Visual Arts

2017 Mar 06

Ocean Photography: Inspiring Conservation

5:00pm

Location: 

Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden St

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.
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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 challenges of Read more about Ocean Photography: Inspiring Conservation

2017 Feb 17

Visiting Artist Trisha Baga

3:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

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Public Workshop
Fri, Feb 17, 3­–5:30 pm
Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard: 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02478

Followed by a video screening and reception next door at the Harvard Ed Portal from 5:30 - 7 pm

As the 2017 Josep Lluis Sert Practitioner in the Arts at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard, Trisha Baga will lead an open ceramics session and screening at Harvard Ceramics Program on Feb 17. The event will be the culmination of workshops with VES students that explore the performative and political capacities of clay.

Free and open to the public. RSVP here. Read more about Visiting Artist Trisha Baga

2017 Jan 17

Exhibition: Material Practice as Research: Digital Design and Fabrication

Jan 17 (All day) to Feb 10 (All day)

Location: 

Gallery 224, Ceramics Program

Exhibition: Material Practice as Research: Digital Design and Fabrication

This exhibition features ceramics in experimental architectural applications made by students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design during the Fall 2016 course, Mat Read more about Exhibition: Material Practice as Research: Digital Design and Fabrication

2017 Apr 03

In the Wake: Lecture by Zoë Leonard

4:15pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden St

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public

Artist Zoë Leonard works primarily with photography and sculpture. She has exhibited internationally since the 1980s. The photographs Leonard has produced over the past 30 years reveal subtle discrepancies in our everyday life and draw out contradictions between Read more about In the Wake: Lecture by Zoë Leonard

2017 Apr 26

Overlay: Exhibition by Xaviera Simmons

Wed - Sat, Apr 26 to Jul 1, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden St

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public
Exhibition Runs: 4/26-7/1 
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 12-5 PM
Overlay Exhibition Opening Discussion: Tuesday, April 25, 5 PM
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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

2017 May 10

Lecture: “Oh My Heaven”: How Does Chinese Art Domesticate the Above?

4:00pm

Location: 

Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden St

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public

Lecture by Eugene Y. Wang RI '17

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 question he gets at is the Read more about Lecture: “Oh My Heaven”: How Does Chinese Art Domesticate the Above?

2017 Mar 22

Exhibition: No Time, No Place, No Body

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden St

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public
Exhibition Runs: 2/1-3/4 
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 12-5 PM
Related events: 3/22, 4 PM: Fellow’s presentation by A.K. Burns in Sheerr Room, Fay House; 3/22, 5 PM: Opening reception in the Gallery

The three artworks by A.K. Burns displayed in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery span more than a decade of the artist’s diverse practice. Read more about Exhibition: No Time, No Place, No Body

2017 Feb 01

After the River: Exhibition by Lamia Joreige

Wed - Sat, Feb 1 to Mar 4, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden St

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public
Exhibition Runs: 2/1-3/4 
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 12-5 PM
Related events: 2/1, 4 PM: "Under-Writing Beirut—Ouzaï," Fellow’s presentation by Lamia Joreige in Knafel center; 2/1, 5 PM: Opening reception in the Gallery

This exhibition uncovers the different facets of Nahr Beirut (Beirut River) with its recent and rapid transformations from dumping ground to a place scheduled for ambitious development. Read more about After the River: Exhibition by Lamia Joreige

2017 Jan 11

Renée Green: FAM Case (2001–2016)

11:25am

Location: 

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

Presented byCarpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Runs: Jan 26–Apr 16 
Free and open to the public
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As the 2016–18 Institution (Building) artist, Renée Green presents Pacing, a two-year engagement with the Carpenter Center. Read more about Renée Green: FAM Case (2001–2016)

2017 Feb 01

Visiting Faculty Artist Talk: Lucas Blalock

6:00pm

Location: 

Level 3, CRC/bookshop, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St.

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free
Galleries open: Thu–Sun, 12–6 pm
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Lucas Blalock’s work engages the fundamental mechanics of photography to bring both the picture and the pictured into sharper focus. He pursues a variety of picture-making strategies, often involving Photoshop, to subvert the “ Read more about Visiting Faculty Artist Talk: Lucas Blalock

2017 Jan 20

Gallery Talk: Blaschka Glass Flower Tour led by Collection Manager Jennifer Brown

2:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History
Admission: Free with museum admission. See website for more information>
Museum Hours: Open daily 9am–5pm
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Tour the Glass Flowers exhibition following its extensive and historic renovation. One of Read more about Gallery Talk: Blaschka Glass Flower Tour led by Collection Manager Jennifer Brown

2017 Feb 01

Winslow Homer’s Summer Night: New Perspectives

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free. Following the lecture, the gallery featuring Summer Night (2700) will remain open until 8pm.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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On loan to the Harvard Art Museums from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Winslow Homer’s Summer Night (1890) is often described as one of the most extraordinary nocturnes in the history of American art. This scene of two women dancing in the moonlight at the water’s edge is one of the first oil paintings Homer completed after settling on the coast of Maine in 1883. Read more about Winslow Homer’s Summer Night: New Perspectives

2017 Jan 21

Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

Sat - Sun, Jan 21 to May 7, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: See website for admission infomation.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
Exhibition runs: January 21–May 7, 2017
Related eventsGallery Talk: Drawing: Medium, Discourse, Object, Feb. 1, 12:30-1 PM; Drawing: Medium, Discourse, Object, Feb. 8, 6-7:30 PM
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This exhibition traces the emergence of the modern understanding of drawing in multiple senses: as an autonomous form of expression; an index of the artist’s personal style; an object of aesthetic contemplation; an epistemological tool; and a commodity. Read more about Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

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