Events

    2018 Apr 07

    Just Press Play! - Visiting Artist Workshop with Sunshine Cobb and Jason Bige Burnett

    Sat - Sun, Apr 7 to Apr 8, 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    April 7 & 8, 2018
    10am - 4pm each day
    Potluck lunch for those who wish to bring a dish to share

    Sunshine Cobb and Jason Bige Burnett

    Join us in welcoming Jason Bige Burnett and Sunshine Cobb to explore a range of surface treatments while sharing stories and their experiences as contemporary ceramic artists. Whether your work is functional or sculptural, this workshop will provide you with a chance to explore, experiment and learn. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at the various techniques covered in the workshop and receive feedback from other participants and the workshop leaders.... Read more about Just Press Play! - Visiting Artist Workshop with Sunshine Cobb and Jason Bige Burnett

    2018 Apr 02

    Wide Angle: The Norton Lectures on Cinema | Wim Wenders

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Apr 09 2018 .
    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre

    The Norton Professors in 2018 are Agnès Varda (February 26 and February 27), Wim Wenders(April 2 and April 9), and Frederick Wiseman (January 29 and February 5). 

    Presented by: Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
    Tickets: All six lectures are FREE, but tickets are required.... Read more about Wide Angle: The Norton Lectures on Cinema | Wim Wenders

    2018 Feb 26

    Wide Angle: The Norton Lectures on Cinema | Agnès Varda

    Repeats every day until Tue Feb 27 2018 .
    4:40pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre

    The Norton Professors in 2018 are Agnès Varda (February 26 and February 27), Wim Wenders (April 2 and April 9), and Frederick Wiseman (January 29 and February 5). 

    Presented by: Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
    Tickets: All six lectures are FREE, but tickets are required. " src="/profiles/openscholar/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->">... Read more about Wide Angle: The Norton Lectures on Cinema | Agnès Varda

    2018 Feb 20

    Visiting Artist Lecture with Fred Herbst

    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Presented by: Harvard Ceramics Program

    Join us in welcoming ceramic artist and educator Fred Herbst to the Ceramics Program to tell us about his unique collaboration with the Corning Museum of Glass.

     Fred Herbst: Material Collaborations

    headshot of Fred Herbst.
    Fred Herbst will give a lecture at the Ceramics Program on February 20, 2018.

     A unique woodfired kiln was developed by ceramic artist and educator Fred Herbst in collaboration with the Corning Museum of Glass in 2008. This kiln design was built in order to fire ceramics and blow glass simultaneously using renewable wood fuel. Two kilns have been built, one at Corning Community College in Corning, New York and one at the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, where they both continue to reveal new possibilities with clay and glass.

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    2018 Feb 13

    New Voices Lecture with Katie Fee

    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Ceramic Pitcher by Katie Fee
    Ceramic Pitcher by Katie Fee. Image courtesy of the artist.
    Presented By: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    The "New Voices Lectures" are an on-going series highlighting some of the most talented emerging artists utilizing the ceramic medium in the field of contemporary art.

    Katie Fee received her B.A. in Studio Art and Geology from William & Mary where she completed an honors research thesis in soda fired pottery. In 2017, she completed her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in ceramics at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her artwork is inspired by the temporal relationship between geologic landscape and human activity. Fee has been the Summer Assistant at Peters Valley School of Crafts and a Winter Resident at Penland School of Crafts. She is currently the Artist-in-Residence at Mudflat Studio.

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    2018 Jan 29

    Wide Angle: The Norton Lectures on Cinema | Frederick Wiseman

    Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Feb 05 2018 .
    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Sanders Theatre

    The Norton Professors in 2018 are Agnès Varda (February 26 and February 27), Wim Wenders (April 2 and April 9), and Frederick Wiseman (January 29 and February 5). 

    Presented by: Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
    Tickets: All six lectures are FREE, but tickets are required.... Read more about Wide Angle: The Norton Lectures on Cinema | Frederick Wiseman

    2017 Dec 06

    Tanner Lectures - Social Justice Action: How We Change the World

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    First Parish Church Cambridge, 1446 Mass. Ave

    Presented by: Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, cosponsored by the Office of the President at Harvard.
    Tickets: Admission is free. Tickets required. Limit of 2 tickets per person. Tickets valid until 3:45PM. Tickets available by phone and on line (for a fee) and in person at the Harvard Box Office – Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St., Cambridge – beginning Wednesday, November 29.
    How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

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    2017 Nov 17

    New Voices Lecture with Mia Riley

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

    Mia Riley is an emerging ceramic artist and new intern to the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. Coming from Alberta, Canada she has called many cities, towns and tents her home and finds inspiration in the landscapes where she resides. In her career she is interested in the connections between history, tradition and technology and has worked for some of Alberta's most involved arts organizations including Medalta Potteries, a historical clay museum and artist residency. She is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design where she received the 2016 Board of Governor’s Award for Academic Excellence in Ceramics. Earlier this year she completed a residency at the Banff Centre, where she undertook artistic research into the major natural disasters that have affected her home in the past decade.... Read more about New Voices Lecture with Mia Riley

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    2017 Nov 10

    Black Health Matters Conference

    Fri - Sun, Nov 16 to Nov 18, 7:30am - 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Northwest Labs, 52 Oxford St.

    This conference aims to provide attendees with an understanding of how to develop interdisciplinary approaches to addressing health issues within the Black Community.

    Presented by: Harvard Society of Black Scientists and Engineers... Read more about Black Health Matters Conference

    2017 Nov 09

    Artist Talk: Howardena Pindell

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Level 0, Lecture Hall, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St

    Howardena Pindell, Till Birnam Wood Remove to Dunsinane (Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 3), 1991. Mixed media on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery.Howardena Pindell will present her work in conversation with Naomi Beckwith and Valerie Cassel Oliver, co-curators of What Remains to be Seen. The exhibition is the first major survey of the Pindell’s work and opens at MCA Chicago in 2018 and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 2019.

    Presented byCarpenter Center for the Visual Arts... Read more about Artist Talk: Howardena Pindell

    2017 Nov 09

    Books as Portals: Reading and Responding to Historical Collections in the 21st Century

    5:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Lamont Library, Forum Room, 11 Quincy St

    Houghton Library presents its biannual Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture: Books as Portals: Reading and Responding to Historical Collections in the 21st Century by Katherine M. Ruffin, Proprietor of Shinola Press and Book Studies and Book Arts Program Director at Wellesley College

    Presented by: Houghton Library... Read more about Books as Portals: Reading and Responding to Historical Collections in the 21st Century

    2017 Nov 07

    Visiting Scholar Lecture with Nancy M. Servis

    Registration Closed 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

    Presented by: Ceramics ProgramRon Nagel, Lobster Cup

    State of Clay: Bay Area Ceramics by Nancy M. Servis

    This lecture is free and open to the public, but seats are limited. To register, please RSVP here or email Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

    From pottery to sculptural expression, Nancy M. Servis unveils the dynamic variety of ceramics found in Northern California. Long recognized as a vital and populous state with extensive clay deposits, California has been the home of refined vessel-makers and artistic rule-breakers for over 75 years, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her image-illustrated presentation, State of Clay: Bay Area Ceramics contextualizes clay's extensive use that includes stylistic architecture in Oakland, impassioned potters like... Read more about Visiting Scholar Lecture with Nancy M. Servis

    2017 Nov 01

    Lecture: Encyclopedia or Kaleidoscope? When Private Philosophy Chambers Go Public

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

    In this lecture, James Delbourgo, associate professor of the history of science and the Atlantic World at Rutgers University, reflects on the restaging of Harvard’s Philosophy Chamber and asks what kind of museological value lies in undoing the specialization of knowledge to return to the universal: does it reconstitute an enlightened encyclopedism or ignite a chain reaction of kaleidoscopic juxtapositions? Given the apparent contrast between secretive early modern universalism and the public character of modern specialized knowledge, what does it mean to restage private philosophy chambers for public audiences in 2017?

    Presented by: Harvard Art Museums... Read more about Lecture: Encyclopedia or Kaleidoscope? When Private Philosophy Chambers Go Public

    2017 Oct 26

    Lecture: How Coin Finds Are Changing the Face of Roman Britain: The Contribution of the Portable Antiquities Scheme

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

    Roger Bland, former Keeper of Coins at the British Museum and Founder of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, will deliver this evening’s lecture.

    Presented by: Harvard Art Museums... Read more about Lecture: How Coin Finds Are Changing the Face of Roman Britain: The Contribution of the Portable Antiquities Scheme

    2017 Oct 25

    In Between Places: Making Contemporary Art in the Middle East

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

    In the Annual Henri Zerner Lecture, Glenn D. Lowry, director of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, uses the idea of “in between-ness” as a social, political, and geographical metaphor to suggest how many artists from the Middle East, including Bouchra Khalili, Oraib Toukan, Wael Shawky, Walid Raad, and Rania Stephan, among others, have developed strategies to make art that is at once rooted in local concerns and engaged with universal issues. Lowry argues that the Middle East is not an isolated and foreign place but is a case study for how we locate ourselves in time and space in a rapidly changing world, one where social and cultural mores are in flux.

    Presented by: Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Harvard Art Museums... Read more about In Between Places: Making Contemporary Art in the Middle East

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