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2018 Dec 16

Family Hike - Short Days, Long Nights

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 late fall trees at the Arboretum. What can you see in our short days? What is happening in our long nights?

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 Dec 08

Measure Twice, Cut Once: Introductory Tree and Shrub Pruning

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Put down the hedge shears! Through both classroom instruction and hands-on field training, this class will include what’s, whys, and how’s of proper pruning approaches and techniques. Andrew Gapinski will focus on small ornamental trees, young shade trees, and shrubs with general approaches towards maintaining a plant’s natural form and encouraging health and vigor. Note: Pruning for fruit production will not be covered in this offering. Dress for indoor and outdoor learning.

Fee $32 member, $42 nonmember

Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.
2018 Dec 04

The Ethics of Species Conservation

7:00pm to 8:15pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Rapid ecological change, and climate change in particular, poses challenges to traditional conservation paradigms and strategies. It has also led some conservationists to endorse novel conservation techniques, such as assisted colonization, gene drives and even de-extinction. This talk will explore the values and philosophies that underlie species conservation under conditions of rapid change. It will ask us to think about what is valuable about species and why we ought to try to conserve them.

Fee Free member Arnold Arboretum members and students, $10 nonmember...

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2018 Dec 19

Tunes at Noon: Club Passim Edition

Repeats every month on the 19 of December until Wed Dec 19 2018 . Also includes Wed Jan 30 2019, Wed Feb 13 2019, Wed Feb 27 2019, Wed Mar 13 2019, Wed Mar 27 2019, Wed Apr 10 2019, Wed Apr 24 2019, Wed May 08 2019, Wed May 22 2019.
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Smith Campus Center
Enjoy lunch or a study break in the Smith Campus Center! Stop by Harvard Commons every other Wednesday to hear live music from Club Passim, a local folk music organization based in Harvard Square.
2018 Dec 03

2018 Science and Cooking Public Lecture Series: Cooking is a Call to Act

7:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Lecture Hall C

Members of the public will have the opportunity to learn about the scientific side of the culinary arts during the 2018 Science and Cooking public lecture series. The popular lecture series pairs Harvard professors with celebrated food experts and renowned chefs to showcase the science behind different culinary techniques.

Massimo Bottura (@MassimoBottura), Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, voted best restaurant in the world in 2018.

Now in its eighth year, the series is organized by ...

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2019 Jan 05

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

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 elaborate vessels of animal shape from collections in the United...

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2019 Jan 05

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

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

On first Saturdays from October through January, the Harvard Art Museums will offer free admission to all visitors 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).

We invite you to explore the special...

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2019 Jan 02

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

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

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 elaborate vessels of animal shape from collections in the United...

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2018 Dec 19

Tour: The Renovation and Expansion Project

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us for an architectural tour that will stop on all of the Harvard Art Museums’ public floors, led by Peter Atkinson, director of facilities planning and management. You will hear about the history of the building, which is registered on the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as learn more about the concepts behind and execution of our eight-year renovation and expansion project.

Note that this tour will last 60 minutes.

Free admission (this tour takes place during our ...

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2018 Dec 18

Gallery Talk: “More than Leaves, Water, and Dirt”—Turner and the Glorification of Landscape

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Elizabeth Rudy, the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Associate Curator of Prints 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...

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2018 Dec 13

Gallery Talk: Etruscan Jewelry and Its Revival

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, and Frances Gallart Marques, the Frederick Randolph Grace Curatorial Fellow in Ancient 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...

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2018 Dec 12

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

3:30pm to 4:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us for an in-depth tour of 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.

This tour will end with an optional close-up encounter with objects related to the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition in the museums’ Art Study Center....

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2018 Dec 11

Gallery Talk: Hidden Figures

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Gabriella Szalay, the Renke B. and Pamela M. Thye Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Jen Thum, the Inga Maren Otto Curatorial Fellow in the Division of Academic and Public Programs, 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...

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