Museums

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.
See website for museum admission.
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.
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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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2017 Apr 30

The Magic of Java

2:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave.

Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Admission: Special Event (all ages). Free and open to the public. Small charge for coffee tasting. 
Hours: 9 AM-5 PM, every day
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Free Admission Day in Honor of the Peabody Museum’s 150th Anniversary  

Jody Diamond, Artist in Residence, Music Department, Harvard University, with Gamelan Si Betty

Shadow theater and live music, popular highlights of the Javanese village at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, come to the galleries of the Peabody Museum!... Read more about The Magic of Java

2017 Apr 22

Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology

Sat - Thu, Apr 22 to Dec 31, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave

Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Admission: Free with Harvard ID; admission to one museum admits you to both during regular hours. See website for admission rates for non-Harvard ID holders. The Peabody Museum is adjacent to the Harvard Museum of Natural History
Hours: 9 AM-5 PM, every day
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On April 22, 2017, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology will celebrate its 150th anniversary year by opening All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology. Unveiled within a beautifully restored 4th floor gallery, this new exhibition will feature an astonishing array of over 600 objects from Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, many on display for the very first time.... Read more about Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology

2017 Mar 02

Voices of the Rainforest in 7.1 Surround Sound

9:00pm to 10:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and the Sensory Ethnography Lab
Admission: Free admission
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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On Earth Day in 1991, Mickey Hart’s World series on Rykodisc released Voices of the Rainforest, Steven Feld’s acousmatic composition of a day in the life of the Bosavi rainforest and Kaluli people in interior Papua New Guinea. The CD touched multiple audiences concerned with ecological integrity, interspecies art, and cultural survival. The work remains in circulation through Smithsonian Folkways.... Read more about Voices of the Rainforest in 7.1 Surround Sound

2017 Mar 01

Gallery Talk: The Photography of August Sander

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

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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2017 Feb 24

Film: Mele Murals

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard University Native American Program and the Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission. See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Mele Murals is a documentary about the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians. Two graffiti artists—Estria Miyashiro and John Hina (“Prime”)—tell how their street art has taken them on personal journeys to discover their history, identity, and responsibilities as Hawaiian people.... Read more about Film: Mele Murals

2017 Jan 27

Modern Art in Technicolor: Art, Film, and American Identity

2:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission. See website for museum admission.
Film: John Frankenheimer The Manchurian Candidate, 1962 (126 min.; black and white)
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm

Modern Art in Technicolor: Art, Film, and American Identity Focusing on postwar American art and film, this series examines the formation of national identity. Each screening pairs a work from the museums’ modern and contemporary art collection with a film that speaks to its concerns.... Read more about Modern Art in Technicolor: Art, Film, and American Identity

2017 Feb 01

Winslow Homer’s Summer Night: New Perspectives

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free. Following the lecture, the gallery featuring Summer Night (2700) will remain open until 8pm.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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On loan to the Harvard Art Museums from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Winslow Homer’s Summer Night (1890) is often described as one of the most extraordinary nocturnes in the history of American art. This scene of two women dancing in the moonlight at the water’s edge is one of the first oil paintings Homer completed after settling on the coast of Maine in 1883.... Read more about Winslow Homer’s Summer Night: New Perspectives

2017 Jan 21

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

Sat - Sun, Jan 21 to May 7, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: See website for admission infomation.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
Exhibition runs: January 21–May 7, 2017
Related eventsGallery Talk: Drawing: Medium, Discourse, Object, Feb. 1, 12:30-1 PM; Drawing: Medium, Discourse, Object, Feb. 8, 6-7:30 PM
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This exhibition traces the emergence of the modern understanding of drawing in multiple senses: as an autonomous form of expression; an index of the artist’s personal style; an object of aesthetic contemplation; an epistemological tool; and a commodity.... Read more about Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

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