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The Party in the Park Committee invites you to an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Benjamin-Constant murals at the historic Ames-Webster Mansion.
Nestled along the Commonwealth Mall which connects Boston’s Public Garden to Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace at Charlesgate, the Ames-Webster mansion and Benjamin-Constant murals transport us to the time of Olmsted and the creation of the Necklace (1878 – 1896).
The Ames-Webster mansion was designed in 1871 by the storied firm of Peabody and Stearns and stands dignified and resolute as a time-honored sentinel, at the corner of Dartmouth Street and Commonwealth Avenue in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood.
Completed in 1889–90 by the French artist Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant (1845–1902) the cycle of nineteenth-century mural paintings depict historical figures from Renaissance Venice and Late Antique Byzantium. The murals are among the earliest examples of mural painting in Boston and are exceptional for being in private home owned at the time by railroad and manufacturing heir Frederick L. Ames (1835–93).
Tuesday, April 2
6:00pm: Viewing and presentation with
award-winning architect and designer Kahlil Hamady and
Leslie-jon Vickory of Hamady Architects, Boston and Greenwich
Ames-Webster Mansion, 306 Dartmouth Street
7:00pm: Champagne and Hors d’oeuvres Reception
Burrage Mansion, 314 Commonwealth Avenue, Unit #1
Space is limited. All proceeds from this evening will benefit
the Justine Mee Liff Fund for the Emerald Necklace.
Catering provided by The Catered Affair
Sponsored in part by Brown Advisory