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Former Chair of the Anthropology Department Irven DeVore, who taught generations of Harvard undergraduates a lotteried class popularly known as “Sex”, died last week at age 80.
Archaeology is alive and kicking in the Boston area. At Harvard, a hands-on course in the Anthropology Department allows students to dig up artifacts in their own backyard. Meanwhile, the City of Boston Archaeology Program gives volunteers an opportunity to engage with the city’s historical legacy.
Seymour Slive, a former director of the Fogg Art Museum and fine arts professor emeritus, died on June 14 at the age of 93.
Including the five murals commissioned by the University, the exhibition will display 38 of Rothko’s works created between 1961 and 1962 and many of the artist’s related studies on paper and canvas.
The ceiling of the Calderwood Courtyard has been remade using glass to allow a more natural inflow of light for the exhibits. The Harvard Art Museums are scheduled to be reopened in the fall of 2014.
Awash in natural light and surrounded by the collections of the three Harvard Art Museums, the renovated and revitalized Calderwood Courtyard stands ready to once again serve as the heart of the museums when they reopen on Nov. 16.
As flowers begin to peak out on campus, many of Harvard’s most recognizable sculptures have also emerged from their winter covers—just in time for a tour of the Yard’s public art works, hosted by Harvard Art Museums on Friday.
The night marked the fourth and final installment of “In-Sight Evening: Preparing for the New Harvard Art Museums,” an event series that began in 2012.
In preparation for its reopening this fall, the Harvard Art Museums will create a student advisory board composed of graduate and undergraduate students to serve as its connection to the student body.
Enjoy a great view of the stars at the Gilliland Observatory free of charge on Friday evenings. The observatory is located on the roof of the Boston Museum of Science's parking garage.
After undergoing several years of construction, the Fogg Museum is expected to reopen in the fall of 2014. The reconstruction of the museum is part of a larger initiative to merge Harvard’s art collection into one building.
The reconstructed building, which expands total gallery space to 43,000 square feet, will include six levels of public space, a new glass roof, and new resources and spaces for teaching, exhibition, and research.
A new exhibit in the Science Center showcases human body parts and historical objects related to the science of dissection and anatomy.
On Saturday, the Harvard Museum of Natural History opened a new exhibit to mark the 100th anniversary of Martha’s death and the extinction of the passenger pigeon.