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László Moholy-Nagy, Cat (Negative), c. 1926. Gelatin silver print.
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, Purchase, with funds provided through the generosity of Baroness Jeane von Oppenheim and the R.H. Norton Trust through the exchange of Trust property, 2005.3.

Art Study Center Seminar: Folding, Refraction, Touch—Photographic Process and Materiality

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

A look into the myriad ways that modern and contemporary artists have incorporated the photographic process into their work.

Still from Shock Corridor (1963). Courtesy of Janus Films.

Modern Art in Technicolor: Art, Film, and American Identity

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This series examines the construction of American identity by pairing artworks from the museums’ collections with films.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on one or more objects in our collections.

Max Pechstein, Woman with Animals, c. 1912. Leaded stained glass.
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of the Einert Family in memory of Rudolf Scheffler and Linda Einert Scheffler, 1994.55.

Gallery Talk: Max Pechstein’s Stained Glass Window

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial assistant Dakota DeVos will examine a stained glass window by this German expressionist artist.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

On Mondays through the fall, the Art Study Center will welcome walk-ins from 1 to 4pm.

Lightbox Gallery Talk: Interactive Data Visualization

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Learn how the Harvard Art Museums are using data visualization and analysis techniques to uncover the hidden lives of our collections. 

VALIE EXPORT, Squat Within II, 1972. Gelatin silver print with black paint. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Andra Freifrau von Fuchs and Markus Michalke, 2004.52.
© Valie Export/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VBK, Austria.

VALIE EXPORT: Medial Imaginations

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Austrian artist VALIE EXPORT, a pioneer in conceptual media art, performance, and film, presents this year’s Busch-Reisinger Museum lecture.

Isa Genzken, Basic Research, 1989. Alkyd paint on coated paper, laid down on card. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Carol O. Selle, 1999.258.

Gallery Talk: Folding, Refraction, Touch

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This talk will focus on the exhibition Folding, Refraction, Touch: Modern and Contemporary Art in Dialogue with Wolfgang Tillmans.

Still from Doris Salcedo’s Public Works, 2015. © MCA Chicago.

Film: Doris Salcedo’s Public Works

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This film about Salcedo’s site-specific works and public projects will be shown monthly, in conjunction with our Doris Salcedo exhibition.

Peach Black, Carbon Black, Manufactured by Lefranc, 1927.
Harvard Art Museums/Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, The Forbes Pigment Collection, Straus.25.

Materials Lab Workshop: Carbon

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Explore the many ways artists use carbon in art, in conjunction with our exhibition featuring works by Wolfgang Tillmans.

Honoré-Victorin Daumier, Rue Transnonain, April 15, 1834, 1834. Lithograph. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Program for Harvard College, M13712.

Gallery Talk: Daumier’s Graphic Mastery

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Prints curator Elizabeth Rudy will discuss works by 19th-century French printmaker Honoré-Victorin Daumier.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

On Mondays through the fall, the Art Study Center will welcome walk-ins from 1 to 4pm.

Members Tour

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curators lead members on a tour through select galleries while the museums are closed to the public.

Doris Salcedo, A Flor de Piel (detail), 2013. Rose petals and thread. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. G. David Thompson, in memory of his son, G. David Thompson, Jr., Class of 1958, by exchange; purchase through the generosity of Elaine Levin in honor of Mary Schneider Enriquez; and purchase through the generosity of Deborah and Martin Hale, 2014.133. © Doris Salcedo.
Photo: Joerg Lohse; courtesy of the artist and Alexander and Bonin, New York, and White Cube, London.

Gallery Talk: The Materiality of Mourning

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Today’s gallery talk on Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning will be offered in Spanish, by graduate student Jerónimo Duarte Riascos.

© Nic Lehoux

Winter Members Celebration

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Enjoy hot beverages, sweet treats, and conversation in the Calderwood Courtyard, as we celebrate the holiday season.

Andy Warhol, Lenin, 1987. Screenprint and collage. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, M23729.
© Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Modern Art in Technicolor: Art, Film, and American Identity

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This series examines the construction of American identity by pairing artworks from the museums’ collections with films.

László Moholy-Nagy, Light Prop for an Electric Stage (Light-Space Modulator), 1930. Aluminum, steel, nickel-plated brass, other metals, plastic, wood, and electric motor. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, BR56.5.
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Melissa Venator will discuss and activate László Moholy-Nagy’s pioneering device from 1930.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

On Mondays through the fall, the Art Study Center will welcome walk-ins from 1 to 4pm.

Fogg Interior Courtyard with Christmas Tree, 1962. Photographs of the Harvard Art Museums, 1927–2001 (HC 22), file 2.24 (6/9).
Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Museums Closed

Special Event

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Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed on Christmas Day.

Larry Fink, New Year’s Eve Party, American Legion, Bangor, January 1980, printed 1983. Gelatin silver print.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous gift, 2013.105. © Larry Fink.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed on New Year’s Day.

© Peter Vanderwarker.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed today to conduct yearly maintenance and testing of our building at 32 Quincy Street.

© Peter Vanderwarker.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed today to conduct yearly maintenance and testing of our building at 32 Quincy Street.

Still from Doris Salcedo’s Public Works, 2015. © MCA Chicago.

Film: Doris Salcedo’s Public Works

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This film about Salcedo’s site-specific works and public projects will be shown monthly, in conjunction with our Doris Salcedo exhibition.

© Peter Vanderwarker.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for MLK Day.

© Peter Vanderwarker.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed today to conduct yearly maintenance and testing of our building at 32 Quincy Street.

Still from Doris Salcedo’s Public Works, 2015. © MCA Chicago.

Film: Doris Salcedo’s Public Works

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This film about Salcedo’s site-specific works and public projects will be shown monthly, in conjunction with our Doris Salcedo exhibition.

Still from Doris Salcedo’s Public Works, 2015. © MCA Chicago.

Film: Doris Salcedo’s Public Works

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This film about Salcedo’s site-specific works and public projects will be shown monthly, in conjunction with our Doris Salcedo exhibition.

Still from Doris Salcedo’s Public Works, 2015. © MCA Chicago.

Film: Doris Salcedo’s Public Works

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This film about Salcedo’s site-specific works and public projects will be shown monthly, in conjunction with our Doris Salcedo exhibition.