The Extraordinary Commission: Student Activism and the Birth of Afro-American Studies at Harvard

Date: 

Friday, February 28, 2020 (All day) to Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (All day)

Location: 

Neil L. and Angelica Zander Rudenstine Gallery, Hutchins Center, 104 Mount Auburn Street, Floor 3R, Cambridge, MA
African American Harvard students holding placards during a protest against the Vietnam War and in support of a Black Studies curriculum at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 1969

Photo by Leonard McCombe | African American Harvard students holding placards during a protest against the Vietnam War and in support of a Black Studies curriculum at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 1969 | Courtesy of The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Curated by Dell M. Hamilton

Closed until further notice.

On view February 28 -  June 30, 2020

Opening reception Friday, February 28, 6:00pm

OPEN:   Monday - Friday, 10AM - 4PM
CLOSED:  Saturday, Sunday, & Official Harvard University Holidays
ADMISSION:  Free to the Public
ADDRESS: 104 Mount Auburn Street, Floor 3R, Cambridge, MA 02138

See also: AAAS 50th Anniversary Symposium

To our visitors, 

We continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prioritize the safety of our visitors, staff, students and volunteers.  In the interests of reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission, the university museums and libraries are closing to the public, at the end of business on Thursday, March 12 until further notice. This includes the Rudenstine Gallery. This is in alignment with the closing of many other Boston-area public museums.

Over the next few weeks we will be assessing the situation and reviewing options for when we will be able to re-open to the public. 

This decision has been carefully considered, as we know museums are community spaces.

We appreciate your understanding as we do our part to mitigate the spread of the virus in our community. In this we are following the lead of Harvard University, which is transitioning to remote learning and asking students not to return to campus following Spring Recess.