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
Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.
Presented by: Harvard Art MuseumsandHarvard 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. See website for museum admission. Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm More information
“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.
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. See website for museum admission. Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm More information
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
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
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?
Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
Presented 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.