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  • 2023 Events

2023 Events


Founders Circle Winterlights Night

Thursday, December 14th

Bradley Estate, Canton 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens, North Andover 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Naumkeag, Stockbridge 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Be our guest at our complimentary Founders Circle Winterlights Night!

Experience the sparkle of the holiday season as Winterlights returns to three special places: Stevens Coolidge House & Gardens in North Andover, Naumkeag in Stockbridge, and Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton.

Enjoy dazzling light displays, festive music, seasonal treats, and time with loved ones outside among the trees and snow.

Bradley Stevens-Coolidge   Naumkeag

Visit to the ICA Boston with Foster Prize Winner, Yu-Wen Wu

Thursday, January 11th 

Yu-Wen Wu is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Boston. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Wu’s subjectivity as an immigrant is central to her artwork. Arriving at an early age, her experiences have shaped her work in areas of migration, examining issues of displacement, assimilation and the shape of identity in a new country.  At the intersection of art, science,  social and cultural issues, her wide range of projects include large-scale drawings, site-specific video installations, community-engaged practices, and public art.

Yu-Wen will join members of the deCordova Contemporary Art Circle for a visit of her installation on view in the 2023 James and Audrey Foster Prize exhibition at the ICA.

Registration information coming soon!

A Special Exhibition Opening of ‘What is The Nature of the Museum’

Thursday, February 8th

‘What is the Nature of the Museum?” is an exhibition that looks at the history and future of deCordova, incorporating ideas and input gathered throughout various community convening sessions held with community members, Trustees members, staff, visitors, and artists. The exhibition brings together this community discussion along with concepts from leading thinkers and architects about ideas and concepts of museums and the climate crisis. 

We will celebrate the opening of this compelling and interactive exhibition with a reception and special guests available to continue the discussion.

Registration information coming soon!

Event details subject to change.