April 2017

Sat, Apr 1, 2017


Community Day: Fool Mead Once

Discover the tricks of animation and cartooning at this afternoon of art-making, short films, and gallery talks. Our special programming and activities are inspired by Kota Ezawa's animated film and lightboxes in his Gardner Museum Revisited, which is on view now.

This event is free and open to the public.

Wed, Apr 5, 2017


Kota Ezawa: Gardner Museum Revisited

Enjoy conversation with artist Kota Ezawa as he discusses his installation The Gardner Museum Revisited, which is on view now in the Rotherwas Room at the Mead.

A reception will follow the talk, which is free and open to the public. All are encouraged to attend!

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Rachel Rose

Rapaport Lecture in Contemporary Art: Rachel Rose

The 2017 Rapaport Lecture will be given by American artist Rachel Rose who creates nuanced video installations. Sponsored by the Department of Art and the History of Art and supported by the Rapaport Lectureship in Contemporary Art Fund, the lecture will be held in Pruyne Lecture Hall (Room 115), Fayerweather Hall. All are welcome to attend!

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Colorful image of rowers on the river in front of the Harvard campus, with trees in the foreground and blue sky and white clouds overhead

"Academic & Co-Curricular Engagement at the College Art Museum: The View from Harvard"

Imagine innovative ways to connect with the Mead as Dr. David Odo, director of Student Programs and research curator of University Collections Initiatives at Harvard University Art Museums, shares the exciting results of his latest projects. All are welcome to attend!

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Engaging with the Art Museum: The Classroom and Beyond

Please join Dr. David Odo of Harvard University Art Museums for a roundtable discussion on engaging with the college art museum. Lunch will be provided!

Guro self-portrait sketched in pencil

Guro Symposium: Reception & Performance

The Amherst Center for Russian Culture opens its international symposium "Tales and Visions of Elena Guro: a Woman in the Russian avant-garde," with a reception in the Rotherwas Room on Friday, April 21, at 4:30 p.m. During the reception, composer and musician John McDonald will perform original piano pieces by Mikhail Matiushin, Guro’s husband and a leading figure in the Petersburg avant-garde. The scores are rarities from the archives of the Russian Center and have never been performed together.

Related Event:
The Mead's new curator of Russian and European Art, Dr. Alla Rosenfeld, is a featured participant during the symposium, discussing "Guro and Avant-Garde Art," on Saturday, April 22, at 1:30 p.m.

Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Closeup of an open-mouthed Vitaly Komar wearing round eyeglasses and sticking his head through a hole in a colorfully painted board

A Conversation with Artist Vitaly Komar

Join Russian-born conceptual artist Vitaly Komar for a conversation about Russian art and culture in the United States since the 1970s and his experience as a Russian émigré artist. Polina Barskova, associate professor of Russian literature at Hampshire College, will facilitate his talk and Q&A.

This talk is free and open to the public.