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A Welcoming Presence

Harvard student Sophia Feng, graduating this May with a degree in the history of art and architecture, introduced peers and community members to the museums.

Boston-Area Students Talk Museums

The Harvard Art Museums recently hosted an inaugural conference for undergraduates involved with campus art museums in the greater Boston area. Read one student’s firsthand account of the experience.

Uniting Art and Science, Maille Radford Scores a Harvard First

Maille Radford knows the Harvard Art Museums better than most; the graduating Harvard College senior just completed an internship in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies and has been a Student Board member since her freshman year. She’s also the first student to graduate from Har...

Animating the Lightbox Gallery

As part of the Harvard course Animation/Studio, a dozen students created installations for the Lightbox Gallery that will be shown throughout the spring.

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.

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.

Dante, Illuminated

Harvard undergraduate students in an Italian class on Dante used objects in the museums’ collections to spur their language learning.

A Late Discovery from the Philosophy Chamber

Whitney Barlow Robles, a recent curatorial intern at the Harvard Art Museums, helped make important contributions to the upcoming special exhibition The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820. Thanks to her research, the exhibition will now include six early 19t...

A Student-Centered Approach to Drawings

Student contributions were key in developing the exhibition Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium.

A Winning Partnership

A recent graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (and former intern at the museums) takes a look at how the partnership between the Harvard Art Museums, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the local high school has enabled high school students to learn subjects as diverse as world hi...

By Julia Leonardos