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Up Close Tour: Designing Women

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Call Visitor Services at 617-720-7612 to register
Members Free and Non-members Free with admission ($10)

Up Close Tour: Designing Women

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

Join Boston Athenæum Docent Lynn Smiledge as she explores the lives and cultural contributions of three leading voices of Boston’s art world: Sarah Wyman Whitman, Nancy Graves Cabot, and Polly Thayer Starr. This trio of distinguished women is represented in works displayed on the Athenæum’s first floor.

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Most programs held in the Bayard Henry Long Room on the Athenaeum's first floor are amplified and assistive listening devices are available for patron use.

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To request ASL interpretation services for any of the Athenaeum's programs, please contact Hannah Weisman at 617-720-7617 or