Exhibitions

Case Studies

Experimenting with 3D-printed models helps our staff nail down exhibition design.

A Catalogue at Long Last

The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820, a new publication accompanying the special exhibition of the same name, represents an innovative approach toward an eclectic collection.

Persian Art, by Way of Florence

A new exhibition this summer highlights Bernard Berenson’s collection of illustrated Persian manuscripts.

Jun Ware’s Imperial Past

A recent visit to China aided curators’ research for the exhibition Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace, opening May 20. 

A Revealing Juxtaposition

By comparing color in two different portraits, a Harvard undergraduate provided fresh insights for the exhibition Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium.

Gifts and Grants Create New Opportunities

Significant gifts and grants recently received from major foundations, institutions, and an individual donor will provide breakthrough support for teaching and learning initiatives and exhibitions in the coming years.  

Drawing on Fresh Interpretations

A Harvard undergraduate has offered a fresh perspective on a work by Rodin, as part of a course that led to the exhibition Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium.

Defying Expectations

The sculptures in the special exhibition Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning attest to the Colombian artist’s exhaustive focus on details and her emphasis on handmade materials.

A New Attribution

A student’s research helps curators get closer to a proper attribution for one drawing included in the exhibition Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium.

Weighty Works

The sheer size and weight of two untitled furniture sculptures in the special exhibition Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning presented formidable challenges to museums staff.