Visual Arts

2018 Jun 30

Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep

Sat Jun 30, 10:00am to Sun May 19, 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Lily SimonsonGlowing under black lights, luminescent paintings by California artist Lily Simonson embody a synergy between art and science that reveals new ways of seeing and understanding life forms in the deep ocean.

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History
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2018 Jul 09

Visiting Scholar Lecture with Matthew Katz - FULL

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Matthew Katz"Rumor Mill" - This lecture is now FULL

We'll discuss, explore, and destroy some of the common ceramic myths. We will discuss topics such as "No, opening your kiln early does not cause crazing" and " Gas escaping from your clay can't cause pin-holing. Physics doesn't work that way." as well as others. We will wash away the nonsense, and fill you with optimism and information. 

Matthew Katz is the instructor of our Summer 2018 course Glaze and Clay Body Chemistry.

Matthew Katz has taught ceramic materials for artists at Alfred University for over 15 years. He is a working ceramic artist with a B.F.A from Alfred and M.F.A. from the University of Colorado-Boulder and has worked as a Ceramic Engineer and researcher for almost 20 years.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Sign up below!

Natalia Arbelaez

Natalia Arbelaez

2018-19 Artist in Residence at Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Natalia Arbelaez is a Colombian American artist, born and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her B.F.A. from Florida International University and her M.F.A. from The Ohio State University, where she received an Enrichment Fellowship. She completed a yearlong residency at the Clay Art Center; Port Chester, New York as a Barbara Rittenberg Fellow and was awarded the 2016 Inaugural Artaxis Fellowship that funded a residency to the Watershed in Newcastle, Maine. Her work has been exhibited nationally, in museums, galleries, and included in various collections. She has been recognized by the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts as a 2018 Emerging Artist in the field. Natalia currently lives and works in New York.

2018 Apr 29

ARTS FIRST at the Harvard Art Museums: Direct Animation & Cameraless Filmmaking Materials Lab Workshop

1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Amid the devastation following World War II, German artists and filmmakers engaged in technical experimentation that drew upon multiple media as they sought to redefine the nature of artistic practice and its relationship to national identity. Among these experimental forms was cameraless animation, a method of abstract filmmaking that involves the direct manipulation of film through scratching, puncturing, painting, and chemical alteration of emulsion.

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2018 Apr 25

David Levinthal: History, Memory, and Myth

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

For nearly four decades, David Levinthal has used the Polaroid format to explore the intersection between myth, fantasy, history, and memory in American culture by meticulously staging tableaus of figurines, dolls, and ephemera. The works reveal the role images play in shaping cultural memory, while also illustrating how cultural memory is rehearsed and enforced in material culture.

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2018 Jul 21

Stuart Gair Master Class

Sat - Sun, Jul 21 to Jul 22, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard Presents:Stuart Gair

Stuart Gair Master Class

Saturday, July 21st and Sunday July 22nd
10am – 5pm each day 

Please note: Saturday's workshop will conclude with a slide lecture from 4-5pm, open to the public.

Location: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134

Ready for a challenge? Join 2017-2018 Ceramics Program Artist in Residence Stuart Gair in approaching three challenging forms for the intermediate to advanced thrower – the teapot, the pitcher and the batter bowl. ... Read more about Stuart Gair Master Class

2018 Apr 26

Gallery Talk: American Art 101

12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

Ethan Lasser, head of the Division of European and American Art and the Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Curator of American Art, will give today’s gallery talk. The talk is part of a series about American art, which is intended for beginners, enthusiasts, and people who just like looking at art.

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