Past Exhibitions

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Past Exhibitions

On June 1, 2013, we closed our galleries so that we can prepare for the November 16, 2014 public 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. 

September 4, 2012—January 19, 2013
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
Teaching Galleries

The works of art in this installation complement a Harvard University General Education course on the history of photography from its origins to the digital era.
June 19, 2012—September 29, 2012
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
This exhibition celebrates the great breadth of works acquired by the Harvard Art Museums over the last four years.
May 22, 2012—August 18, 2012
Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Centering on Harvard’s collection of Johns’s signature “crosshatch” works of the 1970s, this exhibition explores the impact of print on his oeuvre.

May 12, 2012—June 1, 2013
Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Re-View: Thematic Installation

This gallery rotation presents a small selection of later East Asian paintings that feature popular botanical themes and symbols, complemented by an array of ceramics with similar motifs.

April 14, 2012—July 31, 2012
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover

Off-Site Exhibition

Referencing pop culture, art, and history, the contemporary artists in this exhibition use masquerade and performance to explore themes of individual and cultural identity as well as issues regarding gender and racial stereotyping.

January 31, 2012—March 3, 2012
Arthur M. Sackler Museum

A selection of fourteen works by eleven artists, including James Casebere, Nikki S. Lee, Vera Lutter, Pushpamala N., Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

November 17, 2011—December 22, 2011
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University

Off-Site Exhibition

A selection of videos by the artist, filmmaker, and photographer Laurel Nakadate, whose work pushes the boundaries of voyeurism, exhibitionism, and vulnerability.

October 21, 2011—June 1, 2013
Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Re-View: Thematic Installation

Combining art-historical and scientific analyses, this installation examines key examples of Harvard’s Islamic and pre-Islamic metalwork from the 4th through the 14th centuries.

September 6, 2011—December 10, 2011
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
January 17, 2012—April 8, 2012
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston

Traveling Exhibition

A rich display of prints, books, maps, and scientific instruments exploring the role of celebrated artists in the scientific inquiries of the 16th century.

March 21, 2011—May 17, 2011
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University
March 21, 2011—May 17, 2011
Northwest Science Building, Harvard University
March 21, 2011—May 17, 2011
Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Off-Site Exhibition

This three-part exhibition comprises installations by Olafur Eliasson, Saraceno, and Ai Weiwei and explores the realms in which art, architecture, and design intersect.

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