Gathering Places Natural Materials

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“Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you  to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.”  -- Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

Our Arts & Environment Program promotes a discovery of the arts, a passion for place and nature, and environmental responsibility. We sponsor an integrated program of community events including our signature Musketaquid Earth Day, Solstice Celebrations, adult and children's classes, Ninjas in Nature workshops, and public art installations.

All ages and abilities are welcome: individuals and families, environmental, school and community groups.

Did you know? The name "Musketaquid" honors the wisdom of Concord's first people who described this place according to its nature, "the place where the waters flow through the grasses." Just as Concord's rivers extend beyond their bends, we seek ways to reach across traditional boundaries between art and nature. This sense of place is integral to our program and we connect to the past and to the present through observation, reflections, and creation. Read more in The Umbrella Land Acknowledgement.

Highlighted Programs

Musketaquid Winter Solstice Celebration

DECEMBER 21, 2021 6-7:30PMThe Umbrella Arts & Environment Program is thrilled to announce the return of the traditional Musketaquid Winter...

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Go Out Doors @ Minute Man National Historical Park

On View Through November 15, 2021Curated by MONKEYHOUSEMission: “Go Out Doors” inspires discovery and exploration of outdoors spaces and trails,...

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Go Out Doors - Neighbors

Mission: “Go Out Doors” inspires discovery and exploration of outdoors spaces and trails, and the intersection/action of place, community, spirit,...

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Meet the Community

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Abby Cramer
Therese Roeser
Instructor
Ken Clarkson
Instructor