Museums

2015 Nov 01

Family Event: Day of the Dead

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
No advance tickets required. Snack and activities free with museum admission. Skull decorating fee: $5 per skull.
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Mexican folk dance and live mariachi music encourage families to participate in this joyful event welcoming back the spirits of loved ones. Try a traditional snack in festive museum galleries. View contemporary carved and painted folk art from Oaxaca by Ventura and Norberto Fabian. Decorate a sugar skull, make papel picado (cut paper banners) or another work of art and design a message to place upon the Dia de los Muertos altar. Altars and papel picado paper banners will be on view by the end of the day Wednesday, October 28 and remain on view through November.... Read more about Family Event: Day of the Dead

2015 Oct 29

The Harvard Art Museums Go POP! Student Celebration of Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

8:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Enter via Quincy St. Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free and open to all Harvard undergraduate and graduate students; a current Harvard University ID is required for admission. Space is limited; students will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
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We're keeping our galleries open late for Harvard students to celebrate Corita Kent and the Language of Pop. Join us for a special evening, featuring:

2015 Nov 04

Trimalchio ad nauseam: Roman Art as a Tyranny of Bad Taste?

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level

Presented byHarvard Art Museums
Free admission. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

Ruth Bielfeldt, Harvard’s Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities, takes the lavish dinner party of the Roman freedman Trimalchio (described in Petronius’s Satyricon) as the starting point for a critical look at wall paintings and other domestic art of early Imperial Rome. Are excess and mishmash always bad, or does Trimalchio’s desire to turn the world into an overstuffed dish offer a key to a different understanding of Roman tastes and aesthetics?... Read more about Trimalchio ad nauseam: Roman Art as a Tyranny of Bad Taste?

2015 Nov 17

Artist Talk: Lorraine O’Grady

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, in conjunction with UNESCO’s International Year of Light.
Free admission. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

In connection with her exhibition, Lorraine O’Grady: Where Margins Become Centers, on view from October 29, 2015 through January 10, 2016 at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the artist will discuss her rich and critically engaged practice.... Read more about Artist Talk: Lorraine O’Grady

2015 Nov 12

Lecture: The Visual Commons: #BlackLivesMatter

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Tickets: Free admission; tickets required. Tickets for the lecture will be distributed after 5pm, on the Lower Level, on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to two per person. The lecture hall doors open at 5:30pm. The museums will stay open until 10pm on November 12 to allow for time in the galleries before and after the lecture.

In this public lecture, Nicholas Mirzoeff, professor of media, culture, and communication at New York University, will provide a genealogy of the visual commons, which he defines as “where we practice freedom, see each other, invent each other, and create a common space between us that cannot be owned.”... Read more about Lecture: The Visual Commons: #BlackLivesMatter

2015 Nov 12

Harvard Art Museum open until 10 PM (Evening Hours sponsored by National Grid)

10:00am to 10:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and National Grid
Free admission

In celebration of our special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, the museums will stay open on Thursday, November 12 until 10pm. National Grid, a major corporate supporter of the exhibition, is sponsoring the evening hours. All galleries will remain open.

At 6pm, visitors are...

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2015 Oct 22

Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

Repeats every month on the 10 of December until Thu Dec 10 2015 except Tue Nov 10 2015.
12:30pm to 1:00pm

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
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.

Experience Bauhaus master László Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage (1930) in motion. The Light Prop, also known as the Light-Space Modulator, is a pioneering device designed to produce a kaleidoscopic array of light effects. Although fragile, the Light Prop is still operational. It will be run briefly following an introduction by Robert Wiesenberger, the Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

2015 Oct 14

Ancient Mesopotamian Music

6:00pm

Location: 

Northwest Building B103, 52 Oxford St.

Date: Saturday, October 14, 6 pm
Presented byHarvard Semitic Museum in collaboration with the Harvard Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations and the Harvard Department of Music, with the support of the Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities at Harvard University.
The lecture/concert is free and open to the public.

Special Event with Richard Dumbrill, Director of ICONEA (International Conference of Near Eastern Archaeomusicology) at the Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, and Professor of Archaeomusicology, University of Babylon, and Irving Finkel, Assistant Keeper, The British Museum.... Read more about Ancient Mesopotamian Music

2015 Oct 14

Gallery Talk: Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 16 2015 except Wed Oct 21 2015, Wed Nov 04 2015, Wed Nov 11 2015, Wed Nov 25 2015, Wed Dec 09 2015.
12:30pm to 1:00pm

12:30pm to 1:00pm
12:30pm to 1:00pm
12:30pm to 1:00pm
12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Calderwood Courtyard, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
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.

Jennifer Quick, the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Fellow in Photography, will give a talk about the special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on view at the museums through January 3, 2016.
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2015 Oct 03

Amazing Archaeology Fair at Harvard

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

Amazing ArcheologyDate: Saturday, October 3 12-4 pm
Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Greetings from our field sites!

Activities take place among the world-famous collections of North American, Maya, and Ancient Near Eastern archaeology held by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Semitic Museum. Meet NeferKITTY the cat mummy, talk to archaeologists, explore behind-the-scenes treasures, see clay artists from the Harvard Ceramics Program, visit the exhibit From the Nile to the Euphrates, dig deeper into colonial history with a new mobile phone guide, try out stone tools, throw a spear with the World Atlatl Association, and enjoy hands-on activities for all ages. Check out the annual Zooarchaeology Laboratory Open House at the Peabody Museum while visiting!... Read more about Amazing Archaeology Fair at Harvard

2015 Oct 05

Museums and Arts Administration: How to Land Internships and Jobs

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

OCS Reading Room, 54 Dunster St, Cambridge

Presented by: Office of Career Services
For Harvard Undergraduates only. Please register through Crimson Careers.

Interested in working in a museum or other type of arts organization? Learn how to conduct a proactive job and internship search and what those hiring are looking for.... Read more about Museums and Arts Administration: How to Land Internships and Jobs

2015 Oct 24

Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

2:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, Level 1

Performances: Thu, Oct 1, 5 pm; reception to follow. Additional performances: Oct. 20-24 (see below for times). The performances are between 15 and 30 minutes in duration.
Exhibition and additional performances through Oct 25.
Presented by: Carpenter Center

Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center features two five-foot-high sculptures made of cedar and mirror sited individually on separate pedestals.... Read more about Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

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