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. Index is also available in fall, spring, and summer print editions (find copies on the Harvard campus at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at 485 Broadway and the Smith Campus Center at 1350 Massachusetts Avenue).

June 23, 2007—January 31, 2008
Fogg Museum

This installation of prints, sculpture, and paintings from the 1970s to the present includes works that are abstract and figurative, contemplative and abrasive, humorous and serious.

April 28, 2007—April 20, 2008
Arthur M. Sackler Museum

This installation in the Asian gallery features four contemporary Chinese ink paintings and a selection of Chinese ceramics from the Tang through the Qing dynasties.

April 7, 2007—July 8, 2007
Fogg Museum

This exhibition of approximately 60 works explores the influence of John Ruskin on a group of American watercolorists, most with Harvard connections, who were active during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

March 30, 2007—April 13, 2008
Busch-Reisinger Museum

This installation features three major paintings by Max Beckmann on loan from a preeminent collection of modern art in Europe.

February 24, 2007—June 10, 2007
Busch-Reisinger Museum

Multiple Strategies stages a dialogue between the work of German artist Joseph Beuys and that of the international avant-garde group Fluxus, in particular its principal designer and impresario George Maciunas.

January 20, 2007—June 10, 2007
Arthur M. Sackler Museum

This exhibition of over 100 images presents the Social Museum as a compelling case study of the early institutional use of photography as a social document, the systematization of exhibition display by reform organizations, and the role such institutions played in the formation of the modern research university.

January 19, 2007—March 18, 2007
University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville
April 14, 2007—June 10, 2007
Fogg Museum

Traveling Exhibition

This tightly focused exhibition unites two landmark paintings with eleven works on paper from Léger’s large cycle of works known as Contrasts of Forms.

December 2, 2006—March 23, 2008
Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Overlapping Realms presents a sampling of visual arts produced by the varied peoples who inhabited the region stretching from southern Europe through South Asia.

November 11, 2006—February 25, 2007
Fogg Museum

DISSENT! presents a historical survey of over 40 printed images that express resistance to religious, political, and social systems and, in doing so, demonstrates the role of printmaking in the dissemination of dissonant opinions.

October 14, 2006—February 11, 2007
Fogg Museum

This exhibition, which raises questions regarding contrasts between public and private in relation to gender roles, is drawn from the General Artemas Ward Museum in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

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