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2017 Mar 20

Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Melissa Venator, the Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 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 aspects of the installation...

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2017 Mar 14

Gallery Talk: Race and Citizenship

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Makeda Best, the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, will give today’s gallery talk.

Offered during the first 100 days of the new U.S. administration, these talks look closely at selected works from across the collections and from around the world to consider questions of political power and activism, human rights and planetary consciousness, national borders and global citizenship, and the role of the arts in various historical contexts.

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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2017 Mar 13

Gallery Talk: The Materiality of Mourning (in Spanish)

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

Jerónimo Duarte Riascos, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, will give a gallery talk in Spanish about the special exhibition Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning, on view from November 4, 2016 to April 9, 2017.

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.

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2017 Mar 09

Midday Organ Recital: Harvard Organ Society

Repeats every 2 weeks every Thursday until Thu Mar 23 2017 .
12:15pm to 12:45pm

12:15pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, Adolphus Busch Hall, 29 Kirkland Street Cambridge MA

At this recital, members of the Harvard Organ Society will perform on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ. Audience members are invited to lunch quietly while listening.

Free admission

Presented by the Harvard Organ Society in collaboration with the Harvard Art Museums and Memorial Church.

 

2017 Mar 06

Harvard Treasures Tour: Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute/Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Yard, 3 James Street Cambridge MA

Research librarian Diana Carey and photo archivist Joanne Donovan, from the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, will lead this tour of the library’s photography exhibition Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement.

$5 for members. Registration required. There is a strict capacity of 15 participants for this tour. Due to the limited capacity, we cannot accommodate non-member guests.

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2017 Mar 22

A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma: Culture, Connection, and Citizenship in a Time of Change

5:00pm

Location: 

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

Culture, Connection, and Citizenship in a Time of Change featuring Ma and members of the Silk Road Ensemble in a lecture/presentation beginning at 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 22 in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall on the Harvard University campus. The lecture is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

2017 Feb 22

2017 Harvard Heroes Nominations Open

(All day)

Harvard Heroes are those staff who inspire us through their work, leadership, and excellence. Do you have a colleague who is a Harvard Hero? Learn more about the program, nomination process and criteria on the Harvard Heroes webpage.

 

 

2017 Apr 23

The Natural History of Your Favorite Foods

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

At last you get to play with your food! Meet archaeologists and use your observational skills to compare ancient wild plant and animal species to modern ones. Taste, process, and handle new and old world ingredients from favorite foods like pizza, french fries, and chocolate cake, and learn how they became the staples of the American diet we enjoy today. 

Free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 9 and older.
Presented in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival

 

2017 Apr 30

The Magic of Java

2:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 0213

Shadow theater and live music, popular highlights of the Javanese village at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, come to the galleries of the Peabody Museum! Enjoy a contemporary performance based on The Magic Flute, featuring intricate leather puppets and the sonorous gong-chime instruments of Harvard's Javanese-style gamelan orchestra, led by Jody Diamond with musicologist Hayley Fenn and theater director Mitchell Polonsky. Touch beautiful hand-painted puppets, play the instruments, and sample coffee from the islands of Indonesia.  

Special...

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2017 Apr 25

Seeing and Seeing through Museum Exhibits: Lessons from Cape Town and Washington, D.C.

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

How do implicit understandings and assumptions about race and ethnicity become embedded in museum exhibitions? How can museums and exhibitions reproduce, challenge, or help transform those understandings and other “rhetorics of value”? Corinne Kratz will use recent exhibitions in Cape Town, South Africa, and Washington, D.C., to consider these questions, examining components such as exhibition content and design, and reviewing particular historical moments that have brought these questions to the fore.

Free and...

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2017 Apr 28

All the World Is Here Gallery Talk

11:30am

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Co-Curator Diana Loren will lead a talk in the newly opened exhibition, All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology. In a beautifully restored gallery, see an astonishing array of over 600 objects from Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Together they trace the early history of the museum’s collections and the birth of American anthropology. Visitors will enter the world of a late 19th-century museum and be transported into the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition where Frederic Putnam, the second Peabody Museum director, presented the...

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2017 Apr 11

Museums in Tanzania: History, Transformation, and Impact

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

2017 Hallam L. Movius, Jr. Lecture and Reception

Tanzania has a record of more than three million years of human history and diversity, including fossil remains, footprints, and stone toolkits of early humans and hominin ancestors, from sites such as Laetoli, Olduvai Gorge, and Peninj. The National Museum of Tanzania supports the preservation of the country’s rich natural and cultural diversity through scientific research, education, and public outreach programs. Audax Mabulla will discuss the history of the museum and the innovative policy changes it is implementing to promote an...

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2017 Apr 06

Anxieties about Race in Egyptology and Egyptomania, 1890–1960

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Despite ideals of scientific and scholarly objectivity, both Egyptologists and non-specialists have often projected their own racial anxieties onto ancient Egypt. Recurrent attempts to prove that the ancient Egyptians were white or black, for example, reveal more about modern societies than about ancient Egypt. Donald Reid will discuss the history of how such debates have played out among Western and modern Egyptian scholars, artists, and writers, and how interpretations of ancient Egypt are intertwined with personal values.

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