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Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Wayland Reads - Art Talk with Judy Schurgin   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was the vision of the fabled Mrs. Jack.  This fabulous museum contains one of the most unusual collections of art in the United States and includes treasures from antiquity to the early twentieth century.  Opened in 1903, the building is fashioned after a fifteenth century Venetian palace, with galleries surrounding a courtyard filled with gorgeous plants, flowers and antique sculpture.  Join us for the slide/lecture presentation which will focus on the life of this aristocratic, independent and flamboyant woman, as well as her fabulous art collection and the jewel of a museum, which she created.

Judy Schurgin has been a museum teacher at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for twenty-six years, and has been a tour guide at the Institute of Contemporary Art for the past six years. In addition, Judy has designed and taught art history courses ranging from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century at adult education centers throughout the Greater Boston area.  Judy is an inveterate traveler, and has visited many of the great art museums through the U.S. and Europe. Judy lived in Wayland for many years and presently lives in Boston.


*Please note this event has been rescheduled from April.  





This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wayland Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.





Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Author Talk - B.A. Shapiro   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     

Join us for the author's discussion of her book, The Art Forger.  The program will be followed by book-signing.  Books will be available for purchase.  

B.A. Shapiro is the New York Times bestselling author of The Muralist, The Art Forger, The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless, and Shattered Echoes.  She has also written four screenplays and the nonf-fiction book, The Big Squeeze.  The Art Forger has been on many bestseller lists -- including the New York Times, Boston Globe, LA Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Amazon, and Kindle -- and has won many awards including the The 2013 New England Book Award for Fiction.  She lives in Boston and is working on her eighth novel.  


Sunday May 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Tour of SOWA with Nasser K.   Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz

SoWa is the leading art center of Boston, a community of artist studios, galleries, shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs, businesses and residences that believe in crafting quality, one-of-a-kind products and experiences.  Once known as a rundown warehouse district, the SoWa Art & Design district has experienced a renaissance, blossoming into a world-renowned retail and artist community in Boston's South End. Because it is where the character in The Art Forger lives and works, we thought we would explore the neighborhood otherwise known as "South of Washington" during its annual art walk when we can visit artists in their studios.       

Wayland resident and acclaimed photographer, Nasser K, will serve as our tour guide.  

Participants will meet at 1 Paul Sullivan Way between 10:45 - 11 a.m.  Tour will begin promptly at 11 a.m.  Bring a water bottle and wear walking shoes.  Tour will occur rain or shine and will last a few hours with breaks. 1 Paul Sulliban Way is the back door of the Artist's Building.  You may wait in the lobby if there is inclement weather.  Look for Nasser who will be wearing an Arts Wayland shirt.  



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