Museums

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
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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

2015 Oct 21

Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

Repeats every day until Fri Oct 23 2015 except Thu Oct 22 2015.
6:00pm

6:00pm

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

2015 Sep 22

Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Oct 22 2015 except Thu Oct 08 2015, Thu Oct 15 2015. Also includes Tue Sep 22 2015.
5:00pm

5:00pm
5:00pm
5:00pm
5:00pm

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. Each sculpture is made of two parallel rectilinear panels with full-length mirrors in which viewers catch their reflections.... Read more about Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

2016 Sep 09

Peabody Museum 150th Anniversary Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides-Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Repeats every 2 weeks every Friday until Fri May 05 2017 except Fri Dec 09 2016, Fri Dec 16 2016, Fri Dec 23 2016, Fri Dec 30 2016, Fri Jan 06 2017, Fri Jan 13 2017, Fri Jan 20 2017.
12:30pm to 1:15pm

12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
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12:30pm to 1:15pm
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12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm

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-Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

2015 Oct 03

Ocarinas of the Americas: Music Made in Clay

9:00am to 5:50pm

Location: 

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

Four Hole Ocarina Bird from Costa RicaExhibition dates: Saturday, October 3–June 30, 2020, 9 AM–5 PM
Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

This exhibit will feature over 100 spectacular examples of ocarinas from the Peabody Museum’s vast collection. Uncovered at archaeological sites in Central America and Mexico, these musical instruments were crafted from local low-fired clay and carefully fashioned, incised, and painted into a variety of human and animal forms.... Read more about Ocarinas of the Americas: Music Made in Clay

2015 Sep 03

Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

Thu Sep 3, 10:00am to Sun Jan 3, 5:00pm

Location: 

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

Corita KentExhibition dates: September 3, 2015–January 3, 2016
Presented by: Harvard Art Museums

American artist Corita Kent juxtaposed spiritual, pop cultural, literary, and political writings alongside symbols of consumer culture and modern life in order to create bold images and prints during the 1960s. Also known as Sister Mary Corita, Kent is often seen as a curiosity or an “anomaly” in the pop art movement. Corita Kent and the Language of Pop positions Kent and her work within the pop art idiom, showing how she is an innovative contemporary of Warhol, Ruscha, Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, and other pop art icons.... Read more about Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

2015 Sep 04

StoryCorps at the Harvard Art Museums: Tell your story

Repeats every day until Sun Sep 06 2015 .
Fri - Sun, Sep 4 to Sep 6, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Sat - Mon, Sep 5 to Sep 7, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun - Tue, Sep 6 to Sep 8, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: 

The Plaza, Outside Science Center

StoryCorpsPresented by: Harvard Art Museums and StoryCorps

In conjunction with our exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, we will welcome the national oral history project StoryCorps to record and preserve selected stories about Kent and her work.

Do you know Kent’s “rainbow swash” design on the gas tank along I-93, south of downtown Boston? That iconic monument looms large in the city’s imagination. Do you have a story about the tank? We want to hear from you. On September 4, 5, and 6, StoryCorps’ signature MobileBooth (an Airstream trailer) will be parked at Harvard’s Science Center plaza to record interviews with people from all walks of life.... Read more about StoryCorps at the Harvard Art Museums: Tell your story

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