Museums

2017 Jan 21

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

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

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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

2017 Feb 06

Gallery Talk: Lluís Borrassà’s Saint John the Baptist and Saint Barbara

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 02

Gallery Talk: Back Stories

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. See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Elizabeth Molacek, the Frederick Randolph Grace Curatorial Fellow in Ancient Art, will give today’s gallery talk.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Back Stories

2017 Feb 01

Gallery Talk: Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

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 Jan 26

Gallery Talk: Abstraction in Postwar Germany

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 Mar 22

New Digs and Discoveries at Sardis in Turkey

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free. 
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Research from the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis in western Turkey, sponsored by Harvard and Cornell Universities, continues to produce exciting and unexpected surprises. In this lecture, Director Nicholas Cahill, professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present recent results from the expedition.... Read more about New Digs and Discoveries at Sardis in Turkey

2017 Feb 22

Ephemeral Yet Enduring: Challenges in Contemporary Conservation

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free. Following the lecture, the special exhibition galleries will remain open until 8pm.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Narayan Khandekar, director of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies and senior conservation scientist, and Angela Chang, assistant director and conservator of objects and sculpture, will discuss the various issues that arise in conserving contemporary art.

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2017 Jan 25

Gallery Talk: The Life of Luxury-Household Objects from Ancient Rome

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 Jan 20

Gallery Talk: The Presidential Portrait

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. See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Ethan Lasser, head of the Division of European and American Art and the Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Curator of American Art, will give today’s gallery talk.... Read more about Gallery Talk: The Presidential Portrait

2017 Feb 22

Gallery Talk: Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate-18th-Century Vessels

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. See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Casey Monahan, the Cunningham Curatorial Assistant for the Collection in the Division of European and American Art, will give today’s gallery talk.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate-18th-Century Vessels

2017 Feb 09

Eva Hesse: Film Screening and Discussion

Repeats on the fourth Monday of March until Mon Mar 27 2017 .
6:00pm to 8:30pm

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free admission. See website for museum admission.
Film showings: Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 7
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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The documentary Eva Hesse, by Marcie Begleiter (2016), investigates the life and artistic practice of one of the most influential and experimental artists of the last half-century. Emerging from the male-dominated artistic milieu of 1960s minimalism, Hesse created work that pushed new boundaries as she deliberately chose complicated and often impermanent materials for her sculptures.... Read more about Eva Hesse: Film Screening and Discussion

2017 Jan 11

Gallery Talk: The Materiality of Mourning

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Feb 13 2017 except Mon Jan 16 2017, Mon Jan 23 2017, Mon Jan 30 2017, Mon Feb 06 2017. Also includes Thu Feb 23 2017, Mon Mar 06 2017, Mon Mar 13 2017, Thu Apr 06 2017.
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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 Jan 28

Peabody Museum 150th Anniversary Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides

Repeats every week on Sunday, Saturday until Sun Apr 30 2017 .
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Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Presented byPeabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Tours: Fridays, 12:30 pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 2 pm
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. 

Offered all during fall and spring semesters, the tours visit museum highlights on the first and third floors, encouraging conversation and interest in visitor reflections. Free with museum admission; no registration required for groups of five or less. For college-age visitors and older. Meet in the museum's side lobby near the water fountain. Tours are 45 minutes.... Read more about Peabody Museum 150th Anniversary Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides

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