https://events.bostonathenaeum.org/en-US/4W52KhR7/community-day-open-house-5a2K8a7NaRl/overview Boston Athenaeum
10 ½ Beacon Street, Boston Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Art, History, Kid Friendly
The Boston Athenaeum will open its iconic red doors at 10 ½ Beacon St. to the Boston community on Saturday, September 30, for its annual open house, welcoming all residents, visitors, families, and friends across the city to explore the landmark building’s five galleried floors and enjoy performances, art activities, and displays of special collections from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to everyone.
This year’s open house event at the renowned library, museum, and cultural center will include activities for guests spread across the building, including a bookmaking workshop by book artist and printmaker Annie Silverman; a demonstration by the Athenaeum’s conservation team of the creation of paste-paper, which is used in both book arts and conservation; exhibition spotlights led by curators throughout the first floor and special exhibition collections; a tattoo station for adults and kids; musical performances by local artists Joe Sabourin, Grooversity, and Anibal Cruz; a treasure hunt and hawk-sighting tour; and much more.