Nahant Historical Society

41 Valley Road, Nahant Massachusetts 01908 (781) 581-2727

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Last updated
22 may 2013/csb

DRAWN TO NAHANT
Exploring Works on Paper

May 14 to August 31, 2008
Opening reception: Saturday May 10, 2008, 5 to 7pm
Serenity Roon, Nahant Community Center
41 Valley Road, Nahant Massachusetts

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The exhibition will be open through starting May 14th through August 31st on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:00-4:00 pm. For more information call (781) 581-2727. Admission is free.
 
Like Nahant's unique geography, this exhibition of works on paper will be anything but flat, comments a Tufts University graduate student curator, Rebecca Dicks, on the newest exhibition to appear at the Nahant Historical Society. Opening May 10st in the Nahant Community Center’s Serenity Room, Drawn to Nahant: Exploring Works on Paper will feature many rare works as diverse as 19st century chromolithographs, writings penned by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, contemporary watercolors, student art, and the recorded voices of Nahant’s current community.
 
Curated by museum studies students at Tufts University, the exhibition seeks to reveal the very personal connections between Nahant and its inhabitants and visitors. Using Nahant’s distinctive geography as a jumping off point, the exhibition showcases the history, folklore, art, and contemporary community of the island. Interactives are present throughout the exhibit to create a multi-sensory learning environment where visitors are invited to look, listen, reflect, and respond.