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Cancelled: Up Close Tour: Artists as Inventors, Inventors as Artists

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Call Visitor Services at 617-720-7612 to register
Members Free and Non-members Free with admission ($10)

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This event has been cancelled.

Up Close Tour

Artists as Inventors, Inventors as Artists

Up Close Tours encourage visitors to look closely at materials from the Athenæum’s rich collections and consider them within a particular context.

Samuel Morse, the artist who painted the Athenæum’s portrait of James Monroe, invented the electric telegraph. George M. Dexter, one of the architects of the Boston Athenæum’s home at 10½ Beacon Street, invented a new way of heating buildings. Boston Athenæum Docent Scott Guthery will explore the interaction of art and science as illustrated in patents granted to Athenæum artists and members during this 30-minute tour.

Tours are limited to 8 people and often sell out. We recommend making a reservation in advance. Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis if space permits.