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2019 Sep 19

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, head of the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, and the 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 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...

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2019 Sep 17

Materials Lab Workshop: Shadow/Substance—Paper Cutting and Kara Walker

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

This workshop takes inspiration from the art of Kara Walker, whose U.S.A. Idioms will be on view at the Harvard Art Museums through October 2019. This monumental collage, made with Sumi ink on newsprint, sheds new light on the themes of race and history that Walker has explored throughout her long career, including in an extensive body of work featuring silhouettes and other forms of cut paper.

Mary Schneider Enriquez, the Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and...

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2019 Sep 11

Harvard Student Late Night

8:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Bring your HUID and head to the museums to kick off the year with art, fun, food, friends, and more.

Visit our special exhibition Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art, listen to the museums in new ways with sound design by DJ Saskia, explore the collections with a Student Guide, meet your Student Board, and pick up an application for our undergraduate student...

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2019 Sep 05

Opening Celebration: Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us to celebrate the opening of Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art, on view September 6, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

In light of contemporary global crises, how are curators today working in new ways to integrate historical contexts, make connections between artistic practice and subject matter, and foster dialogue with audiences? Curators Makeda Best and Mary...

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2019 Oct 24

2020 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair - Longwood Campus

2:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

TMEC Atrium, 260 Longwood Ave, Boston MA

From medical plans to flexible spending accounts to insurance, learn more about your benefit options when you attend one of our Benefits Fairs. Don’t miss out on your once-a-year opportunity to review and change your annual benefit elections. Stop by for special giveaways, raffle prizes, and more!

Learn about, compare, and select coverage for:

•    Medical
•    Dental
•    Vision Care
•    Life Insurance
•    Flexible Spending Accounts
•    Identity Theft Protection
•...

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2019 Oct 22

2020 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair - Cambridge

11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

Smith Campus Center, 75 Mt. Auburn St, 2nd Floor

From medical plans to flexible spending accounts to insurance, learn more about your benefit options when you attend one of our Benefits Fairs. Don’t miss out on your once-a-year opportunity to review and change your annual benefit elections. Stop by for special giveaways, raffle prizes, and more!

Learn about, compare, and select coverage for:

•    Medical
•    Dental
•    Vision Care
•    Life Insurance
•    Flexible Spending Accounts
•    Identity Theft Protection
•...

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2019 Oct 21

2020 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair - HBS Publishing

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

HBS Publishing, 20 Guest St, Brighton MA

From medical plans to flexible spending accounts to insurance, learn more about your benefit options when you attend one of our Benefits Fairs. Don’t miss out on your once-a-year opportunity to review and change your annual benefit elections. Stop by for special giveaways, raffle prizes, and more!

Learn about, compare, and select coverage for:

•    Medical
•    Dental
•    Vision Care
•    Life Insurance
•    Flexible Spending Accounts
•    Identity Theft Protection
•...

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2019 Oct 16

2020 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair - HBS

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

HBS, Spangler Hall, Williams Room, Allston

From medical plans to flexible spending accounts to insurance, learn more about your benefit options when you attend one of our Benefits Fairs. Don’t miss out on your once-a-year opportunity to review and change your annual benefit elections. Stop by for special giveaways, raffle prizes, and more!

Learn about, compare, and select coverage for:

•    Medical
•    Dental
•    Vision Care
•    Life Insurance
•    Flexible Spending Accounts
•    Identity Theft Protection
•...

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2019 Nov 20

The Future of Immortality: Remaking Life and Death in Contemporary Russia

6:00pm

Location: 

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

The international transhumanist movement believes that humans can harness science and technology to transcend their physical and mental limitations. Some of its practitioners support cryonics and the creation of robotic bodies for future “consciousness transfer.” Drawing from her ethnographic work among Russian transhumanists and her recent book—The Future of Immortality (Princeton University Press, 2019)—Anya Bernstein will discuss the religious and philosophical roots of transhumanism in Russia dating back to the nineteenth century. She will also explore the current...

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2019 Nov 02

Day of the Dead Celebración Familiar/Family Celebration 2019

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology,11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Live music, Oaxacan wood carving, and festive decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee); sip spicy chocolate; make papel picado (cut paper banners), cempasúchil flowers, and other artwork; and write a message in any language you choose to place upon the community altar. The community altar art will be created by students at the Rafael Hernández Dual Language School in Boston.

Regular museum admission rates apply. No advance...

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2019 Nov 01

Day of the Dead Celebración Nocturna/Evening Celebration 2019

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, and enjoy live music.

Free and open to the public. Reservations required; request a reservation on this page starting Tuesday, October 1 at 9:00 AM. 

Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street...

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2019 Oct 29

Anthropology, Colonialism, and the Exploration of Indigenous Australia

6:00pm

Location: 

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

In 1938–1939, Harvard University funded an expedition to Australia aimed at understanding how colonization had affected Indigenous peoples and their physiology, and at informing government policy as it shifted from segregation to assimilation. Led by anthropologists Norman B. Tindale and Joseph Birdsell, the expedition gathered more than 6,000 individual records from Indigenous people on missions and settlements—records that have since inspired community-based research projects and land claims. Philip Jones will set the expedition within the context of anthropological history and explore...

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2019 Oct 26

Zapotec-Style Painting Family Workshop

10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Read the program description in Spanish/Lea la descripción del programa en español.

Back by popular demand! Learn to paint Zapotec design motifs with visiting artists from Oaxaca, Mexico. The father-son team of Ventura and Norberto Fabian continues the tradition of creating hand-carved and painted wooden figures known as alebrijes. This folk art is rooted in traditional aspects of rural village daily life and is now one of Mexico’s largest-selling craft...

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2019 Oct 25

Zapotec-Style Painting Adult Workshop

4:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Read the program description in Spanish/Lea la descripción del programa en español.

Back by popular demand! Learn to paint Zapotec design motifs with visiting artists from Oaxaca, Mexico. The father-son team of Ventura and Norberto Fabian continues the tradition of creating hand-carved and painted wooden figures known as alebrijes. This folk art is rooted in traditional aspects of rural village daily life and is now one of Mexico’s largest-selling craft...

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