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  • 2018 Oct 20

    Tour: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

    10:30am to 11:30am

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

    As we celebrate International Archaeology Day, we hope you’ll join us for an in-depth look at our special exhibition Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings, on view from September 7, 2018 through January 6, 2019. Tours will be given by curators, graduate students, and other experts.

    Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World brings together nearly 60...

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  • 2018 Oct 20

    International Sloth Day 2018

    12:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Celebrate sloths! Discover the slow and graceful world of sloths by joining Harvard students in special activities, including a presentation on sloth research conducted by a student this summer! Contemplate sloth skeletons and skulls from the museum's collections and listen to a themed animal Storytime at 2pm. Learn more about sloth conservation and how to protect their environment!  This all-ages event is hosted by the Harvard College Conservation Society.

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  • 2018 Oct 20

    An Artist's Perspective: The Arboretum and Botanical Artist Regina Gardner Milan

    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building

    October 12, 2018 – February 3, 2019

    Opening Reception, Saturday, October 20, 1:00-3:00pm

    LocationHunnewell Building

    Regina Gardner Milan spent a year of discovery at the Arboretum. Botanical jewels of each season--early larches, spring blossoms, fall acorns, autumn leaves--are captured in her exquisite paintings. Nature holds a spellbinding allure to Milan, who finds that observing nature often produces scenes of larger-than-...

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  • 2018 Oct 21

    Small Trees for Small Spaces

    10:00am to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building
    Urban and suburban planting spaces are often constrained, often not ideal for accommodating a large oak, linden, or maple tree. But there are many smaller tree species that will thrive in a smaller space and won’t overwhelm the area. Some trees are cultivars that have been selected for their smaller size or narrow characteristics, while others are naturally genetically petite. Guided by the “right plant, right place” philosophy, Laura Mele will start in the lecture hall with tips on what to consider when planting in limited spaces and then lead a tour in the landscape to show some of the many... Read more about Small Trees for Small Spaces
  • 2018 Oct 21

    Free Arboretum Guided Tour

    Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 04 2018 .
    1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building

    Enjoy a free guided tour of the Arnold Arboretum landscape with a knowledgeable docent. Tours are appropriate for adults and last approximately 90 minutes. History, highlights of the landscape, seasonal interest and more!

    In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

    These walks are free, no need to register.
  • 2018 Oct 21

    Family Hike - Teddy Bears' Picnic

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building

    Join an Arboretum staff member to discover the Arboretum on guided hikes for families.

    Come find new discoveries among the trees at the Arboretum as they take on their brilliant fall colors. What would Teddy Bears eat? Would you want to share their picnic?

    One adult may bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages five through twelve. Meet in the Hunnewell Visitor Center. Free, drop in, no registration required.

    In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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  • 2018 Oct 21

    Fog x Macbeth Performance with Actors' Shakespeare Project

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building

    Fog x Macbeth brings Shakespeare's tragedy of political ambition, blood, and flawed humans into the landscape of the Arnold Arboretum, and the art and shifting atmosphere of Fujiko Nakaya's fog sculpture. The play's live, and site-specific, performance will resonate with Frederick Law Olmsted's landscape design and Fog x FLO, Nakaya's fog installation throughout Boston's Emerald Necklace park system. Actors' Shakespeare Project explores robust language...

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  • 2018 Oct 22

    What’s Going On in This Graph?

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building
    Graphs can go a long way in conveying information that might otherwise take several paragraphs to explain. But it is easy to misread or not fully understand the content and context. In this participatory program, we will decipher several graphs based on data from Arnold Arboretum curators and scientists. We will also look at the data and decide whether the data are well-represented and convey the story intended. If reading graphs is intriguing but challenging for you, come gain more practice and insights into grasping “What’s Going On in This Graph?”

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  • 2018 Oct 23

    Gallery Talk: 18th-Century European Ceramics

    12:30pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

    Casey Monahan, the Cunningham Curatorial Assistant for the Collection in the Division of European and American Art, will give this gallery talk.

    Our galleries are full of stories—this series of drop-in talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists, and other contributors.

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  • 2018 Oct 24

    Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

    Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Oct 31 2018 .
    1:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

    The Harvard Art Museums will offer free admission to all visitors from 1 to 5pm every Wednesday from September 12, 2018 through January 2, 2019, in recognition of the generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of our current special exhibition, Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings (on view September 7, 2018–January 6, 2019).

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