Visual Arts

2015 Dec 14

The Integration of an Art “Superstar”: Munch at the National Museum Oslo—Today and Tomorrow

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free admission

Norwegian artist Edvard Munch has achieved superstar-like status in the art world and in popular culture, largely due to his well-known painting The Scream. The first of four versions of this famous work is housed at the National Museum Oslo. Nils Ohlsen, director of Old Masters and modern art at the National Museum, will visit Harvard to discuss his museum’s strong Munch holdings, including both paintings and prints, as well as its definitive collection of Norwegian modernism. As the National Museum prepares for a major modernization and expansion, this lecture is about a work in progress.… Read more about The Integration of an Art “Superstar”: Munch at the National Museum Oslo—Today and Tomorrow

2015 Dec 10

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2015

Sun - Wed, Dec 10 to Dec 13, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2015

The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, presents its annual Holiday Show and Sale December 10–13 in its state-of-the-art facility at 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA.

More than seventy artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work for sale. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year.… Read more about Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2015

2015 Dec 02

"Children's Imagined Robots: An Invitation to Co-Design" Opening Discussion

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Monroe C. Gutman Library Gallery, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Presented by: Monroe C. Gutman Library
Free and open to the public.

Join for an interactive opening discussion celebrating these imaginative drawings on December 2nd from 5:30-6:30pm.

Children’s Imagined Robots: an Invitation to Co-Design is a traveling exhibition featuring the work of 84 robot designers (8-11 years old) from near-opposite sides of the globe: Tomsk, Russia and Boston, MA. … Read more about "Children's Imagined Robots: An Invitation to Co-Design" Opening Discussion

2015 Dec 09

Corita Kent: Behind the Scenes

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP through Evenbrite.

The Ed Portal welcomes Harvard PhD. candidate Eva Payne, who will give a talk on Corita Kent's work and on her experience curating Corita Kent-themed exhibitions at Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library and at the Harvard Art Museums. The event will also feature the screening of a short film documenting Kent's process that was restored for the Harvard Art Museums’ exhibition. You’ll also have the chance to learn up close about the technique of silk screening with local silkscreen artist Dave Tree, whose work is connected to the themes and technique Corita Kent often explored.… Read more about Corita Kent: Behind the Scenes

2015 Nov 04

Apply to join the 2016 Harvard Student Art Show Executive Board!

Sat - Mon, Nov 4 to Nov 13, 9:00am - 11:55pm

Location: 

online

The Harvard Student Art Show is an independent student-run event held 
each spring, which displays and sells the artwork of students from Harvard College and the Harvard graduate schools. The purpose of the show is to expose the Harvard community to art on campus and to provide a public venue for student-artists to showcase their work. As we are looking to recruit students with diverse interests and concentrations to organize and execute this event, many positions do not require previous art or art historical knowledge.

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2015 Nov 14

Allston Open Studios Survey Gallery

Repeats every day until Sun Nov 15 2015 .
12:00pm to 6:00pm

12:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Harvard Allston Education Portal
Open Studios weekend: Nov. 14 & 15
Exhibition runs
: Nov. 12-Dec. 12
FREE

The Harvard Ed Portal is excited be a host site for Allston ArtsDistrict’s Open Studios!

The survey exhibition, containing one artwork from each participating artist, will be on display during the Open Studios weekend.… Read more about Allston Open Studios Survey Gallery

2015 Dec 15

Materials Lab Workshop: Silkscreening

3:00pm

Location: 

Materials Lab, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
$15 materials fee. Registration is required and payment must be made in advance. Please email am_visitorservices@harvard.edu or stop by the museums’ admissions desk to register. Space is limited to 12 participants. Minimum age of 14.

In conjunction with the special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, Francesca Bewer, research curator for conservation and technical… Read more about Materials Lab Workshop: Silkscreening

2015 Dec 10

Reinventing Religious Art in the 1960s

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free admission. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

Corita Kent’s art and social practice are central to the art of the 1960s, and it is astonishing that this has only lately been widely recognized. Kent’s art was not just religious in its vocation; it represented a reinvention of… Read more about Reinventing Religious Art in the 1960s

2015 Dec 03

The Nachtigall Convolute: Metempsychotic Figuration and the Matter of Lost Objects

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free admission. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

At this compelling performance-lecture, members of the ESTAR (SER) research consortium will explore the group of mysterious documents known as the “Nachtigall Convolute”—ambiguous but remarkable materials that appear to detail the strange activities of an intimate sodality of scholars, artists, and intellectuals based in Istanbul in the early 1940s. Willing attendees will have an opportunity to experiment with the techniques of “figuration” that seem to be at issue in these puzzling sources.… Read more about The Nachtigall Convolute: Metempsychotic Figuration and the Matter of Lost Objects

2015 Dec 09

On the Threshold of Paradise: Poetry and Painting in Mughal Kashmir

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free admission. The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

The valley of Kashmir, the summer retreat for the Mughal court, held a special place for the imperial family in the 17th century. Through the efforts of several individuals, especially the Mughal governor Zafar Khan ‘Ahsan’, Kashmir… Read more about On the Threshold of Paradise: Poetry and Painting in Mughal Kashmir

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