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CCVA Fall Exhibitions Press Release 

Oct 2017 


Artist Spotlight: Dan Byers

Sep 19, 2017

The Harvard Crimson


CCVA Announces Fall Exhibitions and Programs

Aug 2017


Allison Smith: Common Goods

June 27, 2017

Big Red and Shiny: Interview with Allison Smith


Eduard Sekler, Carpenter Center's inaugural director

May 18, 2017

Harvard Gazette: Eduard Sekler, Carpenter Center's inaugural director, dead at 96


Dan Byers appointed new John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director

May 2, 2017

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts: Dan Byers appointed new Director of Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University
ARTnews: Dan Byers Named Director of Harvard's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Artforum: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts Appoints Dan Byers as Director
Boston Globe: ICA's Dan Byers is heading to Harvard
Harvard Gazette: Carpenter Center appoints new director


CCVA Announces Summer and Fall Exhibitions and Programs

May 2017


Damon Krukowski with Amanda Palmer: The New Analog

Apr 18, 2017

Harvard Gazette: Sounding off for noises on


Futurefarmers: Errata—Brief Interruptions

Feb 9–Apr 16, 2017

Delicious Line: Futurefarmers: Errata - Brief Interruptions at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Boston Globe: The Ticket: Music, theater, dance, art and more
Art in America: Futurefarmers


Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now

Oct 27, 2016–Jan 8, 2017

Harvard Gazette: 'Disappearing' Chilean art
Boston Globe: Art as politics in '70s Chile
Bomb Magazine: Embodied Absence by Claire Barliant
Terremoto: Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now
ARTISHOCK: Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s Now
Big Red & Shiny: See it Before It's Gone: Embodied Absence


Visiting Faculty 2016–17

Aug 25–Oct 1, 2016

Boston Magazine: 47 Art Exhibits to See in Boston this Fall


Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet: Three Works

Aug 4–Sep 4, 2016

Boston Magazine: 47 Art Exhibits to See in Boston this Fall


Cambridge: Five Fascinating Harvard Museums to Discover

May 4, 2016

Travelmag: Cambridge: Five Fascinating Harvard Museums to Discover


Consumer Research Center/bookshop

Level 3

Harvard Crimson: Consumer Research Center Brings Bookshop and Cultural Critique to CCVA
Harvard Crimson: Inside the CCVA: Pop Goes the Bookshop


Silvia Benedito + C. Alexander Häuser: Pneuma(tic) Bodies

Feb 3–21, 2016

The Harvard Crimson: 'Pneumat(ic) Bodies' Explores Atmosphere in Sculpture Form
Harvard Gazette: Pneuma(tic) Bodies at Carpenter Center: Movement, air, space together
Boston Globe: Playful Balloons 


An Interview with James Voorhies

Jan 4, 2016

Big Red & Shiny: Boston Common: An Interview with James Voorhies


Lorraine O'Grady: Where Margins Become Centers

Oct 29, 2015–Jan 10, 2016

Big Red & Shiny: Lorraine O'Grady-Where Margins Become Centers
Harvard Magazine: The Art of Juxtapositions
Harvard Gazette: At 81, her first solo show at home
Boston Globe: Body images on display at Harvard
Hyperallergic: A Walk Through the World of Lorraine O'Grady
Boston Globe: Looking back over a year in Boston's galleries
The Brooklyn Rail: In Conversation: Lorraine O'Grady with Jarrett Earnest
Art in America: Lorraine O'Grady


Shahryar Nashat: Skin and Stand-ins

Oct 29, 2015–Jan 10, 2016

Harvard Gazette: Art that interrupts
Boston Globe: Body images on display at Harvard


Futurefarmers–A Farm Sailed Away and Came Back a Garden

Nov 5, 2015

Harvard Gazette: A grain of creativity


Mare Liberum: or, The Other Island

Sep 1–27, 2015

Hyperallergic: A Brooklyn Art Collective Builds Boats in Boston
Big Red & Shiny: A Building Session with Mare Liberum
Boston Globe, Beta Boston: Handmade boats bring citizen science to the Mystic River


Summer Summits: Notes from Further afield

July 22–Aug 12, 2015

Harvard Gazette: Bringing far nearer: Arts leaders to share travel stories at Carpenter Center


The Way We Live Now, Modernist Ideologies at Work

Feb 5–Apr 5, 2014

The Boston Globe: Celebrating High Modernism while Exposing its Flaws
The Arts Fuse: The Way We Live Now—Blending Modernist Architecture and Contemporary Art, An Interview with James Voorhies
Harvard Crimson: Carpenter Center's Exhibition Recalls 'The Way We Live Now'


Simon Fujiwara: Three Easy Pieces

Oct 23–Dec 21, 2014

The Boston Globe: Fujiwara tweaks societal stereotypes at Carpenter Center
The Arts Fuse: Simon Fujiwara at Harvard’s Carpenter Center — A Canny, Wildly Funny Lens on Modern Ideas
artscope: Three Easy Pieces. Fujiwara Cultivates Confusion (download PDF)
Harvard Crimson: Carpenter Center Unveils Simon Fujiwara Exhibit
Harvard Crimson: Not So Easy. Simon Fujiwara's Immersive and Personal Three Easy Pieces


New Program

Oct 20, 2014

Harvard Gazette: Building Outward: New Director Brings Collaborative Vision to the Carpenter Center


Visiting Faculty 2014–15

Aug 28–Sep 28, 2014 

Harvard Crimson: Portrait of an Artist: David Hilliard


James Voorhies appointed John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director

Feb 5, 2014

Bureau of Open Culture: The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts appoints James Voorhies as Director
Harvard Crimson: Voorhies Assumes Director Position at the Carpenter Center
Harvard Gazette: James Voorhies appointed John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director


50th Anniversary of the Carpenter Center

Aug 30, 2012–May 27, 2013

Architect's Newspaper: Le Corbusier's Carpenter Center For Visual Arts: Fifty Years Later
Architectural Record: Fifty Years Later, Still Scandalizing the Neighbors
Art New England: Looking Back: Inside the Carpenter Center
Harvard Crimson: A Modern Moment
Harvard Gazette: Getting to 50 - Deep experience informs Sekler's view of Carpenter Center
Public Radio International: The ugliest building on Harvard's campus just might be its most beautiful