The following information was provided by The Concord Museum.
On Saturday, Sept. 15, in honor of the special exhibition, Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage, the and many other historic and cultural sites in town are open to all Concord residents free!
Explore the evocative photographs in the exhibition, then visit and the , two of the sites photographed by the artist.
“This exhibition has been important to the Concord Museum, to our partner Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, and to all the Concord cultural community,” said Peggy Burke, executive director of the Concord Museum. “Visitors from across New England, the nation, and the world have made Concord and the Annie Leibovitz exhibition a destination this summer. We want to share the opportunity to enjoy Pilgrimage with all Concord residents on Sept. 15.”
This special exhibition, presented at the Concord Museum in collaboration with Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, includes approximately 70 photographs— nine of them taken in Concord, Massachusetts— that chart a new direction for one of America’s best-known living photographers. The images speak in a commonplace language to the photographer’s curiosity about the world she inherited, spanning landscapes both dramatic and quiet, interiors of living rooms and bedrooms, and objects that are talismans of past lives. Visiting the homes of iconic figures, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Pete Seeger, and Elvis Presley, as well as places such as Niagara Falls, Gettysburg, and Old Faithful, she let her instincts and intuitions guide her to related subjects—hence the title “Pilgrimage.”
Concord is the first stop on a national tour of this exhibition, following its presentation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and its only New England venue. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 23.
Free Concert for All Who Love a Brass Band an the Concord Museum
On Saturday, Sept. 15, bring a picnic and a lawn chair and enjoy a free concert on the Concord Museum lawn at 2 p.m. by The Colonial Brass, the brass ensemble of the Air Force Band of Liberty located at Hanscom Air Force Base. The Colonial Brass plays a wide repertoire of music from Bach to Sousa to Miles Davis. They have appeared at prestigious venues such as the Music Educators National Conference and the New York Brass Conference. The Colonial Brass is sure to dazzle and delight audiences of all ages with their wit and artistry.
The Concord Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free to Concord residents on Saturday, Sept. 15; The Colonial Brass concert on the lawn is free for all.