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Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Daily Specials, Dining, Brunch, live music,
    - Join us weekly for Tailgate Brunch at SKYBOKX 109. Try our Loaded Bloody Hail Mary. Menu Online at click for details
    Starting February 12>> Soulful Sunday Brunch with live music begins at noon
    SKYBOKX 109 Sports Bar & Grill
    319 Speen Street Natick MA 01760
    508.903.1600 social@skybokx109.com
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Italy, Painting
    - Please Note: Tickets are required for this entry to this exhibition. General Admission $20; Wellesley College alumnae and Seniors (65+) $13. Gratis entry for all students, Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members. For more information, please visit click for details.
    Purchase tickets here: click for details

    The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence is the first exhibition in America devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings and drawings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616–1687). It provides an unprecedented opportunity to study the life and oeuvre of 17th-century Florence’s most important painter, whose reverence for detail, brilliant palette, and seemingly enameled surfaces earned the favor of patronage by the powerful Medici family.

    The Davis Museum’s most ambitious Old Master project to date, The Medici’s Painter includes over fifty autograph works—pictures of the highest pictorial, technical, and spiritual qualities—through exceptional loans from the world’s major museums and rarely seen works from private collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Louvre Museum in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, among others.

    The Medici’s Painter is curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Head of the European Art Department & Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts, with consulting curator Francesca Baldassari. Straussman-Pflanzer was previously the Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections at the Davis Museum.

    Generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis Museum, Davis World Cultures Fund, E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts Museum Program Fund, Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, The Judith Blough Wentz '57 Museum Programs Fund, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., and the Office of the Provost and Dean of Wellesley College. Grants were received from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    Alyssa Wolfe awolfe2@wellesley.edu
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Ann Kirk Warren '50 was an avid collector of works on paper, with impeccable taste and capacious interests. Her entire collection—which encompasses works from European old masters to American prints and drawings—comes by generous bequest to the Davis Museum, where it adds immeasurably to our holdings. This first selection of many demonstrates the breadth and richness of the Warren Collection of more than two hundred works on paper, in honor of her generous donation.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Encompassing diverse media and materials—including plaster, tinfoil, video, printmaking, found objects and performance—Daphne Wright’s work is eerie and unsettling, suggestive and moving. Prayer Project, an installation of meditative video portraits, was installed to dramatic effect in the chapel at the National Trust Tyntesfield as part of her major solo exhibition, Emotional Archeology, organized by the Arnolfini in Bristol in 2016. Curator Josephine Lanyon writes that “These tranquil, often silent, films place religions on an equal footing in their stripped down, human form, showing faith as a part of daily life. We are invited to explore the notion of communion, both in the sense of its religious connotations (a communion with god) but also in the old sense of the word as communication, community, or dialogue with the self or with an ‘other’."

    Daphne Wright, Image © 2016 Frith Street Gallery, London
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - Perhaps Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s best-known work, the Vedute di Roma print series was completed over the course of more than three decades, from 1747 until the artist’s death in 1778. This exhibition focuses on Piranesi’s views of Roman memorial monuments and on 18th century approaches to antiquity, along with his contributions to the scholarly advancement of Roman architecture in the nascent field of art history. It also orients Piranesi’s Roman Vedute within the context of print culture and in relation to the Grand Tour. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs and Kimberly Cassibry, Assistant Professor of Art, Wellesley College. Generously supported by the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ‘54 Davis Museum Program Fund.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - On loan for the spring semester from the Currier Museum of Art, Dedham Lock and Mill (1820), a depiction of the serene English countryside by pioneering landscapist John Constable, hangs next to the Davis Museum's Mount Washington from the Valley of Conway (1851) by Hudson River School painter John Frederick Kensett. This pairing creates the enviable opportunity for close side-by-side analysis of the multivalent influences and philosophical convictions that informed British and American landscape painting in the 19th century.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Kids, family, frogs, animal, amphibian, walk, outdoor, outside, nature, fun,
    - Discover some of the fantastic creatures that inhabit Broadmoor's vernal pool. From frogs and tadpoles to fairy shrimp, using hands-on activities, explore and learn what hides under the water and lives around this seasonal pool. A great chance to learn about some of Broadmoor's smaller creatures. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Special Interest, civil war, civil war exhibit, app launch, app, walking tour
    - Join the Framingham History Center for the grand opening of our permanent Civil War exhibition in Framingham’s Civil War memorial building. With a recent increase in exhibit space and the discovery of significant artifacts, this exhibit fully documents Framingham’s important role in the Civil War. Discoveries include a bronze plaque honoring General George Gordon, clothing from the era, and more stories from the battlefield and home front. This free event will include a marching drill for children, an honor and color guard ceremony including a rifle volley, and music from Shades of Gray: Civil War Era Camp Band.

    Following these events, be the first to download and try our new Framingham History Center app featuring In the Footsteps of a Civil War Hero: A Walking Tour of General Gordon’s Framingham on the Centre Common. We are so excited to launch this free self-guided version of one of our most popular tours with historic images, professional narration, and location-aware tour stops. We’ll provide a demonstration of how to download and use the app (suitable for iPhone and Android) before you set out for an afternoon walk that will forever change how you look at this iconic space.

    This app is made possible by: Impact Framingham, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Framingham Cultural Council
    Edgell Memorial Library
    3 Oak St Framingham MA 01701
    Laura 508.626.9091 laura@framinghamhistory.org
  • | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, classical, string quartet
    - PROGRAM

    Lingbo Ma - Inseparable

    Robert Schumann - String Quartet No. 3 in A major, Op. 41 No. 3

    Anton Webern - Langsamer Satz

    Bela Bartok - String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91


    Chroma Quartet is a Boston-based string quartet. Hailing from the United States, Sweden, and South Korea, members of Chroma Quartet met while playing together at the Taos School of Music and later formed in their current configuration at the New England Conservatory. Through its programming, Chroma Quartet emphasizes contrast of style and expression while exploring creative continuity. Passionate contributors to the community, the ensemble brings music to the younger generation, striving to inspire curiosity and enthusiasm for classical music and artistic communication.

    Members of Chroma Quartet have performed across three continents. They have coached with members of the American, Borromeo, Brentano, Cavani, Cleveland, Emerson, Guarneri, Juilliard, Oslo, Takács, and Ying quartets and have collaborated with musicians such as Carol Rodland, David Requiro, David Ying, Hsin-Yun Huang, Ida Kavafian, Jeffrey Irvine, Máté Szücs, Oleh Krysa, Peter Salaff, and Steve Doane. Festival appearances include Domaine Forget International Music Festival, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Green Lake Festival of Music, Heifetz International Music Institute, Holland Music Sessions, IMS Prussia Cove, Lake George Music Festival, London Masterclasses, Taos School of Music, Banff, Thy Chamber Music Festival, and Violoncelles á Fontfroide.

    Chroma Quartet members are currently engaged in a range of BM, MM, GD, and DMA programs at the New England Conservatory studying with Miriam Fried, Dimitri Murrath, and Laurence Lesser. The quartet is coached by Paul Biss.
    The Center for Arts in Natick
    14 Summer Street Natick MA 01760
    Kerry 860.647.0097 kfraser@natickarts.org
  • Holliston Historical Society
    547 Washington St. Holliston MA 01746
    Holliston Historical Society 508.429.5795 hhscaretakers@aol.com
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • - The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable cordially invites you to participate in Showers for Shelters.

    Help Families transitioning from a shelter establish a new home by donating gifts of NEW household items.

    Your generous donations also help the Shelters and Transitional Housing Programs.

    Make a donation in honor of someone special for Mother’s Day.

    Monday, April 10 through Sunday, April 30
    Please deliver NEW unwrapped gifts to
    Goodnow Library, Lincoln Public Library, or Wayland Public Library

    Or at our Wine Tasting Friday, April 21 at 7 PM
    Sudbury Wine and Spirits Rugged Bear Plaza, 410 RT 20 Sudbury

    All gifts are donated to clients of
    REACH
    Voices Against Violence
    The Second Step
    For further information: click for details
     
           
    Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable infodvrt@gmail.com

Monday, April 24th, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Italy, Painting
    - Please Note: Tickets are required for this entry to this exhibition. General Admission $20; Wellesley College alumnae and Seniors (65+) $13. Gratis entry for all students, Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members. For more information, please visit click for details.
    Purchase tickets here: click for details

    The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence is the first exhibition in America devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings and drawings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616–1687). It provides an unprecedented opportunity to study the life and oeuvre of 17th-century Florence’s most important painter, whose reverence for detail, brilliant palette, and seemingly enameled surfaces earned the favor of patronage by the powerful Medici family.

    The Davis Museum’s most ambitious Old Master project to date, The Medici’s Painter includes over fifty autograph works—pictures of the highest pictorial, technical, and spiritual qualities—through exceptional loans from the world’s major museums and rarely seen works from private collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Louvre Museum in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, among others.

    The Medici’s Painter is curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Head of the European Art Department & Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts, with consulting curator Francesca Baldassari. Straussman-Pflanzer was previously the Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections at the Davis Museum.

    Generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis Museum, Davis World Cultures Fund, E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts Museum Program Fund, Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, The Judith Blough Wentz '57 Museum Programs Fund, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., and the Office of the Provost and Dean of Wellesley College. Grants were received from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    Alyssa Wolfe awolfe2@wellesley.edu
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Ann Kirk Warren '50 was an avid collector of works on paper, with impeccable taste and capacious interests. Her entire collection—which encompasses works from European old masters to American prints and drawings—comes by generous bequest to the Davis Museum, where it adds immeasurably to our holdings. This first selection of many demonstrates the breadth and richness of the Warren Collection of more than two hundred works on paper, in honor of her generous donation.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Encompassing diverse media and materials—including plaster, tinfoil, video, printmaking, found objects and performance—Daphne Wright’s work is eerie and unsettling, suggestive and moving. Prayer Project, an installation of meditative video portraits, was installed to dramatic effect in the chapel at the National Trust Tyntesfield as part of her major solo exhibition, Emotional Archeology, organized by the Arnolfini in Bristol in 2016. Curator Josephine Lanyon writes that “These tranquil, often silent, films place religions on an equal footing in their stripped down, human form, showing faith as a part of daily life. We are invited to explore the notion of communion, both in the sense of its religious connotations (a communion with god) but also in the old sense of the word as communication, community, or dialogue with the self or with an ‘other’."

    Daphne Wright, Image © 2016 Frith Street Gallery, London
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - Perhaps Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s best-known work, the Vedute di Roma print series was completed over the course of more than three decades, from 1747 until the artist’s death in 1778. This exhibition focuses on Piranesi’s views of Roman memorial monuments and on 18th century approaches to antiquity, along with his contributions to the scholarly advancement of Roman architecture in the nascent field of art history. It also orients Piranesi’s Roman Vedute within the context of print culture and in relation to the Grand Tour. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs and Kimberly Cassibry, Assistant Professor of Art, Wellesley College. Generously supported by the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ‘54 Davis Museum Program Fund.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - On loan for the spring semester from the Currier Museum of Art, Dedham Lock and Mill (1820), a depiction of the serene English countryside by pioneering landscapist John Constable, hangs next to the Davis Museum's Mount Washington from the Valley of Conway (1851) by Hudson River School painter John Frederick Kensett. This pairing creates the enviable opportunity for close side-by-side analysis of the multivalent influences and philosophical convictions that informed British and American landscape painting in the 19th century.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 5:00pm - 11:00pm | Daily Specials, Dining, Burgers
    - Join us weekly for Burger Mania. Enjoy burgers for only $5.99 which leaves extra for apps or desserts!
    SKYBOKX 109 Sports Bar & Grill
    319 Speen Street Natick MA 01760
    508.903.1600 social@skybokx109.com
  • | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, garden
    - The Lexington Field and Garden Club April evening meeting:
    Warren Leach of Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, will describe woody and herbaceous plants with good garden foliage color, architectural structure, multi-season interest and stunning shape and texture characteristics that can be used in a diversity of ways to compliment flowers, provide structure and offer seasonal succession in the mixed border.

    Light refreshments 6:30 pm Keilty Hall, St. Brigid's Church 1995 Mass Ave Lexington
     
           
    Bridget Galdes 781.860.7440 lfgc.pr@gmail.com
  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Choral music, Francis Poulenc
    - Skylark Vocal Ensemble presents Clear Voices in the Dark, an immersive concert interspersing songs from the American Civil War with Francis Poulenc's challenging and rarely performed Figure Humaine. Formed in 2011 by Artistic Director Matthew Guard, Skylark is a premiere a cappella vocal ensemble of leading American vocal soloists based in Atlanta and Boston. Skylark's music has been described as "sublimely beautiful" (Opera Obsession), and the group's lustrous voices have been praised for their ability to "sway you softly into calm and then all but throw you across the room with sheer harmonic force" ("Music for Writers," Thought Catalog).
    Houghton Chapel, Wellesley College
    106 Central St Wellesley MA 02481
    Sarah Moyer/Matthew Guard 404.906.1303 info@skylarkensemble.org
  • - Reception on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    All Mazmanian Gallery exhibitions
    are free and open to the general public.
    Dates and times are subject to change.
    FSU Mazmanian Gallery
    100 State Strete Framingham MA 01702
    Framingham State University Arts & Ideas Program dmagazu@framingham.edu
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • - The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable cordially invites you to participate in Showers for Shelters.

    Help Families transitioning from a shelter establish a new home by donating gifts of NEW household items.

    Your generous donations also help the Shelters and Transitional Housing Programs.

    Make a donation in honor of someone special for Mother’s Day.

    Monday, April 10 through Sunday, April 30
    Please deliver NEW unwrapped gifts to
    Goodnow Library, Lincoln Public Library, or Wayland Public Library

    Or at our Wine Tasting Friday, April 21 at 7 PM
    Sudbury Wine and Spirits Rugged Bear Plaza, 410 RT 20 Sudbury

    All gifts are donated to clients of
    REACH
    Voices Against Violence
    The Second Step
    For further information: click for details
     
           
    Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable infodvrt@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, adult, creative, senior, watercolors, painting, art, nature, explore, class
    - Join award winning art instructor Sarah Alexander and let nature inspire you! We will use watercolors and some multi-media options to bring nature into art. Bring your own painting wish list! Learn new techniques in color, texture and more. As warmer weather approaches we will begin to explore the outdoor world at Broadmoor as weather allows.

    This is an ongoing series. Students may join at any time during the year.
    Small class size for personal attention.

    Sarah Alexander is an award winning artist and core member of the Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery in Framingham. Her work has been published in North Light Books: Incite: The Best of Mixed Media, Incite 2: Color Passions, and Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling.
    Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
    280 Eliot St. Natick MA 01760
    Broadmoor Education Coordinator 508.655.2296 broadmoorprograms@massaudubon.org
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Italy, Painting
    - Please Note: Tickets are required for this entry to this exhibition. General Admission $20; Wellesley College alumnae and Seniors (65+) $13. Gratis entry for all students, Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members. For more information, please visit click for details.
    Purchase tickets here: click for details

    The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence is the first exhibition in America devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings and drawings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616–1687). It provides an unprecedented opportunity to study the life and oeuvre of 17th-century Florence’s most important painter, whose reverence for detail, brilliant palette, and seemingly enameled surfaces earned the favor of patronage by the powerful Medici family.

    The Davis Museum’s most ambitious Old Master project to date, The Medici’s Painter includes over fifty autograph works—pictures of the highest pictorial, technical, and spiritual qualities—through exceptional loans from the world’s major museums and rarely seen works from private collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Louvre Museum in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, among others.

    The Medici’s Painter is curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Head of the European Art Department & Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts, with consulting curator Francesca Baldassari. Straussman-Pflanzer was previously the Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections at the Davis Museum.

    Generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis Museum, Davis World Cultures Fund, E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts Museum Program Fund, Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, The Judith Blough Wentz '57 Museum Programs Fund, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., and the Office of the Provost and Dean of Wellesley College. Grants were received from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    Alyssa Wolfe awolfe2@wellesley.edu
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Ann Kirk Warren '50 was an avid collector of works on paper, with impeccable taste and capacious interests. Her entire collection—which encompasses works from European old masters to American prints and drawings—comes by generous bequest to the Davis Museum, where it adds immeasurably to our holdings. This first selection of many demonstrates the breadth and richness of the Warren Collection of more than two hundred works on paper, in honor of her generous donation.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Encompassing diverse media and materials—including plaster, tinfoil, video, printmaking, found objects and performance—Daphne Wright’s work is eerie and unsettling, suggestive and moving. Prayer Project, an installation of meditative video portraits, was installed to dramatic effect in the chapel at the National Trust Tyntesfield as part of her major solo exhibition, Emotional Archeology, organized by the Arnolfini in Bristol in 2016. Curator Josephine Lanyon writes that “These tranquil, often silent, films place religions on an equal footing in their stripped down, human form, showing faith as a part of daily life. We are invited to explore the notion of communion, both in the sense of its religious connotations (a communion with god) but also in the old sense of the word as communication, community, or dialogue with the self or with an ‘other’."

    Daphne Wright, Image © 2016 Frith Street Gallery, London
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - Perhaps Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s best-known work, the Vedute di Roma print series was completed over the course of more than three decades, from 1747 until the artist’s death in 1778. This exhibition focuses on Piranesi’s views of Roman memorial monuments and on 18th century approaches to antiquity, along with his contributions to the scholarly advancement of Roman architecture in the nascent field of art history. It also orients Piranesi’s Roman Vedute within the context of print culture and in relation to the Grand Tour. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs and Kimberly Cassibry, Assistant Professor of Art, Wellesley College. Generously supported by the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ‘54 Davis Museum Program Fund.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - On loan for the spring semester from the Currier Museum of Art, Dedham Lock and Mill (1820), a depiction of the serene English countryside by pioneering landscapist John Constable, hangs next to the Davis Museum's Mount Washington from the Valley of Conway (1851) by Hudson River School painter John Frederick Kensett. This pairing creates the enviable opportunity for close side-by-side analysis of the multivalent influences and philosophical convictions that informed British and American landscape painting in the 19th century.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, camera club, photography
    - Gateway Camera club will present “Photo Painting" by Fran Forman on Tuesday, February 25th, at 7:30pm at St. Andrews Church, 3 Maple Street, Framingham. This meeting is free and open to all.

    Escape Artist: The Art of Fran Forman was published by Schiffer Publishing LTD and was selected as one of the Best PhotoBooks of 2014 by Elizabeth Avedon and won First Place in an international competition. Fran’s photo paintings have been exhibited widely, both locally and internationally, and are in many private collections as well the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Washington, DC), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Grace Museum (Texas), and the County Down Museum (Northern Ireland).
    St. Andrews Church
    3 Maple Street Framingham MA 01701
  • | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Jazz, listen, play
    - The first hour of our Jazz Show & Jam is a concert featuring a host band which varies each week. It includes some of the finest musicians from the area and often featuring great players from NYC and beyond. After the first hour, we open it up to the jammers who get the opportunity to sit in and hone their skills, trading licks with some of the finest players in the area. Some of the best jazz can be heard here any Tuesday night! Come watch or play!!

    About the Jam:
    The jam balances high level playing with a spirit of welcome and community. Five host bands take turns making your visit to the jam a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Each week a different group and each week a different feel. Here you can hone your skills and trade lick’s with some of the finest players in the area. Whether you’re a pro or a student, you’ll have a great time.

    $6 for nonmembers, $3 for students; $5 for members of Amazing Things
    Amazing Things Arts Center
    160 Hollis St. Framingham MA 01702
    Ellen Sturgis 508.405.2787 ellen.sturgis@amazingthings.org
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • - As part of our expanding program to the community the Natick Center Cultural District announces, Multi-Cultural Day, a new event that will take place on August 26th from 12:00 – 3:00 pm on Natick Common. This event will celebrate the various food, music and cultures to be found in our community. If you are a part of a group or organization that would like to be represented please contact: Athena Pandolf, Executive Director, NCCD at info.natickcenter@gmail.com or call the office at 508-650-8848.

     
           
    Natick Center Cultural District 508.650.8848 info@natickcenter.org
  • | Daily Specials, dining, happy hour, live music
    - Our talented culinarians are spicing it up a bit and creating new taco combinations weekly at the Violet Thorn. Stop in to see what the menu will be and pair it with a fabulous margarita made just for you by our mixologists.

    Jim Devlin will will accompnay our Tacos & Tunes with live music.
    Violet Thorn located in The VERVE-Crowne Plaza Natick
    1360 Worcester Street Natick MA 01760
    Violet Thorn 508.416.1352
  • - A new unique summer program approach to foster your child's innate ability to access their creativity, build self esteem and learn how to get along with others.

    HURRY, space is limited. Reserve your child's spot today!

    This program is designed for ages 7-12.
    Ages 13+: Counselor training available

    Week 1, July 10th - July 14th, 9am-2:30pm
    Week 2, August 21st - August 25th, 9am-2:30pm

    Location: Grow You Healing & Art Center, 360 Woodland St., Holliston

    Sign up now at: click for details
    For questions contact us at: Grow You Healing & Art Center, 617-592-6515

    This program is a Ben Speaks Resource
    Grow You Healing & Art Center
    360 Woodland Street Holliston MA 01746
    Grow You Healing & Art Center 617.592.6715

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 10:00am | Seniors, Retirement
    - You are invited to stop by on the last Wednesday of each month from 8am-10am as we provide a large community breakfast. $3 donation
    Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center
    45 Union St. Natick MA 01760
    Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center 508.433.4400
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Italy, Painting
    - Please Note: Tickets are required for this entry to this exhibition. General Admission $20; Wellesley College alumnae and Seniors (65+) $13. Gratis entry for all students, Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members. For more information, please visit click for details.
    Purchase tickets here: click for details

    The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence is the first exhibition in America devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings and drawings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616–1687). It provides an unprecedented opportunity to study the life and oeuvre of 17th-century Florence’s most important painter, whose reverence for detail, brilliant palette, and seemingly enameled surfaces earned the favor of patronage by the powerful Medici family.

    The Davis Museum’s most ambitious Old Master project to date, The Medici’s Painter includes over fifty autograph works—pictures of the highest pictorial, technical, and spiritual qualities—through exceptional loans from the world’s major museums and rarely seen works from private collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Louvre Museum in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, among others.

    The Medici’s Painter is curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Head of the European Art Department & Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts, with consulting curator Francesca Baldassari. Straussman-Pflanzer was previously the Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections at the Davis Museum.

    Generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis Museum, Davis World Cultures Fund, E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts Museum Program Fund, Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, The Judith Blough Wentz '57 Museum Programs Fund, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., and the Office of the Provost and Dean of Wellesley College. Grants were received from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    Alyssa Wolfe awolfe2@wellesley.edu
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Ann Kirk Warren '50 was an avid collector of works on paper, with impeccable taste and capacious interests. Her entire collection—which encompasses works from European old masters to American prints and drawings—comes by generous bequest to the Davis Museum, where it adds immeasurably to our holdings. This first selection of many demonstrates the breadth and richness of the Warren Collection of more than two hundred works on paper, in honor of her generous donation.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Encompassing diverse media and materials—including plaster, tinfoil, video, printmaking, found objects and performance—Daphne Wright’s work is eerie and unsettling, suggestive and moving. Prayer Project, an installation of meditative video portraits, was installed to dramatic effect in the chapel at the National Trust Tyntesfield as part of her major solo exhibition, Emotional Archeology, organized by the Arnolfini in Bristol in 2016. Curator Josephine Lanyon writes that “These tranquil, often silent, films place religions on an equal footing in their stripped down, human form, showing faith as a part of daily life. We are invited to explore the notion of communion, both in the sense of its religious connotations (a communion with god) but also in the old sense of the word as communication, community, or dialogue with the self or with an ‘other’."

    Daphne Wright, Image © 2016 Frith Street Gallery, London
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - Perhaps Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s best-known work, the Vedute di Roma print series was completed over the course of more than three decades, from 1747 until the artist’s death in 1778. This exhibition focuses on Piranesi’s views of Roman memorial monuments and on 18th century approaches to antiquity, along with his contributions to the scholarly advancement of Roman architecture in the nascent field of art history. It also orients Piranesi’s Roman Vedute within the context of print culture and in relation to the Grand Tour. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs and Kimberly Cassibry, Assistant Professor of Art, Wellesley College. Generously supported by the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ‘54 Davis Museum Program Fund.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - On loan for the spring semester from the Currier Museum of Art, Dedham Lock and Mill (1820), a depiction of the serene English countryside by pioneering landscapist John Constable, hangs next to the Davis Museum's Mount Washington from the Valley of Conway (1851) by Hudson River School painter John Frederick Kensett. This pairing creates the enviable opportunity for close side-by-side analysis of the multivalent influences and philosophical convictions that informed British and American landscape painting in the 19th century.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, exhibit, museum
    - Set against a backdrop of Framingham images and artifacts, this exhibit features fashions that will both please the eye and illuminate the lives of some very special Framingham women. We’ve chosen pieces that reflect the social mores, economic status and the personalities behind the ever-present decision we all face daily - what to wear?

    Did you know that you can read clothing like any other historical document? It’s simply a matter of understanding the language. We’ll illustrate this language as you compare the ethereal wedding dress worn by Anna Foster Haven in 1824 with the austere gown worn by the devout Mrs. Temple on her wedding day in 1772. We’ve set the stage for you to experience the intimate setting of an 1880s salon where Framingham women entertained their closest friends adhering to the international trends that dictated appropriate dress and décor. Experience the Roaring Twenties by reading an Art Deco inspired dress worn by a very independent local actress and theatre director.

    Location: Edgell Memorial Building – 3 Oak Street, Framingham, MA
    Parking: Please park on 3 Oak St. (street parking available) or in the Village Hall lot (2 Oak St.)
    Hours: 1:00-4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, October 28, 2016 – April 29, 2017
    Admission: Free for FHC Members, $5 for Non-Members, $2 per FSU ID.

    Emily Foster dress (1830) – FHC Collection © 2016 Damianos Photography
    Edgell Memorial Library
    3 Oak St Framingham MA 01701
    Laura 508.626.9091 laura@framinghamhistory.org
  • | 4:00pm - 8:00pm | Daily Specials, dining, wings, half-price, bar
    - Join us weekly at SKYBOKX 109 Sports Bar & Grill for 1/2 Price Wings. Try Classic, Confused, Bourbon and more!
    SKYBOKX 109 Sports Bar & Grill
    319 Speen Street Natick MA 01760
    508.903.1600 social@skybokx109.com
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Local Events
     
           
  • - The Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable cordially invites you to participate in Showers for Shelters.

    Help Families transitioning from a shelter establish a new home by donating gifts of NEW household items.

    Your generous donations also help the Shelters and Transitional Housing Programs.

    Make a donation in honor of someone special for Mother’s Day.

    Monday, April 10 through Sunday, April 30
    Please deliver NEW unwrapped gifts to
    Goodnow Library, Lincoln Public Library, or Wayland Public Library

    Or at our Wine Tasting Friday, April 21 at 7 PM
    Sudbury Wine and Spirits Rugged Bear Plaza, 410 RT 20 Sudbury

    All gifts are donated to clients of
    REACH
    Voices Against Violence
    The Second Step
    For further information: click for details
     
           
    Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable infodvrt@gmail.com

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Italy, Painting
    - Please Note: Tickets are required for this entry to this exhibition. General Admission $20; Wellesley College alumnae and Seniors (65+) $13. Gratis entry for all students, Wellesley College faculty and staff, Friends of Art members, and Durant Society members. For more information, please visit click for details.
    Purchase tickets here: click for details

    The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence is the first exhibition in America devoted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings and drawings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616–1687). It provides an unprecedented opportunity to study the life and oeuvre of 17th-century Florence’s most important painter, whose reverence for detail, brilliant palette, and seemingly enameled surfaces earned the favor of patronage by the powerful Medici family.

    The Davis Museum’s most ambitious Old Master project to date, The Medici’s Painter includes over fifty autograph works—pictures of the highest pictorial, technical, and spiritual qualities—through exceptional loans from the world’s major museums and rarely seen works from private collections in the U.S. and abroad, including the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Louvre Museum in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, among others.

    The Medici’s Painter is curated by Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Head of the European Art Department & Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Curator of European Paintings at the Detroit Institute of Arts, with consulting curator Francesca Baldassari. Straussman-Pflanzer was previously the Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections at the Davis Museum.

    Generously supported by Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis Museum, Davis World Cultures Fund, E. Franklin Robbins Art Museum Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts Museum Program Fund, Anonymous '70 Endowed Davis Museum Program Fund, The Judith Blough Wentz '57 Museum Programs Fund, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc., and the Office of the Provost and Dean of Wellesley College. Grants were received from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and The Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    Alyssa Wolfe awolfe2@wellesley.edu
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Ann Kirk Warren '50 was an avid collector of works on paper, with impeccable taste and capacious interests. Her entire collection—which encompasses works from European old masters to American prints and drawings—comes by generous bequest to the Davis Museum, where it adds immeasurably to our holdings. This first selection of many demonstrates the breadth and richness of the Warren Collection of more than two hundred works on paper, in honor of her generous donation.
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Visual Arts, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Fine Arts, Exhibit
    - Encompassing diverse media and materials—including plaster, tinfoil, video, printmaking, found objects and performance—Daphne Wright’s work is eerie and unsettling, suggestive and moving. Prayer Project, an installation of meditative video portraits, was installed to dramatic effect in the chapel at the National Trust Tyntesfield as part of her major solo exhibition, Emotional Archeology, organized by the Arnolfini in Bristol in 2016. Curator Josephine Lanyon writes that “These tranquil, often silent, films place religions on an equal footing in their stripped down, human form, showing faith as a part of daily life. We are invited to explore the notion of communion, both in the sense of its religious connotations (a communion with god) but also in the old sense of the word as communication, community, or dialogue with the self or with an ‘other’."

    Daphne Wright, Image © 2016 Frith Street Gallery, London
    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Davis Museum, Art, Visual Art, Museum, Wellesley College, Free, Exhibit
    - Perhaps Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s best-known work, the Vedute di Roma print series was completed over the course of more than three decades, from 1747 until the artist’s death in 1778. This exhibition focuses on Piranesi’s views of Roman memorial monuments and on 18th century approaches to antiquity, along with his contributions to the scholarly advancement of Roman architecture in the nascent field of art history. It also orients Piranesi’s Roman Vedute within the context of print culture and in relation to the Grand Tour. Curated by Meredith Fluke, Kemper Curator of Academic Programs and Kimberly Cassibry, Assistant Professor of Art, Wellesley College. Generously supported by the Mary Tebbetts Wolfe ‘54 Davis Museum Program Fund.

    Davis Museum
    106 Central Street Wellesley MA 02481
    The Davis Museum 781.283.2051

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