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    2019 Mar 14

    Art and Science Converge in the Deep Sea

    6:00pm

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    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    Lily Simonson and Peter Girguis exemplify the long tradition of artists and scientists working in tandem to explore new worlds—in their case, the magnificent deep sea. Simonson will discuss how the immersive, glowing canvases in her current exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep, have been shaped by collaborations with scientists—whether exploring the depths of the ocean in a submersible or scuba diving beneath Antarctic sea ice. Girguis will reveal how working at sea with an artist has shaped his research and enabled him to see...

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    2018 Nov 08

    Exhibition Opening: Measure

    5:00pm

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    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Anna Von Mertens is an exhibited artist who uses the structures of quilting and drawing to explore the frontiers of human understanding. Her new exhibition "Measure" explores the life and work of Henrietta Leavitt, one of the women “computers” hired to study glass-plate astronomical photographs at the Harvard College Observatory a century ago. Leavitt’s findings provided a unit of measurement for galactic distances. Reimagined in meticulous stitches and intricate graphite marks, Von Mertens examines our current understanding of the size and shape of...

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    2018 Oct 16

    Nature vs. Fiction in Sci-Fi Movies

    6:00pm

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    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

    Miaki Ishii, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

    Recent volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala remind us of how devastating these geological eruptions can be. Popular culture depictions of volcanic disasters found in movies like Dante’s Peak and Volcano can strongly distort the public’s understanding of volcanic activity and its immediate effects. As with many science-fiction films, Hollywood depictions of natural phenomena don’t always align with the scientific facts. Seismologist Miaki...

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    2018 Jul 27

    Continuation: Seasons at the Arboretum, Photographs by Jim Harrison

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    Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

    Jim Harrison worked for the Arboretum in 2008, photographing the landscape through four full seasons. After that year, he returned, worked at his own pace,... Read more about Continuation: Seasons at the Arboretum, Photographs by Jim Harrison

    2018 Jun 30

    Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep

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    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge

    Glowing under black lights, California artist Lily Simonson’s luminescent paintings embody a synergy between art and science that reveals... Read more about Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep

    2018 Apr 19

    Dr. Yvonne Cagle

    6:30pm to 8:00pm

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    Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, Room 105, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge

    Dr. Yvonne Cagle is a NASA Astronaut and Family Physician. In 2008, Dr. Cagle retired as a Colonel in the USAF where she served as a Senior... Read more about Dr. Yvonne Cagle

    2018 Apr 03

    Harvard HouseZero Typology Symposium

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

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    Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, Room 105, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge

    The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) retrofitted its headquarters, a pre-1940s house in Cambridge, MA, into a first-of-its-kind test case to demonstrate unprecedented levels of building efficiency and promote substantial shifts in the design and operation of existing buildings. Dubbed “HouseZero,” the project aims to prove that ultra-efficient retrofits can, indeed, be achieved...

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    2018 Feb 09

    Closer and Closer: Photographs of the Arnold Arboretum by James Reis

    Repeats every day until Sun May 06 2018 .
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    Location: 

    Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

    Like Boston, the Arnold Arboretum is a diverse tapestry that comes together and creates a whole. Walkways flow from side roads to manicured trails to... Read more about Closer and Closer: Photographs of the Arnold Arboretum by James Reis

    2017 Nov 14

    Egypt's Old Kingdom

    6:00pm

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    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    Abusir, the “Place of Osiris,” is a necropolis (burial site) near the Old Kingdom’s city of Memphis, known for its pyramids and sun... Read more about Egypt's Old Kingdom

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