Exhibitions

Art in the Yard: Students Make Art Public at Radcliffe

Art in the Yard: Students Make Art Public at Radcliffe

This exhibition opens on May 3, 2018, and runs through June 30, 2018.

It will be on view in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery of Byerly Hall at 8 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, Monday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m.

On May 2, 2018, there will be an exhibition opening reception at 5 p.m. in the gallery.

Free and open to the public.


Now on its fourth cycle, the Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition has transformed Radcliffe Yard with bold, student-designed, site-specific installations. Art in the Yard showcases the remarkable student work generated in this biennial competition by presenting past winning designs alongside a behind-the-scenes look at design proposals submitted in this year’s competition. On view in the gallery are striking large-scale photographs, informative documentary videos focused on Harvard students and their winning designs, historic images of the installation site from the Schlesinger Library, and models and materials developed by current student competitors. Following closely after the April 2018 announcement of the competition’s fourth winner, the exhibition not only spotlights student work but also presents a unique look at the potential for public art to stimulate aesthetic and intellectual conversations here at Harvard and beyond.

Past and present installations featured in the exhibition:

  • 100+ Years at 73 Brattle (2017), by John Wang ’16 MArch ’21, which is currently installed in the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Garden and will be on view through spring 2019 
  • Latent (e)Scapes (2015), by Christina Geros MAUD, MLA ’15 
  • Saturate the Moment (2013), by Keojin Jin MDesS ’14 and Juhun Lee MDes ’14

Also on view in the gallery are proposals submitted by 2017–2018 competition finalists:

  • A House for Everyone, by Morgan Starkey MArch ’18, Khoa Vu MArch ’18, and Wilson Harkhono MArch ’19 
  • A pine in the Sand, by Isaac Stein MLA and MDes ’20 and Margaret Jau-Ming Tsang MDes ’19 
  • Co-Net Stage, by Mia Ming Guo MDes ’19, Ao Li MDes ’19, and Ningxin Cheng MArch ’19 
  • Dry Stack, by David Solomon MArch ’19 and Jung Chan Yee MArch ’19 
  • Over the Borders, by Daniel Shieh MDes ’19 and Je Sung Lee MDes ’19