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Tommy Watson, Wipu Rockhole, 2004. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors’ Group 2004, 256.2004.
© Tommy Watson. Courtesy of Yanda Aboriginal Art.

Gallery Talk: Everywhen

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Visiting curator Stephen Gilchrist will lead this talk about the exhibition Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia.

© 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.

Frederik Bloemaert, after Abraham Bloemaert, An Artist Drawing from Sculpture, 17th century. Etching and chiaroscuro woodcut in two shades of brown.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Horace M. Swope, Class of 1905, M9791.

Gallery Talk: Abraham Bloemaert and Dutch Mannerism

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Prints curator Elizabeth Rudy will discuss this Dutch mannerist’s work and his influences.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Independence Day.

Mummy Portrait of a Woman with Earrings, c. 130–40 CE. Encaustic on linden wood.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross, 1923.60.

Gallery Talk: Ancient Mummy Portraits

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Elizabeth Molacek and conservation fellow Georgina Rayner will together explore these ancient works 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.

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.

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.

Tom Djawa, The Burala Rite, 1972. Earth pigments on bark. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1993.0004.865.
© Estate of the artist licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency.

Presence and Presencing

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia.

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 assistant Casey Monahan 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.

© 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.

Small Rattle in the Form of an Animal, Qijia culture, 2200–1500 BCE. Buff earthenware with modeled and appliqué decoration.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial gift of the Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation and partial purchase through the Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Oriental Art, 2006.170.51.

Gallery Talk: Looking Inside and Out—Prehistoric Pottery from Northwest China

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Conservation fellow Elizabeth La Duc and curatorial assistant Yan Yang will examine these well-preserved, impressive vessels.

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.

© 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.

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.

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

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.

Sensory Ethnography Lab: Experiments with Cinema

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Sound program in Menschel Hall: Morning and Other Times (2014) and Swiss Mountain Transport Systems (2011)

© 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.

Jusepe de Ribera, Saint Jerome Reading, c. 1624. Etching, engraving, and drypoint.
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Francis H. Burr Memorial Fund, S6.50.2.

Gallery Talk: Prints and Drawings in the Spanish Golden Age

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Prints curator Elizabeth Rudy will shed light on this illustrious era in Spain’s history.

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.

The New Britain Museum of American Art. © Peter Vanderwarker.

Members Day Trip: Art in Connecticut

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Includes visits to the New Britain Museum of American Art and Wadsworth Athenaeum.

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.

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.

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.