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2019 May 02

The Human Swarm: How Societies Arise, Thrive, and Fall

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Public Lecture and Book Signing

Mark W. Moffett, Author and Photographer

Based on his new book, The Human Swarm: How Societies Arise, Thriveand Fall (Basic Books, April 2019), Moffett will discuss the social adaptations that bind societies and distinguish humans from other animal species. Drawing on findings in psychology, sociology, and anthropology, he explores how human society evolved from intimate chimp communities into sprawling civilizations of unrivaled complexity–and will...

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E-mail Management

March 20, 2019
This workshop on April 3 will introduce methods for gaining control of e-mail and managing it according to Harvard records policies as well as provide tips on how to organize your e-mail. Learn more here. Read more about E-mail Management
2019 Apr 14

Spring Into Health

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

Join in for a wake-up spring walk through the Arboretum's fabulous collections! With your guide, you will explore the less-traveled paths of the Arboretum on a brisk walk. You will get a chance to catch your breath and pause to hear about interesting plants along the way. Please dress appropriately.

In case of inclement weather, contact 617.384.5209.

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2019 Apr 04

Cultivating Wildness Where You Are

9:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Bussey Street Gate, Arnold Arboretum

Redirect your commute to the Arnold Arboretum for an exploratory journey into what wildness is, what it could be, and how it might be recovered in our daily lives. No matter if you live in the city or farther afield, exposure to natural elements and observation of other-than-human creatures can refresh your mind and fuel your soul. Gavin Van Horn will lead this landscape amble, interjecting readings and thoughts for finding wildness within and beyond self. Dress according to the weather and plan to walk approximately one mile, on and off trail, up and...

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2019 Mar 22

HPAC Career Conversations

2:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn Street, 6th Floor, Cambridge

You’re invited to an afternoon of networking with staff from Harvard Public Affairs & Communications! Learn about careers in digital storytelling, community engagement, media production, journalism, design, government relations, communications, marketing, and more.
Mocktails & snacks will be served! 

RSVP by email to Tamika Grady or 617.495.8073

2019 Apr 12

Film: Gropius Memory Palace

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Gropius Memory Palace (2017) is a portrait of the Fagus Factory in Alfeld, Germany, one of the earliest designs of Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius. The Fagus Factory opened in 1913 and remains in operation, continuing to make shoe lasts (wooden or plastic molds used in constructing shoes). It is also a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site and museum.

The film invites viewers to participate in a guided meditation exercise in which they construct a “memory palace” from the rooms of Walter Gropius’s iconic factory. This ancient technique engages a specific architectural...

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2019 Mar 28

Gallery Talk: Poetry, Painting, and the Plastic Arts

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Erica Lawton, staff assistant 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. Ten minutes...

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2019 Mar 28

Midday Organ Recital: Mitchell Crawford

12:15pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Mitchell Crawford, minister of Music at Old South Church in Boston, will perform.

Recitals are performed 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.

2019 Mar 21

Gallery Talk: Gesture / Geste

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Gabriella Szalay, the Renke B. and Pamela M. Thye Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and 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...

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2019 Mar 13

Rare and Beautiful Objects, New and Unexpected Findings: Revisiting Harvard’s Early Chinese Jades

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

More than 40 years after Max Loehr published the first comprehensive catalogue of the Grenville L. Winthrop collection of archaic Chinese jades, the Harvard Art Museums present a new book featuring highlights of the collection by Jenny F. So. To mark this new publication, So will share how her research and ideas have benefited from the nearly half-century of archaeological discoveries and technical investigations related to jade, and the surprises that came with hands-on object study. She will also discuss the broader questions raised by this new knowledge and their relevance in...

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2019 Mar 12

Gallery Talk: Pigments and Colors in Medieval Spain—Lluís Borrassà

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Cristina Morilla, associate paintings conservator 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 artists, technologists, and other contributors.

Free with museums admission. Gallery talks are limited to 15 people and...

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2019 Mar 08

Art and Competition in the Dutch Golden Age: Erasmus Lectures on the History and Civilization of the Netherlands and Flanders—Part 3

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In collaboration with the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, the Harvard Art Museums present Art and Competition in the Dutch Golden Age, a three-part lecture series delivered by Eric Jan Sluijter, professor emeritus at the University of Amsterdam and the 2019 Erasmus Lecturer in Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture.

About this program:
Rivals in Rendering Horror: Rembrandt, Rubens, and Tragedy

In several spectacular paintings of the 1630s, Rembrandt strove to surpass Peter Paul Rubens in...

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