Visual Arts

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

2015 Dec 09

Corita Kent: Behind the Scenes

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave, Allston

Presented by: Harvard Ed Portal
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP through Evenbrite.

The Ed Portal welcomes Harvard PhD. candidate Eva Payne, who will give a talk on Corita Kent's work and on her experience curating Corita Kent-themed exhibitions at Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library and at the Harvard Art Museums. The event will also feature the screening of a short film documenting Kent's process that was restored for the Harvard Art Museums’ exhibition. You’ll also have the chance to learn up close about the technique of silk screening with local silkscreen artist Dave Tree, whose work is connected to the themes and technique Corita Kent often explored.... Read more about Corita Kent: Behind the Scenes

2015 Nov 04

Apply to join the 2016 Harvard Student Art Show Executive Board!

Wed - Fri, Nov 7 to Nov 16, 9:00am - 11:55pm

Location: 

online

The Harvard Student Art Show is an independent student-run event held 
each spring, which displays and sells the artwork of students from Harvard College and the Harvard graduate schools. The purpose of the show is to expose the Harvard community to art on campus and to provide a public venue for student-artists to showcase their work. As we are looking to recruit students with diverse interests and concentrations to organize and execute this event, many positions do not require previous art or art historical knowledge.

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2015 Nov 14

Allston Open Studios Survey Gallery

Repeats every day until Sun Nov 15 2015 .
12:00pm to 6:00pm

12:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Harvard Allston Education Portal
Open Studios weekend: Nov. 14 & 15
Exhibition runs
: Nov. 12-Dec. 12
FREE

The Harvard Ed Portal is excited be a host site for Allston ArtsDistrict’s Open Studios!

The survey exhibition, containing one artwork from each participating artist, will be on display during the Open Studios weekend.... Read more about Allston Open Studios Survey Gallery

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