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

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 eight times between the months of January and June.

The roster for the academic year 2017/2018 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). 

January 14 and 27

Early Modern Era: Reformation / Counter-Reformation 

Our inaugural Open House investigates the years 1400 to 1700 of the Common Era.

Sunday, January 14:  1:00 to 5:00 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

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

Saturday, January 27:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in Andover

Martin Luther and Evangelical Christianity

A five-hundred year commemoration

January 19-20:

Twentieth Century and the New Millenium

Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in Boston

a tour of the Mark Rothko: Reflection exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/mark-rothko-reflection

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

February 16-17:

Ancient Civilizations and the Classical Mediterranean

Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in Boston

a tour of the newly installed Daily Life in Ancient Greece gallery,

at the Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

http://www.mfa.org/news/advance-exhibition-schedule#Greece

Saturday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, in Andover

March 9-10:

Jewish and Christian Scriptures

Friday from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, in Cambridge

a tour of the exhibition The Houses of Ancient Israel: Domestic, Royal, Divine

at the Harvard Semitic Museum

6 Divinity Avenue

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

Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, in Andover

March 23-24:

Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Friday from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM, in Boston

a choral and orchestral masterpiece of the High Baroque:

Mass in B Minor, by Johann Sebastian Bach

performed by the Handel and Haydn Society

at Symphony Hall

301 Massachusetts Avenue

https://handelandhaydn.org/

Saturday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, in Andover

April 6-7:

Byzantine Empire, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Humanism

We will investigate the millenium from 600 to 1600 CE.

Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in Andover

Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, in Boston

We will explore the rich collections of the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum.

25 Evans Way

https://www.gardnermuseum.org/

Saturday from 6:30 to 10:30 PM, in Cambridge

A concert of music by the sixteenth-century Spanish composer, Tomas Luis de Victoria

performed by Stile Antico

at the

Roman Catholic Parish of Saint Paul

29 Mount Auburn Street

http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/17-18/stile.htm

May 18-19:

Late Antiquity, Imperial Rome, and Early Byzantium

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

Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in Andover

Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in Cambridge

We will explore works in the Sackler collection, displayed in the third-floor galleries of the Harvard Art Museums.

32 Quincy Street

https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/

June 29-30:

England and New England

Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in Andover

Saturday from 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.

http://www.andover.edu/museums/addison/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.andover.edu/museums/museumofarchaeology/Pages/default.aspx

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