Visual Arts

2018 Mar 27

Lecture: “You Are (Not Really) Here: The Art of Mapping Fiction and Film”

5:30pm

Location: 

Lamont Library, Forum Room, followed by a viewing of the exhibition "Landmarks: Maps as Literary Illustration" and reception, Houghton Library

“You Are (Not Really) Here: The Art of Mapping Fiction and Film”Artist, freelance illustrator and educator Andrew DeGraff discusses how objective can a mapper be when the subject itself is subjective? It is an exercise that is revealing of the artist, the storyteller, and the story itself as the story is translated from medium to medium.

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2018 Mar 21

Numismatic Archaeology: Interpreting Coin Finds from Excavation Contexts

6:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums

Alan Stahl, curator of numismatics and lecturer in the Departments of Art and Archaeology, Classics, and History at Princeton University, deduces the chronology, habitation history, and monetary circulation from coin finds.

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2018 Feb 08

Screening and Talk: Lynn Hershman Leeson

6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

In collaboration with Theater, Dance & Media, Harvard University and the ICA/Boston exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today.

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free and open to the public
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2018 Feb 08

Opening Celebration: Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Konrad Klapheck, a renowned German artist whose work is featured in the Inventur exhibition, will lecture on “War and Peace in German Art after World War II.” Widely known as a “machine painter,” Klapheck will discuss his practice as it relates to the historical, political, and artistic context of the immediate postwar period in Germany and beyond.

Following the 6 p.m. lecture, he will be joined in conversation by exhibition curator Lynette Roth, the Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum and head of the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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2018 Feb 09

Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55

Fri - Sun, Feb 9 to Jun 3, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

The first exhibition of its kind, Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55 examines the highly charged artistic landscape in Germany from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s. Taking its name from a 1945 poem by Günter Eich, the exhibition focuses on modern art created at a time when Germans were forced to acknowledge and reckon with the atrocities of World War II and the Holocaust, the country’s defeat and occupation by the Allies, and the ideological ramifications of the fledgling Cold War.

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2018 Feb 01

Opening Reception for Renée Green: Within Living Memory

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St

Renée Green’s (b. 1959) exhibition Within Living Memory is a meditation spurred by inhabiting an architectural icon—Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center—while exploring the historical and institutional legacies of modernism’s other forms, including cinema, visual art, poetry, music, and literature. 

Exhibition dates: Feb 1–Apr 15, 2018
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2018 Feb 01

CCVA Exhibition: Renée Green: Within Living Memory

Thu - Sun, Feb 1 to Apr 15, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Levels 3 + 1 + 0, 24 Quincy St

Renée Green’s (b. 1959) exhibition Within Living Memory is a meditation spurred by inhabiting an architectural icon—Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center—while exploring the historical and institutional legacies of modernism’s other forms, including cinema, visual art, poetry, music, and literature. 

Exhibition dates: Feb 1–Apr 15, 2018
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2018 Jan 05

Rethinking Enlightenment: Forgotten Women Writers of Eighteenth Century France

Fri - Sat, Jan 5 to Apr 28, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Houghton Library, Amy Lowell Room, Harvard Yard

Rethinking Enlightenment: Forgotten Women Writers of Eighteenth Century France“Rethinking Enlightenment” showcases Houghton Library’s remarkable holdings of texts by eighteenth-century French women. Beyond describing how these writers critiqued their society, the exhibition demonstrates their active participation in the philosophical and artistic development of modern France. For scholars of the Enlightenment to anyone interested in women’s history, it is a timely reminder of the forgotten figures in intellectual history.

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2018 Feb 01

In Any Direction: Artwork in Progress at the Radcliffe Institute

Thu - Sat, Feb 1 to Mar 3, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, Radcliffe Yard, 8 Garden Street

The exhibition In Any Direction invites visitors into a studio-like atmosphere to experience captivating works in progress by artists from the 2017–2018 class of Radcliffe fellows.

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