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Concord Museum celebrates 125 years with new exhibition

Posted by Daniel Adams  October 20, 2011 10:22 AM

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The Concord Museum is celebrating its 125th anniversary with an unusual exhibition, "Crowdsourcing a Collection," curated by 25 selected individuals drawn from literary, arts, or political circles.

Each guest curator has chosen an object from the museum’s collection that has a personal meaning, and has explained the significance in writing or video.

Guest curators include historians Nathaniel Philbrick and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich; Senator John Kerry; novelist and physicist Alan Lightman; author and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Robert Coles; craftsman and North Bennet Street School president Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez; arts journalist Joyce Kulhawik; Yasukazu Nakamiya, mayor of Concord’s sister city in Japan; and two residents who previously have been deemed Concord Honored Citizens, Marian Thornton and Dot Higgins.

Visitors to the museum may vote for the object they find to be the most significant.

Members and special guests are invited to a preview showing from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, a day ahead of the show's official opening. It will remain on view through March 18 at the Concord Museum, at the intersection of Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike. Call 978-369-9763, or visit www.concordmuseum.org.

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