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Unidentified artist, Council of Ministers, c. 1744. Oil on wood panel.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Dr. Francis L. Burnett and Mrs. Esther Lowell Cunningham, 1964.27.

Art Study Center Seminar: The Future

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition The Future: A History, this seminar focuses on forward-looking art made before 1900.

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.

Wassily Kandinsky, Winter Landscape, 1910. Oil and wax on cardboard. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Bequest of Paul E. Geier, BR82.4.
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.

Gallery Talk: Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial assistant Dakota DeVos will examine the works of this artistic couple.

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.

Edward Waldo Forbes with students in gallery, 1944. Photograph by George S. Woodruff. Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Archives Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

To celebrate American Archives Month, materials from the museums’ archives will be on view in the Art Study Center on Mondays in October.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Coffee and Tea Service: 5-Piece Set, 1924–25. Brass with mercury silvered interiors and ebony fixtures. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Hanna Lindemann, BR52.22–26.

Gallery Talk: A Bauhaus Coffee and Tea Service

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Associate conservator Susan Costello and research curator Laura Muir will discuss the history and conservation of this stunning set.

Wolfgang Tillmans, paper drop (sheet), 2006. Chromogenic print. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Purchased through the generosity of the German Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 2015.12.9.2. © Wolfgang Tillmans.

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.

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.

© Peter Vanderwarker

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Columbus Day.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Charles Thévenin, The Taking of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, 1790. Etching. Anonymous loan, 4.2014.

Gallery Talk: Prints of the French Revolution

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Prints curator Elizabeth Rudy will discuss several prints produced during this tumultuous period.

Shirin Neshat, Ghada, 2013. Digital pigment print.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, 2016.1. © Shirin Neshat.

Art Study Center Seminar: Photography and Cultural Identity

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Associate research curator Jennifer Quick will examine contemporary photographers’ strategies in addressing ideas about cultural identity.

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.

Bradley Rosaceous Collection in fall. Photo © Jon Hetman.

Fall Members Celebration

Member Event

125 Arborway
Boston, MA

Take in the season—and the glorious fall foliage—at the Arnold Arboretum during this special event for members.

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

Edward Waldo Forbes with students in gallery, 1944. Photograph by George S. Woodruff. Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Archives Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

To celebrate American Archives Month, materials from the museums’ archives will be on view in the Art Study Center on Mondays in October.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Philetairos, Tetradrachm of Philetairos of Pergamon, Greek, 269 BCE–263 BCE. Silver. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Frederick M. Watkins, 1972.161.

Gallery Talk: The Birth of Portraiture

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Coins curator Carmen Arnold-Biucchi will trace the origins of portraiture through an examination of a selection of ancient coins.

Mel Bochner, Cezanne Said, 2016. Oil on canvas. 36 × 48 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Tangled Up in Words

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

A pioneer in conceptual art, Mel Bochner will deliver this fall’s artist talk.

Ben Rivers, The Shape of Things (detail), 2016. Nine-channel installation (digitized from 16mm).
Courtesy of the artist and Kate MacGarry Gallery, London.

Lightbox Gallery Talk: The Shape of Things by Ben Rivers

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Chris Molinski will discuss Ben Rivers’s nine-channel installation, on view in the Lightbox Gallery until October 25.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Edward Waldo Forbes with students in gallery, 1944. Photograph by George S. Woodruff. Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Archives Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

To celebrate American Archives Month, materials from the museums’ archives will be on view in the Art Study Center on Mondays in October.

A Provocation: A Pre-Election Poetry Reading

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Five poets will read works that resonate with the ideas behind this year’s presidential election.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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.

Legendary Beauties through the Ages, 18th century. Handscroll; ink and color on silk.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia, 1985.886.

Gallery Talk: Chinese Beauties Portrayed in the Qing

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial assistant Yan Yang will discuss works featuring beauties from the Qing dynasty (1644–1911).

Still from Oskar Fischinger’s Radio Dynamics (1942). Courtesy of Center for Visual Music.

Lights (Body): Rhythm on Camera

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The last program in our series related to the Folding, Refraction, Touch exhibition is “Visual Music (1921–80).”

The Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy.

Members Day Trip: Art in the Merrimack Valley

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Includes visits to the Addison Gallery of American Art and the Currier Museum of Art.

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.

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.

Edward Waldo Forbes with students in gallery, 1944. Photograph by George S. Woodruff. Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Archives Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

To celebrate American Archives Month, materials from the museums’ archives will be on view in the Art Study Center on Mondays in October.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Funerary Relief of a Woman and Two Children, Syria, Palmyra, c. 150 CE. Limestone.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Alden Sampson, Richard Norton, and Edward W. Forbes, 1908.3.

Gallery Talk: Travels to Ancient Palmyra

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Elizabeth Molacek will shed insight into objects from this ancient Semitic city.

Doris Salcedo, Untitled, 2008. Wooden table, wooden armoires, concrete, and steel, 76 × 268.5 × 172.5 cm (30 × 105 ¾ x 68 in.). Private collection, London.
© Doris Salcedo. Courtesy of the artist, Alexander and Bonin, New York, and White Cube, London. Photo by Sergio Clavijo.

Opening Celebration—Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

A conversation between artist Doris Salcedo and Harvard professor Elaine Scarry at the opening of our latest special exhibition.

Kurt Schwitters and Theo van Doesburg, Poster for Kleine Dada Soirée, 1922–23. Lithograph. Merrill C. Berman Collection.

Art Study Center Seminar: Kurt Schwitters, The Ring, and the New Typography

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

An in-depth look at drawings, prints, and posters by the influential modernist design group.

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.

Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Singer with a Glove, c. 1878. Pastel on canvas.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906, 1951.68.

Gallery Talk: Degas and Technique—The Artist’s Hand Meets the Singer’s Glove

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard graduate student Sarah Mirseyedi will discuss a bold work by the impressionist painter.

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.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Norbert Kricke, Space Sculpture, c. 1960. Metal wire, welded. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of The Cultural Council in the Federation of German Industry in memory of its Chairman, Berthold von Bohlen und Halbach, 1988.432.

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.

Afrasiyab and Siyavush Embrace, Iran, Tabriz, Safavid period, 1520–40. Black ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on off-white paper, with underdrawing in black ink.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art, 2002.50.13.

Portraits of Objects, Impressions of People: The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Sheila Canby, from the Met, will discuss notable differences in the depictions of human form and of objects in this epic work.

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 Veterans Day.

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.

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, The Three Trees, 1643. Etching with drypoint and engraving. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray, G3264.

Gallery Talk: Rembrandt’s Landscape

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

In her talk, prints curator Elizabeth Rudy will set out to discover what makes Rembrandt’s landscapes so masterful.

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.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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.

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.

Winslow Homer, A Summer Night, 1890. Oil on canvas. Paris, Musée d’Orsay, TL41627.

Gallery Talk: Winslow Homer’s A Summer Night

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Ethan Lasser will discuss this spectacular work, on loan from the Musée d’Orsay.

Prince Shōtoku at Age Two, Kamakura period, c. 1292. Japanese cypress, assembled woodblock construction with polychromy and rock-crystal inlaid eyes.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Walter C. Sedgwick in memory of Ellery Sedgwick Sr. and Ellery Sedgwick Jr., 99.1979.1.

Art Study Center Seminar: Prince Shōtoku—A View from the Inside Out

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

A close analysis of this popular 13th-century wooden sculpture from Japan.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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.

Peter Blume, Passage to Etna, 1956. Oil on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Edward L. Holsten, 1958.84.
Art © The Educational Alliance, Inc./Estate of Peter Blume/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Gallery Talk: Peter Blume’s Passage to Etna

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Sarah Kianovsky will closely examine Blume’s striking painting from 1956, along with his preparatory drawings.

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.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Winslow Homer, The Brush Harrow, 1865. Oil on canvas.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous gift, 1939.229.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Thanksgiving.

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Winslow Homer, A Summer Night, 1890. Oil on canvas. Paris, Musée d’Orsay, TL41627.

Gallery Talk: Winslow Homer’s A Summer Night

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Cassandra Albinson will discuss this spectacular work, on loan from the Musée d’Orsay.

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.

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. 

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.

© 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.

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

32 Quincy Street
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.

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.

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.