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 Program 2015

  • 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.
  • The OFA Public Art Program sponsors public artworks by students in Harvard Yard during the ARTS FIRST festival, April 30 – May 3, 2015. The application deadline has passed.

From our Visual Arts Blog

Art works at ARTS FIRST

by Brenna McDuffie '15
Exciting new works created by Harvard students will premiere during ARTS FIRST weekend
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"Deep Wounds": War as metaphor

by Brenna McDuffie '15
Unresolved conflict and healing are at the heart of artist Brian Knep's public installation in Memorial Hall.
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Visual Arts Events

Paperclay Symposium with Rebecca Hutchinson, Graham Hay and Jerry Bennett
6/24 - 6/26
Ceramics Studio

Registration for Summer Ceramics Courses
12 week term: May 26 – August 15, 2015
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at Gallery 224

Current Exhibition:
M3: Making Material Matter
Exhibition: May 20-June 20, 2015
Reception: June 19, 5-8 PM
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 AM-6 PM or by appointment

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