The Somerville Museum Presents: Time Marches On: Postcards and the Poetry of the Local
May 21– September 17, 2020
Curated by David Guss
No art form so consistently celebrates a sense of place as does the postcard. Introduced in the last decade of the 19th Century postcards were expressions of what made each community unique. While some postcards were commercial, promoting such things as restaurants, motels, and gas stations, the majority were portraits of an area’s specialness, mirrors held up to reaffirm who we are.
For Somerville, this meant the Powder House, the Tower on Prospect Hill, the library and the high school, the monument to the soldiers and sailors of the Civil War. Today they remind us once again of the pride of place that living in Somerville continues to instill. “Time Marches On” – opening at the Somerville Museum on May 21, 2020 – will be an in-depth exploration of this special relation between history, place and the postcard.
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 21, 6pm–8pm | $5 admission, Museum members free
Curator Talk: Saturday, June 13, 2pm | $10 admission, Museum members free
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Museum Hours: Thursdays, 2pm–7pm; Fridays, 2pm–5pm; Saturdays, 12pm–5pm
The Somerville Museum is the only non-profit, membership supported, community-based cultural institution of its kind in Somerville. Membership, admission fees and donations help support the operations of the Museum and programs like this.
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About the Inside-Out Gallery
Initiated in 2009, The Inside-Out Gallery is located in the CVS Window in Davis Square, a unique space that allows the public to view an eclectic array of works from artists and local organizations each month. The mission of the Somerville Arts Council is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city