Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts is dedicated to the synthesis of art, design, and education.
Exhibition. Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America. Now, through Dec 30, 2018.
Exhibition. 2018–19 Visual and Environmental Studies Visiting Faculty. Now through Sep 23, 2018.
Carpenter Center bookshop in collaboration with Motto Books. Tue–Sun, 12–5 pm
Open to the public
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.
Raúl de Nieves is a multi-media artist, performer, and musician. His body of work encompasses narrative painting, large-scale figurative sculpture, ornamentally crafted garments, and multimedia performance, often with his band Haribo.
Exhibitions and Programs
All exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.
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.
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.
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.
Darkness Unto Light. The Cinema of Ingmar Bergman