Painting Edo at the Arnold Arboretum: Japanese Black Pine

"Painting Edo" at the Arnold Arboretum is a collaboration between the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and the Harvard Art Museums, inspired by the exhibition "Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection." Observing artworks from the exhibition alongside the living collections of the Arnold Arboretum, we invite you to marvel at the remarkable accuracy and spirit with which artists of the Edo period (1615–1868) rendered their botanical subjects. In this online talk, curator Rachel Saunders and William (Ned) Friedman of the Arnold Arboretum, will discuss the Japanese black pine (黒松 kuromatsu), or Pinus thunbergii. After Rachel takes a close look at a dynamic painted specimen by Itō Jakuchū 伊藤若冲 (1716–1800) in the Feinberg Collection, Ned will bring viewers into the landscape of the Arnold Arboretum to learn about the live specimen’s unique characteristics. Led by:

Rachel Saunders, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Curator of Asian Art, Harvard Art Museums

William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

JP Pop-up Art Show | Grand Opening |45 On Burnett | Jamaica Plain

Join us for a grand opening celebration at 45 On Burnett! Sunday March 1, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tour the last 2 and 3 bedroom units - garage parking included
Check out the on-site gym, roof deck and pet spa
Visit the JP Pop-up Art Gallery featuring the work of local artist
Enjoy Brunch from Exodus Bagels
Speak with an expert mortgage broker from Joseph Smith's Guaranteed Rate team

One of the few brand-new elevator buildings in Jamaica Plain, 45 On Burnett offers garage parking, roof deck, on-site gym and dog spa. Enjoy an easy commute to downtown Boston, Longwood Medical, Back Bay, South End and all that the city has to offer
Bike around town and enjoy convenient, indoor bike storage
Walk to Forest Hills Orange Line and Commuter Rail station
Commute on new Orange Line trains entering service

View photos and floor plans at 45onburnett.com

 

 

Art Reception – The Light You Cannot See: Infrared Photography by Betsey Henkels

Join our exhibiting artist, Betsey Henkels, for a reception in the Hunnewell Lecture Hall on Saturday, October 26, 1:00-3:00pm. Exhibit runs October 25, 2019 – February 2, 2020

Betsey Henkels uses the camera to explore the world in two ways–first by noticing and appreciating objects that she might otherwise overlook, and second, by transforming ordinary scenes into prints that are compelling and unexpected. Henkels spent many hours in the Arboretum, photographing tree canopies, bark, and above ground roots in infrared. Infrared is magical and mysterious. The photographer shoots images without knowing exactly what will show up in the print.

2020 Lilac Sunday T-shirt Design Contest – Arnold Arboretum

Create a piece of Arnold Arboretum history…enter our contest to design the 2020 Lilac Sunday t-shirt! The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University invites artists of all ages to submit logo designs for the Lilac Sunday 2020 T-shirt. Lilac-themed t-shirts have been a tradition for many years, and continue to be a highly anticipated and popular memento of this event. Find details at http://bit.ly/lilac-t-shirt-contest

Questions? Email arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu

Submission deadline is January 15, 2020

Renters Rising Block Party and Music Fest for Rent Control

Join us as we rock out to the sounds of Oompa, Zili Misik, JahRiffe & Jah-N-I Roots Movement, The Group Activity, and dance in the streets with Metamovements Latin Dance Company. This event is free and open to our entire community. Indoors in the Brewery complex, local artists affiliated with City Life/Vida Urbana will display and sell hand-died textiles and paintings as part of JP Open Studios. Bring your friends and neighbors! Are you tired of neighbors, friends and family getting displaced from their homes and communities?