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Recent News

June 1, 2019: "Required Reading: Reimagining a Colonial Library" Opens September 17, 2019
Exhibition will explore Boston's colonial history, fine crafts of bookbinding and furniture-making, and meaning of "essential knowledge"

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Photo: A volume from King's Chapel Library with stamp, "De Biblioteca de Boston" (credit: Boston Athenæum)

Photo: Creating the replica cabinet, spring 2019 (credit: Current Projects)

Photo: Curator of Rare Books and Head of Special Collections John Buchtel with the King's Chapel Library Collection (Credit: Boston Athenæum)

 


 

 
May 29, 2019: Feature story about the Harriet Hayden albums by Danna Lorch on Smithsonian.com
 
May 10, 2019: Broadcast feature on George Washington's personal library on "Chronicle," WCVB-Channel 5
"City-Savvy Quiz: Preservation of America's Pastime" (Athenæum story starts at about 2:00, after a baseball story)
 
March 11, 2019: Theo Tyson Appointed Polly Thayer Starr Fellow in American Art at the Boston Athenæum
 
February 14, 2019: Boston Athenæum Announces Beacon Street Expansion
 
February 8, 2019: Boston Athenæum Director Elizabeth Barker to Step Down This Spring
 
November 27, 2018: This Saturday: Pop-Up Holiday Bookshop at the Athenæum
 
October 30, 2018: Boston Athenæum Showcases Rare Holdings From and About Venice
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News Archive

August 25, 2017: Boston Athenæum Exhibition, Thomas Buford Meteyard (1865-1928): Travels through Impressionism, Is First in an American Museum to Showcase Work of Important American Impressionist, Opening October 25

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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

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February 17, 2017: Boston Athenæum Welcomes Acclaimed Children's Book Author-Illustrator and Fine Artist Duo Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston

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January 16, 2017: Landmark Gift of WWII Graphic Arts Collection by Athenæum Proprietor Richard W. Cheek Enhances Institution’s Collection of Wartime Visual Materials

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November 8, 2016: Boston Athenæum Hosts Pulitzer Prize-Winning American Composer and Pianist Yehudi Wyner for Celebratory Concert on Monday, November 21

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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

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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

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February 17, 2016: The Proprietors of the Boston Athenæum Elect John S. Reed as 23rd President of the Board of Trustees

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October 28, 2015: Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century: Maps, Charts, & Plans, opens to the public on Tuesday, November 3

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January 22, 2015: American Neoclassic Sculpture at the Boston Athenæum Opens February 26; Leading Collection Exhibited Together for the First Time

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Images from the Exhibition

August 19, 2014: Over Here: World War I Posters From Around the World opens at the Boston Athenæum September 10, 2014

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Images from the Exhibition