Museums

2016 Dec 01

FILM: Lightbox Gallery Screening: COMPULSIVE PRACTICE

10:00am to 5:00pm

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Lightbox Gallery (Level 5), Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission
COMPULSIVE PRACTICE will screen on loop in the Lightbox Gallery (Level 5) throughout the day.
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For the 2016 Day Without Art, Visual AIDS presents COMPULSIVE PRACTICE (2016), a video compilation of the compulsive practices of nine artists and activists who live with their cameras as a way to manage, reflect upon, and change how they are deeply affected by HIV/AIDS. This hour-long video program will screen internationally at museums, art institutions, schools, and AIDS organizations.... Read more about FILM: Lightbox Gallery Screening: COMPULSIVE PRACTICE

2016 May 21

Sea Creatures in Glass at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Sat - Tue, May 21 to May 21, 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History
Admission: See website for admission information
Museum hours: Open daily 9 AM-5 PM
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Many years before they were commissioned by Harvard University to make the Glass Flowers, father and son artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka meticulously shaped glass into lifelike models of marine and terrestrial animals. Renowned for their beauty and exacting detail, the Blaschka invertebrate models were commissioned by universities and museums throughout world during the nineteenth century.... Read more about Sea Creatures in Glass at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

2016 Dec 09

Receptions, Transformations and Innovations: Transcultural Discourses in Korean Art

9:30am to 5:00pm

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CGIS South Building, Second Floor 1730 Cambridge St

Presented by: Korea Institute, Harvard University
Admission: Contact the Korea Institute at (617) 496-2141 for more information.

Korean Art History Workshop 2016, co-sponsored by the Asia Center, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

Organized by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of...

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2016 Nov 02

Sea Creatures in Glass: Lecture and Book Signing

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
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Many years before they were commissioned by Harvard University to make the famed Glass Flowers, father and son artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka meticulously shaped glass into lifelike models of marine and terrestrial animals.... Read more about Sea Creatures in Glass: Lecture and Book Signing

2016 Feb 11

Recreating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres

Thu - Fri, Feb 11 to May 31, 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Ave

Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Admission: Free  
Museum hours: Open Monday-Friday, 10am - 4pm; Sundays, 1pm - 4pm. Closed Saturday
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An interdisciplinary collaboration at Harvard University has created a full-scale reproduction of an ancient Egyptian...

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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

Location: 

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

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." src="/profiles/openscholar/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" title="<--break-->">... Read more about Student Guide Tour: Harvard Art Museums

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