Go to the Harvard Bookstore to see our current March promotional display of the Drapetomanía catalogues!

Thank you for joining us on Valentine’s Day for tours with Elio and Cuban chocolate tasting (selections by Carla Martin)! We added another round of tours and tasting to accommodate all of the interest we received.

Roundtable Discussion with the Artists, part of opening events for Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba. Click image above to view video recording of event.


Spring Exhibition Opening Reception celebrated the launch of Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba, curated by Alejandro de la Fuente.
On view 30 January – 29 May 2015.

Vera Grant shared her perspectives as both Director and Curator in the Fall Exhibition, sharing the journey from Geneva to Cambridge. Part of a series of In/Gallery Talks, discussions taking place in the intimate spaces of the Cooper Gallery.

Marlon Forrester led walking contemplations of the Tall, Low, Transition, and Long Galleries, taking us through his original insights on these city/scapes. Part of a series of In/Gallery Talks, discussions taking place in the intimate spaces of the Cooper Gallery.

The Hutchins Center Symposium: Contemporary African Art at Harvard University’s Cooper Gallery, was a terrific success! Click images above to view the two-part video recording of the event.

Shahira Fahmy and Justin Lee sparked a fascinating discussion on the ways Kingelez engaged in architectural fantasy in reimagining the local and global. Part of a series of In/Gallery Talks, discussions taking place in the intimate spaces of the Cooper Gallery.

Joseph Johnson shared his personal reflections on 12/3/14. What followed was a group discussion of individual extraordinary “Bike Stories.” Part of a series of In/Gallery Talks, discussions taking place in the intimate spaces of the Cooper Gallery.

A fascinating talk by Christa Clarke and a full house kicked off our In/Gallery set of events on 11/21/14. The first of a series of In/Gallery Talks, discussions taking place in the intimate spaces of the Cooper Gallery.

In Conversation: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. with Curators David Adjaye and Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt, a part of our opening events celebrating the launch of Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy, our inaugural exhibition. Click image above to view video recording of the event.