Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Exhibition. Tony Cokes: If UR Reading This It's 2 Late: Vol. 2, on view January 31–April 12, 2020.
Exhibition. Art, Film, and Visual Studies 2020 Senior Thesis Exhibition: Separation is Natural, on view online May 13, 2020–August 31, 2020.
Exhibition. Miho Dohi, on view July 17–September 20, 2020.
Carpenter Center bookshop in collaboration with Motto Books. Tuesday–Sunday, 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 Art, Film, and Visual Studies, exhibition spaces, and the Harvard Film Archive.
Mass Bail Fund + Black and Pink
We are following the lead of matchmeharvard.com and the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign in supporting organizations fighting against the prison-industrial complex. Join us in supporting the Massachusetts Bail Fund and Black and Pink.
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
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.
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.
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.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and in accordance with university and state guidelines, the Harvard Film Archive cinematheque and office will be closed until further notice. HFA staff are working remotely on a range of projects and preparing for an eventual reopening, most likely in 2021. While the physical location remains closed, some remote research services and select collections are available online.