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VIRTUAL ART AND ARCHITECTURE TOURS 

Next tour: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10 am ET
Reservations required
Free and open to the public

Join BA Docent Clive Martin for a virtual tour of the library's historic landmark building, including inspiring views of its reading rooms and an introduction to its history and remarkable collections. Whether you are new to the Athenæum or a member who frequents the building, Clive has stories that are sure to impress and surprise you.

Upcoming tours:

Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10 am ET
Reservations required

Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10 am ET
Reservations required

 

VIRTUAL UP CLOSE TOURS

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

Next tour: Athena at the Athenæum
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at noon ET
Free and open to the public
Reservations required

Join Boston Athenæum Docent Clive Martin for a discussion of the Goddess of Wisdom's presence in our library and her place in the ancient world, focusing on the towering sculptures of Athena and Sophocles and the monumental head of Zeus that grace the Athenæum's first floor.

 

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

$5 per person
Reservations required

We are pleased to offer virtual class visits for primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools via Zoom. Your virtual field trip may include a tour of the Athenæum's historic landmark building, a live presentation of materials from special collections, or both. We will work with you to tailor an experience to your group's specific needs, including selecting materials from special collections and designing activities or guiding questions for studying the materials.

Contact Director of Education Hannah Weisman at weisman@bostonathenaeum.org or 617-720-7617 to schedule your visit.

 

VIRTUAL GROUP TOURS

$10 per person
Reservations required

We are pleased to offer private virtual tours of the library via Zoom to groups of all kinds. Your virtual group tour may include a tour of the Athenæum's historic landmark building, a live presentation of materials from special collections, or both. We will work with you to tailor an experience to your group's specific needs.

Contact Director of Education Hannah Weisman at weisman@bostonathenaeum.org or 617-720-7617 to schedule your visit.

 

CCTo request captions or other accommodations for any virtual tour or group visit, contact Director of Education Hannah Weisman at weisman@bostonathenaeum.org or 617-720-7617 no fewer than four business days prior to the program.