Since our building on Quincy Street closed in 2008 to prepare for a major renovation project, the Harvard Art Museums have continued to acquire an impressive range of works. This exhibition, the first of a series highlighting recent acquisitions, will feature a selection of contemporary photographs, including three exquisite seascapes by Hiroshi Sugimoto and Thomas Struth’s large-scale portrait of the Felsenfeld/Gold families in Philadelphia. On view will be fourteen works by eleven artists, including James Casebere, Nikki S. Lee, Vera Lutter, Pushpamala N., and Thomas Ruff. Curated by Michelle Lamunière, John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Assistant Curator of Photography; and Laura Muir, Assistant Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, both in the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums.
The exhibition is made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art and the Edwin H. Land/Polaroid Fund, Harvard Art Museums.