Visual Arts

2015 Sep 09

The Shadow of War: 20th-Century Historical Documents from the José María Castañé Collection

Repeats every day until Sat Sep 12 2015 .
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Location: 

Houghton Library, Amy Lowell Room

Presented by: Harvard College Library
Hours: see website

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 Read more about The Shadow of War: 20th-Century Historical Documents from the José María Castañé Collection

2015 Sep 18

Clay All Night

9:00pm to 1:00am

Location: 

Ceramics Studio

Friday, September 18, 9 PM-1 AM

Students converge to hear music, model clay, spin on the wheel, and snack at Clay All Night.Each fall, students converge to hear music, model clay, spin on the wheel, and snack at Clay All Night.

Studio party for Harvard undergraduates only
(Valid Harvard...

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2015 Sep 29

visual artist JANET ECHELMAN

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Rose Kennedy Greenway, Summer St. near Atlantic Ave., Boston

“As If It Were Already Here” 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

2015 Aug 25

Student Print Rental Program through the Harvard Art Museums

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums

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...

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2015 Aug 25

Opportunity: Gallery Intern at the Ed Portal

Tue Aug 25 (All day) to Fri Sep 18 (All day)

Location: 

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...

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2015 Aug 24

Corita Kent: Footnotes and Headlines

Mon - Fri, Aug 24 to Dec 4, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Schlesinger Library, first floor, 10 Garden St

Corita Kent: Footnotes and HeadlinesExhibition: August 24-Decembe 4, Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm
Presented byRadcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Drawn from the Schlesinger Library’s collection of Kent’s papers, letters, and images, this exhibition explores her career, artistic process, teaching, and activism. Footnotes and Headlines illuminates the work and life of an innovative artist who confronted war, hunger, and the Catholic Church hierarchy through her art.
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2015 Aug 25

Mare Liberum: or, The Other Island

Tue - Sun, Aug 25 to Sep 20, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Residency + Exhibition
Aug 25-Sep 20, 2015

With "or, The Other Island," the Brooklyn-based collective Mare Liberum will transform the iconic ramp, Level 3 gallery and adjacent terrace at the Carpenter Center into a boat workshop and library, a site for a series of participatory workshops, and an installation of work relating to the collective’s multi-year inquiry into landscape, utopia, watercraft and water as a commons. 

The title of the exhibition⎯drawn from Michel Tournier’s novel Friday (1967), a retelling of Defoe's Crusoe (1719)⎯can be taken as a...

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By Hand at Home

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Session 2: October 26 - November 30 (6 classes)Handbuilt Trays upside down by Ruth Easterbrook
Days/Times: Mondays, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (EST)
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Ruth Easterbrook

Course description: Join 2019-20 Artist in Ruth Easterbrook in exploring hand building with clay from home. Each session includes on-line demonstrations and will address issues of construction, function and cover a variety of surface decoration techniques. 
*Session 1 class on October 12th will take place on Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day.

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Fundamentals of Form Design

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Design on chalkboard, vessel in progress on table by Ruth EasterbrookSession 2: October 28 - December 9 (6 classes)*
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (EST)
Level: Beginner - Advanced
Instructor: Ruth Easterbrook

Course description: Join 2019-20 Artist in Residence Ruth Easterbrook as she guides students to focus on the foundation of all pots by breaking down form into its basic shapes. Students will use paper, scissors, and sketchbooks to then move towards working with clay. We will use paper to consider surface decoration, and forms built with templates as we advance with our form discovery. Clay will be an optional material and clay-based demonstrations will be included as a visual complement to class projects.

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Design for Tile

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Session 2: October 27 - December 1 (6 classes)Marek Jacisin
Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (EST)
Level: Beginning - Advanced
Instructor: Marek Jacisin

Course descriptionFrom our sketchbook to the wall, this class will focus on pattern design and the tools needed to make tile molds at home. Each week there will be a demonstration of making a tile with molds constructed with foam and simple tools. Students will be challenged to create a different tile design each week. For those students with access to clay, demonstrations of tile production with clay will assist the student in creating tiles at home. Students who do not have access to clay will benefit from observing the demonstrations and will have the tools to produce tiles once back in the studio.

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2015 Apr 06

public conversation: Slavery, Dissent, Reconciliation: Harvard Histories

3:25pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

knepPresented By Learning From Performers

Join artist Brian Knep, Sven Beckert (Harvard University), Kellie Carter Jackson (Hunter College) and Salamishah Tillet (University of Pennsylvania) and moderator Timothy Patrick McCarthy (Harvard University) for a public conversation about Harvard University's relationship to the many legacies...

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