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Anke Voss Presents: Concord Public Library’s Art Collection – In-person on Tuesday, April 26th

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

- Free

Join Anke Voss, curator of the Library’s William Munroe’s Special Collections, on Tuesday, April 26th at 1:00 PM to learn more about the library’s art collection and recent
efforts to make it accessible virtually. The Concord Free Public Library is home to a unique art collection that emphasizes Concord’s history, people, and culture. From its founding in 1873, art has had a special place within the library. William Munroe initially intended that the library expand and host an art museum. To that end, the library immediately began taking in art pieces upon opening the doors with works of art like David Scott’s Ralph Waldo Emerson, Daniel Chester French’s bust of Simon Brown, and William James Stillman’s The Philosopher’s Camp in the Adirondacks. Today, Special Collections holds over 200 pieces of art, including sculptures, paintings, and lithographs, from a wide variety of artists from Concord and beyond. Over the past year-and-a-half, Special Collections staff worked with Jim Coutre Photography to photograph the entire collection. All the images are now on view via the library’s website. There is no charge for this program. Please call the COA office to reserve your spot at:978-318-3020.

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Date:
April 26
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Concord Council on Aging
Phone:
978-318-3020
Website:
Town of Concord Council on Aging

Venue

Concord Free Public Library
129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Phone:
978-318-3301
Website:
https://www.concordlibrary.org