The History of Sculpture in Beverly

with Abby Battis

Open to the public: Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6:30 – 8:00 PM Cabot House, 117 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915

Abby Battis (ALM) is the Associate Director for Collections at Historic Beverly. She has more than a decade of experience in the museum field. Abby holds a Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in museum studies from the Harvard Extension School where she has been an instructor for five years.  She has also served as a consultant for various non-profits including Essex National Heritage, Southold Historical Society on Long Island, Swampscott Historical Society and the Wenham Museum.

Note:  Abby’s grandmother, Dorothy Battis, was a member of The Friendly Garden Club, and served as President from 1965 – 1967.

Abby’s lecture will focus around gardens and she will discuss the various sculptures and statuary that we are familiar with throughout the city, to uncover the missing history of some cherished pieces that Beverly has been home to and to think about the vision for the future of public sculpture throughout the city.