Past Exhibitions

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Past Exhibitions

On June 1, 2013, we closed our galleries so that we can prepare for the fall 2014 opening of our renovated facility. As the completion of this renovation and expansion project nears, we are busy organizing a number of exciting exhibitions.

To learn more about the array of work our staff is producing as we approach the opening, we invite you to read Index, our multimedia magazine. 

May 18, 2008—June 30, 2008
Fogg Museum

This exhibition presents Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s schematic design for the renovation of the Harvard Art Museum facilities at 32 Quincy Street.

March 29, 2008—June 30, 2008
Busch-Reisinger Museum

An examination of the use of porcelain figurines as intriguing table decorations at elaborate baroque court festivals and banquets.

February 28, 2008—June 30, 2008
Fogg Museum

This exhibition—the artist’s first in a major museum—presents an overview of artist and writer Moyra Davey’s 20-year career summarized in 40 photographs.

November 3, 2007—January 27, 2008
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
June 28, 2008—September 14, 2008
Phoenix Art Museum
October 11, 2008—January 4, 2009
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
February 11, 2009—May 24, 2009
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence

Traveling Exhibition

More than fifty works from the collection of distinguished historian of Chinese art Chu-tsing Li demonstrate the dramatic evolution of Chinese painting in modern times and lay the foundation for a deeper understanding of the international-style works produced in China today.

November 3, 2007—February 3, 2008
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
October 7, 2008—February 8, 2009
Asia Society Museum, New York
August 28, 2010—December 5, 2010
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta

Traveling Exhibition

The works—from practice alphabets to elaborately finished manuscripts—serve as traces of individuals, belief systems, and cultures.

November 3, 2007—February 3, 2008
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
October 7, 2008—February 8, 2009
Asia Society Museum, New York
August 28, 2010—December 5, 2010
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta

Traveling Exhibition

Presents examples of the most esteemed of the Islamic visual arts.

October 6, 2007—November 11, 2007
Fogg Museum

To commemorate Drew Gilpin Faust’s inauguration as the first woman president of Harvard University, the Art Museums will present Kara Walker’s provocative 2005 series Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated).

September 22, 2007—January 20, 2008
Arthur M. Sackler Museum

This exhibition presents full-size copies of Greek and Roman sculpture whose painted decoration, faded over the millennia, has been painstakingly reconstructed.

July 21, 2007—November 4, 2007
Busch-Reisinger Museum

This exhibition will showcase a replica of László Moholy-Nagy’s seminal kinetic sculpture Light Prop for an Electric Stage and the artist’s short experimental film Light Play: Black White Gray.

July 14, 2007—December 30, 2007
Busch-Reisinger Museum

This exhibition features seven 20th-century German sculptures from the Busch-Reisinger Museum that reinterpret mythological themes through the artists’ biographies and the events of their time.

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