Visual Arts

2015 Sep 09

Georges F. Doriot: Educating Leaders, Building Companies

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


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

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2015 Sep 09

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



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


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The Shadow of War: 20th-Century Historical Documents from the José María Castañé Collection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



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


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

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2015 Nov 01

Celebrity Series: Gil Shaham with original films by David Michalek



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-

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2015 Sep 29

visual artist JANET ECHELMAN

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:30pm


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)


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 early

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2015 Aug 25

Opportunity: Gallery Intern at the Ed Portal

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


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

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2015 Aug 24

Corita Kent: Footnotes and Headlines

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


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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Ceramic History in Studio



Dates: October 6 - November 17Ceramic History in Studio
Days/Times: Fridays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Instructor: Kathy King

Course description:

Travel through time from ancient to contemporary ceramics through lectures and hands-on engagement with historical techniques. This part seminar/part studio course will provide a series of six presentations on ancient to contemporary ceramic art history. We will examine the development of clay techniques, kilns, and surface treatments across the world from the “Porcelain Highway” to the “Funk Movement” of the 70’s and beyond. Students will try their hand at featured forms on and off the wheel and surface techniques that span history such as the use of Egyptian Paste, print transfer, sgraffito, mishima, china paint/overglaze enamels, etc. to inspire each artist in new directions with their work. (6 classes/9 weeks) Note: No class November 10 th Bai Ming Workshop.

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Explore Soda Firing



Dates:  September 8 - November 10 ***WAITLISTEDDenny McLaughlin
Days/Times: Fridays, 10:00am – 1:00 pm
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Instructor: Dennis McLaughlin

Course description: Explore nature-inspired visual and tactile surfaces on wheel thrown forms by using soda slips and washes as well as patterns and textures. Fresh spontaneous approaches on soft clay, as well as more structured methods of building functional work with thrown forms will be developed. A three-dimensional artist, from either clay or another discipline will be selected by each student to inspire the development of new methods that go beyond the familiar solution in making a soda fired functional pot.  The experience of building a larger vocabulary of soda firing possibilities and results will lay the groundwork for new directions for functional work. (10 classes/13 weeks)
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Basics and Challenges



Dates: September 5 - November 21  ***WAITLISTED Stephanie Young
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm  
Level: Beginning - Intermediate                      
InstructorsStephanie Young

Course description: Demonstrations, individual critiques, and lots of hands-on time will engage students in learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration. Creative approaches to altered and combined elements will provide challenges for more experienced students. (12 classes/13 weeks)
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Absolute Beginners



Dates: September 16 - November 18Stuart Gair
Days/Times: Saturdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
Instructor: Stuart Gair

Course description: Ready to try your hand at the wheel? Become a member of the Harvard Ceramics community in this introductory throwing course with 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence Stuart Gair. Explore the basics of wheel throwing in this fun and casual class. The instructor guides you through a variety of forms to then decorate and glaze as well as introduces you to the studio. With this class, you will receive seven-day access to the studio to practice your new skills! (10 classes/12 weeks)

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