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Upcoming Events

2019 Jan 17

Exhibition Reception: "La Meta"

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Beyond the headlines and rhetoric, millions of migrant laborers plant, tend, and harvest our food. La Meta, roughly translated as “goal,” “purpose,” and “home,” is an honest portrait of those striving in the shadows for life’s most basic successes: to live, to provide, and to thrive. Photojournalist and Nieman Fellow Samantha Appleton is known for her work covering conflicts around the world and serving as an official White House photographer for President Barack Obama. In this exhibition, she revisits an ongoing project that has taken on new meaning and urgency.

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2019 Jan 18

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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2019 Jan 18

Clay—Modeling African Design

Repeats every day until Sun Nov 14 2021 .
(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through the traditions of ceramic arts from across the continent and over its long history. Countering the assumption that African arts and societies are largely unchanging and bound to traditions and customs, the remarkable diversity of objects and styles on display here tells a different story. A selection of more than 50 works on loan from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, including those by newly discovered Nigerian artist Alice Osayewe, are shown alongside...

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2019 Jan 18

Jace Clayton, "The Great Salt"

Repeats every day until Mon Feb 04 2019 .
(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

In 1638, a work of silver known as The Great Salt arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Owned by John Glover, who died during his passage across the Atlantic, the object transferred to Glover’s widow Elizabeth, who later married Henry Dunster, the first president of Harvard. The Great Salt (on display in the silver cabinet on Level 2, Gallery 2340) is one of seven pieces of historic...

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2019 Jan 18

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 larger-than-life...

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2019 Jan 18

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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2019 Jan 19

Clay—Modeling African Design

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through the traditions of ceramic arts from across the continent and over its long history. Countering the assumption that African arts and societies are largely unchanging and bound to traditions and customs, the remarkable diversity of objects and styles on display here tells a different story. A selection of more than 50 works on loan from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, including those by newly discovered Nigerian artist Alice Osayewe, are shown alongside...

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2019 Jan 19

Jace Clayton, "The Great Salt"

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

In 1638, a work of silver known as The Great Salt arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Owned by John Glover, who died during his passage across the Atlantic, the object transferred to Glover’s widow Elizabeth, who later married Henry Dunster, the first president of Harvard. The Great Salt (on display in the silver cabinet on Level 2, Gallery 2340) is one of seven pieces of historic...

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2019 Jan 19

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

(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 larger-than-life...

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