Galleries

2017 Mar 06

Houghton and the Presidents

Mon - Mon, Mar 12 to Jul 9, 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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2017 Mar 10

Scale: A Matter of Perspective

Fri - Sun, Mar 16 to Dec 16, 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
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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...

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2017 Feb 21

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

Tue - Tue, Feb 27 to Mar 27, 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...

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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

2017 Jan 17

Collecting at Houghton Now

Tue - Thu, Jan 23 to Apr 5, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Amy Lowell Gallery, 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: January 17 - March 30, 2017
Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM-7 PM

This exhibition introduces you to Houghton’s curators, showcases...

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2017 Jan 10

Exhibition: HIST 75H: A Masterclass on Houghton Library, and Houghton75

Tue - Sat, Jan 16 to Apr 28, 9:00am - 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: January 10 - April 22, 2017
Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM-7 PM
Reception & Podcast Launch: Februrary 13, 5:30-7:30pm. RSVP to houghtonlibrary_events@harvard.edu

Harvard faculty celebrate Houghton Library’s 75th anniversary with a masterclass on its outstanding collections. 

Houghton75 is a new podcast series that presents different voices and perspectives on Houghton Library in its seventy-fifth year. Learn more>

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2017 Jan 17

Exhibition: Material Practice as Research: Digital Design and Fabrication

Tue Jan 17 (All day) to Fri Feb 10 (All day)

Location: 

Gallery 224, Ceramics Program

Exhibition: Material Practice as Research: Digital Design and Fabrication

This exhibition features ceramics in experimental architectural applications made by students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design during the Fall 2016 course, ...

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2017 Apr 26

Overlay: Exhibition by Xaviera Simmons

Wed - Sat, May 2 to Jul 7, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden St

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public
Exhibition Runs: 4/26-7/1 
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 12-5 PM
Overlay Exhibition Opening Discussion: Tuesday, April 25, 5 PM
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Overlay, an exhibition created by the multimedia artist Xaviera Simmons for the Radcliffe Institute, uses text-based video, photographs, and soundscapes to feature characters rooted in stories and historical narratives found in the archives of the Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America.... Read more about Overlay: Exhibition by Xaviera Simmons

2017 Mar 22

Exhibition: No Time, No Place, No Body

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden St

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public
Exhibition Runs: 2/1-3/4 
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 12-5 PM
Related events: 3/22, 4 PM: Fellow’s presentation by A.K. Burns in Sheerr Room, Fay House; 3/22, 5 PM: Opening reception in the Gallery

The three artworks by A.K. Burns displayed in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery span more than a decade of the artist’s diverse practice.... Read more about Exhibition: No Time, No Place, No Body

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