Free and open to the public, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts is the center for contemporary art and artists at Harvard University. Through exhibitions, new commissions, public events, and publications the Carpenter Center is dedicated to artist-centered programming and to building a vibrant community around contemporary art. This community is defined by an ethos of experimentation, diverse perspectives, and making connections across disciplines and fields. Housed within Le Corbusier’s only building in North America, the Carpenter Center’s projects are enriched by the educational mission of the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, and the cultural resources of a large research university.


Generous support for Carpenter Center programs is provided by the Division of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University; Teiger Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Harvard University; and the Friends of the Carpenter Center: Lucy Baird, Dolly and Jack Geary, Abigail Ross Goodman and David Norr, John R. and Barbara Robinson, Kirstin Hill and Jonathan Schrag, and Margaret Wang.

For information about donating to the Carpenter Center, please follow this link.


Unfortunately, we currently do not have any employment opportunties at this time. Please check back for updates. 

Unfortunately, we currently do not have any student gallery positions available.
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To apply for work-study positions, please visit the Student Employment Office.

Please Note
All exhibitions and public events at the Carpenter Center are part of a planned and curated program. Initiated and organized by the Carpenter Center’s curatorial staff and their collaborators, the Carpenter Center's program reflects the institution’s specific artistic, thematic, pedagogical, and civic goals. Exhibitions and public programs are the result of extensive research, studio visits, and engagement with colleagues across disciplines. Therefore, we are not able to accept unsolicited submissions of artwork for exhibition or event proposals.


Dan Byers

John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director
dbyers [at]

Kate Kelley 

Communications and Administrative Coordinator 
kate_kelley [at]

Please contact for questions related to:

Giving to the Carpenter Center

Press, Marketing, or Communications Inquiries  

Matt Murphy

Exhibitions Assistant & Preparator
matthew_murphy [at]

Sophie Pratt

Gallery and Bookshop Assistant
sophie_pratt [at]

Please contact for questions related to:

Carpenter Center Bookshop 

Danni Shen

Senior Curatorial and Public Programs Assistant
dannishen [at]

Please contact for questions related to:


Public Programs


Group Tours or Visits to the Carpenter Center

Francesca Williams

Director of Exhibitions and Registration
fwilliams [at]

Maria Gonzalez 

Gallery and Bookshop Attendant (Weekends)
mfgonzalezvasquez [at]