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2019 Nov 06

Louisiana Medley: The Social Justice Photography of Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In conjunction with the exhibition Winslow Homer: Eyewitness, New Orleans–based photographers Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun will discuss their decades-long, expansive documentary work that explores criminal and environmental justice, the history of slavery, and African American life and culture in the American South. They will be joined in conversation by Makeda Best, the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, and John Stauffer, the Sumner R...

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2019 Oct 25

Art Study Center Seminar: Rembrandt and the Interactive Arts of Drawing and Etching

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In this seminar, Joanna S. Seidenstein, the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation Curatorial Fellow in the Division of European and American Art, will explore Rembrandt’s drawings and prints, focusing on his interest in the social and psychological dynamics of viewing—and interacting with—art. 

From the beginning of his career, Rembrandt cultivated a highly sophisticated audience of collectors and fellow artists. His studio became an important space for viewing and discussing art and art making. The works he produced—from quick sketches to etchings made for wide circulation—...

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2019 Oct 21

Film: Voices of the Rainforest with Steven Feld

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In partnership with Documentary Educational Resources (DER), a center for documentary anthropology and ethnographic film based in nearby Watertown, the Harvard Art Museums present the new documentary Voices of the Rainforest, in 7.1 surround sound.

Directed and produced by acclaimed ethnomusicologist Steven Feld, Voices of the Rainforest is an experiential documentary about the ecological and aesthetic coevolution of Papua New Guinea’s Bosavi rainforest region and its inhabitants. Through sound and image, the film...

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2019 Oct 11

Art Study Center Seminar: Hot on the Trail of the Artisan—Workshop Practices in 18th- and 19th-Century European Porcelain Manufactories

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Gabriella Szalay, the Renke B. and Pamela M. Thye Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Tony Sigel, senior conservator of objects and sculpture in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, will trace some of the “clues” that have been left behind by the artisans who worked in the great porcelain manufactories of 18th- and 19th-century Europe. Szalay and Sigel will share how technical analysis, such as X-radiography, helped to decipher clues found in a range of porcelain works from the collections.

The seminar will take place in the Art Study...

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2019 Sep 27

Art Study Center Seminar: “Avant-Garde” Ceramics in 15th-Century Korea

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In this seminar, Soyoung Lee, the Landon and Lavinia Clay Chief Curator at the Harvard Art Museums and a specialist in Korean art, will explore the bold aesthetics and the socio-economic circumstances that led to a new genre of ceramics created on the Korean peninsula during the 15th and 16th centuries. Known by the modern term punch’ŏng ware, these ceramics are defined by their experimental surface decoration of white-slip coating and often abstract or whimsical design. They possess an enduring appeal for the contemporary art lover.

The seminar will take...

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2019 Sep 25

Candida Höfer: Turks in Germany 1979

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Renowned artist Candida Höfer (b. 1944) is best known for her large-format photographs of vacant, sober, and highly detailed interiors. One of her earliest series, however, focused on “guest workers” who joined West Germany’s labor force after World War II. In this lecture, the artist will discuss the photographic series, titled Turks in Germany 1979. The work is featured in our current special exhibition Crossing Lines, Constructing...

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2019 Sep 24

Gallery Talk: What’s in That Box?

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

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 contributors.

Free with museums admission. Gallery talks are limited to 15 people and tickets...

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2019 Sep 19

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

Lynette Roth, head of the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, and the Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, will give this gallery talk.

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.

Our galleries are full of stories—this series of drop-in talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight...

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2019 Sep 17

Materials Lab Workshop: Shadow/Substance—Paper Cutting and Kara Walker

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

This workshop takes inspiration from the art of Kara Walker, whose U.S.A. Idioms will be on view at the Harvard Art Museums through October 2019. This monumental collage, made with Sumi ink on newsprint, sheds new light on the themes of race and history that Walker has explored throughout her long career, including in an extensive body of work featuring silhouettes and other forms of cut paper.

Mary Schneider Enriquez, the Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and...

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2019 Sep 11

Harvard Student Late Night

8:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Bring your HUID and head to the museums to kick off the year with art, fun, food, friends, and more.

Visit our special exhibition Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art, listen to the museums in new ways with sound design by DJ Saskia, explore the collections with a Student Guide, meet your Student Board, and pick up an application for our undergraduate student...

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2019 Sep 05

Opening Celebration: Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us to celebrate the opening of Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art, on view September 6, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

In light of contemporary global crises, how are curators today working in new ways to integrate historical contexts, make connections between artistic practice and subject matter, and foster dialogue with audiences? Curators Makeda Best and Mary...

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2019 Oct 24

2020 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair - Longwood Campus

2:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

TMEC Atrium, 260 Longwood Ave, Boston MA

From medical plans to flexible spending accounts to insurance, learn more about your benefit options when you attend one of our Benefits Fairs. Don’t miss out on your once-a-year opportunity to review and change your annual benefit elections. Stop by for special giveaways, raffle prizes, and more!

Learn about, compare, and select coverage for:

•    Medical
•    Dental
•    Vision Care
•    Life Insurance
•    Flexible Spending Accounts
•    Identity Theft Protection
•...

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2019 Oct 22

2020 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair - Cambridge

11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

Smith Campus Center, 75 Mt. Auburn St, 2nd Floor

From medical plans to flexible spending accounts to insurance, learn more about your benefit options when you attend one of our Benefits Fairs. Don’t miss out on your once-a-year opportunity to review and change your annual benefit elections. Stop by for special giveaways, raffle prizes, and more!

Learn about, compare, and select coverage for:

•    Medical
•    Dental
•    Vision Care
•    Life Insurance
•    Flexible Spending Accounts
•    Identity Theft Protection
•...

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2019 Oct 21

2020 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair - HBS Publishing

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

HBS Publishing, 20 Guest St, Brighton MA

From medical plans to flexible spending accounts to insurance, learn more about your benefit options when you attend one of our Benefits Fairs. Don’t miss out on your once-a-year opportunity to review and change your annual benefit elections. Stop by for special giveaways, raffle prizes, and more!

Learn about, compare, and select coverage for:

•    Medical
•    Dental
•    Vision Care
•    Life Insurance
•    Flexible Spending Accounts
•    Identity Theft Protection
•...

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