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Lowell’s Urbanscape: A Legacy of Newcomers

February 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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The Middlesex Humanities Center, in partnership with Lowell National Historical Park (LNHP), will host “Lowell’s Urbanscape: A Legacy of Newcomers,” an exhibition of 14 black & white photographs by Jen Bauer and Jeff Caplan, opening Tuesday, Sept. 18, at LNHP’s Boott Cotton Mills Museum, Reflections Room, 115 John St., Lowell. The exhibit is on view for one year.

“As a result of its rich history of immigration, Lowell has become a diverse community where everyone’s heritage is linked to specific immigrant groups,” said MCC History Professor David Kalivas, Director of the Humanities Center.

“But this exhibit offers a different view of immigration – one that does not focus on people, but on the physical legacy of immigration. These photos are examples of physical spaces that would not be here without the immigrants who made their homes in Lowell,” he said.

Jen Bauer is Associate Professor and Chairwoman of MCC’s Department of Communications. Jeff Caplan runs Black Ant Photographic (blackantphotographic.com). Both photographers were born and raised in Lowell.

“Lowell’s Urbanscape: A Legacy of Newcomers” is open to the public during regular museum hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week through Nov. 24; noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 25 through March 2019; and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through Sept. 18, 2019. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

For more information about “Lowell’s Urbanscape: A Legacy of Newcomers,” contact David Kalivas, project organizer and Director of the Middlesex Humanities Center, at kalivasd@middlesex.mass.edu or visit: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/mhc/downloads/nehexhibit.pdf

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