Feb
20
Wed
Neurology, Illustrated
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
From ancient Egypt to the present day, neurological disorders have played a role throughout the history of art. Directly or indirectly, neuropathology has been captured in paint and stone, and visualized in books and photographs. Certain artists depicted the effects of neurological disorders directly, while for others, their own neurological conditions impacted the art they produced. Dr. David E. Thaler will speak about the ways brain disorders have been viewed and named over the centuries.

Some artists attempted to record ailments with scientific accuracy, whereas others were more concerned with artistic expression than medical precision. Dr. Thaler will explore how neurological disorders were understood (or misunderstood) over the centuries and across the western world. Whether a relief sculpture of an ancient Egyptian priest, or an iconic fresco by Michelangelo, or letters written by President John Adams, each piece illustrates a different disorder and brings to life one aspect of the history of neurology.

David E. Thaler, M.D., Ph.D. is Neurologist-in-Chief and Chairman and Professor, Department of Neurology at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Feb
26
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Feb 26 @ 8:40 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 8:40-11:30 every Tuesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting.

Come for as long as you’d like–for 20 minutes or all three hours.

Feb
28
Thu
Memoir Writers Group
Feb 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Meets monthly on fourth Thursdays.

This group is for people who are writing, or wish to write, memoirs. It will not be a class, but rather an opportunity for participants to share and discuss each other’s work, and to offer guidance, advice, and companionship through the memoir-writing process.

Mar
2
Sat
Magic Carpet Ride—Party to benefit Salem Athenaeum
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Party Patrons

J. Mark Enriquez and Helen Martin
Darcy and Steve Immerman
Jenn and Gary Santo
Meg Twohey and Darrow Lebovici
Mary and Stanley Usovicz

 

Special thanks to our hosts, Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting

 

Landry & Arcari has plenty of on-site parking.  The party will be held even if there is a City of Salem snow emergency parking ban in effect.

 

Mar
5
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Mar 5 @ 8:40 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 8:40-11:30 every Tuesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting.

Come for as long as you’d like–for 20 minutes or all three hours.

Salem Writers’ Group
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

All are welcome to bring work-in-progress to share with the group for feedback. The group is facilitated by J.D. Scrimgeour, Professor of English, Salem State University.

Mar
8
Fri
Pumpkin Bread Concert
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Pumpkin Bread, a folk quintet based in Boston, MA, plays original acoustic music that blends influences from traditional folk songs and fiddle tunes with modern sensibilities and intricate arrangements. This show marks the release of Dear Starling, the band’s much anticipated second full length record.

The band features Aidan Scrimgeour, Conor Hearn, Jackson Clawson, Maura Shawn Scanlin and Steven Manwaring.

See a Pumpkin Bread video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84lhFUkyBB4

 

Photo Credit: Louise Bichan
Mar
9
Sat
Book Group
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Discussion group meets on the second Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m.

View the reading list.

Mar
11
Mon
Monday Evening Conversations
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Monday Evening Conversations Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM. All members and other interested parties are invited.

It may be of interest to know that the The Social Library, predecessor of the Salem Athenæum, was founded by a similar discussion group, called the Monday Evening Club. Edward Augustus Holyoke, Rev. Thomas Barnard, Rev. Thomas Gilchrist, Benjamin Lynde, Nathaniel Ropes and others were among the Monday Evening Club founders, who gathered to discuss current events and topics of mutual interest.

Topics for discussion are wide open, but must be amenable to good conversation. Examples include:

  • The long ranging effects of the Civil War
  • The courage to be vulnerable
  • European architecture
  • The importance/non importance of art
  • Why have friends

Meetings will start with something to help frame the discussion for the evening, such as a:

  • brief talk
  • podcast
  • video
  • reading of prose or poetry
  • music

We look forward to talking with you!

Mar
12
Tue
Writers’ Open Studio
Mar 12 @ 8:40 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Writing Studios at the Salem Athenaeum.

The building will be open from 8:40-11:30 every Tuesday (unless announced otherwise). Feel free to come by and write in a quiet peaceful setting.

Come for as long as you’d like–for 20 minutes or all three hours.