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All Events in December 2010

Lecture by Fred Wilson: The Silent Message of the Museum

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2010 – Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • On Campus - Campus Center Carroll Room
  • 7:30–9 PM
  • Renowned contemporary artist Fred Wilson works with museum collections and reinstalls them, creating critical interventions that lead viewers to ask questions about issues of display, value, and historical truth. In this lecture and Q&A, he will talk about these projects and his perspective on the world of museums. PLEASE BE SEATED Members' reserved seating available. Please reserve by November 30: 413.585.2777 or

Film Screening: Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North

  • Thursday, December 2, 2010
  • On Campus - Campus Center Carroll Room
  • 7–9:30 PM
  • In this feature documentary, filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors, the DeWolfs, were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. The film follows ten descendants as they retrace the steps of the Triangle Trade, visiting the DeWolf hometown of Bristol, Rhode Island, slave forts on the coast of Ghana, and the ruins of a family plantation in Cuba. Back home, the family confronts the thorny topic of what to do now.

December Second Friday

  • Friday, December 10, 2010
  • Museum of Art
  • 4–8 PM
  • 4–6 PM Hands-on art activity for ages 4+ with adult (while supplies last).
    6 PM Open Eyes: Looking and thinking about art together. No experience necessary.

    Riff's Café at the Museum offers a specially priced event menu 4–8 PM.


  • Friday, December 17, 2010
  • Museum of Art
  • 12–1 PM
  • Jessica Nicoll, director and chief curator, will share her in-depth knowledge of the George Bellows landmark acquisition.

    Download the Art Insights registration form.

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