Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts is dedicated to the synthesis of art, design, and education.

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12pm–5pm Tuesday–Sunday


Open to the public


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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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Tony Conrad Films

In conjunction with the exhibition Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective, is a program of Conrad's classic 16mm films, followed by a 9 pm screening of Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present, directed by Tyler Hubby.

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Cecilia Vicuña: Cinepoetics

Vicuña's multidimensional work integrates poetry, performance, sculpture, film and textile in response to pressing concerns of the modern world. Vicuña's presents readings and moving-image works, followed by a conversation
with Daniel Borzutzky.


The Carpenter Center’s bookshop is a collaboration with Motto Books, a bookshop based in Berlin. The bookshop is one of the only places in the Boston-area that carries small press contemporary art books, magazines, and journals, with an emphasis on international publications and limited-edition projects.



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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.

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Darkness Unto Light. The Cinema of Ingmar Bergman



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Carpenter Center 

for the Visual Arts

Harvard University

24 Quincy Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

+1 617.496.5387



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