The Harvard Ed Portal is a collaborative partnership involving Harvard, the Allston-Brighton community, and the City of Boston. The Ed Portal is the Allston-Brighton community’s front door to Harvard’s educational, arts, wellness, and workforce and economic development programs.
The Crossings Gallery is the Harvard Ed Portal’s street-level art gallery at the intersection of Western Ave. and North Harvard St. in Allston. Our gallery exhibits work from Harvard and Allston-Brighton artists for the community to enjoy. We have a dual mission of artistic and educational excellence and work to create an immersive and thought-provoking space for learning and collaboration. Alongside our exhibitions we offer programming that allows visitors to learn from artists and engage with issues raised by the work on display.
One upcoming partnership is with Allston-Brighton Open Studios from December 9-10, 2017. We are hosting a Winter Market with local artists and vendors, and are looking for interested artists to table art-making activities for community members. Partnering artists can sign up for either 1 or 2 hour increments between 10am-12pm, and should plan on teaching a winter-related activity that participants grades K-5 can pop in to make and bring with them.