Apr
10
7:00 pm19:00

Gardner Landscape Lectures: Andrea Cochran

Tickets: $5-$15 | Reserve online or at 617 278 5156

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Andrea Cochran is founder of San Francisco-based Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture. Distinguished by a restrained palette of materials and an emphasis on the experiential quality of the built landscape, the firm tackles a wide range of projects, including hotels, residences, wineries, affordable housing, institutions, public parks, and schools. A sense of intimacy and attention to detail infuses each project. Cochranʼs award-winning work is internationally recognized. She was finalist for the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards in Landscape Architecture in 2006, 2009, and 2010. A monograph of her work was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2009.

Gardner Landscape Lectures begin at 7pm in Calderwood Hall. 

Feb
13
8:00 pm20:00

Gardner Landscape Lectures: Laurie Olin

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One of the best known landscape architects practicing today, Laurie Olin is founding partner of OLIN, recipient of the 2008 Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for excellence and innovation. In 2012, President Obama awarded him the National Medal of Arts. Recent projects include the new Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and Director Park, a active and versatile urban plaza in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Olin has taught at the University of Pennsylvania for 40 years and is the author of many books and essays.

Gardner Landscape Lectures begin at 7pm in Calderwood Hall. 

Nov
21
7:00 pm19:00

ICA Artist Talk: Amy Sillman

Artist Talk: Amy Sillman with Helen Molesworth

Featured artist Amy Sillman returns to Boston for a special lively and informative conversation with Helen Molesworth, Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the ICA. Hear the artist’s thoughts on what Molesworth calls “her commitment to drawing” and the many influences and inspirations behind the works in Amy Sillman: one lump or two.

Nov
21
Nov 24

School of MFA Art Sale

SMFA's celebrated annual sale has become a destination for art collectors and for those who simply love art. With thousands of works on a changing rotation, priced by the artists and sold to benefit student scholarships, the Museum School Art Sale is your opportunity to experience the exceptional caliber of work produced by SMFA students, alumni, faculty and more.

Opening celebration: Thursday, November 21, 5–8 pm

SMFA Medici members receive an invitation to a private preview of the Museum School Art Sale before the doors open to the general public. To be one of the first people to shop at this acclaimed annual event, join SMFA Medici today.

Nov
15
8:00 pm20:00

Harvard Veritas Forum: Our interviewee Sean Kelly

November 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Memorial Church

PRESENTERS:

N.T. Wright

Sean Kelly

A conversation on the interpretation of the New Testament in a post-modern era, moderated by Jay Harris, Dean of Undergraduate Education and Harry Austryn Wolfson Professor of Jewish Studies.

Tickets will be available at the Harvard Box Office. Harvard ID holders may pick up tickets (2 ticket maximum) starting November 4th. Tickets available to the general public starting November 7th.

 

Nov
13
Nov 17

Napa Film Festival

NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL 

The 3nd annual Napa Valley Film Festival takes place November 13 – 17, 2013.

Brenda and Marc Lhormer are the co-Founders of NVFF. Marc serves as both Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Executive & Artistic Director. Brenda serves as Vice Chair of the Board and Co-Director. After running the Sonoma Valley Film Festival for seven years (2001 – 2008), and then producing their first feature film (BOTTLE SHOCK, which tells the story of Napa Valley wines beating the French at the infamous 1976 wine-tasting competition in Paris), Brenda and Marc decided to create a world-class film festival for Napa Valley with the notion of marrying the valley’s renowned food, wine and hospitality with a celebration of the art of cinematic story-telling.

Nov
7
7:00 pm19:00

Gardner Landscape Lecture: Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

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Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is widely recognized as a leader in sustainability and brings a mastery of the science and art of landscape architecture to her work. Over the past 60 years she has collaborated with acclaimed architects such as Renzo Piano, Moshe Safdie, and Arthur Erickson. In 2012 she received the prestigious American Society of Landscape Architects Medal “. . . in recognition of her unfaltering leadership and award-winning work in postwar landscape architecture in Canada and the United States.”

Gardner Landscape Lectures begin at 7pm in Calderwood Hall. Lectures include Museum admission and require a ticket; tickets can be reserved online, by phone, or in person at the door. Museum admission: adults $15, seniors $12, students $5, free for members.

Nov
4
Feb 28

Sophie Calle on Loss at Gardner Museum


Sophie Calle: Last Seen will include Calle’s 1991 Gardner-inspired work on display for the first time at the Gardner, as well as new work created in 2012.

The 14 photographic and text based works in Last Seen consist of two distinct series. The first, created in 1991, titled Last Seen… is a series of photographs and texts created shortly after the 1990 theft during which 13 objects were stolen from the Museum. The second series, titled What Do You See?, includes new work which Calle made in 2012 at the Museum while revisiting the earlier project.

Oct
17
Oct 19

The 5th Boston Books Festival

The 5th Annual Boston Book Festival runs Oct. 17-19 

Lineup includes Salman Rushdie, film writer Wes Craven, children's author Tomie dePaola, Bill Littlefield and Steve Almond along with a long list of authors. 

Copley Square and the Boston Public Library

Oct
13
5:00 pm17:00

Formaggio Event: Catskills vs. Vermont

The Catskills versus Killington - Vermont against New York, $55.

What's a little friendly competition between two states? We all know they can make cheese, but can they pair it well? Join us in welcoming to the ring, Veronica Pedraza, head cheesemaker at Meadowood Farms (in Cazenovia, New York) and Chris Gray, head cheesemaker at Consider Bardwell Farm (in West Pawlet, Vermont) will bring their best cheeses to pair alongside the greatest beers of their respective home state.

Oct
10
Jan 5

Amy Sillman - One Lump or Two at ICA Boston

Amy Sillman at ICA

"Big, confident, and sensuous works. In front of them, you feel joy and exuberance." —Boston Globe 
 

Painting is perhaps more vital today than any time since the heyday of the New York School in the late 1940s and 1950s, and Amy Sillman one of its most influential practitioners and thinkers. Through her dramatic shifts in style, sophisticated writings, and her role as head of the painting program at Bard College’s prestigious MFA program, she has proven that the basic building blocks of 20th-century painting are as relevant as ever.

Amy Sillman: one lump or two—the artist’s first museum survey—follows her development as an artist from the mid-1990s to the present, as her work moved from drawing to painting to moving images, and from figuration to abstraction. Featured are more than 90 works, including drawings, paintings, ‘zines (which she calls “a chance to present one’s own epiphanies”), and the artist’s recent forays into animated film.

 

Oct
10
Jan 12

She Who Tells A Story - Photography Exhibit at MFA

Provocative work challenges perceptions of Middle Eastern identity at Boston MFA

“She Who Tells a Story” introduces the pioneering work of twelve leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world: Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and Newsha Tavakolian.

 

Oct
3
12:00 pm12:00

Queen Bee of Tuscany at the Boston Athenaeum

The Redoubtable Janet Ross, born into a distinguished intellectual family and raised among luminaries such as Dickens and Thackeray, Janet Ross married at eighteen and went to live in Egypt. There for six years, she wrote for the London Times. In 1867, she moved to Florence, Italy where she spent the remaining sixty years of her life writing a series of books an hosting a colorful miscellany of friends and neighbors from Mark Twain to Bernard Berenson.  

Ben Downing who writes for the Paris Review and coeditor of Parnassus discusses.

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