Free and open to the public, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts is the center for contemporary art and artists at Harvard University. Through exhibitions, new commissions, public events, publications, and residencies, Carpenter Center is dedicated to artist-centered programming and 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, 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.


The Carpenter Center program fosters meaningful engagement among artists, art, and our audiences. Exhibitions, lectures, residencies, publications, performances, screenings, and informal gatherings are choreographed to create a place where visual literacy, knowledge production, contemporary art, and critical inquiry seamlessly meet.

All exhibitions and public events at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts are part of a planned and curated program. Initiated and organized by the Carpenter Center’s curatorial staff and their collaborators, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts 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.


Thank you for your interest in working at the Carpenter Center.

No current openings. 

Work Study
Student Gallery Attendants
To apply for work study positions please visit the Student Employment Office.


Gabrielle Banks

Gallery and Bookshop Attendant
gbanks [at]

Dan Byers

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

Anna Kovacs

Exhibitions Manager / Registrar
anna_kovacs [at]

Liv Porte

Curatorial and Public Progams Assistant 
oporte [at]

Katie Soule

Exhibitions Production Assistant
katiesoule [at]