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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 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 Feb 26

Grafting Woody Plants: Fruit Trees

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA
Grafting is the technique of joining parts of separate plants in such a manner that they unite and continue their growth as one. Learn basic principles of grafting with an overview of different types of dormant-season grafts. Arnold Arboretum propagator Sean Halloran will provide step-by-step instructions so that you can practice both cleft and side veneer grafts using apple root stock. Simple after-care will be required until planting out in springtime. Registrants will need to sign an Assumption of Risk and Release in order to participate in this class.
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2020 Feb 24

Directors Lecture Series: Food Waste Policy: Using Systems Change to Stop Squandering One of Our Greatest Resources

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

More than enough food is produced to feed every person, yet nearly 40% of food is wasted in the United States. This waste squanders our natural resources and has negative impacts on the environment and the economy. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic has been at the forefront nationally in terms of educating about the relevant laws, supporting innovative models to increase food recovery, and driving policy change at the federal, state, and local levels to align incentives to reduce food waste. Emily Broad Leib will share the key knowledge developed by FLPC, providing an...

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2020 Feb 16

Family Hike: Play in the Snow!

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building
Families need nature all year round! Meet inside the main gate at the Visitor Center. We will find a place to play together, making snow angels, snow humans, and more! Afterwards, families are invited to come inside the Lecture Hall to warm up with cookies and cocoa. Free and open to all, most suitable for children ages four through ten.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.
2020 Feb 16

Conifers in Winter

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Docent Robbie Apfel leads this winter walk in an exploration of the Arboretum's conifer collection. Beginning from the Bussey Street Gate, you will be introduced to the Arboretum's grand gymnosperms, learn the botany of conifers, and hear about Hemlock Hill's evolving ecosystem. This tour will also introduce you to native and non-native conifers in the winter landscape.

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

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

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