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Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Parmigianino, Study for the Madonna of the Long Neck, 16th century. Brown ink and brown wash on cream antique laid paper.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Marian H. Phinney Fund, 1977.43.

Gallery Talk: Mannerist Bodies

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Associate research curator Danielle Carrabino examines 16th-century representations of the body.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Gilbert Stuart, George Washington, c. 1795. Oil on canvas.
Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Sidney F. Tyler to the University, 1969, H631.

Gallery Talk: The Presidential Portrait

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Part of our series of special gallery talks coinciding with the first 100 days of the new administration in Washington.

Doris Salcedo’s Circles of Sorrow

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Edwidge Danticat will reflect on the ethical and spiritual dimensions of memory and mourning as she responds to our Doris Salcedo exhibition.

August Sander, Portrait of a Farmer, c. 1914. Gelatin silver print.
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, Gift of Baroness Jeane von Oppenheim, 98.558, TL41459.12.

Gallery Talk: The Photography of August Sander

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Lynette Roth will examine works by this German photographer.

1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University.

Midday Organ Recital: Angela Kraft Cross

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

Recitals are performed on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, at Adolphus Busch Hall.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Circus: Jockey, 1899. Black and colored chalk, graphite on off-white wove paper.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.923.

Gallery Talk: Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Edouard Kopp will lead this talk about the exhibition, on view from January 21 through May 7, 2017.

SOLD OUT: Shadows of the Absent Body

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Judith Butler will consider how in the context of Salcedo’s work, the field of grievability is a sensate field riddled with loss. (sold out)

Voices of the Rainforest in 7.1 Surround Sound

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Immerse yourself in the sounds of birds, insects, humans, and more in this recomposed version of the powerful 1991 recording.

Installation view of untitled chair works (detail) in Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning, on display November 4, 2016–April 9, 2017 at the Harvard Art Museums.
Art © Doris Salcedo. Photo: Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Topography of Loss: A Symposium on Doris Salcedo

Symposium

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

A two-day symposium featuring a keynote on March 2 and panel discussions on March 3.

John Jesse Barker, after William G. Mason, Horizontorium: Philadelphia Bank, 1832. Lithograph.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of the Balzer Family Fund, M25823.

Art Study Center Seminar: Shifting Perspectives—Art and the Production of Urban Space, 1530–1850

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

A deep look into how artists and architects of 16th-century Europe through 19th-century America transformed how cities are depicted.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

From In Order Not To Be Here (2002), by Deborah Stratman.

An Afternoon with Filmmaker Deborah Stratman

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for a screening of seven short films by Chicago-based artist and filmmaker Deborah Stratman.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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 spring, the Art Study Center will welcome walk-ins from 1 to 4pm.

Franz Wilhelm Seiwert, Mass, 1931. Oil on wood.
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Richard Norton Memorial Fund, 2015.43.

Gallery Talk: Easel Painting and Radical Politics in Weimar Germany

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Part of our series of special gallery talks coinciding with the first 100 days of the new administration in Washington.

Edward Burne-Jones, The Blessed Damozel, c. 1856–61. Watercolor, gouache, and shell gold on paper mounted on canvas.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.452.

Gallery Talk: The Pre-Raphaelites—Patrons and Poetry

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Miriam Stewart will discuss the relationship between Pre-Raphaelite painters and poets and their patrons.

Materials Lab Workshop: Islamic Papermaking

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

An exploration of Islamic and Persian papermaking techniques and a preview of Persian manuscripts featured in an upcoming exhibition.

1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University.

Midday Organ Recital: Harvard Organ Society

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

Recitals are performed on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, at Adolphus Busch Hall.

Okuhara Seiko, Lotus in Autumn, 1872. Hanging scroll; ink on paper. Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL41633.8.
Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree. © Robert Feinberg.

Gallery Talk: Reclusion as Resistance—Japanese Ink Painting from the Feinberg Collection

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Part of our series of special gallery talks coinciding with the first 100 days of the new administration in Washington.

Jackson Pollock, No. 2, 1950. Mixed media on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald R. Isaacs and Family and Purchase through the Contemporary Art Fund, 1965.554.
© Pollock-Krasner Foundation/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.

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.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Installation view of Disremembered IV (detail), in Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning, on display November 4, 2016–April 9, 2017 at the Harvard Art Museums.
© Doris Salcedo. Photo: Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Gallery Talk: The Materiality of Mourning (in Spanish)

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.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Robert Smullyan Sloan, Negro Soldier, 1945. Egg tempera and oil on board.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Michael Kempner, Michael Maher, and Ann Schwarz, 2004.194.

Gallery Talk: Race and Citizenship

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Part of our series of special gallery talks coinciding with the first 100 days of the new administration in Washington.

X-ray image of a Zhou dynasty (475–221 BCE) circular mirror showing breaks and solder repairs, which are concealed with fake patina and not visible to the naked eye.
Photo: Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Materials Lab Workshop: Metal

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Explore the many ways artists use metal in art, in conjunction with our Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning exhibition.

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.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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 spring, the Art Study Center will welcome walk-ins from 1 to 4pm.

Winslow Homer, Summer Night, 1890. Oil on canvas. Paris, Musée d’Orsay, TL41627.
Photo: © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d’Orsay)/Hervé Lewandowski.

Gallery Talk: Winslow Homer’s Summer Night

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Theodore Stebbins Jr., curator of American art, emeritus, will discuss this spectacular work, on loan from the Musée d’Orsay.

Harvard University doctoral students Eliza Gettel and Monica Park examine an inscribed honorific statue base that was reused in a late Roman gateway.
Photo: © Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/Harvard University.

New Digs and Discoveries at Sardis in Turkey

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Nicholas Cahill, director of the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, will present exciting results of the group’s recent work.

1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University.

Midday Organ Recital: Janet Yieh

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

Recitals are performed on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, at Adolphus Busch Hall.

Aisholpan, in The Eagle Huntress (2016). Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

Film: The Eagle Huntress

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

An award-winning documentary about a 13-year-old girl who defies tradition by becoming the first female eagle hunter in Mongolia.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Lewis W. Rubenstein and Rico Lebrun, The Hunger March, 1933. True fresco.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Lewis W. Rubenstein, 1933.192.

Gallery Talk: Social Realism, Social Action

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Part of our series of special gallery talks coinciding with the first 100 days of the new administration in Washington.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Circus: Jockey, 1899. Black and colored chalk, graphite on off-white wove paper.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.923.

Gallery Talk: Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard student Dominique Kim will discuss the exhibition, on view from January 21 through May 7, 2017.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Eva Hesse: Film Screening and Discussion

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

After a screening of the documentary Eva Hesse, artist Annette Lemieux and curator Mary Schneider Enriquez will discuss the sculptor’s legacy.

Peter Paul Rubens, The Voyage of the Cardinal Infante Ferdinand of Spain from Barcelona to Genoa in April 1633, with Neptune Calming the Tempest, 1635. Oil on panel.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund, 1942.174.

Gallery Talk: A New Leader in Times of Uncertainty

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Part of our series of special gallery talks coinciding with the first 100 days of the new administration in Washington.

Edouard Manet, Dead Christ with Angels, 1866–67. Etching and aquatint.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Marjorie B. and Martin Cohn in memory of Kermit S. Champa, 2016.6.

Gallery Talk: Manet’s Prints

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Elizabeth Rudy will discuss works by this French painter.

Five Shekels (=Decadrachm) Mint of the Camp, from the Palermo Hoard, 1958, 270–260 BCE. Silver.
Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation, 1.1965.984.

From Byrsa to the Tiber: Carthaginian Coins and History

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Archaeologist Paolo Visonà, professor of art at the University of Kentucky, will deliver this year’s Mildenberg Lecture.

1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University.

Midday Organ Recital: Tate Addis

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

Recitals are performed on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, at Adolphus Busch Hall.

Charles Bird King, The Vanity of the Artist’s Dream, 1830. Oil and graphite on canvas.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Grenville L. Winthrop, Class of 1886, 1942.193.

Gallery Talk: Charles Bird King’s The Vanity of the Artist’s Dream

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Laura Turner Igoe will examine this humorous still life from 1830.

Winslow Homer, Schooner at Sunset, 1880. Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.298.

Art Study Center Seminar: Winslow Homer’s Watercolors

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Participants have a chance to examine Homer’s watercolors alongside Harvard Art Museums director Martha Tedeschi and conservator Anne Driesse.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

X-ray image of a Zhou dynasty (475–221 BCE) circular mirror showing breaks and solder repairs, which are concealed with fake patina and not visible to the naked eye.
Photo: Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Materials Lab Workshop: Metal

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Explore the many ways artists use metal in art, in conjunction with our Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning exhibition.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Jacques Stella, The Liberality of Titus (Allegory of the Liberality of Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu), c. 1637–38. Oil on canvas.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift in part of Lewis G. Nierman and Charles Nierman and purchase in part from the Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund, 1972.362.

Gallery Talk: Shapeshifter

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Cassandra Albinson will explore the commission of The Liberality of Titus (c. 1637–38) by Jacques Stella.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Edouard Manet, Civil War, 1871. Lithograph.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Charles Dudley Porter, M5099.

Gallery Talk: Revolution and Realism in the 1860s

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Part of our series of special gallery talks coinciding with the first 100 days of the new administration in Washington.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Circus: Jockey, 1899. Black and colored chalk, graphite on off-white wove paper.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.923.

Gallery Talk: Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Miriam Stewart will discuss the exhibition, on view from January 21 through May 7, 2017.

1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University.

Midday Organ Recital: Peter Krasinski

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

Recitals are performed on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, at Adolphus Busch Hall.

nstallation view of Disremembered IV (detail) in Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning, on display November 4, 2016–April 9, 2017 at the Harvard Art Museums.
© Doris Salcedo. Photo: Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Gallery Talk: The Materiality of Mourning

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Exhibition curator Mary Schneider Enriquez will discuss Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning, on view Nov. 4, 2016–April 9, 2017.

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.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Jacques Stella, The Liberality of Titus (Allegory of the Liberality of Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu), c. 1637–38. Oil on canvas.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift in part of Lewis G. Nierman and Charles Nierman and purchase in part from the Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund, 1972.362.

Gallery Talk: Shapeshifter

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

A curator and conservator explore the commission and condition of The Liberality of Titus (c. 1637–38) by Jacques Stella.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

On Mondays through the spring, 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.

Bearded Man, Possibly Emperor Macrinus, Roman, early to mid-3rd century CE. Luna marble.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund, 1949.47.138.

Gallery Talk: The Power of the Image—Portraits of an Empire

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Part of our series of special gallery talks coinciding with the first 100 days of the new administration in Washington.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Circus: Jockey, 1899. Black and colored chalk, graphite on off-white wove paper.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.923.

Gallery Talk: Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard student Michelle Kim will discuss the exhibition, on view from January 21 through May 7, 2017.

1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University.

Midday Organ Recital: Thomas Sheehan

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

Recitals are performed on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, at Adolphus Busch Hall.

Sarcophagus Sections with Men Fighting Amazons, Roman, late 2nd–early 3rd century CE. Terracotta.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Edward W. Forbes, 1899.9+1932.49.

Gallery Talk: Back Stories

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Amy Brauer will trace the sometimes circuitous tales of selected objects from their ancient manufacture to the modern museum.

Flowerpot with Barbed, Foliate Rim, Chinese, probably 15th century. Numbered Jun ware: light gray stoneware with variegated purple and blue glaze; with Chinese numeral 3 incised into base.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane, 1942.185.5.

Art Study Center Seminar: Revealing the Mysteries of Jun Ware Ceramics

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

A behind-the-scenes look at these extraordinary Chinese ceramics to be featured in an upcoming exhibition.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge , MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Circus: Jockey, 1899. Black and colored chalk, graphite on off-white wove paper.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.923.

Gallery Talk: Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Graduate student Cabelle Ahn will lead this talk about the exhibition, on view from January 21 through May 7, 2017.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Giovanni David, Daedalus and Icarus, c. 1775. Etching. Anonymous loan, 156.1996.

Gallery Talk: Ovid in the 18th Century

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Elizabeth Rudy will discuss 18th-century artists’ renewed interest in the Roman poet.

1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University.

Midday Organ Recital: Bradley Burgess

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

Recitals are performed on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, at Adolphus Busch Hall.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Albert Bierstadt, Rocky Mountains, “Lander’s Peak,” 1863. Oil on linen.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Mrs. William Hayes Fogg, 1895.698.

Gallery Talk: Conservation/Consumption—American Art and Environment

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Part of our series of special gallery talks coinciding with the first 100 days of the new administration in Washington.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Circus: Jockey, 1899. Black and colored chalk, graphite on off-white wove paper.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.923.

Gallery Talk: Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Marina Molarsky-Beck ’15 will discuss the exhibition, on view from January 21 through May 7, 2017.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Peeter Neeffs the Elder, Interior of a Church at Night with a Procession, c. 1640–59. Oil on oak panel.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Walter C. Klein and the Director’s Discretionary Fund, 2001.167.

Gallery Talk: New Art for a New Society—Painting after Iconoclasm in the Dutch Republic

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Part of our series of special gallery talks coinciding with the first 100 days of the new administration in Washington.

Renée Sintenis, Daphne, 1930. Bronze. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Mrs. Charles L. Kuhn, BR59.49.
© Renée Sintenis/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Germany.

Gallery Talk: Expressions in Bronze

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial assistant Dakota DeVos will explore a range of objects in bronze.

Timurid Prince Baysunghur Hunting, from a manuscript of Anthology of Persian Treatises, 1427. Ink, colors, and gold on paper.
Loan from Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies.

Art Study Center Seminar: Bernard Berenson’s Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join a curator and conservators for a close look at some of these exquisite paintings, on loan from Villa I Tatti in Florence.

Johannes Bronckhorst, Two East Indian Birds, 17th century. Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on parchment, framing line in brown ink.
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gift of George S. Abrams in memory of Anthony Lewis, Harvard Class of 1948, 2013.171.

Gallery Talk: Art, Nature, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Austėja Mackelaitė will discuss works by 17th-century Dutch masters.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Aelbert Bouts, The Man of Sorrows, mid-1490s. Oil on oak panel.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Kate, Maurice R. and Melvin R. Seiden Special Purchase Fund in honor of Seymour and Zoya Slive, 2001.170.

Gallery Talk: Paired Images and Private Devotion

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Jessie Park will examine Christian devotional images.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Circus: Jockey, 1899. Black and colored chalk, graphite on off-white wove paper.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.923.

Gallery Talk: Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

David Pullins will discuss the exhibition, on view from January 21 through May 7, 2017.

Fruitlands Museum, in Harvard, Massachusetts. Photo: Courtesy of The Trustees.

Members Day Trip: Exploring Art and Culture in the 19th Century

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Includes visits to two historic sites in Massachusetts: Fruitlands Museum and the Concord Museum.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Attributed to the Bryn Mawr Painter, Woman Playing Kottabos, Greek, 480 BCE. Terracotta.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David M. Robinson, 1960.350.

Gallery Talk: Cheers! Images of Ancient Athenian Drinking Parties

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Susanne Ebbinghaus will discuss works that feature images of the symposion, or the ancient communal drinking party.

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.

Pierre Drevet, Louis Le Grand (Louis XIV), 1712. Engraving on off-white antique laid paper.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray, G1009.

Gallery Talk: Louis XIV’s Court

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Elizabeth Rudy will examine works that feature the famed king.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Untitled (soldier photographing children), 1910s. Gelatin silver print.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 2.2002.2202.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Memorial Day.

Members Open House

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

As a special thank you, we’re inviting members to bring two additional adult guests for free today.

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.

Elaine Mayes, 4th of July N.Y.C., 1978. Gelatin silver print.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard and Ronay Menschel Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs, P2002.1.6.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Independence Day.