your own custom design, delivered for a special occasion.

Custom Design-Ellie Thompson

Custom Design-Ellie Thompson

Your Innkeeper,Marilyn, is Ellie’s representative and can arrange preferred scheduling and pricing. Preview the Collections.

Concord to Celebrate 375th Birthday

Concord was the first English settlement above tidewater in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. On September 11 + 12, 2010 we will celebrate with a weekend full of events: Lectures, Activities,  Music Concerts, a Magical Ball and culminating with a Spectacular Fireworks Display . Book early to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
You can purchase a  375 th Commemorative T-Shirt  by calling the Inn. Priced @  $20.00, includes tax / shipping. Proceeds to pay for the Firework display.