Visual Arts

2015 Oct 09

Student Guide Tour: Harvard Art Museums

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Calderwood Courtyard, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums

These tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, focus on select objects chosen by each student guide. They provide visitors a unique view into the building and collections.… Read more about Student Guide Tour: Harvard Art Museums

2015 Oct 07

A Poetry of the Ordinary: Life in Alison and Peter Smithson's Robin Hood Gardens

Repeats every weekday until Mon Nov 02 2015 .
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Loeb Library Main Level, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

A Poetry of the Ordinary: Life in Alison and Peter Smithson's Robin Hood Gardens
Curated by Daniel V. Rauchwerger

Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Dates: Through November 20, 2015
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Set within the wider framework of Living Anatomy, this exhibition focuses on Robin Hood Gardens, Alison and Peter Smithson’s housing project in East London, completed in 1972. Threatened with demolition yet again, despite an ongoing campaign that still hopes to secure its preservation, Robin Hood Gardens stands today with broken windows, vandalized corridors, crumbling facades, and a fractured public reputation. While deteriorating with neglect barely 50 years after its completion, this project’s architecture is still striking in its sense of livelihood and innovation.… Read more about A Poetry of the Ordinary: Life in Alison and Peter Smithson's Robin Hood Gardens

2015 Oct 07

Living Anatomy: An Exhibition about Housing

Oct 07 (All day) to Nov 20 (All day)

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Main Gallery, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Dates: Through November 20, 2015
Hours: 9 AM-5 PM
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Focusing on the past 50 years, the mixed-media exhibition Living Anatomy features both built and academic work and showcases innovative approaches and solutions to housing in contexts around the world.… Read more about Living Anatomy: An Exhibition about Housing

2015 Nov 02

Calvin Klein

6:30pm to 8:00pm

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Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Free and open to the public

Calvin Klein is an award-winning fashion icon. He is recognized globally as a master of minimalism and has spent his career distilling things to their very essence. His name ranks among the best-known brands in the world, with Calvin Klein, Inc. reaching over seven billion dollars in global retail sales.… Read more about Calvin Klein

2015 Oct 13

Richard Tuttle

6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Free and open to the public

Richard Tuttle was born in Rahway, New Jersey in 1941, attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and his first paintings exhibited in New York shortly after graduation. … Read more about Richard Tuttle

2015 Oct 10

Conference: Black in Design

9:15am to 5:20pm

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Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) African American Student Union with support from the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Loeb Fellowship at Harvard GSD, the Dean's Diversity Initiative at Harvard GSD, and H-OAP
Dates: Friday, October 9, 3–8 PM; Saturday, October 10, 9:15 AM–5:20 PM
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This conference has been organized to address social justice from the perspective of design, emphasizing the importance of compassion in the design ethos, with the goal of recognizing the contributions of African descendants to the design field and, by so doing, to broaden the definition of the designer. … Read more about Conference: Black in Design

2015 Oct 09

Conference: Black in Design

3:00pm to 8:00pm

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Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) African American Student Union with support from the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Loeb Fellowship at Harvard GSD, the Dean's Diversity Initiative at Harvard GSD, and H-OAP
Dates: Friday, October 9, 3–8 PM; Saturday, October 10, 9:15 AM–5:20 PM
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This conference has been organized to address social justice from the perspective of design, emphasizing the importance of compassion in the design ethos, with the goal of recognizing the contributions of African descendants to the design field and, by so doing, to broaden the definition of the designer. … Read more about Conference: Black in Design

2015 Sep 29

Exhibition: Karel Martens: Monoprints

Sep 29 (All day) to Nov 23 (All day)

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Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, Level 0, Display Case

Exhibition: through Nov. 23.
Presented by: Carpenter Center

When Karel Martens began studying art in Holland in the late 1950s, "graphic design" did not even exist as its own course of study. Today, he is widely recognized as one of the most important practitioners of that very discipline, with an esteemed client list that includes major publishers, architects, and institutions. … Read more about Exhibition: Karel Martens: Monoprints

2015 Oct 08

Damon Krukowski: NOT TO BE PLAYED

Oct 08 (All day) to Oct 25 (All day)

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Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, Level 3, Sert Gallery

Exhibition + Performances: Oct 8–25, 2015
Presented by: Carpenter Center

Damon Krukowski: NOT TO BE PLAYED is a multifaceted exhibition featuring archival materials, performance, and a publication that together revive an obscure audio recording made by Ezra Pound at Harvard University in 1939. Recorded on the eve of World War II, Pound believed his poem “Sestina: Altaforte”—or “Bloody Sestina,” as it came to be known—could incite violence. He was convinced it possessed a persuasive power over the future: several years after making the recording, Pound wrote a letter stating it was “not to be played.”… Read more about Damon Krukowski: NOT TO BE PLAYED

2015 Oct 03

Kerry Tribe: Critical Mass

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Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, Level 3, Sert Gallery

Performance featuring Nick Huff and Emelie O’Hara: Sat, Oct 3, 5 pm; reception to follow
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Exhibition: Oct. 3-25
Presented by: Carpenter Center

Kerry Tribe’s time based works explore memory and representation through film, video, performance and installation. For Critical Mass (2010–), she restages Hollis Frampton’s 1971 groundbreaking experimental film of the same name. In Frampton… Read more about Kerry Tribe: Critical Mass

2015 Oct 24

Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

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

Performances: Thu, Oct 1, 5 pm; reception to follow. Additional performances: Oct. 20-24 (see below for times). The performances are between 15 and 30 minutes in duration.
Exhibition and additional performances through Oct 25.
Presented by: Carpenter Center

Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center features two five-foot-high sculptures made of cedar and mirror sited individually on separate pedestals. … Read more about Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

2015 Oct 21

Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

Repeats every day until Fri Oct 23 2015 except Thu Oct 22 2015.
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Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, Level 1

Performances: Thu, Oct 1, 5 pm; reception to follow. Additional performances: Oct. 20-24 (see below for times). The performances are between 15 and 30 minutes in duration.
Exhibition and additional performances through Oct 25.
Presented by: Carpenter Center

Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center features two five-foot-high sculptures made of cedar and mirror sited individually on separate pedestals. … Read more about Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

2015 Sep 22

Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Oct 22 2015 except Thu Oct 08 2015, Thu Oct 15 2015. Also includes Tue Sep 22 2015.
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Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, Level 1

Performances: Thu, Oct 1, 5 pm; reception to follow. Additional performances: Oct. 20-24 (see below for times). The performances are between 15 and 30 minutes in duration.
Exhibition and additional performances through Oct 25.
Presented by: Carpenter Center

Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center features two five-foot-high sculptures made of cedar and mirror sited individually on separate pedestals. Each sculpture is made of two parallel rectilinear panels with full-length mirrors in which viewers catch their reflections. … Read more about Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

2015 Oct 16

teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful World

Oct 16 (All day) to Dec 19 (All day)

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Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

What a Loving and Beautiful World. Image courtesy of teamLabPresented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Exhibition runs October 16-December 19.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 12 noon-5 pm.
Free and open to the public.

Opening the redesigned Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery at the Radcliffe Institute is the newest multimedia exhibition by teamLab, which has been acclaimed by critics for its ability to digitally generate sophisticated and dreamlike worlds. Based in Japan, teamLab is a consortium of artists, engineers, and computer scientists specializing in unique ultra-technological installations, which intersect contemporary art, design, engineering, and computer science. This exhibition is only the second ever in the United States dedicated to teamLab. … Read more about teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful World

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