Visual Arts

The Figure

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

Dates: February 6 - April 23Claudia Olds Goldie
Days/Times: Thursdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Instructor: Claudia Olds Goldie

Course description:While learning to create figures that are proportionate, expressive, and anatomically correct, we will explore ways to create narrative and psychological content. Looking at images of historical and contemporary sculpture, we will consider ways in which the figure, with or without a specific context, creates a story for the viewer to interpret or be drawn into. We will work from photos, imagination, as well a live figure model. (12 classes/13 weeks)

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2019 Sep 06

Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

Fri Sep 6, 10:00am to Sun Jan 5, 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
LiliAlmogCrossing Lines, Constructing Home investigates two parallel ideas: national, political, and cultural conceptions of boundaries and borders; and the evolving hybrid spaces, identities, languages, and beliefs created by the movement of peoples.... Read more about Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art
2019 Jul 11

Gallery 224 Exhibition: Mary Roettger

Thu Jul 11 (All day) to Fri Aug 23 (All day)

Location: 

Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard

spiral-shaped ceramic sculpture
Gyrus, Mary Roettger.
Mary Roettger
Exhibition dates: July 11 - August 23, 2019
Opening Reception: July 11, 2019 5-8pm

Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
224 Western Ave, Allston 02134

This exhibition of work by Mary Roettger (1956-2017) honors and commemorates a former Harvard Ceramics Program instructor and artist in residence. Mary was a gifted teacher, who inspired beginning and advanced students with challenging, in-depth projects which expanded their expressive potential and technical abilities. In homage to the breadth and depth of Mary’s teaching and creative practice, this exhibition will present a wide range of her work so that students, professionals and the general public are able to learn from her evolution.
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2019 Jun 17

Gallery 224 Exhibition: These Used To Be In My Head, Now They're In Yours - Work by James Keller

Mon - Fri, Jun 17 to Jul 5, 11:40am - 11:40am

Location: 

Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

ceramic sculpture of a horseThese Used To Be In My Head, Now They're In Yours - Work by James Keller

Exhibition Dates: June 17 - July 5th
Reception: Friday, June 21st, 5 - 7pm

Location: Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts

This exhibition is, in part, in celebration of our hard-working staff here at the Ceramics Program. James Keller has been with the Ceramics Program since 2000 and began as our clay-mixer, making all the stoneware clay for ten years. Keller's sculptural works often "leave the wall and intrude into normal space." Inspired by random thoughts, people and nature, Keller's work includes both soda-fired and reduction-fired sculptures and vessels. Keller is currently our weekend monitor who also oversees weekend kiln-loading and unloading. Read more... Read more about Gallery 224 Exhibition: These Used To Be In My Head, Now They're In Yours - Work by James Keller

2019 May 21

Preserving Zapotec Weaving Practices

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
ZapotecWeavingPorfirio Gutiérrez will examine the rich history of Zapotec weaving from the perspective of its practitioners. He will also discuss his studio’s role in preserving and promoting the use of natural dyes in his community, and abroad, using pigments... Read more about Preserving Zapotec Weaving Practices
2019 May 18

Exploring Zapotec Wool-Dyeing Techniques

Sat - Sun, May 18 to May 19, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
CochinealGrindMaster dyer and textile artist Porfirio Gutiérrez will discuss the history and uses of cochineal dye from the perspective of the Zapotecs from Oaxaca, Mexico, who have used the pigment since pre-Columbian times. Mr. Gutiérrez will demonstrate how... Read more about Exploring Zapotec Wool-Dyeing Techniques
2019 Apr 27

Caspian: The Elements

Sat Apr 27, 9:00am to Mon Feb 17, 5:00pm

ChloeDeweMathewsCaspian: The Elements is a new exhibit featuring the evocative imagery of Chloe Dewe Mathews, the 2014 recipient of the Peabody Museum’s Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography. The exhibit documents her extraordinary five-year journey through... Read more about Caspian: The Elements
2019 Apr 19

Antwaun Sargent

5:00pm

Location: 

Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
AntwaunSargentAntwaun Sargent is writer and critic living and working in New York City. He has contributed essays and interviews to museum and gallery publications for artists Ed Clark, Mickalene Thomas, Arthur Jafa and Yinka Shonibare. Sargent has lectured and... Read more about Antwaun Sargent
2019 Jul 24

Tour: The Bauhaus and Harvard

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
SchlemmerThe Bauhaus and Harvard exhibition—mounted in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany—presents nearly 200 works by more than 70 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive... Read more about Tour: The Bauhaus and Harvard

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