Rotten Apples: Botanical Models of Diversity and Disease
Carried to our shores by the earliest European colonists and first planted in Boston in 1625, the apple, Malus pumilla, is a New England dietary icon. One of the oldest fruit trees to be domesticated, this single species now encompasses thousands of distinct varieties worldwide. Not only do these apple varieties differ in look and taste, they also vary greatly in how they respond to pests and disease. Combining historic wax models with a series of exquisitely crafted glass models made by Rudolf Blaschka, this small, special exhibit, located in the Glass Flowers gallery, reveals the astonishing diversity of apples and the surprising beauty of the fungal and bacterial infections that afflict these and other fruits
When: Sep 23, 2017 12am to Aug 30, 2018 12am in Cambridge, MA
Music for Peace: 2017-2018 Series Reservation
Series Reservation for all three Music for Peace Concerts in 2017-2018 OCTOBER 14, 2017 7:30pm: "Two-Three-Four" Buswell Ensemble: James Buswell, violin, Amy Galluzzo, violin/viola Tom Mayo, viola Carol Ou, cello Kodály Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7 Beethoven String Trio, Op. 9 No. 2 Brahms Quartet, Opus 67 To order seats for this concert alone, go to: http://two-three-four.bpt.me/ JANUARY 27, 2018 7:30pm: Schubert Birthday Concert Victor Rosenbaum, piano Junko Watanabe,vocal guest artists Schubert, Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, Trout Quintet other Schubert classics To order seats for this concert alone, go to: http://schubert-birthday.bpt.me/ APRIL 21, 2018 7:30pm: Chamber Music Boston Jonathan Cohler, clarinet Rasa Vitkauskaite, piano guest artists Bartok, Contrasts Stravinsky, LHistoire du Soldat other works To order seats for this concert alone, go to: http://chamber-music-boston.bpt.me/ Benefits MA Peace Action Education Fund; part of the Music for Peace Series. Series of 3 concerts: supporter $250, member $60, non-member $85, student $25. There are no physical tickets. Those who reserve are placed on a will-call list. The audience is invited to join the musicians and Peace Action members at a reception after the concert.
When: Oct 14, 2017 7:30PM to Apr 21, 2018 10pm in Cambridge, MA
Cost: 25 - 1000 USD
From Stone to Silicone: Recasting Mesopotamian Monuments
The Harvard Semitic Museum is reimagining its grand third-floor atrium gallery, featuring the arts of ancient Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq). This first installment showcases newly fabricated casts from the ancient scenes that once adorned Mesopotamian palace walls. Meticulously created by museum curators and Harvard students, these relief sculptures show how the ancient kings commemorated their military triumphs and civic achievements. For ancient audiences, these scenes presented powerful royal propaganda. For modern audiences, they reveal great artistry and important glimpses into life in the ancient Near East. This exhibition opens Saturday, December 16th, and will then remain on display weekly during standard museum hours, Sunday-Friday 11:00am-4:00pm. This exhibition is supported by a grant provided by the MA Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the Commonwealth of MA administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the MA Cultural Council.
When: Dec 16, 2017 12am to May 31, 2018 12am in Cambridge, MA