Visual Arts

2016 Dec 22

Blues/Blank/Black by Dell M. Hamilton

12:00pm

Location: 

The Cooper Gallery, 102 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge

 

Presented by: The Cooper Gallery. 
Admission: Free and open to the public. Very limited entry; registration required
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Exhibition dates for Carrie Mae Weems' I once knew a girl... : Tuesday, September 20, 2016-Sunday, January 7, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tu-Sa 10am-5pm

This is a live performance (~ 25/30 min) that moves through the gallery. Followed by a reception.

 

Boston-based artist, Dell M. Hamilton, responds to our Carrie Mae Weems exhibition with an intriguing in-gallery performance, engaged with the social and geopolitical constructions of memory, gender, race, language and history. Read more about Blues/Blank/Black by Dell M. Hamilton

2017 Apr 21

Visiting Artist Workshop with John Oles

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

John OlesPresented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Workshop Description:

This workshop is designed for those who seek to expand their vocabulary of ceramic forms and techniques, break out of a rut, or inject some new energy into an uninspired studio practice. We will explore techniques used to create wheel thrown and altered pieces based on traditional pottery forms, combined with hand built elements to construct unique functional and sculptural vessels in porcelain. Techniques as stretching, altering and darting, and the use of found objects to apply texture. Throughout the workshop, participants are encouraged to engage in an open dialogue and presentation of sources of inspiration, as well as the significance of the hand made object in the context of contemporary material culture.

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2017 Jan 28

Peabody Museum 150th Anniversary Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides

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Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Presented byPeabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Tours: Fridays, 12:30 pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 2 pm
Admission: Free with museum admission; no registration required for groups of five or less. For college-age visitors and older. Maximum of 20 people per tour. Call 617-495-3216 for reservations for groups of six or more. 

Offered all during fall and spring semesters, the tours visit museum highlights on the first and third floors, encouraging conversation and interest in visitor reflections. Free with museum admission; no registration required for groups of five or less. For college-age visitors and older. Meet in the museum's side lobby near the water fountain. Tours are 45 minutes.  Read more about Peabody Museum 150th Anniversary Museum Highlights Tour by Harvard Student Guides

2017 Jan 18

Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Feb 09 2017 except Thu Jan 26 2017, Thu Feb 02 2017.
12:30pm to 1:00pm

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Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

HARVARD ART MUSEUMS CLOSED ON FEB. 9 DUE TO SNOW. EVENT CANCELED.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk. See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Melissa Venator, the Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, will give today’s gallery talk. Read more about Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

2016 Dec 05

Gallery Talk: Max Pechstein’s Stained Glass Window

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk. See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Dakota DeVos, curatorial assistant for special exhibitions and publications in the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, will give today’s gallery talk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets. Read more about Gallery Talk: Max Pechstein’s Stained Glass Window

2016 Dec 12

Gallery Talk: Daumier’s Graphic Mastery

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk. See website for museum admission.
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm
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Elizabeth M. Rudy, the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Associate Curator of Prints, will give today’s gallery talk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets. Read more about Gallery Talk: Daumier’s Graphic Mastery

2016 Dec 09

Film: Doris Salcedo’s Public Works

Repeats on the second Friday of January, February, March until Fri Apr 07 2017 . Also includes Fri Apr 07 2017.
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Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free admission. See website for museum admission.
Film showings: Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 7
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm

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2016 Dec 05

Artist Talk: Boys don’t cry

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge St

Presented by: Harvard South Asia Institute
Admission: Free 
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Talk with Meenakshi Sengupta, Visiting Artist at the South Asia Institute. This talk will focus on the celebration of womanhood and how Sengupta comes to this work. Boys don’t cry is a title of her recent drawing series. She will mainly talk about her practice and how she developed her language primarily surrounded by conventional art practice, and finally the way she explores that form into a broader aspect. Her talk will be supported by an audio-visual presentation of her works, followed by a discussion. Read more about Artist Talk: Boys don’t cry

2016 Dec 08

Artist talk: Waking Whispers

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge St.

Presented by: Harvard South Asia Institute
Admission: Free 
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Komal Shahid Khan, Visiting Artists at the South Asia Institute Arts Program, will give an overview of her work, starting with an introduction and practices which lead to her specialization in miniature painting. Khan will discuss how her work evolved over time, from traditional to conceptual and experimental. Read more about Artist talk: Waking Whispers

2016 Dec 02

GET YOUR KNIT TOGETHER

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Office for the Arts Common Room, 74 Mt. Auburn Street

Presented by: Office for the Arts
Admission: Free and open to Harvard College undergraduates

Informal drop-in knitting led by OFA staff member Marin Orlosky Randow ’07-'08. All levels welcome, from first-timers who want to learn (materials provided) to experienced

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2016 Dec 07

Lecture: VALIE EXPORT: Medial Imaginations

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free and open to the public. The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.
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Austrian artist VALIE EXPORT (b. 1940) is one of the most important pioneers in conceptual media art, performance, and film. In this lecture, the artist will discuss her oeuvre, from her early Expanded Cinema works and conceptual photography to her most recent drawings and works in public spaces, as well as future projects. Read more about Lecture: VALIE EXPORT: Medial Imaginations

2016 Nov 16

Exhibition: Calm. Smoke rises vertically.

Nov 16, 12:00pm to Jan 14, 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: 11/16-1/14 
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 12-5 PM
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Working with vibrating walls, a live-streaming weather report, and architectural models from schools for the blind, this exhibition explores sensory experience through different modes of perception. The artist Wendy Jacob challenges the viewer to place touch on an equal footing with sight. The title comes from the Beaufort Wind Scale, which relates wind speed to observed conditions at sea or on land. Read more about Exhibition: Calm. Smoke rises vertically.

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