Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

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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 Art, Film, and Visual Studies, exhibition spaces, and the Harvard Film Archive.


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COVID-19 Guidance

Harvard is monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. We ask you to review the University’s latest policies and procedures. In accordance with University guidelines, we are canceling our public programs through April 30. 

Artist Talk
Tony Cokes and Christoph Cox

Please join us for a live Zoom conversation between artist Tony Cokes and Christoph Cox, Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College and author of the catalogue essay “The Author as Selector: Tony Cokes’s Iconoclasm.”


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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Art, Film, and Visual



Department of Art, Film, and Visual 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

Traveling Light: The Films of Kelly Reichardt


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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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