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Please Stay Home: Darrel Ellis in Dialogue with Leslie Hewitt and Wardell Milan (off-site exhibition tour)

An ink wash drawing depicts two men in a bedroom, with text at the bottom.
Darrel Ellis, Untitled (Please Stay Home Tonight, Please Stay Home Today), c. 1981–85. Graphite, pen, ink, and ink wash on paper. Courtesy of Candice Madey, New York. Photo: Adam Reich.

Special Event

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Join a tour of the exhibition Please Stay Home: Darrel Ellis in Dialogue with Leslie Hewitt and Wardell Milan at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Centered on a less recognized body of Darrel Ellis’s work and featuring new commissions by Leslie Hewitt and Wardell Milan, this special exhibition is guest curated by Makeda Best, the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums.

This event at the Carpenter Center is free and open to the public; registration is optional. Reservations may be arranged online through this form.

The tour will begin at the front desk on Level 3 of the Carpenter Center. The entrance to the Sert Gallery can be accessed by using the ramps on Quincy and Prescott Streets. An elevator is available on Level 1, and a limited number of wheelchairs are available for loan.

Please contact the Carpenter Center front desk for assistance with elevator and wheelchair usage at 617-496-5387 or

Generous support for Carpenter Center programming is provided by the Friends of the Carpenter Center. Lead support for Please Stay Home is provided by the Harvard Art Museums Photography Committee. Additional support for the exhibition is generously provided by the Jeffrey and Leslie Fischer Family Foundation. The Harvard Art Museums’ modern and contemporary art programs are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art. Special thanks to Allen Frame.