Visual Arts

2017 May 20

A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti

Sat - Sun, May 20 to Aug 13, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: See website for admission
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
Exhibition runs: May 20-August 13, 2017
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This focused exhibition features illustrated Persian manuscripts and detached folios that were collected in the early 20th century by Harvard alumnus Bernard Berenson (1865–1959), the famous American art historian and connoisseur of Italian Renaissance painting. Berenson prized these works at his home in Florence, Villa I Tatti, which he bequeathed to Harvard and which now serves as the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. The exhibition offers the first opportunity to see these works outside Villa I Tatti.… Read more about A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti

2017 May 31

Cracking the Code: Glimpses into the Making of a Mughal Album Folio from the I Tatti Collection

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free admission. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 5:30pm. Following the lecture, the exhibition A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti will be open for one hour.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
Exhibition runs: May 20-August 13, 2017
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Scholars are just beginning to understand Mughal albums—elusive, eclectic, palimpsest-like assemblages of paintings and calligraphy. A close look at an early 17th-century imperial Mughal folio acquired by art collector Bernard Berenson in 1911 yields new information about how it and albums like it were made. In this lecture, scholar Laura Parodi will discuss aspects of the album that offer clues to the anonymous artists who compiled such albums, giving us insight into the artists’ techniques and the shortcuts they used to work efficiently and to the full satisfaction of their patrons. What begins as a tale of two collectors—Bernard Berenson and the Mughal emperor Jahangir—turns into an intricate story with multiple voices, challenging Western assumptions about authorship.… Read more about Cracking the Code: Glimpses into the Making of a Mughal Album Folio from the I Tatti Collection

2017 May 20

Reverie: Christopher Wilmarth, Before and After Mallarmé

Sat - Sun, May 20 to Aug 13, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: See website for admission
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
Exhibition Runs: May 20-August 13, 2017
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In 1978, sculptor Christopher Wilmarth was asked by poet Frederick Morgan to illustrate his translation of a group of seven poems by the French symbolist Stéphane Mallarmé. … Read more about Reverie: Christopher Wilmarth, Before and After Mallarmé

2017 Sep 30

Harvard | MIT 3D Ceramic Printing Master Class with Bryan Czibesz

Sat - Sun, Sep 30 to Oct 1, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Arts at MIT Bryan Czibesz

Workshop Description:
Bryan Czibesz, Associate Professor of Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz, will lead a hands-on workshop and “build-out” on Ceramic 3D Printing for Harvard and MIT students at the Ceramics Program. A 3D printer will be constructed during his visit that can be accessed by students after the workshop for research purposes. Czibesz is an artist grounded in the tradition of object making who asks questions of authorship and authenticity through varying degrees of engagement and dislocation between the hand and material manipulation. photo credit (right): CRETA Rome

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2017 May 24

Harlem: Found Ways

Wed - Sat, May 24 to Jul 15, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art, 102 Mt Auburn St.

Presented by: The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art
Admission: Free and open to the public
Exhbition Runs: May 24 - July 15, 2017
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10 AM-5 PM
Opening Reception: May 23, 6 PM
Related event: Dawoud Bey in Conversation with Makeda Best, the new Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at Harvard Art Museums: May 24, 12 PM. Register here. 

 

 

 

With the exhibition Harlem: Found Ways, the Cooper Gallery presents artistic visions and engagements specific to Harlem, New York City, in the last decades. … Read more about Harlem: Found Ways

2017 May 08

Open House 75: Houghton Library Staff Select

Mon - Sat, May 8 to Aug 19, 9:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: 

Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room

Presented by: Houghton Library
Admission: Exhibitions at Houghton Library are free and open to the public – no Harvard ID is necessary to view the exhibitions. 
Exhbition Runs: May 8-August 19, 2017
Opening Reception: May 16, 4 PM
Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM-7 PM
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2017 May 23

Lecture: The Hungry Eye: Art and Ambition in Copley’s Boston

3:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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John Singleton Copley grew up in mid-18th-century Boston, which maps proclaimed “the metropolis of New England.” For at least a generation, scholars accepted this description, emphasizing the cosmopolitanism of the town—a British seaport whose chattering classes called London “home”—and imagined Harvard as a seat of learning with firm claims to membership, even leadership, in a global republic of letters. Copley’s biography reveals a more complicated place, where it was easier to read than to see and easier to yearn than to achieve. … Read more about Lecture: The Hungry Eye: Art and Ambition in Copley’s Boston

2017 May 18

Reception for Junction: Works by Eli Portman and Konstantin Simun

5:00pm

Location: 

Crossings Gallery, Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal
Admission: Free
Runs: May 2-25
Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10 am-7 pm, Friday: 10 am-5 pm
Reception: May 18, 5 PM
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The Harvard Ed Portal is proud to present a reception celebrating Junction: Works by Eli Portman and Konstantin Simun, the latest Crossings Gallery exhibition featuring the work… Read more about Reception for Junction: Works by Eli Portman and Konstantin Simun

2017 May 02

Junction: Works by Eli Portman and Konstantin Simun

Tue - Thu, May 2 to May 25, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Location: 

Crossings Gallery, Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal
Admission: Free
Runs: May 2-25
Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10 am-7 pm, Friday: 10 am-5 pm
Reception: May 18, 5 PM
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The Harvard Ed Portal is proud to present a reception celebrating Junction: Works by Eli Portman and Konstantin Simun, the latest Crossings Gallery exhibition featuring the work… Read more about Junction: Works by Eli Portman and Konstantin Simun

2017 Apr 28

VES Open Studios

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

24 Quincy Street and 6 Linden Street

Presented by: Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard
Admission: Free and open to the public
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Student work displayed comes from the following courses; Making Things: Form, Function and Materials; Conceptual Figure; Sculptural Dimensions; Building Thought; Intro to Still Photography; Loitering; Principals and Plasticity: Intermediate Painting Course; Post Brush; Slow Photography; Directed Research; Fundamentals of Animation;… Read more about VES Open Studios

2017 Apr 25

Overlay Exhibition Opening Discussion with Xaviera Simmons

5:00pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public. Please register and join us.
Exhibition Runs: 4/26-7/1 
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 12-5 PM
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In this discussion, Simmons will talk about her new exhibition Overlay, which uses text-based video, photographs, and soundscapes to feature characters rooted in stories and historical narratives found in the archives of the Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. … Read more about Overlay Exhibition Opening Discussion with Xaviera Simmons

2017 Jun 08

Media Bichos: Wavelinks

Thu - Sun, Jun 8 to Sep 24, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free and open to the public
Runs: June 8-September 24
Galleries: 12–6 PM,  Thu–Sun
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Renée Green’s Pacing residency continues with a summer installation of Media Bichos: Wavelinks in CCVA’s Level 1 Gallery space.

Designed as viewing stations for MoMA's media collection, Media Bichos were conceived as… Read more about Media Bichos: Wavelinks

2017 May 18

Aki Sasamoto: Talk on Good Food

6:00pm

Location: 

Level 3, CRC/bookshop, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free and open to the public
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Aki Sasamoto is a New York-based, Japanese artist, working with sculpture, dance, video, sound, and installation. Her installations are arrangements of sculpturally altered found objects, in which Sasamoto weaves constructed narratives that are personal yet open to relation and reflection. As part of her practice she collaborates… Read more about Aki Sasamoto: Talk on Good Food

2017 Apr 28

Opening Reception: VES 2017 Senior Thesis: elsewhere—here

5:00pm

Location: 

Level 1 + Level 3, Sert Gallery, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free and open to the public
Opening Reception: Fri, Apr 28, 5 pm
Runs: April 28-May 26
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For many Visual and Environmental Studies students, the Senior Thesis is the capstone experience in the department. Students conceive their theses in conjunction with the department and work closely with faculty… Read more about Opening Reception: VES 2017 Senior Thesis: elsewhere—here

2017 Apr 28

VES 2017 Senior Thesis: elsewhere—here

5:00pm

Location: 

Level 1 + Level 3, Sert Gallery, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free and open to the public
Opening Reception: Fri, Apr 28, 5 pm
Runs: April 28-May 26
Galleries: 12–6 PM,  Thu–Sun
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For many Visual and Environmental Studies students, the Senior Thesis is the capstone experience in the department. Students conceive their theses in conjunction with… Read more about VES 2017 Senior Thesis: elsewhere—here

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