Visual Arts

2015 Dec 03

The Nachtigall Convolute: Metempsychotic Figuration and the Matter of Lost Objects

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Free admission. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

At this compelling performance-lecture, members of the ESTAR (SER) research consortium will explore the group of mysterious documents known as the “Nachtigall Convolute”—ambiguous but remarkable materials that appear to detail the strange activities of an intimate sodality of scholars, artists, and intellectuals based in Istanbul in the early 1940s. Willing attendees will have an opportunity to experiment with the techniques of “figuration” that seem to be at issue in these puzzling sources.... Read more about The Nachtigall Convolute: Metempsychotic Figuration and the Matter of Lost Objects

2015 Nov 05

Talk: Futurefarmers⎯A Farm Sailed Away and Came Back a Garden

6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center, Level 3, Sert Gallery - 24 Quincy St.

Talk: Thu, Nov 5, 6 pm (suggested RSVP)
Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Futurefarmers is a group of diverse practitioners aligned through an interest in making work that is relevant to the time and place surrounding them. Participatory in nature, their work manifests as temporary public art, museum exhibitions, publications, bus tours, public programs and most recently permanent public art.... Read more about Talk: Futurefarmers⎯A Farm Sailed Away and Came Back a Garden

2015 Nov 18

Arts Café at Barker: Queer Art Night

8:00pm

Location: 

The Arts Café at Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street

Presented by: Harvard College Queer Students and Allies and The Arts Café at Barker Center

Harvard College Queer Students and Allies is hosting a night of exhibition and performance for Harvard College LGBTQ artists and art! If you're interested in exhibiting or performing your artwork, please fill out the following form: http://goo.gl/forms/76QyTkuwre. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 11/15...

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2015 Nov 04

Trimalchio ad nauseam: Roman Art as a Tyranny of Bad Taste?

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level

Presented byHarvard Art Museums
Free admission. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

Ruth Bielfeldt, Harvard’s Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities, takes the lavish dinner party of the Roman freedman Trimalchio (described in Petronius’s Satyricon) as the starting point for a critical look at wall paintings and other domestic art of early Imperial Rome. Are excess and mishmash always bad, or does Trimalchio’s desire to turn the world into an overstuffed dish offer a key to a different understanding of Roman tastes and aesthetics?... Read more about Trimalchio ad nauseam: Roman Art as a Tyranny of Bad Taste?

2015 Oct 29

Lorraine O’Grady: Where Margins Become Centers

Thu Oct 29 (All day) to Sun Jan 10 (All day)

Location: 

Level 3, Sert Gallery, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Exhibition: Oct 29, 2015–Jan 10, 2016
Reception: Oct 29, 5:30–7 pm
Free

For four decades Lorraine O’Grady has consistently pursued a multidisciplinary practice in visual art and writing that challenges the societal conventions through which we understand and interpret gender, class, sexuality, art history, and race. She burst onto the New York scene in the early 1980s with her performance Mlle Bourgeoise Noire (Miss Black Middle Class), a beauty queen persona in a dress made of 180 pairs of white gloves, whipping a cat o’ nine tails at openings and shouting poems against the racial divides permeating the black and white art worlds.... Read more about Lorraine O’Grady: Where Margins Become Centers

2015 Nov 17

Artist Talk: Lorraine O’Grady

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, in conjunction with UNESCO’s International Year of Light.
Free admission. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

In connection with her exhibition, Lorraine O’Grady: Where Margins Become Centers, on view from October 29, 2015 through January 10, 2016 at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the artist will discuss her rich and critically engaged practice.... Read more about Artist Talk: Lorraine O’Grady

2015 Nov 12

Harvard Art Museum open until 10 PM (Evening Hours sponsored by National Grid)

10:00am to 10:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and National Grid
Free admission

In celebration of our special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, the museums will stay open on Thursday, November 12 until 10pm. National Grid, a major corporate supporter of the exhibition, is sponsoring the evening hours. All galleries will remain open.

At 6pm, visitors are...

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