Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Mar 11

Spring Recess

Sat Mar 11 (All day) to Sun Mar 19 (All day)

2016 May 21

Harvard Art Museums Exhibit: Prehistoric Pottery from Northwest China

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

On View May 21, 2016–August 14, 2016 Harvard Art Museums

Ancient pottery vessels are not only works of art but also representations of technical achievement, products of economic value, and windows into understanding ancient history and society. This installation showcases approximately 60 excellent, yet rarely seen prehistoric Chinese ceramics from the collections of the Harvard Art Museums and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

This...

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2016 Jul 29

Mass Historical Society: Augustus Saint-Gaudens Civil War Monuments

2:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Jack Curtis 

Event is free.

https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1893

The greatest sculptor of the Beaux-Arts era, Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), secured his place in the pantheon of American artists with his dynamic portrayals of Civil War heroes. This survey of the life and work of the influential sculptor will focus on his heroic, yet compassionate 1887 Abraham Lincoln: The Man (or Standing Lincoln) in Chicago’s Lincoln Park as representative of Saint-Gaudens’s...

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2016 Jul 21

Mass Historical Society: Boston Historical Meet & Greet

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Free – Registration requested

https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1892

Boston does not have a city historical society, but it has a wealth of neighborhood organizations. From the West End to the South Boston, Bostonians are steeped in local history and proud of their neighborhood’s identity. The Massachusetts Historical Society is pleased to invite the public and representatives of local organizations for a chance to mingle and share recent accomplishments or the great projects they are working on....

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2016 Jul 13

Mass Historical Society: Presidents and Politics Series: "Bobby Kennedy"

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Reception at 5:30pm

Larry Tye, Author

$20 (free for MHS members)

https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1891

History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy’s enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. In Bobby Kennedy, Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this...

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2016 Jul 06

Mass Historical Society: Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Samuel Redman, UMASS Amherst

$10 (free for MHS members)

https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1890

In 1864 a U.S. army doctor dug up the remains of a Dakota man who had been killed in Minnesota. Carefully recording his observations, he sent the skeleton to a museum in Washington, DC, that was collecting human remains for research. In the “bone rooms” of this museum and others like it, a scientific revolution was unfolding that would change our understanding of the human body,...

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2016 Jun 29

Mass Historical Society: A New Perspective on the 19th Century Rivalry between New York and Boston

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Michael Wheeler

Free – Registration requested

https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1889

Changing technology has introduced tools that can change the way we see and understand history.  Dr. Wheeler has degrees in history, computer science, international relations, and earned a PhD by using Historical Geographic Information Systems (HGIS) to develop three-dimensional, animated maps for studying historical events.  During the 19th Century urban rivalry...

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