Summer Summits: Notes from further afield 2.0


  1. Jul 26, 2016, 7:30 – 9 pm
  2. Aug 2, 2016, 7:30 – 9 pm
Level 3, Terrace

Summer Summits is a series of weekly outdoor gatherings on the terrace at the Carpenter Center organized around informal slideshow presentations by engaging voices in modern and contemporary art in the Boston-area. Taking the form of a personal travelogue, two presenters each week will individually share inspiring moments and sites–about art or not–experienced during travel near and far. Summer Summits is an occasion to enjoy drinks, desserts, conversation and music among friends, colleagues and our community under starlight on the stunning terrace of Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center.

Evenings begin at 7:30 pm on the dates indicated below with slideshows starting promptly at 8 pm, each lasting about 20 minutes. While limited refreshments and desserts are provided, guests may also bring their own wine and beer. Free and open to the public.

Tue, Jul 26: Haden Guest, Henriette Huldisch
Tue, Aug 2: Lucy Kim, Lynette Roth

Haden Guest

Haden Guest is Director of the Harvard Film Archive where he curates the HFA cinematheque and its motion picture, manuscript and photographic collections. He has curated film programs for the Viennale, the Oberhausen Film Festival and the Gulbenkian Foundation and Museum in Lisbon where he organized the twelve-part Cinema Dialogues: Harvard at the Gulbenkian (2013-15). Guest also oversees the Harvard Film Archive’s preservation program which focuses on independent and avant-garde cinema, but also recently preserved the previously lost Robert Flaherty film A Night of Storytelling, rediscovered in 2013 in Harvard’s Houghton Library. As Senior Lecturer in Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Guest teaches courses on film history and archival practice. He holds a PhD in Film History from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently writing a critical history of Portuguese cinema after the 1974 Carnation Revolution. In 2015 Guest was awarded a Medal of Cultural Merit by the Secretary of Culture of Portugal, in recognition for his work curating and researching Portuguese cinema. He was a producer of Soon-Mi Yoo’s Songs from the North, winner of major prizes including a Golden Leopard at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival, the DocLisboa Prize for Best First Feature and the Jury Prize at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival. 

Henriette Huldisch

Henriette Huldisch is curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA, and recently organized Tala Madani: First Light (2016) and Rosa Barba: The Color Out of Space (2015/16). Previously, she worked at Hamburger Bahnhof—Museum for Contemporary Art—Berlin, where she curated exhibitions with Harun Farocki, Anthony McCall, and others. From 2010-2014, Huldisch also served as Visiting Curator at Cornerhouse, Manchester, and from 2004-2008, she was assistant curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Lucy Kim

Lucy Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised between South Korea, Myanmar, and the United States. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001 and her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2007. She attended the Yale Summer School of Art and Music, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the MacDowell Colony, and is the recipient of the Carol Schlosberg Memorial Prize and the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship from Yale, as well as the Boston Artadia Award. She was a founding member of the collaborative kijidome, the recipient of the ICA Boston's 2015 James and Audrey Foster Prize. Kim is represented by Lisa Cooley, New York. She lives in Cambridge and works in Watertown.

Lynette Roth

Lynette Roth, Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, joined the Harvard Art Museums in 2011. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art from German-speaking countries, with special emphasis on the medium of painting, the relationship between art and politics, and the history and reception of German art in the United States. Current projects include an exhibition and catalogue on the immediate post-war period entitled Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943-55.