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Concord Museum honors North Bennet anniversary

The Concord Museum and North Bennet Street School are celebrating the Boston school's 125th anniversary with a juried exhibition of the work of 58 alumni. "A Dedication to Craft: North Bennet Street School at 125" is on view at the Concord Museum through March 21.

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Included in the special exhibition are more than 60 examples of furniture, jewelry, musical instruments and bookbindings, as well as illustrations of the work of the preservation carpentry, carpentry and locksmithing programs. Some of the objects on view draw their inspiration from craft techniques of the past; others bring a fresh look to classic pieces using today's innovative technology.

"The Concord Museum has a deep respect for the work of the North Bennet Street School, their students and alumni," says Désirée Caldwell, executive director of the museum. "This special exhibition creates an exciting visual dialogue between craft traditions of the past and present. Working with contemporary craftspeople brings a welcome new perspective to the historical pieces in our collection and others."

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