Visual Arts

2020 Jan 18

Reception: People, Place, Thing, or Idea

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Gutman Gallery, Graduate School of Education, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
PeoplePlacesThingsIdeasPeople, Place, Thing, or Idea is a teen-curated collection of photography made during the digital photography programs at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston during the fall of 2019. The title refers to the semester-long exploration of subjects relevant to the teen photographers. Whether... Read more about Reception: People, Place, Thing, or Idea
2020 Jan 30

Exhibition Opening and Performance with Visual Artist EJ Hill

6:00pm

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
TheLilyLeagueEJ Hill’s new exhibition, The Lily League, imagines a network of universities that is a counterpoint to the Ivy League. Founded on principles of excellence by way of radical inclusion and fueled by the resilience of those most vulnerable to institutional violence, Hill recasts the visual language of academic... Read more about Exhibition Opening and Performance with Visual Artist EJ Hill
2019 Dec 19

People, Place, Thing, or Idea

Thu Dec 19, 8:00am to Fri Jan 31, 4:00pm

Location: 

Gutman Library Gallery, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
PeoplePlacesThingsIdeasPeople, Place, Thing, or Idea is a teen-curated collection of photography made during the digital photography programs at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston during the fall of 2019. The title refers to the semester-long exploration of subjects relevant to the teen photographers. Whether... Read more about People, Place, Thing, or Idea
2020 May 07

Ceramics Program Spring Show and Sale

Thu May 7 (All day) to Sun May 10 (All day)

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA

pottery display at Spring Show and SaleTwice a year in May and December, the Ceramics Program holds a weekend exhibition and sale of work by Ceramics Program artists. Anyone enrolled in a course at the Ceramics Program is eligible to display and sell their work. Each Show and Sale opens to the public on...

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2020 Feb 23

Kyle Johns Artist-In-Residence Workshop

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA

Kyle JohnsKyle Johns' playful works involve the precision found in high quality mold making and slip casting, while embracing the spontaneity of a keyless mold system. Unlike the repetition of industry’s use of slip casting, Kyle's molds are interchangeable allowing for each piece to be one of a kind. His technique of applying colored slip to plaster molds then binding them together for casting larger objects is a performance in itself. Participants will be encouraged to try their hand at layering colored casting slip onto plaster bats. This workshop is one in a series of three sessions in February with Ceramics Program 2019-20 Artists In Residence. 

Artist Bio: Kyle Johns found his passion for working with clay at Oakton Community College. Kyle then transferred to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) where he began studying under Paul Dresang and Matt Wilt. Following undergraduate, Kyle received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University, studying with Brad Schwieger, Tom Bartel, Alex Hibbitt, and Chuck Mcweeny. While at Ohio University, Kyle participated in a six week residency at The International Ceramics Center in Kecskemet, Hungary. Kyle also was a studio assistant at Arrowmont School for the Arts and Crafts, returning several times as a workshop assistant. Kyle has been a resident at both Red Lodge Clay Center and the Archie Bray Foundation.... Read more about Kyle Johns Artist-In-Residence Workshop

2020 Feb 16

Paul Briggs Artist-In-Residence Workshop

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA

Paul BriggsExplore a new way of thinking about the technique of pinching clay and a philosophy of making that asks us all to slow down and be present with both material and process. Paul Briggs’ unique technique is pinching expressive vessels out of a single ball of clay, using no additional clay. Briggs will walk participants through a basic version of his technique using a ball of clay. This workshop is one in a series of three sessions in February with Ceramics Program 2019-20 Artists In Residence. 

Artist Bio: Paul Briggs grew up in the Hudson Valley of Newburgh, NY taking his first ceramics class in 9th grade. He eventually landed at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Paul is an artist-teacher with balanced training in Ceramics, Sculpture, and Education. He earned an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, an MSED from Alfred University and a PhD in Art Education/Educational Theory and Policy from the Pennsylvania State University. He’s taught all educational levels and various contexts including the Penland and Haystack Schools of Craft. Recently he was awarded a South Eastern Minnesota Arts Council Grant for the installation, Cell Persona: The Impact of Incarceration on Black Lives. Paul is an Associate Professor of Art Education at MassArt.... Read more about Paul Briggs Artist-In-Residence Workshop

2019 Dec 05

African Twilight: Vanishing Ceremonies of the African Continent

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Center for African Studies, 1280 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138
AfricanTwilightThis lecture will feature highlights from African Twilight, a fifteen-year study and visual homage to the vanishing traditions of the continent. Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith sought out remote communities to record sacred ceremonies, celebrating Africa’s powerful art forms and boundless creativity. The... Read more about African Twilight: Vanishing Ceremonies of the African Continent
2019 Nov 21

The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
EdwardLearFlamingoEdward Lear (1812–1888), best known for The Owl and the Pussycat and other nonsense poetry, was also an accomplished painter of birds, mammals, reptiles, and landscapes, and an adventurous world traveler. His paintings of parrots, macaws, toucans, owls, and other birds are among the finest ever published... Read more about The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear
2019 Dec 11

HMSC Member Night at the Museums

5:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
HMSCMemberNightWander the museum after hours, enjoy seasonal treats, and go behind the scenes to see objects not currently on exhibit. Members will also receive a special 25% discount at the gift shop during the month of December. Museum membership and reservation required. For membership, reservations, and additional information,... Read more about HMSC Member Night at the Museums
2019 Nov 05

“Broken Nature” and Other Design Exhibitions for the Real World

5:30pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
PaolaAntonelliThe XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, highlighted the concept of restorative design, plotting its role in surveying our species’ bonds with the complex systems in the world, and in designing reparations when necessary, through objects, concepts, and new systems. Paola... Read more about “Broken Nature” and Other Design Exhibitions for the Real World
2019 Nov 12

Perspectives on Performance: Mandy Schutzman

6:30pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
MandySchutzmanWriter and performance scholar Mady Schutzman will discuss her book project Behold the Elusive Night Parrot, a separate yet parallel work to Jonathan Berger's exhibition, both of which were informed by a two-year correspondence between the artist and writer. Free and open to the public. For additional... Read more about Perspectives on Performance: Mandy Schutzman
2019 Nov 12

After Migration: In Defense of Using Beauty to Illustrate the Journeys of Those Who Have Suffered

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
WaleOyejideA film screening of After Migration: Calabria (2020) and discussion with producer and co-director Walé Oyéjidé and Teju Cole, Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Harvard. Oyéjidé will argue that migrants are owed more artful depictions of their cross-border experiences and that our creative... Read more about After Migration: In Defense of Using Beauty to Illustrate the Journeys of Those Who Have Suffered

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