Museums

2018 Jun 30

Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep

Sat Jun 30, 10:00am to Sun May 19, 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Lily SimonsonGlowing under black lights, luminescent paintings by California artist Lily Simonson embody a synergy between art and science that reveals new ways of seeing and understanding life forms in the deep ocean.

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History
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2018 Jun 21

Summer Solstice Celebration 2018

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Summer Solstice by Jeffrey BlackwellOn the longest day of the year, explore the world and have fun at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture's Summer Solstice Celebration. Enjoy free admission to the four museums: the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, the Harvard Semitic Museum,  the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. Visit our newest exhibitions.

Presented by: Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Admission: Free and open to the public. 
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2018 May 08

The Best New Work

Tue - Thu, May 8 to May 10, 12:00pm - 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Artist David Levine’s The Best New Work is a series of performances designed to deliver canonical works of art criticism to a wider audience by performing them, as personal monologues, in the exhibition venue itself. Actors drift through the galleries, gift shop, cafe, and open spaces of the building, performing their essay as though on an endless loop. The performers’ attitude, delivery, affect, and mood reflect their location, their audience, and time of day.

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2018 Jun 11

Cambridge Open Archives

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

The Harvard Art Museums Archives is participating in Cambridge Open Archives, an annual event that offers the rare chance to visit a number of unique archives and collecting agencies in Cambridge. Staff from the Harvard Art Museums Archives will present archival materials, with a focus on the history of the Calderwood Courtyard. Talks will be held at 4pm and 5pm, in the museums’ Materials Lab, on the Lower Level.

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2018 May 22

50 Years a Curator: Whatever Happened to the Art World We Knew?

3:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Theodore E. Stebbins Jr., curator of American art, emeritus, at the Harvard Art Museums, and former curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Yale University Art Gallery, will offer his views on some of the seismic changes he has observed in the art world since 1961. He will describe such positive developments as the growing popularity of art and art museums and the ever-increasing quality of exhibitions, and less positive ones, including the decline of connoisseurship. Stebbins will discuss the work of Andrew Wyeth and Jeff Koons, among others.

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2018 May 23

Gallery Talk: Survivor’s Remorse

12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Jessica Bardsley, the Agnes Mongan Curatorial Fellow in the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, will give this gallery talk related to the exhibition A.K. Burns: Survivor’s Remorse, on view May 19, 2018–August 12, 2018.

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2018 May 31

Gallery Talk: The Renovation and Expansion Project

12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us for an architectural tour that will stop on all of the Harvard Art Museums’ public floors, led by Peter Atkinson, director of facilities planning and management. You will hear about the history of the building, which is registered on the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as learn more about the concepts behind and execution of our eight-year renovation and expansion project.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk,...

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2018 May 10

Gallery Talk: American Art 101

12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

 

Ethan Lasser, head of the Division of European and American Art and the Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Curator of American Art, will give this gallery talk. The talk is part of a series about American art, which is intended for beginners, enthusiasts, and people who just like looking at art.

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2018 May 12

Gallery Talk: Re-Visions of Hell

10:30am

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

Matt Collins, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard, and James Yamada, senior design technologist at Certain Measures and tool developer at the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, will give this gallery talk.

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