Open House at Basileia Books in Andover, Massachusetts: April 2018 through January 2019

Open House at Basileia Books immerses young people and adults in the world of antiquarian and academic books. Each month explores a particular historical epoch and reflects our passion for religion and the humanities. New and returning customers peruse the curated selection of materials and find treasures for their collections.

Continuing education is a developing component of Basileia Books. Open House offers literary readings, cultural presentations, musical recitals, vocational demonstrations, art shows, and museum visits.  Your talents and contributions are most welcome; please consider donating your services and/or making a financial contribution.  

Open House is based at 373 Salem Street in Andover, Massachusetts. We meet ten times between the months of April and January.

The roster for April 2018 through January 2019 follows.

If you would like to receive an invitation for one or more of these dates, be sure to contact us by email (BasileiaBooks@hotmail.com) or telephone (978 475 7928). 

APRIL 21 and MAY 20, 2018:

Byzantine Empire, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Humanism

We will investigate the millenium from 600 to 1600 CE.

Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in Andover

Sunday, May 20:  1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, in Boston

Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth

Join us for a presentation on the tabernacle complex of four reliquaries, on the final day of this exhibit.

Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way

https://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/exhibition/fra-angelico?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkqOSu7rT2gIVzJ6zCh25cQ6qEAAYASAAEgLZyvD_BwE

 

MAY 2, 4-5, and 13 (2018):

Early Modern Era:

Reformation / Counter-Reformation 

We will be investigating the years 1400 to 1700 of the Common Era.

Wednesday, May 2:  6:00 to 10:00 PM, in Boston

Masterpieces of Dutch and Flemish Painting

a tour of the exhibition and installation of new arrivals at the

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/masterpieces-of-dutch-and-flemish-painting

Saturday, May 5:  8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, in Andover

Martin Luther and Evangelical Christianity

A five-hundred year commemoration

Saturday, May 5: 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM, in Concord

Music of Italian Renaissance Master, Cipriano de Rore

performed by

 Blue Heron 

Concord Free Public Library

129 Main Street

NOTE: This concert is free, thanks to the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.

BE SURE TO CONTACT BASILEIA BOOKS AND REGISTER FOR THE CONCERT BY APRIL 20!

http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=CONCORD&EventID=5465223&sw=1440

 

 Sunday, May 13: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, in Boston

Choral Music of Heinrich Schutz, Johann Christian Bach, and Johann Hermann Schein

performed by

Schola Cantorum

First Lutheran Church

299 Berkeley Street

http://www.scholacantorumboston.com/concerts.html

 

JUNE 6 and 9, 2018:

The Nineteenth Century

Wednesday, June 6:  6:00 to 10:00 PM, in Boston

The Visual Arts in France:

Revolution in 1789 to Word War I

a tour of the galleries at the

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

http://www.mfa.org/collections/europe/tour/french-paintings

Saturday, June 9:  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, in Andover

Saturday, June 10: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, in Boston

La Sylphide

the Romantic ballet choreographed by Sorella Englund after August Bournonville (Copenhagen, 1836) , with music by the 19th-century Norwegian  Herman Severin Løvenskiold

performed by the

Boston Ballet

Boston Opera House

539 Washington Street

https://www.bostonballet.org/Home/Tickets-Performances/Performances/La-Sylphide.aspx

Set in the Scottish Highlands, the story of the ballet is based on Trilby, ou le lutin d’Argail, a conte fantastique of Charles Nodier.

Also on the program is a trio of short works, entitled

The Bournonville Divertissements

 

JULY 7 and 27-28, 2018:

England and New England

Saturday, July 7: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, in Worcester

Radiance Rediscovered:

Stained Glass by Tiffany and La Farge

http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/tiffany-and-lafarge/

Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury Street

Friday, July 27: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, in Andover

Friday, July 27:  6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, in Rockport

Arlo Guthrie

the legendary song-writer and performer of American folk music

Shalin Liu Performance Center

37 Main Street

http://rockportmusic.org/arlo-guthrie/

Saturday, July 28:  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in Andover

On this day we will take special tours of the

Addison Gallery of American Art

and the

Peabody Museum of Archaeology

 both on the campus of Phillips Academy

https://addison.andover.edu/Pages/default.aspx

https://www.andover.edu/learning/peabody

 

AUGUST 3-4, 2018

Late Antiquity, Imperial Rome, and Early Byzantium

We will investigate the five-hundred year span from 100 to 600 of the Common Era.

Friday, August 3 :  4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, in Andover

 

Saturday, August 4:  10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, in Cambridge

We will explore works in the Sackler collection, displayed on the 3rd floor of the

Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street

https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/

 

OCTOBER 3 and 13-14, 2018:

Eighteenth Century and the Age of Enlightenment

Wednesday, October 3:  5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, in Boston

Casanova’s Europe
Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th Century

a tour of the special exhibition at the

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/casanovas-europe

Saturday, October 13 : 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, in Andover

Sunday, October 14 : 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, in Boston

From Light to Shadow: Music of François Couperin

performed by

Les Talents Lyriques

Emmanuel Church

15 Newbury Street

http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/nextseason.htms

 

 

OCTOBER 10 and 13, 2018

Ancient Civilizations and the Classical Mediterranean

Wednesday, October 10: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, in Boston

The Arts of Egypt and Nubia

a guided tour of the permanent collection

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

https://www.mfa.org/collections/ancient-world/tour/egyptian-art

https://www.mfa.org/collections/ancient-world/tour/nubian-art

 

Saturday, October 13: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in Andover

 

NOVEMBER 2-3, 2018 

Jewish and Christian Scriptures

Friday, November 2: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, in Cambridge

The Houses of Ancient Israel: Domestic, Royal, Divine

a tour of the exhibition

Harvard Semitic Museum

6 Divinity Avenue

Cambridge

https://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/houses-ancient-israel

 

Saturday, November 3: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, in Andover

 

JANUARY 25-26, 2019

Twentieth Century and the New Millenium

Friday, January 25: 9:00 PM to 3:00 PM, in Andover

 

Friday, January 25: 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM, in Boston

Primosch, Bartók, and Pärt:

 20th-century choral and instrumental music

performed by the

Cantata Singers

Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory  

30 Gainsborough Street

http://www.cantatasingers.org/January-2019/

Saturday, January 26: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, in Cambridge

The Visual Arts in Germany and Austria:

The Weimar Republic and the Austro-Hungarian Empire 

a tour of the galleries at the

Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street

https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit

 

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