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2020 Jan 30

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

Is it an experimental lighting device, the subject of New Vision films and photographs, or a motorized kinetic sculpture? The Light Prop has expanded our definition of art for 90 years. Learn more about this fascinating object and see it in operation in this gallery talk, given by Lauren Hanson, the Stefan Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum.

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...

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2020 Jan 28

Gallery Talk: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join curatorial assistants Casey Monahan and Heather Linton on a walk through the galleries to discover creatures real and imagined.

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.

Offered by:
Casey Kane Monahan, Cunningham Curatorial...

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2020 Jan 23

Gallery Talk: Walk Like an Egyptian

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Fellow Jen Thum explores the basics of ancient Egyptian representation, including why their bodies seem to “walk like an Egyptian.”

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.

Offered by:
Jen Thum, Inga Maren Otto Curatorial Fellow,...

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2020 Jan 21

Gallery Talk: Ben Shahn’s Street Photography

1:25pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

This talk will focus on Ben Shahn’s photographs of the lively streets of American cities and towns during the 1930s.

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.

Offered by:
Katherine Mintie, John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Research...

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2020 Jan 17

Tour: The Architectural History of the Harvard Art Museums

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us for an hourlong architectural tour of the Harvard Art Museums, led by Peter Atkinson, director of facilities planning and management.

Recognized in the National Register of Historic Places, the Harvard Art Museums are a dynamic laboratory for the arts where teaching and research unite with world-class collections. The tour will begin in the historic Calderwood Courtyard, where the original 1927 Fogg Art Museum building, designed by Shepley Bullfinch, meets the contemporary design created by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and completed in 2014. As you explore...

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2020 Jan 16

Gallery Talk: An Homage to Darkness

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join curator Lynette Roth for a closer look at Chair Shadows #3 (1931), a recently acquired photograph by German artist Raoul Hausmann.

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.

Offered by:
Lynette Roth, Daimler...

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2020 Jan 14

Gallery Talk: Sargent Portrait for a Democratized Harvard?

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Fellow Camran Mani explores the contradictory pressures that shaped a John Singer Sargent portrait for an egalitarian student organization at Harvard, around 1902.

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.

Offered by:
Camran Mani,...

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2020 Jun 21

Family Hike: Insect Safari

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Families need nature all year round! Meet inside the main gate at 125 Arborway. We’ll use nets and bug boxes to find insects in the meadow and the woods. Go on a StoryWalk, get a tattoo, and look at insects under microscopes! Free and open to all.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.
2020 May 17

Family Hike: Flower Power

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Families need nature all year round! Meet inside the main gate at 125 Arborway. We’ll look at buds and blooms and learn how bees find flowers. Go on a StoryWalk, get a bee tattoo, and look at flowers under microscopes. Free and open to all.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.
2020 May 17

Introduction to Medicinal Plants

10:30am to 1:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Have you ever wanted to be able to separate medicinal plant facts from fiction? This introductory class, taught by two experts in the field of ethnobotany, will reveal essential connections between both the anthropological foundations and scientific principles underlying plant-derived drugs around the world. Knowledge will be built for the non-expert, atop four essential pillars of anthropology, botany, chemistry, and pharmacology. The class will be structured to include interactive classroom exercises, the making of a simple herbal remedy, and traditional lecture segments. Our learning...

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2020 Apr 21

Botany Club at the Arnold Arboretum

12:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

This is the first day of a 4 day session, running from Tuesday, April 21, to Friday, April 24. Ticket purchases are for the whole series.

Ana Maria Caballero, Nature Education Specialist, Arnold Arboretum

4 Sessions: Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri April 21, 22, 23, 24, 12:30–4:30pm

Location: Arnold Arboretum, Arborway Gate

Botany Club is an...

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2020 Apr 19

Family Hike: Welcome Back Redwing Blackbird

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Families need nature all year round! Meet inside the main gate at 125 Arborway. We’ll look for the beautiful Redwing blackbirds that return each spring to the meadow. Go on a StoryWalk, get a tattoo, listen to birdcalls, dress up and fly like a Redwing Blackbird! Free and open to all.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.
2020 Apr 09

Greenovation: Urban Leadership on climate Change

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Joan Fitzgerald, eminent urban policy scholar, argues that too many cities are implementing random acts of greenness that will do little to address the climate crisis. She instead calls for “greenovation” – using the city as a test bed for adopting and perfecting green technologies for more energy – efficient buildings, transportation, and infrastructure more broadly. Drawing on interviews with practitioners in more than 20 North American and European cities, she identifies the strategies and policies they are employing and shows how regional and national governments have supported or... Read more about Greenovation: Urban Leadership on climate Change
2020 Mar 15

Family Hike: Is It Spring Yet?

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Families need nature all year round! Meet inside the main gate at 125 Arborway. We’ll search for signs of spring along Meadow Road, looking for flowers, insects, birdsong, and more! Free and open to all.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.
2020 Mar 12

Holiday Houseplant Hangover

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Did you receive plants as gifts over the holidays? Are they looking a bit sad at this point and are you wondering whatever to do with them? Or are you simply a houseplant hoarder whose enthusiasm has waned with the winter months? If yes, let plant propagator and horticulturist Sean Halloran raise your plants—and your hopes—up a notch. Sean will share tips for getting your plants back on track to becoming home enhancements instead of embarrassments. In advance, email close-up photos of your plants and plant problems so that Sean can be sure to address specific horticultural challenges you may... Read more about Holiday Houseplant Hangover

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