From the Vault: Icons of Ethiopia

On view May 20-August 13, 2017
The lands of Ethiopia have an ancient and storied history that is explored in this pop-up exhibit. It is the fabled Land of Punt–God’s Land, and the kingdom of the legendary Queen of Sheba. Orthodoxy spread to Ethiopia through the Coptic Church of Egypt, and throughout the centuries they developed their own traditions and a unique style of iconography that uses a bright but limited color palette.

Members Only Opening:

Thursday, May 18, 7:00-9:00PM, Free for members and their guests.
Please RSVP by May 12 to (978) 598-5000 x121

Enjoy a preview of this mini-exhibit along with Ethiopian coffee and chocolate from Clinton’s own Coffeelands Café.
Artist Amy Fagin of 20th Century Illuminations will present a travelogue of her multiple trips to Ethiopia, with a focus on the amazing history of manuscript illumination, an important art form in Ethiopian culture.
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Fantastic Beasts in Iconography

On view June 3 – September 24
Lions! and Dragons! and Snakes! OH MY!
Our next exhibition will spotlight the many types of natural and unnatural creatures in iconography, exploring their origins, symbolism, stories, and myriad representations. This exhibit is family friendly, with images and activities that are appealing, accessible, and educational for both adults and children.

Fantastic Family Day!

June 3, 11:00AM-5:00PM, Free with admission
Celebrate the opening of Fantastic Beasts with a day of animal-themed crafts, face-painting, family tours, scavenger hunts, fun snacks, and more!  All activities are ongoing throughout the day.