Jul
23
Wed
Creating Matters Lecture with Rachel Nash
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Creating Matters Lecture with Rachel Nash

In Rachel Nash’s own words, she is “both an artist and a therapist.” In her lecture, she discusses the rapidly growing field of art therapy and breaks down the true meaning behind the term “art therapy.” Nash will also explain how the various components of the art process serve a therapeutic function by discussing the deep connection between art and physical/ mental well-being. Nash is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Art Therapist.

Free for Friends of the Crow Collection with promotional code; $10 for the public. Space is limited and reservations are required. Promotional code can be found in the Summer Lotus Lens or by contacting membership@dev.crowcollection.org.

Aug
6
Wed
Tea and Health Lecture with Dr. Nada Milosavljevic
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tea and Health Lecture with Dr. Nada Milosavljevic

Did you know that tea can play a supportive role in a healthy lifestyle? National and international scientific studies show its ability to enhance our well-being. Dr. Nada Milosavljevic will not only address the health aspects of tea but also discuss the historical and cultural underpinnings that make the Camellia Sinensis  plant a wonderful addition to our daily lives. Dr. Milosavljevic is the founder and director of the Integrative Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Board-Certified physician and faculty member at Harvard Medical School

Free for Friends of the Crow Collection with promotional code; $10 for the public. Space is limited and reservations are required. Promotional code can be found in the Summer Lotus Lens or by contacting membership@dev.crowcollection.org.

Sep
25
Thu
Shen Wei: Form, Momentum, Line, Texture Lecture
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Shen Wei: Form, Momentum, Line, Texture Lecture @ Crow Collection of Asian Art: Grand Gallery

“One begins [a landscape] by outlining the mountains, first in accordance with their outward form and momentum, and then by applying within the outlines straight texture strokes.”

Chinese artists like the Ming dynasty literatus and theorist Dong Qichang (1555–1636) were never exclusively devoted to one medium. They were fluent in many forms of expression including poetry, calligraphy, and painting. This lecture explores contemporary artist and choreographer Shen Wei’s abstract painting as a dialogue with the literati tradition in China as well as contemporary art movements in China and around the world.

Oct
2
Thu
Tea and Conversation | Devotion to Krishna in Paintings by B.G. Sharma
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm
Tea and Conversation | Devotion to Krishna in Paintings by B.G. Sharma @ Crow Collection of Asian Art: Grand Gallery

Who are Krishna, Radha, and B. G. Sharma? Crow Collection Curator Caron Smith, Ph.D., addresses these questions and more using a sequence of images from historical Indian art. Graham Schweig, Ph.D., then expands on these topics using works of art from Seeing and Believing: Krishna in the Art of B. G. Sharma, exploring the importance of viewing the form of the divine in the devotional traditions of Hindu bhakti.

Free for Friends of the Crow Collection; $10 for the public. Promotional code can be found in the fall Lotus Lens or by contacting membership@dev.crowcollection.org.  Space is limited; for reservations please click below.

Dec
5
Fri
Margaret’s Lessons: The Inspiring Life of Margaret Doggett Crow
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Margaret's Lessons:  The Inspiring Life of Margaret Doggett Crow @ Crow Collection of Asian Art: Grand Gallery

Amy Lewis Hofland, the executive director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art, hosts a luncheon and lecture honoring the legendary life of the museum’s co-founder Margaret Doggett Crow (1919-2014).  Margaret’s lessons are many: gracious living, compassionate hospitality, and communicating with love.  These principles made her a guiding light to the Crow family, and to this museum.

On this day, which marks the museum’s 16th anniversary, Mrs. Hofland will share reflections highlighting Mrs. Crow’s exceptional taste and keen eye for the exquisite.  Mrs. Hofland will also highlight works of art from Mrs. Crow’s estate that are now part of the museum’s permanent collection, including significant pieces of jade sculpture-a particular passion of both Margaret and “her Trammell”.

$20 for Friends of the Crow Collection; $30 for the public. Promotional code can be found in the fall Lotus Lens or by contacting membership@dev.crowcollection.org. Price includes plated, catered lunch.

Jan
15
Thu
New Year, New You Wellness Lecture with Dr. Carolyn Matthews
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Year, New You Wellness Lecture with Dr. Carolyn Matthews @ Crow Collection of Asian Art

Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology, Dr. Carolyn Matthews is a passionate believer in the role of lifestyle and nutrition in the creation of best health.  Join us for this fascinating lecture as Dr. Matthews introduces the philosophies of integrative and functional medicine, and the role of food as medicine.

$10 for the public, free for Friends of the Crow Collection.  Register at the event link below.  Friends of the Crow Collection can email membership@dev.crowcollection.org for member promo code.  To become a Friend of the Crow Collection, visit dev.crowcollection.org/support.