Public Art

Visiting artists and students explore the possibilities and meaning of art in public spaces through creating temporary artworks and engaging in educational exchanges such as site visits.




Photo of Slow Dancing courtesy of
David Michalek

Public Art Programs 2015

  • The OFA Public Art Program sponsors public artworks by students in Harvard Yard during the ARTS FIRST festival, April 30 – May 3, 2015. Deadline for proposals: December 3, 2014 View guidelines
  • Deep Wounds—a large-scale installation by Brian Knep that explores universal themes of loss and healing in the aftermath of conflict—will be re-mounted at Memorial Hall in spring 2015 as part of the Harvard Civil War Project. Stay tuned for dates and information about related activities.

From our Visual Arts Blog

A flaneur and the motion of art

by Artist Development Fellow
In Paris to study animation, Renee Zhan '16 found much inspiration wandering the city's streets and squares.
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The adventures of Ben Carter, ceramist and storyteller

by Anita Lo '16
Ceramics artist Ben Carter offers a workshop Oct. 9 through the Harvard Ceramics Program.
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Visual Arts Events

Visiting Scholar Lecture with Leslie Ferrin: “Made in China: The New Export Ware”
11/11 only
Ceramics Studio

Holiday Show and Sale 2014
12/11 - 12/14
Ceramics Studio

Register for Fall Ceramics Courses
14 week term: Sept. 2 – Dec. 6, 2014
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at Gallery 224

Current Exhibition:
Home Team
September 11–October 3, 2014
Reception: Thursday, September 11, 6-8 PM