Museums, Galleries & Art Exhibitions

Museums & Galleries

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Peabody Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides
Friday 12:30 PM, Saturday-Sunday 2 PM
Free with museum admission. Free to holders of a current Harvard ID (+1 guest). Free Admission on Sunday 9 AM - 12PM.
Meet in the museum's side lobby near the water fountain. Tours are 45 minutes. All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology features over 600 objects from Asia, Oceania and the Americas; Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons Across Cultures features 150+ striking examples of weapons that are also extraordinary works of art.
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Ave., 3rd Floor

From Stone to Silicone: Recasting Mesopotamian Monuments
Thursday-Friday, Sunday 11 AM-4 PM
Experiences the arts of ancient Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) through newly fabricated casts from ancient scenes that once adorned Mesopotamian palace walls.
Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Ave.

Pop-up Exhibit: Ecdysis Journal Showcase
Thursday-Sunday 10 AM-5 PM
Free with museum admission. Free to holders of a current Harvard ID (+1 guest). Free Admission on Sunday 9 AM - 12PM.
View artwork and enjoy poetry from Ecdysis, a student-run journal dedicated to the artistic expression of science.
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St.

Through Fish Eyes: Dance Exploring Marine Life 
Thursday 7 PM
Free with museum admission, online pre-registration required.
Explore representations of marine creatures through Bharata Natyam, a classical Indian dance form.
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St.

The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments: TIME, LIFE & MATTER: Science in Cambridge
Thursday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM
Free during posted gallery hours
Experience the artifacts of Harvard's rich history of scholarly contributions to the various natural, physical and social sciences.
Putnam Gallery, Science Center 136, 1 Oxford St.

Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums
Thursday-Sunday 10 AM-5 PM
Free admission on Saturday
Highlights include: Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55; Fernando Bryce: The Book of Needs; Rome: Eternal City; Looking Back: The Western Tradition in Retrospect.
Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Student Guide Tours of the Harvard Art Museums 
Saturday 11 AM
Unique, thematic tours of the collection. Meet at the digital signs by the Admissions Desk.
Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Materials Lab Workshop: Direct Animation on Film 
Sunday 1-3 PM​​​​​​​
Experiment with cameraless filmmaking. Participants’ creations will be screened at the museums in May. Pre-registration required. Email or visit the museums’ admissions desk to register. Space limited to 15 participants; ages 14 and up.
Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Adolphus Busch Hall
Saturday 1-5 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

The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art

Thursday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM​​​​​​​
Interrogate the "Blackamoor" trope in Western culture through classical and popular representations of African bodies in European art, culture and history. Contemporary artists respond to earlier generations of art and design. More information.
Cooper Gallery, 102 Mount Auburn St.​​​​​​​

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

75 Stories, 75 Years: Documenting the Lives of American Women at the Schlesinger Library
Thursday-Sunday 9 AM-5 PM
Experience 75 harrowing, brave stories about women’s lives and the history of the Schlesinger Library.
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Yard, 3 James St.

100+ Years at 73 Brattle
Thursday-Sunday all day

Discover the historic footprints of three former buildings while simultaneously enjoying a lively public space designed by John Wang ’16, winner of the biennial Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition.​​​​​​​
Outdoors in Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.

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Art in the Houses

Kirkland House Gallery Show
Friday 4-6 PM 
Featuring visual artwork in various media, by Kirkland House students.
Kirkland House, Senior Common Room (Entryway A), 95 Dunster St. 

Mather House: The Mather Mask Project
Thursday-Sunday 8 AM-11 PM
Harvard's Diversity Peer Educators, Consent Advocates and Relationship Educators present a collaborative art project exploring identity.
Mather House Three Columns Gallery, 10 Cowperthwaite St.

Made in Adams with Love
Opening Reception Friday 7 PM
Saturday 7-8:30 PM, Sunday 3-4:30 PM

Featuring artwork by resident and non-resident artists, this collection highlights the best artwork made in this historic House.
Adams Art Space, 26 Plympton St.

Adams House: Interactive Architecture 
Opening Reception Friday 7 PM
Saturday 7-8:30 PM, Sunday 3-4:30 PM

Digital and physical artwork by undergraduate architecture students.
Adams Art Space, 26 Plympton St.

Adams House: Bow & Arrow Press Birthday Party
Saturday-Sunday 1-3 PM
Celebrate Bow & Arrow's 40th birthday by creating your own letterpress birthday cards.​​​​​​​
Adams House B-Entry, 25 Bow 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

Y2Y through Art: Seeing and Understanding the Community Surrounding 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., Cambridge, MA (basement of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church)

Occupying Paris: 1968 and the Spaces of Protest
Thursday 12-6 PM, Friday 10 AM-6 PM, Saturday 11 AM-2 PM

Mark the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 movement with protest posters and dramatic photographs of a month of civil disobedience.
Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Jacek E. Giedrojć Gallery, 27 Kirkland Street

Harvard Recreation & Harvard College Events Board: Spectacul-ART
Saturday 9 AM-9 PM
Delight in Harvard's gyms transformed by student artwork.
Malkin Athletic Center (MAC), 39 Holyoke St.

VES 2017 Senior Thesis Exhibition Opening
Saturday-Sunday 1-10 pm, through May 25
Opening Reception Friday 5 PM

The senior thesis is the capstone of the undergraduate student's work in VES. The majority of theses in VES are practice-based, in studio arts or moving-image. Toward the end of their junior year, students propose a thesis project, a substantial body of work that builds on work done in other classes. Each student develops the thesis project in discussion with a faculty adviser, who meets with the student regularly over the course of the academic year. Three times during this period, the student meets with the adviser and two faculty readers for critique and assessment. Thesis projects are exhibited in May along with the end-of-year student screenings.
Levels 1 and 3, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St.

South Asia Institute Visiting Artist Exhibition
Thursday-Friday 7 AM-10 PM
View artwork and participate in a "reflection wheel" activity.
Featured artists: Rajyashri Goody from India, Faiham Ebna Sharif from Bangladesh, Imran Channa from Pakistan.
Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, CGIS South Concourse, 1730 Cambridge St. 

The Harvard Student Art Show
Thursday-Friday 7 AM-10 PM
Enjoy this annual exhibition of student artwork curated and installed by undergraduates. Presented by the Harvard Student Art Collective. Join discussions with artists on Sunday.
Harvard Ed Portal's Crossings Gallery and the OFA Ceramics Program's Gallery 224, 224 Western Ave., Allston 

Look Again: Interactions with Biodiversity & Structure
Thursday-Sunday 10 AM-8 PM
Through photography, Skye R. Regan '18 gives permanence to the fleeting moments that pass us each day. Consider the lives of individuals alongside their surrounding biodiversity and structures.
Memorial hall basement hallway, outside Queen's Head Pub 

The Cost of Cotton
Saturday-Sunday 10 AM-8 PM
Material investigation by Dalton Follows '20 into the environmental impact of the clothing industry, particularly water use in fast fashion.
Science Center Arcade

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