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2018 Jul 21

Reception for Artist-In-Residence Stuart Gair

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program | Gallery 224, 224 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134

The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard is pleased to present the final exhibition of one of its two 2017-18 Artists-In-Residence, Stuart Gair. Quiescence In Proximity will be on view from July 14– August 12, 2018 in Gallery 224 at the Ceramics Program at 224 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134. All are invited to attend a reception with the artist on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 5 pm – 7 pm. From 4-5pm, prior to the reception, Gair will give a slide lecture about his work and influences. The exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public; the lecture is...

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2018 Jul 19

MicroChefs: An Evening for Curious Adults

7:30pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

Wine, beer, sake, coffee, kombucha, yogurt, cheese, chocolate—some of our favorite beverages and foods owe their existence to microscopic “chefs” that are rarely acknowledged or appreciated. Get to know some of these beneficial microorganisms while you sample their masterful creations at this one-of-a-kind evening exclusively for guests over 21. Stay tuned for the full program!

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2018 Jun 28

Helping Children with Special Needs Together

12:00pm

Location: 

Lyman Hall 330

Focus Group Opportunity

Your opinion is worth $100!

Opportunity to Participate in a Focus Group Regarding the Prevention and Treatment of Influenza in High-Risk Persons.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the assistance of Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, is seeking participants for a focus group discussion in Boston.

Participants will be asked to share their opinions and practices regarding some health-related issues. Your answers can help...

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2018 Jun 29

Art Study Center Seminar: The Story of the Print—Photographs from the Schneider/Erdman Printer’s Proof Collection

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In this seminar, artist and printer Gary Schneider will join Jennifer Quick, the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Associate Research Curator in Photography, to discuss photographs he printed for such artists as Robert Gober, John Schabel, and Peter Hujar. Schneider worked with these artists as co-owner of the lab Schneider/Erdman, Inc., founded with his partner John Erdman in 1981 and located in Manhattan’s East Village. Schneider and Quick will explore the stories behind these photographs, looking closely at the many technical and conceptual decisions involved in the making of each...

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2018 Jun 27

Transgressions: David Wojnarowicz, Post-Punk Cinema, and Queer Video Activism

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992) was an American AIDS activist and artist who worked in photography, painting, writing, music, and film. A selection of his works are included in the exhibition Analog Culture: Printer’s Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab, 1981–2001, on view from May 19 to August 12, 2018. In conjunction with the exhibition, we are offering a chance to see the artist’s rarely screened...

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2018 Jun 26

Gallery Talk: Van Gogh’s Late Landscapes

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

A. Cassandra Albinson, the Margaret S. Winthrop Curator of European Art, will give today’s gallery talk.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.

Gallery talks are offered by curators, conservators, fellows, and other museums staff; they focus on...

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2018 Jun 19

Translating into Colors: Van Gogh’s Copies after Millet

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

During his stay in the asylum of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (1889–90), Vincent van Gogh completed a total of 20 paintings after black-and-white prints of Jean-François Millet, an artist he greatly admired. One of these paintings— Snow-Covered Field with a Harrow (after Millet) —is currently on loan to the Harvard Art Museums from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Nienke Bakker, curator of Van Gogh paintings at the Van Gogh Museum, will describe the artist’s lifelong admiration for Millet and his reasons for painting copies after his work. She will also present findings...

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2018 Jun 19

Gallery Talk: Examining the Darkroom

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Jennifer Quick, the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Associate Research Curator in Photography, will give today’s gallery talk. The related exhibition, Analog Culture: Printer’s Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab, 1981–2001, is on view May 19–August 12, 2018.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will...

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2018 Jun 12

Gallery Talk: Van Gogh’s Late Landscapes

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

A. Cassandra Albinson, the Margaret S. Winthrop Curator of European Art, will give today’s gallery talk.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.

Gallery talks are offered by curators, conservators, fellows, and other museums staff; they focus on...

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2018 Jun 11

Cambridge Open Archives

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

The Harvard Art Museums Archives is participating in Cambridge Open Archives, an annual event that offers the rare chance to visit a number of unique archives and collecting agencies in Cambridge. Staff from the Harvard Art Museums Archives will present archival materials, with a focus on the history of the Calderwood Courtyard. Talks will be held at 4pm and 5pm, in the museums’ Materials Lab, on the Lower Level.

This program is one of the many 2018 events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Church of San Biagio in Montepulciano, Italy, which provided inspiration...

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2018 Jun 11

Cambridge Open Archives

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

The Harvard Art Museums Archives is participating in Cambridge Open Archives, an annual event that offers the rare chance to visit a number of unique archives and collecting agencies in Cambridge. Staff from the Harvard Art Museums Archives will present archival materials, with a focus on the history of the Calderwood Courtyard. Talks will be held at 4pm and 5pm, in the museums’ Materials Lab, on the Lower Level.

This program is one of the many 2018 events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Church of San Biagio in Montepulciano, Italy, which provided inspiration...

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2018 Jun 07

Gallery Talk: By the Sea in Ancient Greece

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Carmen Arnold-Biucchi, the Damarete Curator of Ancient Coins, and Amy Brauer, the Diane Heath Beever Curator of the Collection, both in the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, will give this gallery talk.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.

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2018 Jun 14

Peters Hill, Discover the Other End of the Arboretum

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
Join our docent for a tour of the other end of the Arnold Arboretum, the southern end. Peters Hill became part of the Arboretum in 1894 and continues to charm with its special character, collections, and history. In June, the amazing view from the summit brings the landscape of plants below you into view. Learn about the history of the land along with information on the woody plants located here, like the collection of cottonwoods and crabapples that enhance the walkways through the seasons.

For cancellations due to weather, call 617 384-5209

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2018 Jun 09

The Main Vein: Observation and Drawing of Leaves, an Artists' Workshop in conjunction with: Impressions of Woody Plants: Disjunction, Two Artists, and the Arnold Arboretum

2:35pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Copper Etchings by Bobbi Angell and Watercolor Paintings by Beverly Duncan

How do we distinguish one leaf from another? Is the pattern of the veins and shape of a leaf a puzzle from our very first observation? In this workshop, you will learn some terminology and some distinguishing characteristics of leaves, which will help you identify species and understand growth habits.
First up is a short walk in the Arboretum landscape to observe the way leaves hang on a tree and how they are attached to a branch. Then you will come inside and work with a...

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2018 Jun 09

Family Hike - The Bees Have It: Pollination at the Arboretum!

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

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

This hike will highlight the diverse pollinator populations here at the Arnold Arboretum. One adult may bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages four through twelve. Meet in the Visitor Center.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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