Culture

CULTURE

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Mummies! Pharaohs! Ancient Treasures!

A Secret Museum Hidden Within Harvard University

Sarcophagus at the Harvard Semetic Museum

I found the Harvard Semitic Museum by accident while walking behind the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. I saw the free admission sign and was surprised by the ancient treasures I found inside. Semitic is the word for languages and cultures of the ancient near east. You can see artifacts from the Israelite, Phoenician, Egyptian, Aramaean, Babylonian, Arab and many more cultures.

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Powderhouse for Somerville

A Collaborative Living Project for the Elder Years

Reebee Garofalo has lived in the Cambridge/Somerville area since 1970.

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Honoring Harriet A. Jacobs (1813-1897); Abolitionist, Author, Women's Rights Advocate

2018 Women's History Month Walking Tour honors ten notable women memorialized at Mount Auburn Cemetery, including Harriet A. Jacobs

It seems fitting today, April 3, as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and mourn the ongoing racial and economic injustice against which he fought, to also honor Harriet A. Jacobs (1813-1897) - abolitionist, author, and women’s rights advocate - who lived in Cambridge for part of her life.

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Stars Are Falling From the Sky

and Landing on Mass Ave. Catch one while you can.

See Cereus, a huge starfish shaped parachute balloon created by Otto Piene.

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Under Construction

Stay Healthy When You Live Near Excavation

Jackhammer being used on city sidewalk.

It happens all over the City, and soon it will start happening to me and my neighbors, right here on Gore Street in East Cambridge. Excavation is being done all down our street to put in a sewer line for North Point (now Cambridge Crossing). This will be closely followed by excavation for a new Eversource gas line. Followed by excavation for a new water main. Followed by jackhammering for replacement of sidewalks. In all, within roughly eighteen months, we will experience four – FOUR!

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Engendered Opening Reception

CAMBRIDGE – Lesley University Bachelor of Fine Arts students were invited to create and showcase art pieces revolving around the theme of gender and to generate continued dialogue about gender.

The show’s name, Engendered, is a verb defined as giving rise to a feeling, situation or condition. The artists featured took this prompt and created a vast array of pieces from a variety of mediums including clay, photography, video and fabric.

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A Sneak Peek inside Dark Room

Bridge Repertory Theater Offers Interactive, Behind-the-Scenes Workshop into Process of World Premiere Play

Bridge Repertory Theater invites play lovers and novices alike to go behind-the-scenes and inside-the-process with an interactive look at the development of Dark Room, a world premiere production inspired by the life, death and photography of Francesca Woodman, featuring a cast of 25 women.

At the sneak peek, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, workshop-goers will meet playwright George Brant, director Olivia D'Ambrosio and members of the all-female cast.

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Beeswax is Best

Or Is It?

Burning a beeswax candle is as ancient as Egypt and as religious as the Catholic Church. The proprietor of Luna & Stars Apothecary, Sharon Preziosi Sciuto, demonstrates how easy and satisfying it is to make your own beeswax candles.

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Keith Mascoll, strength, courage and healing through revelation!

Actor, activist Keith Mascoll puts his personal art front and center.

Cambridge born and raised actor Keith Mascoll has portrayed numerous protagonists during his acting career.