Harvard Treasures Tour

November, 2009

Harvard Treasures Tour: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Friday, November 20th

Member Event

Mary Daniels, Special Collections librarian, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Andrew Watkins, AIA LEED, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (AM ’10)

The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, on Quincy Street, is the only building in North America designed by the French modernist architect Le Corbusier. It represents his attempt to create a “synthesis of the arts” that integrates architecture with painting and sculpture. Mary Daniels will show Le Corbusier’s original sketches for the building, an unpublished sketchbook, and Le Corbusier paintings from the Special Collections of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and members will tour the building with Andrew Watkins.

Participation is free, but registration is required. Harvard Treasures is a new series offered to members only that will explore the university’s architectural riches and art holdings beyond the Harvard Art Museum.