Welcome to the Boston Athenæum, a member supported library, museum, and cultural center that everyone is invited to join. Curious? Come on in. See what you discover.

  • Visit us.
    Anytime.
    Really.
    We’re excited
    to meet you.

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  • Join Us.
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    it’s just for
    the day.)
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  • See what’s
    happening.
    Compelling talks, engaging conversations, unforgettable experiences. And so much more.

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  • Upcoming Programs

  • 11.17

    Love Affects: A Concert by Castle of Our Skins

    6:30pm

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  • 11.28

    Art & Architecture Tour

    5:30pm

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  • 11.29

    Exhibition Opening: Materialia Lumina | Luminous Books

    5:30pm

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  • 12.1

    Old Things New Friends

    5:30pm SOLD OUT & 7pm

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  • 12.3

    Holiday Pop-up Bookshop

    1pm

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