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Tomb relief of the official Ptahshepses, also called Impy, Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 BCE. Limestone. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Nanette Rodney Kelekian in memory of George and Ilse Hanfmann, 1993.222.

Gallery Talk: Walk Like an Egyptian

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Fellow Jen Thum explores the basics of ancient Egyptian representation, including why their bodies seem to “walk like an Egyptian.”

William Holbrook Beard, American, Power of Death, c. 1889–90. Oil in board. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Howard E. Cox, Elizabeth Gosnell Miller, Mrs. John S. Hamlen, Lawrence J. Lasser, George Lewis, Michael Maher, James W. McGlothlin, Robert H. and Dale Mnookin, Thomas R. and Ann Schwarz, Charles O. Wood, III and Miriam M. Wood, and other friends in honor of James Cuno, 2002.65.

Gallery Talk: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join curatorial assistants Casey Monahan and Heather Linton on a walk through the galleries to discover creatures real and imagined.

László Moholy-Nagy, American, 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 Lauren Hanson will discuss and activate this experimental device from 1930 by László Moholy-Nagy, a Bauhaus pioneer.

Sarcophagus sections with men fighting Amazons, Middle Roman imperial period, c. 230 CE. Pentelic marble. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Edward W. Forbes, 1932.49.

Unpacking the Amazon Myth

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join student guide Paul Tamburro to explore the mythological iconography on a Roman sarcophagus.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Paul Gauguin, French, Poèmes Barbares, 1896. Oil on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906, 1951.49.

Gallery Talk: Discovering Gauguin’s Hidden Landscape

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Learn how conservators and scientists worked together to visualize a forgotten masterpiece discovered beneath Poèmes Barbares.

Salvator Rosa, Italian, Standing Soldier, 17th century. Red chalk on cream antique laid paper, laid down on verso of counterproof. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Frances L. Hofer, 1979.191.

Gallery Talk: Draw Me a . . . Figure

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Joachim Homann tests assumptions about the historical practice of figure drawing while discussing Salvator Rosa’s studies of soldiers.

Taddeo di Bartolo, Italian, The Virgin and Child with Angels, 1418. Tempera and gold on panel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Edward W. Forbes in memory of his mother, Edith Emerson Forbes, 1965.2.

Reading the Fine Print

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join student guide May Wang to learn the artistic, material, and musical influences behind Taddeo di Bartolo’s Virgin and Child with Angels.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

François Boucher, French, Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, 1750, with later additions. Oil on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles E. Dunlap, 1966.47.

Gallery Talk: You’re So Vain

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

In honor of Valentine’s Day, four curatorial fellows will offer a special, one-hour talk exploring depictions of vanity in art.

Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin, 1888. Oil on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906, 1951.65.

Gallery Talk: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

In honor of Valentine’s Day, four of our fellows will offer a special, one-hour talk about works with special signatures or dedications.

Rebecca Salsbury Strand James, American, Paul, 1934. Oil on glass. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Isabella Grandin Bequest Fund, 1995.31.

Gallery Talk: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

In honor of Valentine’s Day, four of our fellows will offer a special, one-hour talk exploring objects (and relationships) that are broken.

Tawaraya Sōri, Autumn Maple Trees, Japanese, Edo period, second half 18th century. Six-panel folding screen; ink, color, and gold on paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.39.

Opening Celebration: Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us to celebrate the opening of Painting Edo. The event is free to everyone and all galleries are open for guests to explore.

Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Opening Lecture: Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

During our opening celebration, Timon Screech (SOAS University of London) will give the lecture “Into the Kaleidoscope: Painting in Edo Japan.”

Tomb relief of the official Ptahshepses, also called Impy, Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 BCE. Limestone. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Nanette Rodney Kelekian in memory of George and Ilse Hanfmann, 1993.222.

Gallery Talk: Friday I’m in Love

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This Valentine’s Day, four of our fellows will celebrate with a special, one-hour talk about love in works of art.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Charles Willson Peale, American, George Washington, 1784. Oil on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.144.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Presidents’ Day.

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 Lauren Hanson will discuss and activate this experimental device from 1930 by László Moholy-Nagy, a Bauhaus pioneer.

Photo: Tim Correira.

Circle of Friends Gallery Tour

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Friends of the Harvard Art Museums, come discover the collections on tours through select galleries while the museums are closed to the public.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Gallery Talk: Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Take a closer look at our special exhibition, which highlights the vibrant visual culture of Japan’s early modern era.

Willem van Haecht I, Netherlandish, after Frans Floris, Netherlandish, Allegory on the Pacification of Ghent, 1577. Engraving. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Robert Bradford Wheaton and Barbara Ketcham Wheaton, 2006.166.

Art Study Center Seminar: Publishing Prints in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th Centuries

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Nadine M. Orenstein from the Met will discuss the role of print publishers in the creation and circulation of prints throughout Europe.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Photo by Stefan Ruiz for The New York Times Style Magazine.

Artist Dorothea Rockburne in Conversation

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Rockburne discusses drawing as a form of intellectual inquiry, with curator Joachim Homann and Bowdoin professor Jennifer Taback.

Photo: Tim Correira.

Circle of Friends Gallery Tour

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Friends of the Harvard Art Museums, come discover the collections on tours through select galleries while the museums are closed to the public.

Manufactured by Wedgwood, British, after James Tassie, British, The Dipping of Achilles, late 18th century. White jasperware body with blue glaze back and front surmounted by green jasperware border; figures and decoration in white relief. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.1176.

Art Study Center Seminar: “Beautiful forms and compositions are not made by chance”—Arts and Industry in Europe, 1750–1900

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Casey Monahan and Gabriella Szalay will explore the unprecedented collaboration between artists and entrepreneurs in the 18th century.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Modern forgery of an ancient clay figurine. Standing woman (modern copy), 19th–20th century. Terracotta. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Misses Norton, 1920.44.98

Art Study Center Seminar: Terracotta Figurines from Antiquity into Modernity

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Frances Gallart Marques will explore the discovery, appropriation, and enduring appeal of ancient terracotta figurines.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Photo: Tim Correira.

Circle of Friends Gallery Tour

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Friends of the Harvard Art Museums, come discover the collections on tours through select galleries while the museums are closed to the public.

Claude Monet, French, Two Men Fishing, 1883. Black crayon and scratchwork on paper coated with gesso and incised with fine vertical lines for reproduction by gillotage. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs, 1965.312.

Art Study Center Seminar: Drawn Together—Conviviality in European Drawings

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Drawings curator Joachim Homann will discuss a selection of drawings that exemplify companionship.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Photo: Tim Correira.

Circle of Friends Gallery Tour

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Friends of the Harvard Art Museums, come discover the collections on tours through select galleries while the museums are closed to the public.

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.

Photo: Tim Correira.

Circle of Friends Gallery Tour

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Friends of the Harvard Art Museums, come discover the collections on tours through select galleries while the museums are closed to the public.