Events

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Upcoming Events

2018 Oct 20

Exhibition: The Rockefeller Beetles

Repeats every day until Fri Nov 30 2018 .
(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Over the span of 90 years, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller collected beetles from around the world, eventually building a personal collection of more than 150,000 specimens. In 2017, his longstanding support for the entomology department of the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology culminated in a gift to the museum of this extraordinary collection. Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History in celebrating this invaluable gift with a visit to The Rockefeller Beetles—a new exhibit that will feature hundreds of specimens from Rockefeller’s collection and recount the...

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2018 Oct 20

Exhibition: Adam and Eve

Repeats every day until Sun Jan 06 2019 .
(All day)

Location: 

University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

For most of history, humans expressed ethical ideas through stories, and of all these the story of Adam and Eve has been perhaps the most powerful... Read more about Exhibition: Adam and Eve

2018 Oct 20

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

Repeats every day until Sun Feb 03 2019 .
(All day)

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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-life beauty. The Arboretum's exhibition magnifies nature's productions, fully illuminating the elegance of plant life as small as a seed pod. This show captures the wonder of the Arboretum in those...

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2018 Oct 20

Mutiny: Works by Géricault

Repeats every day until Sun Jan 06 2019 .
(All day)

Location: 

University Research Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Mutiny: Works by Géricault explores compelling images by the Romantic period’s most influential artist, Théodore Géricault (1791–1824), whose... Read more about Mutiny: Works by Géricault

2018 Oct 20

Gallery Experience: Native American Poets Playlist: Poems in the Gallery

Repeats every day until Fri Nov 30 2018 .
(All day)

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Enrich your museum visit by listening to an evocative playlist of contemporary poems by Native American authors. Wander freely across the first-floor galleries to see where the poems take you and expand your understanding of Native arts and cultures. The poems, drawn from a powerful new anthology, New Poets of Native Nations (edited by Heid E. Erdrich; Graywolf Press) celebrate Native poets first published in the twenty-first century. Join this experiment to hear the...

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2018 Oct 20

Exhibition: Lead, Line and Plummet

Repeats every day until Sat Oct 27 2018 .
(All day)

Location: 

Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery of Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street, Cambridge

Lead, Line, and Plummet features more than 40 intriguing objects, including artifacts, tools, images, and videos. Contributed by the incoming class of 2018–2019 Radcliffe fellows, this constellation of items introduces viewers to many of the projects and perspectives that animate the Institute’s vibrant multidisciplinary community of scholars, scientists, and artists.

Join us for the...

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2018 Oct 20

Exhibition: Kalahari Perspectives: Anthropology, Photography, and the Marshall Family

Repeats every day until Sun Mar 31 2019 .
(All day)

Location: 

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

In the 1950s, the Cambridge-based Marshall family launched a groundbreaking effort to document the rapidly changing lives of Kalahari hunter-gatherers in Southern Africa. Explore the complex photographic history and the power of images to create and break stereotypes.

Free for Massachusetts residents every Sunday morning (year-round) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 3:00 pm...

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2018 Oct 20

Exhibition: Raise a Glass – A Contemporary Response to Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Repeats every day until Mon Nov 26 2018 .
(All day)

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134

On view from October 13 through November 26, 2018, Raise a Glass features contemporary ceramic artists responding to the elaborate vessels featured in the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition. Fourteen internationally recognized contemporary sculptors and vessel makers were invited to seek inspiration in subject matter, form, function and/or culture of origin from these ancient vessels, which illustrate how shapes, artistic forms, ideas, and traditions have exchanged across borders throughout time.

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