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I Was The Shabbos Goy

Wednesday, 4/1/2015, at 11:43 AM

Alvin Becker, a retired veterinarian, describes helping his Orthodox grandmother to prepare for shabbos, and the delicious culinary reward he got for his efforts. 

"The 'Yiddish Hour' Is In The Air!"

Wednesday, 4/1/2015, at 11:43 AM

Alvin Becker, a retired veterinarian, remembers listening to Yiddish-language radio show "Di Yidishe Shtunde" with his family as a child. 

Amherst College: Beneski Museum of Natural History (2)

New Exhibition On View

Friday, 2/13/2015, at 2:28 PM
Mon. April 6, 7:30PM
Ken Tape - Public Lecture 
Paino Lecture Hall - Beneski Building
Special Museum hours 6PM - 7:30PM
Then & Now: The Changing Arctic Landscape
On view through April 19, 2015

Top: McCall Glacier, 1973, photographed by Dennis Trabant; Bottom: McCall Glacier, 2007, photographed by Ken Tape

Large-format photographs hang on two floors of the Beneski Museum, offering “before-and-after” views of Alaska's Arctic by placing decades-old photos alongside contemporary images taken from the same vantage points. The exhibition also includes a series of thought provoking quote panels and media presentations, providing visitors with an understanding of the deep cultural connection that Arctic indigenous residents have to this fragile land. Read More»

Beneski Museum of Natural History

Friday, 8/16/2013, at 10:24 AM

SCMA Exhibition Events (2)

Reunion Gallery Talk—Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade

Friday, 3/13/2015, at 10:37 AM

With Linda Muehlig, organizer of the exhibition and associate director for curatorial affairs

This exhibition is the first to concentrate on the work of German artist Mary Bauermeister (born 1934) during the decade she lived and worked in the United States from 1962 to 1972. Inspired by five works in SCMA's collection, and featuring loans from private and public east coast collections, the show highlights Bauermeister's signature optical lens boxes, assemblages, stone reliefs, drawings, and other works.

MEMBERS' EXTRAS: Art Insights 2015

Friday, 3/13/2015, at 10:36 AM

Drawing to Look Closely 
Sharpening our Looking Skills through Drawing

SCMA Members are invited to join Emma Cantrell, Brown Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in Museum Education, for a one-hour introduction to drawing art on view in the special exhibition Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade. Emma will offer sketching exercises and facilitate a discussion designed to encourage careful looking and deeper exploration of the art through drawing. Program open to all levels. No prior experience necessary. Pencils and paper will be provided.

Meet in the lobby of the Museum.

Members: $5 | Student Members: FREE

RSVP by April 22: or 413.585.2777.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (0)
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The Fine Arts Center (2)
Thursday, April 2, 8 p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall General Admission: $10; $5 students “Woodwind/saxophone ace Ned Rothenberg has a formidable reputation as an innovator,” writes Tzadik Records. “Specifically, Rothenberg has been celebrated for his circular-breathing techniques, as well as his … Continue reading
Saturday, March 28, 8 p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Chamber Seating $40, $35, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $15, $12, $10 His Bach performances are “a revealing journey into the soul,” states The Washington Post.  Jeremy Denk continues … Continue reading