Presented by: Harvard Art Museums Admission: Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk. Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets. See website for museum admission. Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm more info>
Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.
Presented by: Harvard Art Museums Admission: Free. Following the lecture, the special exhibition galleries will remain open until 8pm. Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm more info>
Narayan Khandekar, director of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies and senior conservation scientist, and Angela Chang, assistant director and conservator of objects and sculpture, will discuss the various issues that arise in conserving contemporary art.
How do we understand complex ecological issues such as climate change and species extinction? What role do the arts play in this understanding, compared to—or in collaboration with—the sciences? What is the role of empathy or belief, as opposed to knowledge? This interdisciplinary panel discussion will explore these important questions within the context of the new HMNH exhibition Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist’s Lens, which uses special photography techniques, lighting and sound design, and specimens of extinct or endangered animals from Harvard collections to evoke empathy with our “next of kin.” Read more about Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist’s Lens
Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Feb 13 2017 except Mon Jan 16 2017, Mon Jan 23 2017, Mon Jan 30 2017, Mon Feb 06 2017. Also includes Thu Feb 23 2017, Mon Mar 06 2017, Mon Mar 13 2017, Thu Apr 06 2017.