“Rethinking Enlightenment” showcases Houghton Library’s remarkable holdings of texts by eighteenth-century French women. Beyond describing how these writers critiqued their society, the exhibition demonstrates their active participation in the philosophical and artistic development of modern France. For scholars of the Enlightenment to anyone interested in women’s history, it is a timely reminder of the forgotten figures in intellectual history.
Presented in conjunction with the bicentenary of the Harvard Map Collection, this exhibition brings together over sixty landmark literary maps, from the 200-mile-wide island in Thomas More’s Utopia to the supercontinent called the Stillness in N. K. Jemisin’s 'The Fifth Season.'
Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
Jennifer Bornstein RI’15 is an internationally exhibited artist who works in diverse media, including video, 16-millimeter film, sculpture, and printmaking. Her exhibition titled "Feminist Archaeology" is an interdisciplinary art project consisting of an original video projection with accompanying prints and sculptures. The exhibition explores different strains of feminism, which Bornstein has experienced both personally and through her research.
Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse Gallery, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.
IRRESOLUTION is the first retrospective devoted to the artistic career of Yoshiaki Shimizu (b. 1936), a Japanese-born, Harvard-trained painter, and later historian of Japanese art, who was associated with a number of important postwar movements of abstract painting.
Houghton celebrates what would have been the collector Julio Santo Domingo’s 60th birthday with an in-depth look at his creation, the LSD Library, from one student’s perspective. Birthday cake will be served!
Level 1, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St
We Just Fit, You and Iiis a group exhibition that probes the boundaries between bodies and architecture. Featuring Michelle Lopez, Sondra Perry, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Michael E. Smith, each artist looks to contemporary technology, unexpected material behavior, and architecture as primary means by which to re-articulate the human form.
Level 3, Sert Gallery, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St
Matt Keegan’s exhibition at the Carpenter Center continues his long-standing exploration of language, materials, and identity formation.Replicate, Keegan’s first institutional solo presentation in the US, includes his recent video, Generation (2016), alongside sculpture, and two new site specific commissions—a hanging textile and a cardboard-lattice work made in response to the Sert Gallery space.
Rob Ondo is a Cleveland Institute of Art graduate who majored in Illustration and minored in Printmaking. Rob's work for this exhibit are surreal, whimsical limited edition fire art lithographs, printed on a hard-operated press, from special limestone.
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: September 11-December 19, 2017 Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM-7 PM
This fall sees Harvard launch a new curriculum for undergraduate music study. The small exhibit marks the beginning of the new era of the University’s music concentration by re-examining the origins of musicology--the study of sound as a scholarly pursuit--through the working papers of its founder Guido Adler (1855-1941).... Read more about Guido Adler: Father of Musicology
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: September 5-December 16, 2017 Tuesday, September 26, 12:30-1:00 pm, and Wednesday, October 11, 5:30-6:00 pm: View the exhibition with Hope Mayo, Philip Hofer Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts. Also by appointment. For further details,...