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Past Lyceums

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Lane Lyceum: An Introduction to the Museum of Bad Art with Louise Sacco

The link to the Zoom recording about a “different” way of looking at art.: https://youtu.be/N0opnW7lfF0

The Museum Of Bad Art is the world’s leading cultural institution dedicated to art in which something has gone wrong. Since 1993, it collects, exhibits, and celebrates art that will be seen in no other venue. Its collection comes from thrift stores, yard sales, sidewalk trash and even the artists who create it. Each piece of art is analyzed, compared to classic art, and shared with thousands of fans around the world. Its collection has been exhibited in the basement of the Dedham Community Theater next to the men’s room, in the Somerville Theater, in Japan and in Quebec City. Today a portion of its collection can be found at the Dorchester Brewing Company.

Speaker: Louise Reilly Sacco is the Permanent Acting Interim Executive Director of the Museum Of Bad Art was part of MOBA’s founding team in 1993. Despite a complete lack of formal training in any visual arts, she continues to lead MOBA to maintain a reputation as the world’s leading institution in this field. Louise is a native Bostonian, starting out in Roxbury, getting educated at Northeastern, then Simmons. She and her husband Ed have lived in Needham for about 44 years. They raised two children here. She was a marketing and business development consultant to small companies in New England, Northern Ireland, and Ireland. In her retirement, she runs MOBA and is an usher at Fenway Park.

Previous Lyceums

Lane Lyceum: Adaptive Leadership to Adaptive Living

Adaptive Leadership to Adaptive Living Tuesday, June 6th 7:30 - 9:00pm Hybrid: In-Person & Online At First Parish in Needham Zoom Link: bit.ly/AdaptiveLiving From Adaptive Leadership to Adaptive Living, a conversation with Marty Linsky on navigating the challenges...

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Lane Lyceum: Something Evil This Way Comes

Lane Lyceum presents...   Something Evil This Way Comes: a History of U/U Understandings of Evil offered by Rev. Catie Scudera Tuesday, March 14th 7:30 - 9:00pm via zoom Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/UUHistoryOfEvil   All human beings have experiences in which they...

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Lane Lyceum: “Call Jane” Movie Showing & Discussion

*Update: Resources discussed in this past/recorded Lane Lyceum can be found organized below!   Call Jane Movie Screening This Sunday, February 26th 4:00pm at First Parish in Needham Call Jane Lane Lyceum Discussion Tuesday, February 28th 7:30pm - 9:00pm, On Zoom...

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