Visual Arts

2016 May 21

Sea Creatures in Glass at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

May 21, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History
Admission: Free and open to the public
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Many years before they were commissioned by Harvard University to make the Glass Flowers, father and son artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka meticulously shaped glass into lifelike models of marine and terrestrial animals. Renowned for their beauty and exacting detail, the Blaschka invertebrate models were commissioned by universities and museums throughout world during the nineteenth century. Read more about Sea Creatures in Glass at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

2016 Nov 15

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence: Joseph Koerner: Art in a State of Siege: Hieronymus Bosch in Retrospect

6:00pm

Location: 

Sackler Lecture Hall

Presented by: Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
Admission: Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence

Joseph Koerner, Harvard University

Art in a State of Siege: Hieronymus Bosch in

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2017 Mar 04

Visiting Artist Workshop with Kyungmin Park

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Workshop Description:

Sculptor Kyungmin Park will demonstrate the construction of her figurative sculptures in porcelain in this one-day workshop. Park will demonstrate how to achieve crisp lines and clean, tight surfaces with simple tools. She will also explore conceptual ideas and talk about the importance of facial expression and symbology within her work. From Park, "A child's untamed imagination can create a new and exciting owrld out of a single object. The combination of an uncorrupted point of view, a strong imagination, overflowing curiosity, and the desire to push boundaries creates a very special mindset particular to children. The adult world, by contrast, restrains the formally infinite imagination by imposing responsibilities and practical concerns. Society puts limits on the way we, as individuals, can perceive things, and as an artist I an interested in expanding these confines."

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2017 Feb 11

Visiting Artist Workshop with Michael Kline

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by: Ceramics Program - Office for the Arts at Harvard

Workshop Description:

North Carolina master potter, Michael Kline, will demonstrate his beautifully thrown multi-part pots, handled bowls, jug forms and a cut-edge plate. Surface demonstrations will include brush-work with pigmented wax resist and slip-inlay techniques. Participants will enjoy a hands-on exercise on brush work. The day will include an hour for lunch (pot-luck) with a slide presentation on the Kline's work, his studio and kilns in North Carolina as well as his use of social media as a contemporary potter.

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2016 Dec 15

Renée Green: Pacing

Dec 15, 10:00am to Jan 22, 6:00pm

Location: 

Level 0, Lecture Hall, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St.

Presented byCarpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Back on view Dec 15, 2016–Jan 22, 2017
Free and open to the public

Renée Green's two-year engagement as the Institution (Building) artist at the Carpenter Center launches with a public conversation between the artist and CCVA Scholar, Gloria Sutton. Given Green's prolific output during the last twenty-five years, the conversation aims at contextualizing signal moments within the artist’s seminal

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2016 Dec 09

Receptions, Transformations and Innovations: Transcultural Discourses in Korean Art

9:30am to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, Second Floor 1730 Cambridge St

Presented by: Korea Institute, Harvard University
Admission: Contact the Korea Institute at (617) 496-2141 for more information.

Korean Art History Workshop 2016, co-sponsored by the Asia Center, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University

Organized by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of

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The Figure - Literal and Abstract

Semester: 

Fall

Dates: September 7 - November 30Claudia Olds Goldie
Days/Times: Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Instructor: Claudia Olds Goldie

Course Description: Learn first to create figures that are proportionate, expressive, and anatomically correct, then build on this knowledge to create abstracted figures that are convincing in their ability to project movement, power and emotion. In the first half of this course we will work from the live model to create realistic sculpture, analyzing the figure in terms of geometry, movement, rhythm, space, proportion, and expressiveness. For the second half, we will apply this insight to create abstracted or stylized figures that build on these observations. We will make work that is intentionally fluid or static, simple or complex, dissonant or harmonious, but figurative at its core. We will be looking at the work of other artists and cultures to consider how the abstract figure has played a role in history and how to create abstract work that is convincing and powerful. (12 classes/13 weeks) Note: There will be no class on Thursday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving Break.

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2016 Nov 07

Still Hidden in the Hermitage: Tracing Nazi-Looted Art from Kyiv and Western Europe in the Erich Koch Collection

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Room S-050, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St

Presented by: Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
Admission: Free and open to the public
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Lecture by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted, Senior Research Associate, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute; Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies Read more about Still Hidden in the Hermitage: Tracing Nazi-Looted Art from Kyiv and Western Europe in the Erich Koch Collection

2016 Nov 02

Sea Creatures in Glass: Lecture and Book Signing

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History
Admission: Free and open to the public
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Many years before they were commissioned by Harvard University to make the famed Glass Flowers, father and son artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka meticulously shaped glass into lifelike models of marine and terrestrial animals. Read more about Sea Creatures in Glass: Lecture and Book Signing

2016 Oct 26

Salon @ 29 G - ADO: Attention. Deficit. Order.

7:00pm

 

Presented by: Arts @ 29 Garden
ADMISSION: Event is free (tickets/RSVP's not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
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Related events: 10/29, 3 PM: conversation/workshop with Harry Yeff; 10/29, 7 PM: interactive performance with Harry Yeff.

Salon @ 29 G - ADO: Attention.  Deficit. Order. 
​​​​​​​Featuring beatboxer/artist Harry Yeff, aka Reeps One 

Salon @ 29 G is a series that creates an opportunity to hear from artists in a smaller scale setting.  For his salon, Harry will discuss his ideas around attention deficit disorder, some of which were loosely the inspiration for his first major exhibition in 2014 entitled “Attention. Deficit. Order,” at London Newcastle Gallery, Shoreditch. Read more about Salon @ 29 G - ADO: Attention. Deficit. Order.

2016 Oct 21

Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II

Sat - Mon, Oct 21 to Oct 23, 5:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130

An Exhibition by the Association of Revolutionary Turners (ART), Central New England Woodturners, and Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners
Exhibition runs October 21-23, 10 AM-5 PM, with turning demonstrations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Opening Reception: Friday, October 21, 5-7 pm
Select work will also be on display in the Hunnewell Visitor Center, Sept 29-Nov 20

Woodturning: the art or process of fashioning wood into various forms and shapes by means of a lathe. Read more about Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II

2016 Nov 07

Made in Allston: The Sculptor’s Workshop

Tue - Tue, Nov 7 to Nov 28, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave Allston, MA 02134

Rachel EngExhibition: Made in Allston: The Sculptor’s Workshop
Dates: November 7 - 28, 2016
Reception: Saturday, November 12, 6 - 8 pm - RSVP for the reception on Eventbrite

Location: Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard and Crossings Gallery at Harvard Ed Portal; both located at 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts.
Gallery 224 hours: 10am - 5pm daily. Closed November 23, 24 & 25

Made in Allston: The Sculptor’s Workshop is a celebration of ten artists currently working on Franklin Street in north Allston-Brighton. Read more about Made in Allston: The Sculptor’s Workshop

2016 Aug 27

Modern Art and Modernity

Aug 27, 10:00am to Jan 08, 5:00pm

Location: 

University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums
Admission: Free with Harvard ID for you and one guest. Others; $15 Adults; $10 Non-Harvard Students (18+); Seniors; $13. Free for youth under 18, Cambridge residents (proof of residency required), Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10am–noon (proof of residency required).
Museum Hours: 10 AM-5 PM
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This University Teaching Gallery installation explores defining moments in the development of modern European and American art from the 18th through 20th century. A range of media—from drawing, painting, and printmaking to photography and photomontage—is included. Read more about Modern Art and Modernity

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