Category: Galleries & Exhibits

Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart: Exhibition & Reception

March 21st, 2013 in Arts, Galleries & Exhibits, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center 0 comments

Keith Lockhart Flyer JPGPerhaps no Boston Pops orchestra conductor has brought as varied an array of compositions as Keith Lockhart. From Broadway’s Carousel to the self-produced Red Sox Album, Lockhart’s style, effervescence and ability to connect with audiences have kept him at the conductor’s stand for 17 years. Now, the friends of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center present an exploration of his archive and a discussion with the local legend.

On Wednesday, April 3 at 6:00 PM in the Metcalf Ballroom, Lockhart will discuss his life and career and his work with artists such as John Mayer, Steven Tyler and Sting. A reception will follow and guests will be treated to an exhibition of the Lockhart archive.

This event is free to students with a BU ID.

The Metcalf Ballroom is located on the second floor of the George Sherman Union at 775 Commonwealth Avenue.

For more information, contact the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at 617-353-3696 or at

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The Civil War 150 Years Later: Treasures from the Vault

March 4th, 2013 in Arts, Galleries & Exhibits, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center 0 comments

150 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, in the midst of various civil war anniversaries and commemorative films such as the Oscar-nominated Lincoln, the Howard-Gotlieb Archival Research Center is proud to reveal a new exhibition: “The American Civil War: Treasures from the Vault.”

Via original manuscript pieces such as letters, journals, maps, official documents and publications, the exhibition will explore the causes, reactions, and responses of the American Civil War.

LincolnTreasures from the Vault” uses various perspectives and categories to achieve a broader understanding of the conflict that divided the fledgling Unites States. Artifacts illuminating slavery, emancipation, Abraham Lincoln, his Cabinet, and his assassination, the armies of both sides, the Union navy, and the difficulties faced post-war are on display.

All materials are selected from collections held in the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Among the collections involved, the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts and the First Corps of Cadets present a close view of the part Massachusetts played in the conflict.

“The American Civil War: Treasures from the Vault” will be on display through August 2013 in the Richards-Frost Room on the first floor of Mugar Memorial Library at 771 Commonwealth Avenue. The room is open Monday-Friday from 9 am – 4:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Gotlieb Center at (617) 353-3696 or

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Rubin-Frankel Gallery at Hillel to Showcase Salvador Dali’s “Aliyah, the Rebirth of Israel”

February 21st, 2013 in Arts, Galleries & Exhibits, Hillel 0 comments

Often remembered for his eccentricity, surrealist perspective and 1930’s prominence, artist Salvador Dali is now taking on a new identity as a creator of Jewish art with a focus on the Jewish post-war experience. Boston University Hillel’s Rubin-Frankel Gallery is proud to further the effort to explore Dali’s later career through a gallery of one of his most visually appealing works, “Aliyah, the Rebirth of Israel.”

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Originally commissioned in 1968 for Israel’s 20th anniversary, “Aliyah”  takes guests on a historical journey of the Jewish people’s return to their homeland. The Rubin-Frankel Gallery is honored to host a complete collection of the 25 signed, colored lithographic reproductions of Dali’s original mixed-media paintings through July 31, 2013.

The opening reception for this prolific work will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Further commentary on the collection’s historical, cultural and artistic significance will be highlighted by David Blumenthal, a professor of Judaic studies at Emory University, as well as Noit Banoi, a lecturer of modern and contemporary art from the School of Museum of Fine Arts. Professor Blumenthal also narrates a podcast to accompany guests to the gallery, explaining the context of the work and the Zionist background of each lithograph.

This event is free and open to the public. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will follow the presentation. Please RSVP  to

After opening night, the gallery will also be hosting a reception for Boston University students and faculty on Monday, March 4, 2013 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm. Guests will be participate in a one-on-one discussion with the owner of the collection and viewing of the work complete with a provided lunch in the Hillel dining area. Space is limited, so please RSVP to

The Rubin-Frankel Gallery is located in the Boston University Hillel at 213 Bay State Road and is open the following hours:

Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00pm
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Holland Dieringer at 617-353-7634 or visit the Rubin-Frankel Gallery’s website.

Rubin-Frankel Gallery to Host Bulgarian President at “The Power of Civil Society” Exhibit

September 12th, 2012 in Arts, Galleries & Exhibits 0 comments

pcardfront1This September, the Rubin-Frankel Gallery is honored to host The Power of Civil Society: the Fate of Jews in Bulgaria During the Holocaust 1940-1944, a new exhibit of historical significance that tells the story of how Bulgaria was able to save almost all of its Jewish citizens during World War II. The exhibit is on display now through October 15.

On Thursday, September 27, the President of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev will visit the exhibition and speak at a special gallery reception. President Plevneliev will speak at 6:00 p.m., followed by a public reception at 7:00 p.m.  The talk is by RSVP only with limited space available.  The reception as well as a performance by Bulgarian-Boston Dance Ensemble Ludo Mlado is open to the public.

The Power of Civil Society depicts events that, due to social pressure at the time, have only recently surfaced. When Germany ordered Bulgaria to surrender its Jews, a great outcry emerged from the Bulgarian people, and the country ultimately refused Germany’s demands. Because of the Bulgarian people’s heroism, most of the country’s 50,000 Jews were spared death in Nazi concentration camps.

RSVP to Holland at 617-353-7634 or

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