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Fri4
 

Exhibition  

The Cabinetmaker and the Carver: Boston Furniture from Private Collections

Massachusetts Historical Society
Oct 4, 2013 - Jan 18, 2014


Boston has been the home of an important furniture trade ...
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Fri4

Symposium/
Conference  

New Thoughts on Old Things: Four Centuries of Furnishing the Northeast

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oct 4, 2013 10:30AM - 5:30PM


The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and Massachusetts Historical Society will co-sponsor a ...
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Sat5

Tour  

Furniture in Context: Furnishing Salem’s Federal Period Homes

Peabody Essex Museum
Oct 5, 2013 10AM - 12PM


This tour will consider the furniture selected for the restoration of two important Federal period homes designed by Samuel McIntire, the ...
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Sat5

Demo  

Little River Windsors


Oct 5, 2013 1PM - 4PM


This event is presented by an affiliate institution. Fred and Priscilla Chellis will demonstrate the art of Windsor Chair making using ...
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Sun6

Exhibition  

Exhibition Opening: Keeping Time: Musical Clocks of Early America


Oct 6, 2013 10AM - 4PM


This event is presented by an affiliate institution. The Willard House & Clock Museum will host an unprecedented exhibit of nearly three ...
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Sun6
 

Lecture  

Marquetry: Does an Old European Craft Have Any Relevance for 21st Century American Furniture?

Fuller Craft Museum
Oct 6, 2013 2PM - 5PM


Join us for a lecture by furniture maker Silas Kopf, the ...
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Wed9
 

Demo  

Artist Toolbox Cart: American Furniture Design

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oct 9, 2013 5:30PM - 8:30PM


Explore the tools and materials that artists use right in ...
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Wed9
 

Tour  

Massachusetts Furniture: A Curator’s Perspective

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oct 9, 2013 6PM - 7PM


Gallery Talk
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Wed9

Lecture  

Behind the Scenes at the Museum: The Curator’s View of “Boston Furniture from Private Collections”

Massachusetts Historical Society
Oct 9, 2013 6PM - 7PM


Boston’s history is written not only in documents and manuscripts but in the three-dimensional objects that its craftsmen and factories ...
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Thu10

Course  

By the MFA Hearth: At Home in Massachusetts, 17th-19th Centuries

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oct 10, 2013 1PM - 2:30PM


Curators lead a grand tour of the MFA’s New England period rooms and furnishings to elucidate our Commonwealth’s domestic ...
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Sat12
 

Exhibition  

Made in Massachusetts: Studio Furniture of the Bay State

Fuller Craft Museum
Oct 12, 2013 - Feb 10, 2014


Since the mid-1950s, Massachusetts has experienced a ...
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Sat12

Reception  

Reception for Furniture Masterworks: Tradition and Innovation in Western Massachusetts

Historic Deerfield
Oct 12, 2013 5PM - 8PM


Please join Historic Deerfield for a tented Tavern Night reception and gallery presentation of our exhibition, Furniture Masterworks: ...
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Mon14

Community Day  

MHS Open House - Fenway Cultural District’s Opening Our Doors

Massachusetts Historical Society
Oct 14, 2013 10AM - 3PM


Join us as part of the Fenway Cultural District’s Opening Our Doors, Boston’s largest single day of free arts and cultural events. Visit ...
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Wed16
 

Lecture  

Opening the Drawers: An Inside Look at the Concord Museum Collection

Concord Museum
Oct 16, 2013 7PM - 9PM


The Concord Museum is pleased to welcome Brock Jobe, a ...
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Fri18

Tour  

Gallery Talk - The Call of Classicism: Boston Furniture from the Early 19th Century

Massachusetts Historical Society
Oct 18, 2013 2PM - 3PM


The early 19th century was a time of prosperity for the City of Boston and produced some extraordinary furniture. This talk will examine ...
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Sat19
 

Exhibition  

Delightfully Designed: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard

Old Sturbridge Village
Oct 19, 2013 - May 4, 2014


Delightfully designed and intricately inlayed, the ...
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Sat19
 

Symposium/
Conference  

Collectors’ Forum for Delightfully Designed: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard

Old Sturbridge Village
Oct 19, 2013 9:30AM - 4:30PM


Join us for a day of discussions and demonstrations ...
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Sat19

Demo  

Woodworking Demonstrations with Artisans from North Bennet Street School

Old Sturbridge Village
Oct 19, 2013 10AM - 4PM


Woodworkers from the North Bennet Street School will provide ongoing demonstrations during the day for guests in the Visitor Center. Come ...
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Sat19
 

Tour  

Useful Trees of New England Tour

Old Sturbridge Village
Oct 19, 2013 3:30PM - 4:30PM


In a brief stroll around the Village, meet some of the more ...
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Sun20

Reception  

Opening Reception for Made in Massachusetts: Studio Furniture of the Bay State

Fuller Craft Museum
Oct 20, 2013 1PM - 5PM


Since the mid-1950s, Massachusetts has experienced a growing interest in furniture made by individual studio artists.  Much of this ...
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Wed23
 

Demo  

Artist Toolbox Cart: American Furniture Design

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oct 23, 2013 5:30PM - 8:30PM


Explore the tools and materials that artists use right in ...
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Wed23

Lecture  

“Newest Fashion” Furniture in Boston, 1690–1730: A Transatlantic View

Massachusetts Historical Society
Oct 23, 2013 6PM - 7PM


Explore how the influx of English cabinetmakers and chairmakers and the fashionable desires of a new Boston elite combined to transform the ...
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Thu24

Exhibition; Reception  

Gala Preview: Family Treasures from Early Massachusetts


Oct 24, 2013 5:30PM - 8:30PM


This event is presented by an affiliate institution. For the first time in nearly twenty years, the New England Historic Genealogical ...
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Fri25

Exhibition  

Family Treasures from Early Massachusetts


Oct 25, 2013 1PM - 8PM


This event is presented by an affiliate institution. For the first time in nearly twenty years, the New England Historic Genealogical ...
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Sat26
 

Symposium/
Conference  

Boston Furniture Workshop (Day 1)

Historic New England
Oct 26, 2013 9:30AM - 4:30PM


Join some of the country's leading experts for an ...
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Sat26

Demo  

Woodworking Demonstrations with Artisans from North Bennet Street School

Old Sturbridge Village
Oct 26, 2013 10AM - 4PM


Woodworkers from the North Bennet Street School will provide ongoing demonstrations during the day for guests in the Visitor Center. Come ...
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Sat26
 

Tour  

Curator’s Tour of Delightfully Designed: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard

Old Sturbridge Village
Oct 26, 2013 10AM - 11AM


Get an insider’s perspective on OSV’s exhibit ...
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Tue29

Course  

400 Years of American Furniture

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oct 29, 2013 10:30AM - 12PM


Literally peer inside four centuries of American furniture with the MFA’s extensive collection, highlighting Massachusetts works. The ...
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Wed30
 

Tour  

On the Road with Fuller Craft Museum: Old Sturbridge Village

Fuller Craft Museum
Oct 30, 2013 8:30AM - 5:30PM


The idea for this collaboration between Fuller Craft ...
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Wed30
 

Demo  

Artist Demonstration

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oct 30, 2013 5:30PM - 8PM


Peter Follansbee will be demonstrating some of the ...
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Wed30
 

Tour  

Spotlight Talks: Massachusetts Furniture

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oct 30, 2013 6PM - 7:30PM


Dig deeper into a work of art with knowledgeable MFA staff. ...
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