WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"quintessential Maine" excursions instrument to learn accurate perspective. CMTM's camera is room- sized, a big box without windows that has a hole in the ceiling contain- ing lenses and mirrors that literally reflect what's happening outside. The live image is projected onto a tabletop, upside down. Ask for the next guided tour. THE MAINE HISTORICAL MUSEUM (489 Congress Street), established when Maine joined the Union in 1820, tells stories of Maine and U.S. history through documents, art, memorabilia, ships' logs, and more. Next door is WADSWORTH-LONGFELLOW HOUSE, the meticulously restored childhood home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The small but illuminating MUSEUM OF AFRICAN CULTURE (13 Brown Street) contains art and ceremonial objects from sub-Saharan Africa. VICTORIA MANSION (109 Danforth Street) is an elegant pre-Civil War home. Superb exhibitions of rare and antique maps and globes on view at the OSHER MAP LIBRARY at the University of Southern Maine (16 Bedford Street) are open on Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. attended by 2,000 to 3,000 people each month. In Portland, artists are allowed to sell their own work on the street without a permit. More than 100 do that during First Fridays." The PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART (PMA) (7 Congress Street), an anchor of the community, is worth the trip all by itself. This fall the museum presents a major exhibition, Treasures from the Berger Collection: British Art, 1400-2000 (October 6 to January 4), the only New England venue for this show from the Denver Art Museum. Aaron T. Stephan: To Borrow, Cut, Copy and Steal (September 6 to January 4) is a solo exhibition of work by the Portland artist known for his irreverent take on other artists. A few years ago, the PMA purchased and restored WINSLOW HOMER'S STUDIO in nearby Prouts Neck. By reserva- tion only, the museum offers tours in small groups from mid-April to late October. Homer lived and worked here from 1883 until his death in 1910. On the tour, go behind his studio and walk along the cliff walk to Cannon Rock at the edge of the roiling sea, the inspiration for many of his masterpieces. Inside the lively CHILDREN'S MUSEUM AND THEATRE OF MAINE (CMTM) (142 Free Street) is the only camera obscura available to the public in New England. During the Renaissance, artists used the W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 4 190 below: Sunset from the Portland Observatory; facing page: A Portland boat tour is a fun way to see the city and its surroundings C O U R T E S Y O F G R E A T E R P O R T L A N D C O N V E N T I O N + V I S I T O R S B U R E A U

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