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Paola Savarino’

Paola Savarino’s Bejeweled – August 2017

Gallery at 249 A Street is set to premier Bejeweled, a new exhibit of works by Paola Savarino, to honor her memory and legacy not only as a creative force, but also as an accomplished advocate for affordable live/work space for artists in the City of Boston.

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The Studio (illustrated magazine) – November 2016

The Studio was an illustrated monthly arts magazine founded and published by Charles Holme in London in 1893. It exerted a major influence on the development of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements. The Studio was international in its coverage, and contained, long, often well-illustrated, articles on all aspects of the decorative, fine and applied arts.

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Italian Heritage Month Film Series – October 2016

October is Italian Heritage Month. Gallery East and The West End Museum presented four films celebrating the legacy of Italy in America and beyond.

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The Green Fairy

La Fee Verte (the green fairy) – December 2015

The Poisonous Properties of Absinthe and its Congeners.
(MM. Cadeac and Meunier Experimental Researches in Essences, Paris, 1892 appeared in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, May 3, 1894.)
The liqueur sold under the name of absinthe contains not only the essences of the plant from which it is derived, but divers other essences varying in kind and quantity.

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Piazza Del Popolo by Giselle Valdes

Giselle Valdes Photography Exhibit – November 2015

This fall, The West End Museum will host a new photography exhibit in its Members’ Gallery that celebrates the beauty and mystery of Italy. Indelebile Italia is part of the Museum’s annual commemoration of Italian Heritage Month in October. The exhibit runs from September 22 through November 28.

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Boston artist, Arthur W. Dow , Plate 36, Les Maitres de l’Affiche,

Les Maitres de l’Affiche: Boston Connections (Part 1) – August 2015

Les Maitres de l’Affiche (The Masters of the Poster), published 1895-1900, is one of the most prestigious and influential art publications in history. The series featured some of the most outstanding posters of the late 19th century when this popular art form had reached its peak. Of the 97 artists represented all were prominent artists of the day, a number of Boston artists, publishing companies and galleries were selected to participate

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Les Maitres de l’Affiche: Boston Connections (Part 2) – September 2015

Will Bradley’s When Hearts Are Trumps (Plate 52) first appeared in Les Maitres de l’Affiche in 1897 as a poster promoting a volume of verse by Tom Hall in 1890.

Nicknamed the “Dean of American Designers” by The Saturday Evening Post illustrator William Henry Bradley was the highest paid American artist of the early 20th century.

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Ethel Reed

Les Maitres de l’Affiche: Boston Connections (Part 3) – October 2015

Ethel Reed’s Miss Traumerei (Plate 99) first appeared in Les Maitres de l’Affiche in 1898 as a poster promoting a novel by Albert Morris Bagby, from Boston publisher Lamson, Wolffe & Co. in 1895.

Ethel Reed (1874-1912) was an internationally recognized American graphic artist. Born in Newburyport in 1874, the family moved to Boston in 1890 shortly after the death of her father. She studied briefly at the Cowles Art School in Boston in 1893, and after 1894 began to receive public notice for her illustrations.

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Plate 112 by by Charles Herbert Woodbury

Les Maitres de l’Affiche: Boston Connections (Part 4) – November 2015

This American poster first appeared in Boston in 1895 to announce an exhibition of the Society of Painters in Water Color of Holland at the Chase Gallery. It was selected as Plate 112 for the 1898 issue of Les Maitres de l’Affiche. The poster was designed by Charles Herbert Woodbury a Boston artist best known for his marine, landscape, interior paintings and etchings.

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All Ages: The Boston Hardcore Film

Upcoming Screenings
All Ages: The Boston Hardcore Film


Haymarket-Italian Heritage Month Films

Italian Heritage Month Film Series – 2015

October is Italian Heritage Month. Gallery East and The West End Museum will be presenting three films celebrating the legacy of Italy in America and beyond.

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Jazz Fest

Gallery East Sponsors Jazz Week-April 2015

Jazz Week ’15: Jazz in the Neighborhood runs from Friday, April 24 to Sunday, May 3 with 200 events scheduled throughout Greater Boston. The 10-day celebration of the music and the area’s unique jazz scene ties in with the Smithsonian’s national observance of April as Jazz Appreciation Month and Duke Ellington’s birthday on April 29.


The Beatles Invade Boston

September 2014 marks 50 years since The Beatles descended upon Boston during the group’s first US tour. The Fab Four performed their only concert at the Boston Garden as part of the tour, which sparked the British Invasion and Beatlemania, setting fire to a musical love affair that endures to this day. On September 12, 13 and 14, The West End Museum will host The Beatles Invade Boston: 50th Anniversary Celebration, a full weekend of events commemorating the momentous occasion.