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2018 Oct 12

Art Study Center Seminar: Géricault, Printmaking, and Popular Culture

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In this seminar, Henri Zerner, professor emeritus of the history of art and architecture at Harvard and former curator of prints at the Fogg Museum, and A. Cassandra Albinson, the Margaret S. Winthrop Curator of European Art in the museums’ Division of European and American Art, will discuss prints by Théodore Géricault. They’ll demonstrate how his work relates to popular imagery from the Restoration period by examining the artist’s prints alongside works by more commercial printmakers, such as Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet and Carle Vernet.

Offered in conjunction with the...

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2018 Oct 11

Gallery Talk: Roy Lichtenstein’s Op Art Landscapes

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Marina Isgro, the Nam June Paik Research Fellow, 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 before each talk, tickets...

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2018 Oct 10

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

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Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

The Harvard Art Museums will offer free admission to all visitors from 1 to 5pm every Wednesday from September 12, 2018 through January 2, 2019, in recognition of the generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of our current special exhibition, Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings (on view September 7, 2018–January 6, 2019).

We...

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2018 Oct 09

Gallery Talk: “The Very Worst of Animals”—Théodore Géricault’s Cattle Market

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Izabel Gass, lecturer of art history at the University of Vermont, 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 before each...

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2018 Oct 06

Tour: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us for an in-depth look at our special exhibition Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings, on view from September 7, 2018 through January 6, 2019. Tours will be given by curators, graduate students, and other experts.

Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World brings together nearly 60 elaborate vessels of animal shape from collections in the United...

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2018 Oct 06

Free Admission Day: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

On first Saturdays from October through January, the Harvard Art Museums will offer free admission to all visitors in recognition of the generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of our current special exhibition, Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings (on view September 7, 2018–January 6, 2019).

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2018 Oct 05

Free Admission Day for Lawrence S. Bacow Inauguration

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 the inauguration of Harvard’s 29th president, Lawrence S. Bacow J.D. ’76, M.P.P. ’76, Ph.D. ’78.

Explore the collections galleries of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums, and visit our newly opened exhibitions, ...

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2018 Oct 28

How the Arboretum Became the Arboretum: The First 25 Years

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum - 125 Arborway, Boston, MA

The Arnold Arboretum did not come into existence full-formed, but had a long adolescence before it (literally) blossomed at 50. Our first director, Charles Sargent, prepared a 50-year report in 1922, before the end of his own 54-year tenure. But, what about the first 25 years? We don't have a 25-year report, however, we do have photos and the engaging stories from that time.

Join our docent to hear those stories, as she takes you on a timeline through the walnut and oak collections, to the beeches, and back via Bussey Hill. This tour meets at the Centre Street Gate.

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2018 Oct 20

An Artist's Perspective: The Arboretum and Botanical Artist Regina Gardner Milan

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building

October 12, 2018 – February 3, 2019

Opening Reception, Saturday, October 20, 1:00-3:00pm

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Regina Gardner Milan spent a year of discovery at the Arboretum. Botanical jewels of each season--early larches, spring blossoms, fall acorns, autumn leaves--are captured in her exquisite paintings. Nature holds a spellbinding allure to Milan, who finds that observing nature often produces scenes of larger-than-...

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2018 Oct 10

The Archaeology of Hollywood—Screening and Panel: The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille

6:00pm to 8:15pm

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Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In 1923, legendary Hollywood director Cecil B. DeMille produced the silent film The Ten Commandments, the precursor to his 1956 masterful remake starring Charlton Heston. DeMille shot the first film in the sand dunes of Santa Barbara County, California, about 150 miles north of Hollywood. He built an enormous set and called it the “City of the Pharaoh.” Designed by Paul Iribe, known as the father of Art Deco, it was the largest set in motion picture history. But when the production finished filming, the city mysteriously vanished.

In 1982, Peter Brosnan, a film...

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2018 Dec 06

The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America

6:00pm

Location: 

Visit chsi.harvard.edu for event details

Free Public Lecture and Book Signing

Erika Milam, Professor of History, Princeton University

After World War II, evolutionary scientists began rethinking their views on humanity’s past. What if human history was not merely a cooperative struggle against a harsh environment? What if violence and war were normal states of existence, punctuated by brief moments of peace? These are the questions Erika Lorraine Milam explores in her new book, Creatures of Cain: The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America. She will discuss how...

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2018 Dec 01

Family Workshop: Meet the First People of the Kalahari (afternoon session)

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

Family workshops invite a parent and children to learn together to appreciate the diversity of people around the globe. Engage in hands-on activities to learn about the Ju/‘hoansi, the original people of the Kalahari desert, who hunted animals and gathered plant foods as a way of life until they took up farming in 1960. Each participant will make an ostrich shell bead ornament to take home. During the workshop participants will observe examples of animals both domestic and wild in Ju’/hoansi homelands, hear stories about teenage researchers John and Elizabeth Marshall, watch a short...

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2018 Dec 01

Family Workshop: Meet the First People of the Kalahari (morning session)

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

Family workshops invite a parent and children to learn together to appreciate the diversity of people around the globe. Engage in hands-on activities to learn about the Ju/‘hoansi, the original people of the Kalahari desert, who hunted animals and gathered plant foods as a way of life until they took up farming in 1960. Each participant will make an ostrich shell bead ornament to take home. During the workshop participants will observe examples of animals both domestic and wild in Ju’/hoansi homelands, hear stories about teenage researchers John and Elizabeth Marshall, watch a short...

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2018 Nov 10

Adult Class: Taller de pintura de estilo Zapoteca / Zapotec-Style Painting Workshop

10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

Learn how to paint Zapotec design motifs with visiting artists from Oaxaca, Mexico. The father-son team—Ventura and Norberto Fabian—continue the tradition of creating hand-carved and hand-painted wooden figures known as alebrijes. This folk art is rooted in traditional rural village life and is one of Mexico’s most popular crafts. Participants will select an original small figure to paint that they can take home. The class will be taught in Spanish with translation to English.

Adult Class. $40 Members/$50 nonmembers. Includes museum admission and all...

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2018 Nov 03

Día de los Muertos Celebración Familiar / Day of the Dead Family Celebration

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

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 hot 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 Día de los Muertos altar. The community altar art will be created by students at the Rafael Hernández Dual Language School in Boston.

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