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Renée Green: Within Living Memory

Feb 2–Apr 15, 2018

Harvard Magazine: Time in space: profile of artist Renée Green
Art in America: In the Studio: Renée Green
Boston Globe: The Ticket: What's happening in the arts world


A more collaborative Carpenter Center

Nov 29, 2017

Harvard GazetteNew director Dan Byers expands on ambition to build community around contemporary art


Matt Keegan: Replicate

Oct–Jan, 2017

BOMB MagazineWord Prompts: Matt Keegan’s Replicate by Claire Barliant
Boston Globe: At Harvard's Carpenter Center, examining the particularities of perception
Big Red and Shiny: Family Resemblances: Matt Keegan at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts


Martin Beck: Program and Publication, An Organized System of Instructions 

Oct 2017 

The Avery Review:  The How of an Exhibition: On Martin Beck’s An Organized System of Instructions


CCVA Fall Exhibitions Press Release 

Oct 2017


Renée Green CCVA Exhibition Highlighted in Art in America Guide 2017

Sep 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 GazetteEduard 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