Visual Arts

2018 Nov 10

Family Day

11:00am

Location: 

Design and Media Center, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
MassArt family dayPresented by: Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Tickets: Admission Free: No Tickets Required

Family Day continues on campus while the Bakalar & Paine Galleries undergo a transformative renovation this year. Drop in for interactive activities and art-making inspired by the SENSES, designed and guided... Read more about Family Day

Curation, Conservation and the Ceramic Object

Semester: 

Summer

Offered: 

2020

Dates: June 19, 26 and July 10, 17Chinese Jun Ware planter with vase, brilliant mottled blue glaze.
Days/Times: Fridays, 10am - 12noon
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Multiple

Course Description: 

The Harvard Art Museums and the Harvard Ceramics Program have been close collaborators in support of scholarly research of ceramic objects for many years. This course offers participants the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of historic ceramic objects from across the globe. Five curators and conservation scientists from the Harvard Art Museums will discuss their research of ceramic objects within the collection. Each class meeting will feature a different topic, including:

  • Bernini’s terra cotta sculptures with Tony Sigel, Senior Conservator of Objects and Sculpture,
  • The making and conservation of an Italic bucchero amphora of the 6th century BCE, with Haddon Dine, Objects Conservation Fellow, and Susanne Ebbinghaus, George M.A. Hanfmann Curator of Ancient Art and Head, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art
  • Chinese Jun ware with Susan Costello, Associate Conservator of Objects and Sculpture
  • The connection of ceramic molds and bronze sculpture with Francesca Bewer, Research Curator, Conservation and Technical Study Programs, Director of Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art

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Raising glasses

Raise a Glass detailFor an Office for the Arts Ceramics Program exhibition, modern artists respond to ancient artifacts. In conjunction with an exhibition at Harvard Art Museums, the new ceramics creations offer insights, commentary and reflections to viewers. 

By Sasha Barish ‘20... Read more about Raising glasses

2018 Nov 07

Artist-In-Residence Lecture: Natalia Arbelaez

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston MA 02134

Natalia ArbelaezPlease join us for a lecture by Natalia Arbelaez, 2018-2019 Artist-In-Residence. We are thrilled to have both Natalia Arbelaez and Colby Charpentier as our Artists-In-Residence in the studio this year.

This lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP below to...

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2018 Oct 23

Visiting Artist Lecture with Jeni Hansen Gard

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston MA 02134

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

Jeni Hansen GardThe Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard is pleased to welcome Jeni Hansen Gard for a lecture about her work. This lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited; RSVP below to reserve your seat.

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2018 Oct 16

Which Craft? Visiting Scholar Lecture with Namita Gupta Wiggers

Registration Closed 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston MA 02134

Namita Gupta WiggersPresented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

We are pleased to welcome Namita Gupta Wiggers to the Ceramics Program for this free lecture.

Which Craft? 
Namita Gupta Wiggers has focused for the...

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2018 Oct 18

Visiting Artist Workshop with Ian Thomas

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston MA 02134

Ian ThomasWorkshop: 10am - 4pm

Lecture: 5:30 pm - 6:30pm

Join us for a workshop with Ian Thomas, one of fourteen invited artists in our Gallery 224 exhibition, Raise a Glass: A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World, on view October 13–November 26. Thomas’s current practice centers on making historically inspired vessels and sculpture which are aggressively decorated and manipulated.... Read more about Visiting Artist Workshop with Ian Thomas

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