Museums

2014 Oct 18

Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures

9:00am to 5:00pm

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Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 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. General admission includes all exhibits. The Peabody Museum is adjacent to the Harvard Museum of Natural History
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War is a persistent attribute of human cultures through time, and weapons are crafted with a practical, and deadly, intent. Nearly as pervasive as war itself, is the practice of decorating objects used to wage it. Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures is a new Peabody Museum exhibition that presents the varied beauty and craftsmanship of war objects drawn from cultures around the world. From maces, clubs, daggers, and spears, to shields, helmets, and entire suits of armor, this exhibition offers museum-goers more than 150 striking examples of weapons that are also extraordinary works of art.... Read more about Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures

2016 Aug 27

Modern Art and Modernity

Sat Aug 27, 10:00am to Sun Jan 8, 5:00pm

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University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with Harvard ID for you and one guest. Others; $15 Adults; $10 Non-Harvard Students (18+); Seniors; $13. Free for youth under 18, Cambridge residents (proof of residency required), Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10am–noon (proof of residency required).
Museum Hours: 10 AM-5 PM
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This University Teaching Gallery installation explores defining moments in the development of modern European and American art from the 18th through 20th century. A range of media—from drawing, painting, and printmaking to photography and photomontage—is included.... Read more about Modern Art and Modernity

2016 Aug 27

Vision and Justice: The Art of Citizenship

Sat Aug 27, 10:00am to Sun Jan 8, 5:00pm

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University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with Harvard ID for you and one guest. Others; $15 Adults; $10 Non-Harvard Students (18+); Seniors; $13. Free for youth under 18, Cambridge residents (proof of residency required), Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10am–noon (proof of residency required).
Museum Hours: 10 AM-5 PM
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This University Teaching Gallery installation examines the contested relationship between art, justice, and African American culture from the 19th through 21st century in the United States. The works on display range from prints by Kara Walker and Glenn Ligon that challenge the nexus between vision and justice during slavery to photographs by Bruce Davidson and Gordon Parks that synoptically summarize events from the segregation era through the civil rights movement.... Read more about Vision and Justice: The Art of Citizenship

2016 Aug 27

Folding, Refraction, Touch: Modern and Contemporary Art in Dialogue with Wolfgang Tillmans

Sat Aug 27, 10:00am to Sun Jan 8, 5:00pm

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University Research Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

 

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with Harvard ID for you and one guest. Others; $15 Adults; $10 Non-Harvard Students (18+); Seniors; $13. Free for youth under 18, Cambridge residents (proof of residency required), Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10am–noon (proof of residency required).
Museum Hours: 10 AM-5 PM
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2016 Jul 01

Ben Rivers: The Shape of Things

Fri - Tue, Jul 1 to Oct 25, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Lightbox Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with Harvard ID for you and one guest. Others; $15 Adults; $10 Non-Harvard Students (18+); Seniors; $13. Free for youth under 18, Cambridge residents (proof of residency required), Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10am–noon (proof of residency required).
Museum Hours: 10 AM-5 PM
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Until recently, many of the objects collected by the Harvard Art Museums were documented with high-contrast black and white photography. These frequently washed-out images expressively reject the easy translation of a three-dimensional object to a flat collections record. The photographs argue that documentation is material production; documentation transfers one kind of object into another, the second fluctuating between hallucination, projection, and myth.... Read more about Ben Rivers: The Shape of Things

2016 Oct 15

Student Guide Tour: Harvard Art Museums

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

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2016 Oct 15

Student Guide Tour: Harvard Art Museums

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

These tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, focus on select objects chosen by each student guide. They provide visitors a unique view into the building and collections.... Read more about Student Guide Tour: Harvard Art Museums

2016 Oct 13

Sharing the Rough: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

6:00pm

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Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History
Admission: Free and open to the public. 

Orin J. Mazzoni III, Film Director and Graduate Gemologist
Judd Rottenberg, Graduate Gemologist, Long’s Jewelers
Monica Stephenson, Founder & President, ANZA Gems

The world of colored gemstones is dominated by individual miners and artisans, each with a unique and powerful story to tell. Sharing the Rough is an award-winning film that explores the artisanal world of colored gemstones: from the hands of the East African miners who bring these treasures to the surface and the gem cutters who breathe life into the rough stone to the designers who accentuate the beauty of each gem through precious metals and innovative design. The film also documents the challenges of East Africa’s growing mining economy.... Read more about Sharing the Rough: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

2016 Oct 27

Lights (Body): Rhythm on Camera

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums 
Admission: free; see website
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm. Following the screening, Tillmans galleries will be open until 8 pm.

Lights (Body): Rhythm on Camera is a three-part film and video series accompanying the exhibition Folding, Refraction, Touch: Wolfgang Tillmans in Dialogue with Modern and Contemporary Art. The series will feature short film and video works made between 1921 and 2015 in which artists use experimental techniques to explore relationships between sound and image, foregrounding abstraction, movement, color, sex, and the body.... Read more about Lights (Body): Rhythm on Camera

2016 Oct 04

College Night at the ICA: The Young and the Curious

6:00pm to 9:00pm

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The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston

Presented by: Institute of Contemporary Art
Tickets: Free; for undergraduates of these participating University Member collegeslimited capacity.
More information: College night event page

Boston’s universities and colleges will take over the ICA on October 4 from 6–9 PM for the ICA’s annual College Night! Located in the city’s hottest neighborhood, the ICA is your entry point to the best of contemporary culture. Join us for this contemporary take on all Boston has to offer: art, food, music, and fun.... Read more about College Night at the ICA: The Young and the Curious

2016 Nov 04

Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning

Fri Nov 4, 10:00am to Sun Apr 9, 5:00pm

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: see website
Museum HoursOpen daily 10am–5pm
ExhibitionNovember 4, 2016–April 9, 2017
Opening Celebration: November 2, 2016 at 6 PM features panel discussion with artist Doris Salcedo, author and Harvard professor Elaine Scarry, and curator Mary Schneider Enriquez. Open galleries 5–9 PM, and reception. more info>

A new exhibition featuring recent works by Salcedo, an internationally acclaimed artist whose sculpture and installations transform familiar, everyday objects into moving and powerful testimonies of loss and remembrance. Curated by Mary Schneider Enriquez, the Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums.... Read more about Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning

2016 Oct 01

Nasca Ceramics Ancient Art from Peru’s South Coast exhibit opens

Sat Oct 1, 9:00am to Mon Sep 4, 5:00pm

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Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Admission: Free with Harvard ID; admission to one museum admits you to both during regular hours. General admission includes all exhibits. The Peabody Museum is adjacent to the Harvard Museum of Natural History
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Adorned with vibrant hues and intricate designs, ceramic vessels made by the Nasca people are a strikingly beautiful testament to a culture that flourished along Peru’s arid southern coast 2,000 years ago. Although these people are perhaps most famous for the “Nazca Lines”–massive animal-shaped earthworks visible from above–a new Peabody Museum small-scale exhibit will examine this culture through its unique pottery style.... Read more about Nasca Ceramics Ancient Art from Peru’s South Coast exhibit opens

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