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  • 2021 Sep 18

    Arboretum Guided Tour

    Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Jul 15 2021 . Also includes Sat Jul 17 2021, Thu Jul 22 2021, Sat Jul 24 2021, Thu Jul 29 2021, Thu Aug 19 2021, Sat Aug 21 2021, Sat Sep 04 2021, Thu Sep 16 2021, Sat Sep 18 2021, Thu Sep 23 2021, Thu Sep 30 2021.
    10:30am to 12:00pm


    Arnold Arboretum
  • 2021 Sep 19

    The Fossils Are Talking!

    11:00am to 11:45am



    Advance Registration Required.

    Are you curious about what fossils tell us about life on Earth—and how dinosaurs and other ancient animals, in turn, awaken our imaginations to create true and imagined tales? Come along on a journey to find out! The adventure will kick off with children’s book author Elizabeth Shreeve, reading and sharing surprising secrets from her newest book, Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas (Candlewick Press, 2021...

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  • 2021 Sep 21

    Harvard Farmer's Market

    Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Oct 26 2021 except Tue Aug 24 2021.
    12:00pm to 6:00pm


    Science Center Plaza

    The Farmers' Market at Harvard will open TUESDAY, JUNE 15 for the 2021 season. See the full list of vendors here

    Join us at the market every Tuesday from 12-6pm (*no Market on 8/24), and help support the vital local farmers and food artisans who ensure we have fresh, healthy, safe food!
    We will continue to accept SNAP with a weekly maximum SNAP Match of $15.

    June 15, 2021 - October 26, 2021...

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  • 2021 Sep 21

    Art Talk Live: Persepolis in Color

    12:30pm to 1:00pm



    People tend to think of ancient sculpture as colorless, as it appears today. But the carved surfaces were often vibrantly painted. Scientific analysis can help us envision the Persian capital city Persepolis in its original splendor.

    Led by:
    Katherine Eremin, Patricia Cornwell Senior Conservation Scientist, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies

    Susanne Ebbinghaus, George M.A. Hanfmann Curator of Ancient Art and Head, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art...

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  • 2021 Sep 22

    Drawing Plants & Flowers

    9:30am to 11:30am



    Explore the beauty and variety of plant forms with pencil and paper. Taught by a scientific illustrator, the emphasis in this online workshop will be on close observation and realistic representation. We will explore a range of techniques for achieving more accurate drawings and will delve into contour, gesture, foreshortening, and shading to create volume and depth. Groups will be limited to twelve, allowing ample time for individual feedback. All skill levels are welcome.

    Members $30/Nonmembers $35.


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  • 2021 Sep 22

    Entangled Histories: The Bamiyan Buddhas—Past, Present, and Future

    7:00pm to 8:15pm



    Western scholarship has focused on the monumental sculptures in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Valley as Buddhas created in the late sixth and early seventh centuries. This lecture tells an alternative story based on Islamic sources from the tenth to the twentieth century, which saw these sculptures not as Buddhas but as legendary heroes representing the mythic conversion of the Bamiyan Valley to Islam. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the Taliban destroyed the sculptures—as Buddhas. After the fall of the Taliban, the sculptures’ entangled histories and the viewpoints of multiple...

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  • 2021 Sep 23

    Virtual Student Guide Tour: Staged, with Maeve Miller

    8:00pm to 8:30pm



    In her tour, Maeve Miller ’22 will explore how performance and entertainment figure into three works of art. She will examine the woodcut Magician (1956), which Erich Heckel made in Germany more than 40 years after the heyday of his involvement with the Expressionist art movement; the painting Ventriloquist (1952), which Jacob Lawrence made in Harlem, New York, as part of his Performance Series; and a...

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  • 2021 Sep 24

    Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Adventures in Teaching “Drawing Lessons”

    11:00am to 12:00pm



    Among its many disruptions, the pandemic robbed students of the opportunity to explore works of art, in person, in the Harvard Art Museums. With considerable help from colleagues and some simple technology, however, visiting lecturer and senior scholar Margaret Morgan Grasselli was able to teach her seminar Drawing Lessons from the Art Study Center and to approximate for her students the joy of experiencing artworks up close. Join her as she talks about the challenges she faced and presents favorite drawings by Michelangelo, Rubens, Watteau, and Van Gogh, among others.

    Led by...

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