Special Events

2017 Sep 08

Panel Discussion and Seminar - Warren MacKenzie and John Reeve: Kindred Spirits

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal and Lacoste Gallery

Warren MacKenzie, John Reeve, Ken Ferguson
L-R: Warren MacKenzie and John Reeve with Ken Ferguson

Panelists:

Nora Vaillant curator, art historian and writer
Mark Pharis artist, teacher and writer
Mary Barringer artist, editor and writer

This panel will explore Warren and John’s unique friendship and the shared philosophy of these mingei ceramic legends.  Warren and John were contemporaries and good friends, working at the Leach Pottery at different times and together in the US and England. Warren on John: “We were both seeking our own language. We shared the idea that pots should be made easily and quickly; they should not be elaborate things. We didn’t have to explain ourselves to one another.”

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2017 Sep 27

Fall Opening Celebration-The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free admission, but tickets are required. Tickets will be distributed on the Lower Level beginning at 5 pm. One ticket per person. Seating will begin at 5:30 pm. After capacity is reached, additional seating in nearby Deknatel Hall will be available to view the lecture via simulcast.
Please note: The museums will remain open until 9 pm. The lecture will take place from 6 to 7:30pm in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Lecture attendees are invited to return to the galleries after the discussion, as well as to enjoy a reception in the Calderwood Courtyard.
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Contemporary artist Simon Starling will discuss his own practice, which stands at the intersection of art, science, and technology, in light of the range of objects, voices, and ideas that animated Harvard’s 18th-century Philosophy Chamber, the subject of this fall’s special exhibition, The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820. Read more about Fall Opening Celebration-The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820

2017 Sep 14

The 27th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

6:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Presented byAnnals of Improbable Research
Ticket Prices: Ig Glorious: $150*; Full Price: $75, $65, $55, $35; Discounts: $5 off for students. 
*Ig Glorious tickets included the following: an Ig Nobel poster, signed by at least one Ig Nobel winner. A vintage issue of the Annals of Improbable Research. A photo taken at the Ig Nobel lectern on stage (before or after the ceremony, at the discretion of the Stage Manager). Access to our Ig Glorious Liaison, a staff member assigned to the “Ig

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2017 May 18

Allston-Brighton Arts Mixer

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal
Admission: Free
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Calling all artists, creatives, and cultural workers living or working in Allston-Brighton! Come to the Harvard Ed Portal for a night of mingling over food and drinks while you learn about opportunities in the neighborhood and across the city. Network with other artists and add your voice to the conversation about

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2017 Apr 27

Working with Stress Workshop, with Sarah Whitten

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

Presented by: Holden Voice Program
Admission: email Program Director Liz Eschen at eschen@fas.harvard.edu to sign up for the workshop. There is no cost to attend; a yoga mat and loose clothing are required.

Stress is an inevitable part of life. Your reaction to it doesn’t have to be!

Sponsored by the Holden Voice Program, this yoga-based workshop focuses on the breath, our most efficient and effective way of bringing balance to the nervous system, allowing us to shift how we respond to stress. Over two hours we will weave

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Artful playground

ImpulseImpulse, an interactive installation presented by the the Office for the Arts, is part of the ARTS FIRST 25th anniversary celebration in Harvard Yard.

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2017 May 02

2017 HESPY Awards Show

8:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Presented by: Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
Tickets: Admission is free. Tickets required. 2 Tickets per person. Tickets Valid until 7:45PM.
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Modeled on the annual ESPN Sportsperson of the Year ceremonies, the HESPYs seek to bring together all members of the Harvard community in celebration of the school’s athletic achievements over the past year.

Award categories include Male and Female Athletes of the Year by

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2017 Apr 14

Music As an Avenue for Social Justice

4:00pm

Location: 

Askwith Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge MA 02138

A panel with Sharon Katz (Director of Peace Train Movement, South Africa), Patricia Zarate (Executive Director, Panama Jazz Festival and Danilo Perez Foundation, Panama), and Maria Elena Gratereaux (President of FEDUJAZZ, Dominican Republic). 

These musicians and leaders share a rich history utilizing music across the world in order to address educational inequities, child poverty, and intolerance of differences. They dedicated their art to social justice reform and will share their projects in order to engage students and professionals across programs and interests who share a

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2017 Apr 14

Feria de Abril

6:00pm

Location: 

Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Presented by: Harvard College European Society
Tickets: Harvard Graduate Students: $15.00; Harvard Undergraduates: $10.00
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Feria de Abril: A Garden Party

2017 Mar 29

Film Screening: Trembling Before G-d

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston

Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal
Admission: Tickets are free. Visit edportal.harvard.edu/event/trembling-g-d-film-screening to get your tickets.
Part of the the 2016-17 LGBTQ-themed documentary film screening series organized by Harvard's Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity

“Trembling Before G-d” is an

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2017 Mar 31

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Series on Violence and Non-Violence: Claudia Rankine On "Whiteness"

4:00pm

Location: 

Room 210, Emerson Hall, 25 Quincy St.

Presented by: Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
Admission: Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Series on Violence and Non-Violence

Claudia Rankine

On "Whiteness"

Speaker

Claudia Rankine
Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry, Yale University
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