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

"Deep Wounds": war as metaphor

by Brenna McDuffie '15
Unresolved conflict and healing are at the heart of artist Brian Knep's installation in Memorial Hall.
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ART FIRST: Ask the experts

by Tom Lee
Overwhelmed by the festival's many offerings this year? Office for the Arts staff are here to help.
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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
forms coming soon

at Gallery 224

Current Exhibition:
"Life, or Something Like It” – Christopher Adams
Exhibition: March 23–May 10, 2015
Reception: March 28, 5–8 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 AM – 7 PM

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