Last summer, Commander Sean D. Kearns (ENG’94) directed the guidance of the 218-year-old USS Constitution into the Charlestown Navy Yard’s granite dry dock, where she will perch with an exposed hull and downed sails during a three-year, $12 million to $15 million restoration. Kearns says the ship’s original hull was its secret weapon of sorts, and accounts for its nickname of Old Ironsides.
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- Boston Young ContemporariesAll Day
- Young Artists Orchestra | Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI)2:30pm
- Sunday Interdenominational Service at Marsh Chapel11:00am
- Young Artists Wind Ensemble | Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI)2:30pm
A student-run exhibition established in 2006 by three BU graduate students, Boston Young Contemporaries is a survey of contemporary art from graduate programs across New England. The annual exhibition fosters a dialogue among Boston and New England`s MFA programs; 16 artists working within painting, photography, video, sculpture, and new media are featured; through August 6. Free and open to the public.
Boston is famous for its neighborhoods, many of them fun, interesting, and easy to get to. BU Today has assembled a guide to several neighborhoods, with helpful lists of where to eat, shop, and hang.