Arts & Culture

2021 Oct 25

The Climate of Grief

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Divinity School—Online

This conversation is part of the series "Weather Reports: The Climate of Now." The featured speaker is poet Victoria Chang.

Victoria Chang writes in her New York Times Notable Book of 2020, Obit, “I always knew that grief was something I could smell. But I didn’t know that it’s not actually a noun but a verb. That it moves.” After the deaths of her parents, she refused to write elegies; instead, Chang wrote poetic obituaries of the beautiful, broken world that surrounds her (many see them...

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2021 Oct 08

Bach Society Orchestra Presents: 2021-2022 Season Premiere

8:00pm to 9:30pm

Location: 

Paine Hall (Harvard Music Building), 3 Oxford St., Cambridge

The Bach Society Orchestra, Harvard's premiere undergraduate chamber orchestra, kicks off its 2021-2022 Season with our first concert of the fall on Friday, October 8th, 2021. Reserve your free tickets now for this wonderful musical celebration!

  • Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 in F major
  • Manuel de Falla's El Sombrero de Tres Picos, Suite 1
  • Gabriel Faure's Pélleas et Mélisande Suite.

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2021 Oct 05

Art Talk Live: A Sea Shell off the Sea Shore: Van der Ast’s Feathered Cone Shell

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums—Online

In this intricate drawing, 17th-century Dutch artist Balthasar van der Ast captured the natural beauty of a “feathered cone”—the discarded shell of a sea snail indigenous to the Indo-Pacific. Join curatorial fellow Joanna Seidenstein as she explores the histories of global trade and colonization behind this work and the curatorial questions that have come up in preparation for its display.

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2021 Oct 28

Shea Burke Artist In Residence Lecture

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard—Online

The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard presents a series of lectures by 2021-22 Artists In Residence.

Shea Burke is a ceramic artist from Rochester New York. Their work employs the ceramic vessel as a container for thoughts and histories around their Black biracial ancestry. Shea dreams of their role as a future ancestor themself. Shea received their BFA from Alfred University in 2017 and an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021. They were the recipient of a Zenobia Award for a residency at Watershed Ceramics in 2018.

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2021 Oct 21

Andrew Castañeda Artist In Residence Lecture

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard—Online

The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard presents a series of lectures by 2021-22 Artists In Residence.

Andrew Castañeda grew up surfing and skateboarding in sunny southern California. While he fully embraces the spontaneity of life as an artist, he is also a true Virgo and works hard to move forward, always. Andrew has work in two private collections: The American Museum of Ceramic Arts at Pomona, CA and the Kansas City Art Institute Teaching Collection. Andrew earned his BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute, and then his MFA from Penn State...

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2021 Oct 14

Deighton Abrams Artist In Residence Lecture

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard—Online

The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard presents a series of lectures by 2021-22 Artists In Residence.

Deighton Abrams is a ceramic sculptor and educator. He completed his MFA in Studio Ceramics at Clemson University and his undergraduate studies at Armstrong University in Savannah, Georgia.  He was raised primarily in Alaska but has lived an equal amount of time in Georgia, Texas, and South Carolina. He has shown work both nationally and internationally. He has also completed a Residency at STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise in Star, North Carolina and...

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2021 Oct 05

Artist Panel: Devour the Land: War and American Landscape Photography since 1970

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums—Online

In this virtual panel discussion, curator Makeda Best will be in conversation with photographers Terry Evans, Ashley Gilbertson, and Will Wilson, each of whom has works in our latest special exhibition, Devour the Land: War and American Landscape Photography since 1970.

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2021 Oct 26

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Portrait

Repeats every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Sun Apr 17 2022 .
10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, Modern and Contemporary Art, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

Explore the state of democracy today through a commissioned artwork by internationally renowned artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, presented at the Harvard Art Museums in partnership with the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Pre-recorded video interviews capturing voices and opinions from across the political spectrum will activate the Harvard Art Museums’ iconic portrait of George Washington (c. 1795) by Gilbert Stuart, fostering an exchange of views and responses at this time of heightened political division.

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2021 Oct 26

Devour the Land: War and American Landscape Photography since 1970

Repeats every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Sun Jan 16 2022 .
10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, Special Exhibitions Gallery, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

Explore the impacts of military activity on the American landscape—and the ways in which photography supports activism in response to these effects.

Important: Advance tickets are required to visit the exhibition in-person.

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2021 Oct 26

States of Play: Prints from Rembrandt to Delsarte

Repeats every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Sun Jan 02 2022 .
10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, University Research Gallery, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge

Immerse yourself in the world of printmaking, tracing how artists move step by step to painstakingly rework and refine their images. Spanning more than three centuries, the works in this exhibition—by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Lee Krasner, Jacques Philippe Le Bas, and Louis Delsarte—unveil the layers of creative revision, correction, and adjustment behind finished prints.

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2021 Nov 03

Carl M. Sapers Ethics in Practice Lecture: Eric Klinenberg, “Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life”

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Design—Online

The future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, childcare centers, and parks where crucial connections are formed. Drawing on extensive sociological research, Klinenberg claims that “social infrastructure,” which he defines as the physical spaces that shape our interactions, plays an essential but unappreciated role in modern societies, generating inequalities in health, education, crime, climate vulnerability, and social networks. In this lecture, he shares key findings from his landmark book, Palaces for the People, and...

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2021 Oct 28

Harvard Design Magazine #49: “Publics” Issue Launch and Conversation

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Design—Online

In a world of increasing polarization and boundary-drawing manifest at multiple scales, what has happened to the notion of “the public”? Is there evidence that collective understanding of who belongs in our neighborhoods, cities, regions, and nations is changing? And to what extent have the urban planning and design professions enabled or constrained these transformations? The 49th issue of Harvard Design Magazine, guest-edited by Anita Berrizbeitia and Diane Davis, addresses “the status of the...

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