To mark the opening of the exhibition Analog Culture: Printer’s Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab, 1981–2001 (May 19–August 12, 2018), the Harvard Art Museums will present a conversation between artist John Schabel and printer and artist Gary Schneider.
The Harvard Art Museums will offer free admission to all visitors today, in celebration of Art Museum Day and International Museum Day, organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery of Byerly Hall at 8 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard
Now on its fourth cycle, the Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition has transformed Radcliffe Yard with bold, student-designed, site-specific installations. "Art in the Yard" showcases the remarkable student work generated in this biennial competition by presenting past winning designs alongside a behind-the-scenes look at design proposals submitted in this year’s competition.
Amid the devastation following World War II, German artists and filmmakers engaged in technical experimentation that drew upon multiple media as they sought to redefine the nature of artistic practice and its relationship to national identity. Among these experimental forms was cameraless animation, a method of abstract filmmaking that involves the direct manipulation of film through scratching, puncturing, painting, and chemical alteration of emulsion.
In celebration of ARTS FIRST, the Harvard Art Museums are offering free admission on Saturday, April 28. Explore the collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums, take a tour with a student guide, and enjoy musical performances in the Calderwood Courtyard and Adolphus Busch Hall.
Cultural production in postwar Germany was shaped by variety of oppositions: memories of the war’s horrors competed with fragile optimism for the future; renewed artistic freedoms came up against material scarcity and widespread destruction; and a growing appetite for experimentation and invention met with a lingering Nazi-inflected suspicion of anything too modern.
This listening session will re-create neues Musikfest in Menschel Hall. The program will include early compositions from the Studio for Electronic Music at WDR in addition to a series of experimental pieces by French composer Pierre Schaeffer, Cinq études de bruits (Five Studies of Noises), which was referenced in the original broadcast.