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Ambassador to the Arts

As Guide for the Arts Ambassador to the Arts this year I intend to put my energy toward encouraging people, especially the young, to engage with music in all its inspiring forms. The experience of music builds friendships and communities and expands the heart; it opens new horizons of joy and solace, and creates deeper connections between us all. There are no musical words for the complexities of sub-prime mortgages, or for the tactical divisions between political candidates. Music joins people in what is universal in their experience, and that is the richest gift of all. These times can be likened to a smoldering field growing green shoots before our eyes. We live in a center of creativity, undaunted by dire predictions. In Boston, music is at the forefront: new groups arise from all corners. So please join me in an endeavor to make this the most enlivening year ever for the arts in Boston by taking people you love to concerts, the ballet and dance recitals, chamber music, and jazz clubs, museums and the theater. There is no better way to build a community of spirit and love than to infuse our lives with art. Sincerely,

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A Thank You to Our Patrons

Welcome to the Boston edition of the Guide for the Arts. The arts in Boston continue to flourish, thanks to your patronage. Without your help, the Boston area arts landscape would not be the vibrant and inspiring community that you have come to know and expect. Because of people like you, Bostonians and visitors alike will be able to enjoy a great variety of performing and visual arts. It is your generosity that has helped build a metropolitan arts scene that is more than just a source of civic pride—it is envied around the world. Guide for the Arts has put together a unique and informative guide to the Boston’s arts community and we encourage you to patronize the advertisers who helped make this year’s guide possible. Be sure to visit www.GuidefortheArts.com for in-depth coverage, behind the scenes arts information and our new digital guides. We hope that you enjoy this year’s Guide for the Arts. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you in the coming season. Enjoy the show!

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The American Repertory Theater—A.R.T. —is one of the country’s most celebrated resident theaters and the winner of numerous awards— including the Tony Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and numerous local Elliot Norton and I.R.N.E. Awards. In 2002 the A.R.T. was the recipient of the National Theatre Conference’s Outstanding Achievement Award, and in May of 2003 it was named one of the top three theaters in the country by Time magazine. Founded by Robert Brustein in 1980, over its 29-year history the A.R.T. has welcomed major American and international theater artists, presenting a diverse repertoire that includes new American plays, bold reinterpretations of classical texts, and provocative new music theater productions. The A.R.T. has performed throughout the U.S. and worldwide in 21 cities in 16 countries on four continents. It has presented over 200 productions, over half of which were premieres of new plays, translations, and adaptations. Last fall the A.R.T. welcomed its new Artistic Director, Diane Paulus. Under her leadership, the Theater has developed a new initiative, Experience the A.R.T., which seeks to revolutionize the theater experience through a sustained commitment to empowering the audience. This initiative recognizes that theater is not just a play on the stage, but also a social occasion for people to come together and experience community. This audiencedriven vision speaks directly to the A.R.T.’s core mission— “to expand the boundaries of theater.” 12

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American Repertory Theater 2010-2011 Season The Blue Flower December 1, 2010 – January 8, 2011 Loeb Stage

music, lyrics, script, and videography by Jim Bauer artwork, story, and videography by Ruth Bauer directed by Will Pomerantz

Fusing the sounds of Weimar cabaret and country-western music, The Blue Flower takes the audience on a journey from Belle Époque Paris to the World War I battlefields. As the artist Max Baumann assembles his memories into a spectacular collage, he reveals the story of four friends and lovers trying to make their way through a world in pieces.

R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe January 15—February 5, 2011 Loeb Stage

written and directed by D.W. Jacobs from the life, work and writings of R. Buckminster Fuller Journey through the universe on Spaceship Earth with the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th century as your guide. Futurist, environmentalist, and geodesic dome designer Bucky Fuller takes audiences on an adventure through his life and times—from his childhood in Massachusetts, to his meeting with Albert Einstein, to his breakthrough moments of invention. A visionary who anticipated many of the challenges the world faces today, Fuller shows how to save humanity and the planet by doing more with less.

Ajax February 12—March 12, 2011 Loeb Stage by Sophocles directed by Sarah Benson new translation by Charles Connaghan

As the great warrior Ajax recovers from a bout of madness, he struggles to live with the consequences of his crazed violence and with the trauma of war. A poignant examination of how combat affects the mind of a soldier, Sophocles’ tragedy speaks directly to our times. A world premiere translation of this classic work, under the direction of Obie Award-winning director and Artistic Director of Soho Rep, Sarah Benson. 14 guide for the arts 2010-2011

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American Repertory Theater Prometheus Bound World Premiere February 25—March 25, 2011 Oberon

text and lyrics by Steven Sater (from the play by Aeschylus) directed by Diane Paulus music composed by Serj Tankian An outcry against tyranny, the new rock musical Prometheus Bound illustrates one man’s struggle against the brute force of a ruthless dictator. Written by Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning lyricist and playwright Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) with music by System of a Down lead singer and Grammy Award-winning composer Serj Tankian, this bold new musical is inspired by Aeschylus’s ancient Greek tragedy about the suffering of Western civilization’s first prisoner of conscience. A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus stages this world premiere production in Oberon, immersing the audience in an environment that has the Dionysian energy and rebelliousness of a rock concert.

Death and the Powers American Premiere March 18—25, 2011 Cutler Majestic Theater

composed by Tod Machover libretto by poet-laureate Robert Pinsky from a story by Robert Pinsky and Randy Weiner directed by Diane Paulus When the eccentric patriarch Simon Powers downloads himself into The System, his entire house comes to life around his family and friends. A groundbreaking new production developed by the MIT Media Lab in partnership with the A.R.T., Death and the Powers explores what we leave behind for the world and our loved ones, using specially designed technology and an expressively animated stage, including a chorus of robots and a musical chandelier.

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Night of Stars october 23, 2010

The fifth annual performance of Night of Stars offers a range of classical to contemporary highlights from the Company’s diverse repertoire, highlighting all of Boston Ballet’s dancers from the accomplished principals and soloists to the promising second company, Boston Ballet II.

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Boston Ballet follows the heart-breaking tale of a temple dancer and a young warrior kept apart in life and united only in death. The ballet has a rich, lavish set design and production elements which conjure up The Arabian Nights and Bollywood. The ballet contains the monumental Kingdom of Shades scene which traditionally features 32 female dancers entering the stage in single file in a dream-like sequence. Boston Ballet will present the Florence Clerc staging with vivid, new costumes and the enchanting scenery that are cornerstones of this classic.

The Nutcracker november 26—december 31, 2010 music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky choreography by Mikko Nissinen

New England’s most popular winter classic, The Nutcracker, returns to the stage for the holiday season. The Boston Globe wrote, “Boston Ballet has carved its own niche with an extravagant production featuring lavish sets and costumes, live music, striking choreography, and first-rate dancing.” “Live music is one of the production’s strongest elements, and the orchestra plays with tremendous clarity and verve.”

Elo Experience March 24—April 3, 2011 music by Various Artists choreography by Jorma Elo

Elo Experience is a full-evening tribute to Jorma Elo, Boston Ballet’s Resident Choreographer since 2005. The program will include his 2007 work, Brake the Eyes, which has been performed by Boston Ballet at engagements including The Spoleto Festival in South Carolina, Ballet Across America in Washington, D.C., Fall for Dance in New York City, and most recently at The National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada. It was described by The Boston Globe as having a fluid aesthetic, “with phrases enlivened by quirky connections and stunningly inventive partnering.” Elo Experience will also feature Plan to B, Elo’s 2004 commission for Boston Ballet called by Dance Magazine “a spectacle of ricochet lighting and solo virtuosity.” Finally, a composition of Elo’s exisiting works for Boston Ballet and companies around the world will complete the program.

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Boston Ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream April 7—17, 2011 music by Felix Mendelssohn choreography by George Balanchine

A lucid and inventive telling of Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was Balanchine’s first original, full-length ballet. Called by critic Clive Barnes “a fantasy spectacle of love,” this work is a masterful combination of storytelling and choreography danced to the exquisite sounds of Mendelssohn. The last time A Midsummer Night’s Dream was danced by Boston Ballet it was called, “a winner, a gorgeous, spirited production given strong performances throughout the ranks, including the excellent orchestra led by Jonathan McPhee” by The Boston Globe.

Bella Figura April 28—May 8, 2011 The Second Detail Company Premiere

music by Thorn Willems choreography by William Forsythe

Pärt I, II and III featuring world premiere works music by Arvo Pärt choreography by Helen Pickett

Bella Figura Company Premiere

music by Lukas Foss, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Allessandro Marcello, Antonio Vivaldi, and Giuseppe Torelli choreography by Jiří Kylián Bella Figura features an extraordinary collection of works by three of the world’s most exciting contemporary choreographers whose careers have overlapped in ways both influential and noteworthy. William Forsythe’s The Second Detail is an electrifying combination of classicism and jazz for an ensemble. Forsythe, one of the preeminent American dancers and choreographers, has created ground-breaking, exhilarating works which have been performed by the world’s finest ballet companies. Helen Pickett’s Pärt I is a revision of her 2009 sensual pas de deux. Pärt II is inspired by the centuries-old, Persian story of star-crossed lovers. Bella Figura, choreographed by Jirí Kylián, is tangibly sensual in its adoration and 20 guide for the arts 2010-2011

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Balanchine/Robbins may 12—22, 2011 Divertimento No. 15

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Symphony in Three Movements music by Igor Stravinsky choreography by George Balanchine

The program presents four works by master choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, considered two of the greatest proponents of American dance. Balanchine, widely regarded as the most influential choreographer of the 20th century, co-founded New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet. Robbins, as a young dancer, performed many of Balanchine’s works, and later danced for American Ballet Theatre, created numerous works for Broadway, and finally became ballet master for New York City Ballet. Robbins has been called by The New York Times “the moon to George Balanchine’s sun.”

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2010–2011 season Tosca November 5, 7, 10, 12, 14 and 16, 2010

Giacomo Puccini composer Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica librettists (after Victorien Sardou’s play) In this Puccini favorite, tension and agony are reflected on a personal level in the passionate struggles of the imprisoned Cavaradossi and Tosca, his beautiful, jealous lover. There are few good choices when life, death, and dignity are on the line. Sung in Italian with projected English translation. 24 guide for the arts 2010-2011

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Boston Lyric Opera The Emperor of Atlantis, or Death Quits february 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6, 2011

Viktor Ullmann composer Petr Kien librettist An Emperor unleashes total war and orders destruction and death. But Death refuses. The opera is in equal measure dark, funny, and poignant as it juxtaposes the brutality and fragility of existence with a celebration of life’s purpose. Performed at The Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street. Sung in English, with a prologue by Richard Beaudoin—a special BLO commission and world premiere.

Agrippina march 11, 13, 16, 18, 20 and 22, 2011

George Frideric Handel composer Vincenzo Grimani librettist Agrippina wants her son to be the emperor of Rome. She promises anything to everyone standing in her way. The fresh soaring music by Handel showcases crazy, hothouse humanity. Sung in Italian with projected English translation.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream april 29, may 1, 4, 6, 8 and 10, 2011

Benjamin Britten composer Peter Pears Librettist (from William Shakespeare’s play) The thrill of the chase is so much more intriguing when Shakespeare pens the words and Britten adds his touching, edgy, and very funny score that leaves characters wondering whether they are in a dreamscape or a nightmare. Sung in English with projected titles.

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In 1979, 96 enthusiastic players, amateurs, students, and professionals and a dynamic and probing conductor named Benjamin Zander joined together to found the Boston Philharmonic. Today, the musicians represent the original spirited blend, and account for the passion, high level of participation, and technical accomplishment for which this ensemble is celebrated. Each Boston Philharmonic performance is preceded by one of Benjamin Zander’s pre-concert lectures, which prepare listeners to understand the ideas and the structure of the music they are about to hear. The Philharmonic’s commitment to reaching and educating a wide audience is maintained by their Music Without Boundaries program which raises money to provide subscriptions for schoolage students and to distribute tickets through local charities.

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concert 3 Vaughan Williams, Szymanowski, Elgar Vaughan Williams Tallis Fantasy Szymanowski Second Violin Concerto Ilya Kaler violin Elgar Enigma Variations

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concert 4 Shostakovich, Prokofiev Shostakovich Second Cello Concerto Natalia Gutman cello Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet

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The first Boston Symphony concert, in the Old Boston Music Hall, was performed under the direction of Georg Henschel, music director of the BSO from 1881-1884. Symphony Hall, one of the world’s most highly regarded concert halls, was inaugurated on October 15, 1900. In its long history, the BSO has had only 14 music directors. Seiji Ozawa became the BSO’s thirteenth music director in the fall of 1973, following a year as music advisor and three years as an artistic director at Tanglewood. His historic 29-year tenure, from 1973 to 2002, exceeded that of any previous BSO conductor; in the summer of 2002, at the completion of his tenure, he was named Music Director Laureate. Besides maintaining the orchestra’s reputation worldwide, Ozawa reaffirmed the BSO’s commitment to new music through the commissioning of many new works (including commissions marking the BSO’s centennial in 1981 and the TMC’s fiftieth anniversary in 1990), played an active role at the Tanglewood Music Center, and further expanded the BSO’s recording activities. In the fall of 2001, James Levine was named to succeed Seiji Ozawa as music director. Maestro Levine began his tenure as the BSO’s fourteenth music director—and the first Americanborn conductor to hold that position—in the fall of 2004. His wide-ranging programs balance great orchestral, operatic, and choral classics with equally significant music of the 20th and 21st centuries, including newly commissioned works from such important American composers as Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, John Harbison, Peter Lieberson, and Charles Wuorinen. 32

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2010—2011 Season Brahms, Adams, Profokiev, and Bartók october 28, 2010, 8:00 pm october 29, 2010, 1:30 pm october 30 and november 2, 2010 8:00 pm Nicolas Hodges, piano

Brahms Tragic Overture Adams Doctor Atomic Symphony Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 Bartók Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin

Falla and Brahms november 4, 2010, 10:30 am and 8:00 pm november 5, 6, and 9, 2010, 8:00 pm Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor Alexandra Coku, soprano Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto Kyle Ketelsen, bass-baritone Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-Flat, K.450 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 16 in D, K.451 Haydn Symphony No. 95

All-Schumann Program november 18 and 20, 2010, 8:00 pm Kurt Masur, conductor Nelson Freire, piano

Schumann Symphony No. 1, Spring Schumann Piano Concerto Schumann Symphony No. 4

Schumann, Harbison, and Wagner november 26, 2010, 1:30 pm november 27 and 30, 2010, 8:00 pm James Levine, conductor

Schumann Symphony No. 3, Rhenish Harbison Symphony No. 1 Wagner Prelude and Love-Death from Tristan Und Isolde

Harbison, Mozart and Schumann december 2, 2010, 10:30 am and 8 pm december 3, 2010, 1:30 pm december 4, 2010, 8 pm James Levine, conductor Nikolaj Znaider, violin

Harbison Symphony No. 2 Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, K.216 Schumann Symphony No. 2

Stravinsky and Bartók january 6 – 8, 2011, 8:00 pm James Levine, conductor Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano Russell Thomas, tenor Matthew Plenk, tenor Albert Dohmen, baritone Raymond Aceto, bass

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Stravinsky Oedipus Rex Bartók Bluebeard’s Castle

Debussy, Delius, Mozart, and Strauss january 13, 2011, 10:30 am and 8:00 pm january 14, 2011, 7:00 pm january 15 and 18, 2011, 8:00 pm Sir Mark Elder, conductor Lars Vogt, piano

Debussy Selected Preludes Delius Paris: A Nocturne (The Song of a Great City) Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K.467 Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and Scriabin january 20, 2011, 8:00 pm january 21, 2011, 1:30 pm january 22 and 25, 2011, 8:00 pm Lorin Maazel, conductor

Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3 Stravinsky The Song of the Nightingale Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy

Ligeti, Mozart, and Dvorák january 27, 2011, 8:00 pm january 28, 2011, 1:30 pm january 29 and february 1, 2011, 8:00 pm Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor Elizabeth Rowe, flute John Ferrillo, oboe Arabella Steinbacher, violin

Ligeti Double Concerto for flute and oboe Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K.218 Dvorák Symphony No. 7

Mussorgsky, Beethoven, and Profokiev february 3, 2011, 8:00 pm

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Mussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov) Night on Bald Mountain Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 Prokofiev Symphony No. 6Haydn, Chin, Dvořák, and

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Haydn Symphony No. 59, Fire Chin Cello Concerto (American Premiere) Dvořák Silent Woods, for Cello and Orchestra Sibelius Symphony No. 5

Mahler february 23, 2011, 7:30 pm (open rehearsal) february 24, 2011, 8:00 pm february 25, 2011, 1:30 pm february 26 and march 1, 2011, 8:00 pm James Levine, conductor

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Mozart, Birtwistle, and Bartók march 3, 2011, 8:00 pm march 4, 2011, 1:30 pm march 5 and 8, 2011, 8:00 pm James Levine, conductor Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Mozart Rondo in C for violin and orchestra, K.373 Birtwhistle New work for violin and orchestra (world premiere, BSO commission) Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2

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Boston Symphony Orchestra march 11 and 12, 2011, 8:00 pm James Levine, conductor Maurizio Pollini, piano

Schoenberg Variations for Orchestra Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K.488 Schoenberg Piano Concerto Mozart Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

Tchaikovsky, Adès, and Sibelius march 25, 2011, 7:00 pm march 26, 2011, 8:00 pm Thomas Adès, conductor Anthony Marwood, violin Hila Plitmann, soprano Kate Royal, soprano Toby Spence, tenor Christopher Maltman, baritone

Tchaikovsky The Tempest Adès Violin Concerto, Concentric Paths Sibelius Prelude and Suite No. 1 from The Tempest Adès Scenes from The Tempest

Liszt, Scriabin, and Grieg march 31, 2011, 8:00 pm april 1, 2011, 1:30 pm april 2, 2011, 8:00 pm John Nelson, conductor Evgeny Kissin, piano

Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1, for orchestra Scriabin Piano Concerto Liszt Orpheus Grieg Piano Concerto

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Boston Symphony Orchestra april 9 and 12, 2011, 8:00 pm Sir Colin Davis, conductor William R. Hudgins, clarinet

Mozart Symphony No. 32 Mozart Clarinet Concerto Haydn Symphony No. 97

Sibelius and Beethoven april 14, 2011, 10:30 am (open rehearsal) and 8:00 pm april 15, 2011, 1:30 pm april 16, 2011, 8:00 pm Sir Colin Davis, conductor Jonathan Biss, piano

Sibelius Tapiola Sibelius Symphony No. 3 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

Bach april 21, 2011, 10:30 am april 22, 2011, 1:30 pm april 23, 2011, 8:00 pm Maasaki Suzuki, conductor Hana Blažíková, soprano Ingeborg Danz, mezzo-soprano Christoph Prégardien, tenor Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass-baritone Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor

J.S. Bach, St. John Passion (1749 version)

Reger, Liszt, and Ravel april 28, 2011, 8:00 pm april 29, 2011, 1:30 pm april 30, 2011, 8:00 pm Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor Simon Trpceski, piano

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Berlioz may 4, 2011, 7:30 pm may 5, 2011, 8:00 pm may 6, 2011, 1:30 pm may 7, 2011, 8:00 pm

Charles Dutoit, conductor Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano Jean-Paul FouchĂŠcourt, tenor Laurent Naouri, baritone Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor

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DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park

The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park is a public museum of art established to educate as broad and diverse a public as possible about modern and contemporary American art. The Museum accomplishes this mission by focusing primarily, though not exclusively, on the art of the New England region. DeCordova educates through exhibitions, collections, classes, outreach programs, and a full schedule of activities designed to enhance our public’s engagement with art and artists. The DeCordova Sculpture Park encompasses 35 acres of beautiful rolling woodlands and lawns, and is the largest park of its kind in New England. The Sculpture Park is open to the public every day of the year from dawn ’til dusk, and contains approximately 75 artworks at any given time.

Out of the Box: Photography Portfolios from the Permanent Collection through october 30, 2010 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. In addition to touching upon the history of photography portfolios as it relates to photohistory and the history of collecting multiples, Out of the Box highlights the history and strengths of the DeCordova’s permanent photography collection. 46 guide for the arts 2010-2011

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DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park Platform 3: Halsey Burgund, Scapes through november 14, 2010 Halsey Burgund is a musician and sound artist who lives and works in Bedford, Massachusetts. Burgund’s projects are collaborative and provide participants with an active role in content creation. Part of generation Wiki and the democratization of knowledge, Burgund uses open source platforms, GPS technology, and interactivity to create musical scores from participants’ spoken words that continuously evolve in real-time. Scapes, Burgund’s project for Platform 3, creates a two-way audio experience for museum visitors influenced significantly by their physical location on DeCordova grounds. Participants will use handheld wireless devices and headphones to listen to audio and also to make their own recordings which will be immediately assimilated into the piece for everyone to hear.

Existed: Leonardo Drew through january 9, 2011 Existed is a mid-career survey of the New York-based artist, Leonardo Drew, highlighting his career-long interest in the cyclical nature of creation, decay, and regeneration through a selection of large-scale sculptures, installations, and works on paper.

Rubbers: Martha Friedman through January 9, 2011 In her sculptures, Brooklyn-based artist Martha Friedman depicts tricks and balancing acts, while arguing for the possible sexual connotation in everything. Referencing the history of art, from high modernist abstraction to minimalism to the Duchampian ready-made, Friedman is interested in locating the point at which common objects slip into abstraction and, even more so, eroticism. For her first solo museum exhibition in the Northeast, Friedman presents Rubbers, a collection of cast rubber sculptures that explore the nature of sculptural and bodily materiality through food items and rubber’s most ubiquitous form: the rubber band. 48 guide for the arts 2010-2011

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DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Platform 4: Type A: Barrier through january 9, 2011 Since 1998, New York-based Adam Ames and Andrew Bordwin have been artistic collaborators under the moniker Type A. So named for their interest in competition and assertiveness, Ames and Bordwin have produced a body of performance, video, and photographic work that explores the physical and psychological dimensions of male competition and collaboration. In recent years, they have expanded their interests to the changing nature of public space as a result of this same male competition in the form of a growing, post-9/11 security culture: aggression posing as protection.

Pixnit: Folie que la nouveauté Spray Paint

Site-specific installation commissioned for The Café @ DeCordova Pixnit is the pseudonym, and perhaps alter-ego of an artist whose identity is currently unknown. The artist adopted this name (based on the Latin phrase me pinxit, “I painted this,” which often accompanies artist signatures on European Late Medieval and Renaissance paintings) in 2006, to protect herself as she embarked on an ambitious project of urban guerilla graffiti art in Boston and Los Angeles. Now Pixnit increasingly turns her attention to the creation of large scale site-specific installations in places devoted to contemporary art, like galleries, art fairs, and alternative spaces. Folie que la nouveauté, commissioned and designed for The Café @ DeCordova, is her first museum installation.

Platform 2: Eric Hongisto

Black Swan Event Window Gallery

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DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Event, a site-specific installation that transforms DeCordova’s Window Gallery into a space for experiential immersion and reflection on current events. The title of Hongisto’s installation references an influential book written by economic philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb in 2007, in which Taleb posits that our understanding of the world and economic models are fraught with fallacies and omit important information. As his example, Taleb relates that in the 18-century Europeans had only seen white swans, leading them to conclude that all swans were white. However, the “discovery” of a black swan in Western Australia belied this conclusion and demanded a revision of knowledge. People now use the phrase “black swan event” to describe the unlikelihood of individuals and markets to accurately assess the possibility of events and information we cannot imagine or have never encountered.

Platform 5: Bartow + Metzgar Dewey Family Gallery

november 16, 2010–spring 2011 Over the past year, artists Paul Bartow and Richard Metzgar have built and manned a two-person structure in the Sculpture Park, the Morphology Field Station for Sensing Place, for their ongoing research into DeCordova’s site. This fall they will unveil their findings with a large-scale installation in the Museum’s Dewey Family Gallery. Typically reserved for DeCordova’s permanent collection, the Dewey Gallery will be transformed into a living archive and reinterpretation of the Museum’s physical, historical, and conceptual landscape. Architecture, drawings, photographs, videos, and found objects will be interspersed with selections for the Museum’s collection as an in-depth examination of the complex relationship between land, time, and culture inherent in an art museum and park.

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Handel and Haydn Society

Handel and Haydn

The mission of the Handel and Haydn Society Society’s Artistic is to perform Baroque and Classical music Director Harry for chorus and period-instrument orchestra. Christophers Founded as a choral society in 1815 by a group of Boston merchants, Handel and Haydn is among the oldest continuously performing arts organizations in the country. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Harry Christophers, the Society is a leader in Historically Informed Performance, in which music is played using the instruments and performance techniques available to the composers in their day. The Orchestra is made up of a core group of musicians from this country and abroad who are specially trained to play period instruments. And while the Handel and Haydn Society’s music is rooted in the past, its place in the musical present is vital and dynamic. The Massachusetts Cultural Council has praised the Society for its “vitality” and willingness to “take risks and explore new musical horizons.”

2010­–2011 season Mozart: A Musical Journey

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Beethoven by Levin, Haydn by Labadie Symphony Hall

october 28, 2010, 8:00 pm october 31, 2010, 3:00 pm Bernard Labadie, conductor Robert Levin, fortepiano Feel the fun and energy of Haydn’s symphonies The Hen and Surprise through Labadie’s brilliant conducting. Levin tackles Beethoven’s fourth piano concerto with improvisational charm in a back-and-forth dialogue between piano and orchestra.

Handel’s Messiah Symphony Hall

december 3, 2010, 7:30 pm december 4, 2010, 3:00 pm december 5, 2010, 3:00 pm Harry Christophers, conductor Sophie Bevan, soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers, alto Allan Clayton, tenor Sumner Thompson, bass A holiday tradition for 157 years! Celebrate with the return of compelling soloist Catherine Wyn-Rogers, and the debuts of young stars Sophie Bevan, Allan Clayton, and Sumner Thompson.

A Bach Christmas Jordan Hall

december 16, 2010, 8:00 pm december 19, 2010, 3:00 pm John Finney, conductor Hear Bach’s Cantata no. 140 (Sleepers Awake!) with its famous uplifting chorale — a Society premiere! Bach’s Christmas Cantata, no. 122 (Das neugebor’ne Kindelein) and Schein’s glorious chorus of angels and shepherds help to create a holiday program of joyous sounds.

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Handel and Haydn Society january 21, 2011, 8:00 pm january 23, 2011, 3:00 pm Ian Watson, conductor and harpsichord David Miller, viola The Brandenburg Concertos are regarded by many as the finest compositions of the Baroque era. Hear the rhythmic energy of no. 3 and the sheer elegance of no. 4 as well as Telemann’s Viola Concerto with the Society’s own David Miller.

Handel’s Israel in Egypt Symphony Hall

february 18, 2011, 8:00 pm february 20, 2011, 3:00 pm Harry Christophers, conductor This vivid tour de force starts with the imaginative telling of “Exodus,” the ten plagues that fall on Egypt, followed by “Moses’ Song,” sounds of celebration, deliverance and freedom.

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony Hall

march 18, 2011, 8:00 pm march 20, 2011, 3:00 pm Richard Egarr, conductor and fortepiano Richard Egarr leads this emotionally-charged work of clever rhapsody. Egarr plays the fortepiano for Haydn’s lively Concerto no. 11, and conducts the Society debut of Haydn’s The Clock.

Harry’s Vocal Voyage

Saint Cecilia Church, Back Bay, and the Memorial Church at Harvard University

april 1 and 2, 2011, 8:00 pm april 3, 2011, 3:00 pm

Harry Christophers, conductor Harry Christophers leads audiences on a voyage of breathtaking vocal works, including music by the outstanding Renaissance composer Victoria.

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Handel and Haydn Society may 1, 2011, 3:00 pm Harry Christophers, conductor Elizabeth Watts, soprano Phyllis Pancella, mezzo-soprano Andrew Kennedy, tenor Eric Owens, bass-baritone This unique musical pairing touches all emotions, creating an unforgettable close to the season.

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Harvard Art Museum

Circle of JacquesThe Harvard Art Museums, among the Louis David, Homer world’s leading art institutions, comprise three museums (Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and and Calliope, Arthur M. Sackler) and four research cen- c. 1810–15. Oil on canvas. Fogg ters (Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, the Center for the Tech- Museum, Bequest nical Study of Modern Art, the Harvard Art of Grenville L. 1943.231. Museums Archives, and the Archaeological Winthrop, Photo: © President Exploration of Sardis). The Harvard Art and Fellows of Harvard Museums are distinguished by the range College. and depth of their collections, their groundbreaking exhibitions, and the original research of their staff. The collections include approximately 250,000 objects in all media, ranging in date from antiquity to the present and originating in Europe, North America, North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. Integral to Harvard University and the wider community, the art museums and research centers serve as resources for students, scholars, and other visitors. For more than a century they have been the nation’s premier training ground for museum professionals and are renowned for their seminal role in developing the discipline of art history in this country. 56 guide for the arts 2010-2011

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Harvard Art Museum 2010-2011 Exhibitions Re-View ongoing exhibition

This survey features a selection of over 600 objects drawn from the collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums that reflects the diversity and richness of the Harvard Art Museums’ holdings. Well-known objects are included alongside rarely displayed works in thematic gallery spaces: the first floor features European and American art since 1900, Islamic and Asian art is on the second floor, and Western art from antiquity to the turn of the last century on the fourth floor. Re-View represents a powerful distillation of the collection, balancing a wish to make available major works, familiar works, and works integral to the Art Museums’ core mission of teaching and research. Re-View is on long-term display at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum while the Art Museums’ building at 32 Quincy Street —the former home of the Fogg and Busch-Reisinger—is closed for renovation. This major renovation and expansion project, designed by architect Renzo Piano, with completion anticipated in 2013, will unite the three museums in a single state-ofthe-art facility.

Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe september 6—december 10, 2011 The exhibition Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe will show the close connections between Renaissance art and science by presenting woodcuts, engravings, and books illustrated by celebrated artists, along with northern European globes, atlases, and scientific instruments of the period.

Contact

Harvard Art Museums 485 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02138 www.harvardartmuseums.org

Tickets

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Huntington Theatre Company

The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston’s largest theatre company, hosting more than 64 Tony Award-winning artists, garnering 36 Elliot Norton Awards, and sending over a dozen shows to Broadway since its founding in 1982. In July 2008, Peter DuBois became the Huntington’s third artistic leader and works in partnership with longtime Managing Director Michael Maso. In residence at and in partnership with Boston University, the Huntington is a national leader in the development and support of new plays, producing more than 50 New England, American, or world premieres in its 27-year history.

Bus Stop Boston University Theatre september 17—october 24, 2010 opening night: september 22, 7:00 pm by William Inge directed by Nicholis Martin In William Inge’s classic American romantic comedy Bus Stop, a snowstorm strands a bus outside of Kansas City, and its passengers—including a stubborn, lovestruck cowboy and the nightclub singer he hopes to marry—seek shelter and warmth at a roadside diner. The motley crew spends one night together, filled with bluster, heartache, and laughter, while searching for love. The Wall Street Journal calls Inge an “indisputably major artist, one of this country’s half-dozen greatest playwrights.”

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Huntington Theater Circle Mirror Transormation

Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts

october 15—november 14, 2010 opening night: october 20, 7:00 pm

by Annie Baker directed by Melia Bensussen The four students in a creative drama class experiment with theatre games as hearts are quietly torn apart and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Set in the Shirley, Vermont community center, this gentle and beautifully crafted new comedy mixes antic sadness and hilarious detail, and became a runaway hit Off Broadway. The New York Times called the play “absorbing, unblinking, and sharply funny.” Circle Mirror Transformation is the Huntington’s offering in The Shirley, Vermont Plays festival of plays by Annie Baker, which also includes Body Awareness from SpeakEasy Stage Company and The Aliens from Company One.

Vengeance is the Lord’s B.U. Theatre november 12—december 12, 2010 opening night: november 19, 8:00 pm by Bob Glaudini directed by Peter In this world premiere from Bob Glaudini, a John Gassner Playwriting Award recipient, the Horvath family forgives their trespassers—all but one. A mother’s call for mercy clashes with a father’s need for retribution when their daughter’s murderer comes up for parole. Sharp jokes and tough love drive this searing and funny new drama, which unfolds at dinners from Thanksgiving to Easter. A modern American family asks a classic moral question: what can we do when “justice” is not enough?

Ruined B.U. Theatre january 7—february 6, 2011 opening night: january 12, 7:00 pm by Lynn Nottage directed by Liesel Tommy Savvy business woman Mama Nadi knows how to survive in the midst of the Congo civil war: don’t take sides. She sells beers and girls to any man who’ll leave his gun at the door. www.guideforthearts.com

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Huntington Theater The good-time atmosphere of the canteen and her sharp wits can’t always protect her and her girls from the atrocities inflicted on them, but their courage, humor, and hope live on in this gripping drama. The Chicago Tribune wrote, “Sincere, passionate, and courageous, Ruined is a remarkable theatrical accomplishment.” Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Educating Rita B.U. Theatre march 11—april 10, 2011 opening night march 16, 7:00 pm by Willy Russell Directed by Maria Aitken Rita, a young, brash hairdresser, wants more out of life. With a newly discovered passion for English literature, she enrolls in the local university despite the disapproval of her husband. Rita’s tutor, Frank, is a middle-aged poet and professor, and Rita’s fresh, unschooled reactions to the classics cause him to question his own understanding of his work and himself in this warm and witty tale of self-discovery. Winner of the 1980 Olivier Award for Best Comedy.

Sons of the Prophet Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA april 1—may 1, 2011 opening night: april 13, 7:00 pm by Stephen Karam directed by Peter Dubois Charles and Joseph are having one hell of a year. When a prankgone-wrong in the small town of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, leads to the death of their father, the two brothers struggle with a series of unfortunate events that soon spiral into operatic miseries as an ambitious and sexy reporter descends looking for a story. In an age where most people look to quick fixes to solve any unpleasantries in life, Sons of the Prophet takes a brutally funny look at unresolved chronic pain and the many ways we cope with the overwhelming. “Stephen Karam comes through as a writer whose voice is clear, and laugh-out-loud funny,” says the NY Daily News.

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Huntington Theater Propeller Theatre Company in association with Boston University’s School of Theatre

Comedy of Errors opening: may 21, 8:00 pm Richard III opening may 21, 8:00 pm

The renowned British Propeller Theatre Company will perform Shakespeare’s history Richard III in repertory with Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors in a special residency to end the season. Richard III centers on one of the great characters of world literature, the Machiavellian Richard, Duke of York and his jealousy-driven ambition to unseat his brother and become the King of England. One of Shakespeare’s funniest and most youthful plays, Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins separated at birth who are surprisingly reunited, but not before a series of slapstick mishaps of mistaken identity and more occur. The much beloved story has been adapted for centuries into opera, film, and musical theatre. The all-male Shakespeare has drawn international acclaim for its rigorous approach to the text with a modern physical aesthetic. The New York Times declares, “The daring, the dazzle, and the pure craft of this company is absolutely exhilarating.” Propeller Artistic Director Edward Hall (Two Men of Florence, Rose Rage) says, “I want to rediscover Shakespeare simply by doing the plays as I believe they should be done: with great clarity, speed and full of as much imagination in the staging as possible.”

Contact

Huntington Theatre Company/Boston University Theatre 264 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts 527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116 www.huntingtontheatre.org

Tickets

(617) 266-0800

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Institute of Contemporary Art

The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process. An influential forum for multi-disciplinary arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art has been at the leading edge of art in Boston for more than 70 years. Like its iconic building on Boston’s waterfront, the ICA offers new ways of engaging with the world around us. Its exhibitions and programs provide access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process, inviting audiences of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the excitement of new art and ideas. The primary activities of the ICA are threefold: to present outstanding contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video and performance, that is deserving of public attention and has not been presented in depth to Boston audiences; to provide innovative experiential learning opportunities for people of all ages through direct encounters with artists and art making; and to design interpretative programs that provide context, develop appreciation, and add meaning to contemporary art and culture.

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Institute of Contemporary Art mental film to installations inspired by 17th-century frescoes, the artists selected for the 2010 Foster Prize offer a wide-ranging view of art being created in the Boston area today. This year, the biennial award show takes a new, expanded format, featuring work by nine artists: Robert de Saint Phalle, Eirik Johnson, Fred Liang, Rebecca Meyers, Matthew Rich, Daniela Rivera, Evelyn Rydz, Amie Siegel, and Steve Tourlentes. The exhibition, including sculpture, installation, film, video, painting, drawing, and photography, culminates in the selection of the Foster Prize recipient in December 2010.

Mark Bradford november 19, 2010—march 13, 2011 Mark Bradford is best known for his collage-layered paintings that poetically express the energy and poetry of life in the city, particularly Los Mark Bradford, “Potable Water.” Angeles where the artist lives and works. Bradford uses found materials—peeling movie posters, homemade flyers, salvaged plywood, even the endpapers used to perm black hair—to create his vibrant, textured compositions. Pop culture, identity politics, the history of collage, mapping, and abstract painting are just a few of his influences.

Gabriel Kuri february 2—july 4, 2011 Gabriel Kuri is among a loose collection of brilliant young artists from Mexico to gain international attention in recent years. As in the recent Damian Ortega show at the ICA, this is Kuri’s first solo museum exhibition in Boston. Kuri makes “witty, materially economical conceptual art with a political bite” (The New York Times). Using familiar materials such as receipts, newspaper, or plastic bags, Kuri focuses our attention on contemporary consumer culture and the way money mediates almost all our human relationships and daily transactions. Approximately 30 sculptures and 15 collages will be on view, including Untitled (Superama)—a series of three, nine-foot tall tapestries intricately hand-woven in Mexico to resemble Wal-mart receipts. www.guideforthearts.com

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Institute of Contemporary Art The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl april 15—september 5, 2011 The Record is the first museum exhibition to explore the culture of vinyl records within the history of contemporary art. Bringing together artists from around the world who have worked with records as their subject or medium, this groundbreaking exhibition examines the record’s transformative power, from the 1960s to the present. Through sound work, sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, video, and performance, The Record combines contemporary art with outsider art, audio with visual, fine art with popular culture, and established artists with those who will be exhibiting in a U.S. museum for the first time.

Eva Hesse: Studiowork july—october 2011 The German-born, American artist Eva Hesse played a central role in the transformation of sculpture in the 1960s. Over the course of her career, Hesse produced a range of experimental works alongside her large-scale sculpture. Made from materials such as wax, wiremesh, latex, and cheesecloth, the importance of these objects—or so-called test pieces—is only now being recognized.

Dance/Draw

ICA 75th anniversary exhibition

october 7, 2011—january 16, 2012 From painting and drawing to performance and installation art, today’s artists express their ideas in a variety of mediums, yet the line has remained a fundamental building block of the visual experience. On the occasion of its 75th anniversary, the ICA presents Dance/Draw, an ambitious thematic show tracing the journey of the line from changes in drawing in the 1960s to its explosion off the page and into three-dimensional space— ultimately finding itself in the realm of dance.

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Institute of Contemporary Art work, images of pin-up girls, wrestlers, and Mexican businessmen are covered with provocative and macabre drawings—creating a surreal mix of life, death, and desire. Using instruments such as ballpoint pens and tattoo needles, Lakra reworks the surface of found objects and vintage printed materials with a diverse range of patterns and symbols—including Chicano, Maori, Asian, and Mexican “Day of the Dead” imagery.

3/ica exhibitions Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork through oct. 17, 2010 Remarkable for their unexpected scale and fine detail, Charles LeDray’s sculptures can stop us in our tracks for the sense of wonder they elicit and the deeper human stories they suggest. The artist stitches together complete, tiny men’s suits, shirts, and other clothing. Cuffs, collars, hems, and buttons are all made by the artist. He throws thousands of ceramic pots, each barely the size of a finger. Objects carved from bone—a door, a bench, a model of the solar system—are each rendered with breathtaking precision.

Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall: Francesca DiMattio Through August 14, 2011 New York-based painter Francesca DiMattio has transformed the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall with a complex composition made up of five large-scale canvases. Drawing inspiration from the ICA’s dramatic architecture and waterfront setting, Banquet combines interior and exterior space and incorporates images of ships and the sea.

contact

The Institute of Contemporary Art 100 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02210 www.icaboston.org

tickets

(617) 478-3100 www.guideforthearts.com

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum displays an art collection of world importance, including works that rank among the most significant of their type. Exhibitions examine historical and social perspectives of works of art, resulting in a truly enriching experience for visitors to the Museum. The permanent collection is today a source of inspiration for educators, thinkers, and contemporary artists. The special exhibition gallery on the first floor of the historic Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was closed at the end of June 2010 to allow for preparatory and preservation work in the historic galleries related to the construction of the museum’s Renzo Piano-designed new wing. As a result, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will not present any historic or contemporary exhibitions in 2011. The Gardner will continue to present signature floral installations in the interior courtyard garden—including the annual Hanging Nasturtiums and the new Chrysanthemums in the Courtyard displays—honoring Isabella Gardner’s horticultural legacy and the changing of the seasons, in addition to ongoing concerts, lectures, and other programs. Special exhibitions will return to the Gardner Museum upon completion and the opening of the new wing in early 2012.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum exhibits Signature Courtyard Display Chrysanthemums in the Courtyard

october/november 2010

Vibrant Japanese-style chrysanthemums mix with the Gardner’s heirloom plants in a celebration of color. This unique display combines dozens of varieties of chrysanthemums tended by the museum’s horticulture department for more than six months using Japanese cultivation methods to create a single stalk and single flower on each specimen plant.

Seasonal Courtyard Display A Holiday Garden

late november 2010–early january 2011

Blooming through snow and winter winds, the courtyard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a welcome oasis from Boston’s winter weather and the frenzy of the season, as the city’s only indoor garden of its kind. Each December, the courtyard garden is decked out for the holidays in hues of red and white, including poinsettias, holly, evergreens, and flowering jade plants.

Hanging Nasturtiums early–mid april 2011

Every April, in celebration of Isabella Gardner’s birthday and her love of flowers, the Gardner Museum presents its beloved nasturtium display. Hanging Nasturtiums features 15′ to 20′ bright orange nasturtium vines cascading from the third-floor balconies of the central courtyard.

Gardner After Hours third thursdays, monthly, 5:30–9:30 pm, through december 2010

Gardner After Hours returns this fall with four all-new evenings of live music, art, conversation, cocktails, and more in an inviting atmosphere. Linger around the courtyard bar, listen to live jazz, or sample a new small plates menu in the café. Experience something different each month—from informal gallery talks to contemporary performance to cutting-edge new music.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Explore Boston’s own palazzo with live music, talks, games, and cocktails. Paradise awaits!

Rhythm Muse october 21, 2010

Explore rhythms of all kinds—from Brazilian music in the courtyard to jazz in the Tapestry Room—and even the unique rhythms of the galleries, layered with works of art from many cultures. With an After Hours PLUS concert at 7:00 PM: Jazz at the Gardner: Mark Whitfield Jr. Quartet.

Movable Feast november 18, 2010

Evoke your inner Victorian while you explore the galleries and discover how Isabella Stewart Gardner and other Bostonians entertained in style back in the day. With an After Hours PLUS concert at 7:00 PM: Jazz at the Gardner: Berklee College AfroCuban Folkloric Ensemble.

Blueprint december 16, 2010

Blueprints old and new … Discover the Gardner’s building project tonight and see if you can envision what Gardner After Hours will be like once the project is complete! With an After Hours PLUS program at 7:00 PM: Contemporary Performance (TBD). Gardner After Hours will take a brief hiatus for 2011 as the museum prepares for the opening of its new Renzo Piano-designed wing in early 2012. Join us this fall to send After Hours off in style!

Room Views: The Personal Museum

This season’s Room Views conversations focus on the idea of The Personal Museum. This series will explore several different examples of the personal museum, from strong-minded collectors like Gardner and Albert Barnes to museums created by contemporary artists.

The Tapestry Room: Music and Performance Halls in Museums

september 30, 2010, 6:30 pm

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Residence, founded the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles in 1987. There, in the Borzoi Kabinet Theater, visitors can watch a series of poetic documentaries produced by the Museum of Jurassic Technology in collaboration with St. Petersburg-based arts and science collective Kabinet, and music can be heard in the Tula Tea Room. A wine reception will follow around the courtyard.

The Gothic Room: The Patron in the Installation

october 27, 2010, 6:30 pm

Derek Gillman, Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation with Director Anne Hawley, Norma Jean Calderwood Director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Dr. Barnes and Isabella Gardner’s unique approach to arranging their galleries will be explored, beginning with the Gardner’s Gothic Room, which contains an enigmatic installation of Christian works of art with the nearly life-size portrait of Isabella Gardner by John Singer Sargent. A wine reception will follow around the courtyard.

Landscape Visions Lectures: City.Garden.Now

What is the role of the garden in today’s global and increasingly urban society? The 2010–11 Landscape Visions lectures present designers, ecologists, and activists at work in today’s cities, gardens, and landscapes.

Laurie Olin, Landscape Architect and Founding Partner of OLIN october 23, 2010, 1:30 pm Additional speakers and dates to be announced.

Music and Concerts

Under the direction of Music Director Scott Nickrenz, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s acclaimed music program— now in its 84th season—presents classical, new music, and jazz concerts, featuring world-renowned performers and talented emerging artists.

Avant Gardner: Cutting-Edge Classical

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Events

Experience cutting-edge classical sounds on Thursday night as part of the museum’s Avant Gardner concerts. Enjoy the sounds of today’s freshest creative voices and composers.

Jazz at the Gardner: The Next Generation of Jazz

select thursday evenings/part of gardner after hours/ticketed events

Jazz at the Gardner concerts bring the soulful sounds of jazz to the Gardner’s musical offerings. This season you can enjoy the Mark Whitfield Jr. Quartet and the Berklee College Afro-Cuban Folkloric Ensemble.

Sunday Concert Series/Dynamic Classical Performances

sunday afternoons at 1:30 pm/ticketed events

Classical favorites and regular performers at the Gardner include A Far Cry and the Borromeo String Quartet.

Musickitchen @ The Gardner/Performance Meets Conversation Bach’s Electric Chords

october 7, 2010, 6:30 pm

Nicholas Kitchen and the Borromeo String Quartet present a radical new take on J.S. Bach’s magnificent organ music. Aided by modern technology, the renowned quartet translates complex layered counterpoint into electronic sound.

Artists-in-Residence Program

In 1992, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum reached out to the artist community in the search for renovation. Rarely are artists given an active role in the reshaping and rethinking of an institution; here, though, through the Artist-in-Residence program, a celebrated museum has undertaken to support the imagination through creativity and learning and in so doing has strengthened the founder’s legacy.

Contact

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 280 The Fenway Boston, MA 02115 www.gardnermuseum.org

Tickets

(617) 278-5156 www.guideforthearts.com

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Museum of Fine Arts

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Founded in 1870, the Museum of Fine looking into the Ruth Arts, Boston (MFA), serves a wide variety and Carl J. Shapiro of people through direct encounters with Family Courtyard. works of art. It is open seven days a week Photo by Chuck Choi and welcomes approximately one million visitors from around the globe each year. As one of the great art museums in the world, the MFA is recognized for the quality and scope of its encyclopedic collection, which ranges from ancient Egyptian mummies; sculpture by Donatello and Impressionist paintings by Renoir, Monet, and Degas; to Japanese ukiyo-e scrolls, murals by John Singer Sargent, and landscapes by Edward Hopper. The MFA offers exhibitions, educational programs, films, and concerts, and features an extensive online collections database on its website, mfa.org. opening november 2010: At the center of the MFA’s historic building expansion is the new Art of the Americas Wing, which transforms the way visitors encounter the art of the Americas, from ancient American gold to paintings to period rooms. The new MFA will enrich the ways that visitors encounter great works of art through enhanced and increased space for its collection, new exhibition spaces, and improved navigation through the galleries. The cornerstone of the transformation is a new wing for the Art of the Americas. The wing will dramatically improve the 72 guide for the arts 2010-2011

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exhibits Nicholas Nixon: Family Album july 28, 2010–may 1, 2011 Among the most compelling of Nicholas Nixon’s series of photographs are the portraits that he has made of his close-knit family. These photographs, taken over time, explore the nature of long-committed relationships. The exhibition features the entire sequence of the celebrated portraits of the artist’s wife, Bebe, and her three sisters. Taken annually, the Brown Sisters pictures reveal gradual changes in their physiques and shifts in their relationships. The exhibition also includes photographs of the artist’s daily life with Bebe and their children Samuel and Clementine (born in the early 1980s), which enable viewers to share in the daily interactions and joys of parenthood. Also included in the show are recent portraits of Bebe and selfportraits that stand for the steadiness of long marriage. Nicholas Nixon, who teaches at Massachusetts College of Art, is one of the most celebrated American photographers of our generation. The Brown Sisters photographs are a promised gift of James and Margie Krebs. Many of the other works in the exhibition are loans from the photographer.

Avedon Fashion 1944–2000 august 10, 2010–january 17, 2011 Richard Avedon was one of the greatest image-makers of the 20th century. He revolutionized fashion photography with his imaginative, spirited portrayals of the “good life” showing beautiful women wearing extraordinary clothes in irresistible settings, as well as memorable portrayals that are both elegant and reserved. The upbeat spirit and innovative design of his compositions caught the eye of editors and art directors at Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue—the primary magazines for which he worked—while his vision of the modern American woman, one of wit, individuality, and fast-lane glamour, captivated the public. His enormous success defined the role of the high-profile fashion photographer that we know today, and many of his 74 guide for the arts 2010-2011

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Museum of Fine Arts images have become icons of photographic history. Avedon’s career as a fashion photographer is displayed decade by decade in this exceptional traveling exhibition from the International Center of Photography in New York, the first comprehensive survey of Avedon’s fashion photography since 1978.

Chinese Master Paintings from the Collection september 4, 2010–february 27, 2011 “Chinese Master Paintings from the Collection” highlights some of the most rarified masterpieces from the Chinese painting canon. Two themes emerge from the exhibition. First, the exhibition presents a concentration of imperial works, including the Thirteen Emperors scroll from the Tang dynasty (618–907), considered the oldest court painting in existence, together with paintings and calligraphy personally created or commissioned by four generations of Song emperors. The nature of their manufacture and commission, as well as their meanings beyond the immediate pictorial content, are discussed in the exhibition. Secondly, key works from the show demonstrate highly sophisticated use of literary text in close conjunction with images, representing some of the earliest instances of such integration in the Chinese tradition.

Scaasi: American Couturier september 25, 2010–june 19, 2011 This exhibition celebrates the designer Arnold Scaasi and the MFA’s recent acquisition of his archive and more than 100 of his designs. Arnold Scaasi, who began his business in New York in the mid-1950s, was one of the few New York designers to concentrate on custom-made clothing rather than ready-to-wear. He has designed for the 20th century’s most celebrated artists and most fashionable socialites, including Broadway, TV, and movie stars such as Arlene Francis, Mitzi Gaynor, Barbra Streisand, Diahann Carroll, Mary Tyler Moore, and Elizabeth Taylor; Palm Beach and New York socialites including Mary Sanford, Ivana Trump, Joetta Norban, Gayfryd Steinberg, and Edna Morris; and First Ladies Mamie Eisenhower and Barbara and Laura Bush. His work has always been synonymous with luxurious materials, exuberant color, and refined silhouettes. Scaasi became an immediate success upon launching his first www.guideforthearts.com

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Museum of Fine Arts ready-to-wear line in 1956. By the end of 1958, he had won the Coty American Fashion Critics Award for best designer of the year and had seen his clothing featured on the covers of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, all before reaching age 30. Despite his success, the growing emphasis on a youth market and changes on Seventh Avenue caused the designer to stop making ready-towear and to focus on his custom clientele. He has said that he preferred working directly with his clients making luxurious and dramatic garments that suited their lifestyles.

Kristin Baker: New Paintings october 2, 2010–march 27, 2011

Since receiving her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts (1998) and her MFA from Yale (2002), Kristin Baker has gained international recognition for her distinctive painting process. Instead of brushes on canvas, she uses squeegees and scrapers to slide acrylic paint across large PVC or acrylic sheets. Individual marks are created by masking sections with tape, filling with paint, and peeling clean or ripped edges away, over and over. This collaged layering of streaked color evokes the acceleration of matter across a surface, light through space, and action over time in ways that blur conventional definitions of painting. For the MFA, Baker extends her interests in transparency, form, and speed: she is creating four new large-scale works that reflect the cascading light, bold lines, and dynamic curves of the I.M. Pei-designed Linde Family Wing, where they will be exhibited in the Community Arts and SMFA Gallery. This will be Baker’s first solo museum exhibition in the U.S., and it is the first MFA project made possible by the Museum Council Artist in Residency Program Fund, which supports highly visible presentations and engagements with contemporary art.

Artists Abroad: London, Paris, Venice, and Rome 1825–1925 november 11, 2010–june 26, 2011 A tour abroad exposed artists to new environments, historic architecture and monuments, and famous art collections. It also enabled them to receive instruction from continental masters and interact with daring avant-garde artists. “Artists Abroad: London, Paris, Venice, and Rome 1825-1925” features works on paper by 76 guide for the arts 2010-2011

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Museum of Fine Arts important nineteenth-century American artists such as Mary Cassatt, Alvin Langdon Coburn, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, among others, who pursued inspiration and education through travel to Europe’s vibrant cities and cultural centers.

Embroideries of Colonial Boston: Samplers november 20, 2010–march 13, 2011

The embroideries of colonial Boston girls and women have long been treasured family possessions and are now much sought after by collectors. The charm and craftsmanship of the Adam and Eve samplers, pastoral pictures with leaping stags and galloping hunters, as well as crewelwork bed hangings and delicately embroidered baby caps bring to mind a warm domesticity; however, as a group they also reveal much about the lives of Boston women and their role within colonial society. The first of three exhibitions in the Edward and Nancy Roberts Family Gallery in the new wing for Art of the Americas, “Embroideries of Colonial Boston: Samplers” demonstrates the role these schoolgirl exercises played in educating Boston’s genteel young women. The use of samplers was common in Europe, and when the first colonists to New England arrived they brought their samplers with them to help educate their children. The exhibition will feature a pair of 17th-century samplers brought to Boston as well as two 17th-century American examples clearly illustrating the connection between Great Britain and the colonies. During the 18th century, samplers evolved from their original format as collections of embroidery stitches and designs into more pictorial works that could be proudly hung in the family home. Distinctive sampler styles developed throughout Boston that can be associated with specific neighborhoods. The exhibition will feature many of these styles, including Boston’s most famous samplers—those including the depiction of Adam and Eve that were woven by girls from the North End of the city.

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Museum of Fine Arts 3 galleries in the new Art of the Americas Wing, this exhibition focuses on the concept of the camera as modernist tool in the hands of American photographers during the 1910s through the 1940s. Comprising four sections—American vernacular modernism, portraits and nudes, still life and close-up, and still life and abstraction—each section reflects significant innovations in 20th-century American photography and major strengths of the Museum’s holdings. The exhibition presents prints by well-known artists, including Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, and Walker Evans, as well as major figures in The Lane Collection—Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston, and Ansel Adams—along with work by highly inventive, but less wellknown names, such as Paul Outerbridge, Wright Morris, Doris Ulmann, Arthur Siegel, and Dorothy Norman. Also featured in this gallery will be two oil paintings and a graphite drawing by Georgia O’Keeffe and Charles Sheeler.

Mirror of Holland: Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection november 20, 2010–march 6, 2011 One of the remarkable aspects of seventeenth-century Dutch visual culture is the extraordinary number of gifted artists— even if we leave aside artists of Rembrandt’s caliber—who were active in those years. This is true not only for painting but also for drawing. The Maida and George Abrams Collection is one of the finest assemblages of Dutch drawings ever brought together, featuring works from the late sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. The core of the collection, however, is the 17th-century drawings. “Mirror of Holland: Drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection” features more than 45 works, many of which, particularly the figure drawings, are studies for works in other media, such as paintings or engraved illustrations. Others were conceived as finished works in their own right. The subject matter is highly varied: portraits, landscapes, and scenes of everyday life coexist with more traditional allegorical, mythological, or religious themes. A special feature of the Abrams Collection is the highly finished studies of natural history subjects.

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Museum of Fine Arts Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition november 20, 2010–february 13, 2011 In this groundbreaking exhibition, contemporary Chinese ink painters engage in dialogue with classical artworks from China’s past. At the core of this exhibition’s concept is an artist-inresidency program. Leading artists from China and the Chinese diaspora have come to Boston to study the MFA’s superb collection of Chinese art, allowing them to create new works in direct response to the Museum’s permanent collection. In the exhibition, the new works and the masterpieces they refer to will be juxtaposed in the new Gund gallery—the ancient will historicize the contemporary, while the contemporary will revitalize the ancient. The MFA has selected ten artists who, despite their disparate backgrounds, are bound together by their deep engagement with traditional Chinese ink painting. A few of the artists work in quiet, contemplative modes, such as the landscape painters Li Huayi, Arnold Chang, Qiu Ting, Zeng Xiaojun, and Liu Dan. Some employ the large-scale and immediate impact of global contemporary art, such as Xu Bing and Qin Feng. The others, Yu Hong, Liu Xiaodong, and Li Jin, work with a keen eye for people and society. What is reflected in this group of artists, in their diverse backgrounds, and in their common connections to tradition, is a commitment to understanding the past while forging a vibrant future—a mission at the core not only of “Fresh Ink,” but of contemporary China itself.

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New Repertory Theatre

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New Repertory Theatre produces plays that Photo by Andrew speak powerfully to the essential ideas of Brilliant/Brilliant our time. Through the passion and electric- Pictures ity of live theater performed to the highest standards of excellence, New Rep expands and challenges the human spirit of both artists and audience. New Rep presents world premieres as well as contemporary and classic works in several intimate settings. Committed to education and outreach, New Rep is an active advocate for the arts and a major voice in the national dialogue defining the role of theater in our culture.

2010-2011 season Boston Marriage

a comedy by David Mamet

september 12—october 3, 2010

In this biting comedy by David Mamet, Anna and Claire, two “women of fashion” who have long resided together, scheme to obtain the objects of their desire. Anna maintains their uppermiddle class Victorian lifestyle as the mistress of a wealthy man who provides her with a healthy income and a distinctive emerald necklace for her companionship. When Claire’s attentions stray from Anna, Anna devises the “perfect plan” that grows in outlandishness, even as it backfires and the innocent parlor maid gets caught in the crossfire. In the Charles Mosesian Theater. 80 guide for the arts 2010-2011

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New Repertory Theatre Cherry Docs

by David Gow directed by David R. Gammons

october 17 —november 7, 2010

When a Jewish lawyer is assigned to defend a young skinhead accused of brutally killing an immigrant man, he must alter his preconceived notion of humanity in order to discover forgiveness. In this New England premiere, David Gow dares audiences to examine their capacity for compassion and asks, is there atonement for all crimes? In the Charles Mosesian Theater.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune a romantic comedy by Terrence McNally

november 28—december 19, 2010

In the City that Never Sleeps, is it possible to find real love after one night together? Join Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally’s fated duo, Frankie and Johnny, a guarded waitress and a passionate short-order cook, as they discover that the world is smaller than they expected, there is no such thing as a mere coincidence, and love can be as simple as deciding to embrace it. In the Black Box Theater.

Afterlife: A Ghost Story

a World Premiere by Steve Yockey directed by Kate Warner featuring Marianna Basham

january 16—february 6, 2011

An approaching storm forces a young married couple to come home to their empty beach house and batten down the hatches. When a giant wave comes crashing over them, they tumble into an alternate reality where both must confront the ghosts that haunt them and decide what their afterlife will be. In the Charles Mosesian Theater.

DollHouse

a drama by Theresa Rebeck directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary

february 27—march 20, 2011

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New Repertory Theatre preserve her seemingly perfect life. Nora’s “happy home” is compromised when a man from her past unexpectedly resurfaces and threatens to reveal her secret. Nora must decide between her idyllic world and a life she can truly claim as her own. In the Charles Mosesian Theater.

The Last Five Years

book, music, and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown directed by Jim Petosa

march 27—april 17, 2011

In this award-winning musical, audiences are taken on an intimate journey witnessing both the birth and unraveling of a young couple’s five-year relationship. Brown’s alluring music interweaves the past and the present of a romantic and tumultuous love affair. Join Cathy and Jamie as they share their emotional stories through celebrated songs such as “Still Hurting,” “The Next Ten Minutes,” and “Shiksa Goddess.” In the Black Box Theater.

Passing Strange

book and lyrics by Stew music by Stew and by Heidi Rodewald directed by Kate Warner

may 1—may 22, 2011

This 2008 Tony Award-winning modern Broadway musical takes audiences on a pilgrimage led by a Narrator who shares his life through song. This soulful journey follows a young man from a comfortable, suburban neighborhood in Los Angeles, to the coffeehouses of an Amsterdam paradise, and finally to the riotous art houses of West Berlin, as he searches for his artistic and personal voice—what he calls “the real.” Audiences experience one man’s personal story through this uniquely passionate, jazzy, rock musical.

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The Arsenal Center for the Arts 321 Arsenal Street Watertown, MA 02472

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Peabody Essex Museum

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The Peabody Essex Museum presents art Paradise. © The Palace and culture from New England and around Museum, Beijing the world. Among the finest of their kind, the museum’s collections showcase an unrivaled spectrum of American art and architecture (including four National Historic Landmark buildings) and outstanding Asian, Asian Export, Native American, African, Oceanic, Maritime and Photography collections. In addition to its vast collections, the museum offers a vibrant schedule of changing exhibitions and a hands-on education center. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens and over 20 historic properties.

The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City open through january 9, 2011 The contents of the Qianlong Emperor’s private pavilion in the Forbidden City will be revealed at PEM. Never before seen by the public, The Emperor’s Private Paradise presents 90 objects of ceremony and leisure—murals, paintings, wall coverings, furniture, architectural elements, jades and cloisonné—revealing the private realm of one of history’s most influential figures. After a decadelong, multimillion-dollar conservation initiative undertaken by World Monuments Fund, the Qianlong Emperor’s luxurious garden compound has been restored to its former glory and its contents will be exhibited for the first time at PEM. 84 guide for the arts 2010-2011

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Peabody Essex Museum Imprints: Photographs by Mark Ruwedel open through january 2011 Imprints: Photographs by Mark Ruwedel presents spectacular color and black-and-white images of dinosaur tracks and ancient human footpaths by preeminent American landscape photographer Mark Ruwedel. These works record the persistence of ancient tracks in the land over millennia. In Ruwedel’s photographs, footprints appear and disappear in mysterious mementos of peoples and animals from long ago.

Eye Spy, Playing with Perception open through june 2011 Eye Spy features engaging works that explore the act of perception. Through manipulation of light, form, color and line, leading contemporary artists show viewers how perception is based as much on what we think we should see as on what we actually see. Abstract sculptures create surprisingly recognizable shadows, for example; holographic images fool us into thinking we’re seeing 3-D. On view in PEM’s interactive Art & Nature Center, Eye Spy encourages visitors to examine how perception and illusion influence the way we interpret the world.

Faces of Devotion, Indian Sculpture from the Figiel Collection open through december 2011 The Peabody Essex Museum recently acquired the Dr. Leo Figiel Collection of Indian sculpture––widely regarded as the finest collection of its kind. This exhibition presents a dramatic selection of ritual bronzes spanning the last millennium featuring depictions of deified heroes, pastoral gods and goddesses, and totemic animal spirits. These bronzes were principally made for Hindu ritual practice in the west and southwest regions of India and are the best examples of local and vernacular artistry. A complement to neighboring galleries of traditional and contemporary Indian art, this exhibition offers an opportunity to explore the connections between India’s artistic past and present.

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Peabody Essex Museum Charles Sandison installs a site-specific artwork created for PEM’s East India Marine Hall. Sandison will activate the words of 18thcentury ship captains’ logs to create an immersive environment drawing upon the trade routes, politics, competition and voices that led to the founding of the museum and the origins of PEM’s remarkable collection. Organized by PEM’s Curator of Contemporary Art, Trevor Smith, this installation marks the first in a series of contemporary art interventions in PEM’s FreePort initiative.

Masterpieces of Dutch and Flemish Art, The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection february 26,—june 19, 2011 Seventy paintings from the internationally-acclaimed collection of Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo illuminate one of the greatest artistic and cultural chapters in history. The Van Otterloo collection is virtually unrivaled for its masterworks by the leading Dutch and Flemish artists of the 1600s: Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Albert Cuyp, and many others.

FreePort [no.002]: Marianne Mueller spring 2011 Swiss artist Marianne Mueller combines her own photographs with works from PEM’s photography collection to provoke questions about the hidden meanings of archival photographs. A leading figure in European photography, this exhibition is Mueller’s American museum debut. Since her early twenties, Mueller has been making a photographic archive of her life which now consists of tens of thousands of photographs, each representing a moment of deepened experience or revelation. The exhibition goes to the heart of the nature, definition, and purpose of a photographic archive.

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Peabody Essex Museum East India Square 161 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970-3783 USA www.pem.org

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Contact Information American Repertory Theatre 617-547-8300 Boston Ballet 617-695-6950 Boston Lyric Opera 617-542-4912 Boston Philharmonic 617-236-0999 Boston Symphony Orchestra 617-266-1200 Decordova Museum & Sculpture Park 781-259-8355 Handel & Haydn Society 617-266-3605 Harvard University Art Museums 617-495-9400 Huntington Theatre Company 617-266-0800 Institute of Contemporary Art 617-478-3100 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 617-566-1401 Museum Of Fine Arts 617-267-9300 New Repertory Theatre 617-923-8487 Peabody Essex Museum 978-745-9500

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Bringing the Joy of Dance to the Greater Boston Community Boston Ballet’s nationally recognized outreach programs have become the model for other arts education and outreach programs across the country for nearly 20 years. Boston Ballet School provides students with the opportunity to engage in high quality art programs in Boston Ballet’s studios, schools and theatre, and strives to cultivate and educate a new generation of life-long advocates of the arts.

Citydance A Chance to Dance A scholarship dance program designed to educate and introduce public school children to a variety of dance forms and provide students from all socioeconomic backgrounds the chance to dance!

Taking Steps A Journey Begins with a Single Step Established in 2000, each year over 150 teenage girls are introduced to dance as a means of expression, encouragement and inspiration, resulting in improved physical, emotional and social well-being.

Adaptive Dance Steps to Success In collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital, Adaptive Dance is designed to foster a love of dance and creative expression in children with special needs. Classes for children with Down Syndrome take place at the Boston and Marblehead Studios.

For details and to make a donation Citydance photo by Brynn Wartman; Taking Steps photo by Charles Daniels Photography; Adaptive Dance photo by John Huet

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