Visual Arts

2016 May 20

The Woven Arc

Sat - Sun, May 20 to Jul 16, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, 102 Mt Auburn St

Presented by: The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art
Admission: Free & open to the public. Galley open Monday-Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM
Opening reception: May 19, 6 PM
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THE WOVEN ARC, curated by Gallery Director Vera Ingrid Grant, is a special installation of legacy textiles and hats from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum selected by architect David Adjaye. The exhibition features Read more about The Woven Arc

2016 May 01

Calling All Artists!

Mon - Sat, May 1 to Jun 3, 9:00am - 11:50pm

Location: 

The Harvard Ed Portal

Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal
Eligibility: All artists, especially those living and/or working in Allston-Brighton, are encouraged to apply! Works from all visual mediums are welcome. 
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The Harvard Ed Portal’s Crossings Gallery is excited to announce its first open Call for Artists!

An exhibition called Changing Allston is planned Read more about Calling All Artists!

2016 May 21

Flowers of Evil: Symbolist Drawings, 1870–1910

Sun - Mon, May 21 to Aug 14, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Tickets required (see below)
Runs: through August 14
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This exhibition will explore the mysterious visual world of symbolism, a challenging and open-ended cultural phenomenon of the late 19th century. It formed an important bridge between impressionism and modernism, yet was more than these two movements. Symbolism sought to evoke ideas subjectively—through color, form, and composition—rather than objectively representing worldly appearances. The title of the show is inspired by Les Fleurs du Mal, an influential collection of poems by symbolist poet Charles Baudelaire, and thereby alludes to the literary ramifications of the movement. Read more about Flowers of Evil: Symbolist Drawings, 1870–1910

2016 May 21

Prehistoric Pottery from Northwest China

Sun - Mon, May 21 to Aug 14, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Tickets required (see below)
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Ancient pottery vessels are not only works of art but also representations of technical achievement, products of economic value, and windows into understanding ancient history and society. This installation showcases approximately 60 excellent, yet rarely seen prehistoric Chinese ceramics from the collections of the Harvard Art Museums and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Read more about Prehistoric Pottery from Northwest China

2016 May 21

Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt

Sun - Mon, May 21 to Aug 14, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Tickets required (see below)
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The Harvard Art Museums hold one of the most comprehensive U.S. collections of Netherlandish, Dutch, and Flemish drawings from the 15th to 18th century. This exhibition will present about 40 of those drawings, covering five salient themes in the art history of the Netherlands during the 16th and 17th centuries. Works by the period’s outstanding draftsmen will be on view, including Pieter Bruegel, Lambert Doomer, Jacques de Gheyn II, Hendrick Goltzius, Jan van Goyen, Maarten van Heemskerck, Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, and Cornelis Vroom. Read more about Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt

2016 May 25

Your Story Has Touched My Heart (lecture)

3:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Lecture location: Menschel Hall, Lower Level
Video installation on view: May 23-June 6, screening every 20 minutes, beginning at the top of the hour, in the Lightbox Gallery, Level 5.
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Your Story Has Touched My Heart is a video installation exploring the Harvard Art Museums’ remarkable American Professional Photographers Collection. Read more about Your Story Has Touched My Heart (lecture)

2016 May 06

Circle Up! Continuing the Conversation Conference

Repeats every day until Sun May 08 2016 .
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Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Appian Way, Gutman Library

Presented by: Continuing the Conversation
Regular Registration: $135
Online registration ends May 4, 2016. Registrations at the door will be accepted for $150. Registrants at the door must pay by check. We encourage participants to register online in advance to take advantage of the pre-conference resources.
May 6-8 (view schedule)
More information and a link to register: aieconversation.org/conferences/circle-up/

Continuing the Conversation, an arts education network born out of the Arts in Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is holding their conference May 6-8, 2016 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The event is co-hosted by the Arts in Education program.  Read more about Circle Up! Continuing the Conversation Conference

2016 Apr 29

Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women

Sat - Sun, Apr 29 to May 28, 9:55am - 9:55am

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery in Byerly Hall at the Radcliffe Institute

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Free and open to the public. 
Exhibition by Photographer Matika Wilbur runs 4/29-5/28
Monday through Saturday, from 12-5 pm; April 29: 9 AM-6:30 PM; April 30: 12-6 PM

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Matika Wilbur, an acclaimed photographer from the Tulalip and Swinomish tribes (Washington), is the creator and director of Project 562 and the only Native American photographer and social documentarian to be welcomed into each of the 562+ Native American sovereign territories in the United States. For the past three years, Wilbur has collaborated with scores of tribes to share the images and truths of Native American peoples. Read more about Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women

2016 Apr 13

In Fine Feather: Selected Featherwork from Peabody Collections

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave

Mummy mask with feathers, Peru. © President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM# 42- 28-30/5804 (digital file# 99320014)
Mummy mask with feathers, Peru.
Exhibition dates: Saturday, April 13–September 5, 2016, 9 AM–5 PM
Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
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Feathers, large and small, plain and colorful, have been used for millennia to enhance the beauty and power of clothing and other objects. Highlighting rare and beautiful pieces from the Peabody Museum’s collections, this small-scale exhibition explores the ways in which feathers have been used to signal or endow beauty, wealth, status, and spiritual wellbeing in cultures around the world. Read more about In Fine Feather: Selected Featherwork from Peabody Collections

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