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Materials Lab Workshop: Preserving Memory and Loss, with Artist Mohamad Hafez

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 |  $15


Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

A bearded man stands next to a representation in miniature of the remains of a living room in a war-ravaged building.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

This event requires registration; see further details below.

Syrian American artist and architect Mohamad Hafez encapsulates in his art memories of his homeland and its turmoil. Working with a combination of found objects, paint, and scrap metal, Hafez creates surrealistic Syrian streetscapes that are architectural in appearance and politically charged in content.

During this hands-on, multisensory workshop, you will explore Hafez’s architectural creations, while taking in the scent of Syrian spices, and apply the artist’s fast-paced drawing and painting techniques to create your own two-dimensional cityscape based on memory and emotion.

No prior experience is necessary and materials are included in the fee.

The hands-on session will take place in the Materials Lab on the Lower Level.

$15 materials fee. Registration is required and space is limited; registration will open on this form, beginning on Monday, April 8, at 10am. Materials fee must be paid to confirm registration. Please email am_register@harvard.edu or call 617-495-1440 to join the waitlist. Minimum age of 14.

This workshop is one of three events related to the 2024 Norma Jean Calderwood Lecture at the Harvard Art Museums, featuring an artist talk by Mohamad Hafez, “Preserving Memory and Loss” on April 17. Please see the lecture listing for more information about the related programming.

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 museums.

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 am_register@harvard.edu at least 48 hours in advance.