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May 6, 2015 Kick off summer at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture's annual Summer Solstice celebration. Enjoy a fun evening of telescope viewings, music, dance, food, and hands-on activities for all ages, with free evening admission to the Harvard Semitic Museum, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and Harvard Museum of Natural History.... more
Apr 28, 2015 For anyone who is despondent over the state of today’s youth “From the Studios: Artwork by ABC and MMA Students” at the Chandler Gallery provides a hopeful perspective on the next generation. The outpouring of youthful creativity from students enrolled in Maud Morgan Arts classes and the Agassiz Baldwin Afterschool program is charming: when given the opportunity to make animal benches, students... more
Apr 21, 2015 The Illustrators of The Lesley University College of Art and Design have come together to present WunderHaus, an ephemeral salon and shop by the Class of 2015. Come and celebrate the work of the graduating class in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration program. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 7th from 6:00 - 9:00pm. VanDernoot Gallery Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12:00 pm-5... more
Apr 9, 2015 Enjoy a dynamic exhibition featuring the work of 10 artist-scholars whose creations span a variety of light-dependent genres including film, installation, alternative processes, printmaking, cut paper, digital color and integrated media. The free exhibition highlights the thesis projects of the MFA in Photography program at the Lesley University College of Art and Design. The show is on view from... more
Mar 27, 2015 To commemorate Autism Awareness Month, Lesley University will host an Autism Symposium and Art Show in April featuring artists JB Finnerty, Jessica Park and John Williams. Finnerty’s works include whimsical watercolors and abstract paintings that explore graffiti-like, symbolic images. His paintings are oversized and colorful, as he connects colors, shapes and symbols in ways that are often... more
Mar 20, 2015 Just Around the (Charles) Riverbend Celebrating 40 years of the Riverbend Park Trust and the legacy of Isabella Halsted Show dates: July 7-August 27, 2015 at University Place Gallery Reception & Awards: Friday, July 10, 6-8pm End of show pick-up: Friday, August 28, 11am-5pm History of the Riverbend Park Trust: In 1974, Cambridge resident Isbella Halsted proposed the idea of a traffic-free... more
Mar 20, 2015 May 15 - June 25, 2015 Reception: Friday, May 15, 6-8pmKathryn Shultz Gallery & University Place Gallery Juried by Michael Rush Founding Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State Universitymichael_web_0 ABOUT OUR JUROR Michael Rush is the Founding Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, which opened in November 2012. Having arrived... more
Mar 20, 2015 Small Group Show featuring the work of Celia Gilbert, Wally Gilbert and Diana Morse Presented at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery April 3 – 30, 2015 Reception | Sunday, April 19th, 2-4pm more
Mar 19, 2015 This exhibit includes a little light reading. The pieces in “Small Works Salon 2015: Word + Image” at the Chandler Gallery incorporate signs, poems, memos, receipts, and sometimes whole pages of text into 2D and 3D works. Juried by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, a distinguished artist and professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, this salon blurs the boundaries between writing and visual... more
Mar 5, 2015 The necropolis of Saqqara in Egypt is the burial site of kings, commoners, and animals considered sacred by the Egyptians: bulls, cows, ibises, falcons, baboons, cats, and dogs. The Catacombs of Anubis in North Saqqara contain the mummified remains of approximately eight million animals, primarily dogs. In this free, public and illustrated lecture, Paul Nicholson, Professor in Archaeology,... more
Feb 26, 2015 Tahiti, Bermuda, Madeira, Bali. Everyone loves islands, but no one loves them more than an evolutionary biologist. From the dwarf elephants of Crete to the carnivorous caterpillars of Hawaii and the snaggly-fingered aye-aye of Madagascar, islands present a cornucopia of biodiversity. Darwin drew much of his inspiration from island stopovers on his fabled Beagle voyage, as did Alfred Russel... more
Feb 11, 2015 Peter Scott “makes a positive habit of avoiding the picturesque” says Roger Kizik, Scott’s co-exhibitor in the Chandler Gallery’s upcoming show, “Upon Closer Inspection.” The same could be said of Kizik’s art. Kizik’s works on paper depicting perfume bottles, underwear and museum statues make a dynamic counterpoint to Scott’s brooding urban landscapes and mythic Italian countrysides. Adds Scott... more
Feb 11, 2015 With bizarre woodpecker-like primates, dwarf humans, and flightless birds over nine feet high, islands are havens for some of the most unusual living creatures on our planet. Why are islands such hotspots of biodiversity and how does evolution work within these isolated pockets of life? Islands: Evolving in Isolation is a new Harvard Museum of Natural History exhibition that unravels the... more
Jan 22, 2015 The new Lesley University Lunder Arts Center is a state-of-the-art complex in Cambridge’s Porter Square created to teach tomorrow’s artists, designers, filmmakers and others. It is the new home of the Lesley University College of Art and Design, and will serve as a nexus for the arts for the larger Cambridge community. The public is invited to visit the new arts complex on Thursday, Feb. 19, from... more
Jan 15, 2015 Today we can access myriad technologies to get from one place to another, but how did our ancestors find their way? On what knowledge, environmental clues, and instruments did they rely? John Huth, author of The Lost Art of Finding Our Way and Donner Professor of Science, Department of Physics; Co-director of the Science Program, Academic Ventures at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University,... more
Jan 14, 2015 Over the last six years, Timothy Bouldry has dedicated himself to documenting the complex global economy built around garbage, recyclables, and the communities of extremely impoverished adults and children at landfills known as “waste pickers” in Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. In the inaugural exhibit of the Lesley University College of Art and Design's Alumni Exhibition Series, Bouldry (... more
Jan 7, 2015 This exhibition at Harvard's Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments explores both the biological underpinnings of human navigation and its technological history, from the sea-faring cultures of the southern Pacific to early European mariners. Compelling mounted specimens from the Museum of Comparative Zoology, also of Harvard University, help tell the story of the human navigational... more
Dec 18, 2014 “I love that it is never easy to paint the next painting,” says Amy Schuyler Clarkson, whose quietly radiant watercolors and oils betray neither hesitation nor struggle. The luscious colors in Clarkson’s still lifes at the Chandler Gallery entice us to contemplate plantains, hydrangeas, jam-thumbprint cookies and stacks of cupcake liners. “I have always been attracted to small works of art,” says... more
Nov 19, 2014 War has been an attribute of human cultures throughout time, and weapons are crafted with a practical, deadly intent. Nearly as pervasive as war itself is the practice of decorating the objects used to wage it. Arts of War is a new Peabody Museum exhibition that presents the beauty and craftsmanship of war objects drawn from cultures around the world. From maces, clubs, daggers, and spears to... more
Nov 19, 2014 Boasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet, surpassing the biological diversity of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Thriving in every corner of the globe, from tropical forests to polar ice caps, birds vary tremendously in habit and size from diminutive bee hummingbirds to towering 10-foot-high elephant birds, flightless giants that roamed the... more
Nov 19, 2014 Featuring a rich assortment of antiquities collected by museum founder David Gordon Lyon (1852-1935), a new exhibition opening December 5, 2014 allows visitors to explore the history of the ancient Near East at the Harvard Semitic Museum, founded 125 years ago in 1889. See Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets, ancient Palestinian pottery, Egyptian funerary art, and ethnographic treasures, along with... more