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

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12 pm–5 pm 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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Curatorial Walkthrough
Anna Oppermann: Drawings

Please join us for a curatorial walkthrough of Anna Oppermann: Drawings with Dan Byers, John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. 

Jonathan Berger: An Introduction to Nameless Love

The exhibition expands and merges multiple facets of the artist’s practice including experimental forms of research and non-fiction, oral history and biographical narrative, sculpture, installation, curatorial practice, and exhibition design.



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

The B-Film: Low-Budget Hollywood Cinema


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Carpenter Center 

for the Visual Arts

Harvard University

24 Quincy Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

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