Hamilton Hall 9 Chestnut Street, Salem, MA

February 2, 11:00 am, replays on 2/4 at 11 am & 2/5 at 5 pm Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Kennedy School, Harvard University “What World Leaders Keep Forgetting About World Politics”   February 9, 11:00 am, replays on 2/11 at 11 am & 2/12 at 5 pm Benjamin K. Sovacool, […]

Banned in Massachusetts: Libraries on the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

Salem Athenaeum 337 Essex St., Salem, MA

Book banning in school and public libraries has surged across the country in 2021 and 2022, and with it has come harassment, threats, and punitive laws against teachers and librarians. Massachusetts Library Association's Co-Chair of the Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibilities Committee, Andrea Fiorillo, and Nahant Public Library's Director, Sharon Hawkes, join Salem Athenaeum's Executive […]

Winslow Homer: The Hidden Life of America’s Favorite Painter

Hamilton Hall 9 Chestnut Street, Salem, MA

Join Salem Athenaeum, Hamilton Hall, and William R. Cross, author of the new biography, Winslow Homer: American Passage, for a special event. See Winslow Homer afresh and learn about this major figure in our cultural history who has been hidden in plain sight. Cross unveils Homer’s surprising role in American culture and identity as the […]

Price Grisham: The Two Adopted Austens

Salem Athenaeum 337 Essex St., Salem, MA

Salem Athenaeum member Price Grisham will present a lecture based on his paper, The Two Adopted Austens, that was published in Persuasions, the Jane Austen Society of North America’s peer reviewed journal. In it contrasts the lives of one Jane Austen's brothers, Edward, who was adopted by wealthy relatives, with her other sibling, George, who […]

Writers on Reading

Salem Athenaeum 337 Essex St., Salem, MA

Four seasoned writers will discuss what they’re reading now, what books have helped sustain them, and what books they consider “essential” for emerging writers. The conversation will include any new projects, as well as a Q & A with the audience. Writers: Olivia Kate Cerrone, J.D. Debris, Nina MacLaughlin, Peter Sarno Host: Jennifer Martelli Olivia […]

Through These Eyes: The Patriots Speak (Artist Talk)

The PEG Center for Art & Activism 3 Harris St., Newburyport, MA

The artists of "Through These Eyes: The Many Faces of Patriotism" will be online and in-person to discuss their art in light of current events in America. From gun violence to racism to sexism to hope for the future - these talented creatives explore how they channel their activism into their work. This is a […]