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 2014

  • The Public Art Program sponsors student artworks, to be presented in Harvard Yard during the ARTS FIRST festival, May 1-4, 2014.
  • Take part in INSIDE OUT, a global participatory public art project. We’ll photograph your face and include your image in an art installation to be presented on the Plaza during ARTS FIRST.Photo Shoot & Party: Thursday, March 27, 6:30-8 PM, OFA, 74 Mt. Auburn St.

From our Visual Arts Blog

Lauren Greenfield '87: Inspired by the American dream

by Olivia Munk '16
Photographer and documentarian Lauren Greenfield '87 talks about finding her voice and becoming an artist.
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JAMS: When the arts are hot in January

by Alicia Anstead
Take the chill off in January with Wintersession and JAMS.
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Visual Arts Events

Visiting Artist Workshop with Jonathan Mess and Seth Rainville
5/1 only
Ceramics Studio

2014 Spring Show and Sale
5/8 - 5/11
Ceramics Studio

at Gallery 224

Current Exhibition:
Innovating Ceramics: the future of architectural applications
February 26–April 11, 2014
Closing Reception: Friday, April 11, 2014 6–8pm

Upcoming Exhibitions:
Resident, Independent Artist and Instructor Exhibition
April 25–May 11, 2014
Reception:  Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ceramic Top 40 / Selected Works
Curated by Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary
May 17–June 27, 2014
Reception: TBA