Visual Arts

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
2019 Nov 13

Reveal 揭幕 - 2019 Harvard Taiwan Arts Festival

Wed - Fri, Nov 13 to Nov 22, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Location: 

Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
revealReveal provides a platform for artwork inspired by Taiwan. The selected artwork display and uncover both similarities and differences of cultural influences and creative expression through the forms of painting, photography, music, architecture, and archaeology. Free and open to the public. Located in the Arts Wing (second... Read more about Reveal 揭幕 - 2019 Harvard Taiwan Arts Festival
2019 Oct 12

Student Guide Tour

11:00am to 11:50am

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
HAMStudentGuideTourThese tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, focus on select objects chosen by each student guide and provide visitors a unique, thematic view into collections. Free with museum admisson. For admission and additional information, click... Read more about Student Guide Tour
2019 Oct 12

Tour: Crossing Lines, Constructing Home

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
LiliAlmogWhat does it mean to be displaced from culture and home? What are the historical contexts for understanding our contemporary moment? How does an artist’s work and process embody and engage the narratives of displacement and belonging?Join Katherine Mintie, the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Research Fellow in Photography in... Read more about Tour: Crossing Lines, Constructing Home
2019 Oct 17

Judy Chicago Portal Launch

4:00pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
JudyChicagoThis event will celebrate the launch of the Judy Chicago Portal with a discussion on the role of portals in providing access to feminist art archives. A keynote conversation with Judy Chicago will follow the panel discussion. Free and... Read more about Judy Chicago Portal Launch
2019 Sep 30

Mindscapes VIII: Metamorphosis

Mon - Thu, Sep 30 to Oct 10, 9:00am - 8:00pm

Location: 

Gutman Library Gallery, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
GutmanLibrarySusan Shur returns to the Gutman Library with her paintings, Mindscapes VIII: Metamorphosis. Ms. Schur utilizes various techniques of employing oil paint on paper and board to create works... Read more about Mindscapes VIII: Metamorphosis
2019 Sep 30

DJ /rupture

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Farkas Hall, Room 303, 12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
DJruptureIn this artist talk, Jace Clayton (also known as DJ /rupture) will discuss his recent work. The talk will move from his roots as a DJ to his recent solo exhibitions, The Great Salt (Harvard Art Museums, 2018-2019) and White Noise as a Call to... Read more about DJ /rupture

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