Museums

2017 Mar 25

Gallery Talk: Social Realism, Social Action

10:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

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, 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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2017 Mar 21

Dr. Hendricks at Harvard

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free and open to the public
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One of the foremost American figurative painters working today, Barkley Hendricks has long been an inspiration for younger artists. For nearly 50 years, his images of friends, acquaintances, and subjects met on the street have enlivened and interrogated art historical genre, while rendering a moving portrait of cultural and historical milieus. Flooding portraiture with oft-overlooked subjects, Hendricks focuses our attention on the conversations and representations surrounding class and race, while delivering his characters with cool wit and style.

Following his talk, Hendricks will be in conversation with Matt Saunders, assistant professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, and students from his painting class.... Read more about Dr. Hendricks at Harvard

2017 Mar 04

An Afternoon with Filmmaker Deborah Stratman

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums 
Admission: Free with museums admission. See website for admission information.
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Deborah Stratman is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker interested in landscapes and systems. Much of her work points to the relationships between physical environments and human struggles for power and control that play out on the land.... Read more about An Afternoon with Filmmaker Deborah Stratman

2017 Mar 10

Scale: A Matter of Perspective

Fri - Sun, Mar 10 to Dec 10, 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

Art Study Center Seminar: Shifting Perspectives—Art and the Production of Urban Space, 1530–1850

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Art Study Center, Level 4, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free admission, but capacity is limited to 15 and registration is recommended. To register, please email am_visitorservices@harvard.edu. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center reception desk. Note that there is a wait list for...

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2017 Mar 03

Topography of Loss: A Symposium on Doris Salcedo

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS)
Admission: Free and open to the public.
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This symposium brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines and institutions to discuss Doris Salcedo’s work within the contexts of political science, human rights, religion, philosophy and literature, and art history.... Read more about Topography of Loss: A Symposium on Doris Salcedo

2017 Mar 02

Shadows of the Absent Body

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums 
Admission: Free and open to the public. Following the lecture, the special exhibition Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning will remain open until 8pm.
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The task of public grieving for the countless lives lost to violence requires maintaining the absent body rather than its conversion into presence. The object world houses that absence and allows for its encounter.... Read more about Shadows of the Absent Body

2017 Feb 28

Doris Salcedo’s Circles of Sorrow

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and Harvard Divinity School, the Latina/o Studies Working Group in the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights (FAS), and Instituto Cervantes.
Admission: Free admission. Following the lecture, the Special Exhibitions Gallery will remain open until 8pm.
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Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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“There is no one writing in the English language today more precisely or more passionately articulating the exile’s experience than Edwidge Danticat.” —Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

In this lecture, Edwidge Danticat will reflect on the ethical and spiritual dimensions of memory and mourning, bringing her unparalleled gifts as a writer concerned with political violence and migration to respond to the Harvard Art Museums’ current special exhibition, Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning.... Read more about Doris Salcedo’s Circles of Sorrow

2017 Feb 27

Gallery Talk: Mannerist Bodies

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

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, 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.
See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Danielle Carrabino, associate research curator of European art, will give today’s gallery talk.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Mannerist Bodies

2017 Feb 25

Gallery Talk: Papal Art and the Embodiment of Power

10:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

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, 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.
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