Harvard Art Museums from Home

May 29, 2020
A man's hand holds a mobile phone that displays a Harvard Art Museums magazine article.
Photo: Zak Jensen

The museums are temporarily closed, but our channels are open. We’re here to bring you stories that reflect the power of art to soothe the mind, inspire conversation, and bring people together. We’ll share new material with you on this site regularly—from artist talks to favorite objects to videos and more. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and sign up for our monthly newsletter to keep in touch! 

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Staff Picks: Curatorial Fellow Shiva Mihan’s Favorite Works of Art

Learn how an Egyptian textile was made

Join us for an online event about the beauty of magnolias in Painting Edo and actual magnolias at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum

Staff Picks: What Art Enthusiasts Can Read, Watch, and Listen to While at Home, Part 3

Register for an upcoming Art Study Center Seminar at Home

Join us for an online Ho Family Student Guide Tour

 

Art Talks

Painting Edo and the Transcendence of Laughter

Introducing Painting Edo

How Egyptian Art Works 


Tours from Home

Experience Painting Edo

 

Family-Friendly Resources

Coloring Ancient Egypt activity book—ready for download

Explore sculpture at the Harvard Art Museums 


Latest from Index Magazine

Grenville Winthrop’s Portland Vase

Life at Home through Artists’ (and Curators’) Eyes

Making Blue Paper in the French Countryside

Art and Politics in the 1940s: Ben Shahn

 

Staff Picks

What Art Enthusiasts Can Read, Watch, and Listen to While at Home (Part 2)

What Art Enthusiasts Can Read, Watch, and Listen to While at Home

Conservator Kate Smith’s Favorite Work of Art

 

From the Archives

More than three decades after his death, James Baldwin remains one of the most well-known voices in American cultural criticism

Our conservation channel takes you behind the scenes in the museums’ Straus Center