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March 16, 2017: Boston Athenæum to Showcase Local Contemporary Artists in New England on Paper: Contemporary Art in the Boston Athenæum's Prints & Photographs Collections, Opening April 6
February 17, 2017: Boston Athenæum Welcomes Acclaimed Children's Book Author-Illustrator and Fine Artist Duo Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston
January 16, 2017: Landmark Gift of WWII Graphic Arts Collection by Athenæum Proprietor Richard W. Cheek Enhances Institution’s Collection of Wartime Visual Materials
November 8, 2016: Boston Athenæum Hosts Pulitzer Prize-Winning American Composer and Pianist Yehudi Wyner for Celebratory Concert on Monday, November 21
September 30, 2016: Daniel Chester French: The Female Form Revealed opens to the public in the Athenæum's Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery on Friday, October 7
March 29, 2016: Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century: Prints & Photographs opens to the public in the Athenæum’s Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery on Wednesday, April 6
February 17, 2016: The Proprietors of the Boston Athenæum Elect John S. Reed as 23rd President of the Board of Trustees
October 28, 2015: Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century: Maps, Charts, & Plans, opens to the public on Tuesday, November 3
January 22, 2015: American Neoclassic Sculpture at the Boston Athenæum Opens February 26; Leading Collection Exhibited Together for the First Time
August 19, 2014: Over Here: World War I Posters From Around the World opens at the Boston Athenæum September 10, 2014
August 26, 2014: Boston Athenæum to be Open Seven Days a Week Starting October 2014
July 24, 2014: Elizabeth E. Barker Appointed Stanford Calderwood Director of the Boston Athenæum
March 26, 2014: Exhibition at the Boston Athenæum to reveal highlights of the most beautiful and important rare books and manuscripts acquired since 2000
September 17, 2013: Boston Athenæum celebrates Conservation Lab 50th anniversary
August 22, 2013: Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century: Paintings and Sculpture opens September 25
August 20, 2013: Boston Athenæum trustees announce search for new director
February 4, 2013: Robert L. West appointed director of development at the Boston Athenæum
January 23, 2013: Brilliant Beginnings: The Athenæum and the Museum in Boston opens February 13
August 30, 2012: Chromo-Mania: The Art of Chromolithography in Boston, 1840-1910 opens September 28
July 31, 2012: Loring gift to fund second phase of digitization of Confederate States Collection
March 27, 2012: George Deem: The Art of Art History opens April 11
January 25, 2012: Bromer gift of $2 million to endow curatorship of rare books and manuscripts
August 18, 2011: Boston Athenæum fall exhibition, "Artists' Books: Books by Artists," opens October 12
August 16, 2011: Boston Athenæum project to make important Confederate States material available to the public
July 29, 2011: Boston Athenæum inaugurates Digital Collections Page
May 31, 2011: Faces & Places: Mid-19th-Century Boston, featured exhibition at the Boston Athenæum this summer, opens June 20
April 28, 2011: James Reid-Cunningham appointed associate director for digital programs and preservation