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

Mary Kenny: From pin-up to pious

by Max McGillivray '16
Our video shows Mary Kenny's exploration of the female form at her Harvard Ceramics Studio exhibition "Adorned."
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Harvard Art Museums: "I just want to live here."

by Brenna McDuffie '15
Dean Rakesh Khurana welcomed students to the transformed and transformative Harvard Art Museums: "This is yours." .
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Visual Arts Events

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

Registration for Spring Ceramics Courses
14 week term: January 26 – May 2, 2015
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at Gallery 224

Current Exhibition:
October 20 – November 21, 2014
Watch the vlog "Mary Kenny: From pin-up to pious" by Max McGillivray '16

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