Visual Arts

2017 Sep 01

Exhibition: IRRESOLUTION: The Paintings of Yoshiaki Shimizu

Fri - Tue, Sep 7 to Nov 6, 7:00am - 9:00pm

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Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse Gallery, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

Art Exhibition: IRRESOLUTION: The Paintings of Yoshiaki ShimizuIRRESOLUTION is the first retrospective devoted to the artistic career of Yoshiaki Shimizu (b. 1936), a Japanese-born, Harvard-trained painter, and later historian of Japanese art, who was associated with a number of important postwar movements of abstract painting.

Presented by: Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University... Read more about Exhibition: IRRESOLUTION: The Paintings of Yoshiaki Shimizu

2017 Nov 14

Materials Lab Workshop: Dutch Old Master Drawing Materials and Techniques

3:00pm to 5:00pm

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Materials Lab, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

After taking a closer look at early Dutch Golden Age drawings from the Abrams Collection with a curator and a conservator in the Art Study Center and in the galleries, participants will join Francesca Bewer, research curator for conservation and technical studies programs, in the Materials Lab to try their hand at drawing in the manner of early Dutch masters, exploring historical media and instruments.

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2017 Nov 04

Symposium: Dutch Drawings on the Horizon: A Day of Talks in Honor of George S. Abrams

10:00am to 4:00pm

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

This symposium brings together international experts on 17th-century Dutch drawings in honor of George S. Abrams ’54, HLS ’57. Mr. Abrams and his late wife, Maida, pioneered the collecting of Dutch drawings in the United States and have been a unifying force for study and scholarship in the field. Their generous gift of 110 works in 1999 transformed the Harvard Art Museums’ Dutch drawings collection into one of the most comprehensive in any U.S. museum. Speakers will use the vast breadth and depth of the Abrams Collection as a touchstone for discussing the exceptional draftsmanship of the Dutch Golden Age, from Goltzius to Rembrandt.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums... Read more about Symposium: Dutch Drawings on the Horizon: A Day of Talks in Honor of George S. Abrams

2017 Oct 26

Lecture: How Coin Finds Are Changing the Face of Roman Britain: The Contribution of the Portable Antiquities Scheme

7:00pm

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Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Roger Bland, former Keeper of Coins at the British Museum and Founder of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, will deliver this evening’s lecture.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums... Read more about Lecture: How Coin Finds Are Changing the Face of Roman Britain: The Contribution of the Portable Antiquities Scheme

2017 Oct 25

In Between Places: Making Contemporary Art in the Middle East

5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

In the Annual Henri Zerner Lecture, Glenn D. Lowry, director of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, uses the idea of “in between-ness” as a social, political, and geographical metaphor to suggest how many artists from the Middle East, including Bouchra Khalili, Oraib Toukan, Wael Shawky, Walid Raad, and Rania Stephan, among others, have developed strategies to make art that is at once rooted in local concerns and engaged with universal issues. Lowry argues that the Middle East is not an isolated and foreign place but is a case study for how we locate ourselves in time and space in a rapidly changing world, one where social and cultural mores are in flux.

Presented by: Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Harvard Art Museums... Read more about In Between Places: Making Contemporary Art in the Middle East

Planet Paul

Planet Teaneck in New JerseyHarlem-based artist Paul Deo will be at Harvard Oct. 25 in the first of a series of visits to develop a public mural about community life at Harvard, in Allston and in augmented reality. 

By Samantha Neville '19... Read more about Planet Paul

2017 Oct 12

Gallery Talk at the Harvard Art Museums

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Hear from curators, conservators, fellows and museums staff in the galleries. See Harvard Art Museums website for information on specific Gallery Talks. 

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission.... Read more about Gallery Talk at the Harvard Art Museums

2017 Oct 11

Artist Talk: Lauren Greenfield: GENERATION WEALTH

7:00pm to 9:00pm

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24 Quincy St.

Lauren Greenfield: GENERATION WEALTHLauren Greenfield '87, Emmy-Award-winning photographer/filmmaker, will discuss the 25 year journey that became her latest photography project Generation Wealth. Introduction by Robb Moss, Chair of the VES Department. 

Presented byDepartment of Visual and Environmental Studies (VES)
Admission: Free and open to the public. RSVP here.... Read more about Artist Talk: Lauren Greenfield: GENERATION WEALTH

2017 Oct 23

Artist Talk: Matt Keegan

6:00pm

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Level 3, Bookshop , Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St

Matt Keegan’s exhibition at the Carpenter Center continues his long-standing exploration of language, materials, and identity formation. Replicate, Keegan’s first institutional solo presentation in the US, includes his recent video, Generation (2016), alongside sculpture, and two new site specific commissions—a hanging textile and a cardboard-lattice work made in response to the Sert Gallery space.

Exhibition dates: Oct 19, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018... Read more about Artist Talk: Matt Keegan

2017 Oct 19

CCVA Exhibition: We Just Fit, You and I

Thu Oct 19, 12:00pm to Sun Jan 7, 6:00pm

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Level 1, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St

We Just Fit, You and Ii is a group exhibition that probes the boundaries between bodies and architecture. Featuring Michelle Lopez, Sondra Perry, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Michael E. Smith, each artist looks to contemporary technology, unexpected material behavior, and architecture as primary means by which to re-articulate the human form. 

Exhibition dates: Oct 19, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018
Opening Reception: Thu, Oct 19, 6–8 pm... Read more about CCVA Exhibition: We Just Fit, You and I

2017 Oct 19

CCVA Exhibition: Matt Keegan: Replicate

Thu Oct 19, 12:00pm to Sun Jan 7, 6:00pm

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Level 3, Sert Gallery, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St

Matt Keegan’s exhibition at the Carpenter Center continues his long-standing exploration of language, materials, and identity formation. Replicate, Keegan’s first institutional solo presentation in the US, includes his recent video, Generation (2016), alongside sculpture, and two new site specific commissions—a hanging textile and a cardboard-lattice work made in response to the Sert Gallery space.

Exhibition dates: Oct 19, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018
Opening Reception: Thu, Oct 19, 6–8 pm... Read more about CCVA Exhibition: Matt Keegan: Replicate

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