The Harvard Art Museums consider Harvard faculty and students as key partners—we encourage them to experience our exhibitions, study original works of art, and explore our rich digital collections and archival resources. Artist talks, scholarly lectures, symposia, and gallery programs throughout the year contribute to research that relates to intellectual and creative currents on campus.
Museum educators, curators, conservators, and technologists consult with faculty from across disciplines on how the collections might support course goals. We are available to identify relevant artworks for discussion and research, facilitate conversations that connect artworks to course concepts, and train Teaching Fellows to encourage close looking and critical thinking skills in encounters with original works of art. We collaborate with faculty members to develop collections-based assignments, such as virtual exhibitions, research papers, musical compositions, and presentations in various languages.
Contact jessica_martinez [at] harvard [dot] edu (Jessica Levin Martinez), Director of Academic and Public Programs, to learn more about our resources to support collections-based teaching and learning at the Harvard Art Museums. Throughout the academic year we welcome Harvard students, parents, alumni, and staﬀ to arrange for a guided tour of the Sackler Museum. Please call 617-496-8576 to request a Harvard group tour.