Visual Arts

2017 Mar 03

Topography of Loss: A Symposium on Doris Salcedo

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS)
Admission: Free and open to the public.
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This symposium brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines and institutions to discuss Doris Salcedo’s work within the contexts of political science, human rights, religion, philosophy and literature, and art history. Read more about Topography of Loss: A Symposium on Doris Salcedo

2017 Mar 02

Shadows of the Absent Body

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums 
Admission: Free and open to the public. Following the lecture, the special exhibition Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning will remain open until 8pm.
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The task of public grieving for the countless lives lost to violence requires maintaining the absent body rather than its conversion into presence. The object world houses that absence and allows for its encounter. Read more about Shadows of the Absent Body

2017 Feb 28

Doris Salcedo’s Circles of Sorrow

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and Harvard Divinity School, the Latina/o Studies Working Group in the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights (FAS), and Instituto Cervantes.
Admission: Free admission. Following the lecture, the Special Exhibitions Gallery will remain open until 8pm.
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Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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“There is no one writing in the English language today more precisely or more passionately articulating the exile’s experience than Edwidge Danticat.” —Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

In this lecture, Edwidge Danticat will reflect on the ethical and spiritual dimensions of memory and mourning, bringing her unparalleled gifts as a writer concerned with political violence and migration to respond to the Harvard Art Museums’ current special exhibition, Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning. Read more about Doris Salcedo’s Circles of Sorrow

2017 Feb 27

Gallery Talk: Mannerist Bodies

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: 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.
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Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Danielle Carrabino, associate research curator of European art, will give today’s gallery talk. Read more about Gallery Talk: Mannerist Bodies

2017 Apr 03

Exhibition: Playing Fair? Title IX at 45

Mon - Fri, Apr 3 to Sep 15, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, 3 James St

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public
Exhibition Runs: 4/3-9/15 
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM
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This exhibition highlights the 45 years that Title IX has been in effect, on and off the playing field. The women’s sports revolution is here to stay, but gender equity in education and society in Read more about Exhibition: Playing Fair? Title IX at 45

2017 Mar 01

Silhouette as art and entertainment: featuring UK artist Charles Burns

5:30pm

Location: 

Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room

Presented by: Houghton Library and Charles Burns, silhouette artist
Admission: Free and open to the public

Join us for an engaging lecture and live demonstration of a lost art. The art of cutting profile portraits with scissors is a craft with a fascinating past. Charles Burns, aka The Roving Artist, will trace the history of the silhouette through the centuries, drawing on examples from the Houghton Library collections, and share his revival of it as Read more about Silhouette as art and entertainment: featuring UK artist Charles Burns

How we got here

Gay Rights MarchAn exhibition of photographs at Schlesinger Library highlights an important era of the feminist movement and adds context for eras such as our own. 

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2017 Feb 08

Professional in Residence: Architecture, Carla Ceruzzi, Architect at Sasaki Associates

11:05am

Location: 

Office of Career Services, 54 Dunster St

Presented byOffice of Career Services
Eligibility: Open to Harvard College undergraduates.
Please sign up for a 15 minute meeting time through Crimson Careers.

Join Professional in Residence Carla Ceruzzi (AB ’02, MArch ’07) for a one-on-one conversation to learn how to plan for and succeed in a Read more about Professional in Residence: Architecture, Carla Ceruzzi, Architect at Sasaki Associates

2017 Mar 06

Harvard Treasures Tour: Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement, at the Schlesinger Library

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute/Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Yard, 3 James St.

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: $5 for members. Registration required. There is a strict capacity of 15 participants for this tour. Due to the limited capacity, we cannot accommodate non-member guests. Members can register here.
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2016 Nov 07

Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

First floor, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Yard, 3 James St.

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free admission
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM
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Related event: Harvard Treasures Tour: Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement, at the Schlesinger Library: Monday, March 6, 12-1 PM

Among the treasures in the Schlesinger Library are photograph collections that document the women’s liberation movement between the late 1960s and 1980s. This exhibition highlights the work of two influential feminist photographers during that tumultuous era. Bettye Lane and Freda Leinwand spent years capturing the moments—large and small—that transformed American history. Read more about Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement

2017 Feb 22

Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist’s Lens

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies
Admission: Free and open to the public. 
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How do we understand complex ecological issues such as climate change and species extinction? What role do the arts play in this understanding, compared to—or in collaboration with—the sciences? What is the role of empathy or belief, as opposed to knowledge?

This interdisciplinary panel discussion will explore these important questions within the context of the new HMNH exhibition Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist’s Lens, which uses special photography techniques, lighting and sound design, and specimens of extinct or endangered animals from Harvard collections to evoke empathy with our “next of kin.” Read more about Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist’s Lens

2017 Mar 03

Visiting Artist Lecture with Ronan Peterson

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Ronan Peterson PitcherPresented by Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard

Join us as Ronan Kyle Peterson shares unique process of making highly-surfaced, functional work and his life as a studio potter at Nine Toes Pottery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ronan is in Boston as a Visiting Artist at Mudflat Studio and you can find out more information on his workshop here.

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

 

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