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Opening Celebration: Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

Lili Almog, Muslim Girl #14, 2009. From the series The Other Half of the Sky. Archival pigment print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs, 2019.80. © Lili Almog; courtesy of the artist.

Special Event M. Victor Leventritt Lecture

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

This event was recorded. Please view the lecture here.

Join us to celebrate the opening of Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art, on view September 6, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

In light of contemporary global crises, how are curators today working in new ways to integrate historical contexts, make connections between artistic practice and subject matter, and foster dialogue with audiences? Curators Makeda Best and Mary Schneider Enriquez will discuss the complexities of curating exhibitions centered on global displacement with Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, the Steven and Lisa Tananbaum Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Jessica Hong, Associate Curator of Global Contemporary Art at the Hood Museum of Art, at Dartmouth College.

The opening celebration is free and open to the public. All galleries will remain open from 5 to 9pm. Guests are invited to view the exhibition on Level 3, to visit the collections galleries, and to enjoy a festive reception in the Calderwood Courtyard following the lecture.

The lecture will take place at 6pm, in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway; seating for the lecture will begin at 5:15pm.

Tickets to the lecture are required. Tickets may be acquired in person, by phone, or online for a small fee through the Harvard Box Office, beginning at noon on Tuesday, August 27. Limit of two tickets per person. For more information, please visit the Harvard Box Office website

This lecture will be recorded and made available for online viewing; check back shortly after the event for the link to view.

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. This exhibition is made possible by the Rosenblatt Fund for Postwar American Art, the Agnes Gund Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, and the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Fund for Photography. Additional exhibition-related programming is generously supported by the Nancy S. Nichols Memorial Lecture Fund and 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.