Museums

2017 Oct 13

Electrical Fire! A Course of Experiments Performed for the Curious in the Philosophy Chamber

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Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Science Center, Lecture Hall D, 1 Oxford St

Ever wonder what it was like to attend Harvard College in the mid-1700s? Join Harvard’s Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments to re-create 18th-century electrical experiments straight out of the lecture notes of Professor John Winthrop.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, and USW30: Tangible Things: Harvard Collections in World History... Read more about Electrical Fire! A Course of Experiments Performed for the Curious in the Philosophy Chamber

2017 Oct 12

Gallery Talk at the Harvard Art Museums

Repeats every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday until Wed Jan 31 2018 except Wed Nov 08 2017, Tue Nov 14 2017, Wed Nov 15 2017, Tue Nov 21 2017, Wed Nov 22 2017, Thu Nov 23 2017, Wed Nov 29 2017. Also includes Sat Nov 18 2017, Sat Dec 16 2017, Thu Jan 04 2018.
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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Hear from curators, conservators, fellows and museums staff in the galleries. See Harvard Art Museums website for information on specific Gallery Talks. 

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission.... Read more about Gallery Talk at the Harvard Art Museums

2017 Oct 13

Making Room: Cartography, Collecting, and the Construction of Empire

6:00pm to 7:30pm

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Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

This program is the keynote lecture for the symposium The Room Where It Happens: On the Agency of Interior Spaces (October 13–14) at the Harvard Art Museums.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: The symposium is presented as part of HUBweek 2017 (October 10–15). The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Please register here. Following the lecture, The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820 exhibition will remain open until 8pm.... Read more about Making Room: Cartography, Collecting, and the Construction of Empire

2017 Sep 25

Rotten Apples: Botanical Models of Diversity and Disease at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Mon - Thu, Sep 25 to Dec 31, 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St

Rotten ApplesCombining historic wax models with a series of exquisitely-crafted glass models made by Rudolf Blaschka, this small, special exhibit, located in the Glass Flowers gallery, reveals the astonishing diversity of apples and the surprising beauty of the fungal and bacterial infections that afflict these and other fruits. 

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History... Read more about Rotten Apples: Botanical Models of Diversity and Disease at Harvard Museum of Natural History

2017 Sep 18

What About Revolution? Three Lectures on Aesthetic Practices after 1917

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Nov 06 2017 except Mon Sep 25 2017, Mon Oct 09 2017, Mon Oct 16 2017, Mon Oct 23 2017, Mon Oct 30 2017.
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Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

On the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, this lecture series brings to campus three internationally distinguished historians of modern art to discuss the role that artists and filmmakers played in the revolutionary reorganization of social relations in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and ’30s. How did their utopian imagination take on spatial and pictorial form? How did their work help to engender processes of emancipation and social transformation? And what role has their example played in the intersection of radical aesthetics and leftist politics ever since?

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums... Read more about What About Revolution? Three Lectures on Aesthetic Practices after 1917

2017 Sep 28

Gallery Talk: Unroll or Unfold? Formats and Materials in East Asian Painting

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission. See website for admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk. Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Anne Driesse, senior paper conservator in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, and Yan Yang, curatorial assistant for the collection in the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, will give today’s gallery talk.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Unroll or Unfold? Formats and Materials in East Asian Painting

2017 Sep 26

Gallery Talk: Nature Beautified

12:30pm to 1:00pm

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission. See website for admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk. Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Elizabeth Rudy, the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Associate Curator of Prints, and Christina Taylor, assistant paper conservator, will give today’s gallery talk.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Nature Beautified

2017 Oct 14

Symposium: The Room Where It Happens: On the Agency of Interior Spaces

9:00am to 5:00pm

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Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

The Room Where It Happens: On the Agency of Interior Spaces explores the concept of rooms as idea generators throughout global history.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: The symposium is presented as part of HUBweek 2017 (October 10–15). The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Please register here.... Read more about Symposium: The Room Where It Happens: On the Agency of Interior Spaces

2017 Sep 02

150th Anniversary Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides-Fall 2017

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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave

Presented byPeabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Tours: Fridays, 12:30 pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 2 pm (September 1-December 1)
Admission: Free with museum admission; no registration required for groups of five or less. For college-age visitors and older. Maximum of 20 people per tour. Call 617-495-3216 for reservations for groups of six or more. 
Tours offered in French, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean and Turkish by special request!

Tours visit highlights on the first and third floors. Guides encourage conversation and are interested in visitor reflections.... Read more about 150th Anniversary Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides-Fall 2017

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