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.
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-...
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
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 04 2018 .
1:00pm to 2:30pm
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.
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...
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?”
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.
Free with museums admission. Gallery talks are limited to 15 people...