Past Events

  • 2022 May 24

    On the Move: 17th-Century Dutch Artists and Their Travels

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    In-Person, Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

    Living through the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years has prompted renewed appreciation of the excitement and pleasures, as well as the challenges and dangers, of travel. In this lecture, we’ll learn about the experiences 17th-century Dutch draftsmen had to face as they journeyed from their studios to places near and far. Jane Shoaf Turner will focus on drawings by artists who traveled beyond the Dutch Republic’s borders—across the Channel to England, north and east to Germany and Scandinavia, south to France, over the Alps to Italy, and across the Atlantic to Brazil.

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  • 2022 May 21

    Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape

    Sat May 21 (All day) to Sun Aug 14 (All day)

    Location: 

    University Research Gallery, University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

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    Towns, farms, waterways, and woods—discover how Rembrandt, Van Goyen, Van Ruisdael, and more approached these subjects as meditations on humankind’s relationship with the environment.

    Between the late 16th century and the early 18th century, artists working in the Netherlands—then known as the Dutch Republic—produced an extraordinary number of landscape drawings. Many of these works depicted sites that were...

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  • 2022 May 12

    Post-Pandemic Update: What has the Science of the Human Past discovered lately?

    3:00pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Zoom, CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room (Lower Level), Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

    Lightning Talks from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, followed by public reception until 5:30 or 6:00 pm

    Sponsored by the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard (SoHP), with the support of the Goelet-Berkowitz Fund to Support the Science of the Human Past.

    Introduction:

    Michael McCormickFrancis Goelet Professor of Medieval History, Harvard University; Chair, Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard (SoHP); Director at Harvard, Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the...

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  • 2022 May 06

    Night of Ideas 2022

    6:00pm to 11:00pm

    Location: 

    William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Welcome to Boston's Night of Ideas, an all-night marathon of philosophical discussions, artistic performances, and academic debates!

    About this event

    The Cultural Services of the French Consulate in Boston, in partnership with Harvard University, Bunker Hill Community College, and the International School of Boston, is launching a Night of Ideas on Friday, May 6th, from 6pm to 11pm at Harvard University.

    This event will bring together academics as well as artists, activists, and public intellectuals to address a...

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  • 2022 May 06

    Art Study Center Seminar at Home: George Abrams on Rembrandt

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom (registration required)

    From quick sketches of figures and faces to Dutch landscapes to biblical scenes, Rembrandt animated his renderings of a now-lost world. George Abrams, a distinguished collector of Dutch drawings, will share insights and observations about his favorite works by Rembrandt in his own collection and those at the Harvard Art Museums. He will also introduce prominent followers and students of the great Dutch artist, whose identities are coming to light thanks to ongoing research.

    Led by:
    George Abrams, Harvard College ’54, Harvard Law ’57, collector

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