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2018 May 26

Science and the Arboretum in the 1800s

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Today, the Arboretum is a place of research as well as education and enjoyment. Scientists from around the world take advantage of the diverse and extensive collections throughout the landscape. How did scientists use the Arboretum in the 1800s to advance scientific ideas when the Arboretum was in its infancy? And how did those ideas further the discoveries and ideas that continue in the present?

In case of inclement weather, please call 617 384-5209.

Free, registration is requested at my.arboretum.harvard.edu...

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2018 May 20

Tree Identification Primer

Repeats every month on the 24 of June, 1 times .
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Trees and shrubs can be challenging to identify, but as the saying goes, “…you will love only what you understand…” (Baba Dioum). So why not expand the number of trees and shrubs you become aware of and can identify? In this session, Cat Chamberlain will lead you through the Arnold Arboretum to practice using dichotomous keys, plant presses, and other tools often used in field research. This casual journey through the landscape will allow you to familiarize yourself with and appreciate the flora that surrounds you. Dress for learning in the landscape and bring a magnifier lens if you...

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2018 May 19

The Spirit Books: Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

May 4 – July 22, 2018

Opening Reception, Saturday, May 19, 1:00-3:00pm

Artist Talk, Saturday, June 2, 3:00-4:00pm

LocationHunnewell Building

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord's Spirit Books will be displayed in the Hunnewell Building's Visitor Center. These art books reveal Gaylord's connection between the inherent spirituality and mystery of nature with the long-standing tradition of books... Read more about The Spirit Books: Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord
2018 May 12

Family Hike - Pond Dipping at the Arboretum!

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Guide, Arnold Arboretum Volunteer
10:00am-11:00am
Saturday, May 12 2018
Location: Hunnewell Building

SOLD OUT!

Join an Arboretum volunteer to discover the Arboretum on guided hikes for families. This walk will feature the vibrant ecosystem found in Dawson Pond. 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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2018 May 19

Impressions of Woody Plants: Disjunction, Two Artists, and the Arnold Arboretum

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Copper Etchings by Bobbi Angell and Watercolor Paintings by Beverly Duncan

The word disjunction, defined as the relationship between two distinct alternatives, can be applied to botanical artists Bobbi Angell and Beverly Duncan: their media--copper and watercolor, their plant focuses--exotic and native, their backgrounds--botany and art. In the end though, as in this Arnold Arboretum exhibition, it is all about the wonder of woody plants, and the artists' approaches to creating images.

Angell is attracted to unusual, cultivated specimens due to her...

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2018 May 22

The Arnold Arboretum and China

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

The Arnold Arboretum began collaborating with scientists and plant experts in China in 1907 with the first Arboretum-sponsored expedition by famed plant explorer Ernest Henry Wilson. Join us at the Weld Hill Research Building on May 22 at 6:00pm for a special event and reception celebrating the history and successes of this longtime partnership to explore, collect, and preserve China's rich biodiversity. View specimens from our Bonsai & Penjing Collection, see highlights of the documentary Chinese Wilson, and view then-and-now...

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2018 Jun 02

Gallery Talk: Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55

10:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Lynette Roth, the Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum and curator of the Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55 exhibition, 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....

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2018 May 31

Gallery Talk: The Renovation and Expansion Project

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us for an architectural tour that will stop on all of the Harvard Art Museums’ public floors, led by Peter Atkinson, director of facilities planning and management. You will hear about the history of the building, which is registered on the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as learn more about the concepts behind and execution of our eight-year renovation and expansion project.

Note that this tour will last 60 minutes.

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

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2018 May 29

Gallery Talk: Pigments of Imagination

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Cabelle Ahn, a Ph.D. candidate in the history of art and architecture at Harvard, 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.

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

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2018 May 26

Gallery Talk: Realism and Abstraction in Postwar Photography

10:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Caitlin Dalton, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History of Art &Architecture at Boston University and contributor to the Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55 exhibition catalogue, will give today’s gallery talk. The exhibition is on view February 9, 2018–June 3, 2018.

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten...

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2018 May 24

Gallery Talk: Dresden in the 18th Century

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Elizabeth Rudy, the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Associate Curator of Prints, 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...

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2018 May 23

Gallery Talk: Survivor’s Remorse

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Jessica Bardsley, the Agnes Mongan Curatorial Fellow in the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, will give this gallery talk related to the exhibition A.K. Burns: Survivor’s Remorse, on view May 19, 2018–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 become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the...

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2018 May 18

Free Admission Day for Art Museum Day and International Museum Day

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

The Harvard Art Museums will offer free admission to all visitors today, in celebration of Art Museum Day and International Museum Day, organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

Explore the collections galleries of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums, and see the special exhibition Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–...

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2018 May 17

Gallery Talk: Rock Paintings by Liu Dan

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Yan Yang, curatorial assistant for the collection in the Division of Asian and Mediterranean 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...

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