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Indigenous Australian Art Exhibit Opens in Harvard Art Museums

The Harvard Art Museums’ special exhibition on Indigenous Art from Australia opens on Friday, with an opening celebration on Thursday night.

Silkscreening at Harvard Art Museums
Visual Arts

Silkscreening at Harvard Art Museums

Research curator Francesca Brewer demonstrates the silkscreening process during a Harvard Art Museums Materials Lab workshop on Dec. 15. Visitors pressed ink through screens to create stenciled designs.

The Silkscreening Process
Visual Arts

The Silkscreening Process

An attendee works on her silkscreening print at a Harvard Art Museums Materials Lab workshop. Visitors pressed ink through screens to create stenciled designs.

Study Center Open Hours
On Campus

Study Center Open Hours

Harvard Art Museums curatorial fellow Robert E. Wiesenberger discusses museum archives during the Art Study Center Open Hours on Dec. 15. The open hours featured art from collections not currently on public view, including selected works from Corita Kent.

Museums

Author Talks Scientific Realities Behind Mythology

Matthew Kaplan’s lecture on the “Science of the Magical" explored scientific realities of modern and ancient mythology and drew a crowd of more than 150 people.

FAS

Harvard Museum of Natural History Celebrates Rare Objects

During the panel, speakers highlighted additional scientifically and historically significant items in the museum’s possession.

College

Conservation Scientist Urges Sustainable Business

In a lecture titled “How Nature Can Save Us,” M. Sanjayan focused on how important nature is to humans.

Museums

The Trouble with Jellyfish

Nestled in a building of glass and chrome is what appears to be a Victorian era collector’s room. The theme of the exhibit is obvious: Wispy tentacles undulate across the muted blue wallpaper, the hanging vintage prints are decorated with umbrella-like forms, and the glass cases display slabs of rock which I am told are jellyfish fossils. (It took me a moment to realize what these were because jellyfish don’t have bones.)

Black Chronicles II
Visual Arts

Hutchins Center Showcases ‘Black Chronicles’ Photo Exhibit

“​Black Chronicles II,”​ as the exhibition is called, is the continuation of a similar project looking to address the absence of cultural diversity in the Victorian historical narrative.

Day of the Dead
Museums

Day of the Dead

Peabody Museum visitors examine a table full of objects associated with the Day of the Dead. This setup is part of the Peabody Museum's celebration of the Day of the Dead for local families.

Day of the Dead
Museums

Peabody Museum Celebrates the Day of the Dead

Polly R. Hubbard, the Peabody Museum’s education manager, described the holiday as a way of “welcoming back spirits of people who have passed on...with joy and happiness, and remembering what they were like...instead of woefully missing them.”

Celebration of Corita Kent
On Campus

Celebration of Corita Kent

The Harvard Art Museums drew inspiration from pop artist Corita Kent for its food and music at its student celebration on Thursday evening.

Semetic Museum Talk on Anti-Semetism and German Archaeology
On Campus

Semetic Museum Talk on Anti-Semetism and German Archaeology

Thomas Gertzen speaks about German archaeological expeditions in Egypt around the time of World War I, and the possible anti-Semitic currents within German archaeology swirling around the iconic bust of Queen Nefertiti. The event was hosted by the Harvard Semitic Museum.

Ancient Desserts
On Campus

Ancient Desserts

A plate of Mersu, an ancient Mesopotamian candy made from dates, sits on a table during the Harvard Semitic Museum’s event on Ancient Near East foods.

Mesopotamian Food Reception Draws Community Members to Semitic Museum
College

Mesopotamian Food Reception Draws Community Members to Semitic Museum

A woman looks at an exhibit at the Harvard Semitic Museum during a reception featuring traditional Mesopotamian cuisine. Students, professors, and community members discussed the exhibit while sampling a menu featuring 4,000-year old recipes.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes