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Events on and off campus during November and December

From left: Laurie Anderson, Norton Lecture Series, Harvard’s Mahindra Humanities Center; Chiso Co., Ltd, Furisode with Wave and Crane Design, made for Nishimura Tokuko, 1938, Worcester Art Museum; Beauty (2020), by Sam Myers, Fuller Craft Museum

From Left: Courtesy of Laurie Anderson; courtesy of the Worcester Art Museum; Tony Rodriguez/courtesy of the Fuller Craft Museum


Exhibitions and Events | Lectures | Music


Exhibitions & Events

Harvard Museum of Natural History
The four-day virtual I Heart Science festival offers talks, demonstrations, and dynamic explorations of the natural world for children and adults. Each day features different themes, presented in timed segments, that highlight the breadth of the museum’s collections. (February 12-15) 

Schlesinger Library
Seeing Citizens: Picturing American Women’s Fight for the Vote, an online presentation, explores the Nineteenth Amendment. (Through August 26)

Worcester Art Museum
The virtual exhibit Kimono Couture: The Beauty of Chiso complements an in-person, on-site show: The Kimono in Print: 300 Years of Japanese Design, from 1603 to 1912. (Opens February 6)

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Paul Manship: Ancient Made Modern spotlights the prominent early-twentieth-century sculptor whose 1934 gilded, 18-foot Prometheus anchors Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center. (Opens February 11)

Museum of Fine Arts
Paper Stories, Layered Dreams: The Art of Ekua Holmes offers more than 30 vibrant works, including portraits and original book illustrations, by the Boston-born, community-minded, mixed-media collage artist. (Opens February 27)

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Two related exhibits of contemporary paintings and objects—Visionary New England and Transcendental Modernism—examine a cultural and historical intersection among art, social progress, and utopianism. (Through March 14)

Fuller Craft Museum
Makers and Mentors: The Art and Life of Snow Farm—The New England Craft Program celebrates the nonprofit residential craft school—which opened in the 1980s in Williamsburg, Massachusetts—through select works by a cross-generational range of affiliated artists. (Through July 4)

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors. This mesmerizing nine-channel sound and video installation piece by the Icelandic artist features musicians playing alone, in groups—or separated, but in unison—at Rokeby Farm, a historic 43-room estate in upstate New York. (Through August 15)



Mahindra Humanities Center
Multidisciplinary artist, musician, poet, and filmmaker Laurie Anderson, a leading creative force who has also pioneered the use of technology in art, delivers this year’s Norton Lectures. The subject is “Spending the War Without You: Virtual Backgrounds.” (February 10, March 24, and April 14) 



Watch newly recorded concerts, conversations, talks, and performances involving musicians, conductors, and composers—accessible on the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s YouTube channel. (Through April 29)