Visual Arts

2017 Aug 15

Gallery Talk: Tales of Ancient Art—Exploring Myths and Legends from the Past

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission. See website for 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. Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the

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2017 Aug 24

Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission. See website for 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. Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the

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2017 Aug 23

Gallery Talk: The Color Red in 17th-Century Europe

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission. See website for 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. Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the

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2017 Jul 19

Visiting Artist Workshop with Phoebe Cummings

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Phoebe Cummings
Antediluvian Swag, Phoebe Cummings, 2016. clay, wire, steel. New Art Centre.
During this workshop you will work with artist Phoebe Cummings from the UK to explore the potential of sprig molding and hand building techniques.  Two-dimensional designs will be used as a starting point to create simple press molds, from which you will construct and adapt into more elaborate three-dimensional forms.  This class will consider relationships between historic design and contemporary sculpture.  An artist talk will be held at lunch time.

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2017 Jul 24

Visiting Artist Workshop & Lecture with Don Reynolds

1:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard

Workshop: 1:00 - 5:00 pm (registration required)

Lecture: 5:30 - 6:30 pm (the lecture is free and open to the public).

Workshop Description

Don ReynoldsExplore surface with one of the most colorful personalities in clay, Don Reynolds, who hails from the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY.  Reynolds tries to never produce pots that will match the sofa – unless you live in Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Driven by color, pattern and textures (and an outrageous sense of humor), Reynolds will demonstrate surface techniques using underglaze, wax and glaze that provide his distinctive bold surfaces. This workshop is perfect for those looking for a new direction for their work or interested in learning layering techniques using bright color that both sing and dance (don't be afraid to tip)! Read more about Visiting Artist Workshop & Lecture with Don Reynolds

2017 Jul 20

Gallery Talk (in English): Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace

12:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: See website for admission
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
Runs: May 20–August 13, 2017, 2017
Gallery talks: (in Mandarin Chinese) July 13 & August 3, 12-1 PM; (in English) July 20, 12:30-1 PM
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Yan Yang, curatorial assistant for the collection in the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, will give today’s gallery talk. Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace is on view from May 20 through August 13, 2017. Read more about Gallery Talk (in English): Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace

2017 Jul 13

Gallery Talk (in Mandarin Chinese): Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Aug 03 2017 except Thu Jul 20 2017, Thu Jul 27 2017.
12:30pm to 1:00pm

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: See website for admission
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
Runs: May 20–August 13, 2017, 2017
Gallery talks: (in Mandarin Chinese) July 13 & August 3, 12-1 PM; (in English) July 20, 12:30-1 PM
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中文導覽:

“珍陶萃美” —清宫陳設钧瓷賞析

2017年7月13日

主講: 楊妍 館員、研究員

哈佛大學藝術博物館5月20日至8月13日舉辦主題展覽Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace。圍繞館藏的鈞瓷精品,討論清宮陳設類鈞瓷的工藝特點、製作方法及其歷史和藝術欣賞價值。歡迎參觀!

導覽憑門票參加。名額限於15人。請於導覽開始前十分鐘在售票處領取,並於售票處旁的電子顯示屏前集合。

Yan Yang, curatorial assistant for the collection in the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, will give today’s gallery talk. Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace is on view from May 20 through August 13, 2017. Read more about Gallery Talk (in Mandarin Chinese): Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace

2017 May 20

Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museum, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: See website for admission
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
Runs: May 20–August 13, 2017, 2017
More information
Gallery Talk (in Mandarin Chinese): July 13 & August 3, 12:30-1 PM
Gallery Talk (in English) : July 20, 12:30-1 PM

 

The Harvard Art Museums hold the largest and finest collection in the West of a rare and strikingly beautiful type of ceramic ware used in the private quarters of the Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace in Beijing. Read more about Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace

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 SEAS | 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, Assistant Professor of Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz, will lead a hands-on workshop and “build-out” on Ceramic 3D Printing for Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 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): Richard Burkett, San Diego State University

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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

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