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

The adventures of Ben Carter, ceramist and storyteller

by Anita Lo '16
Ceramics artist Ben Carter offers a workshop Oct. 9 through the Harvard Ceramics Program.
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Scene painting, translucent-style

by Artist Development Fellow
A session on how light can change a backdrop's imagery concludes a summer of scene-painting for Christina Rodriguez '15.
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Visual Arts Events

Visiting Scholar Lecture with Tony Sigel
10/21 only
Ceramics Studio

Our Community Lecture with Jeremy Ogusky
10/28 only
Ceramics Studio

Visiting Scholar Lecture with Leslie Ferrin: “Made in China: The New Export Ware”
11/11 only
Ceramics Studio

Register for Fall Ceramics Courses
14 week term: Sept. 2 – Dec. 6, 2014
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at Gallery 224

Current Exhibition:
Home Team
September 11–October 3, 2014
Reception: Thursday, September 11, 6-8 PM