Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts is dedicated to the synthesis of art, design, and education.
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.
The CCVA Display Case, arranged by Trisha Baga’s own work in clay and video, is presented as a free-associative visual field by which the hierarchies of text and image are redefined.
Renée Green’s ongoing residency, Pacing, continues in the bookshop with an installation of Code: Survey focusing on the online dimension of Green’s public art commission for the California Department of Transportation.
Two programs designed to support and encourage critical reflection on topics related to contemporary art, its institutions and the fields of study it intersects.
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.
The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun: Psychedelic Surf Films, 1966– 1979