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
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
This exhibition of materials from the José María Castañé Collection shows the shadow of war as it fell across the world throughout the century, from the Russian Revolution to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The exhibition features documents by Joseph Stalin, Lev Trotsky, Harry Truman, and Charles de Gaulle, as well as photographs of the famous—Hitler at the third Nazi Party conference—and unknown—a selection of albums compiled by unidentified German soldiers. The Shadow of War is on display at Houghton Library through September 12.... Read more about The Shadow of War: 20th-Century Historical Documents from the José María Castañé Collection
Rose Kennedy Greenway, Summer St. near Atlantic Ave., Boston
Presented by Learning from Performers ADMISSION: Free and limited to Harvard affiliates only. Please RSVP below at "Sign up for this event"; for more information email Program Director Thomas Lee.
Creator of numerous public art projects, Echelman will lead a site visit to her latest creation, “As If It Were Already Here,” a 600-foot sculpture reconnecting downtown Boston to the waterfront at the head of the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Summer St. near Atlantic Ave. in the vicinity of South Station. Accompanying Echelman will be Greenway public art curator Lucas Cowan and project manager Laura Jasinski.... Read more about visual artist JANET ECHELMAN
This fall, the Harvard Art Museums will reintroduce the Student Print Rental Program. On hiatus since 2008, the popular program allows Harvard students to rent original prints from the museums to hang in their dorm rooms for the year. It aims to encourage interest in and understanding of art by making it a part of students’ everyday lives.
For a small fee, about 300 undergraduate and graduate students living in university housing will be able to choose from a collection of prints; each student can rent one print per academic year. The selection of available prints ranges from...
Gallery at Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave. Allston
The new Ed Portal facility in north Allston opened its doors in February 2015 and includes a 120-seat performance space and a small gallery. The person hired for this internship will be involved in the curation and installation of exhibitions in the gallery but also in creating guidelines for gallery use including an exhibition checklist, statements regarding insurance and liability policies, agreements regarding sale of artwork, procedures for documenting exhibitions, and language for a call for guest curators and/or artists for group shows. A strong intern who successfully completes...
Dates: February 4 - April 22 Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm Level: Beginning - Advanced Instructor: Matthew Katz/Casey Zeng
Introduction to Clay Bodies Online is a 13-week course focused on the science behind Clay Bodies. The course provides information and science to help everyone utilize clay bodies in ways that will help them take control of their materials and make their studios the best they can be. Course objectives include to develop a basic understanding of the origins, chemical composition, properties, and function of clay types: earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. Understand the processing and usage of clay formulas as well as the analysis and performance of clay formulas. The application of clay formulas as related to throwing, construction and casting will be discussed as well as the tenants of heat and temperature and identification and correction of clay flaws. Note: Class will be held on President's Day, Monday, February 18th.
Dates: February 8 - April 26 Days/Times: Fridays, 10:00am – 1:00 pm Level: Intermediate - Advanced Instructor: Dennis McLaughlin
Course description: Explore nature-inspired visual and tactile surfaces on wheel thrown forms by using soda slips and washes as well as patterns and textures. Fresh spontaneous approaches on soft clay, as well as more structured methods of building functional work with thrown forms will be developed. A three-dimensional artist, from either clay or another discipline will be selected by each student to inspire the development of new methods that go beyond the familiar solution in making a soda fired functional pot. The experience of building a larger vocabulary of soda firing possibilities and results will lay the groundwork for new directions for functional work. (12 classes/13 weeks) ... Read more about Explore Soda Firing
Dates: February 5 - April 23 Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Level: Beginning - Intermediate Instructors: Stephanie Young
Course description: Demonstrations, individual critiques, and lots of hands-on time will engage students in learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration. Creative approaches to altered and combined elements will provide challenges for more experienced students. (12 classes/13 weeks) ... Read more about Basics and Challenges
Dates: February 4 - April 22 Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30pm or by appointment. Level: Beginning - Advanced Instructor: Kathy King
Course description:This non-credit, directed study course is designed to assist Harvard undergraduate, graduate students and fellows with academic projects that utilize ceramic materials and their applications. NOTE, you must be approved by Director King prior to registering for this class. When approved and registration complete, students will work with Director Kathy King, to gain access to the studio and be given orientation and training for all materials and equipment.
Dates: February 23 - April 27 Days/Times: Saturdays, 10:00am - 1:00pm Level: Beginner Instructor: Diane Lulek
Course description: Harvard undergraduate and graduate students - ready to try your hand at the wheel? Explore the basics of wheel throwing in this fun and casual class. The instructor guides you through a variety of forms to then decorate and glaze as well as introducing you to the studio. A great way for Harvard students to take a break and explore your creative side in this fun introduction to clay! (10 classes/11 weeks) ... Read more about Absolute Beginners for Harvard Students
Course description: Work with four different instructors to explore slab-based building for sculpture and the vessel. Every week, a featured instructor will demonstrate their methods of working with slabs and invite students to create a slab-based project either in class or during their own time. Later in the semester, each instructor will return to discuss surface and glaze techniques. Overall, students will receive four different approaches to this building technique and be encouraged to find their own! (12 classes/13 weeks) ... Read more about Slab Happy!