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Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University is housed in the only building in North America designed by Swiss-born architect Le Corbusier. It hosts the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, exhibition spaces, and the Harvard Film Archive.


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Fall 2017 Exhibitions and Programs

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (CCVA) is pleased to announce its Fall 2017 exhibitions and programs. 






Residency + Exhibition

Renée Green: Pacing

As the 2016–18 Institution (Building) artist, Renée Green has conceived the project entitled Pacing. Over the course of two years, Green will engage with and return to an ongoing series of questions and forms of relation.


Two programs designed to support and encourage critical reflection on topics related to contemporary art, its institutions and the fields of study it intersects.



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Department of Visual and Environmental Studies is home to a range of studio and theoretical studies in the arts at Harvard University. It offers courses in painting, drawing, sculpture, film, video and animation as well as photography, film history and theory, and contemporary art.


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Harvard Film Archive

Harvard Film Archive presents films each week in a 200-seat theater featuring state-of-the-art film and digital projection, regularly hosting filmmakers to discuss their work. The archive holds over 25,000 audio and visual items from around the world and almost every period in film history.

Now Showing

Breathing Through Cinema - The Films of Chantal Akerman


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Carpenter Center 

for the Visual Arts

Harvard University

24 Quincy Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

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