The Harvard Art Museums engage the broader Harvard community in many ways. Through their artist talks, scholarly lectures, symposia, and gallery programs, the Art Museums contribute to research that relates to intellectual and creative currents on campus.
The Harvard Art Museums provide a valuable resource for K–12 students and teachers. Through close observation of works of art, students are invited to think critically and to learn about the world and about themselves. Professional development courses for teachers emphasize object-based teaching and activities that support the Common Core Curriculum.