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Gay Rights MarchAn exhibition of photographs at Schlesinger Library highlights an important era of the feminist movement and adds context for eras such as our own. 

By Isa Flores-Jones '19

2017 Mar 06

Harvard Treasures Tour: Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement, at the Schlesinger Library

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute/Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Yard, 3 James St.

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: $5 for members. Registration required. There is a strict capacity of 15 participants for this tour. Due to the limited capacity, we cannot accommodate non-member guests. Members can register here.

2016 Nov 07

Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

First floor, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Yard, 3 James St.

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free admission
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM
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Related event: Harvard Treasures Tour: Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement, at the Schlesinger Library: Monday, March 6, 12-1 PM

Among the treasures in the Schlesinger Library are photograph collections that document the women’s liberation movement between the late 1960s and 1980s. This exhibition highlights the work of two influential feminist photographers during that tumultuous era. Bettye Lane and Freda Leinwand spent years capturing the moments—large and small—that transformed American history.

2017 Feb 22

Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist’s Lens

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies
Admission: Free and open to the public. 
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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.”

2017 Mar 14

Visiting Artist Lecture with Paul Sacaridiz

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER TO MARCH 14TH!

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at HarvardPaul Sacaridiz

Join us as Paul Sacaridiz speaks to the development of his sculptural ceramic work, use of installation formats in exhibition and what directions his work might take in the future. In addition to being a studio artist, Sacaridiz recently took on the position of Executive Director ofthe Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.

This lecture is free and open to the public. NEW RSVP here.

2017 Mar 03

Visiting Artist Lecture with Ronan Peterson

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Ronan Peterson PitcherPresented by Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard

Join us as Ronan Kyle Peterson shares unique process of making highly-surfaced, functional work and his life as a studio potter at Nine Toes Pottery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ronan is in Boston as a Visiting Artist at Mudflat Studio and you can find out more information on his workshop here.

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

 

2017 Feb 17

Visiting Artist Trisha Baga

3:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Trisha BagaTrisha Baga
Public Workshop
Fri, Feb 17, 3­–5:30 pm
Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard: 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02478

Followed by a video screening and reception next door at the Harvard Ed Portal from 5:30 - 7 pm

As the 2017 Josep Lluis Sert Practitioner in the Arts at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard, Trisha Baga will lead an open ceramics session and screening at Harvard Ceramics Program on Feb 17. The event will be the culmination of workshops with VES students that explore the performative and political capacities of clay.

Free and open to the public. RSVP here.

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