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Fall 2016 Events and Programs

All events are free and open to the public. Seating for lectures and concerts is limited. To reserve seats, please call (603) 641-7470 or email

Opening Reception for The Silent Heart: Modern Illuminations by Anne Connell
Thursday, October 20 from 6-8 p.m.
Join us for a public opening celebrating the upcoming exhibition. The artist will be in attendance.

A Visit with the Artist
Friday, October 21 at 12:30 p.m.

Saint Anselm College students, faculty, staff, and gallery visitors are invited to meet Anne Connell and participate in a discussion of her work.

Director's Gallery Tour: Design and Wonder
Thursday, October 27 at 12:30 p.m.
Iain MacLellan, O.S.B., Director, will lead a gallery walk-through discussing the techniques and compositions employed in Anne Connell's paintings, with insights as to how each creates a poetic mood, assisting the viewer in discovery and inspiration.

Curator's Talk: Oculus, Ordinaries, Ordonnance
Thursday, November 3 at 12:30 p.m.

Assistant Curator Maggie Dimock reflects on the art historical, architectural, heraldic, and literary touchstones Anne Connell alludes to in her fascinating, multilayered paintings.

Music Lecture: Enchanting Voices: Sirens in Early Modern Opera
Thursday, November 17 at 4:30 p.m.

Eugenio Refini, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Italian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, explores the various ways sirens are given a voice in early modern opera, arguing that the dynamic between sirens and the victims of their songs mirrors the very nature of opera itself.

Concert and Lecture: The Elegance of the Mandolin
Thursday, December 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Mandolinist August Watters presents an annotated concert of representative pieces from the classical mandolin repertoire, ranging from the eighteenth to twenty-first centuries.

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