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Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
1 (617) 495-9400
$13 Seniors (65+)
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Free Youth under 18
Free Cambridge residents (proof of residency required)
Free MTA (Massachusetts Teachers Association) Members (valid ID required)
Free Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10am–noon (proof of residency required)
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Here are a few tips as you proceed through the system:
If you are a first-time user, you will need to register by creating a username and password. Have your car’s license plate number handy as you will need this to register for a permit.
When asked to select the department from a drop-down menu, select Museum Visitor—Art Museums. The department Code is 9071.
On the day of your visit, a printout of your online permit needs to be handed to the attendant in the garage booth for admittance and then placed on your dashboard.
For questions related to permits, please contact Harvard Campus Services at 617-496-7827.
While there are some parking meters on nearby streets, parking near the museums is mostly restricted to Cambridge residents, except on Sundays. Visitors are encouraged to use public transit, particularly the MBTA Red Line that provides convenient access to Harvard Square.
Public parking garages in the Harvard Square area: Church Street Lot 41 Church Street, between Brattle Street and Massachusetts Avenue, 617-482-7740 Harvard Square Parking Corner of Eliot and JFK Streets, 617-354-4168 Charles Square Garage Corner of Bennett Street and University Road, 617-491-6779
From Harvard Square, enter any gate and walk directly through the center of the Yard, between Widener Library and Memorial Church, and exit through the gate on Quincy Street. The Harvard Art Museums’ historic facility at 32 Quincy Street will be directly in front of you. To reach Adolphus Busch Hall, continue walking along Quincy Street and pass the Harvard Graduate School of Design on the right. Adolphus Busch Hall will be directly in front of you, one block down and across the street, at 29 Kirkland Street.
The Harvard Art Museums and Adolphus Busch Hall are a quick five-minute walk from the Harvard Square subway station. This station is served by the Red Line of the MBTA’s subway system as well as many bus lines.
Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art
September 6, 2019–January 5, 2020, Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums
What does it mean to be displaced from culture and home? What are the historical contexts for understanding our contemporary moment? How does an artist’s work and process embody and engage the narratives of displacement and belonging?
Crossing Lines, Constructing Home investigates two parallel ideas: national, political, and cultural conceptions of boundaries and borders; and the evolving hybrid spaces, identities, languages, and beliefs created by the movement of peoples.
While offering historical context and a consideration of the forces that commonly drive migration, such as political instability, natural disasters, and oppression linked to race, religion, culture, and class, the exhibition presents a more complicated narrative about immigration and displacement than the usual rhetoric that dominates the public sphere and polarizes debate. Crossing Lines unsettles accepted notions of what constitutes a boundary and of what characterizes the migrant or refugee experience—in part by exploring how culture can persist and be embraced despite displacement. Acknowledging passage as a space of both trauma and transformation, the exhibition opens up new ways of understanding the immigrant experience.
Rather than aiming for an encyclopedic approach to the topic, the curators have sought to frame this metaphoric intervention through a range of experiences and geographies, all while staying focused on historical specificity and individual experience.
The more than 40 works in the exhibition, all but one drawn from the museums’ permanent collections, reflect a global community of contemporary artists, including sculpture by Do Ho Suh, Bosco Sodi, and Emily Jacir; photographs by Richard Misrach, Jim Goldberg, Graciela Iturbide, and Serena Chopra; prints by Zarina; a large work mixing photosilkscreen and drawing by Eugenio Dittborn; a slide projection by Candida Höfer; and a video installation by Willie Doherty.
Curated by Mary Schneider Enriquez, Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums.
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. Exhibition-related programming is supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund, 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.
Learn more about the exhibition in our series of videos, including a recording of the opening night lecture with exhibition curators Makeda Best and Mary Schneider Enriquez, in discussion with Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi (Museum of Modern Art, New York) and Jessica Hong (Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College):
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