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Norma Jean Calderwood Lecture: Artist Talk by Mohamad Hafez—Preserving Memory and Loss

A bearded man stands next to a representation in miniature of the remains of a living room in a war-ravaged building.
Artist Mohamad Hafez stands near one of his sculptures in his multimedia installation UNPACKED: Refugee Baggage (2017). Photo: Paul Specht.

Lecture Norma Jean Calderwood Lecture

Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall
Enter at Broadway for evening programs

This event does not require registration; see further details below.

Focusing on the theme of preserving memory and loss, Syrian American artist Mohamad Hafez will speak about his profession and artistic career in light of changing political conditions—both in the United States and in the Middle East—over the last two decades.

Mohamad Hafez, Artist and Architect

Free admission, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Doors to the hall will open for seating at 5:30pm.

The Harvard Art Museums are offering three other programs related to this lecture: a close-looking experience in the Art Study Center on Thursday, April 18 (offered twice), a Materials Lab Workshop with the artist, also on Thursday, April 18, and an off-site walking tour of Boston’s Little Syria on Friday, April 19.

Limited complimentary parking is available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge.

The Harvard Art Museums are now offering free admission every day, Tuesday through Sunday. Please see the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museum.

Support for this lecture is provided by The Norma Jean Calderwood Lecture Fund. The Norma Jean Calderwood Lecture Fund honors a longtime friend of the Harvard Art Museums who pursued graduate study in Islamic art at Harvard and who for many years taught Islamic and Asian art at Boston College and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

This program is presented in partnership with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.