Visual Arts

2016 Aug 27

Vision and Justice: The Art of Citizenship

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

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University Teaching 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 examines the contested relationship between art, justice, and African American culture from the 19th through 21st century in the United States. The works on display range from prints by Kara Walker and Glenn Ligon that challenge the nexus between vision and justice during slavery to photographs by Bruce Davidson and Gordon Parks that synoptically summarize events from the segregation era through the civil rights movement. Read more about Vision and Justice: The Art of Citizenship

2016 Aug 27

Folding, Refraction, Touch: Modern and Contemporary Art in Dialogue with Wolfgang Tillmans

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

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University Research 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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2016 Jul 01

Ben Rivers: The Shape of Things

Sat - Wed, Jul 1 to Oct 25, 10:00am - 5:00pm

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Lightbox 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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Until recently, many of the objects collected by the Harvard Art Museums were documented with high-contrast black and white photography. These frequently washed-out images expressively reject the easy translation of a three-dimensional object to a flat collections record. The photographs argue that documentation is material production; documentation transfers one kind of object into another, the second fluctuating between hallucination, projection, and myth. Read more about Ben Rivers: The Shape of Things

2016 Oct 15

Student Guide Tour: Harvard Art Museums

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

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2016 Oct 15

Student Guide Tour: Harvard Art Museums

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

These tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, focus on select objects chosen by each student guide. They provide visitors a unique view into the building and collections. Read more about Student Guide Tour: Harvard Art Museums

2016 Nov 17

Visiting Artist Lecture with Peter Christian Johnson

5:30pm to 6:30pm

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Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Peter Christian Johnson's work explores transformation using the kiln as a vehicle for deconstruction. The porcelain grid systems become an architecture over which to stretch a fluid skin that warps or collapses the structures under the strain of the firing. They expose the relationship between soft and hard, the fluidity of a membrane, and the moment of intersection between these contrasting elements. They pair labored construction with unpredictability, and capture the entropy embodied in the process.

This lecture is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email kking@fas.harvard.edu.

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2016 Oct 19

Tangled Up in Words

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture
Admission: free; see website
Museum Hours: Open daily 10am–5pm. The museums’ regular hours will be extended to 5:30pm so that visitors may see Mel Bochner’s work (in Gallery 1100, on Level 1) before the lecture.

Mel Bochner (born 1940) is recognized as one of the leading figures in the development of conceptual art in New York in the 1960s and ’70s. Emerging at a time when painting was increasingly discussed as outmoded, Bochner became part of a new generation of artists, which also included Eva Hesse, Donald Judd, and Robert Smithson, who were looking at ways of breaking with abstract expressionism and traditional compositional devices. His pioneering introduction of the use of language in the visual led Benjamin Buchloh to describe Bochner’s 1966 Working Drawings as “probably the first truly conceptual exhibition.” Read more about Tangled Up in Words

2016 Oct 21

Opening Reception for "Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II"

5:00pm to 7:00pm

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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 Opening Reception for "Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner II"

2016 Oct 28

Raúl Zurita and Cristóbal Lehyt: Conceptual Stumblings

4:00pm

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Center for Government and International Studies South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S-216

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free
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Talk + Performance: A panel discussion on the rise and development of Chilean conceptual art will be followed with a performance-lecture by poet and conceptual artist Raúl Zurita and visual artist Cristóbal Lehyt. 

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2016 Oct 04

College Night at the ICA: The Young and the Curious

6:00pm to 9:00pm

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The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston

Presented by: Institute of Contemporary Art
Tickets: Free; for undergraduates of these participating University Member collegeslimited capacity.
More information: College night event page

Boston’s universities and colleges will take over the ICA on October 4 from 6–9 PM for the ICA’s annual College Night! Located in the city’s hottest neighborhood, the ICA is your entry point to the best of contemporary culture. Join us for this contemporary take on all Boston has to offer: art, food, music, and fun. Read more about College Night at the ICA: The Young and the Curious

2016 Oct 19

Lecture: Urban Art Interventions, 1970s Chile

3:30pm

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Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall (Room 110)

Presented by: Cultural AgentsDRCLAS & CCVA
Admission: Free and open to all

Speaker: Liz Munsell, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Liz Munsell will present an in-depth lecture Urban Art Interventions,1970s Chile at 3:30 pm as part of the Cultural Agents course at Harvard University in the Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall (Room 110). She will then introduce the hands-on workshop which will take place at the CCVA at 5:30pm. Read more about Lecture: Urban Art Interventions, 1970s Chile

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