June 2019

Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within

Join us on July 6 for an in-depth tour of our exhibition Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within, on view May 25 through August 11, 2019 in the University Teaching Gallery on Level 3. Offered jointly by Rachel Saunders, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Associate Curator of Asian Art, and conservators from the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, the tour will highlight the collaborative effort to interpret this unique ensemble... Read more about Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within

Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Location: Hunnewell Building

When his company was asked to pollard trees in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, William Bryant Logan was stymied. This prompted him to research and learn this ancient way of pruning that prompts thick nests of sprouts to form on major branches. The irony here is that pollarding (and the similar practice of coppicing) had been the preeminent way in which humans...

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