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

"Crunch" out the comics

by Olivia Munk '16
Interested in comics? "Crunch Magazine" will draw you in with a workshop for all skill levels.
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Filmmaker and writer Damien Chazelle '08 heads to the Oscars

by Max McGillivray '16
Damien Chazelle '08 talks about the making of his Academy Award-nominated feature film "Whiplash."
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Visual Arts Events

Visiting Artist Workshop with Jessica Brandl
3/5 only
Ceramics Studio

Visiting Artist Lecture with Eric Kao
3/9 only
Ceramics Studio

Visiting Artist Lecture with Richard Burkett
3/30 only
Ceramics Studio

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

Current Exhibition:
Ceramic Material Formations
Exhibition: January 26–February 27, 2015
Reception: Friday, February 6, 5–8 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 AM – 7 PM

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