Visual Arts

2016 Apr 10

Ah humanity! An audio-video installation

Repeats every day until Sat Apr 16 2016 .
8:00pm to 10:30pm

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Location: 

Science Center Plaza

Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA)Presented ByHarvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA)
ADMISSIONFree and open to the public
Runs: April 10-16
Part of the HUCA Spring 2016 series.

Ah humanity! is a large-scale audio-video installation by the artists Ernst Karel, Véréna Paravel, and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. The Harvard University Committee on the Arts is sponsoring this weeklong event, in which four channels of sound will be projected into the Plaza and a single channel of video onto the façade of the Science Center, every evening.... Read more about Ah humanity! An audio-video installation

2016 Mar 30

Female Athletes of Boston

Wed - Mon, Apr 4 to Jun 4, 7:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Mather House - Lower Lounge Gallery Gallery - 10 Cowperthwaite St

Presented by: Mather House Faculty Deans
Admission: Free and open to the public. For access to the gallery please see the Mather House Building Manager, Security Guard, or House Administrator.
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, April 30, 5-6 PM

Photo exhibit curated by Naomi Lang - Mather Class of 2016.... Read more about Female Athletes of Boston

2016 Mar 30

Female Figure - Idols and Shame

Wed - Sat, Apr 4 to May 5, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Mather House - Sandra Naddaff and Leigh Hafrey Three Columns Gallery

Presented by: Mather House Faculty Deans
Admission: Free and open to the public. For non-Mather faculty and staff, please stop by the Building Manager's or the House Administrator's Office for access to the galleries.  
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, April 30, 5-6 PM

Female Figure: Idols and Shame - Oil paintings by Serena Eggers Mather Class of 2017, Visual and Environmental Studies Concentrator... Read more about Female Figure - Idols and Shame

2016 Mar 30

Lecture: “Bringing Wine and Joy: Dionysos and Viticulture on Coins of Asia Minor"

6:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

Presented ByHarvard Art Museums
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public. Following the lecture, the ancient art galleries will remain open until 8 pm.
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Many regions of ancient Asia Minor were what we would now think of as “wine country.” In Greek and Roman times, several cities prospered from viticulture, as evidenced by their coins depicting grapes, amphorae, and the wine god Dionysos himself. More than 50 cities in Asia Minor claimed to be his birthplace, and would organize wine festivals and Carnivalesque parades to honor him. Johannes Nollé, professor of ancient history and epigraphy at Ludwig-Maximilians University, in Munich, will present some of the best examples of coins from the region and convey some of the joie de vivre so characteristic of life in classical antiquity.... Read more about Lecture: “Bringing Wine and Joy: Dionysos and Viticulture on Coins of Asia Minor"

2016 Mar 23

Exhibition Opening: Little People and Other Things

5:00pm

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Exhibition runs March 24-April 16
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 12 noon-5 pm.
Free and open to the public. More about the exhibition> 

Please join Radcliffe fellow Valérie Massadian for an opening reception for her exhibition in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery in Byerly Hall at the Radcliffe Institute.... Read more about Exhibition Opening: Little People and Other Things

2016 Apr 05

Lecture: Everywhen Artist Talk with Christian Thompson

6:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

Presented ByHarvard Art Museums and Harvard University Native American Program
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public. Following the lecture, the Everywhen exhibition will remain open until 8 pm.
Special Exhibition Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia runs Feb. 5-Sept. 18

Christian Thompson, who is among the artists featured in the special exhibition Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia, will discuss his paper “Creative Responses to Australian Material Culture in the Pitt Rivers Museum Collection: Parallels between Christian Thompson—We Bury Our Own and Fred Wilson—Mining The Museum.” He will also perform songs in Bidjara, an Indigenous Australian dialect.... Read more about Lecture: Everywhen Artist Talk with Christian Thompson

2016 Feb 24

Phil Collins: A Learning Site

2:55pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Level 3, Sert Gallery

Exhibition dates: March 2–April 21, 2016
Presented byCarpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Hours: Galleries: 12–7, Wed–Sun
Free and open to the public

The multilayered practice of British artist Phil Collins is the focus of a constellation of curatorial and academic activities over three months dedicated to exhibiting, experiencing, studying, and analyzing the work of one of contemporary art’s most engaging voices.... Read more about Phil Collins: A Learning Site

2016 Feb 24

Dance Performance and Conversation with Karole Armitage

7:30pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Calderwood Courtyard, Harvard Art Museums

Presented ByHarvard Art Museums and WBUR
Please note: The dance performance will last five minutes, with a brief introduction by Karole Armitage. Please plan to arrive promptly by 7:30 p.m. The performance will be standing room only. There will be no seating in the courtyard before or during the performance.
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Dancers from Armitage Gone! Dance Company and Harvard University students will perform a short dance inspired by the exhibition Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia. The dance will be performed to Didjerilayover, a composition by Stuart Dempster featuring the evocative harmonics of the traditional Aboriginal instrument the Didjeridu, which Dempster introduced to the United States. The event will take place in the Calderwood Courtyard at the Harvard Art Museums.

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2016 Feb 18

Adams Arts Space OPEN STUDIOS

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu May 05 2016 .
7:00pm to 10:00pm

7:00pm to 10:00pm
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7:00pm to 10:00pm
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Location: 

Adams Arts Space, Adams House

 

Students invited to come in, study, work on paintings or any other project, or just refresh your mind with a change in scenery. Come take advantage of this great space and let those creative juices flow!

Adams Arts Space open: Thursdays 7-10 PM.

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Location: Randolph courtyard of Adams House. When you are facing Apthorp (the big...

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2016 Feb 18

HARVARD STUDENT ART SHOW: Call for participants

Thu Feb 18 (All day) to Thu Mar 3 (All day)

Location: 

Arts @ 29 Garden

 

The Harvard Student Art Show is a weekend-long exhibition and festival celebrating student art at Harvard. The show will take place from April 8-10 at Arts @ 29 Garden. We are looking for students throughout the University who are interested in participating in this collaboration to promote the arts on campus. We are interested in anything that YOU consider art - from painting and sculpture to performance, film and craft. Deadline to apply: March 3, 2016.

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2016 Mar 23

Lecture: On the Road with Paddy Nelson Jupurrula

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented ByHarvard Art Museums and Harvard Divinity School
ADMISSION: This lecture is free and open to the public.
Special Exhibition Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia runs Feb. 5-Sept. 18
Museum Hours: 10 AM-5 PM, daily. Plan your visit.

In the course of ethnographic fieldwork in central Australia in the 1990s, Michael D. Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School, got to know Paddy Nelson Jupurrula, one of the pre-eminent Warlpiri artists of the Western Desert painting movement. Professor Jackson will share some of Jupurrula’s insights into a worldview that emphasizes metamorphic processes, phases, or passages rather than contrasting conditions, such as being and nothingness, life and death, presence and absence, subject and object. In describing and depicting the transformations through which all things pass, Warlpiri artists invoke gestation and birth, sexual intercourse, digestion and defecation, sleeping and waking, fullness and emptiness as basic ontological metaphors.... Read more about Lecture: On the Road with Paddy Nelson Jupurrula

2016 Feb 10

Unrest: Exhibition by Philippe Grandrieux

Wed Feb 10 (All day) to Sat Mar 12 (All day)

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Presented ByRadcliffe Institute for Advanced Study 
ADMISSION: This exhibition is free and open to the public and contains content that may not be appropriate for all visitors.
Feb. 10, 2 PMFellow’s presentation by Philippe Grandrieux, lecture hall at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St., followed by the exhibition opening at 5 PM.
Exhibition runs Feb. 10-Mar. 12
Gallery Hours: 12-5 PM, Monday - Saturday (closed Sundays)

In this Radcliffe Institute exhibition, filmmaker Philippe Grandrieux presents three video installations from his series Unrest. White Epilepsy and Meurtrière are shown as a diptych, alongside a new single-channel video and a new triptych. Grandrieux strives for inventive, truly radical cinema. His first three full-feature films—Sombre (1999), La vie nouvelle (2002), and Un lac (2008)—demonstrate his exploration of image, sound, and narrative structures.... Read more about Unrest: Exhibition by Philippe Grandrieux

2016 Mar 05

Reception for "Face Off: Paintings and Interactive Totems"

5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

Presented by: Harvard Allston Education Portal
Free and open to the public; please RSVP online through Eventbrite.
Exhibition runs February 16-March 17

Deborah Putnoi is an artist, educator, and researcher whose work is included in many significant collections, including at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has worked for many years as a researcher with Howard Gardner at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.... Read more about Reception for "Face Off: Paintings and Interactive Totems"

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