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WORLDLY WORLDING: Curating the Imaginal Fields of Science and Art

Wednesday, April 30, 6:00 pm
Curator, author, and researcher Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev served as artistic director of dOCUMENTA (13) from 2008 to 2012. In this lecture, she questions how we define artistic practice and research, using examples of artwork and displays created for dOCUMENTA (13), held in Kassel, Germany, in 2012. She further investigates how exhibits based on the accepted separation between fields of inquiry—between the physical and social sciences and art—may be reimagined.

 
FINDING OUR WAY

Sunday, May 4, 11:00 am–2:00 pm
In this special event, experience the art, tools, and techniques of navigation used through the ages and across the globe with Harvard students. As part of their final project, select student groups will present their research and experiences staying on path while blindfolded, creating a water clock to measure time, finding north with a sunstone, mapping in many different cultures, and many other navigation related topics. Activities will be spread throughout the museum.

 
FINAL FLIGHT: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon

Final Flight marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the last passenger pigeon, a species that once filled North America’s skies by the billions. In this small exhibit, see one of the world’s last mounted specimens of this now vanquished bird and learn how its extinction inspired the protection of other species.

Looking for April School Vacation Activities? Pick up the Final Flight companion gallery exploration, Extinct...or on the Brink and explore the museum to seek out stories of animals that are extinct, on the brink, and rebounding. Ongoing through April 27.