Art & Photography
Art historian Steven Nelson inaugurated the Richard Cohen Lecture Series at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute with a look at how black American artists draw from centuries of the African diaspora.
Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, soon turning 50, was celebrated at the Graduate School of Design through a visit from its first director, Eduard Sekler, along with early faculty and students.
Installation artist Helen Marriage, a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, conversed with Professor Rahul Mehrotra about a modern conundrum: In an increasingly secular age, can public space be spiritual? "Streets of Gold" continues the series on April 5.
What’s in store for the revamped Harvard Art Museums, set to open in fall 2014? On Wednesday evening, curators offered visitors a glimpse of how the museums’ collections will be showcased in the new building, with a nod toward the thoughtful, the innovative, and the interactive.
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“Congo on the Wire,” a new exhibit at the Carr Center, helps a panel of experts outline the horror and complexity of an African war.
As plans for renovating the Harvard Art Museums progress, officials offer a look at what the refurbished facility will hold.
A generous donation by the late Norma Jean Calderwood — philanthropist, autodidact, and keen-eyed collector — brought a millennium’s worth of Islamic art to Harvard, some of which is now on display for the first time at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.
“Cartographic Grounds,” an exhibit of new and old mapmaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, intends to inspire a new generation of designers to draw, with precision, what they see, and to present, with art, what they imagine.
A show by artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, which examines issues of family and the Afro-Latin experience in America, opened Thursday at the Neil L. & Angelica Zander Rudenstine Gallery in the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.
Artist Kerry James Marshall’s massive woodcut print, on view at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, challenges the artistic status quo.
Radcliffe graphic designer Jessica Brilli does what she loves and loves what she does, using her artistic talent in her personal and professional life. A reception will be held Nov. 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Works by Le Corbusier and Joan Miró are back at the Carpenter Center after painstaking repair work by conservators at the Weissman Preservation Center.
The stone sculpture “Gilgamesh” by the late Professor Dimitri Hadzi, who died in 2006, was donated to Harvard’s Mineralogical and Geological Museum by his wife, Cynthia.
“Tectonic Visions Between Land and Sea,” at Gund Hall through Oct. 16, is a room-filling, eye-filling Kiyonori Kikutake retrospective.
A new art exhibit opens a yearlong celebration of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, which turns 50 in May.
An artist and curatorial associate at Arnold Arboretum fuses material she has gathered during her 25-year Harvard career into evocative works of art. Hardy Brown’s first solo exhibit at the Arboretum, “Ex Herbario: Recent Works by Susan Hardy Brown,” is now on view at the Hunnewell Visitor Center through Sept. 16.
Master of calligraphy Haji Noor Deen’s work is on display in the CGIS South building in an exhibit titled “Arabic Islamic Calligraphy in the Chinese Tradition: Works by Master Haji Noor Deen," through Aug. 20.
This summer, the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research is offering tours of its art collection. Led at noon on Thursdays by Sheldon Cheek, senior curatorial associate for the Image of the Black in Western Art Project and Photo Archive, at the Rudenstine Gallery.
Harvard curator Elizabeth Rudy discussed “highlights of how portraiture was pushed in different directions by different artists at key moments” in a talk at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.
A new master’s concentration at the Harvard Graduate School of Design invites artists and others out of the studio and into the world.
Edward Lear, a master of nonsense verse and travel writing, was at a young age one of the most accomplished natural history painters of his time.
“Early Photography of Japan,” a virtual collection of more than 2,000 images from three Harvard University libraries, documents the early history of Japanese commercial photography, and reflects the Western image of traditional Japanese culture before modernization.
A new exhibition at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum profiling the print-inspired works of contemporary artist Jasper Johns was put together with the help of four Harvard undergraduates.
An intimate exhibition at the Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum offers viewers a look at a body of largely unknown photographic work by one of the most versatile talents of the modern art movement in Germany.