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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.

Aquamanile (water vessel) in the Form of a Lion, 13th–14th century. Brass. Loan from the Collection of Edouard Sandoz, 58.1965.

Casting Monuments: Bronze, Ecology, and Colonialism

Lecture

Barker Center 110 (The Thompson Room), 12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Ittai Weinryb, assistant professor at the Bard Graduate Center, will deliver this lecture at Harvard’s Barker Center.

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.

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.

CANCELED: 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.

Aquamanile (water vessel) in the Form of a Lion, 13th–14th century. Brass. Loan from the Collection of Edouard Sandoz, 58.1965.

Workshop: Medieval Metal—Method and Meanings

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The morning session of this full-day workshop will explore the forms, uses, and meanings of medieval metalwork.

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.

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.

Aquamanile (water vessel) in the Form of a Lion, 13th–14th century. Brass. Loan from the Collection of Edouard Sandoz, 58.1965.

Medieval Metal—Process and Practices

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The afternoon session of our full-day workshop will focus on the techniques and technology of medieval metalworking.

Artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah and Okwui Enwezor, director of Haus der Kunst, in Munich, Germany, will present this year’s lecture.

Seminar on Innovative Curatorial Practice: John Akomfrah and Okwui Enwezor

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Artist John Akomfrah and Okwui Enwezor, director of Haus der Kunst, will explore current trends in exhibitions and the future of museum display.

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

Note: This event is at capacity.

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

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.

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.

CANCELED: Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

CANCELED: 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.

Materials Lab Workshop: Data Visualization

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Experiment with museum data to gain new insight into our collections—and to assist you in your own projects.

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.

Large Jade Disk, Chinese, Zhou dynasty, 4th century BCE. Clouded, translucent grayish-green nephrite with variegated light brown markings on one side and large areas of dark brown and grass-green on the other.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.50.649.

Gallery Talk: A Technical Look at Ancient Chinese Jades

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Conservators Katherine Eremin and Angela Chang will examine works in our renowned collection of Chinese jades.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.