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Free Admission Day for ARTS FIRST

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Admission to the museums is free today for all visitors, in celebration of Harvard’s annual arts festival.

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.

Shahzia Sikander, Still from SpiNN, 2003. Digital animation with sound, 6:38 minutes. Music by David Abir. Courtesy of the artist, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.

South Asia: Migrations & Transformation Panel on Visual Art 

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

As part of the South Asia Institute’s annual symposium, this panel discussion will focus on the transformative role of art and art curation.

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.

Richard Earlom, after Joseph Wright of Derby, The Blacksmith’s Shop, 1771. Mezzotint.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray, G1162.

Gallery Talk: From Dark to Light—Mezzotints after Joseph Wright of Derby

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Laura Turner Igoe will discuss prints based on the British painter’s work.

Books and Scholars’ Accoutrements, Korean, Chosŏn dynasty to Modern period, early 20th century. Eight-panel folding screen; ink and color on silk.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Oriental Art and through the generosity of the Ralph C. Marcove International Understanding Through Arts and Crafts Foundation, Inc. and Christina Marcove, 2014.198.

Gallery Talk: Korean Still-Life Paintings

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Seung Yeon Sang will talk about chaekgeori—Korean still-life paintings that often featured images of books.

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.

Willi Baumeister, Growth of the Crystals II, 1947/52. Oil with resin and putty on hardboard. Busch-Reisinger Museum, Partial gift of Felicitas Baumeister and Jochen Gutbrod and purchase through the generosity of the German Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 2016.211.

Gallery Talk: Willi Baumeister’s Growth of the Crystals II

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Ilka Voermann will focus on this recently acquired work by the German painter.

John Singleton Copley, Nicholas Boylston, 1773. Oil on canvas. Harvard University Portrait Collection, Painted at the request of the Harvard Corporation, 1773, H20.
Photo © Michael Gould.

Gallery Talk: Philosophy Chamber Conversations

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Ethan Lasser will discuss works featured in our Philosophy Chamber exhibition, on view May 19–December 31, 2017.

Christopher Wilmarth, Saint, 1979. Watercolor and graphite on layered off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Nina Nielsen and John Baker, 2006.247.5.
© Estate of Christopher Wilmarth/Susan Wilmarth-Rabineau.

Reverie: Christopher Wilmarth, Before and After Mallarmé — A Symposium

Symposium

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Scholars will discuss Wilmarth’s work and the influence that Mallarmé’s poetry had on avant-garde art-making in general.

Franz Marc, Grazing Horses IV, 1911. Oil on canvas.
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Bequest in memory of Paul E. and Gabriele B. Geier, 2014.301.

Gallery Talk: Franz Marc’s Grazing Horses IV (The Red Horses)

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Paintings conservation fellow Andrea von Hedenström will reveal recent discoveries about Franz Marc’s popular painting.

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.

John Singleton Copley, Nicholas Boylston, 1773. Oil on canvas. Harvard University Portrait Collection, Painted at the request of the Harvard Corporation, 1773, H20.
Photo © Michael Gould.

The Hungry Eye: Art and Ambition in Copley’s Boston

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard professor Jane Kamensky will discuss Copley’s views on pre-revolution Boston, in conjunction with our Philosophy Chamber exhibition.

Free Admission Day for Harvard Class Day

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Admission to the Harvard Art Museums is free to all visitors today to celebrate Harvard Class Day.

Lluís Borrassà, Saint John the Baptist and Saint Barbara, c. 1411–13. Tempera on panel.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund, 1933.153.

Gallery Talk: Color Explained—Lluís Borrassà’s Panel Painting (in Spanish)

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Today’s gallery talk on this stunning 15th-century painting will be offered in Spanish, by associate conservator Cristina Morilla.

Photo: Nic Lehoux.

Free Admission Day for Harvard Commencement

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Congratulations, graduates! Museums admission is free to all visitors today to celebrate Harvard Commencement.

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.

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.

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.