Feb
25
Tue
La Tertulia
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice.

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Incessant Pipe: Poetry Salon
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon will meet upstairs in the Salem Athenaeum. “The Pipe” is a space to read poetry, yours or others, and discuss everything from the price of tea in China to quantum particles (as long as it relates back to poetry). All styles of poetry are welcome. Meets 4th Tuesdays.

Feb
29
Sat
Rock ‘N’ Roman Fundraiser
Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for a celestial leap day celebration—Roman style—honoring the slightly longer solar year created by Julius Cæsar and the astronomer Sosigenes of Alexandria.

Live music by Alan and the Alligators
Cash Bar • Silent Auction • Epicurean Treats

Tickets in advance:
$55 Members | $65 Non-Members

 

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
—Roman Orator & Prose Stylist Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

 

 

Mar
10
Tue
La Tertulia
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice.

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Mar
12
Thu
Frank Phillips: The Hemingway Papers
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Political Journalist Frank Phillips chronicles the unique project he was involved in to help the Cuban government preserve Ernest Hemingway’s home and personal papers from further deterioration. It required bridging a political gulf full of mistrust and suspicion. In the end, the power of Hemingway’s legacy overcame a hostile State Department and culminated in a long lunch with Fidel Castro.

Frank Phillips is a veteran Massachusetts political journalist and former State House bureau chief for the Boston Globe.

Mar
15
Sun
Tea with Isa Leshko
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fundraiser to benefit Salem Literary Festival

Isa Leshko, author/photographer of Allowed to Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Animals from Farm Sanctuaries, will give an artist talk and slideshow presentation about her project.
Learn more about Isa’s work.

Baked goods supplied by Jodie Bee Bakes!

Copper Dog Books will be present to sell copies of Allowed to Grow Old, which Isa will gladly sign after her presentation.
Pre-order the book with Copper Dog.

Tickets: $20

 

Isa Leshko is an artist, writer, and activist whose work examines themes relating to animal rights, aging, and mortality. She has received fellowships from the Bogliasco Foundation, the Culture & Animals Foundation, the Houston Center for Photography, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography. She has exhibited her work widely in the United States, including shows at 516 Arts, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Houston Arts Alliance, the Houston Center for Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Photographic Resource Center, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography. Her prints are in numerous private and public collections including the Boston Public Library, Fidelity Investments, the Harry Ransom Center, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Isa’s images have been published in The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, The Guardian, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times, and Süddeutsche Zeitung. In May 2019, the University of Chicago Press published her first monograph, Allowed to Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Rescued Farm Animals, which included essays by activist Gene Baur, author Sy Montgomery, and curator Anne Wilkes Tucker. The book, which is now in its second printing, was selected by Buzzfeed as one of the best photography books of 2019, and was a coffeetable book recommendation for The New York Times 2019 Holiday Gift Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar
18
Wed
Reappraisal Reading Circle: Dorothy Sayers
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

March’s meeting is about the works of Dorothy Sayers (1893-1957).

Re-appraisal Reading Circle meets bi-monthly on Wednesdays
 at 7:00 PM

Open meeting discussing the works of a prolific, popular author of the past whose works are held in quantity by the Athenaeum.

2019-20 Discussions:
Sept. 18 Gilbert Parker (1862-1932)

Nov. 20   Zane Grey (1872-1939)

Jan. 15   Joseph Hergesheimer
(1880-1954)

Mar. 18   Dorothy Sayers
(1893-1957)

May 27   Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982)

Mar
20
Fri
If Music Could Talk: Sheffield Players—Goldberg Variations
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Boston-based chamber ensemble The Sheffield Players makes their Athenaeum debut with a performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Widely regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of all time, the Goldbergs will be presented here in a transcription for wind trio. In addition to being an interesting departure from the original harpsichord version or a performance on a modern piano, the trio arrangement will highlight the different musical lines that each have their own individuality yet come together to form a coherent whole.
 
In this piece, which begins as a beautiful contemplative melody over a simple bass line, Bach explores a wealth of musical textures, influences, structures and moods. A virtuoso at the “puzzle solving” challenges posed by strict forms like canon, fugue, and variation, Bach set himself a stunning set of complex, interlocking challenges in the plan of the Goldbergs. The discussion portion of the evening will include a look at the “compositional clockwork” that is hidden within some of the most delightful and amazing music Bach wrote.
Mar
24
Tue
La Tertulia
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice.

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Incessant Pipe: Poetry Salon
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon will meet upstairs in the Salem Athenaeum. “The Pipe” is a space to read poetry, yours or others, and discuss everything from the price of tea in China to quantum particles (as long as it relates back to poetry). All styles of poetry are welcome. Meets 4th Tuesdays.