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...
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. ...
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.
Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Admission: Free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:45 p.m.; lecture begins at 5 p.m. More information>
Underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen will showcase his beautiful and compelling images and stories of environmental and marine science expeditions from around the world. In this talk, he will explore the artistry of ocean-based wildlife photography, the technical...
Overlay, an exhibition created by the multimedia artist Xaviera Simmons for the Radcliffe Institute, uses text-based video, photographs, and soundscapes to feature characters rooted in stories and historical narratives found in the archives of the Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America.... Read more about Overlay: Exhibition by Xaviera Simmons
At Radcliffe, Eugene Y. Wang is uncovering how heaven is differently imagined in traditional Chinese art by asking why heaven often appears in unexpected places such as tombs and caves and why going up often involves going down. The larger...