Visual Arts

2017 Sep 13

Lacquer, Lithography, and Photography: Image-Making in 19th-Century Iran

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

In this evening’s program, Mary McWilliams, the Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art at the Harvard Art Museums; Farshid Emami, assistant professor of art at Oberlin College; and Mira Xenia Schwerda, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, will examine the mobility of images and aesthetic effects across media and the development of new audiences for the visual arts in Qajar Iran. Their scholarship was central to the related exhibition Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran, on view from August 26, 2017 to January 7, 2018.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums... Read more about Lacquer, Lithography, and Photography: Image-Making in 19th-Century Iran

2017 Oct 04

Gallery Talk: Philosophy Chamber Conversations—Drawing the Rock

12:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Anne Driesse, senior conservator of works of art on paper, will give this gallery talk. The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820 is on view through December 31, 2017.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums 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. See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm... Read more about Gallery Talk: Philosophy Chamber Conversations—Drawing the Rock

2017 Sep 27

Gallery Talk: Philosophy Chamber Conversations—Art and Science

12:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Conceptual artist Simon Starling will give this gallery talk. The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820 is on view through December 31, 2017.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums 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. See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm... Read more about Gallery Talk: Philosophy Chamber Conversations—Art and Science

2017 Oct 12

Gallery Talk: Philosophy Chamber Conversations—A Repository of Gifts

12:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Lola Sánchez-Jáuregui, from the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow, will give today’s gallery talk. Sánchez-Jáuregui is the former Maher Curatorial Fellow in American Art at the Harvard Art Museums. The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820 is on view through December 31, 2017.

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2017 Sep 11

Art Study Center Open Hours: Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe Portfolio

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Oct 02 2017 .
1:00pm to 4:00pm

1:00pm to 4:00pm
1:00pm to 4:00pm
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

To complement the American Repertory Theater production of WARHOLCAPOTE (September 9–October 13, 2017), the Art Study Center will feature prints from Andy Warhol’s portfolio Marilyn Monroe, on September 11, 18, 25, and October 2.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums... Read more about Art Study Center Open Hours: Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe Portfolio

2017 Sep 14

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Exhibition: Visual Intelligence

Thu - Sun, Sep 14 to Oct 29, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

The exhibition "Visual Intelligence" provides an introduction to the 2017-2018 Radcliffe fellows and the constellation of projects that they will embark on during the year. Visitors will not only encounter stunning works of art, but also see how the incoming fellowship class utilizes visual information to pursue their work across fields of study.

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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
More information

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

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