https://www.eventbrite.com/e/above-and-beyond-curator-talk-tickets-622978404177 Somerville Museum
1 Westwood Road
Somerville, MA 02143
Art, History, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Above and Beyond showcases the life of Phil Reavis – a Somerville native, Olympic athlete, long-time educator, and one of the first people of color in Somerville with a public space named in his honor. Reavis broke records as high jumper, appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, coached Vietnam's 1964 Olympic track and field team, and enjoyed a long career as a teacher, coach, and musician. A world traveler, Reavis now divides his time between Somerville and Macau, China. The Somerville High School’s athletic field will be named The Philip Reavis, Sr. Field.
This exhibition is a collaboration between the Somerville Museum and students from the Somerville High School Local History Club, led by teacher Adda Santos. In 2020, History Club students and Museum staff and volunteers collaborated to create an exhibition called The Basement Project: Not Your Usual Basement Junk, where each student selected an item from the Museum’s collection and wrote about its history and significance. This project was nationally recognized with a 2021 Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). Nominated by the Museum, Adda Santos was awarded the 2020 William Spratt Award for Excellence in Teaching Secondary Social Studies from the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies.
Admission: $10; free to Somerville Museum members (use code MEMBER) and children 18 years of age and under* (use code STUDENT).
RSVP: Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Parking: Please note that there is no dedicated parking at the Somerville Museum. For more information and how to get to the Museum please review our website: https://www.somervillemuseum.org/gettinghere
Accessibility: The Somerville Museum is now handicapped accessible. The ADA entrance can be found on the ground level at 1 Westwood Road.
*valid for this exhibition only