Visual Arts

2017 Feb 01

Winslow Homer’s Summer Night: New Perspectives

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free. Following the lecture, the gallery featuring Summer Night (2700) will remain open until 8pm.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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On loan to the Harvard Art Museums from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Winslow Homer’s Summer Night (1890) is often described as one of the most extraordinary nocturnes in the history of American art. This scene of two women dancing in the moonlight at the water’s edge is one of the first oil paintings Homer completed after settling on the coast of Maine in 1883.... Read more about Winslow Homer’s Summer Night: New Perspectives

2017 Jan 21

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

Sat - Sun, Jan 27 to May 13, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: See website for admission infomation.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
Exhibition runs: January 21–May 7, 2017
Related eventsGallery Talk: Drawing: Medium, Discourse, Object, Feb. 1, 12:30-1 PM; Drawing: Medium, Discourse, Object, Feb. 8, 6-7:30 PM
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This exhibition traces the emergence of the modern understanding of drawing in multiple senses: as an autonomous form of expression; an index of the artist’s personal style; an object of aesthetic contemplation; an epistemological tool; and a commodity.... Read more about Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

2017 Feb 06

Gallery Talk: Lluís Borrassà’s Saint John the Baptist and Saint Barbara

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: 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. ...

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2017 Feb 02

Gallery Talk: Back Stories

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: 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. See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Elizabeth Molacek, the Frederick Randolph Grace Curatorial Fellow in Ancient Art, will give today’s gallery talk.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Back Stories

2017 Feb 01

Gallery Talk: Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: 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. ...

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2017 Jan 26

Gallery Talk: Abstraction in Postwar Germany

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: 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. ...

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2017 Jan 26

Talk + Screening: Katy Grannan: The Nine

6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St., Level 0, Lecture Hall

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free
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Screening of The Nine, 2016 (98 min)
Conversation with the filmmaker Katy Grannan and Dru Donovan

Photographer and filmmaker Katy Grannan will present her first feature film The Nine, followed by a conversation with Fall 2016 Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, Dru Donovan.... Read more about Talk + Screening: Katy Grannan: The Nine

2017 Feb 22

Ephemeral Yet Enduring: Challenges in Contemporary Conservation

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free. Following the lecture, the special exhibition galleries will remain open until 8pm.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Narayan Khandekar, director of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies and senior conservation scientist, and Angela Chang, assistant director and conservator of objects and sculpture, will discuss the various issues that arise in conserving contemporary art.

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2017 Jan 25

Gallery Talk: The Life of Luxury-Household Objects from Ancient Rome

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: 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. ...

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2017 Jan 20

Gallery Talk: The Presidential Portrait

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: 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. See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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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.... Read more about Gallery Talk: The Presidential Portrait

2017 Feb 22

Gallery Talk: Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate-18th-Century Vessels

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: 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. See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Casey Monahan, the Cunningham Curatorial Assistant for the Collection in the Division of European and American Art, will give today’s gallery talk.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate-18th-Century Vessels

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