Collections

Handling the Art

Take a look behind the scenes of our Art Study Center, from the perspective of art handler Elizabeth Sirrine.

A Partnership Where All Learn

A collaboration between the museums, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Cambridge high school empowers educators and students.

Spotlight on Special Collections

Get to know our objects in a new way through the museums’ digital repositories.

In Our Archives, A Fuller Picture on Artists

The Harvard Art Museums Archives holds a selection of modern and contemporary artists’ papers—a rich resource for researchers.

By Michelle Interrante

Students Help Shape Wilmarth Exhibition

Max Benegas and Laura Kenner made important contributions to the programming and digital resource related to an exhibition about Christopher Wilmarth.

A Prize of Silver

Three pieces of 17th- and 18th-century church silver from Salem, Massachusetts, were recently donated to the Harvard Art Museums.

By Laura Turner Igoe

Critical Conversations

Curators, curatorial fellows, conservators, and other experts capture visitors’ attention with short gallery talks designed to highlight the rich and diverse collections on view. 

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. 

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.  

Straight from the Artists

Conservator-led artist interviews shed light on objects in the museums’ collections.