William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art


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Make Some Noise! Creative Collaboration NOW!

February 18, 2021

Participatory event about building unity through the arts; attendees can enjoy an audience-improvised performance at the conclusion… Read More

Chichimec Lecture

The Chichimec in the Aztec and Spanish Imagination

January 28, 2021

Discover Chichimec identity through archival material from Aztec and Spanish colonial visual culture… Read More

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Conservation at the Harvard Art Museums

November 6, 2020

Join Ruby Awburn, Haddon Dine, and Julie Wertz, at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, where they will present paintings and objects along with materials and analysis on how science… Read More

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“Why is Aunt Jemima Retiring?”: Black Caricature as Mnemonic Device

November 5, 2020

Panel discussion on African American caricature, film screening, and dinners for students… Read More

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Memories of Home: Memorial, Meaning, and Filmmaking (Common Ground Series)

October 29, 2020

This conversation pairs filmmaker djones in dialogue with Dr. James Young, professor emeritus UMass Amherst. They will discuss djones' film "631," 2008, which documents his family's stories through their ownership and struggles… Read More

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Early Islamic Art and Architecture

October 23, 2020

Starting with the rise of Islam in the 7th century CE, through its presence in early medieval Europe, we will examine the iconography of early Islamic visual culture and its expression, and… Read More


The Red-Rose City of Petra, An Archaeological Tour

October 22, 2020

This lecture will digitally escort you through the Nabataean city from the 1st century BCE to the 6th century, exploring civic and religious architecture, the lives of the ancient inhabitants, and Petra's… Read More


On-Demand Film: 631

October 21, 2020

Documents a family’s journey through ownership and struggles to maintain a multigenerational home in Youngstown, Ohio… Read More


Curatorial Activism in the Contemporary Art Landscape

October 6, 2020

In this dialogue, gallery directors Jessica Borusky and Rachel Schmid discuss curatorial practice in today’s world, from academic galleries to public institutions to artist-run spaces. … Read More

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Kindness and Aging (Common Ground Series) with Jane Callister and Dr. Lené Levy-Storms

September 15, 2020

Artist Jane Callister and Dr. Lené Levy-Storms will discuss concepts of kindness and its implementation in our communal world. … Read More