A Perpetual Invitation: 150 Years of Art at the Concord Free Public Library

When: Mar. 24, 11:00AM
Where: Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Turnpike


CONCORD: In honor of the Concord Free Public Library’s 150th Anniversary, the Concord Museum, the Concord Free Public Library, and the CFPL Corporation’s William Munroe Special Collections have collaborated on this special exhibition featuring the Library’s art collection. Curators from the Concord Museum and the Library’s William Munroe Special Collection lead the guided tours of the exhibition. Featured objects include paintings by Washington Allston, N.C. Wyeth, May Alcott Nieriker, Charles Hovey Pepper, Alicia Keyes, and Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts, among other artists, as well as sculptures depicting noted Concord authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott. The exhibition also highlights Concord’s artist communities, local art collectors, the history of institutions promoting public access to works of art, and the stories of specific artists, including May Alcott Nieriker, Alicia Keyes, Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts, and others who have lived and worked in Concord. A variety of public programs exploring Concord’s art and history will be presented at both the Museum and the Concord Free Public Library. See the Calendar for program information.

Points of Return Exhibit

When: May. 1, 9:00AM
Where: The Umbrella, 40 Stow Street


CONCORD: What began as an online environmental art exhibition created during the pandemic, Points of Return, curated by A La Luz, will see its premiere as a large-scale physical exhibition – including installation, sculpture, sound, photography and video art. Occupying two floors of gallery space, converted lobby space, and Black Box Theater, the curators have created a series of themed “rooms”, mapping out a journey from Eclipse to Return. Each room allows visitors to experience the work of diverse international artists who have immersed themselves in a wide range of global environments undergoing different stages of the climate crisis. The end destination: resolute optimism. The exhibition and events are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Visit TheUmbrellaArts.org/POR to register. The Umbrella is ADA accessible, offers free lot and street parking, and is conveniently located off Route 2 and 2 blocks from the Fitchburg Line.