Visual Arts

2016 Feb 03

Silvia Benedito + C. Alexander Häusler: Pneuma(tic) Bodies

Repeats every day until Sun Feb 21 2016 except Mon Feb 08 2016, Tue Feb 09 2016, Mon Feb 15 2016, Tue Feb 16 2016.
12:00pm to 7:00pm

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Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St., Level 1

Exhibition dates: February 3-21, 2016
Presented byCarpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Hours: Galleries: 12–7, Wed–Sun
Free and open to the public

Performance + Reception

with Jill Johnson and Hans Tutschku
Wed, Feb 3, 6 pm
Reception to follow

On Feb 3, Jill Johnson, dancer, choreographer and Director of Dance at Harvard, and ...

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2016 Feb 26

Consumer Research Center / bookshop

Fri - Tue, Mar 2 to Jun 5, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: 

Level 3, Carpenter Center

Exhibition dates: Feb 26, 2016–ongoing
Presented byCarpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Hours: Galleries: 12–6, Wed–Sun
Free and open to the public

Consumer Research Center/ engages in consumer activities as models for social connectivity in twenty-first-century arts organizations. CRC/ is a public arena and research platform that uses forms of consumer exchange—bookshops, coffee bars, fashion and design boutiques, and farmers markets—to pose questions about the power and value of consumer points for building publics.... Read more about Consumer Research Center / bookshop

2016 Feb 04

Opening Celebration for Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia

5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museum, 32 Quincy St.

Exhibition dates: February 5, 2016–September 18, 2016
Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Opening Celebration for Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia: February 4, 5 PM
5-6 PM: Viewing open
6-7:30 PM: Lecture
10 PM: Museum closes

To celebrate the opening of the special exhibition Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia, on view February 5 through September 18, 2016, the Harvard Art Museums will present a discussion highlighting the show’s central themes of transformation, performance, seasonality, and remembrance. Stephen Gilchrist, Australian Studies Visiting Curator, will be in conversation with Vernon Ah Kee, who is among the artists featured in the exhibition.

The lecture will take place from 6 to 7:30pm in Menschel Hall, on the Lower Level. Before the talk, from 5 to 6pm, visitors will have an opportunity to view the exhibition on Level 3. The museums will also remain open until 10pm; lecture attendees are invited to return to the galleries after the discussion, as well as to enjoy a reception in the Calderwood Courtyard.... Read more about Opening Celebration for Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia

2016 Jan 25

Reflective: An Exhibition by Reiko Yamada Featuring Vijay Iyer

Repeats every day until Sat Jan 30 2016 .
12:00pm to 5:00pm

12:00pm to 5:00pm
12:00pm to 5:00pm
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12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
This exhibition opens on January 25, 2016, and runs through January 30, 2016. 

Admission free and open to the public
Opening reception with Reiko Yamada and Vijay Iyer: Tuesday, January 26, 5:30-7 pm

Radcliffe Institute fellow Reiko Yamada, an independent composer and sound artist, created Reflective, a series of interactive sound art installations based on the aesthetic concept of imperfection in human life. It is an exploration of various media and interactive features to create a deeper engagement with the audience.

This installation is unique in that its material is drawn from recordings of the acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, and Harvard professor Vijay Iyer. The sound material, improvised and recorded in collaboration with Reiko Yamada, has been digitally processed and programmed specifically for the exhibition.... Read more about Reflective: An Exhibition by Reiko Yamada Featuring Vijay Iyer

2016 Feb 04

Gallery Talk: Italian Prints from the 16th Century

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk. Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.

Elizabeth Rudy, the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Associate Curator of Prints in the Division of European and American Art, will give today’s gallery talk. Every month this spring, she will offer a talk focused on prints in the permanent collections.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Italian Prints from the 16th Century

2016 Jan 28

Beyond Bosch?

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free admission. Following the lecture, the Beyond Bosch exhibition will remain open until 8pm. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

It is nearly impossible to go “beyond Bosch.” Master of the outlandish and premier portraitist of the hellish beyond, Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450–1516) challenged imitators, yet imitators were legion, as the exhibition on display at the Harvard Art Museums shows. Joseph Leo Koerner, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, will introduce the art of this most enigmatic of painters, consider its amazing afterlife, especially in the medium of print, and explore how the achievements of the artist transcended those of his predecessors. Sketching the path from Bosch to Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525–1569), Koerner will discover the birth of a painting of everyday life from the spirit of enmity.... Read more about Beyond Bosch?

2016 Feb 03

Performance with Jill Johnson and Hans Tutschku for "Silvia Benedito + C. Alexander Häusler: Pneuma(tic) Bodies"

6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Level 1

Exhibition dates: February 3-21, 2016
Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Hours: Galleries: 12–7, Wed–Sun
Free and open to the public

Performance + Reception

with Jill Johnson and Hans Tutschku
Wed, Feb 3, 6 pm
Reception to follow

On Feb 3, Jill Johnson, dancer, choreographer and Director of Dance at Harvard, and Hans Tutschku composer and Director of the Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition, perform in response to the installation of Pneumatic Bodies. Free and open to the public. 

Pneuma(tic) Bodies is an installation of sculptures and photographs that explores the relationship shared by the human body, objects, and architectural space through the enveloping medium of air. Three large, balloon–like forms made of thin plastic material occupy considerable visual and physical areas on Level 1 of the Carpenter Center. The objects continuously inflate via small cooling ventilators typically used to regulate temperature in personal computers.... Read more about Performance with Jill Johnson and Hans Tutschku for "Silvia Benedito + C. Alexander Häusler: Pneuma(tic) Bodies"

2016 Jan 21

Martin Beck: A Social Question

Thu - Sun, Jan 25 to Feb 4, 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Level 1

Exhibition dates: January 21-31, 2016
Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Hours: Galleries: 12–7, Wed–Sun
Free and open to the public

Episode 8: A Social Question 
In the fall of 1973 curators Barbara Norfleet and William S. Johnson organized the exhibition The Social Question: A Photographic Record 1895–1910 at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. The selection of photographs was drawn from the Social Ethics Collection originally assembled by pioneering scholar on social reform Francis Greenwood Peabody, founder of the Social Ethics Department at Harvard University in 1906. The photographs dated from late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and were part of a collection of six thousand images Peabody had assembled as part of his activist engagement with social issues such as immigration and changing labor conditions.... Read more about Martin Beck: A Social Question

2016 Feb 05

Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia

Fri Feb 5 (All day) to Sun Sep 18 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

Exhibition dates: February 5, 2016–September 18, 2016
Presented by: Harvard Art Museums

Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia surveys contemporary Indigenous art from Australia, exploring the ways in which time is embedded within Indigenous artistic, social,...

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2016 Jan 23

Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print

Sat Jan 23 (All day) to Sun May 8 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

Exhibition dates: January 23, 2016–May 8, 2016
Presented by: Harvard Art Museums

The art of Netherlandish master Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450–1516) is characterized by fantastic creatures, fire-breathing monsters, and apocalyptic visions of Hell. Fascination with Bosch’s paintings ignited the imaginations of artists and viewers alike, giving rise to a distinct group of images inspired by this singular artist. This exhibition, organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum, explores the phenomenon of Bosch’s wide-reaching impact through the print medium from the 16th century to the present. The more than 30 prints on display, mostly from private collections, are joined by a selection from the Harvard Art Museums collections, presenting a unique opportunity to view these riveting works.... Read more about Beyond Bosch: The Afterlife of a Renaissance Master in Print

2015 Dec 14

The Integration of an Art “Superstar”: Munch at the National Museum Oslo—Today and Tomorrow

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free admission

Norwegian artist Edvard Munch has achieved superstar-like status in the art world and in popular culture, largely due to his well-known painting The Scream. The first of four versions of this famous work is housed at the National Museum Oslo. Nils Ohlsen, director of Old Masters and modern art at the National Museum, will visit Harvard to discuss his museum’s strong Munch holdings, including both paintings and prints, as well as its definitive collection of Norwegian modernism. As the National Museum prepares for a major modernization and expansion, this lecture is about a work in progress.... Read more about The Integration of an Art “Superstar”: Munch at the National Museum Oslo—Today and Tomorrow

2015 Dec 10

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2015

Thu - Sun, Dec 13 to Dec 16, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2015

The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, presents its annual Holiday Show and Sale December 10–13 in its state-of-the-art facility at 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA.

More than seventy artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work for sale. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year.... Read more about Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2015

2015 Dec 02

"Children's Imagined Robots: An Invitation to Co-Design" Opening Discussion

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Monroe C. Gutman Library Gallery, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Presented by: Monroe C. Gutman Library
Free and open to the public.

Join for an interactive opening discussion celebrating these imaginative drawings on December 2nd from 5:30-6:30pm.

Children’s Imagined Robots: an Invitation to Co-Design is a traveling exhibition featuring the work of 84 robot designers (8-11 years old) from near-opposite sides of the globe: Tomsk, Russia and Boston, MA.... Read more about "Children's Imagined Robots: An Invitation to Co-Design" Opening Discussion

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