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2017 Nov 02

Midday Organ Recital

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Nov 30 2017 except Thu Nov 23 2017.
12:15pm to 12:45pm

12:15pm to 12:45pm
12:15pm to 12:45pm
12:15pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

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

Recitals are performed on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ. Audience members are invited to lunch quietly while listening.

Free admission

The recitals feature a different performer each week:

Thursday, November 2:Nicholas Quardokus
Thursday, November 9:...

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2017 Nov 20

Film: Earth

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us for a screening of Deepa Mehta’s Earth (1998; 110 min.), the third and final film in her acclaimed Elemental trilogy.

In this film, a young girl with polio, Lenny, narrates the story through the voice of her adult self. She is from a wealthy Parsi family who hopes to remain neutral to the rising tensions between Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims in her neighborhood. She is adored and protected by her parents and is cared for by Shanta, her Ayah (maid). Shanta is part...

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2017 Nov 14

Materials Lab Workshop: Dutch Old Master Drawing Materials and Techniques

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

The 16th and 17th centuries witnessed an explosion of subject matter in Dutch art—from life studies and landscapes to genre scenes of peasant life, as well as more traditional historical subjects. Artists experimented with a range of drawing materials and techniques, including black chalk, pen and ink, and metal point, often favoring a particular material for a chosen topic. In chalk, Hendrick Goltzius found the perfect medium to render the subtleties of musculature and softness of flesh. With fine quill pen and ink, Jacques de Gheyn II captured minute details he observed in the natural...

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2017 Nov 06

What about Revolution? Three Lectures on Aesthetic Practices after 1917

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

On the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, this lecture series brings to campus three internationally distinguished historians of modern art to discuss the role that artists and filmmakers played in the revolutionary reorganization of social relations in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and ’30s. How did their utopian imagination take on spatial and pictorial form? How did their work help to engender processes of emancipation and social transformation? And what role has their example played in the intersection of radical aesthetics and leftist politics ever since?

This...

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2017 Nov 04

Dutch Drawings on the Horizon: A Day of Talks in Honor of George S. Abrams

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

This symposium brings together international experts on 17th-century Dutch drawings in honor of George S. Abrams (Harvard College ’54, Harvard Law ’57). Mr. Abrams and his late wife, Maida, pioneered the collecting of Dutch drawings in the United States and have been a unifying force for study and scholarship in the field. Their generous gift of 110 works in 1999 transformed the Harvard Art Museums’ Dutch drawings collection into one of the most comprehensive in any U.S. museum. Speakers will use the vast breadth and depth of the Abrams Collection as a touchstone for discussing the...

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2017 Nov 02

Formal Forms

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Using the poetic sermon, artist Theaster Gates will share a monologue on the creation of temporary and semi-permanent structures as a necessary part of his practice.

Whether it is the creation of intellectual property entities or joint ventures that allow shared ideation and ensure long-term commitments to a project, Gates will unpack the messy work associated with doing large city projects and administratively complicated works of “art.”

Born in 1973, Theaster Gates lives and works in his hometown of Chicago. His art focuses on space theory and land development,...

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2017 Nov 01

Encyclopedia or Kaleidoscope? When Private Philosophy Chambers Go Public

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In this lecture, James Delbourgo, associate professor of the history of science and the Atlantic World at Rutgers University, reflects on the restaging of Harvard’s Philosophy Chamber and asks what kind of museological value lies in undoing the specialization of knowledge to return to the universal: does it reconstitute an enlightened encyclopedism or ignite a chain reaction of kaleidoscopic juxtapositions? Given the apparent contrast between secretive early modern universalism and the public character of modern specialized knowledge, what does it mean to restage private philosophy...

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2017 Dec 08

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2017

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

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

Location: 

Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts, 02134

More than fifty artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year. It’s the perfect place to find Mother’s Day gifts! Free cups made by the exhibitors will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis during the Opening Reception on Thursday, and work is restocked throughout the weekend.

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2017 Dec 07

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2017 Reception

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts, 02134

More than fifty artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year. It’s the perfect place to find Mother’s Day gifts! Free cups made by the exhibitors will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis during the Opening Reception on Thursday, and work is restocked throughout the weekend. 

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2017 Oct 14

Traffic Skills 101

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Oct 15 2017 .
10:00am to 1:00pm

10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Travis St Facility, 28 Travis St, Allston MA 02134

This Traffic Skills 101 Cycling Education Course is a fast-paced, two-day class that provides cyclists with the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. We will cover the basics of bike maintenance, rules of the road, on-bike skills, and crash avoidance techniques. This class is a prerequisite for becoming a certified League Cycling Instructor from the League of American Bicyclists.

Join us Saturday, October 14, 10a-1pm for an indoor session, and Sunday, October 15, 10am-1pm for an outdoor session on the bike and a written test....

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2017 Oct 04

Green Transportation Celebration

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza

Join us on the Science Center Plaza for our annual event to celebrate and promote the many sustainable options for commuting to and around campus! Practice using the Harvard shuttle bike racks, get a free bike safety check from Quad Bikes, register your bike with HUPD, get familiar with Hubway, learn about the great things happening with CommuterChoice, Transportation Services, Office for Sustainability, and the City of Cambridge.

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2017 Sep 05

Crimson Toastmasters Club

Repeats every month on the 3 of October, 1 times . Also includes Tue Sep 19 2017.
12:30pm to 1:30pm

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Room 610, 6th Floor, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA

We are a group of Harvard University staff, graduate students, and faculty members who meet to practice public speaking.  Meet every first and third Tuesday of each month from 1-2 p.m.  Learn more.

We invite anyone from the Harvard community to visit our upcoming meetings. Read the FAQs and How It Works.

2017 Nov 15

Email Management

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Lamont Library, room B-30

This workshop will introduce a variety of methods and tips for gaining control of your e-mail. Learn how to identify different types of email by applying the University’s General Records Schedule so you know what to keep and what to delete. Master your inbox!

To register visit the Records Management website, or call us at 617-495-5961.

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2017 Nov 01

Out of Sight: Off-site Records Storage

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Lamont Library, room B-30

Reduce clutter! This workshop will show you how to send records to off-site storage at the Records Center. We cover everything from how to assemble and pack a box to how to complete the deposit paperwork. Learn how to how to set up an account, identify records eligible for storage, pack and label boxes correctly, complete the paperwork and expedite your records deposits, and recall records back to your office. We also cover approved records destruction.

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