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Carlos Amorales: The Harvard Commission in Context

Rendering of the artist’s specially commissioned sculpture for the Harvard Art Museums.

Lecture Nancy Stephenson Nichols Memorial Lecture

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Mexican-born installation and film artist Carlos Amorales (b. 1970) will visit the Harvard Art Museums to discuss his work over the last five years. He will focus on how, following censorship of a book he was commissioned to write for a Mexican museum, he developed a new kind of writing drawn from the different notation systems used in music, law, and filmmaking. This new “writing” has influenced many of his subsequent works, including one he has created for Harvard.

The lecture will coincide with the installation that week of a new large-scale mobile sculpture by Amorales, Triangle Constellation. This specially commissioned work will be installed in the museums’ Calderwood Courtyard, suspended from the specially designed kingposts, or steel trusses, that are part of the rafters under the courtyard’s new glass roof.

This event will be held in Menschel Hall, Lower Level.

Free admission. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

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

Reflecting the personal and professional pursuits of the late Nancy Stephenson Nichols (Harvard A.M. ’77, Ph.D. ’80), this annual lecture provides a forum for international leaders in the arts, culture, and museums to share their expertise and ideas on topics of importance in the worlds in which they work.