Museums, Galleries & Art Exhibitions

Museums & Galleries

Harvard Art Museums 
Thursday-Sunday 10 AM5 PM
Free admission on Saturday
Discover works that span millennia, media and cultures. Highlights: The Bauhaus and Harvard; Hans Arp's Constellations II; Displaying Latin America; Clay—Modeling African Design and Kara Walker's U.S.A. Idioms.
Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Student Guide Tours of Harvard Art Museums 
Saturday 1111:50 AM
Unique, thematic tours of the collection led by Harvard undergraduates. Meet at digital screens by the admissions desk.
Calderwood Courtyard, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Adolphus Busch Hall
Saturday 15 PM
Enjoy musical performances amid a unique collection of plaster casts of sculpture and architectural stonework from the High Middle Ages. (see Performance Fair schedule).
Adolphus Busch Hall, 29 Kirkland Street

Materials Lab Workshop: Fancy Moves – Make Paper Dance!  
Sunday 24 PM
Drop in for Bauhaus-inspired paper experiments and fashion your own festive hat.
Harvard Art Museums, LowerLevel, 32 Quincy Street

Ramp It Up: Bauhaus for the 21st Century
Sunday 4 PM and 5 PM
A hybrid dance-fashion runway concert inspired by the 1929 Metal Ball and design principles from the Bauhaus.
Prescott St. Lawn, between Harvard Art Museums and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Thursday-Sunday 9 AM5 PM
Always free admission for Harvard ID holders and a guest; Others: Free admission on Sunday 9 AM–12 PM.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep

Free with museum admission. Free to holders of a current Harvard ID (+1 guest). Free Admission on Sunday 9 AM- 12 PM.
Inspired by explorations of deep ocean life made in collaboration with Professor Peter Girguis, Simonson creates art that reflects a passion for the process of science, the natural world and “bringing to light” rarely seen places and lifeforms.
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Climate Change
Engage with the latest scientific information about our warming climate.
Made possible with support from Clark Bernard MBA ’68 and Susana Bernard, and with Jonathan Goldstein MBA ‘90, and Kaia, Annika and Skylar Goldstein in honor of Professor James J. McCarthy and Sue McCarthy.

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Highlights Tour
Friday 12:30 PM, Saturday–Sunday 2 PM
Free with museum admission or Harvard ID.
View Native American totem poles, life-size casts of Maya monuments and 19th-century warrior art.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology Caspian: The Elements 
Chloe Dewe Mathews, 2014 recipient of the Peabody Museum’s Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography, documents her extraordinary five-year journey through the contested borderlands of the Caspian Sea.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave.

Radcliffe Insitute for Advanced Study

A Pine in the Sand
Friday-Sunday all day
Opening event Friday 12 PM
Isaac Stein GSD '20 and Maggie Tsang GSD '19 explore evolution through natural processes while highlighting often overlooked maintenance work required for environments. A pine tree planted on a mound of sand opposite granite benches, the installation is periodically documented and re-formed during seasonal events. More information.
Outdoors in Radcliffe Yard, 77 Brattle St.

Willie Cole: BEAUTIES
Thursday-Saturday 125 PM
Experience haunting full-scale prints made from crushed and hammered ironing boards, each named after a woman from the artist’s cultural and ancestral history. More information.
Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery of Byerly Hall, Radcliffe Yard, 8 Garden St.

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Art in the Houses

Made in Adams, with Love
Friday 6–9 PM
See artwork by resident and nonresident artists.
The Art Space at 26 Plympton St.

Bow & Arrow Press: Letterpress Open House

Saturday 11 AM–2 PM
View letterpress demonstrations and create your own print.

Adams House B-entry, 22 Bow St.


Kirkland House: Gallery Show

Friday 4–6 PM
See visual artwork and pottery by Kirkland House students.

Kirkland House, Senior Common Room (Entryway A), 95 Dunster St.


Mather House: Woodturning Exhibition

Thursday-Sunday 8 AM–11 PM
View the culmination of a year's work of woodturning by Mather House students.
Mather House, Three Columns Gallery, 10 Cowperthwaite St.


Mather House: Ceramics Exhibition

Thursday–Sunday 8 AM–11 PM
Led by instructor Tiffany Playford and studio assistant Dylan Ryals Mather '20, Mather House students display artworks created through hand building and throwing on the wheel.
Mather House, Three Columns Gallery, 10 Cowperthwaite St.

Free admission for all House exhibitions: use your Harvard ID or see Building Manager/Security Guard.

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Art Exhibitions sponsored by Departments, Offices & Groups

Visual and Environmental Studies (VES)

Film/Video and Animation Screenings 2019
Friday–Saturday 7–10
The senior thesis is the capstone of undergraduate students' work.

Level B, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St.


Open Studios: VES Studio Art and Photography Courses
Thursday 5–7
The senior thesis is the capstone of undergraduate students' work.


Senior Thesis Exhibition 2019

Opening Reception Friday 5–7 PM
Saturday–Sunday 1–10 PM, through May 30

The senior thesis is the capstone of undergraduate students' work.

Exhibition on levels 1 and 3, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.


Critical Media Practice Capstone Exhibition

Thursday–Friday 4–7 PM, Saturday 1–4 PM

Inaugural exhibition of projects spanning disciplines and media such as video installations, sculpture and digital humanities.

ArtLab Annex, Sackler Building, 485 Broadway


OFA Ceramics Program

Artist Demonstrations

Saturday 5–7 PM
Preview artworks on view for the Ceramics Program’s Spring Show and Sale (May 9–12) and watch seasoned artists demonstrate throwing on the potter’s wheel and sculpting with clay.
OFA Ceramics Program, 224 Western Ave., Allston


Harvard Undergraduate Student Art Collective

Student Art Show at Harvard University
Thursday–Saturday 12–5

Enjoy the largest annual exhibition of student artwork curated and installed by undergraduates.
Arts Wing, 2nd floor, Richard A. & Susan F. Smith Campus Center


Independent Student Exhibitions



This figurative sculpture by Aditi Chitkara '21 interrogates mental health concerns at Harvard.
Front Vestibule, Lamont Library, Harvard Yard


Waste Not: Mbuyu

Thursday–Friday 8 AM–8 PM, Saturday 12–7 PM, Sunday 12–11 PM

Jessica Huang '19 and Roy Ombatti of African Born 3D Printing (AB3D) take environmental action by sharing traditional knowledge as well as new technology. Mbuyu, which means "baobab" in Kiswahili, is a 3D printed sculpture representing a baobab tree, made using filament from old polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles and embellished with traditional crafts materials recovered from artisans in Kenya. There is a saying in the continent that "wisdom is like a baobab tree; no one individual can embrace it."
Countway Library of Medicine, 10 Shattuck St., Boston


Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies

The Dream of a United Europe: From the Marshall Plan to Brexit
Thursday–Friday 10 A
M–6 PM, Saturday 11 AM–2 PM

See the complete collection of 25 posters created to promote the Marshall Plan across Europe.

Jacek E. Giedrojć Gallery, 27 Kirkland St.


The Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Art, Minorities and Social Change: Young Iranian Artists Sharing Their Visions of Social Change through Art
Opening Reception Friday 6:30–9 PM with film screening 7:30–8:30 PM

Monday–Friday 9 AM–5 PM, through August 15
SoArt (Social Art) is an organization that brings together Young Iranian artists, and the way they share their vision of social change through art. Works from 50 Iranian artists will be on display May 3-August 15 in the CGIS South Concourse. More information.
CGIS South Concourse, 1730 Cambridge St.

Y2Y Harvard Square

Y2Y through Art: Seeing and Understanding Youth Homelessness in Harvard Square

Sunday 10 AM–3 PM
Experience artwork by members of the Y2Y community to foster awareness and break down stereotypes of youth homelessness.

Y2Y Harvard Square, 1 Church St.

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