Visual Arts

2016 May 21

Flowers of Evil: Symbolist Drawings, 1870–1910

Sat - Sun, May 26 to Aug 19, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Tickets required (see below)
Runs: through August 14
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This exhibition will explore the mysterious visual world of symbolism, a challenging and open-ended cultural phenomenon of the late 19th century. It formed an important bridge between impressionism and modernism, yet was more than these two movements. Symbolism sought to evoke ideas subjectively—through color, form, and composition—rather than objectively representing worldly appearances. The title of the show is inspired by Les Fleurs du Mal, an influential collection of poems by symbolist poet Charles Baudelaire, and thereby alludes to the literary ramifications of the movement.... Read more about Flowers of Evil: Symbolist Drawings, 1870–1910

2016 May 21

Prehistoric Pottery from Northwest China

Sat - Sun, May 26 to Aug 19, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Tickets required (see below)
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Ancient pottery vessels are not only works of art but also representations of technical achievement, products of economic value, and windows into understanding ancient history and society. This installation showcases approximately 60 excellent, yet rarely seen prehistoric Chinese ceramics from the collections of the Harvard Art Museums and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.... Read more about Prehistoric Pottery from Northwest China

2016 May 21

Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt

Sat - Sun, May 26 to Aug 19, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Tickets required (see below)
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The Harvard Art Museums hold one of the most comprehensive U.S. collections of Netherlandish, Dutch, and Flemish drawings from the 15th to 18th century. This exhibition will present about 40 of those drawings, covering five salient themes in the art history of the Netherlands during the 16th and 17th centuries. Works by the period’s outstanding draftsmen will be on view, including Pieter Bruegel, Lambert Doomer, Jacques de Gheyn II, Hendrick Goltzius, Jan van Goyen, Maarten van Heemskerck, Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, and Cornelis Vroom.... Read more about Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt

2016 May 06

Circle Up! Continuing the Conversation Conference

Repeats every day until Sun May 08 2016 .
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Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Appian Way, Gutman Library

Presented by: Continuing the Conversation
Regular Registration: $135
Online registration ends May 4, 2016. Registrations at the door will be accepted for $150. Registrants at the door must pay by check. We encourage participants to register online in advance to take advantage of the pre-conference resources.
May 6-8 (view schedule)
More information and a link to register: aieconversation.org/conferences/circle-up/

Continuing the Conversation, an arts education network born out of the Arts in Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is holding their conference May 6-8, 2016 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The event is co-hosted by the Arts in Education program.... Read more about Circle Up! Continuing the Conversation Conference

2016 Apr 29

Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women

Fri - Sat, May 4 to Jun 2, 9:55am - 9:55am

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery in Byerly Hall at the Radcliffe Institute

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Free and open to the public. 
Exhibition by Photographer Matika Wilbur runs 4/29-5/28
Monday through Saturday, from 12-5 pm; April 29: 9 AM-6:30 PM; April 30: 12-6 PM

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Matika Wilbur, an acclaimed photographer from the Tulalip and Swinomish tribes (Washington), is the creator and director of Project 562 and the only Native American photographer and social documentarian to be welcomed into each of the 562+ Native American sovereign territories in the United States. For the past three years, Wilbur has collaborated with scores of tribes to share the images and truths of Native American peoples.... Read more about Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women

2016 Apr 13

In Fine Feather: Selected Featherwork from Peabody Collections

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave

Mummy mask with feathers, Peru. © President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM# 42- 28-30/5804 (digital file# 99320014)
Mummy mask with feathers, Peru.
Exhibition dates: Saturday, April 13–September 5, 2016, 9 AM–5 PM
Presented by: Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
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Feathers, large and small, plain and colorful, have been used for millennia to enhance the beauty and power of clothing and other objects. Highlighting rare and beautiful pieces from the Peabody Museum’s collections, this small-scale exhibition explores the ways in which feathers have been used to signal or endow beauty, wealth, status, and spiritual wellbeing in cultures around the world.... Read more about In Fine Feather: Selected Featherwork from Peabody Collections

2016 Apr 28

Exhibition Opening with Photographer Matika Wilbur: Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women

5:00pm

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street, The Radcliffe Institutephoto-by-matika-wilbur

Photo by Matika Wilbur
Photo by Matika Wilbur
Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Free and open to the public. RSVP here.
Exhibition by Photographer Matika Wilbur runs 4/29-5/28
Opening: Thursday, April 28, 5 PM
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Please join photographer Matika Wilbur for an opening reception for her exhibition, Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women, in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery in Byerly Hall at the Radcliffe Institute.

Wilbur, a photographer from the Tulalip and Swinomish tribes (Washington), is the only Native American photographer and social documentarian to be welcomed into each of the 562+ Native American sovereign territories in the United States. In this exhibition, Wilbur's striking photographs, written narratives, and audio interviews provide insights into contemporary Native American women.... Read more about Exhibition Opening with Photographer Matika Wilbur: Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women

2016 Apr 13

Artist Talk: White Butterfly

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel, K050, 1737 Cambridge St.

Presented by: Harvard South Asia Institute Arts Program
Free and open to the public
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Milan Rai, Visiting Artist, South Asia Institute Art Program
Chair: Jinah Kim, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

Rai’s White Butterfly project was a personal art installation that has grown with a global outreach for different community causes and concerns. It is a demonstration of how the role of art can take different turns when shared across social media, connecting people and communities to effect social change and awareness. From Scotland to Greece to New York to Africa over the past two years, many connections around the world have been established.... Read more about Artist Talk: White Butterfly

2016 Apr 11

Museum Conversations: Curating Data/Challenging History

6:30pm

Location: 

Northwest B-103

Presented By: Co-sponsored by the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and the Harvard Art Museums
ADMISSION: This exhibition is free and open to the public.

In this year's seminar on innovative curatorial practice, Laura Kurgan of Columbia University and artist Fred Wilson will, from different perspectives, reflect on their work to reimagine how museum exhibits present information, often by juxtaposing the unexpected to create new insights. Their short presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion.... Read more about Museum Conversations: Curating Data/Challenging History

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