Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave
Exhibition dates: Saturday, April 13–September 5, 2016, 9 AM–5 PM Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology More information>
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
Presented by: Harvard South Asia Institute Arts Program Free and open to the public More information>
Milan Rai, Visiting Artist, South Asia Institute Art Program Chair: Jinah Kim, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
Rai’s White Butterfly project was a personal art installation that has grown with a global outreach for different community causes and concerns. It is a demonstration of how the role of art can take different turns when shared across social media, connecting people and communities to effect social change and awareness. From Scotland to Greece to New York to Africa over the past two years, many connections around the world have been established. Read more about Artist Talk: White Butterfly
In this year's seminar on innovative curatorial practice, Laura Kurgan of Columbia University and artist Fred Wilson will, from different perspectives, reflect on their work to reimagine how museum exhibits present information, often by juxtaposing the unexpected to create new insights. Their short presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion. Read more about Museum Conversations: Curating Data/Challenging History
Presented By: Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA) ADMISSION: Free and open to the public Runs: April 10-16 Part of the HUCA Spring 2016 series.
Ah humanity! is a large-scale audio-video installation by the artists Ernst Karel, Véréna Paravel, and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. The Harvard University Committee on the Arts is sponsoring this weeklong event, in which four channels of sound will be projected into the Plaza and a single channel of video onto the façade of the Science Center, every evening. Read more about Ah humanity! An audio-video installation
Harvard Mather House - Lower Lounge Gallery Gallery - 10 Cowperthwaite St
Presented by: Mather House Faculty Deans Admission: Free and open to the public. For access to the gallery please see the Mather House Building Manager, Security Guard, or House Administrator. OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, April 30, 5-6 PM
Harvard Mather House - Sandra Naddaff and Leigh Hafrey Three Columns Gallery
Presented by: Mather House Faculty Deans Admission: Free and open to the public. For non-Mather faculty and staff, please stop by the Building Manager's or the House Administrator's Office for access to the galleries. OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, April 30, 5-6 PM
Many regions of ancient Asia Minor were what we would now think of as “wine country.” In Greek and Roman times, several cities prospered from viticulture, as evidenced by their coins depicting grapes, amphorae, and the wine god Dionysos himself. More than 50 cities in Asia Minor claimed to be his birthplace, and would organize wine festivals and Carnivalesque parades to honor him. Johannes Nollé, professor of ancient history and epigraphy at Ludwig-Maximilians University, in Munich, will present some of the best examples of coins from the region and convey some of the joie de vivre so characteristic of life in classical antiquity. Read more about Lecture: “Bringing Wine and Joy: Dionysos and Viticulture on Coins of Asia Minor"
The multilayered practice of British artist Phil Collins is the focus of a constellation of curatorial and academic activities over three months dedicated to exhibiting, experiencing, studying, and analyzing the work of one of contemporary art’s most engaging voices. Read more about Phil Collins: A Learning Site
Presented By: Harvard Art Museums and WBUR Please note: The dance performance will last five minutes, with a brief introduction by Karole Armitage. Please plan to arrive promptly by 7:30 p.m. The performance will be standing room only. There will be no seating in the courtyard before or during the performance. SOLD OUT
Dancers from Armitage Gone! Dance Company and Harvard University students will perform a short dance inspired by the exhibition Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia. The dance will be performed to Didjerilayover, a composition by Stuart Dempster featuring the evocative harmonics of the traditional Aboriginal instrument the Didjeridu, which Dempster introduced to the United States. The event will take place in the Calderwood Courtyard at the Harvard Art Museums.