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Exhibition: An American Town in WWI (thru April 30))

04.13.18 at 1:00 PM - Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak St, Framingham, MA 01701
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Free FHC members, $5 nonmembers, $2 students

Why do many of us know so little about WWI? Perhaps because America entered the war during its last year? Or is it because few understood shell shock and how to process the horrors of the trenches? While WWII is known for the “greatest generation,” WWI produced the “lost generation.” But WWI is not lost to Framingham. As the centenary of Armistice approaches in November this exhibit features seven local men and women whose stories speak to the larger forces at play in the first war that engulfed the world. Innovations around flight and technology, the impact of the influenza pandemic, pacifism and suffrage are just some of the threads tying Framingham to WWI. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 1-4pm 

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Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement

03.21.19 at 7:00 PM
Concord Museum
200 Lexington Rd, Concord 01742
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Members: free/Non-members: $5

Join the Concord Museum for a conversation with author Jessie Morgan-Owens, as she discusses her book Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement on Thursday, March 21, 7:00pm at the Rasmussen Education Center. Author Jessie Morgan- Owens will talk about the story of Mary Mildred Williams, who was an enslaved girl who looked “white” and whose photograph transformed the abolitionist movement.

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MetroWest Student Film Festival (thru April 7)

04.04.19 at 6:00 PM - TCAN
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The first annual MetroWest Student Film Festival, a partnership of the Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN) and Walnut Hill School for the Arts, showcases work by students in the MetroWest area ages 14-19. This juried festival will share the work of the finalists--filmmakers and production teams--in TCAN's screening room April 4-7.

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Carillon: Spring Recital and Open Tower

04.06.19 at 2:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Guest carillonneurs will perform on the Wellesley College carillon. Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs carries on the tradition of bell ringing, which began when the carillon was first installed in 1931.

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An Evening of Culture

04.06.19 at 7:00 PM - Walnut Hill School for the Arts
12 Highland Street, Natick 01760
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$60.00

This year our Annual Fundraiser will be "An Evening of Culture" and we'll be featuring some amazing cultural talent from our community! Event begins with a cocktail hour from 7-8:00 pm and performances at 8:00 pm. Come be wowed by your community members and their talent while supporting the local arts, culture & downtown businesses, in Natick!

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Zolotoj Plyos Russian Folk Music Concert

04.09.19 at 7:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free Admission

A performance by the Russian folk music group Zolotoj Plyos, with musicians Alexander Solovov, Elena Sadina, and Sergei Grachev, graduates of the Saratov State Conservatory. The group’s repertoire includes folk songs and instrumental pieces from various parts of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, and other areas, and also features Gypsy music, Russian popular music, and Jewish music. The members of the ensemble play more than 30 Russian folk instruments, including the bayan, chromatic and diatonic accordions, balalaika, domra, guitar, zhaleika, clarinet, saxophone, various percussion instruments, and Russian bells.

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Inky Fingers: Scholars and Artisans in the Renaissance Printing House

04.10.19 at 5:30 PM
Wellesley College Collins Cinema
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Join us for a lecture by Anthony T. Grafton, the Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University, the first event in a new lecture series sponsored by The Friends of the Library. Professor Grafton will speak about the Renaissance printing house, a trading zone where scholars and artisans, authors and business people, men and women all worked together in a confined space and each learned from—and complained about—each other. Reception to follow. 

A specialist in the history of early modern Europe, Professor Grafton's work focuses on such diverse topics as the cultural history of Renaissance Europe, the history of books and their readers, the history of scholarship and education, and the history of science. Professor Grafton has written ten books and served as co-author, editor, co-editor, or translator of nine more. He has received prestigious awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (1989) and the Mellon Foundation’s Distinguished Achievement Award (2003).

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Three Films by Yinka Shonibare

04.11.19 at 5:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

The Davis proudly presents this rare opportunity to view three of Yinka Shonibare’s films. After an hour-long screening of the three short films, Amah Edoh, assistant professor of African studies at MIT, will join Davis Museum Assistant Curator Amanda Gilvin in conversation. Film Screenings: Odile and Odette (2005) | Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) (2004) | Addio del Passato (2011)

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Three Films by Yinka Shonibare MBE

04.11.19 at 5:00 PM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

The Davis proudly presents this rare opportunity to view three of Yinka Shonibare MBE’s films. After an hour-long screening of the three short films, MIT Assistant Professor of African Studies Amah Edoh will join Davis Museum Assistant Curator Amanda Gilvin in conversation.

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Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra Spring Concert: Catch a Rising Star!

04.13.19 at 7:30 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra is composed of students, faculty, staff, and associates of Wellesley College and Brandeis University. Uniting the standards of excellence associated with Wellesley and Brandeis, the orchestra brings inspiring performances of the great orchestral literature—past and present—to a new generation of musicians and audiences. This concert will feature the winners of the Brandeis and Wellesley Concerto Competition. Program to include: Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole (Mvt 1), performed by Amy Clark, violin; Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1, performed by Shira Gersh, horn; and Saint Saëns: Cello Concerto, performed by Yuriko Fukumura, cello.

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Artist’s Talk: Tabitha Soren

04.17.19 at 6:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Join artist Tabitha Soren and Carrie Cushman, the Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography, for a conversation sparked by the Davis Museum’s presentation of Soren’s exhibition Surface Tension. Reception to follow in the Davis Lobby.

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Artist’s Talk: Tabitha Soren

04.17.19 at 6:00 PM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Reception to follow in Davis Lobby Join artist Tabitha Soren and Carrie Cushman, the Linda Wyatt Gruber ’66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography, for a conversation sparked by the Davis Museum’s presentation of Soren’s exhibition Surface Tension.

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Midday Muse: Rebecca Thornblade and Friends: An Afternoon of Romantic Music

04.24.19 at 1:00 PM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Each year, the Music Department presents a member of our music performance faculty in a Midday Muse concert, performing with an ensemble of his/her choice. For the 2018–2019 academic year, we will feature Rebecca Thornblade, cello faculty. Thornblade, a grand prize winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, has had an active and versatile career as a chamber music and orchestral cellist. 

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Artist Talk Series: In Person with Liliana Porter

04.25.19 at 11:30 AM - Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Join us for a lunchtime discussion with Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey artist Liliana Porter. Part of a lunchtime series of five talks that includes discussions between James Oles and adjunct exhibitors Claudia Joskowicz and Daniela Rivera, and with artists in the exhibition Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey via WebEx and in person.

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The Arlington International Film Festival

04.26.19 at 7:00 PM
Morse Institute Library
14 East Central Street, Natick
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The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is proud to announce three film
events in the town of Natick, the first being an homage to the Indigenous community
of Natick…MORE THAN A WORD by filmmakers John Little and Ken Little. This screening
is in collaboration with the Harvard Native American Studies Department. The film
will screen on April 26, 7 PM in the Lebowitz Hall at The Morse Institute Library,
located at 14 East Central Street, Natick. There will be a panel discussion
following with filmmaker John Little, Shelly Lowe, Director of Harvard Native
American Studies Department, a representative from the Natick Praying Indians, and
Zadi Zouku, a local filmmaker.  

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Drawing and Design Workshop (2 Days)

04.27.19 at 9:00 AM
Danforth Art School
14 Vernon Street, Framingham
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 This fun and informative introductory class will cover basic drawing and design the first whole day and color concepts, exercises, and making a painting the second whole day.
 Students will explore design principles through art historical references, develop an understanding of color by using and mixing acrylic paints, and create an abstract painting with recognizable subjects in a very colorful composition. 
This primer is a fun and creative way to understand what goes into creating any work of art. 
 

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Tour

05.04.19 at 2:00 PM - Davis Museum at Wellesley College
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
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Free

Join a Student Guide for a drop-in tour celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. This program is generously supported by the Elizabeth Bein Keto '48 Endowed Memorial Art Fund.

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