Visual Arts

2015 Sep 29

Exhibition: Karel Martens: Monoprints

Tue Sep 29 (All day) to Mon Nov 23 (All day)

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, Level 0, Display Case

Exhibition: through Nov. 23.
Presented by: Carpenter Center

When Karel Martens began studying art in Holland in the late 1950s, "graphic design" did not even exist as its own course of study. Today, he is widely recognized as one of the most important practitioners of that very discipline, with an esteemed client list that includes major publishers, architects, and institutions.... Read more about Exhibition: Karel Martens: Monoprints

2015 Oct 08

Damon Krukowski: NOT TO BE PLAYED

Thu Oct 8 (All day) to Sun Oct 25 (All day)

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, Level 3, Sert Gallery

Exhibition + Performances: Oct 8–25, 2015
Presented by: Carpenter Center

Damon Krukowski: NOT TO BE PLAYED is a multifaceted exhibition featuring archival materials, performance, and a publication that together revive an obscure audio recording made by Ezra Pound at Harvard University in 1939. Recorded on the eve of World War II, Pound believed his poem “Sestina: Altaforte”—or “Bloody Sestina,” as it came to be known—could incite violence. He was convinced it possessed a persuasive power over the future: several years after making the recording, Pound wrote a letter stating it was “not to be played.”... Read more about Damon Krukowski: NOT TO BE PLAYED

2015 Oct 24

Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

2:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, Level 1

Performances: Thu, Oct 1, 5 pm; reception to follow. Additional performances: Oct. 20-24 (see below for times). The performances are between 15 and 30 minutes in duration.
Exhibition and additional performances through Oct 25.
Presented by: Carpenter Center

Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center features two five-foot-high sculptures made of cedar and mirror sited individually on separate pedestals.... Read more about Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

2015 Oct 21

Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

Repeats every day until Fri Oct 23 2015 except Thu Oct 22 2015.
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6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, Level 1

Performances: Thu, Oct 1, 5 pm; reception to follow. Additional performances: Oct. 20-24 (see below for times). The performances are between 15 and 30 minutes in duration.
Exhibition and additional performances through Oct 25.
Presented by: Carpenter Center

Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center features two five-foot-high sculptures made of cedar and mirror sited individually on separate pedestals.... Read more about Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

2015 Sep 22

Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Oct 22 2015 except Thu Oct 08 2015, Thu Oct 15 2015. Also includes Tue Sep 22 2015.
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Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, Level 1

Performances: Thu, Oct 1, 5 pm; reception to follow. Additional performances: Oct. 20-24 (see below for times). The performances are between 15 and 30 minutes in duration.
Exhibition and additional performances through Oct 25.
Presented by: Carpenter Center

Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center features two five-foot-high sculptures made of cedar and mirror sited individually on separate pedestals. Each sculpture is made of two parallel rectilinear panels with full-length mirrors in which viewers catch their reflections.... Read more about Josiah McElheny: Two Walking Mirrors for the Carpenter Center

2015 Oct 16

teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful World

Fri Oct 16 (All day) to Sat Dec 19 (All day)

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

What a Loving and Beautiful World. Image courtesy of teamLabPresented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Exhibition runs October 16-December 19.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 12 noon-5 pm.
Free and open to the public.

Opening the redesigned Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery at the Radcliffe Institute is the newest multimedia exhibition by teamLab, which has been acclaimed by critics for its ability to digitally generate sophisticated and dreamlike worlds. Based in Japan, teamLab is a consortium of artists, engineers, and computer scientists specializing in unique ultra-technological installations, which intersect contemporary art, design, engineering, and computer science. This exhibition is only the second ever in the United States dedicated to teamLab.... Read more about teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful World

2016 Sep 09

Peabody Museum 150th Anniversary Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides-Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Repeats every 2 weeks every Friday until Fri May 05 2017 except Fri Dec 09 2016, Fri Dec 16 2016, Fri Dec 23 2016, Fri Dec 30 2016, Fri Jan 06 2017, Fri Jan 13 2017, Fri Jan 20 2017.
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Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Presented byPeabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Tours: Fridays, 12:30 pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 2 pm
Admission: Free with museum admission; no registration required for groups of five or less. For college-age visitors and older. Maximum of 20 people per tour. Call 617-495-3216 for reservations for groups of six or more. 

Offered all during fall and spring semesters, the tours visit museum highlights on the first and third floors, encouraging conversation and interest in visitor reflections. Free with museum admission; no registration required for groups of five or less. For college-age visitors and older. Meet in the museum's side lobby near the water fountain. Tours are 45 minutes. 

... Read more about Peabody Museum 150th Anniversary Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides-Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

2015 Sep 30

A for Art, B for Books, C for Crane: Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture by Francesca Tancini

5:30pm

Location: 

Lamont Library, Forum Room

Walter Crane, Lionel His Book. Houghton Library  Typ 8302.89.50. The Caroline Miller Parker Collection of Works by Walter CranePresented by: Harvard College Library
Followed by a reception and exhibition viewing at Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library
Related event: Opening reception for The World of Walter Crane: September 30, 6:30 p.m.

Walter Crane (1845-1915), the great Victorian artist and illustrator, was praised during his lifetime but afterwards soon forgotten. In the centennial year of his death, Francesca Tancini outlines the life and work of this outstanding figure, drawing on the resources of the Caroline Miller Parker Collection of Works by Walter Crane at Houghton Library and emphasizing the importance of this extraordinary collection.... Read more about A for Art, B for Books, C for Crane: Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture by Francesca Tancini

2015 Sep 09

Georges F. Doriot: Educating Leaders, Building Companies

Wed - Wed, Sep 12 to Oct 17, 8:00am - 7:00pm

Location: 

Baker Library, Bloomberg Center at Harvard Business School

Presented by: Baker Library Historical Collections
Hours: see website

This Baker Library Historical Collections exhibit examines the career of Harvard Business School professor Georges F. Doriot (1899–1987), a legendary educator, a founder of the modern venture capital industry and a US Army general during World War...

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2015 Sep 09

Occupied Cuba, 1898-1902: Photographs from the Theodore Roosevelt Collection

2:35pm

Location: 

Pusey Library, Theodore Roosevelt Gallery

Occupied Cuba, 1898-1902: Photographs from the Theodore Roosevelt Collection.Presented by: Harvard College Library
Hours: see website

The years between the end of the Cuban War of Independence in 1898, facilitated by United States involvement as part of the Spanish-American War, and the proclamation of the Cuban Republic in 1902, were a time of much change and transition in Cuba. After the last of the Spanish troops left Cuba in 1898, the United States took over the governance of Cuba. Occupied Cuba brings together some documentary photographs of this time gathered from Harvard’s Theodore Roosevelt Collection.... Read more about Occupied Cuba, 1898-1902: Photographs from the Theodore Roosevelt Collection

2015 Sep 09

The Ancestry of the Mother Road: Mapping Route 66

Wed - Thu, Sep 12 to Oct 18, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Pusey Library, Corridor Gallery

Vicinity of Route 66 through Arizona from Sketch of public surveys in New Mexico and Arizona, 1866.Presented by: Harvard College Library
Hours: see website

Route 66 looms large in American culture. In song and story, the mother road carries us to the promise of a better life. Traveling Route 66 is still the ultimate road trip even now as we pick our way along a road disrupted by the modern, looking for remnants of an earlier path.... Read more about The Ancestry of the Mother Road: Mapping Route 66

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