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Guests enter the courtyard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as part of its Third Thursday Garden Party on Thursday. The open art gallery event, which is free to Harvard University students with a valid student ID, will be held every Third Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. over the summer.
A set of emu eggs are incubated Thursday afternoon at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. The eggs are on loan from an emu farm in Gill, MA, to which the chicks will be returned after hatching.
Jonathan B. Losos ’84, professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, explains the ecological significance of islands and their role in understanding evolution. The talk took place in a packed Geological Lecture Hall and was part of the Cambridge Science Festival, happening from April 17-26.
Jonathan B. Losos ’84, curator of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, spoke about the relevance of islands to the study of evolution.
Visitors of the Harvard Art Museums sit below the new sculpture, “Triangle Constellation,” by Carlos Amorales, which has been on display since last Friday, April 17 above the Calderwood Courtyard at the Harvard Art Museums on Monday afternoon. The piece was commissioned by the museums’ Art in Public Spaces initiative and explores the representation of sound with 16 aluminum triangles of various sizes.
At a Cambridge Science Festival event, Ivan Sigal, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, answers questions on the formation of his documentary and installation project that shows the Karachi Circular Railway in Karachi, Pakistan, which is displayed at the Lightbox Gallery of the Harvard Art Museum
On April 17, the Harvard Art Museums inaugurated Carlos Amorales's "Triangle Constellation," a specially-commissioned installation that seeks to celebrate the historical transformation of the buildings.
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Asian Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, the museum has planned a tribute to Japanese culture with an extensive, season-long event. "Hokusai" and "In the Wake"—two vastly different exhibitions—kick off this exploration of Asian art.
HONY visit (weather): President Drew G. Faust speaks about the experience of being the first female president of Harvard University. Faust spoke at the Fogg Museum on Thursday morning, where Brandon Stanton, photographer and creator of the popular "Humans of New York" blog, brought students from Mott Hall Bridges Academy on a visit to Harvard University.
Stanley H. Ambrose, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, lectured on the behavioral differences between modern humans and Neanderthals, and the implication of those differences in the context of environmental degradation more than 70,000 years ago.
MFA Curator Stephanie Stepanek at a press review for "Goya: Order and Disorder. The Met loaned a couple of paintings for this exhibition.
The arts offer a unique example of a flowering cultural exchange and promising potential for collaboration between New York and Boston.