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Upcoming Events

2021 Oct 25

Rachel Dorothy Tanur Memorial Lecture: Andrea Roberts, “The Community Core: Making and Keeping Place Heritage in Texas’s Freedom Colonies”

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Design—Online

In Texas’ freedom colonies — African American settlements founded 1866-1930 — descendants of community founders engage in heritage conservation by keeping folklife, sacred rituals, and other cultural expressions that sustain communities’ Black sense of place. However, rural, vernacular African American placekeeping strategies are rarely framed in planning and architectural history as transgressive or expressions of Black liberation.

Presenting an excerpt from her forthcoming book, Never Sell the Land, Dr. Roberts shares case studies in which descendants of Deep East...

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2021 Oct 25

The Climate of Grief

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Divinity School—Online

This conversation is part of the series "Weather Reports: The Climate of Now." The featured speaker is poet Victoria Chang.

Victoria Chang writes in her New York Times Notable Book of 2020, Obit, “I always knew that grief was something I could smell. But I didn’t know that it’s not actually a noun but a verb. That it moves.” After the deaths of her parents, she refused to write elegies; instead, Chang wrote poetic obituaries of the beautiful, broken world that surrounds her (many see them...

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2021 Oct 25

Science and Cooking Lecture Series 2021

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Nov 15 2021 .
7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Science Center, Hall C, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

This year’s Science and Cooking Public Lecture Series celebrates culinary techniques to unlock flavors, ranging from Noma’s edge-cutting fermentation to Bryan Furman’s BBQ to Amanda Cohen’s way of making plant-based charcuterie.

The 2021 series marks the return to the in-person format and brings to Harvard’s Science Center chefs, Harvard professors, and Science and Cooking enthusiasts. All talks will take place in the Harvard Science Center (1 Oxford St., Cambridge, Mass., Hall C). Masks are required, hand sanitizer will be available, and physically distanced seating is...

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2021 Oct 26

Devour the Land: War and American Landscape Photography since 1970

Repeats every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Sun Jan 16 2022 .
10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, Special Exhibitions Gallery, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

Explore the impacts of military activity on the American landscape—and the ways in which photography supports activism in response to these effects.

Important: Advance tickets are required to visit the exhibition in-person.

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2021 Oct 26

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Portrait

Repeats every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Sun Apr 17 2022 .
10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, Modern and Contemporary Art, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

Explore the state of democracy today through a commissioned artwork by internationally renowned artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, presented at the Harvard Art Museums in partnership with the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Pre-recorded video interviews capturing voices and opinions from across the political spectrum will activate the Harvard Art Museums’ iconic portrait of George Washington (c. 1795) by Gilbert Stuart, fostering an exchange of views and responses at this time of heightened political division.

Important: ...

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2021 Oct 26

States of Play: Prints from Rembrandt to Delsarte

Repeats every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Sun Jan 02 2022 .
10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, University Research Gallery, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

Immerse yourself in the world of printmaking, tracing how artists move step by step to painstakingly rework and refine their images. Spanning more than three centuries, the works in this exhibition—by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Lee Krasner, Jacques Philippe Le Bas, and Louis Delsarte—unveil the layers of creative revision, correction, and adjustment behind finished prints.

Important: Advance...

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2021 Oct 26

Farmers' Market at Harvard

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Oct 26 2021 except Tue Aug 24 2021.
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

The Farmers' Market at Harvard is open for the season, operating on Tuesdays from 12:00pm–6:00pm on the Science Center Plaza! Join us every Tuesday through October 26 (no Market on August 24).

Help support the vital local farmers and food artisans who ensure we have fresh, healthy and safe food! The Market will continue to accept SNAP with a weekly maximum SNAP Match of $15. Participating vendors also accept HIP, as well as WIC and Senior FMNP Coupons.

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2021 Oct 26

COVID-19, Science, and the Media: Lessons Learned Reporting on the Pandemic

12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School—Online

In January 2020, reports began to circulate internationally of a pneumonia-like illness spreading in China. Little was known about the novel pathogen, SARS-CoV-2, at that time.

As scientists and public health experts worked to understand the virus, reporters worked to communicate to the public the state of the knowledge — an ever-shifting ground.

From the transmission debate, to the origins investigation, to changes in mask guidance, to vaccine safety...

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2021 Oct 26

College Apps 101: The Basics

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal—Online

What's the 411, the down and dirty, the need-to-know about college applications? What kinds of schools are even out there? How do we pick where to apply? Can I just copy-and-paste the same essay over and over? Get the deets from our college application pros!

This college preparation workshop is for Allston, Brighton, Cambridge, and Boston high school students.

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2021 Oct 26

Daniela Bleichmar, “The history of cochineal and the changing value of Mexican indigenous environmental knowledge, ca. 1500–1800”

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Design—Online

Before the development of synthetic dyes in the second half of the 1800s, natural dyes were some of the most prized and sought-after commodities in the global economy. This talk uses historical images and texts to excavate changing approaches to indigenous environmental knowledge in colonial Mexico and early modern Europe through the study of cochineal.

This insect, native to the Americas, produced the world's best quality and most valuable red dye from the 1520s until the rise of the modern chemical dye industry. Long used by indigenous people in the Americas, under Spanish...

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