AIA Lecture John J. Dobbins Architecture and Mosaics in the House of the Drinking Contest at Antioch: Reconstructing the Ancient Context

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 18:30
6:30 PM

Antioch-on-the-Orontes was the capital of the Roman province of Syria and one of the most important cities in antiquity.  Among the treasures discovered by the 1930s excavations at Antioch and its vicinity are numerous polychrome floor mosaics.  This presentation focuses on reconstructing the original setting of the mosaics from the third-century CE House of the Drinking Contest at Seleucia Pieria, the port city of Antioch.  Mosaics from the house now are located in

Jim Guttmann's "Bessarabian Breakdown"

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 19:00 to 21:00
7:00 PM

On Wednesday evening, April 23, Klezmer Conservatory Band basssist Jim Guttmann will bring his Klezmer All Stars to Assumption College's Hagan Hall for a free concert of klezmer music. The repertoire will include traditional klezmer as well as fusions with jazz, Latin and R&B and there will be plenty of room for dancing a hora, a cha cha or expressive movement.

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Boston Cello Quartet Performance

Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 00:00
2:00 PM

This event is free and open to the public. There are no reserved seats or tickets required. The doors will open at 1pm.

The program will consist of various original compositions and virtuosic arrangements for cello quartet. Some of the composers that will be featured in our program include Mozart, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Chabrier and John Williams.  

Photograph by Jesse Weiner.

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Poet Naturalist: Robert Frost and the Changing Landscape of New England by Dr. Owen Sholes

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 00:00
7:00 PM

Robert Frost grew up in San Francisco and came to live in New England when he was eleven years old. He soon began exploring his new home as an amateur naturalist, and he was endlessly fascinated with the changing landscape: the seasons of the year, and the slow but steady resurgence of nature after people abandoned their farms and moved elsewhere.

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