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The American Land Museum: Places as Cultural Artifacts

17 April 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Organized by: Harvard Art Museums
Venue: Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street

The Center for Land Use Interpretation explores how land in the United States is apportioned, utilized, and perceived. Through exhibitions and public programs, the Center interprets built landscapes—from landfills and urban waterfalls to artificial lakes—as cultural artifacts that help define contemporary American life and culture. Coolidge will discuss the Center’s approach to finding meaning in the intentional and incidental forms we create and also talk about the Center’s efforts to develop the American Land Museum, a curated selection of locations across the country that exemplifies our relationship with the American landscape.


The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 5:30 pm.


Free admission, but seating is limited. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30 pm at the Broadway entrance. One ticket per person.