Visual Arts

2018 Jan 16

Exhibition: Landmarks: Maps as Literary Illustration

Tue - Sat, Jan 16 to Apr 14, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Houghton Library, Harvard Yard

Landmarks: Maps as Literary IllustrationPresented in conjunction with the bicentenary of the Harvard Map Collection, this exhibition brings together over sixty landmark literary maps, from the 200-mile-wide island in Thomas More’s Utopia to the supercontinent called the Stillness in N. K. Jemisin’s 'The Fifth Season.'

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2018 Jan 20

Look Back: The Western Tradition in Retrospect

Sat - Sun, Jan 20 to May 6, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

The history of art is usually presented as a forward march, with individual works studied as points along a path of progress to the present. This installation—matching the Harvard survey course it accompanies—reverses that familiar direction. The sequence proceeds from recent art back to the Renaissance. This retrospective history of art is meant to capture the point of view of artists themselves, who have, for generations, tried—variously—to preserve, transform, surpass, or overturn what came before them.

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2018 Jan 20

Rome: Eternal City

Sat - Sun, Jan 20 to May 6, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Rome, known as the “common fatherland,” was the goal of pilgrims, travelers, and artists from all over Europe. One of the most celebrated was Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778), a Venetian who spent his entire career in Rome. He produced on average two etchings a month (fourteen are featured in this installation), and his image of Roman grandeur left an indelible stamp on the European imagination.

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2018 Jan 20

Fernando Bryce: The Book of Needs

Sat - Sun, Jan 20 to May 6, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

The Harvard Art Museums present Fernando Bryce’s The Book of Needs, a multipart work comprised of 81 ink-on-paper drawings. Bryce, who was born in Peru but has lived extensively in Berlin and New York, selectively reconstructs images from early issues of the UNESCO Courier, published in English, French, and Spanish since 1948. Over its history, the journal has focused on science, education, race, culture, politics, and international strife, among other subjects.

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2018 Mar 19

Visiting Artist Workshop with Michelle Gregor

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Presented by: Harvard Ceramics Program

Michelle Gregor
Join us in welcoming California-based sculptor Michelle Gregor to the Ceramics Program for an evening demonstration and slide lecture. Gregor will lead students in sculpting the human figure in clay with a live process demonstration, improvisational exercises, and a slide presentation. Participants will learn the construction techniques to help push past the common stumbling blocks of proportion, movement, and balance in constructing the human figure. All skill levels welcome.

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2018 Feb 23

Exhibition | Hand Code: Makers in Proximity

Fri Feb 23 (All day) to Sat Mar 24 (All day)

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Gallery 224 at the Harvard Ceramics Program PresentsImage of hands forming a clay pot and a 3D printer nozzle extruding clay

HAND CODE: Makers in Proximity

Exhibition Dates: February 23 – March 24
Closing Reception & Panel Discussion:  Saturday March 24, 3-6pm -
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Location: Gallery 224 at Harvard Ceramics Program
224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134

Gallery Hours: 9am - 8pm, Monday - Friday

Two makers, one room, one material. One is spinning pots on an electric potter’s wheel. Another is creating digital designs, sending them to a 3D printer and tending to that machine’s manners of extruding. They are both working in clay. What forms do they produce? What do these very different approaches to creating look like in contrast to one another? What does a 3D Printer look like? How does a potter work in our current time? What can be learned from seeing these two makers in proximity to one another?... Read more about Exhibition | Hand Code: Makers in Proximity

2018 Feb 20

Visiting Artist Lecture with Fred Herbst

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Presented by: Harvard Ceramics Program

headshot of Fred Herbst.

Fred Herbst: Material Collaborations:  A unique woodfired kiln was developed by ceramic artist and educator Fred Herbst in collaboration with the Corning Museum of Glass in 2008. This kiln design was built in order to fire ceramics and blow glass simultaneously using renewable wood fuel. Two kilns have been built, one at Corning Community College in Corning, New York and one at the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, where they both continue to reveal new possibilities with clay and glass.

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2018 Feb 13

New Voices Lecture with Katie Fee

Registration Closed 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Katie McFeePresented By: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

The "New Voices Lectures" are an on-going series highlighting some of the most talented emerging artists utilizing the ceramic medium in the field of contemporary art.... Read more about New Voices Lecture with Katie Fee

2018 May 10

Ceramics Program Spring Show & Sale 2018

Thu May 10 (All day) to Sun May 13 (All day)

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Ceramics Program Spring Show and SaleSpring 2018 Ceramics Show and Sale Postcard

May 10 - 13, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10, 2018 4pm-8pm
Friday, May 11 10am - 7pm
Saturday, May 12 10am - 7pm
Sunday, May 13 10am - 7pm

Let your friends know you'll be attending via our Facebook event!

Location: 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134 | Directions

On Mother's Day Weekend, more than 50 artists will present their ceramic work in our annual Spring Show and Sale. 

Artists include:

Christa Bennett
Mary Kenny
Seth Rainville
Jenny Blicharz
Gretchen Keyworth
Carol Rissman
Rosanna Bonnet
Kathy King
Judy Rosenstein
Darrah Bowden
Elaine Kristant
Mia Saporito
Nancy Curtis
Cecilia Lang
Lucy Scanlon
Sarah De Besche
Laurie Leuchtenburg
Nancy Shotola
Angela DeVecchi 
Gretchen Mamis
Kathi Tighe
Holladay Dickerman
Joanna Mark
Bernard Toale
Stuart Gair
Cyndi Mason
Mary Verhage
Laine Gifford
Zachary Mickelson
Gloria Vigliani
Pamela Gorgone
Maeve Mueller
Shelley Weinstein
Christine Gratto 
Steve Murphy
Daisy Wong
Maurisse Gray 
Julie Nussbaum
Pao-Fei Yang Kuo
Louise Gutheil
Stephanie Osser
Trish Youens
Marcia Halperin
Florence Pénault
Joseph  Zina

Just a few of the nearly 50 artists participating in this year's Show and Sale
During the Show and Sale, Gallery 224 will feature work by our fifteen Resident Artists, currently in the final year of their 2014-18 Residency.
Ceramics Program 2018 Spring Show and Sale Exhibiting Artists

 

See images from last year's event here.  

2017 Spring Show and Sale
2017 Spring Show and Sale
2018 Jan 30

Exhibition: Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication | Harvard Graduate School of Design SCI-6317

Tue Jan 30 (All day) to Fri Feb 16 (All day)

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Presented by: Harvard Ceramics Program and Harvard Graduate School of Design

Exhibition Dates: January 30 - February 16, 2018An experimental ceramic project of the Harvard GSD course "Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication"
Reception: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 5:00-7:00pm
view photos from the reception here!

Gallery hours are 10am - 5pm each day.
Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134

This exhibition will feature ceramics in experimental architectural applications made by students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design during the Fall 2017 course, Material Systems: Digital Design and Fabrication.

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2018 Jan 13

Capturing Butterflies and Moths with Pencil and Paper

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St

Drawing Butterflies and Moths in Colored Pencil at the Harvard Museum of Natural HistoryExplore the beauty of butterflies and moths with artist, illustrator, and educator Erica Beade!. We will use close observation and various realistic drawing techniques to capture these animals and bring them to life on the page. This event is available for children ages 9-13.

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2018 Jan 27

Drawing Butterflies and Moths in Colored Pencil

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St

Drawing Butterflies and Moths in Colored Pencil at the Harvard Museum of Natural HistoryExplore the beauty of butterflies and moths with artist, illustrator and educator Erica Beade! This three-hour workshop will introduce observational drawing techniques with pencil and then dive into colored pencil techniques used to create a rich, vibrant image. All skill levels are welcome.

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