Visual Arts

2016 Sep 09

Peabody Museum 150th Anniversary Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides-Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Repeats every 2 weeks every Friday until Fri May 05 2017 except Fri Dec 09 2016, Fri Dec 16 2016, Fri Dec 23 2016, Fri Dec 30 2016, Fri Jan 06 2017, Fri Jan 13 2017, Fri Jan 20 2017.
12:30pm to 1:15pm

12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm
12:30pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Presented byPeabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Tours: Fridays, 12:30 pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 2 pm
Admission: Free with museum admission; no registration required for groups of five or less. For college-age visitors and older. Maximum of 20 people per tour. Call 617-495-3216 for reservations for groups of six or more. 

Offered all during fall and spring semesters, the tours visit museum highlights on the first and third floors, encouraging conversation and interest in visitor reflections. Free with museum admission; no registration required for groups of five or less. For college-age visitors and older. Meet in the museum's side lobby near the water fountain. Tours are 45 minutes. 

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2015 Sep 30

A for Art, B for Books, C for Crane: Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture by Francesca Tancini

5:30pm

Location: 

Lamont Library, Forum Room

Walter Crane, Lionel His Book. Houghton Library  Typ 8302.89.50. The Caroline Miller Parker Collection of Works by Walter CranePresented by: Harvard College Library
Followed by a reception and exhibition viewing at Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library
Related event: Opening reception for The World of Walter Crane: September 30, 6:30 p.m.

Walter Crane (1845-1915), the great Victorian artist and illustrator, was praised during his lifetime but afterwards soon forgotten. In the centennial year of his death, Francesca Tancini outlines the life and work of this outstanding figure, drawing on the resources of the Caroline Miller Parker Collection of Works by Walter Crane at Houghton Library and emphasizing the importance of this extraordinary collection.… Read more about A for Art, B for Books, C for Crane: Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture by Francesca Tancini

2015 Sep 09

Georges F. Doriot: Educating Leaders, Building Companies

Sat - Sat, Sep 9 to Oct 14, 8:00am - 7:00pm

Location: 

Baker Library, Bloomberg Center at Harvard Business School

Presented by: Baker Library Historical Collections
Hours: see website

This Baker Library Historical Collections exhibit examines the career of Harvard Business School professor Georges F. Doriot (1899–1987), a legendary educator, a founder of the modern venture capital industry and a US Army general during World War II. It features selections from the Georges F. Doriot Collection—on permanent loan to Baker Library from the… Read more about Georges F. Doriot: Educating Leaders, Building Companies

2015 Sep 09

Occupied Cuba, 1898-1902: Photographs from the Theodore Roosevelt Collection

2:35pm

Location: 

Pusey Library, Theodore Roosevelt Gallery

Occupied Cuba, 1898-1902: Photographs from the Theodore Roosevelt Collection.Presented by: Harvard College Library
Hours: see website

The years between the end of the Cuban War of Independence in 1898, facilitated by United States involvement as part of the Spanish-American War, and the proclamation of the Cuban Republic in 1902, were a time of much change and transition in Cuba. After the last of the Spanish troops left Cuba in 1898, the United States took over the governance of Cuba. Occupied Cuba brings together some documentary photographs of this time gathered from Harvard’s Theodore Roosevelt Collection.… Read more about Occupied Cuba, 1898-1902: Photographs from the Theodore Roosevelt Collection

2015 Sep 09

The Ancestry of the Mother Road: Mapping Route 66

Sat - Sun, Sep 9 to Oct 15, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Pusey Library, Corridor Gallery

Vicinity of Route 66 through Arizona from Sketch of public surveys in New Mexico and Arizona, 1866.Presented by: Harvard College Library
Hours: see website

Route 66 looms large in American culture. In song and story, the mother road carries us to the promise of a better life. Traveling Route 66 is still the ultimate road trip even now as we pick our way along a road disrupted by the modern, looking for remnants of an earlier path. … Read more about The Ancestry of the Mother Road: Mapping Route 66

2015 Sep 09

The Shadow of War: 20th-Century Historical Documents from the José María Castañé Collection

Repeats every day until Sat Sep 12 2015 .
9:00am

9:00am
9:00am
9:00am

Location: 

Houghton Library, Amy Lowell Room

Presented by: Harvard College Library
Hours: see website

This exhibition of materials from the José María Castañé Collection shows the shadow of war as it fell across the world throughout the century, from the Russian Revolution to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The exhibition features documents by Joseph Stalin, Lev Trotsky, Harry Truman, and Charles de Gaulle, as well as photographs of the famous—Hitler at the third Nazi Party conference—and unknown—a selection of albums compiled by unidentified German soldiers. The Shadow of War is on display at Houghton Library through September 12.… Read more about The Shadow of War: 20th-Century Historical Documents from the José María Castañé Collection

2015 Sep 18

Clay All Night

9:00pm to 1:00am

Location: 

Ceramics Studio

Friday, September 18, 9 PM-1 AM

Students converge to hear music, model clay, spin on the wheel, and snack at Clay All Night.Each fall, students converge to hear music, model clay, spin on the wheel, and snack at Clay All Night.

Studio party for Harvard undergraduates only
(Valid Harvard… Read more about Clay All Night

2015 Nov 01

Celebrity Series: Gil Shaham with original films by David Michalek

5:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

Presented by: Celebrity Series of Boston
Tickets: $85, $75, $55. Obstructed view $35. Student Rush: $20 (Limit 2 per ID, starting 60 minutes prior to show time, subject to availability.)
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Gil Shaham performs the Sei solo, “six alone,” as J.S. Bach labeled his set of three sonatas and three partitas for solo violin in a fascinating multi-media performance at Sanders Theatre. These iconic landmarks… Read more about Celebrity Series: Gil Shaham with original films by David Michalek

2015 Sep 29

visual artist JANET ECHELMAN

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Rose Kennedy Greenway, Summer St. near Atlantic Ave., Boston

“As If It Were Already Here” Presented by Learning from Performers
ADMISSION: Free and limited to Harvard affiliates only. Please RSVP below at "Sign up for this event"; for more information email Program Director Thomas Lee.

Creator of numerous public art projects, Echelman will lead a site visit to her latest creation, “As If It Were Already Here,” a 600-foot sculpture reconnecting downtown Boston to the waterfront at the head of the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Summer St. near Atlantic Ave. in the vicinity of South Station. Accompanying Echelman will be Greenway public art curator Lucas Cowan and project manager Laura Jasinski. … Read more about visual artist JANET ECHELMAN

2015 Aug 25

Opportunity: Student Print Rental Program

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

This fall, the Harvard Art Museums will reintroduce the Student Print Rental Program. On hiatus since 2008, the popular program allows Harvard students to rent original prints from the museums to hang in their dorm rooms for the year. It aims to encourage interest in and understanding of art by making it a part of students’ everyday lives.

For a small fee, about 300 undergraduate and graduate students living in university housing will be able to choose from a collection of prints; each student can rent one print per academic year. The selection of available prints ranges from… Read more about Opportunity: Student Print Rental Program

2015 Aug 25

Opportunity: Gallery Intern at the Ed Portal

Aug 25 (All day) to Sep 18 (All day)

Location: 

Gallery at Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave. Allston

The new Ed Portal facility in north Allston opened its doors in February 2015 and includes a 120-seat performance space and a small gallery. The person hired for this internship will be involved in the curation and installation of exhibitions in the gallery but also in creating guidelines for gallery use including an exhibition checklist, statements regarding insurance and liability policies, agreements regarding sale of artwork, procedures for documenting exhibitions, and language for a call for guest curators and/or artists for group shows. A strong intern who successfully completes… Read more about Opportunity: Gallery Intern at the Ed Portal

2015 Aug 24

Corita Kent: Footnotes and Headlines

Thu - Mon, Aug 24 to Dec 4, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Schlesinger Library, first floor, 10 Garden St

Corita Kent: Footnotes and HeadlinesExhibition: August 24-Decembe 4, Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm
Presented byRadcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Drawn from the Schlesinger Library’s collection of Kent’s papers, letters, and images, this exhibition explores her career, artistic process, teaching, and activism. Footnotes and Headlines illuminates the work and life of an innovative artist who confronted war, hunger, and the Catholic Church hierarchy through her art.
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