Visual Arts

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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2016 Dec 09

Receptions, Transformations and Innovations: Transcultural Discourses in Korean Art

9:30am to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, Second Floor 1730 Cambridge St

Presented by: Korea Institute, Harvard University
Admission: Contact the Korea Institute at (617) 496-2141 for more information.

Korean Art History Workshop 2016, co-sponsored by the Asia Center, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

Organized by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of...

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Time Travel with the Vessel Form

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 4 - November 20Natalia Arbelaez
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Level: Beginning - Advanced
Instructor: Natalia Arbelaez

Course Description: In this special course, students will explore different hand building and image techniques in both utilitarian and decorative vessels with 2018-19 Artist in Residence, Natalia Arbelaez. Students will utilize the collections of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture and the Harvard Art Museums to draw inspiration and select works to be viewed up close in a study lab. Part of the class will focus on observing and recreating a historical vessel while implementing the possible ancient methods of creation. Students will also create their own designs and personal narrative with a contemporary approach. (12 classes/13 weeks)

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2016 Nov 07

Still Hidden in the Hermitage: Tracing Nazi-Looted Art from Kyiv and Western Europe in the Erich Koch Collection

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Room S-050, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St

Presented by: Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
Admission: Free and open to the public
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Lecture by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted, Senior Research Associate, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute; Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies... Read more about Still Hidden in the Hermitage: Tracing Nazi-Looted Art from Kyiv and Western Europe in the Erich Koch Collection

2016 Nov 02

Sea Creatures in Glass: Lecture and Book Signing

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History
Admission: Free and open to the public
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Many years before they were commissioned by Harvard University to make the famed Glass Flowers, father and son artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka meticulously shaped glass into lifelike models of marine and terrestrial animals.... Read more about Sea Creatures in Glass: Lecture and Book Signing

2016 Oct 26

Salon @ 29 G - ADO: Attention. Deficit. Order.

7:00pm

 

Presented by: Arts @ 29 Garden
ADMISSION: Event is free (tickets/RSVP's not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
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Related events: 10/29, 3 PM: conversation/workshop with Harry Yeff; 10/29, 7 PM: interactive performance with Harry Yeff.

Salon @ 29 G - ADO: Attention.  Deficit. Order. 
​​​​​​​Featuring beatboxer/artist Harry Yeff, aka Reeps One 

Salon @ 29 G is a series that creates an opportunity to hear from artists in a smaller scale setting.  For his salon, Harry will discuss his ideas around attention deficit disorder, some of which were loosely the inspiration for his first major exhibition in 2014 entitled “Attention. Deficit. Order,” at London Newcastle Gallery, Shoreditch.... Read more about Salon @ 29 G - ADO: Attention. Deficit. Order.

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