Events

    Exhibition Reception: American West

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Photographer, Northeastern University professor emeritus, and former Harvard section leader Neal Rantoul presents a reflection on the present-day American West through images of the Utah desert and the Paradise, California Camp Fire aftermath. Together, these two landscapes show the West as both an inspiration for classical landscape photography and the site of human and environmental devastation. American West makes clear how the environment of the former American frontier now faces serious threats to its long-term survival.

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    2019 Summer Concert Series

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    Ray Mellone Park, Honan Allston Public Library, 300 North Harvard St., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for the 2019 Summer Concert Series featuring a diverse lineup of performers whose family-friendly programs will have you dancing and singing along!

    On June 17, the series kicks off with Afro-Brazilian percussion group Grooversity. Next up on July 15, Bamidele brings West African dancing and drumming to north Allston-Brighton. And on August 12, close out the season with Veronica Robles' and her all-female mariachi trio.

    All events are free, open to the public, and rain or shine (rain location is inside the Honan Library auditorium). No...

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    Visiting Artist Workshop: Miranda Thomas

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    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Hone your surface skills and eye for design with world renowned potter Miranda Shackleton Thomas. Thomas will teach participants how to use rhythms, spaces, dividing up shapes and symbolism to help build up patterns.

    The first day of this workshop will involve Thomas demonstrating her use of slips, inlay, freehand drawing, carving, brushwork, building, and dissecting patterns. Emphasis will be placed on brush work and exercises will be given to become familiar with all types of brushes and the stokes produced on paper, and later in the day, progressing onto pots. The second...

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    Visiting Artist Workshop: Tomoo Hamada

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    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join Japanese Master Potter Tomoo Hamada, second son of Shinsaku Hamada and grandson of Shoji Hamada, for a half-day demonstration of his work. Although he uses traditional methods, his work is distinctively different from that of his father and grandfather. His more complex shapes are designs are highly regarded worldwide. Hamada has exhibited, lectured and given workshops internationally and was integral in helping the pottery community of Mashiko rebuild from the devastating Tohoku earthquake of 2011. Hamada’s work will be featured at Pucker Gallery beginning Friday, June 7th.

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    Exhibition Reception: Making is Taking: Consent in Photography

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    In established art circles, photographers often describe their work as “making” images, as opposed to “taking” pictures. While this language accurately describes artistic authorship, it can also allow photographers and viewers to sidestep questions about agency and consent with human subjects.

    In this exhibition, curator and photographer Anna Rae presents the work of four Boston-area photographers, Atma, Kat Waterman, Lucas Hall, and Jaypix Belmer, who explore the role of consent in their portraits.

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    Doing Business with Government Agencies and Higher Education

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal for an information session designed for vendors, especially small businesses and entrepreneurs, interested in learning how to do business with Harvard University, federal, state, and local government agencies. The workshop includes a summary of their goods and services procurement processes, and an overview of some of their purchasing programs and services. This free information session is presented in partnership with Harvard Strategic Procurement and the City of Boston Small Business Administration office.

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    Ceramics Program Spring Show and Sale

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    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    More than 50 artists from the Ceramics Program present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work in this annual exhibition. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year.

    Gallery 224, the Ceramics Program’s dedicated exhibition space, will showcase sculptural works created by artists in the program. New this year, wheel throwing and hand building demonstrations by exhibiting artists provide opportunities for the visitors to view the techniques and skills...

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    Creative City Boston Information Session

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Artists! Interested in applying to Creative City Boston? Come to an information session to learn more about the program and new application process.

    Creative City Boston Artist Grants provide project-specific funding to artists to create work that sparks public imagination, inspires community members to share in civic experience, and seizes opportunities to creatively engage important conversations taking place in Boston’s communities.

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    The Prescription Drug Cost Dilemma: Perspectives from Harvard Faculty

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    What is the reason behind the rising costs of pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs? How does drug approval and pricing differ internationally? The new HarvardX course, "The FDA and Prescription Drugs", explores the rules and regulations that govern the pricing, marketing, and safety monitoring of approved prescription drugs.

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal and the Harvard faculty behind the HarvardX course, Jonathan Darrow, Ameet Sarpatwari, and Ariel Stern, for an engaging panel discussion about the prescription drug market. The panel will be moderated by Michael Sinha.

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    Exhibition Reception: The Bauhaus Studio: Primary Materials and Secondary Sources

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    Crossings Gallery, Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    In connection with the centennial celebrations of the Bauhaus, one of the most influential schools of art, architecture, and design of the early 20th century, a two-part exhibition, The Bauhaus Studio, highlights the legacy of the Bauhaus today through artistic responses by Harvard students.

    Primary Materials at the Harvard Ed Portal features single-material investigations that reactivate exercises pioneered within the Bauhaus’s Vorkurs (Preliminary Course). Secondary Sources at the ArtLab brings together research-based artworks developed...

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    Ice Cream Social and Sing-Along

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    Harvard i-lab, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard i-lab for ice cream and entertainment. The i-lab will be serving up scoops from Ben & Jerry's while pianist Phil Greenwald plays favorite family-friendly sing-along rock tunes.

    No RSVPs needed, just come on by for afternoon fun, rain or shine!

    Western Ave. Arts Walk

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    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join a Western Ave. Arts Walk during ARTS FIRST to learn about Allston’s public art! Pieces include both permanent and temporary works of art on view at the Harvard Ed Portal and Harvard Business School, as well as works affiliated with Zone 3.

    Student-guided walking tours are ongoing (departs every hour) and take one hour. Advance registration is preferred. Comfortable shoes recommended.

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    On Pointe: Transforming the Boston Ballet in Modern Times

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    Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School, Kresge Way, Boston

    How has the Boston Ballet transformed itself from a regional company into one of the world’s leading ballet companies recognized for its global reach, ability to adapt in digital times, and breadth of genres from classical to contemporary?

    Join us for a panel discussion to peek behind the curtain with the masterminds behind stage to gain insights into what it takes to lead an arts organization in a rapidly changing world.

    Panelists include:

    • Boston Ballet, Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen
    • Executive Director Meredith “Max” Hodges (MBA...
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    ARTS FIRST 2019

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    Harvard University

    Each ARTS FIRST festival is unique, but every year combines the exuberance of Harvard students, faculty and affiliates who are passionate about the many art forms presented in four rousing days of performances, exhibitions and community.

    Enjoy free, family-friendly performances, dance styles from around the world, public art walks, hands-on artmaking, and much more! We look forward to celebrating the artists of Harvard community with you during ARTS FIRST on May 2–5, 2019.

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    • May 2,...
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    CrimsonPALOOZA 2: Harvard Women’s Lacrosse vs. Pennsylvania

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    Harvard Stadium, 65 North Harvard St., Allston

    Harvard Athletics will be hosting CrimsonPALOOZA 2 on Saturday, April 21 where Harvard's Womens Lacrosse team will face off with Pennsylvania. The Harvard and surrounding communities are invited to join us at Harvard Stadium to support the Crimson student-athletes and partake in a variety of activities. The day will feature food trucks, a beer garden, kids activities, music and much more!

    Note: Call 617-495-2211 to redeem free tickets for all Allston, Brighton, and Cambridge residents!

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    Spring 2019 Harvard-Allston Public Realm Flexible Fund

    Applications are now being accepted for the Harvard Allston Public Realm Flexible Fund. Applications are encouraged from public entities and non-profits interested in implementing projects on public property in conjunction with public agencies.

    The Harvard Allston Public Realm Flexible Fund supports projects that enhance the public realm and for which public sources of financing may be unavailable or inadequate. Projects may include improvements in public parks and open space, neighborhood beautification, streetscape improvements, public safety projects, and public art,...

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    Lives Still in Limbo: UnDACAmented and Navigating Uncertain Futures

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal and Professor Roberto Gonzales, professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for a faculty speaker presentation, Lives Still in Limbo: UnDACAmented and Navigating Uncertain Futures.

    Gonzales’ talk will draw from a seven-year national study assessing the impact of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. His findings have important implications for immigration policy and educational and community practice.

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    Cancelled | Visiting Scholar Lecture: Jane Cook

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Please note: this event has been cancelled. 

    Join us for a special lecture about the science behind ceramics and glass with Dr. Jane Cook of the Corning Museum of Glass.

    Dr. Jane Cook is the Chief Scientist at the Corning Museum of Glass, and lectures widely on how science can inform artists' work. Jane is a materials engineer with 25 years of expertise in glass, metals, ceramics, and semiconductors, with a Ph.D. in Metalurgical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked 16 years in Corning corporate R&D, and is...

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    Visiting Artist Lecture with Julia Galloway

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Join us for a lecture with Montana-based potter Julia Galloway. Her solo exhibition, The Endangered Species Project: New England is on view in the Ceramics Program's exhibition space, Gallery 224, through April 14, 2019. Julia Galloway's exhibition, Visiting Artist Lecture, and Workshop are part of the Ceramics Program's 50th Anniversary Celebration programming.

    Note: This lecture will be held at the Harvard Ed Portal at 224 Western Ave in Allston, directly next...

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    A Far Cry Presents: Sounds of the Universe

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

    Three-time Grammy nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry returns to the Harvard Ed Portal for a cross-disciplinary program that examines the power of gravity and space through a musical lens. Join A Far Cry for an open rehearsal and discussion, in which the ensemble will preview their upcoming concert, Gravity at Jordan Hall, provide a window into their uniquely democratic rehearsal process, and explore the science behind music and the sounds of the universe with MIT theoretical particle physicist and gravitational-wave expert Jesse Thaler.

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