Visual Arts

2016 Oct 27

Opening Reception for Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now

5:30pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free

Responding to the coup d’état and its aftermath in the 1970s, Chilean artists residing in Santiago and abroad created works that spoke to their experience of political, social, and geographic marginalization. They developed highly coded languages to evade censorship, exhibited work in public space in lieu of institutional...

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2016 Oct 27

Art Exhibition: Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now

Thu Oct 27 (All day) to Sun Jan 8 (All day)

Location: 

Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free
Runs: October 27-January 8, 2017
Opening Reception: Oct. 27, 2016, 5:30–7:30 pm

Responding to the coup d’état and its aftermath in the 1970s, Chilean artists residing in Santiago and abroad created works that spoke to their experience of political, social, and...

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2016 Sep 15

Opening Reception for Art Exhibition: Visiting Faculty 2016-17

5:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street

Presented by: Harvard Visual and Environmental Studies Department
Admission: Free

The Department of Visual and Environmental Studies is home to a range of studio and theoretical studies in the arts at Harvard University. It offers courses in painting, drawing, sculpture, film, video, and animation, as well as photography, film history and theory, studies of the built and natural environment, and contemporary art. The academic experience transpires partially in the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, where thinking and making—physical contact with various materials—intersect to enable students from a variety of disciplinary studies to be aware of their visual environment.... Read more about Opening Reception for Art Exhibition: Visiting Faculty 2016-17

2014 Oct 24

Art Exhibition and Residency: Martin Beck: Program

Fri Oct 24 (All day) to Sat Oct 1 (All day)

Location: 

Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free
Runs: October 24, 2014-October 2016

Level 1 + 3

Program by Martin Beck manifests through a sequence of interventions, installations, events, and publications that draw upon the exhibition histories and academic pursuits of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and Department...

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2016 Jun 30

Art Exhibition: Ryland Wharton: Make an Alloy, Make an Inventory

Thu Jun 30 (All day) to Sat Sep 24 (All day)

Location: 

Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free
Runs: June 30-September 24

CRC/bookshop, Level 3

Make an Alloy, Make an Inventory imagines the CRC/ bookshop as a continuously rewritten page. Five discreet display areas in the bookshop house an evolving selection of images, objects,...

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2016 Aug 04

Art Exhibition: Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet: Three Works

Thu Aug 4 (All day) to Sat Sep 24 (All day)

Location: 

Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free
Runs: August 4-September 24

Level 0 + 3, Display Case + CRC/bookshop

Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet: Three Works
 at the Carpenter Center comprises a video, film stills, an...

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2016 Aug 12

Artist Reception: Changing Allston

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Crossings Gallery, Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal
Admission: Free
Runs: Friday, August 12, 2016, 5-7 PM  

Please join us at the Harvard Ed Portal’s Crossings Gallery on August 12 from 5 – 7 PM to celebrate the opening of "Changing Allston." Curator Eva Payne and several of the artists showing pieces will be in attendance to discuss the...

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Zena Mariam Mengesha ’14

Zena Mengesha

Artist Development Fellow 2013 in Visual Arts

Zena Mariam Mengesha ’14, a resident of Quincy House concentrating in Visual and Environmental Studies, Studio Art Track, was awarded a Fellowship to...

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Oliver Luo ’13

Oliver Luo

Artist Development Fellow 2013 in Animation;
Council Prize in Visual Art Co-Recipient, 2013

Oliver Luo ’13, a resident of Cabot House concentrating in Visual and Environmental Studies, Animation Studio Track with a secondary in Physics, was awarded...

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Caroline Cuse ’13

Caroline Cuse

Artist Development Fellow 2013 in Visual Arts

Caroline Cuse ’13, a resident of Adams House concentrating in Visual and Environmental Studies, was awarded a Fellowship to create photographic and written...

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2016 Nov 08

Visiting Artist Lecture with Sharif Bey

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

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

Location: Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston, Massachusetts 02134

After you have voted, join us in welcoming artist, author and educator Dr. Sharif Bey as he shares his body of work and the influences behind it.

For years I have struggled with the challenge of producing works that were ornate, colorful and made with the utmost care yet suitable for the kitchen of inner city families.  I felt an equal responsibility to the purpose my work served in the black community as well as the mainstream art/contemporary craft scene. The influence of my pots was never felt at the kitchen table to the extent that I hoped, but my current work seeks other alternatives of promoting thought and dialog. … This series of work combines my interest in African, Indian, Pre-Columbian, Native American, and Modernist sculpture while still applying the rigid functional criteria I acquired as a potter.” (This quote is from Sharif Bey’s Artist’s Statement for his 2007 exhibit at the Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC.)
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Renee Zhan ’16

Renee Zhan

Artist Development Fellow 2014 in Animation;
Council Prize in Visual Art Co-Recipient, 2016

Renee Zhan ’16, a resident of Leverett House concentrating in Visual and Environmental Studies, Film/Animation Track, was awarded a Fellowship to study at...

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