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All events will be at the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, Malden, MA unless otherwise noted.
New Exhibit Free Admission
Lasting Impressions of Japan: Hokusai & Hiroshige and Beyond
Opening at the Malden Public Library, in collaboration with the Malden Historical Society. The exhibition will run through March 23. The Opening Reception and Gallery Talk will be held on Tuesday, January 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will feature ukiyo-e prints by the Japanese artists Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kunisada and Kuniyoshi. This will be the first exhibition of these historic prints, purchased by the library in 1912, in over one-hundred years. The exhibition also includes stunning examples of Japanese traditional dress and ceramic art, including formal, semi-formal, and casual kimono, haori jackets from the collections of the Malden Historical Society. The woodblock ukiyo-e prints show images of everyday Japan and were mass-produced for popular consumption in the Edo period (1615-1868). Brought to Europe and America, these prints influenced many Western artists, including Monet and Van Gogh; as well as the creators of our popular manga and anime series. Among the treasured prints exhibited are works by Katsushika Hokusai, best known for his work “Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa” or “The Great Wave” from his series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Malden Public Library and the Malden Historical Society. Exhibition hours are: Mondays 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m., Saturdays 2:00-4:00 p.m. For more information or group tours call 781-324-0218. www.maldenpubliclibrary.org
Lasting Impressions of Japan: Ikebana Japanese Flower Arranging February 12, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Come and enjoy a demonstration of Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) of the Sogetsu School, Tokyo (founded 1926) taught by Rita DeLollis. Ikebana is an art form in which the arrangement is a living thing, where nature and humanity are brought together. DeLollis has studied the method in the U.S. and Japan. She successfully completed her studies and is now qualified to teach Ikebana. The program is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The event will be followed by a tour of the exhibition: Japanese Impressions: Hokusai & Hiroshige and Beyond
Annual Show & Tell Free Admission
March 6, 2018
Join us for one of the most popular events of the year. Our Curator, John Tramondozzi, will be exhibiting some of the interesting items for the Society's collection plus those in attendance will be given a chance to show some of local items from thei private collections or bring an historic item on which they would like additional information. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.
32nd Annual Malden Historical Society Antique Show and Sale
March 10, 2018
10 AM to 3 PM
Anthony's of Malden 105 Canal Street, Malden
The Society is once again gathering quality dealers from around New England for one of the Boston area's earliest antique shows of the year. With the expanded space at Anthony's, we expect to have many new dealers exhibiting a wide array of items including gold and silver jewelry, art work, postcards, furniture, lighting, sterling and so much more. The Society will have a table set up with newly published items and some of our historic publications. Anthony's will be having some of their excellent food and beverages available so you can come early and make it a day. There is plenty of free parking in Anthony's lots and it is all within walking distance of the Malden Center MBTA Station if you want to use public transportation.
The Society has just signed a contract to particpate in the publication of a new book on the history of Malden. Watch here for more details.
We are a non-profit organization and welcome any kind of support. If you would like to help out, please contact us for a list of our most needed items or volunteer opportunities.
Malden Historical Society
36 Salem St
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: +1 781 3389365+1 781 338-9365