UPCOMING PROGRAMS


Michael Harrison“What’s on That Shelf?”: A Glimpse into Hidden Treasures from the NHA Collection
Tuesday, September 27
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$5/general public
Free for NHA Members
(Advance registration recommended)
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Join NHA Robyn and John Davis Chief Curator Michael Harrison for an evening of exploration and fun as we delve into the NHA’s rich collection of artifacts and pick a “shelf” of objects to highlight! This month’s theme is “The Gifts of Mrs. Durfee,” showing an eclectic mix of textiles and family objects given to the NHA in the 1920s and 1930s by Mrs. Mary Hatch Durfee, descendant of a Nantucket family.


Michael HarrisonWalden Chamber Players Concert
Friday, September 30
7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
$10/general public
Free for NHA Members
(Advance registration recommended)
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

 

 

Walden Chamber PlayersThe NHA is pleased to present the return of the world-famous Walden Chamber Players.

One of the most exciting and versatile chamber groups performing today, the Walden Chamber Players bring a rousing and eclectic combination of classical instrumentation with a piano quintet ensemble that draws from a rich palette of sources and styles.

Friday evening’s performance will feature the following classical pieces:

Haydn: Piano Trio in C Major, Hob XV:27
Gernot Wolfgang: New England Travelogue
Franck: Piano Quintet


Michael HarrisonHanna at Greater Light
Monday, October 3
4 – 5 P.M.
$5/ticket
Greater Light
8 Howard Street

 

 

Nantucket Arts Festival LogoJoin Nantucket artist and photographer Beverly Hall as she brings alive the spirit of Hanna Monaghan in this theatrical performance at Greater Light. Hanna and Gertrude Monaghan, the sisters who transformed Greater Light from a livestock barn into their summer home and artistic retreat in the 1930s, were daring, eclectic and passionate about the arts. Hall breathes life into Hanna Monaghan as she reads from Monaghan's own writings and memoirs.


A Life in the TheatreStaged Reading:
A Life in the Theatre
Tuesday, October 4
7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
$10/person
Greater Light
8 Howard Street

 

 

The NHA and “The House that Mac Built” present a staged reading of A Life in the Theatre to honor the life of Joseph ‘Mac’ Dixon, the co-founder and forty-year Artistic Director of Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. One of David Mamet’s earliest plays, A Life in the Theatre portrays the shifting balance of power between two stage actors, veteran John and neophyte Robert, working together in a repertory company. This performance features John Knox Johnston and A.T. Wilce.


Driving Miss DaisyStaged Reading:
Driving Miss Daisy
Wednesday, October 5
7 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.)
$10/person
Greater Light
8 Howard Street

 

 

The NHA and “The House that Mac Built” present a staged reading of Driving Miss Daisy to honor the life of Joseph ‘Mac’ Dixon, the co-founder and forty-year Artistic Director of Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. Alfred Uhry’s classic play is a timeless, blistering, funny and ultimately hopeful deliberation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between a wealthy Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur. What begins as a contentious, hostile association, soon blooms into a deep, life-altering friendship, which transcends social boundaries. This performance features Elizabeth Gilbert and Neville Richen.


Food for Thought Lecture Series
Returns Fall 2016
Noon – 1 P.M.
FREE
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street

Our popular Food for Thought lecture series returns to the Whaling Museum for the fall 2016 season.

Food for Thought features authors, filmmakers, businesses, organizations, and public-interest groups who provide engaging lectures on timely topics related to Nantucket. Bring your brown bag lunch and join us for a different lecture every week!

Did you miss any of the previous lectures? View them on the NHA YouTube channel.

 


Novation Media LogoFood for Thought media sponsorship generously provided by Novation Media.


The 2016 Food for Thought series is made possible in part by the M.S. Worthington Foundation.



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