2019 LAC Boston Tours RSVP

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  • LAC Sponsored Events RSVP

    Please RSVP by checking the button to enroll in any or all of the following LAC sponsored events.

    * Please note: all transportation, with the exception of the Wellesley College Tour, must be arranged by the individual. The ASA and the LAC are not responsible for attendee transportation.
    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

    Dudley Square Main Streets and African American Master Artists in Residence Program (AAMARP), a 40 year old residency program for African American artists and those from the Diaspora, will host a reception for members attending the African Studies Association in Dudley Square, the “Heart and Soul of Roxbury”. The reception will take place from 2-6 pm. There will be food, a multi-disciplinary art exhibit, music and a short program featuring elected officials and local community organizations.
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    Friday, November 22nd, 2019

    The African Meeting House was built in 1806 to house the first African Baptist Church of Boston (a.k.a. First Independent Baptist Church) and it is now the oldest extant black church building in America. In addition to serving as a spiritual center for the community, the African Meeting House was the chief cultural, educational, and political nexus of Boston’s black community.
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    Ancient Nubia Now: Rita Freed RFreed@mfa.org Join Rita E. Freed, the John F. Cogan Jr. and Mary L. Cornille Chair, Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art, to explore the magnificent and mysterious ancient kingdoms of Nubia, including Kerma (2400–1550 BCE), Napata (800–300 BCE), and Meroe (300 BCE–300 CE). The Nubians controlled vast empires and trade networks, and their artists and craftspeople produced magnificent jewelry, pottery, metalwork, furniture, and sculpture. Learn about the MFA’s collection, the largest and most important outside Khartoum, during the museum’s first major exhibition featuring Nubia.
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    Friday, November 22nd, 2019

    The African American Trail Project is a collaborative public history initiative housed at Tufts University. This project maps African American and African descended public history sites across greater Boston, and throughout Massachusetts. The tour guides will be Dr. Kendra Field and Dr. Kerri Greenidge. Dr. Kendra Field is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University. Dr. Kerri Greenidge received her Doctorate in American Studies from Boston University.
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    Davis Museum at Wellesley College
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

    Join Assistant Curator Amanda Gilvin for a guided tour of Fatimah Tuggar: Home's Horizons, a major solo exhibition by one of the most original, incisive conceptual artists of the digital age. A multimedia artist born in Nigeria in 1967 and currently based in Kansas City, Missouri, Tuggar investigates the systems underlying human interactions with both high-tech gadgets and handmade crafts.

    ASA attendees will also be welcome to visit the Davis permanent collections, which include three galleries dedicated to historic African art.

    Light refreshments provided. Please indicate your transportation preference, as free transportation will be provided between the Marriott Copley Place and Wellesley College.
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