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North Bennet Street School Talk on the Saturday Evening Girls and Paul Revere Pottery

Vase painted by Sara Galner, a Saturday Evening Girl (collection of the Museum of Fine Arts)

Paul Revere pottery was created in the early 20th century by a Boston social group called the Saturday Evening Girls. The group met weekly at the North Bennet Street School, where their activities grew from job training for newly arrived immigrants to a thriving business. The pottery has since become one of the most important and collectible styles of American arts and crafts ceramics in the country.

Nonie Gadsden, senior curator of American decorative arts and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

On Tuesday, December 16 at 6pm, Nonie Gadsden, senior curator of American decorative arts and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, will present a discussion about Saturday Evening Girl Sara Galner, her work, and the history of Paul Revere Pottery. The event takes place in the Windgate Gallery of North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street, Boston MA. Free admission. A related exhibit of Galner’s work opens December 15 in the school’s Windgate Gallery.

For more information, visit http://www.nbss.edu/about/news/SaturdayEveningGirls/index.aspx,  call (617) 227-0155 or email Nancy Jenner at njenner@nbss.edu.

Nonie Gadsden is the Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture. Gadsden earned her B.A. from Yale University and her M.A. from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. Prior to her arrival at the MFA in 2004, she worked at the Chipstone Foundation and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Gadsden serves as a trustee for the Nichols House Museum on Beacon Hill and the Decorative Arts Trust, and is a member of the editorial advisory board for the American Furniture journal.

Founded in 1881 and located in Boston’s North End, North Bennet Street School (NBSS) offers intensive, hands-on training in traditional trades and fine craftsmanship, helping students achieve meaningful lives and livelihoods. NBSS offers programs and workshops in bookbinding, cabinet and furniture making, carpentry, jewelry making and repair, locksmithing and security technology, piano technology, preservation carpentry and violin making and repair. http://www.nbss.edu