Visual Arts

2016 Feb 18

Adams Arts Space OPEN STUDIOS

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu May 05 2016 .
7:00pm to 10:00pm

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Location: 

Adams Arts Space, Adams House

 

Students invited to come in, study, work on paintings or any other project, or just refresh your mind with a change in scenery. Come take advantage of this great space and let those creative juices flow!

Adams Arts Space open: Thursdays 7-10 PM.

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Location: Randolph courtyard of Adams House. When you are facing Apthorp (the big

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2016 Feb 18

HARVARD STUDENT ART SHOW: Call for participants

Feb 18 (All day) to Mar 03 (All day)

Location: 

Arts @ 29 Garden

 

The Harvard Student Art Show is a weekend-long exhibition and festival celebrating student art at Harvard. The show will take place from April 8-10 at Arts @ 29 Garden. We are looking for students throughout the University who are interested in participating in this collaboration to promote the arts on campus. We are interested in anything that YOU consider art - from painting and sculpture to performance, film and craft. Deadline to apply: March 3, 2016.

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2016 Mar 23

Lecture: On the Road with Paddy Nelson Jupurrula

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented ByHarvard Art Museums and Harvard Divinity School
ADMISSION: This lecture is free and open to the public.
Special Exhibition Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia runs Feb. 5-Sept. 18
Museum Hours: 10 AM-5 PM, daily. Plan your visit.

In the course of ethnographic fieldwork in central Australia in the 1990s, Michael D. Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School, got to know Paddy Nelson Jupurrula, one of the pre-eminent Warlpiri artists of the Western Desert painting movement. Professor Jackson will share some of Jupurrula’s insights into a worldview that emphasizes metamorphic processes, phases, or passages rather than contrasting conditions, such as being and nothingness, life and death, presence and absence, subject and object. In describing and depicting the transformations through which all things pass, Warlpiri artists invoke gestation and birth, sexual intercourse, digestion and defecation, sleeping and waking, fullness and emptiness as basic ontological metaphors. Read more about Lecture: On the Road with Paddy Nelson Jupurrula

2016 Feb 10

Unrest: Exhibition by Philippe Grandrieux

Feb 10 (All day) to Mar 12 (All day)

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Presented ByRadcliffe Institute for Advanced Study 
ADMISSION: This exhibition is free and open to the public and contains content that may not be appropriate for all visitors.
Feb. 10, 2 PMFellow’s presentation by Philippe Grandrieux, lecture hall at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St., followed by the exhibition opening at 5 PM.
Exhibition runs Feb. 10-Mar. 12
Gallery Hours: 12-5 PM, Monday - Saturday (closed Sundays)

In this Radcliffe Institute exhibition, filmmaker Philippe Grandrieux presents three video installations from his series Unrest. White Epilepsy and Meurtrière are shown as a diptych, alongside a new single-channel video and a new triptych. Grandrieux strives for inventive, truly radical cinema. His first three full-feature films—Sombre (1999), La vie nouvelle (2002), and Un lac (2008)—demonstrate his exploration of image, sound, and narrative structures. Read more about Unrest: Exhibition by Philippe Grandrieux

2016 Mar 05

Reception for "Face Off: Paintings and Interactive Totems"

5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

Presented by: Harvard Allston Education Portal
Free and open to the public; please RSVP online through Eventbrite.
Exhibition runs February 16-March 17

Deborah Putnoi is an artist, educator, and researcher whose work is included in many significant collections, including at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has worked for many years as a researcher with Howard Gardner at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Read more about Reception for "Face Off: Paintings and Interactive Totems"

2016 Feb 03

Silvia Benedito + C. Alexander Häusler: Pneuma(tic) Bodies

Repeats every day until Sun Feb 21 2016 except Mon Feb 08 2016, Tue Feb 09 2016, Mon Feb 15 2016, Tue Feb 16 2016.
12:00pm to 7:00pm

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Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St., Level 1

Exhibition dates: February 3-21, 2016
Presented byCarpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Hours: Galleries: 12–7, Wed–Sun
Free and open to the public

Performance + Reception

with Jill Johnson and Hans Tutschku
Wed, Feb 3, 6 pm
Reception to follow

On Feb 3, Jill Johnson, dancer, choreographer and Director of Dance at Harvard, and 

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2016 Feb 26

Consumer Research Center / bookshop

Sun - Wed, Feb 26 to May 31, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: 

Level 3, Carpenter Center

Exhibition dates: Feb 26, 2016–ongoing
Presented byCarpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Hours: Galleries: 12–6, Wed–Sun
Free and open to the public

Consumer Research Center/ engages in consumer activities as models for social connectivity in twenty-first-century arts organizations. CRC/ is a public arena and research platform that uses forms of consumer exchange—bookshops, coffee bars, fashion and design boutiques, and farmers markets—to pose questions about the power and value of consumer points for building publics. Read more about Consumer Research Center / bookshop

2016 Feb 04

Opening Celebration for Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia

5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museum, 32 Quincy St.

Exhibition dates: February 5, 2016–September 18, 2016
Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Opening Celebration for Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia: February 4, 5 PM
5-6 PM: Viewing open
6-7:30 PM: Lecture
10 PM: Museum closes

To celebrate the opening of the special exhibition Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia, on view February 5 through September 18, 2016, the Harvard Art Museums will present a discussion highlighting the show’s central themes of transformation, performance, seasonality, and remembrance. Stephen Gilchrist, Australian Studies Visiting Curator, will be in conversation with Vernon Ah Kee, who is among the artists featured in the exhibition.

The lecture will take place from 6 to 7:30pm in Menschel Hall, on the Lower Level. Before the talk, from 5 to 6pm, visitors will have an opportunity to view the exhibition on Level 3. The museums will also remain open until 10pm; lecture attendees are invited to return to the galleries after the discussion, as well as to enjoy a reception in the Calderwood Courtyard. Read more about Opening Celebration for Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia

2016 Jan 25

Reflective: An Exhibition by Reiko Yamada Featuring Vijay Iyer

Repeats every day until Sat Jan 30 2016 .
12:00pm to 5:00pm

12:00pm to 5:00pm
12:00pm to 5:00pm
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12:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
This exhibition opens on January 25, 2016, and runs through January 30, 2016. 

Admission free and open to the public
Opening reception with Reiko Yamada and Vijay Iyer: Tuesday, January 26, 5:30-7 pm

Radcliffe Institute fellow Reiko Yamada, an independent composer and sound artist, created Reflective, a series of interactive sound art installations based on the aesthetic concept of imperfection in human life. It is an exploration of various media and interactive features to create a deeper engagement with the audience.

This installation is unique in that its material is drawn from recordings of the acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, and Harvard professor Vijay Iyer. The sound material, improvised and recorded in collaboration with Reiko Yamada, has been digitally processed and programmed specifically for the exhibition. Read more about Reflective: An Exhibition by Reiko Yamada Featuring Vijay Iyer

2016 Feb 04

Gallery Talk: Italian Prints from the 16th Century

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
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. Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.

Elizabeth Rudy, the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Associate Curator of Prints in the Division of European and American Art, will give today’s gallery talk. Every month this spring, she will offer a talk focused on prints in the permanent collections. Read more about Gallery Talk: Italian Prints from the 16th Century

2016 Jan 28

Beyond Bosch?

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free admission. Following the lecture, the Beyond Bosch exhibition will remain open until 8pm. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

It is nearly impossible to go “beyond Bosch.” Master of the outlandish and premier portraitist of the hellish beyond, Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450–1516) challenged imitators, yet imitators were legion, as the exhibition on display at the Harvard Art Museums shows. Joseph Leo Koerner, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, will introduce the art of this most enigmatic of painters, consider its amazing afterlife, especially in the medium of print, and explore how the achievements of the artist transcended those of his predecessors. Sketching the path from Bosch to Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525–1569), Koerner will discover the birth of a painting of everyday life from the spirit of enmity. Read more about Beyond Bosch?

2016 Feb 03

Performance with Jill Johnson and Hans Tutschku for "Silvia Benedito + C. Alexander Häusler: Pneuma(tic) Bodies"

6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Level 1

Exhibition dates: February 3-21, 2016
Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Hours: Galleries: 12–7, Wed–Sun
Free and open to the public

Performance + Reception

with Jill Johnson and Hans Tutschku
Wed, Feb 3, 6 pm
Reception to follow

On Feb 3, Jill Johnson, dancer, choreographer and Director of Dance at Harvard, and Hans Tutschku composer and Director of the Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition, perform in response to the installation of Pneumatic Bodies. Free and open to the public. 

Pneuma(tic) Bodies is an installation of sculptures and photographs that explores the relationship shared by the human body, objects, and architectural space through the enveloping medium of air. Three large, balloon–like forms made of thin plastic material occupy considerable visual and physical areas on Level 1 of the Carpenter Center. The objects continuously inflate via small cooling ventilators typically used to regulate temperature in personal computers. Read more about Performance with Jill Johnson and Hans Tutschku for "Silvia Benedito + C. Alexander Häusler: Pneuma(tic) Bodies"

2016 Jan 21

Martin Beck: A Social Question

Sat - Tue, Jan 21 to Jan 31, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Level 1

Exhibition dates: January 21-31, 2016
Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Hours: Galleries: 12–7, Wed–Sun
Free and open to the public

Episode 8: A Social Question 
In the fall of 1973 curators Barbara Norfleet and William S. Johnson organized the exhibition The Social Question: A Photographic Record 1895–1910 at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. The selection of photographs was drawn from the Social Ethics Collection originally assembled by pioneering scholar on social reform Francis Greenwood Peabody, founder of the Social Ethics Department at Harvard University in 1906. The photographs dated from late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and were part of a collection of six thousand images Peabody had assembled as part of his activist engagement with social issues such as immigration and changing labor conditions. Read more about Martin Beck: A Social Question

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