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Opening Celebration—Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia

Tommy Watson, Wipu Rockhole, 2004. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors’ Group 2004, 256.2004.
© Tommy Watson. Courtesy of Yanda Aboriginal Art.

Special Event M. Victor Leventritt Lecture

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

To celebrate the opening of the special exhibition Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia, on view February 5 through September 18, 2016, the Harvard Art Museums will present a discussion highlighting the show’s central themes of transformation, performance, seasonality, and remembrance. Stephen Gilchrist, Australian Studies Visiting Curator, will be in conversation with Vernon Ah Kee, who is among the artists featured in the exhibition.

The lecture will take place from 6 to 7:30pm 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 also remain open until 10pm; 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, but tickets for the lecture are required. Tickets (limit two per person) will be distributed after 5pm, on the Lower Level, on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.

Lead support for Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia and related research has been provided by the Harvard Committee on Australian Studies. The exhibition is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Consulate-General, New York. Additional support for the exhibition, catalogue, and related research has been provided by the Robert Lehman Foundation, John and Barbara Wilkerson, the American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia, Debra and Dennis Scholl, the William E. Teel African and Oceanic Arts Endowment, the Dimitri Hadzi Memorial Fund for Modern Art, and the Harvard Art Museums Mellon Publication Funds, including the Henry P. McIlhenny 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.