Birdwatching in New York City and Long Island (Walk)

Central Park, New York

The beauty, solace, and sense of belonging to a much bigger world outside of our own is both appealing and good for the soul — birding can provide that and more. Whether you are in the suburbs, countryside or in urban areas, there are many species of birds to be admired, with more than 200 […]

Boston’s Oldest Buildings

Langley Adams Library presents Joe Bagley and his new book. Register on the event page. Hot off the press, The City of Boston's archaeologist Joe Bagley will discuss and provide a slide show of his new book Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them. Joe's book features 50 buildings that predate the 1800s and […]

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Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn

Desert of Maine 95 Desert Rd, Freeport

Join us for a presentation in the Tuttle Barn by award-winning author Thomas Hubka as he discusses his pioneering book, Big House, Little House, Back House Barn. Hubka’s research offers fascinating insight into the lives of the people who built the 19th century connected farmhouses that still dot the Maine countryside today. The presentation will include […]

Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn

Plainfield Town Hall 1079 Route 12A, Plainfield

Through architecture unique to northern New England, this illustrated talk focuses on several case studies that show how farmers converted their typical separate house and barns into connected farmsteads. Thomas Hubka's research in his award-winning book, Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England, demonstrates that average farmers were, in […]

Belonging and Betrayal: How Jews Made the Art World Modern

Virtual

The “Friday Forum” series at Harvard Book Store will feature Charles Dellheim in conversation with Jonathan Petropoulos, the John V. Croul Professor of European History at Claremont McKenna College.. Visit the event page to register. This event is free with an opportunity to provide a $5 contribution at registration.

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Belonging and Betrayal: How Jews Made the Art World Modern

Virtual

Join author Charles Dellheim and Sylvia Fuks Fried, executive director of the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry, for a discussion of a book that examines a story of dealers of Old Masters, champions of modern art, and victims of Nazi plunder. Since the late 1990s, the fate of  art stolen by the […]

Come and Hear

Virtual

From Isaiah to the Talmud: Jewish Text as Literary Inspiration – Virtual Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature presents Adam Kirsch, author of Come and Hear: What I Saw in My Seven-and-a-Half-Year Journey through the Talmud and Aviya Kushner, author of Wolf Lamb Bomb and The Grammar of God, discuss how the ancient can inform the contemporary—and how centuries of Jewish text […]

Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them

Old South Meeting House 310 Washington St, Boston

Join City Archaeologist Joe Bagley as he reveals the oldest surviving buildings in Boston in Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them, the first book to do so. This book and presentation will appeal to nonarchitects and those new to historic preservation. The buildings span multiple uses from homes to churches and warehouses to […]

Belonging and Betrayal: How Jews Made the Art World Modern

Virtual

Book talk at American Jewish University (Los Angeles) In his recent book, Charles Dellheim reveals how Jewish art dealers changed the fate of the modern art world. Belonging and Betrayal chronicles a fascinating untold story of a small number of eminent Jewish art dealers and collectors who played a pivotal role in the migration of works […]

Belonging and Betrayal

Virtual

VIRTUAL PANEL: The Advocates: The Parthenon Marbles Debate In partnership with the English Speaking Union and the Greek Consulate with Cassandra Albinson, Joan Breton Connelly, Charles Dellheim, Michael Dukakis, Millette Gaifman, Joseph Hern, Elizabeth Marlowe, Carol Scollans When the Parthenon fell into ruins in 1801, a British ambassador with permission from the Ottoman Empire preserved about half of the sculptures and then later sold […]

Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast

Virtual

Tower Hill Botanic Garden presents Michael Wojtech online to discuss "The Growth of Trees: A Journey Through Times." A limited number of participants can register to join Michael outside at Tower Hill on October 9, 10:30 – 12:00. Visit the Tower Hill Calendar to register for either the live webinar or live webinar & field […]

The Book Smugglers

iRead Book Club: The Book Smugglers Join us for a book discussion led by Museum historians and educators. This session, we will discuss The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis by David E. Fishman. The Book Smugglers is the nearly unbelievable story of residents of the Vilna Ghetto during the […]

Pain and Shock in America

Virtual

Join us for a book launch of Jan Nisbet's Pain and Shock in America: Politics, Advocacy, and the Controversial Treatment of People with Disabilities. This is the first book on the Judge Rotenberg Center and their use of painful interventions to control the behavior of children and adults with disabilities. This event will include an […]

Come and Hear: What I saw in my seven-and-a-half-year journey through the Talmud

Virtual

A SECULAR TALMUDIC: RECONNECTING WITH JEWISH TRADITION Imagine reading a page of Talmud every single day for more than seven years. Not just reading it, the way you skim quickly through a mystery novel. Studying it, deciphering it, searching for hidden meanings. Then imagine doing all that if you are unabashedly secular. Poet and literary […]

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Belonging and Betrayal: How Jews Made the Art World Modern

Virtual

Temple Isaiah (Lexington, MA) will host an evening talk with Charles Dellheim about his new book. Since the late 1990’s the fate of Nazi stolen art has become a cause célèbre, a controversial issue that has attrated a great deal of public attention. In his new book, Belonging and Betrayal, Professor Charles Dellheim reveals how […]