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Opening Celebration—Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning

Doris Salcedo, Untitled, 2008. Wooden table, wooden armoires, concrete, and steel, 76 × 268.5 × 172.5 cm (30 × 105 ¾ x 68 in.). Private collection, London.
© Doris Salcedo. Courtesy of the artist, Alexander and Bonin, New York, and White Cube, London. Photo by Sergio Clavijo.

Special Event M. Victor Leventritt Lecture

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

This event was recorded. Please view the Opening Celebration Lecture here.

To celebrate the opening of the special exhibition Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning, on view November 4, 2016 through April 9, 2017, the Harvard Art Museums will present a discussion between Doris Salcedo and Elaine Scarry, the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and General Theory of Value at Harvard. The conversation will be moderated by Mary Schneider Enriquez, the exhibition’s curator and the museums’ Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

The lecture will take place from 6 to 7:15pm in Menschel Hall, on the Lower Level. Before the talk, from 5 to 6pm, visitors will have an opportunity to view the exhibition on Level 3. The museums will remain open until 9pm; lecture attendees are invited to return to the galleries after the discussion, as well as to enjoy a reception in the Calderwood Courtyard.

Free admission. The lecture hall doors open at 5:30pm. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge.

Support for the lecture is provided by the M. Victor Leventritt Fund, which was established through the generosity of the wife, children, and friends of the late M. Victor Leventritt, Harvard Class of 1935. The purpose of the fund is to present outstanding scholars of the history and theory of art to the Harvard and Greater Boston communities. Support for this program is also provided by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art.