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2017 Nov 20

Film: Earth

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Join us for a screening of Deepa Mehta’s Earth (1998; 110 min.), the third and final film in her acclaimed Elemental trilogy.

In this film, a young girl with polio, Lenny, narrates the story through the voice of her adult self. She is from a wealthy Parsi family who hopes to remain neutral to the rising tensions between Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims in her neighborhood. She is adored and protected by her parents and is cared for by Shanta, her Ayah (maid). Shanta is part...

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2017 Nov 14

Materials Lab Workshop: Dutch Old Master Drawing Materials and Techniques

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

The 16th and 17th centuries witnessed an explosion of subject matter in Dutch art—from life studies and landscapes to genre scenes of peasant life, as well as more traditional historical subjects. Artists experimented with a range of drawing materials and techniques, including black chalk, pen and ink, and metal point, often favoring a particular material for a chosen topic. In chalk, Hendrick Goltzius found the perfect medium to render the subtleties of musculature and softness of flesh. With fine quill pen and ink, Jacques de Gheyn II captured minute details he observed in the natural...

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2017 Nov 06

What about Revolution? Three Lectures on Aesthetic Practices after 1917

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

On the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, this lecture series brings to campus three internationally distinguished historians of modern art to discuss the role that artists and filmmakers played in the revolutionary reorganization of social relations in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and ’30s. How did their utopian imagination take on spatial and pictorial form? How did their work help to engender processes of emancipation and social transformation? And what role has their example played in the intersection of radical aesthetics and leftist politics ever since?

This...

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2017 Nov 04

Dutch Drawings on the Horizon: A Day of Talks in Honor of George S. Abrams

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

This symposium brings together international experts on 17th-century Dutch drawings in honor of George S. Abrams (Harvard College ’54, Harvard Law ’57). Mr. Abrams and his late wife, Maida, pioneered the collecting of Dutch drawings in the United States and have been a unifying force for study and scholarship in the field. Their generous gift of 110 works in 1999 transformed the Harvard Art Museums’ Dutch drawings collection into one of the most comprehensive in any U.S. museum. Speakers will use the vast breadth and depth of the Abrams Collection as a touchstone for discussing the...

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2017 Nov 02

Formal Forms

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Using the poetic sermon, artist Theaster Gates will share a monologue on the creation of temporary and semi-permanent structures as a necessary part of his practice.

Whether it is the creation of intellectual property entities or joint ventures that allow shared ideation and ensure long-term commitments to a project, Gates will unpack the messy work associated with doing large city projects and administratively complicated works of “art.”

Born in 1973, Theaster Gates lives and works in his hometown of Chicago. His art focuses on space theory and land development,...

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2017 Nov 01

Encyclopedia or Kaleidoscope? When Private Philosophy Chambers Go Public

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In this lecture, James Delbourgo, associate professor of the history of science and the Atlantic World at Rutgers University, reflects on the restaging of Harvard’s Philosophy Chamber and asks what kind of museological value lies in undoing the specialization of knowledge to return to the universal: does it reconstitute an enlightened encyclopedism or ignite a chain reaction of kaleidoscopic juxtapositions? Given the apparent contrast between secretive early modern universalism and the public character of modern specialized knowledge, what does it mean to restage private philosophy...

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Harvard Community Gifts - Annual Enrollment is Open

October 25, 2017
Hundreds of faculty and staff give generously each year to people in need through Harvard Community Gifts. Sign up now through November 8 for charitable giving by Harvard payroll deduction in 2018. Learn more here.
2017 Dec 08

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2017

Repeats every day until Sun Dec 10 2017 .
10:00am to 7:00pm

10:00am to 7:00pm
10:00am to 7:00pm

Location: 

Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts, 02134

More than fifty artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year. It’s the perfect place to find Mother’s Day gifts! Free cups made by the exhibitors will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis during the Opening Reception on Thursday, and work is restocked throughout the weekend.

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2017 Dec 07

Ceramics Program Holiday Show and Sale 2017 Reception

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave, Allston, Massachusetts, 02134

More than fifty artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year. It’s the perfect place to find Mother’s Day gifts! Free cups made by the exhibitors will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis during the Opening Reception on Thursday, and work is restocked throughout the weekend. 

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Mindfulness & Compassion, Oct. 23

October 16, 2017

Compassion is sometimes described as the state of “suffering together”; but what does it mean to suffer productively, without becoming overwhelmed? In this workshop we will explore compassion as it is regarded in the mindfulness tradition and how compassion prepares us to lend support to ourselves and those around us. Learn more.

2017 Nov 03

OE Drop-in Consultation - en español, an kreyol

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge MA

For those needing assistance in Spanish or Haitian Creole, Harvard Benefits representatives will be on-site during Open Enrollments at 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge for drop-in consultation: Friday, October 27, 12:30-2 p.m., Tuesday, October 31, 1:30-3 p.m. and Friday, November 3, 2-3:30 p.m.

Si necesita ayuda en Español, los representantes de beneficios de Harvard estarán disponible las siguientes fechas
• Octubre 27, 2017 de 12:30 a 2:p.m.
• Octubre 31, 2017 de 1:30 a 3p.m.
• Noviembre 3, 2017 de 2p.m. hasta 3:30p.m.

Donde, 124 MT....

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2017 Oct 31

OE Drop-in Consultation - en español, an kreyol

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge MA

For those needing assistance in Spanish or Haitian Creole, Harvard Benefits representatives will be on-site during Open Enrollments at 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge for drop-in consultation: Friday, October 27, 12:30-2 p.m., Tuesday, October 31, 1:30-3 p.m. and Friday, November 3, 2-3:30 p.m.

Si necesita ayuda en Español, los representantes de beneficios de Harvard estarán disponible las siguientes fechas
• Octubre 27, 2017 de 12:30 a 2:p.m.
• Octubre 31, 2017 de 1:30 a 3p.m.
• Noviembre 3, 2017 de 2p.m. hasta 3:30p.m.

Donde, 124 MT....

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2017 Oct 27

OE Drop-in Consultation - en español, an kreyol

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge MA

For those needing assistance in Spanish or Haitian Creole, Harvard Benefits representatives will be on-site during Open Enrollments at 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge for drop-in consultation: Friday, October 27, 12:30-2 p.m., Tuesday, October 31, 1:30-3 p.m. and Friday, November 3, 2-3:30 p.m.

Si necesita ayuda en Español, los representantes de beneficios de Harvard estarán disponible las...

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