Past Exhibitions

Education

Recent Acquisitions, Part II: Building the Collection

Kara Walker

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum

Henry Darger

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum

Kobayashi Kiyochika

Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Christiane Baumgartner

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum

Gustave Moreau

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum

Ben Shahn

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum

Robert Salmon

Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum

Xu Bing

Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 20:00 -- wds
Recent Acquisitions, Part II: Building the Collection
June 19, 2012—September 29, 2012 Arthur M. Sackler Museum

This exhibition of over 30 objects—from Roman antiquities to contemporary prints—celebrates the great breadth of works acquired by the Harvard Art Museums over the last four years. Building the Collection demonstrates the museums’ commitment to assembling holdings that advance the knowledge and appreciation of art through research, teaching, professional training, and public education. Featured objects include a limestone Head of Buddha from Thailand (7th or early 8th century); an Indian painting, Rama’s Brother Pulling a Thorn from His Foot (18th century); a drawing by Gustave Moreau, Hesiod and the Muse (1857); and contemporary artist Kara Walker’s “portrait” of Harlem Renaissance sculptor Augusta Savage (2010). Coordinated by Michelle Lamunière, John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Assistant Curator of Photography, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums.

This exhibition is made possible by generous support from the Alexander S., Robert L., and Bruce A. Beal Exhibition Fund and the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums.