Visual Arts

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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2015 Oct 22

Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

Repeats every month on the 10 of December until Thu Dec 10 2015 except Tue Nov 10 2015.
12:30pm to 1:00pm

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.

Experience Bauhaus master László Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage (1930) in motion. The Light Prop, also known as the Light-Space Modulator, is a pioneering device designed to produce a kaleidoscopic array of light effects. Although fragile, the Light Prop is still operational. It will be run briefly following an introduction by Robert Wiesenberger, the Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

2015 Oct 14

Gallery Talk: Corita Kent and the Language of Pop

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Dec 16 2015 except Wed Oct 21 2015, Wed Nov 04 2015, Wed Nov 11 2015, Wed Nov 25 2015, Wed Dec 09 2015.
12:30pm to 1:00pm

12:30pm to 1:00pm
12:30pm to 1:00pm
12:30pm to 1:00pm
12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Calderwood Courtyard, 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.

Jennifer Quick, the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Fellow in Photography, will give a talk about the special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on view at the museums through January 3, 2016.
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2015 Oct 07

Living Anatomy: An Exhibition about Housing

Wed Oct 7 (All day) to Fri Nov 20 (All day)

Location: 

Main Gallery, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Dates: Through November 20, 2015
Hours: 9 AM-5 PM
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Focusing on the past 50 years, the mixed-media exhibition Living Anatomy features both built and academic work and showcases innovative approaches and solutions to housing in contexts around the world.... Read more about Living Anatomy: An Exhibition about Housing

2015 Nov 02

Calvin Klein

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Free and open to the public

Calvin Klein is an award-winning fashion icon. He is recognized globally as a master of minimalism and has spent his career distilling things to their very essence. His name ranks among the best-known brands in the world, with Calvin Klein, Inc. reaching over seven billion dollars in global retail sales.... Read more about Calvin Klein

2015 Oct 13

Richard Tuttle

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Free and open to the public

Richard Tuttle was born in Rahway, New Jersey in 1941, attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and his first paintings exhibited in New York shortly after graduation.... Read more about Richard Tuttle

2015 Oct 10

Conference: Black in Design

9:15am to 5:20pm

Location: 

Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) African American Student Union with support from the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Loeb Fellowship at Harvard GSD, the Dean's Diversity Initiative at Harvard GSD, and H-OAP
Dates: Friday, October 9, 3–8 PM; Saturday, October 10, 9:15 AM–5:20 PM
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This conference has been organized to address social justice from the perspective of design, emphasizing the importance of compassion in the design ethos, with the goal of recognizing the contributions of African descendants to the design field and, by so doing, to broaden the definition of the designer.... Read more about Conference: Black in Design

2015 Oct 09

Conference: Black in Design

3:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Presented by: Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) African American Student Union with support from the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Loeb Fellowship at Harvard GSD, the Dean's Diversity Initiative at Harvard GSD, and H-OAP
Dates: Friday, October 9, 3–8 PM; Saturday, October 10, 9:15 AM–5:20 PM
More information>

This conference has been organized to address social justice from the perspective of design, emphasizing the importance of compassion in the design ethos, with the goal of recognizing the contributions of African descendants to the design field and, by so doing, to broaden the definition of the designer.... Read more about Conference: Black in Design

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