Visual Arts

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

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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

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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.

2016 Oct 21

Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II

Fri - Sun, Oct 21 to Oct 23, 5:00pm - 5:00pm

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Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130

An Exhibition by the Association of Revolutionary Turners (ART), Central New England Woodturners, and Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners
Exhibition runs October 21-23, 10 AM-5 PM, with turning demonstrations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Opening Reception: Friday, October 21, 5-7 pm
Select work will also be on display in the Hunnewell Visitor Center, Sept 29-Nov 20

Woodturning: the art or process of fashioning wood into various forms and shapes by means of a lathe.... Read more about Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II

2016 Nov 07

Made in Allston: The Sculptor’s Workshop

Mon - Mon, Nov 7 to Nov 28, 10:00am - 5:00pm

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Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave Allston, MA 02134

Rachel EngExhibition: Made in Allston: The Sculptor’s Workshop
Dates: November 7 - 28, 2016
Reception: Saturday, November 12, 6 - 8 pm - RSVP for the reception on Eventbrite

Location: Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard and Crossings Gallery at Harvard Ed Portal; both located at 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts.
Gallery 224 hours: 10am - 5pm daily. Closed November 23, 24 & 25

Made in Allston: The Sculptor’s Workshop is a celebration of ten artists currently working on Franklin Street in north Allston-Brighton.... Read more about Made in Allston: The Sculptor’s Workshop

2016 Aug 27

Modern Art and Modernity

Sat Aug 27, 10:00am to Sun Jan 8, 5:00pm

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University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with Harvard ID for you and one guest. Others; $15 Adults; $10 Non-Harvard Students (18+); Seniors; $13. Free for youth under 18, Cambridge residents (proof of residency required), Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10am–noon (proof of residency required).
Museum Hours: 10 AM-5 PM
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This University Teaching Gallery installation explores defining moments in the development of modern European and American art from the 18th through 20th century. A range of media—from drawing, painting, and printmaking to photography and photomontage—is included.... Read more about Modern Art and Modernity

2016 Aug 27

Vision and Justice: The Art of Citizenship

Sat Aug 27, 10:00am to Sun Jan 8, 5:00pm

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University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with Harvard ID for you and one guest. Others; $15 Adults; $10 Non-Harvard Students (18+); Seniors; $13. Free for youth under 18, Cambridge residents (proof of residency required), Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10am–noon (proof of residency required).
Museum Hours: 10 AM-5 PM
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This University Teaching Gallery installation examines the contested relationship between art, justice, and African American culture from the 19th through 21st century in the United States. The works on display range from prints by Kara Walker and Glenn Ligon that challenge the nexus between vision and justice during slavery to photographs by Bruce Davidson and Gordon Parks that synoptically summarize events from the segregation era through the civil rights movement.... Read more about Vision and Justice: The Art of Citizenship

2016 Aug 27

Folding, Refraction, Touch: Modern and Contemporary Art in Dialogue with Wolfgang Tillmans

Sat Aug 27, 10:00am to Sun Jan 8, 5:00pm

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University Research Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

 

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with Harvard ID for you and one guest. Others; $15 Adults; $10 Non-Harvard Students (18+); Seniors; $13. Free for youth under 18, Cambridge residents (proof of residency required), Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10am–noon (proof of residency required).
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2016 Jul 01

Ben Rivers: The Shape of Things

Fri - Tue, Jul 1 to Oct 25, 10:00am - 5:00pm

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Lightbox Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with Harvard ID for you and one guest. Others; $15 Adults; $10 Non-Harvard Students (18+); Seniors; $13. Free for youth under 18, Cambridge residents (proof of residency required), Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10am–noon (proof of residency required).
Museum Hours: 10 AM-5 PM
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Until recently, many of the objects collected by the Harvard Art Museums were documented with high-contrast black and white photography. These frequently washed-out images expressively reject the easy translation of a three-dimensional object to a flat collections record. The photographs argue that documentation is material production; documentation transfers one kind of object into another, the second fluctuating between hallucination, projection, and myth.... Read more about Ben Rivers: The Shape of Things

2016 Oct 15

Student Guide Tour: Harvard Art Museums

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

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2016 Oct 15

Student Guide Tour: Harvard Art Museums

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

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

2016 Nov 17

Visiting Artist Lecture with Peter Christian Johnson

5:30pm to 6:30pm

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Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Peter Christian Johnson's work explores transformation using the kiln as a vehicle for deconstruction. The porcelain grid systems become an architecture over which to stretch a fluid skin that warps or collapses the structures under the strain of the firing. They expose the relationship between soft and hard, the fluidity of a membrane, and the moment of intersection between these contrasting elements. They pair labored construction with unpredictability, and capture the entropy embodied in the process.

This lecture is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email kking@fas.harvard.edu.

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2016 Oct 19

Tangled Up in Words

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture
Admission: free; see website
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm. The museums’ regular hours will be extended to 5:30pm so that visitors may see Mel Bochner’s work (in Gallery 1100, on Level 1) before the lecture.

Mel Bochner (born 1940) is recognized as one of the leading figures in the development of conceptual art in New York in the 1960s and ’70s. Emerging at a time when painting was increasingly discussed as outmoded, Bochner became part of a new generation of artists, which also included Eva Hesse, Donald Judd, and Robert Smithson, who were looking at ways of breaking with abstract expressionism and traditional compositional devices. His pioneering introduction of the use of language in the visual led Benjamin Buchloh to describe Bochner’s 1966 Working Drawings as “probably the first truly conceptual exhibition.”... Read more about Tangled Up in Words

2016 Oct 21

Opening Reception for "Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II"

5:00pm to 7:00pm

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Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130

An Exhibition by the Association of Revolutionary Turners (ART), Central New England Woodturners, and Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners
Exhibition runs October 21-23, 10 AM-5 PM, with turning demonstrations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Opening Reception: Friday, October 21, 5-7 pm
Select work will also be on display in the Hunnewell Visitor Center, Sept 29-Nov 20

Woodturning: the art or process of fashioning wood into various forms and shapes by means of a lathe.... Read more about Opening Reception for "Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II"

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