Museums

2020 Mar 14

Face to Face: Portraits of Museum Animals by Jana Matusz

Sat - Sun, Mar 14 to Jun 21, 9:00pm - 5:00pm

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Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

MatsuzLionCubJana Matusz, an accomplished Massachusetts-based painter and founding sketching facilitator volunteer with the museum, has explored this with expressive prints, based on original paintings, that animate animals found in the Harvard Museum of Natural History. ...

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2020 May 21

[CANCELED] From the Hands of the Makers

6:00pm

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Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
BlaschkaWorkTableFrom 1886 to 1936, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka applied their artistic talents and knowledge of natural history to create an exquisite collection of glass models of plants to support the botanical education of Harvard students and the public. This program will explore the history, conservation, and relevance of... Read more about [CANCELED] From the Hands of the Makers
2020 Mar 05

The Khufu Boat

6:00pm

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Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
KhufuBoatIn 1954, Egyptian archaeologist Kamal el-Mallakh discovered a 144-foot ship buried next to the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Khufu boat—one of the oldest-known planked vessels from antiquity—was interred in honor of Khufu, the pharaoh who built the Great Pyramid. Bob Brier, Senior Research Fellow, Long Island University,... Read more about The Khufu Boat
2020 Feb 13

Opening Celebration - Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

5:00pm to 9:00pm

PaintingEdoCelebrate the opening of the Harvard Art Museums’ largest ever exhibition, Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection, on view from February 14 through July 26, 2020. Opening lecture at 6pm, followed by the reception. Galleries open 5 to 9pm. Free and open to the public (tickets requied for lecture only... Read more about Opening Celebration - Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection
2020 Feb 27

The Ancient Maya Response to Climate Change: A Cautionary Tale

6:00pm

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Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
TurnerMayaAncient Maya civilization—known for its cities, monumental architecture, ceramics, hieroglyphic writing, and advanced understanding of mathematics and astronomy—suffered a major demise between the tenth and eleventh centuries. The causes continue to be investigated and debated. Paleoenvironmental research over the past twenty years... Read more about The Ancient Maya Response to Climate Change: A Cautionary Tale
2020 Feb 29

Dig into Dinner

1:00pm to 4:00pm

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Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
DigIntoDinnerA special event for children ages 4–8. Explore the new Resetting the Table exhibition, starting at the dinner table set for a party. Family-friendly activities about what we eat will be set up throughout the gallery: drop in for smell stations, Play-Doh® desserts, games with prizes, and a raffle of dinner for... Read more about Dig into Dinner
2020 Feb 26

Olfaction in Science and Society

6:00pm

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Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
DulacGoldwormThe sense of smell plays a critical role in human behavior, from warning us of potential dangers to attracting us to certain foods, places, and people. Harvard scientists Catherine Dulac and Venkatesh Murthy study the molecules, cells, and brain circuits that underlie olfaction and the social behaviors that aromas... Read more about Olfaction in Science and Society
2019 Dec 11

HMSC Member Night at the Museums

5:30pm to 9:00pm

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Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
HMSCMemberNightWander the museum after hours, enjoy seasonal treats, and go behind the scenes to see objects not currently on exhibit. Members will also receive a special 25% discount at the gift shop during the month of December. Museum membership and reservation required. For membership, reservations, and additional information,... Read more about HMSC Member Night at the Museums
2019 Nov 05

“Broken Nature” and Other Design Exhibitions for the Real World

5:30pm

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Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
PaolaAntonelliThe XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, highlighted the concept of restorative design, plotting its role in surveying our species’ bonds with the complex systems in the world, and in designing reparations when necessary, through objects, concepts, and new systems. Paola... Read more about “Broken Nature” and Other Design Exhibitions for the Real World
2019 Oct 12

Student Guide Tour

11:00am to 11:50am

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
HAMStudentGuideTourThese tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, focus on select objects chosen by each student guide and provide visitors a unique, thematic view into collections. Free with museum admisson. For admission and additional information, click... Read more about Student Guide Tour
2019 Oct 12

Tour: Crossing Lines, Constructing Home

10:30am to 11:30am

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
LiliAlmogWhat does it mean to be displaced from culture and home? What are the historical contexts for understanding our contemporary moment? How does an artist’s work and process embody and engage the narratives of displacement and belonging?Join Katherine Mintie, the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Research Fellow in Photography in... Read more about Tour: Crossing Lines, Constructing Home
2019 Sep 20

Visual Science: The Art of Research

Fri Sep 20, 11:00am to Mon Sep 7, 4:00pm

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Special Exhibitions Gallery 251, Harvard Science Center, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138
MondrianThe Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments presents a new exhibition on the symbiotic relationship between scientific research and visual art. Free and open to the public. For additional information, click... Read more about Visual Science: The Art of Research

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