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2019 Jun 12

Growing Woody Plants from Softwood Cuttings

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 10 at 10:00pm
Hydrangea and Cherry and Willow, oh my! Join Manager of Plant Production Tiffany Enzenbacher to learn how to propagate woody plants from summer cuttings. Students will collect and stick cuttings of several landscape plants. Cuttings will be rooted at the greenhouse to be retrieved later for transplanting into the registrant’s garden or potted up into small containers. Fee for all materials is included in the cost of the class. Students should bring their own pruners and dress for the weather. Limited to 10; register early.... Read more about Growing Woody Plants from Softwood Cuttings
2019 Jun 04

Tree Mob™! What Tilia Can Tell Us

4:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Dr. Elizabeth (Lizzie) M. Wolkovich, Associate Professor of Forest & Conservation Sciences at University of British Columbia, returns to the Arnold Arboretum for a phenology update. She will discuss how leafing times, flowering times, and fruiting times are related — or if there isn't really much of a relationship for some trees — and why it matters. Meet on Peters Hill at Acc. #1323-82*A Tilia americana(American basswood), a species on the Peters Hill Tree Spotters route, on Wednesday, June 5th at 4:30pm. Park along Bussey Street, keeping your tires off the sidewalk,...

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2019 Sep 18

Harvard Art Museum Members Tour

Repeats every month on the 18 of September until Wed Sep 18 2019 .
9:00am to 10:00am

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Members are invited to discover the Harvard Art Museums collections during a special curator-led tour through select galleries, held outside the museums’ public hours.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please register here.

This event is complimentary for members. If you’re not yet a member, you can join here.

2019 Jul 25

Gallery Talk: Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Angela Chang, assistant director, conservator of objects and sculpture, and head of the objects laboratory in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, will give this gallery talk. The talk will highlight recent discoveries about this significant 13th-century Japanese icon, Prince Shōtoku at Age Two, currently featured in the exhibition Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within...

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2019 Jul 17

Harvard Art Museum Members Tour

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Members are invited to discover the Harvard Art Museums collections during a special curator-led tour through select galleries, held outside the museums’ public hours.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please register here.

This event is complimentary for members. If you’re not yet a member, you can join here.

2019 Jul 13

Tour: Japan on Paper

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us for an in-depth tour of our exhibition Japan on Paper, on view May 25 through August 11, 2019 in the University Study Gallery on Level 3.

Japanese woodblock prints, with their sophisticated designs and bold planes of color, have long attracted viewers and inspired Western artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Mary Cassatt. These technically refined and aesthetically exciting prints were among the earliest works of Asian art acquired by the Harvard Art Museums, first...

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2019 Jul 10

Contemporary Drawing: A Conversation with Tony Lewis and Matt Saunders

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In this lecture, Tony Lewis, a Chicago-based artist, and Matt Saunders, an artist and the Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities at Harvard, will discuss various practices and techniques of drawing. Considering their own work, Lewis and Saunders will explore some of the unique questions that the fugitive medium of drawing poses to contemporary audiences.

The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 5:30pm.

Free admission, but seating is limited. Tickets will be...

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2019 Jul 06

Tour: Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us for an in-depth tour of our exhibition Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within, on view May 25 through August 11, 2019 in the University Teaching Gallery on Level 3. Offered jointly by Rachel Saunders, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Associate Curator of Asian Art, and conservators from the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, the tour will highlight the collaborative effort to interpret this unique ensemble from both inside out—and outside in—presenting...

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2019 Jun 27

Gallery Talk: Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Rachel Saunders, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Associate Curator of Asian Art, will give this gallery talk. The talk will highlight recent discoveries about this significant 13th-century Japanese icon, Prince Shōtoku at Age Two, currently featured in the exhibition Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within, on view May 25 through August 11, 2019 in the University Teaching Gallery on Level 3...

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2019 Jun 26

Materials Lab Workshop: Drypoint Printing with Noriko Saitō

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

This workshop is led by contemporary Japanese artist Noriko Saitō, who crafts lively, whimsical drypoint prints. Her monumental monochrome print Mori yo! (Hey, Forest!), on view in the current exhibition Japan on Paper, exemplifies Saitō’s playful, expressive approach to the drypoint medium, which she uses to capture her day-to-day experiences. While part of a rich tradition of printmaking in Japan, Saitō’s work represents a deeply personal approach to drypoint printing...

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2019 Jun 26

Cambridge Open Archives

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

The Harvard Art Museums Archives is participating in Cambridge Open Archives, an annual event that offers the rare chance to visit a number of unique archives and collecting agencies in Cambridge. In the Art Study Center, select archival photographs, correspondence, and objects documenting the history of the museums’ teaching mission and its wider impact in the United States will be on display for close examination. Archives staff will be on hand to share the stories behind the materials.

The Art Study Center is located on Level 4. No appointment is necessary during open hours...

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2019 Jun 25

Gallery Talk: Introduction to the Dark Arts—Ancient Egyptian Magic

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 are...

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2019 Jun 20

Gallery Talk: Paper Monuments—Commemorating Pasts and Constructing Futures

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Thea Goldring, a Ph.D. candidate in the history of art and architecture at Harvard University and a graduate student intern in the Division of European and American Art at the Harvard Art Museums, 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...

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2019 Jun 06

Gallery Talk: Japan on Paper

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Jun 13 2019 . Also includes Wed Jul 10 2019, Tue Aug 06 2019.
12:30pm to 1:00pm

12:30pm to 1:00pm
12:30pm to 1:00pm
12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Helen Swift, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, will give this gallery talk. The talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Japan on Paper, on view May 25 through August 11, 2019 in the University Study Gallery on Level 3.

Japan on Paper features almost 50 works spanning the history of Japanese woodblock printing, from the 17th through the 20th century; these include single-sheet prints, luxury surimono...

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