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January 6, 2020
Advance a workplace skill at the Center for Workplace Development (CWD)! Click here to see spring class offerings; trainings range from 2-hours to multi-day. CWD provides tools, programs, coaching, and consulting to Harvard employees and administrative and faculty leaders to achieve individual and organizational effectiveness.
2020 Jan 27

Plaza WinterFest 2020

12:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza

Beginning Monday, January 27, 2020 the Harvard community is invited to the Science Center Plaza to find warmth through the coldest months of the year during Harvard Common Spaces' fourth annual Plaza WinterFest.

Play free ice lane games including curling, shuffleboard, and bowling, along with classic year-round games like giant chess, ping pong, foosball, and cornhole. Enjoy ample seating, fire pits to warm up and roast marshmallows, and try the many treats available for purchase through the Common Spaces food truck program. S’mores supplies and hot chocolate will also be sold...

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2020 Feb 18

School's Out Vacation Camp - February 2020

Tue Feb 18 (All day) to Fri Feb 21 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard University

Harvard offers a School Vacation Camp program to give parents options during the February and April public-school vacation weeks and one hard-to-cover week at the end of the summer. The program generally runs on three campuses: Cambridge, the Longwood Medical Area, and the Harvard Business School.

The program is open to the children, ages 5 to 12, grades K to 6, of benefits-eligible faculty and staff on a regular Harvard payroll.

Please note that due to space constraints, there are a limited number of spots.

Next session will be February 18 - 21st, 2020...

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2020 Feb 27

HUECU Webinar: Personal Finance Summit

12:00pm to 12:30pm

Location: 

Online

Down payment? Closing cost? Lawyer fees? Moving costs? Join us to hear savings recommendations from our home loan experts. We will discuss how much and where to save for your home. Open to the Harvard University community, including affiliated teaching hospitals and non-members. This webinar is part of HUECU's Personal Online Summit happening February 27th. Additional topics listed on www.huecu.org/summit.

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2020 Feb 13

Opening Celebration - Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Special Event - M. Victor Leventritt Lecture

Join us to celebrate the opening of Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection, on view at the Harvard Art Museums from February 14 through July 26, 2020.

Timon Screech, professor of the history of art at SOAS University of London, will present a lecture titled “Into the Kaleidoscope: Painting in Edo Japan.” Curator Rachel Saunders and professor Yukio Lippit will...

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2020 Feb 07

Reading the Fine Print

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join student guide May Wang on this special hour-long tour to rediscover the artistic, material, and musical influences behind Taddeo di Bartolo’s Virgin and Child with Angels. Following an investigation of the painting’s iconography, May and her colleagues from the Harvard University Choir will bring the painting to life by performing the hymn featured within it.

Offered by:
May Wang, Ho Family Student Guide

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

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2020 Jan 31

Unpacking the Amazon Myth

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join student guide Paul Tamburro to explore the mythological iconography on a Roman sarcophagus and what it reveals about ancient Roman politics and conceptions of the “other.” In addition to “unpacking” the story behind the carvings on this Amazon “box,” this hour-long talk will investigate the object’s rich production and acquisition history. 

Offered by:
Paul Tamburro, Ho Family Student Guide

Free with museum admission. This tour is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the tour, tickets will become available...

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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.

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