Visual Arts

2017 Aug 26

World in a Drop: Photographic Explorations of Microbial Life

Sat Aug 26, 9:00am to Sun Jan 7, 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History
Admission: Free with Harvard ID for you and one guest. Others; $12 Adults; $10 Students/Seniors; $8 age 3-18. Available at front desk at time of visit. 
Museum Hours: 9 AM-5 PM
Exhibition runs Saturday, August 26, 2017-January 7, 2018
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The minuscule ecosystem within a single drop of water is home to an astonishing diversity of organisms busily living out their lives and interconnected by myriad complex relationships.... Read more about World in a Drop: Photographic Explorations of Microbial Life

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
This panel will explore Warren MacKenzie and John Reeve’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.”... Read more about Panel Discussion and Seminar - Warren MacKenzie and John Reeve: Kindred Spirits
2017 Nov 10

Visiting Artist Workshop with Bai Ming

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program Bai Ming
 

From the Yugan, Jiangxi province, Bai Ming is a world-renowned Chinese ceramic artist, painter, writer and teacher. Join us in welcoming him to Boston for a demonstration of his process. This workshop coincides with Bai Ming's visit to the Boston area for his solo exhibition at the Lacoste Gallery in Concord, MA.... Read more about Visiting Artist Workshop with Bai Ming

2017 Nov 07

Visiting Scholar Lecture with Nancy M. Servis

Registration Closed 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics ProgramRon Nagel, Lobster Cup

State of Clay: Bay Area Ceramics by Nancy M. Servis

This lecture is free and open to the public, but seats are limited. To register, please RSVP here or email Kathy King, Director of Education at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

From pottery to sculptural expression, Nancy M. Servis unveils the dynamic variety of ceramics found in Northern California. Long recognized as a vital and populous state with extensive clay deposits, California has been the home of refined vessel-makers and artistic rule-breakers for over 75 years, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her image-illustrated presentation, State of Clay: Bay Area Ceramics contextualizes clay's extensive use that includes stylistic architecture in Oakland, impassioned potters like... Read more about Visiting Scholar Lecture with Nancy M. Servis

2017 Oct 19

Opening Reception: We Just Fit, You and I

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

We Just Fit, You and Ii is a group exhibition that probes the boundaries between bodies and architecture. Featuring Michelle Lopez, Sondra Perry, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Michael E. Smith, each artist looks to contemporary technology, unexpected material behavior, and architecture as primary means by which to re-articulate the human form.  

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2017 Aug 24

Exhibition: VES Visiting Faculty 2017–18

Thu - Sun, Aug 30 to Sep 30, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: 

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. 
Gallery Hours: 12pm–6pm Thu–Sun
Opening Reception: Wed, Sep 13, 2017, 5–7 pm
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The Visiting Faculty 2017–18 exhibition presents work by four new visiting faculty members in Visual and Environmental Studies. Each year for almost fifty years, the department has invited visual artists and filmmakers who are leaders in their fields to work closely with its students, invigorating and enriching the academic program and broadening departmental conversations with their outside perspectives and experiences. This year is no exception as the department welcomes Judith Belzer, Ken Okiishi, Elle Pérez, and Richard Renaldi, each engaged with varied approaches to painting, photography, and the moving image.... Read more about Exhibition: VES Visiting Faculty 2017–18

2017 Jul 27

Summer Summits

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Aug 01 2017 .
7:30pm

7:30pm

Location: 

Level 3, Terrace, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St.

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free and open to the public. Evenings begin at 7:30 pm, with slideshows starting promptly at 8 pm, each lasting about 20 minutes. While limited refreshments and desserts are provided, guests may also bring their own wine and beer. Free and open to the public.
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Summer Summits is a series of casual outdoor gatherings on the terrace at the Carpenter Center organized around informal slideshow presentations by area artists, curators, museum directors, designers, and others.... Read more about Summer Summits

2017 Aug 26

Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran

Sat Aug 26, 10:00am to Sun Jan 7, 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
Runs: August 26-January 7, 2018
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The 19th century was an era of heightened image-making in Iran. As the century unfolded, the new Qajar dynasty sought to unify a country torn by decades of civil war, even as the outside world increasingly intruded on Iranian affairs. The expansionist ambitions and technological advances of European powers brought Westerners to Iran and, to a later and lesser extent, drew Iranians to the West. Stimulated and challenged by developments both inside and outside their country, Persian artists mastered new image-making technologies and readily assimilated an unprecedented influx of pictorial material from abroad into their traditional art forms.... Read more about Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran

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 Jul 20

Exhibition: Rejuvenation

Thu - Tue, Jul 26 to Aug 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: 

Crossings Gallery, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal
Admission: Free and open to the public
Public gallery hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am- 7 pm, Friday 10 am-5 pm
Runs: July 20-August 22
Reception featuring artist talks, live music, and a free raffle for prizes: Thursday, July 20, 6-8 PM. ...

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2017 Jul 28

Lightbox Gallery Talk: The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis

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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