Arts & Culture

2020 Jul 02

Art Talk Live: Max Beckmann’s Self-Portrait in Tuxedo

2:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums—Online

In this talk, curator Lynette Roth takes a close look at Max Beckmann’s Self-Portrait in Tuxedo (1927), examining its institutional, art historical, and cultural-political significance in order to ask the question: what can this enigmatic, nearly century-old painting by a German artist tell us today? Led by: Lynette Roth, Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum and Head, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art.

This free talk will take place online via Zoom. To join, follow this link: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/98255230364...

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2020 Jul 10

Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Practical Magic—Powerful Objects from Ancient Egypt

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 and collections to you in an online series, Art Study Center Seminars at Home.

Heka, the ancient Egyptian word that we translate as “magic” today, was neither marginal nor deviant in the Egyptian world. It was an important part of life and death, healing and protection. In this seminar, curatorial fellow Jen Thum will explore objects that are the subject of new research and discuss how they put magic to work during life and the afterlife.

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2020 Jun 17

Virtual Tour for People with Vision Loss

7:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Online—Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Pour a libation of your choice–beer was popular in the Ancient Near East–and join this live virtual tour of the exhibition From Stone to Silicone: Recasting Mesopotamian Monuments. The museum showcases newly fabricated casts from the ancient scenes that once adorned palace walls in Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq). Meticulously created by museum curators and Harvard students, these relief sculptures show how the ancient kings commemorated their military triumphs and civic achievements. For ancient audiences, these scenes presented powerful royal propaganda. For modern audiences,...

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2020 Jun 18

Music in the Moment

4:00pm

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Music has played a large social function during the coronavirus pandemic: from the daily balcony concerts in Italy to the virtual performances of countless orchestras, it has helped tie communities together where social distancing has atomized us.

During this Radcliffe webinar, we will talk with musicians about their experience during the crisis—from the precarious position of performers without gigs to the healing role music can play.

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2020 Jun 07

OWN YOUR VOICE: Contributing to Culture with Musician Madame Gandhi (HBS '15)

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Online via Zoom

The HKS Women in Power Conference team invite you for a discussion and live performance with musician Madame Gandhi (HBS '15).

Madame Gandhi is an artist and activist whose mission is to celebrate gender liberation. She has toured drumming for M.I.A, Thievery Corporation and most recently Oprah Winfrey on her 2020 Vision Stadium Tour with morning dance party Daybreaker. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She has been listed as Forbes Music 30 Under 30 and is a 2020 TED Fellow. Her uplifting music and mathy beats...

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2020 Jun 30

Virtual Student Guide Tour: Spirituality in Secular Art

8:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Adam Sella ’22 will consider different ideas of spirituality and how these are reflected in artwork we might not immediately consider to be spiritual.

The Ho Family Student Guide Program at the Harvard Art Museums trains students to develop original, research-based tours of the collections. These tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, focus on select objects chosen by each student guide and provide visitors a unique, thematic view into collections.

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2020 Jun 27

Virtual Student Guide Tour: Silent Dialogue

11:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Twyla Kantor ’22 will discuss storytelling in art and explore how the use of pose and body language can change an object’s narrative.

The Ho Family Student Guide Program at the Harvard Art Museums trains students to develop original, research-based tours of the collections. These tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, focus on select objects chosen by each student guide and provide visitors a unique, thematic view into collections.

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2020 Jun 23

Virtual Student Guide Tour: Make It New

8:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Tommy Mahon ’20 will focus on four artworks embodying aesthetic, political, and spiritual transformations.

The Ho Family Student Guide Program at the Harvard Art Museums trains students to develop original, research-based tours of the collections. These tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, focus on select objects chosen by each student guide and provide visitors a unique, thematic view into collections.

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2020 Jun 20

Virtual Student Guide Tour: Nostos and Nostalgia

11:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Laura Murphy ’22 will delve into the ideas of home, memory, and longing in this journey through the collection, looking at works that evoke the natural beauty of a pre-industrial era.

The Ho Family Student Guide Program at the Harvard Art Museums trains students to develop original, research-based tours of the collections. These tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, focus on select objects chosen by each student guide and provide visitors a unique, thematic view into collections.

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2020 Jun 19

Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Terracotta Figurines from Antiquity to Modernity

11:00am to 11:45am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

In the 1870s, thousands of ancient terracotta figurines were discovered in cemeteries surrounding the small city of Tanagra in Greece. The figurines became a sensation with Victorian audiences. In this seminar, Frances Gallart Marques will discuss how the brightly colored figures of young women, at once lively and quiet, resonated with and inspired many works by 19th-century painters, musicians, and writers.

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2020 Jun 16

Virtual Student Guide Tour: The Golden Globe

8:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Online via Zoom

May Wang ’20 will consider works from across the collections that include or evoke gold in the context of global exchange.

The Ho Family Student Guide Program at the Harvard Art Museums trains students to develop original, research-based tours of the collections. These tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, focus on select objects chosen by each student guide and provide visitors a unique, thematic view into collections.

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2020 Jun 13

Virtual Student Guide Tour: Anti-Gravity

11:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Gavin Moulton ’20 will explore artworks from the collections that question the laws of nature and break orbit with the stylistic rules of their time.

The Ho Family Student Guide Program at the Harvard Art Museums trains students to develop original, research-based tours of the collections. These tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, focus on select objects chosen by each student guide and provide visitors a unique, thematic view into collections.

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2020 Jun 20

Summer Solstice 2020

10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Online—Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Celebrate the longest day of the year and mark the beginning of the summer with the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. While we can’t welcome you to our museums in person just yet, we invite you to join us online on June 20 starting at 10:00 am to learn about the scientific and cultural significance of the summer solstice, participate in virtual field trips to the Stonehenge World Heritage site in England and a Massachusetts oyster farm, enjoy musical performances, and explore activities to do at home.

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2020 Jun 01

U.S. Foreign Policy and China

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Online Event

Join the Ash Center and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum for a virtual event featuring:

  • Lucy Hornby, a fellow at the Nieman Center for Journalism and former Beijing deputy bureau chief for the Financial Times
  • Yasheng Huang, MIT professor of international management
  • Anthony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, HKS, Ash Center Director

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2020 Jun 19

Visit an Artist Series: Mark Errol

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Online Event
Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

This week we will be traveling to Tifton, Georgia to visit with Mark Errol and hear about he is juggling a life as a studio potter, educator and co-owner of ...

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