Galleries

2017 May 22

Henry David Thoreau at 200

1:55pm

Location: 

Houghton Library

Presented by: Houghton Library
Admission: Exhibitions at Houghton Library are free and open to the public – no Harvard ID is necessary to view the exhibitions. 
Exhbition Runs: May 22–September 2, 2017
Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM-7 PM

As scholars, teachers, politicians, and pundits debate what America is and means by reimagining or rewriting the America in which we live, it is worth recalling the America actually lived in and written about by the country’s first generation born after the American Revolution. The bicentenary of Henry David Thoreau, who was born in Concord, Massachusetts, on July 12, 1817 and died there on May 6, 1862, provides such an occasion. … Read more about Henry David Thoreau at 200

2017 May 24

Harlem: Found Ways

Wed - Sat, May 24 to Jul 15, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art, 102 Mt Auburn St.

Presented by: The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art
Admission: Free and open to the public
Exhbition Runs: May 24 - July 15, 2017
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10 AM-5 PM
Opening Reception: May 23, 6 PM
Related event: Dawoud Bey in Conversation with Makeda Best, the new Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at Harvard Art Museums: May 24, 12 PM. Register here. 

 

 

 

With the exhibition Harlem: Found Ways, the Cooper Gallery presents artistic visions and engagements specific to Harlem, New York City, in the last decades. … Read more about Harlem: Found Ways

2017 May 08

Open House 75: Houghton Library Staff Select

Mon - Sat, May 8 to Aug 19, 9:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: 

Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room

Presented by: Houghton Library
Admission: Exhibitions at Houghton Library are free and open to the public – no Harvard ID is necessary to view the exhibitions. 
Exhbition Runs: May 8-August 19, 2017
Opening Reception: May 16, 4 PM
Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM-7 PM
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2017 Jun 15

Allison Smith: Common Goods

Thu - Sun, Jun 15 to Aug 6, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: 

Level 3, Corridor, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free and open to the public
Runs: June 15-August 6
Galleries: 12–6 PM,  Thu–Sun
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Allison Smith presents Common Goods (2017) as an installation at the Carpenter Center and related workshops in the nearby Cambridge Common Park in conjunction with the City’s public art summer series … Read more about Allison Smith: Common Goods

2017 Jun 08

Media Bichos: Wavelinks

Thu - Sun, Jun 8 to Sep 24, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: 

Level 1, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free and open to the public
Runs: June 8-September 24
Galleries: 12–6 PM,  Thu–Sun
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Renée Green’s Pacing residency continues with a summer installation of Media Bichos: Wavelinks in CCVA’s Level 1 Gallery space.

Designed as viewing stations for MoMA's media collection, Media Bichos were conceived as… Read more about Media Bichos: Wavelinks

2017 Apr 28

VES 2017 Senior Thesis: elsewhere—here

5:00pm

Location: 

Level 1 + Level 3, Sert Gallery, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free and open to the public
Opening Reception: Fri, Apr 28, 5 pm
Runs: April 28-May 26
Galleries: 12–6 PM,  Thu–Sun
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For many Visual and Environmental Studies students, the Senior Thesis is the capstone experience in the department. Students conceive their theses in conjunction with… Read more about VES 2017 Senior Thesis: elsewhere—here

2017 May 18

Trisha Baga: CCC (Ceramics Club Cambridge)

Thu - Sun, May 18 to Sep 17, 9:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: 

Level 0, Display Case, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free and open to the public
Runs: May 18-September 17
Galleries: 12–6 PM,  Thu–Sun
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Why make ceramic protest signs? Because we will be protesting these things for a long time to come….This proposition informs the CCVA summer Display Case exhibition CCC (Ceramics Club Cambridge) featuring an installation of… Read more about Trisha Baga: CCC (Ceramics Club Cambridge)

2017 Mar 06

Houghton and the Presidents

Mon - Mon, Mar 6 to Jul 3, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Houghton Library, Keats Room

Presented by: Houghton Library
Admission: Exhibitions at Houghton Library are free and open to the public – no Harvard ID is necessary to view the exhibitions. 
Exhbition Runs: March 6 - July 3, 2017
Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM-7 PM
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On January 20th, 2017, Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of… Read more about Houghton and the Presidents

2017 Mar 10

Scale: A Matter of Perspective

Fri - Sun, Mar 10 to Dec 10, 3:15pm - 3:15pm

Location: 

The Special Exhibitions Gallery, Science Center, Room 371, 1 Oxford Street

Alice in WonderlandPresented by: The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Admission: Free and open to the public
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM
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Scale has long captivated the human imagination, as evidenced in classics such as Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and in today’s popular movies and television shows. People spend hours making models that shrink or enlarge everyday objects and surroundings. They invent technologies to explore tiny realms or search vast stretches of the cosmos beyond sight. … Read more about Scale: A Matter of Perspective

2017 Mar 03

The Artist’s Museum

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St.

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free
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Talk

Dan Byers: The Artist's Museum
Anna Craycroft and Ann Reynolds in conversation: "Creative Research" Should be an Oxymoron
Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 4–6 pm
Level 0, Lecture Hall

Screening + Performance

Pierre Leguillon: The Promise of the Screen 
Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 6–8 pm
Level 1 … Read more about The Artist’s Museum

2017 Mar 01

Silhouette as art and entertainment: featuring UK artist Charles Burns

5:30pm

Location: 

Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room

Presented by: Houghton Library and Charles Burns, silhouette artist
Admission: Free and open to the public

Join us for an engaging lecture and live demonstration of a lost art. The art of cutting profile portraits with scissors is a craft with a fascinating past. Charles Burns, aka The Roving Artist, will trace the history of the silhouette through the centuries, drawing on examples from the Houghton Library collections, and share his revival of it as… Read more about Silhouette as art and entertainment: featuring UK artist Charles Burns

2017 Feb 21

Increase-What's in a Name? The man, his legacy, and the naming of Mather House

Tue - Tue, Feb 21 to Mar 21, 1:40pm - 1:40pm

Location: 

Mather House - The Sandra Naddaff and Leigh Hafrey Three Columns Gallery

Presented by: Mather House
Admission: Free and open to the public
Runs: February 21-March 21

Over the last few years, Harvard has grappled with the historical legacy of the names and symbols that describe its campus and define its image. Increase Mather, a Puritan minister, Harvard’s 7th president, and the namesake of Mather House, has often been mentioned as one of the more controversial figures. Mather students and affiliates have spent some… Read more about Increase-What's in a Name? The man, his legacy, and the naming of Mather House

2016 Nov 07

Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

First floor, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Yard, 3 James St.

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free admission
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM
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Related event: Harvard Treasures Tour: Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement, at the Schlesinger Library: Monday, March 6, 12-1 PM

Among the treasures in the Schlesinger Library are photograph collections that document the women’s liberation movement between the late 1960s and 1980s. This exhibition highlights the work of two influential feminist photographers during that tumultuous era. Bettye Lane and Freda Leinwand spent years capturing the moments—large and small—that transformed American history. … Read more about Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement

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