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2019 Jul 24

Tour: The Bauhaus and Harvard

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us for an in-depth tour of our special exhibition The Bauhaus and Harvard, on view from February 8 to July 28, 2019.

The Bauhaus and Harvard exhibition—mounted in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany—presents nearly 200 works by more than 70 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. Founded in 1919 and closed just 14 years later, the Bauhaus was...

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2019 Jul 20

Tour: Hans Arp’s Constellations II

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us for an in-depth tour of the exhibition Hans Arp’s Constellations II, on view from February 8 to July 28, 2019, by exhibition curator Melissa Venator, the Stefan Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum.

This exhibition presents the room-sized wall relief Constellations II, by Alsatian artist and poet Hans Arp (1886–1966). On public...

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2019 Jul 09

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

Lynette Roth, the Head of the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, will give this gallery talk.

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 conjunction with the exhibition The Bauhaus and Harvard (...

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2019 Jun 29

Tour: The Bauhaus and Harvard

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us for an in-depth tour of our special exhibition The Bauhaus and Harvard, on view from February 8 to July 28, 2019.

The Bauhaus and Harvard exhibition—mounted in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany—presents nearly 200 works by more than 70 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. Founded in 1919 and closed just 14 years later, the Bauhaus was...

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2019 Jun 12

Art Museum Members Tour

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 Jun 11

Gallery Talk: Ruth Asawa’s Student Exercises from Black Mountain College

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Bridget Hinz, curatorial assistant for special exhibitions and publications in the Division of Modern and Contemporary art at the Harvard Art Museums, will give this talk.

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition The Bauhaus and Harvard (February 8–July 28, 2019), the talk will discuss Ruth Asawa’s exercises from her years as a student at Black Mountain College, where she studied with former Bauhaus master Josef Albers.

Free with museums admission....

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2019 May 21

Gallery Talk: Jade in the Lab

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Katherine Eremin, the Patricia Cornwell Senior Conservation Scientist, and 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.

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...

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2019 May 07

Gallery Talk: Metal Detection

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Miriam Stewart, curator of the collection in the Division of European and American Art, 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 required....

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2019 May 01

Gallery Talk: Who Owns the World? Art & Politics in the Weimar Republic

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Lynette Roth, the Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum and head of the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, 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...

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2019 May 21

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Conference

(All day)

Location: 

Farkas Hall and the Smith Campus Center

Learn more here: https://dibconference.harvard.edu

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dib-conference-2019-registration-59350291319?aff=Opencall

We are bringing together Harvard staff who are on the ground level of diversity work to exchange ideas, share action steps, and build a support network and we want you to join us!

This inaugural conference will host speakers, panels, networking,...

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2019 Apr 25

FAS Diversity Conference: A Decade of Dialogue

8:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Over the last ten years, the FAS Diversity Dialogue Series has sparked conversation about diversity, equality and inclusion in the FAS community and beyond. Join us for a retrospective look at diversity and inclusion, a discussion of current issues, and practical guidance on how we can move toward greater inclusion and belonging at Harvard.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Tim Wise, prominent anti-racism writer, educator, and activist. A moderated discussion with Tim will be led by Renee Graham, an...

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2019 May 30

Free Admission Day for Harvard Commencement

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 Harvard Commencement.

Explore the collections galleries and discover masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and more. Visit works by internationally recognized contemporary artists such as Kara Walker, Ai Weiwei, and Kerry James Marshall, and check out the Bauhaus and...

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2019 May 29

Free Admission Day for Harvard Class 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 Harvard Class Day.

Explore the collections galleries and discover masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and more. Visit works by internationally recognized contemporary artists such as Kara Walker, Ai Weiwei, and Kerry James Marshall, and check out the Bauhaus and Harvard...

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2019 May 28

Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In 1930, Ellery Sedgwick (1872–1960), owner and editor of The Atlantic Monthly, traveled from Boston to Japan, where he encountered an extraordinary 13th-century sculpture of Prince Shōtoku at Age Two. Sedgwick ultimately acquired the sculpture of Prince Shōtoku, who is regarded as the founder of Buddhism in Japan. When the sculpture arrived in the United States in 1937, a visiting Japanese conservator discovered that it contained an extraordinary cache of more than 70 dedicatory objects. It has taken over 80 years to begin to unlock the complex secrets of this princely...

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2019 May 16

Gallery Talk: Happy Birthday, Walter Gropius!

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In honor of Gropius’s 136th birthday (on May 18), learn more about his fascinating life and work in this special talk in the galleries of The Bauhaus and Harvard (February 8–July 28, 2019) exhibition. Melissa Venator, the Stefan Engelhorn Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, will give this gallery talk.

Walter Gropius’s accomplishments as a modernist architect were eclipsed only by his visionary contributions to art education. After founding the Bauhaus...

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