Past Events

  • 2017 May 24

    Harlem: Found Ways

    Repeats every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Sat Jul 15 2017 .
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    The Cooper Gallery - 102 Mount Auburn St. Cambridge, Mass.

    COST: Free and open to the public
    TICKET INFO: 617-496-5777
    CONTACT INFO: thecoopergallery@fas.harvard.edu 
    DETAILS: May 24 - July 15, The exhibition will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art presents “Harlem: Found Ways,” an exhibit of art and photography that captures the rich heritage, unsettling paradoxes, and uncertain future of one of the world’s most culturally influential neighborhoods.  Curated by Cooper...

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  • 2017 May 18

    Talk: Aki Sasamoto: Talk on Good Food

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts 24 Quincy Street, Level 3, CRC/bookshop

     

    ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts; Cambridge Arts Council
    SPEAKER(S): Aki Sasamoto is a New York-based, Japanese artist, working with sculpture, dance, video, sound, and installation. Her installations are arrangements of sculpturally altered found objects, in which Sasamoto weaves constructed narratives that are personal yet open to relation and reflection. As part of her practice she collaborates with musicians, choreographers, scientists and scholars, and plays multiple roles of dancer, sculptor, or...

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  • 2017 May 18

    Konrad Bloch Lecture

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Northwest Building Lecture Hall B-103 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
    SPEAKER: Yukiko Yamashita, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, HHMI Investigator
    DETAILS:    
    Yukiko Yamashita will give a talk entitled, "Stem Cells, Differentiation and Immortality In Drosophila Male Germline"

  • 2017 May 16

    Elektrik Revival: Remixing The Black Speculative South

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    The Hutchins Center at Harvard University 104 Mount Auburn St., Floor 3R Cambridge, Mass.

    ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: The Hiphop Archive and Research Institute and the Hutchins Center.
    DETAILS: ELEKTRIK REVIVAL is a process-based art and design show that collects the work of John Jennings and Stacey Robinson (BLACK KIRBY) and the work of their digital transmedia artists’ collective MOTHERBOXX STUDIOS.
    This newly formed collective of artists have created and designed a vivid and dynamic visual feast of the imagination to shock, entertain, challenge, and inspire.
    The exhibit will feature a diverse body of in-progress graphic novel...

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  • 2017 May 11

    Ceramics Program Spring Show and Sale Opening Reception

    4:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard 224 Western Avenue Allston, Massachusetts 02130

    ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
    COST: Free and open to the public
    CONTACT INFO: 617-495-8680
    DETAILS:    
    The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard will present its 2017 Spring Show and Sale May 11-14 in its state-of-the art facility at 224 Western Ave., Allston, Mass.
    More than 50 artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for...

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  • 2017 May 10

    Where the Roads All End: The Marshall Family’s Kalahari Photography

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street; Free parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage

     

    SPEAKER(S): Ilisa Barbash, Curator of Visual Anthropology, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
    COST: Free and open to the public.
    CONTACT INFO:617-496-1027, peabody@fas.harvard.edu
    DETAILS:
    The Marshall family, which filmed and studied the Ju/’hoansi of the Kalahari Desert, created one of the most significant visual anthropology projects of the twentieth century. Sponsored by the Peabody Museum, the Marshalls made eight trips to Namibia (then South West Africa) in the...

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  • 2017 May 04

    Curiouser and Curiouser: Why Twenty-First-Century Wonderlands Need Anthropology Museums More Than Ever

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Free parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage

    SPEAKER(S): Ruth Phillips, Canada Research Chair and Professor of Art History, Carleton University, Ottawa; Visiting Professor of Art History, Yale University 
    COST: Free and open to the public.
    CONTACT INFO: 617-496-1027 peabody@fas.harvard.edu
    DETAILS: Western museums have always been in the business of displaying, provoking, and seeking to satisfy curiosity. The collections of the Peabody and other anthropology museums are, on one level, material deposits of the different forms that “curiosity” has...

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  • 2017 May 04

    Svetlana Boym Memorial Talk Series: Andreas Huyssen

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    Boylston Hall, Fong Auditorium

    ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Harvard Department of Comparative Literature
    SPEAKER(S): Andreas Huyssen, Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature,Columbia University
    DETAILS: The Department of Comparative Literature cordially invites you to the first Svetlana Boym Memorial Talk by:
    Andreas Huyssen
    Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature
    Columbia University

  • 2017 May 04

    Svetlana Boym: Exile and Imagination

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Boylston Hall, Fong Auditorium

    ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Department of Comparative Literature, together with the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies
    DIRECTED BY: Judith Wechsler
    COST: Free
    DETAILS: The premier of the new film 'Svetlana Boym: Exile and Imagination' by Judith Wechsler, to be followed by a lecture by Andreas Huyssen at 5 p.m.
    Judith Wechsler is an art historian and filmmaker. She has written and directed 28 films, predominantly on art, for the Louvre, with the...

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  • 2017 May 03

    Facing Philistines: The Discovery of an Iron Age Cemetery

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Northwest Building, B103, 52 Oxford St.

    SPEAKER(S): Adam J. Aja, Assistant Curator of Collections, Harvard Semitic Museum; Assistant Director, Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon; Chief Stratigrapher, Tel Shimron Excavations
    COST: Free and open to the public
    CONTACT INFO: 617-495-4631 semiticm@fas.harvard.edu
    DETAILS: Archaeological excavations at Philistine settlements have revealed myriad details about the daily life of an Iron Age people, perhaps best known for being the archenemy of the Israelites. Excavators had failed, however, to identify any formal...

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