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

Kara Walker on sweet talk

by Anita Lo '16
The artist Kara Walker spoke about her process, ephemerality and her work "Sugar Baby" at the Radcliffe Institute earlier in December.
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The life syllabus of David Amram

by Olivia Munk '16
The legendary composer talks about the music industry, the importance of history and his Dec. 5 concert with the Harvard Wind Ensemble.
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Visual Arts Events

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

Current Exhibition:
Selected Works.

More info and images to follow.