Here’s what’s happening this summer at just a few of the museums you can visit free, or at greatly reduced prices, using library museum passes. For more information on borrowing the passes, go to www.nashualibrary.org/mpIntro.htm.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston opened a new addition in January, with spaces for concerts, exhibitions, and classes, along with enhanced visitor amenities. Special exhibits and events
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum addition opened earlier this year.
are planned for the addition’s inaugural season. As a Nashua Public Library cardholder, you can visit the museum for just $5 by reserving our museum pass.
At the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass., sculptor Soo Sunny Park and sound artist and composer Spencer Topel have transformed the Window Gallery into a multisensory environment. Their installation, Capturing Resonance, is an ever-changing sculptural soundscape created by the interplay of intense natural light and the flow of museum visitors through the space. Through July 29. Our museum pass admits four people free—a savings of up to $56.
At the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, “Gems of Rajput Painting” features the museum’s superb collection of paintings made for the princes of Rajasthan and the Punjab hills (known as “Rajputs”). Through September 3, in the newly renovated Asian Paintings gallery. Pass admits two adults for $7 each (regular admission: $22 each).
“Transcending Nature: Paintings by Eric Aho” at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH, is a survey exhibition of works by this landscape painter who grew up in Hudson, NH. Through September 9. Pass admits two adults (regular admission: $10 each).
“Secrets of Circles” is the title of a special exhibit at the SEE Science Center in Manchester, NH, through September 9. Explore the math, science, engineering, and culture of circles. Discover what makes the circle the best shape for both pizzas and car wheels, or why bubbles, the sun and the iris of your eye are all circles. Pass admits any number of adults in the same household (regular admission: $8 each).