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2018 May 21

Photography as Performance: A Conversation with John Schabel and Gary Schneider

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

To mark the opening of the exhibition Analog Culture: Printer’s Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab, 1981–2001 (May 19–August 12, 2018), the Harvard Art Museums will present a conversation between artist John Schabel and printer and artist Gary Schneider. In the 1980s and ’90s, Schneider and his partner John Erdman operated a photography printing business in downtown Manhattan. Schabel was one of the many artists who came to Schneider to have his work printed. The two collaborated on many of Schabel’s most important works, and in the process developed a...

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2018 Mar 31

Numismatic Archaeology: Interpreting Coin Finds from Excavation Contexts

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

What do the finds of coins in archaeological excavations tell us about the history of the use of the site? In this lecture, Alan Stahl, curator of numismatics and lecturer in the Departments of Art and Archaeology, Classics, and History at Princeton University, will provide examples from ancient, Islamic, Byzantine, and medieval contexts in Syria, Asia Minor, Cyprus, and the New World to illustrate the potential—and the perils—of deducing chronology, habitation history, and monetary circulation from coin finds. Stahl is a recipient of the Medal of the Royal Numismatic Society....

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2018 Feb 08

Opening Celebration: Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Konrad Klapheck, a renowned German artist whose work is featured in the Inventur exhibition, will lecture on “War and Peace in German Art after World War II.” Widely known as a “machine painter,” Klapheck will discuss his practice as it relates to the historical, political, and artistic context of the immediate postwar period in Germany and beyond.

Following the lecture, he will be joined in conversation by exhibition curator Lynette Roth, the Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum and head of the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art....

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2018 Jan 31

Preview Screening: The Burning Child

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

The Harvard Art Museums proudly present an exclusive test screening of the film The Burning Child. Devised and directed by Joseph Leo Koerner, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, the film—still in progress—is the culmination of the Vienna Project at Harvard, a scholarly and artistic collaboration that explores Vienna at the turn of the last century through the lens of home and homemaking. The project is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Burning Child is a cinematic journey into the...

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2018 Feb 12

Taking Note: Connecting Citizen Science to Science Learning

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Colleen Hitchcock will speak about the value of taking note of natural phenomena and the contributions such actions can make to science, society, and one’s own scientific and bio-literacy. She will share how citizen science is used in courses and on campus to educate and engage students. Finally, Colleen will introduce the 2018 City Nature Challenge on iNaturalist, a citizen science project coordinated by Environmental Studies at Brandeis University, UMass Boston, Zoo New England, New...

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2018 Feb 24

The White Card

7:30pm

Location: 

Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

In this stunning world premiere, The White Card unfolds a meticulously crafted story, raising uncomfortable questions about what — and who — are on display. Exploring contemporary headlines and cultural touchstones, Claudia Rankine's The White Card refuses to remain “just a play,” safely entrenched on the stage. Like her 2014 New York Times bestselling book of poetry entitled Citizen: An American Lyric, this new play unpacks the insidious ways in which racism manifests itself in everyday situations,...

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2018 Jan 22

Plaza WinterFest 2018

12:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza

Date of Event: Monday, January 22, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018

Event Time: Daily Activities - 12pm-8pm

Fire Pits: Thurs, Fri, & Sat 3pm-9pm

Location of Event: The Plaza

Enjoy a range of outdoor activities, special events, and food on the Plaza during Plaza WinterFest 2018!

Free daily activities include:

From 12pm-8pm daily during Plaza WinterFest, try your hand at bowling, shuffleboard, and curling in our handcrafted ice lanes. Bring your friends on any...

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2018 Jan 16

HGSE Freecycle

11:30am to 2:30pm

Location: 

Gutman Commons Café

Come by Gutman Café for the Graduate School of Education's bi-annual event to pick up something new-to-you or drop off items you no longer need, giving our community a chance to reuse rather than buy new.

Items you’ll commonly find include office, school and kitchen supplies, toys and clothing. We donate remainders to Harvard Recycling for future Freecycle events at the University or to be shared with other charitable organizations.

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2018 Jan 19

Freecycle

11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Lobby
Bring any and all surplus furniture, supplies, and equipment to the Lobby of 124 Mt. Auburn Street. Clothing, books, office supplies, kitchen goods, toys, baby supplies, tools, hardware and any thing else reusable is welcome here. Whether or not you donate, you are welcome to take anything you want for free. These Freecycles save money, reduce Harvard’s waste, and conserve the embodied natural resources and energy in manufactured goods.
2017 Dec 08

Allston-Brighton Winter Market

Repeats every day until Sun Dec 10 2017 .
10:00am to 7:00pm

10:00am to 7:00pm
10:00am to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

The Harvard Ed Portal has announced programming and vendors for the first-ever Allston-Brighton Winter Market, taking place December 7–10 in conjunction with the Harvard Ceramics Holiday Show and Sale and Allston Open Studios.

The four-day Winter Market will feature artisan vendors, live music, a food truck, a beer garden, and interactive programming. Of the 21 confirmed...

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2017 Dec 07

Allston-Brighton Winter Market

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

The Harvard Ed Portal has announced programming and vendors for the first-ever Allston-Brighton Winter Market, taking place December 7–10 in conjunction with the Harvard Ceramics Holiday Show and Sale and Allston Open Studios.

The four-day Winter Market will feature artisan vendors, live music, a food truck, a beer garden, and interactive programming. Of the 21 confirmed...

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2018 Mar 12

No Sex? No Problem! Asexual Propagation of Plants

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Many plants, unlike humans, can be replicated absent sexual reproduction. Some do this readily while others need assistance or special circumstances. Arnold Arboretum propagator Sean Halloran will speak about the biology and physiology of asexual reproduction in plants and the variety of techniques that can be used to produce more plants. He will describe the characteristics and parts amenable to asexual propagation and explain the appropriate technique(s) to use for one genus versus another. This lecture will include insights into grafting, air layering, rooting cuttings, and more....

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2018 Mar 03

Pruning Shrubs

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Knowing what and when to prune, and how to do so, are important as you manage your home landscape. Learn the basic techniques for pruning ornamental shrubs for optimum health and beauty. Jen Kettell, an ISA-certified arborist will address topics including pruning cuts and tools; thinning and reducing overgrown plants; shaping and encouraging new growth.
Fee $20 member, $30 nonmember

Massachusetts Certified Arborist and International Society of Arboriculture CEUs available.
2018 Mar 05

Arboretum Wespelaar: A contemporary arboretum, from concept to realization, in a lifetime

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

In 1970, Philippe de Spoelberch started a plant collection in Herkenrode, Belgium. Now, forty-eight years later, after expanding to neighboring property, his initial efforts have blossomed into Arboretum Wespelaar, which opened to the public in 2001. Comprising more than 15,000 accessioned plants, with renowned collections of maple, rhododendron, magnolia, and beech, the Arboretum’s mission is similar to that of the Arnold Arboretum: to contribute to the knowledge and further study of all woody plants from the temperate climates of the world. As well, Arboretum Wespelaar has a focus on...

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2018 Feb 24

Grafting Woody Plants

9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Dana Greenhouse Classroom, Arnold Arboretum
Grafting is the technique of joining parts of separate plants in such a manner that they unite and continue their growth as one. Learn basic principles of grafting with an overview of different types of dormant-season grafts. Arnold Arboretum propagator Sean will provide step-by-step instructions so that you can practice both cleft and side veneer grafts using apple root stock. Simple after-care will be required until planting out in springtime. Registrants will need to sign an Assumption of Risk and Release in order to participate in this class.
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