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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.

© Nic Lehoux

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Odilon Redon, Head of a Young Woman, 19th–20th century. Pastel on gray-prepared paper.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.905.

Gallery Talk: Flowers of Evil

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Edouard Kopp will lead this talk about the exhibition Flowers of Evil: Symbolist Drawings, 1870–1910.

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 de Gheyn II, Crossbowman Assisted by a Milkmaid, c. 1600–10. Brown ink, gray and brown wash over black and red chalk on off-white antique laid paper, incised. 
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Meta and Paul J. Sachs, 1953.86.

Gallery Talk: Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Miriam Stewart will lead this talk about our summer exhibition of Netherlandish, Flemish, and Dutch drawings.

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.

From The Figures Carved into the Knife by the Sap of the Banana Trees, by Joana Pimenta.
Courtesy of Agência da Curta Metragem.

Sensory Ethnography Lab: Experiments with Cinema

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Screenings in Menschel Hall: The Figures Carved into the Knife by the Sap of the Banana Trees (2014); Lampedusa (2015); and Songhua (2007).

© Nic Lehoux

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Through the summer, 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.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Jacques de Gheyn II, Crossbowman Assisted by a Milkmaid, c. 1600–10. Brown ink, gray and brown wash over black and red chalk on off-white antique laid paper, incised. 
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Meta and Paul J. Sachs, 1953.86.

Gallery Talk: Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial research associate Susan Anderson will lead this talk about our summer exhibition of Netherlandish, Flemish, and Dutch drawings.

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.

© Nic Lehoux

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

© Susan Young

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.

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 Robert Wiesenberger will discuss and activate László Moholy-Nagy’s pioneering device from 1930.

© Nic Lehoux

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Kurt Schwitters, Opel-Tag, 1927. Lithograph. Merrill C. Berman Collection.

Gallery Talk: “The New Typography,” Then and Now

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Robert Wiesenberger and Zak Jensen will discuss “The Ring” group in conjunction with works on loan from the Merrill C. Berman Collection.

© Nic Lehoux

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Hanging Decorated with Crosses and Floral Motifs, 5th–7th century. Cotton, indigo and red pigment, plain weave, Z spun.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of The Hagop Kevorkian Foundation in memory of Hagop Kevorkian, 1975.41.31.

Gallery Talk: A Textile from Early Byzantine Egypt

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Graduate curatorial intern Katie Taronas will consider whether this elaborate, resist-dyed textile was imported to Egypt from India.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Labor Day.

© Susan Young

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mel Bochner, Cezanne Said, 2016. Oil on canvas. 36 x 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Jean 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.

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.