Arts & Culture

2022 May 26

Harvard Art Museums at Night

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

Join us for an evening of art, fun, food, and more!

Bring your friends to mingle in the Calderwood Courtyard, chat over a snack or drink at Jenny’s Cafe, browse the shop, and of course, wander the galleries to take in our world-class collections of art.

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2022 May 24

On the Move: 17th-Century Dutch Artists and Their Travels

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years has prompted renewed appreciation of the excitement and pleasures, as well as the challenges and dangers, of travel. In this lecture, we’ll learn about the experiences 17th-century Dutch draftsmen had to face as they journeyed from their studios to places near and far. Jane Shoaf Turner will focus on drawings by artists who traveled beyond the Dutch Republic’s borders—across the Channel to England, north and east to Germany and Scandinavia, south to France, over the Alps to Italy, and across the Atlantic to Brazil.

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2022 May 18

Free Admission Day for Art Museum Day and International Museum Day

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

The Harvard Art Museums will offer free admission to all visitors on Wednesday, May 18, in celebration of Art Museum Day and International Museum Day, organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

Take in the beauty of the Calderwood Courtyard before exploring three levels of magnificent art from around the world and across the centuries. Check out our special exhibitions Prints from...

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2022 May 10

Gallery Talk: Anna Atkins’s Botanical Cyanotypes—Camera-less Photography and Scientific Discovery in the 19th Century

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

This talk will highlight the work and artistic process of Anna Atkins (1799–1871), creator of the first photographically illustrated book. It will also explore the importance of Atkins's photograms to scientific research and documentation in the 19th century.

 

This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition White Shadows: Anneliese Hager and the Camera-less Photograph, on view at the Harvard Art Museums through July 31,...

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2022 May 07

Harvard Art Museums: Student Guide Tour

2:00pm to 2:50pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

These tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, focus on objects chosen by each student guide and provide visitors a unique, thematic view into collections.

Tours are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The Student Guide Tour reservation will also serve as your...

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2022 May 16

Art Exhibit | Stoneroot Epistle: Collage and Words in Conversation

Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Sat Jun 25 2022 .
12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum (Hunnewell Visitor Center), 125 Arborway, Boston

Visit the Arnold Arboretum's newly reopened Hunnewell Visitor Center and immerse yourself in this truly unique exhibition. The book, Stoneroot Epistle, was born out of Joyce Swagerty (Harvard class of '78) and Daina Swagerty's desire to understand the connection between themselves, the natural world, and the universal journey inspired by the African diaspora. The project by this mother and daughter was a spiritual adventure.

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2022 May 21

MassQ Ball 2022: Origin | Mythmaking Workshop

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Bradley Rosaceous Collection, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

Led by Castle of our Skins’ Director of Education Taylor Lena McTootle, “Making a Mythos” focuses on the creative power of storytelling. Young participants will experience firsthand how fictional tales can reflect our cultural values and create them.

Appropriate for youth ages 8-12 years old.

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2022 May 16

Director’s Series | Life: The Arnold Arboretum as an Institution of Public Health

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum—Online

The Arnold Arboretum's sesquicentennial Director's Series traces the Arnold’s significance in the landscape architecture movement, value for the people of Boston, and leadership in creating global connections between plants and people.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Michelle Kondo, Research Social Scientist, UDSA-Forest Service

  • Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space, City of Boston

  • Laurence Cotton, Consulting Producer, “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing...

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2022 May 05

Ceramics Program Spring Show and Sale 2022

Repeats every day until Sun May 08 2022 .
10:00am to 7:00pm

10:00am to 7:00pm
10:00am to 7:00pm
10:00am to 7:00pm

Location: 

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

Twice a year in May and December, the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard hosts an exhibition and sale featuring thousands of pieces of original ceramic artwork by participants in Ceramics Program classes. From pottery to sculpture, ceramic jewelry, planters, and more, this popular exhibition has something for everyone!

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2022 May 15

Colossal Heads of Mexico

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

The Olmec civilization of ancient Mexico is known for its mysterious sculptures of giant heads that rise up to eleven feet high. Touch a huge modern replica in the museum for one day that is based on Monument One, The King. Explore artifacts with an educator that show Olmec influence on architecture, the ball game, written language, and pigments. Handle reproductions and paint a mini-plaster head of your own to take home.

Workshops also available at 1:45pm and 2:30pm (one hour each)

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 13, 12:00 pm
Ages 6–10,...

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2022 Apr 29

Harvard Public Art Tours: Allston

Fri Apr 29 (All day) to Sun Apr 30 (All day)

Location: 

Multiple locations along Western Avenue, Allston

Named after Washington Allston—a visionary painter and 1800 Harvard graduate—the town of Allston features vibrant, eclectic art that reflects the neighborhood's creativity and diversity. On this self-guided tour, you'll discover "can't-miss" public art installations along Western Avenue and learn the stories behind them and their artists. Follow along to explore hand-painted murals, sky-high sculptures, 25-cent art prints, and more!

Tour Stops: 27
Tour Length: 1 hour (shorter routes included)
Tour Distance: Up to 2 miles...

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