The Portuguese & Lusophone-World Lecture Series, featuring Maria Lawton - New Bedford Whaling Museum
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Doors: 5:30 PM | Program Starts: 6:00 PM

This event is co-sponsored by the
Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies of Brown University.


The program is supported by:

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UMASS Dartmouth - Center for Portuguese Studies & Culture

The Portuguese and Lusophone-World Lecture Series, featuring Maria Lawton

Thursday, November 2 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM |

Join us on Thursday, November 2 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum for an enriching evening dedicated to Lusophone culture and heritage, featuring the popular Maria Lawton – Author, Host, and Producer of the award-winning PBS series Maria's Portuguese Table. Dive deep into conversations about Lusophone heritage, Azorean traditions, and the inspirations behind Maria’s award-winning series.

Maria Lawton, also known as the “Azorean Green Bean” due to her strong roots in the Azores and her passion for bringing Azorean culture and cuisine to the mainstream, will engage in a candid question and answer session moderated by Gilbert Perry, who serves on the Whaling Museum’s Board of Trustees and Portuguese Advisory Committee.

Mr. Perry stated, “The New Bedford Whaling Museum has always been a hub for cultural immersion. Having Maria Lawton, a stalwart in promoting Lusophone culture, is highly anticipated. We believe that this evening will be enlightening for all attendees and further strengthen the ties between our museum and the Lusophone community.”

Doors open to the public at 5:30 PM and the program starts promptly at 6:00 PM in the museum’s Cook Memorial Theater.  The program in the theater will be followed by a lite cocktail reception in the Jacobs Family Gallery. Admission is free, but registration is required.