Past Events

Past Events

Events at the ArtLab are an opportunity to engage with an artist’s process through open rehearsals, workshops, and works-in-progress showings.

Past Events

2021 Mar 25

ART+ Climate




Where do art, science, and entrepreneurship meet to tackle the challenges of climate change? 

ART+ is a series that explores how interdisciplinary thinking that prioritizes art and creativity inspires experimental and innovative approaches to tackling complex challenges...

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2021 Jan 22

ART+ codesign

9:30am to 10:30am




Friday, January 22, 2021

Co-founders Saad and Vivek are Harvard Masters in Design Engineering graduates who started Naya as their thesis. Naya is a platform that connects designers and fabricators to produce...

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2021 Jan 19

Cutting Edge Cutting

Tue - Fri, Jan 19 to Jan 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm



Laser cutter engraving a plank of wood with the letters, A, R, T.

January 19- 21, 2021 

Spend Wintersession 2021 with the ArtLab, learning how to design and fabricate on a laser cutter. This workshop will consist of a required 6 hours of instruction on January 19 & 20 and...

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2020 Nov 19

ART+ Health Equity

3:00pm to 4:00pm


Side by Side Portraits of Daniel B. Chonde and Dawn Simmons
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Daniel B. Chonde, MD Ph.D. Mass General Hospital Dept of Radiology; Dawn Simmons, Artistic Director of the Front Porch Arts Collective, Boston; and Nicholas Medvescek, Creative Producer, moderator....

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2020 Apr 06

Pots in action: ceramics through a different lens

(All day)


ArtLab, 140 N Harvard St Allston, MA 02134
Artist, Ayumi Horie
Monday, April 6, 2020 CANCELLED

Ayumi Horie is a visiting artist at the Harvard Ceramics program in Allston. Ayumi will be in conversation with Kathy King, Director, Harvard Ceramics Program discussing the art of making, civic engagement, and community building.  Please note: this is a private event.

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2020 Apr 02

Pop Culture Colour Theory with James Goggin

7:00pm to 8:00pm


ArtLab, 140 N Harvard St Allston, MA 02134

Pop Culture Colour Theory with James Goggin

Thursday, April 2, 2020 CANCELLED

ARTLAB: Artist-in-residence, James Goggin, will deliver a multi-media lecture entitled Pop Culture Colour Theory. Employing a custom soundtrack and multi-screen projection, Goggin shares his research that critically investigates the commodification of color in popular culture.

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2019 Dec 04

Student Gallery Crawl

2:30pm to 5:00pm


The Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Image of Students Interacting in Art Museum Setting.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 2:30pm

A free guided tour for students of arts spaces across the Harvard campus. Locations include: Harvard Art Museums, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the Johnson-Kulukundis Gallery at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Cooper Gallery at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, and the Annex at 485 Broadway

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2019 Dec 04

Ears Wide Open: Experimental Sounds from the students of Professor Claire Chase

2:00pm to 5:00pm


ArtLab, 140 N Harvard St Allston, MA 02134

Graphic pink and orange cubes stacked on top of one another.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A mini-marathon of new student work from the Performer-Composer Collaborative & Experimental Music Ensemble courses, lead by Professor Claire Chase will be presented in at the ArtLab on Wednesday, December 4 from 2-5pm.

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2019 Nov 12

Walé Oyéjidé & Teju Cole



Harvard Art Museums

Image of Artist Walé Oyéjidé

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

After Migration: In Defense of Using Beauty to Illustrate the Journeys of Those Who Have Suffered. Designer, filmmaker, and writer Walé Oyéjidé, Esq., discusses his ongoing project After Migration with professor Teju Cole.

... Read more about Walé Oyéjidé & Teju Cole

2019 Sep 21

Kick-off the ArtLab

10:00am to 12:30pm


ArtLab: Harvard’s new laboratory for art and research 140 North Harvard St

collage of artlab images

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Kick-off the celebrations at 10:00 am with a tap dance performance by Allston-based Subject:Matter accompanied by a jazz band. Stay to engage with art installations by OJ Slaughter and Andy Graydon and performance by the Partnering Lab.... Read more about Kick-off the ArtLab

2019 Sep 20

Chinese Art Media Lab (CAMLab) - Works in progress showing

4:00pm to 8:00pm


Annex Arthur M. Sackler Building, First Floor 485 Broadway, Cambridge MA

Chinese Art

Friday, September 20, 2019

After a month-long residency at the Annex, Chinese Art Media Lab (CAMLab) will present a showcase of works-in-progress that includes the immersive architectural installation Peony Pavilion and multi-channel film To The Moon.... Read more about Chinese Art Media Lab (CAMLab) - Works in progress showing

2019 Sep 20

ArtLab open house

2:00pm to 4:00pm


140 North Harvard St, Allston, MA

Students walking through the ArtLab space.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Celebrate the opening of the ArtLab with an afternoon of art and dance featuring OJ Slaughter, Andy Graydon, and Ilya Vidrin’s Partnering Lab.... Read more about ArtLab open house