Arts & Culture

2020 Mar 17

Exhibition: Everyday Encounters

Tue Mar 17 (All day) to Thu May 7 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Harvard’s Mittal Institute 2020 Visiting Artist Fellows Shah Numair Ahmed Abbasi and Suhasini Kejriwal present their exhibition, Everyday Encounters. Reflecting on their personal accounts of documenting and engaging with rapidly changing South Asian cities and their people, the artists’ work explores the deeply personal issues of identity and culture in this region.

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2020 Mar 03

International Womxn’s Day Lecture: Dr. Vandana Shiva

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Dr. Vandana Shiva is trained as a Physicist and did her Ph.D. on the subject “Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory” from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy, which she carried out at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. In 1982, she founded an independent institute, the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the most...

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2020 Mar 02

Lecture: Seed Sovereignty and ‘Our Living Relatives’ in Native American Community Farming and Gardening

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Gund Hall, Stubbins Room 112, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Native heirloom seed varieties, many of which have been passed down through generations of Indigenous gardeners or re-acquired from seed banks or ally seed savers, are often discussed by Indigenous farmers as the foundation of the food sovereignty movement, and as helpful tools for education and reclaiming health. This presentation explores how Native American community-based farming and gardening projects are defining heirloom or heritage seeds; why maintaining and growing out these seeds is seen as so important, and how terms like seed sovereignty should be defined and enacted. Many of...

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2020 Mar 07

Weekend Matinee: The Place Promised in Our Early Days

4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge

 

Makoto Shinkai's remarkable feature film debut is set in a futuristic Japan on the verge of war. Takuya, a physicist, is drawn into a complex world of dreams, revolutionary fronts, government conspiracies and multiple realities. After many years, he reunites with his high school pal in their shared grief over their missing friend Sayuri, upon whose mysterious fate the whole world may depend.

Admission: $5 Weekend Matinee Admission or Free with Cambridge Public Library Card or current Harvard Student ID

 

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2020 Mar 01

Concert: Parker Quartet

3:00pm

Location: 

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, 3 Oxford St., Cambridge

As part of the Blodgett Chamber Music Series, the Parker Quartet will perform the following: Esa-Pekka Salonen Homunculus for String Quartet (2007); Szymanowski String Quartet #2, Opus 56; Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Opus 132.

Please note: This event is free but tickets are required, available February 16 at Harvard Box Office, Smith Campus Center. Box Office is open Tuesday—Sunday, 12:00pm–6:00pm. Tickets are also available by phone 617-496-2222 or online. There is a small service charge for online and phone orders.

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2020 Mar 07

Uncovering Pacific Pasts: Harvard’s Early Endeavors in Oceanic Anthropology

Sat Mar 7 (All day) to Sun Mar 7 (All day)

Location: 

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

This exhibit explores how early Harvard scholars influenced the development of anthropology and archaeology in the Pacific region. Produced in collaboration with over thirty other museums around the world, Harvard’s contributing exhibit will feature historical images and objects from the Peabody collections, including intricately carved Fijian clubs, models of distinctive Pacific outriggers, and a striking example of Samoan bark cloth (siapo). Together they weave a compelling narrative about the ideas, people, and networks pivotal to both early understandings and ongoing studies...

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2020 Mar 05

The Khufu Boat

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

In 1954, Egyptian archaeologist Kamal el-Mallakh discovered a 144-foot ship buried next to the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Khufu boat—one of the oldest-known planked vessels from antiquity—was interred in honor of Khufu, the pharaoh who built the Great Pyramid. Bob Brier will discuss what is known about the design, propulsion, and function of this 4,600-year- old ship, based on recent tank tests conducted on a model. He will also highlight plans to build a full-scale replica of the vessel and to place it on the Nile.

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2020 Mar 03

Women, Contemporary Art, and Business Panel Discussion

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School, Batten Way, Boston

Organized in conjunction with the 2019–2020 exhibition supported by the C. Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Collection at Harvard Business School, the panel discussion "Women, Contemporary Art, and Business" will feature:

  • Bharti Kher, Artist
  • Ina Johannesen Dibley, CEO Ekebergparken/C. Ludens Ringnes Foundation, Oslo, Norway
  • Nora Lawrence, Senior Curator Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY

The panel discussion will explore a range of topics including public art and sculpture; the role of women artists, curators, and directors...

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2020 Feb 20

Exhibition Reception: PARTLY CLOUDY

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Join the Harvard Ed Portal for an exhibition reception for PARTLY CLOUDY.

Chris Sageman’s artwork revolves around the overwhelming and the confusing. In assembling segments of text, images, and abstract graphics, Sageman creates large-scale paintings that reflect the volume of visual information we consume on a daily basis. In PARTLY CLOUDY, Sageman presents a series of paintings that diagram our current moment. By isolating fractions of imagery in each diagram, the paintings serve as disjointed road maps that try to make sense of all the bits and pieces and...

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2020 Feb 01

Film Screening: Blackmail

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge

Released to accommodate unconverted theaters, the silent Blackmail is leaner than the sound version and all the more disquieting for its subtle shifts in perspective. A documentary-style prologue establishes the rule of law in swift, precise strokes, but culpability ultimately proves elusive after a young woman grabs for a kitchen knife to defend herself from a darkly intimated rape. No sooner has the woman’s policeman boyfriend determined to cover up her crime than a supremely confident blackmailer materializes at the family shop. Hitchcock...

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2020 Feb 27

Saving America’s Cities: The Past, Present, and Future of Urban Revitalization

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge

Can past efforts to revitalize America’s cities inform contemporary strategies to address the problems of economic inequality, unaffordable housing, segregated neighborhoods, and deteriorating infrastructure?

That question, in part, informs Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age, a new book by Lizabeth Cohen, Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University and former Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Cohen will discuss this history and will be joined in...

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2020 Feb 06

Lecture: The Imprint of the Landscape

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge

Please join us for the Frederick Law Olmsted Lecture delivered by landscape architect Günther Vogt. Vogt's lecture will also mark the opening of the exhibition Günther Vogt: First the Forests, which is on view in the Druker Design Gallery from January 21–March 8, 2020. A reception in the gallery will take place immediately following the lecture.

What is the relevant scale for operating with the landscape of the city?

Since the Industrial Revolution at the latest, humans have become the determining factor for global ecosystems. This fact becomes...

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2020 Feb 05

Uncharted Exclaves — Modernism and Other -Isms in the Practices of Taiwanese Architecture

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge

Throughout its history, Taiwan has been the laboratory for architectural experiments, or more precisely, the exclaves of all architectural movements and the -isms. It was the last frontier for southern style Chinese architecture, the experimental field for Japanese young architects' endeavors, the perpetual battle ground for “Contemporary Chinese” versus “Traditional Taiwanese”, the restless landscape for postmodernism and its two non-formal counterparts, critical regionalism (Tzonis, Alexander & Liane Lefaivre / Kenneth Frampton) and dirty realism (Lefaivre, L. / Jameson, F.), and...

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