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Upcoming Events

2021 Apr 13

RISE: Pottery Chill Out (for Allston-Brighton & Cambridge High Schoolers)

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Apr 13 2021 .
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal—Online

*For high school students living or attending school in Allston-Brighton or Cambridge!*

Remember Play Doh when you were a kid? What if we told you you're never too old to play with clay? Sign up for our 4-session Zoom clay class, where we will make and decorate mugs, phone holders, sculptures—whatever you want, really!—using our hands and objects you can find at home. No experience necessary!

We'll teach you everything you need to know, PLUS we'll mail you all the stuff you'll need! You'll get to keep your final product and, as an added bonus, we'll...

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2021 Apr 14

Brine to Batteries: The Extractive Frontiers of the Global Energy Transition

12:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

Thea Riofrancos’s current project, “Brine to Batteries: The Extractive Frontiers of the Global Energy Transition,” explores the politics of the transition to renewable energy through the lens of one of its key technologies: lithium batteries. Based on multisited fieldwork following lithium’s global supply chains from the point of extraction in the Chilean desert, “Brine to Batteries” will be the first scholarly account of the rapidly moving processes shaping the contours of the next energy system—and those of our planetary future.

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2021 Apr 14

Body Builders: How Animals Regenerate New Parts

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History—Online

Regeneration is a remarkable phenomenon in which an animal can regrow parts of its body that are lost or damaged by injury. Humans, for example, can repair some organs, but some animals can rebuild their entire bodies from small pieces of tissue. How do these animals accomplish this feat? And why is it that humans cannot regenerate as well as these animals can? Studies of how regeneration works at the molecular and cellular level are beginning to answer the first question. To answer the second question, we have to understand how regeneration has evolved.

Mansi Srivastava will...

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2021 Apr 14

The Sound of One Hand Knocking: Kano Sansetsu’s Solitary Encounters

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums—Online

If hearts are in harmony, do we have to travel for a meeting of minds to take place? Matthew McKelway retraces the paths of two such “meetings,” legendary for never having taking place, but depicted, nevertheless, by Kano Sansetsu (1590–1651) on a pair of folding screens. Thanks to McKelway’s research, the screens are now titled A Visit to Li Ning’s Secluded Dwelling and Wang Ziyou Visiting Dai Andao.

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2021 Apr 15

Remote Work Revolution, Succeeding from Anywhere

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Business School—Online

In the last year, people have had a glimpse into the opportunities that remote work can afford them, such as nonexistent commute times, flex time, and increased productivity. Many organizations are planning to permanently incorporate remote days into their long-term routines, or give their employees the option to work from home full-time. On the other, remote work has brought to light many challenges that are inherent with virtual arrangements: work like boundaries can blur and people can feel isolated, out of sync and out of touch.

Professor Neeley and Dean Khurana will...

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2021 Apr 15

Virtual Glass Flowers Tour

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History—Online

Join us for a virtual tour of the famous Glass Flowers! This docent-led tour will delve into the history, artistry, and significance of the collection and give participants the opportunity to explore the gallery online. These interactive tours are approximately one hour long, and offer time for questions and discussion with your tour guide.

Cost: $8 members/$10 nonmembers per registration.

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2021 Apr 16

Art Study Center Seminar at Home: From Portable Studio to Digital Archive—A Look at Otto Piene’s Sketchbooks

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums—Online

Since we are unable to welcome you into the museums at this time, we are bringing our experts to you in the online series Art Study Center Seminars at Home.

Otto Piene (1928–2014) was a pioneer in multimedia and technology-based art, creating a large, kaleidoscopic body of work based on the intersections of art, science, and nature. In this session, curatorial fellow Lauren Hanson and museum data specialist Jeff Steward share their research into the 2019 gift of Piene’s sketchbooks—a visual archive of over seven decades of artistic practice—and how the bound pages of these “...

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2021 Apr 16

De-centering/Re-centering: Forging New Museological and Historical Narratives—Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures (Part 2)

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums—Online

 

This session brings together historians and art historians whose work has, on the one hand, been grounded in art museum collections and, on the other, challenged traditional museological narratives of slavery’s legacies in the Netherlands and the Americas.

This is the second session of Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures, presented by the Center for Netherlandish Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Harvard Art...

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2021 Apr 16

Resetting the Table: A Virtual Talk and Tour with the Curators

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Food Literacy Project—Online

The "Resetting the Table: Food and Our Changing Tastes" exhibition at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology explores food choices and eating habits in the United States, including the sometimes hidden but always important ways in which our tables are shaped by cultural, historical, political, and technological influences.

Join us on this special virtual talk and tour at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology with Joyce Chapli, guest curator and Harvard University James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History; Janis Sacco, Director...

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2021 Apr 16

Harvard Dance Center Spring '21 Artist Talk

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center—Online

In conversation with: Harvard Dance Center returning visiting artists Peter Chu, Chanel DaSilva, and Shamel Pitts.

Choreographers and dancers are problem-solvers. They move through crises rather than around them. Join us this spring for community gatherings with Harvard Dance Center’s exceptional teaching artists in a series of artist-led dialogues that explore how artistry, identity, and advocacy take shape in turbulent times.

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