Crossings Gallery & Other Exhibitions

Crossings Gallery: Where Arts and Learning Meet in Allston


The Harvard Ed Portal Crossings Gallery displays projects from Harvard and Allston-Brighton artists. Stop by the Ed Portal to see this exciting and distinctive space! 


Public gallery hours:
Monday through Thursday 10:00am to 7:00pm and Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.


Current Exhibition

Hoarder Vacui
Sage Schmett and Nick Rocco
January 9 - February 24

Reception: February 4 
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The Harvard Ed Portal is proud to present Hoarder Vacui, a new exhibition featuring the works of Sage Schmett and Nick Rocco. Based on the term “horror vacui,” a Latin phrase meaning "fear of empty spaces," Hoarder Vacui explores this approach within the context of our consumer-driven society and the desire to fill emptiness with material possessions. The artists, who are based in Allston-Brighton, explore different ways of interpreting the mental noise of living in a world inundated with advertising, by creating intimate spaces overflowing with visual information and nostalgic imagery.

Sage Schmett works mostly with cardboard, magazine pages, and other forms of recycled paper, utilizing collage and sculptural strategies to explore how we relate to the domestic spaces we inhabit, and the possessions with which we share those spaces. Nick Rocco's work is a response to a culture that creates a sense of lacking which can only be relieved through constant accumulation. He aims to bring attention to this through dense landscapes of over stimulation.

Other Exhibitions at the Harvard Ed Portal


Upcoming Exhibition

Lost in Boston
Nick Dow
February 14–May 11

Reception: March 2

Heaven Sent by Nick Dow

When Brighton-based journalist Nate Dow started taking daily walks around Boston for exercise two years ago, he realized how much he loved the city's subtle beauty. The exhibition Lost in Boston, on view at the Harvard Ed Portal, highlights Boston's often overlooked beauty through Dow's photography.

Past Exhibitions


Hand in Hand, Michael Dowling and Medicine Wheel ProductionsGrass Land: Nexus of the Living World, Saad Amer, Harvard College
The Context of Community, Unbound Visual Arts
Summer Mentoring Exhibition, Harvard Ed Portal Mentoring Program
Tangible Things, Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, PhD. candidate, Christopher Allison, and community members
Life-Changing Art: Featuring Local Homeless and Disabled Artists, ArtLifting
Allston Arts District Open Studio Summary Exhibition, Allston Open Studios
Face Off: Paintings and Interactive Totems, Deborah Putnoi
Religious Literacy: Experiences and Perspectives, Harvard Divinity Professor Diane Moore
Motion and Matter: Kim Bernard, Artist-in-Residence, Harvard Department of Physics
Happy Birthday Venus!Konstantin Simun, Allston-based Sculptor
Temptation of the Mind and Body, Unbound Visual Arts
Changing Allston, Curated by Eva Payne
Refugee Crisis, Nieman Fellow Maciek Nabrdalik
Made in Allston: The Sculptor’s Workshop, Ten local artists, Allston Open Studios