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2017 Mar 20

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, Cambridge MA

Melissa Venator, the Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 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 installation...

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2017 Mar 14

Gallery Talk: Race and Citizenship

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Makeda Best, the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, will give today’s gallery talk.

Offered during the first 100 days of the new U.S. administration, these talks look closely at selected works from across the collections and from around the world to consider questions of political power and activism, human rights and planetary consciousness, national borders and global citizenship, and the role of the arts in various historical contexts.

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

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2017 Mar 13

Gallery Talk: The Materiality of Mourning (in Spanish)

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

Jerónimo Duarte Riascos, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, will give a gallery talk in Spanish about the special exhibition Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning, on view from November 4, 2016 to April 9, 2017.

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.

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2017 Mar 09

Modern Art in Technicolor: Art, Film, and American Identity

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

Focusing on postwar American art and film, this series examines the formation of national identity. Each screening pairs a work from the museums’ modern and contemporary art collection with a film that speaks to its concerns. As in any dialogue, the conversation goes both ways: as the chosen artworks reveal hidden complexities in apparently simple films, the selected films use narrative to tease out and make apparent the aesthetic and social ambitions of art. The series is programmed by Harmon Siegel, a Ph.D. student in the History of Art and Architecture program at Harvard.

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2017 Mar 09

Midday Organ Recital: Harvard Organ Society

Repeats every 2 weeks every Thursday until Thu Mar 23 2017 .
12:15pm to 12:45pm

12:15pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, Adolphus Busch Hall, 29 Kirkland Street Cambridge MA

At this recital, members of the Harvard Organ Society will perform on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ. Audience members are invited to lunch quietly while listening.

Free admission

Presented by the Harvard Organ Society in collaboration with the Harvard Art Museums and Memorial Church.

 

2017 Mar 04

An Afternoon with Filmmaker Deborah Stratman

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

Deborah Stratman is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker interested in landscapes and systems. Much of her work points to the relationships between physical environments and human struggles for power and control that play out on the land. Recent projects have addressed freedom, expansionism, surveillance, sonic warfare, public speech, ghosts, sinkholes, levitation, propagation, Orthoptera, raptors, comets, and faith. She has exhibited internationally at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre Pompidou, Hammer Museum, Mercer Union, Witte de With, and the Whitney Biennial...

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2017 Mar 06

Harvard Treasures Tour: Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute/Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Yard, 3 James Street Cambridge MA

Research librarian Diana Carey and photo archivist Joanne Donovan, from the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, will lead this tour of the library’s photography exhibition Catching the Wave: Photographs of the Women’s Movement.

$5 for members. Registration required. There is a strict capacity of 15 participants for this tour. Due to the limited capacity, we cannot accommodate non-member guests.

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2017 Mar 22

A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma: Culture, Connection, and Citizenship in a Time of Change

5:00pm

Location: 

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

Culture, Connection, and Citizenship in a Time of Change featuring Ma and members of the Silk Road Ensemble in a lecture/presentation beginning at 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 22 in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall on the Harvard University campus. The lecture is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

2017 Apr 29

Family Walk: Barking up the Right Tree

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

Explore and learn about the variety of bark found on many trees of the Arboretum. Children and their families will participate in a “Mystery Bark” activity using blindfolds (not required) and their sense of touch!  A scavenger hunt sheet will also be distributed so families can linger on the grounds for more exploration after the walk.One adult may bring a maximum of three children; suitable for children ages four through eight.

Meet at the Centre Street Gate.

For cancellation due to inclement weather, call 617-384-5209

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2017 Apr 29

Birding 101!

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat May 06 2017 . Also includes Sun May 07 2017, Sat May 20 2017.
8:00am to 9:30am

8:00am to 9:30am
8:00am to 9:30am
8:00am to 9:30am

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

This spring, join a great birder on four great walks. Catch a glimpse of migrating birds as they fly to breeding grounds. This 90 minute walk is good for beginners as well as more experienced birders. Bring binoculars if you have them; some binoculars will be available to share. Choose one or sign up for more!

See map for Meeting Locations: 
Sat. April 29: Arborway Gate
Sat. May 6: Peters Hill Gate
Sun. May 7: South Street Gate, Bussey Brook Meadow, co-...

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2017 Apr 18

The Genius of Birds

7:00pm to 8:15pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Acclaimed science and nature writer Jennifer Ackerman shares stories about her travels and cutting-edge research on the newly discovered brilliance of birds. Learn how birds craft and use tools, solve complex problems, sing to one another in regional accents, make sophisticated navigational decisions, demonstrate astonishing feats of memory, deceive one another, eavesdrop, give gifts, and even kiss to console. Discover the intelligent behavior of birds evident in our backyards, parks, city streets, and country skies around the world. The Genius of Birds will be available...

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2017 Apr 17

The New American Chestnut

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Much work has gone into attempting to bring back the American chestnut (Castanea dentata), decimated by the exotic chestnut blight fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica) beginning in the late 1800s. Breeding by crossing and back-crossing with Japanese and Chinese species has produced positive results, but genetic engineering is proving more viable. William A. Powell, involved in transgenic research that has produced a tree that is 99.999% American chestnut, will speak about this work and the possibilities for reviving a species once ubiquitous in eastern North American forests.
 

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2017 Apr 11

The Songs of Trees

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Award-winning teacher and writer David George Haskell expands his focus from one square meter (The Forest Unseen) to the expansive networked communities of life as observed in the presence of trees around the world. A keen observer of all living things, Haskell brings together ecological understanding with poetic narrative as he describes discoveries from root to branch tip, from one specimen to a forest of collaborators. Join us as Haskell expounds upon webs of connections that weave through the environment, human nature, science, and ethics. His book, The Songs of Trees...

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2017 Apr 09

Learn to Observe: Tree Spotters Citizen Science

2:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

With nearly 4,000 different kinds of plants represented in the Arboretum’s living collections, every day presents rich opportunities to see something new. If you enjoy learning about plants and their unique characteristics, you can contribute to science as a participant in our Tree Spotters program. This citizen science project opens a window into the Arboretum’s phenology: the timing of natural events, such as the leafing out and flowering of trees in the spring and changing foliage colors in the fall. Your observations will assist Arboretum scientists in their studies of the effects of a...

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