Visual Arts

2017 Jan 18

Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Feb 09 2017 except Thu Jan 26 2017, Thu Feb 02 2017.
12:30pm to 1:00pm

12:30pm to 1:00pm
12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

HARVARD ART MUSEUMS CLOSED ON FEB. 9 DUE TO SNOW. EVENT CANCELED.

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. See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Melissa Venator, the Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, will give today’s gallery talk.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

2016 Dec 05

Gallery Talk: Max Pechstein’s Stained Glass Window

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. See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Dakota DeVos, curatorial assistant for special exhibitions and publications in the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, will give today’s gallery talk.

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.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Max Pechstein’s Stained Glass Window

2016 Dec 12

Gallery Talk: Daumier’s Graphic Mastery

12:00pm 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. See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Elizabeth M. Rudy, the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Associate Curator of Prints, will give today’s gallery talk.

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.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Daumier’s Graphic Mastery

2016 Dec 09

Film: Doris Salcedo’s Public Works

Repeats on the second Friday of January, February, March until Fri Apr 07 2017 . Also includes Fri Apr 07 2017.
2:00pm to 2:30pm

2:00pm to 2:30pm
2:00pm to 2:30pm
2:00pm to 2:30pm
2:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free admission. See website for museum admission.
Film showings: Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 7
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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2016 Dec 05

Artist Talk: Boys don’t cry

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge St

Presented by: Harvard South Asia Institute
Admission: Free 
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Talk with Meenakshi Sengupta, Visiting Artist at the South Asia Institute. This talk will focus on the celebration of womanhood and how Sengupta comes to this work. Boys don’t cry is a title of her recent drawing series. She will mainly talk about her practice and how she developed her language primarily surrounded by conventional art practice, and finally the way she explores that form into a broader aspect. Her talk will be supported by an audio-visual presentation of her works, followed by a discussion.... Read more about Artist Talk: Boys don’t cry

2016 Dec 08

Artist talk: Waking Whispers

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge St.

Presented by: Harvard South Asia Institute
Admission: Free 
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Komal Shahid Khan, Visiting Artists at the South Asia Institute Arts Program, will give an overview of her work, starting with an introduction and practices which lead to her specialization in miniature painting. Khan will discuss how her work evolved over time, from traditional to conceptual and experimental.... Read more about Artist talk: Waking Whispers

2016 Dec 02

GET YOUR KNIT TOGETHER

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Office for the Arts Common Room, 74 Mt. Auburn Street

Presented by: Office for the Arts
Admission: Free and open to Harvard College undergraduates

Informal drop-in knitting led by OFA staff member Marin Orlosky Randow ’07-'08. All levels welcome, from first-timers who want to learn (materials provided) to experienced...

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2016 Dec 07

Lecture: VALIE EXPORT: Medial Imaginations

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free and open to the public. The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.
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Austrian artist VALIE EXPORT (b. 1940) is one of the most important pioneers in conceptual media art, performance, and film. In this lecture, the artist will discuss her oeuvre, from her early Expanded Cinema works and conceptual photography to her most recent drawings and works in public spaces, as well as future projects.... Read more about Lecture: VALIE EXPORT: Medial Imaginations

2016 Nov 16

Exhibition: Calm. Smoke rises vertically.

Wed Nov 16, 12:00pm to Sat Jan 14, 5:00pm

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden St

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public
Exhibition Runs: 11/16-1/14 
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 12-5 PM
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Working with vibrating walls, a live-streaming weather report, and architectural models from schools for the blind, this exhibition explores sensory experience through different modes of perception. The artist Wendy Jacob challenges the viewer to place touch on an equal footing with sight. The title comes from the Beaufort Wind Scale, which relates wind speed to observed conditions at sea or on land.... Read more about Exhibition: Calm. Smoke rises vertically.

2016 May 21

Sea Creatures in Glass at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Sat May 21, 9:00am to Tue May 21, 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History
Admission: See website for admission information
Museum hours: Open daily 9 AM-5 PM
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Many years before they were commissioned by Harvard University to make the Glass Flowers, father and son artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka meticulously shaped glass into lifelike models of marine and terrestrial animals. Renowned for their beauty and exacting detail, the Blaschka invertebrate models were commissioned by universities and museums throughout world during the nineteenth century.... Read more about Sea Creatures in Glass at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

2016 Nov 15

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence: Joseph Koerner: Art in a State of Siege: Hieronymus Bosch in Retrospect

6:00pm

Location: 

Sackler Lecture Hall

Presented by: Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
Admission: Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence

Joseph Koerner, Harvard University

Art in a State of Siege: Hieronymus Bosch in...

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2017 Mar 04

Visiting Artist Workshop with Kyungmin Park

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Workshop Description:

Sculptor Kyungmin Park will demonstrate the construction of her figurative sculptures in porcelain in this one-day workshop. Park will demonstrate how to achieve crisp lines and clean, tight surfaces with simple tools. She will also explore conceptual ideas and talk about the importance of facial expression and symbology within her work. From Park, "A child's untamed imagination can create a new and exciting owrld out of a single object. The combination of an uncorrupted point of view, a strong imagination, overflowing curiosity, and the desire to push boundaries creates a very special mindset particular to children. The adult world, by contrast, restrains the formally infinite imagination by imposing responsibilities and practical concerns. Society puts limits on the way we, as individuals, can perceive things, and as an artist I an interested in expanding these confines."

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2017 Feb 11

Visiting Artist Workshop with Michael Kline

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard

Workshop Description:

North Carolina master potter, Michael Kline, will demonstrate his beautifully thrown multi-part pots, handled bowls, jug forms and a cut-edge plate. Surface demonstrations will include brush-work with pigmented wax resist and slip-inlay techniques. Participants will enjoy a hands-on exercise on brush work. The day will include an hour for lunch (pot-luck) with a slide presentation on the Kline's work, his studio and kilns in North Carolina as well as his use of social media as a contemporary potter.

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2016 Dec 15

Renée Green: Pacing

Thu Dec 15, 10:00am to Sun Jan 22, 6:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented byCarpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Back on view Dec 15, 2016–Jan 22, 2017
Free and open to the public

Renée Green's two-year engagement as the Institution (Building) artist at the Carpenter Center launches with a public conversation between the artist and CCVA Scholar, Gloria Sutton. Given Green's prolific output during the last twenty-five years, the conversation aims at contextualizing signal moments within the artist’s seminal...

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