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Due to the ongoing coronavirus health crisis, we regret that all in-person events have been canceled through December 31, 2020.

This screenprint shows a group of brown-skinned figures gathered in a large room with a wooden floor and blue walls. The figures have few facial features. The figures’ clothes are either black, red, yellow, blue, or beige or a combination of those colors. In the foreground, men and women wait in line. In the center of the composition, a woman sitting at a large yellow table rests her hands on a large white open book; a man wearing a black suit points to one of the pages. In the background, a man in a blue suit stands in a voting booth and is pulling the lever.
Jacob Lawrence, American, The 1920s . . . The Migrants Cast Their Ballots, 1974. Screenprint. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Lorillard, Division of Loews Theatres, Inc., Transfer from Student Print Rental Program, M26664. © 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society (ARS), N.Y.

Voting, Activism, and Art

Special Event

Curators from the Harvard Art Museums and Houghton Library will discuss art that addresses the struggle for equal voting rights in the U.S.

This photograph shows a Black man holding a barefoot toddler girl. They are standing outside in a backyard underneath a shady tree. Both subjects look directly at the camera. The man is wearing denim jeans, a “Gold’s Gym” tank top, and dusty black sneakers with untied laces. He holds his daughter close to his chest in his left arm and carries her pink backpack at his side with his right hand. There is a large tree, a punching bag, a blue fence, and a white shed out of focus in the background.
Larry Cook, American, Fatherhood 2, 2018. Photograph. © Larry Cook. Courtesy of the artist.

Art Study Center Seminar at Home, with Larry Cook

Seminar

Join curator Makeda Best in conversation with artist-photographer Larry Cook as they discuss Cook’s socially critical work.

Several white porcelain objects are scattered on a wood floor. Some of the objects are recognizable, such as cotton swabs and crumpled and folded pieces of paper.
Clarissa Tossin, Brazilian, Spent, 2009. Porcelain and trash. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Elaine Levin, 2018.307. © Clarissa Tossin, “Spent,” 2019; courtesy of the artist.

Art Talk Live: The Arts of the Everyday—Found Materials in Brazilian Art & Printmaking at Home

Gallery Talk

Explore the tradition of socially engaged art making in Brazil and learn how to make a collagraphic print at home using everyday materials.

A split-screen image shows on the left six prints in a grid-like pattern: three rows include two colored circular prints each on a square gray background. On the right, a young woman wearing a navy sweatshirt and black apron sits at a table with her hands folded, a bulletin board of artist tools behind her.
(Left): Dan Flavin, American, Untitled, 1992. Double-sided relief aquatints on handmade paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, M25122.A, M25122.B, M25122.C. © Dan Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, N.Y.

Virtual Gallery Tour for Friends and Fellows of the Museums

Gallery Talk

Virtual gallery tours are designed especially for our Friends and Fellows and are led by our curators, fellows, and other specialists.

This image shows a luminous, triangular gold plaque with two small round holes drilled in each of the three corners. The long sides of the triangle, which are at the left and right of this image, feature relief images of identical striding tigers with snarling facial features and lean bodies. There is a mythical creature with a human-like head that is joined to two hindquarters, perhaps those of a dog, by a sort of collar on the short side of the triangle, which is the bottom of this image.
Triangular plaque with decoration of two striding tigers and a mythical creature in the form of a human-headed leopard, Chineses, Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 5th–3rd century BCE. Repoussé gold. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.52.84.C.

Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Chinese Gold from the Winthrop Collection

Seminar

Sarah Laursen discusses three gold plaques from China’s Warring States period and what recent excavations have revealed about their origins.

A split-screen image shows on the left six prints in a grid-like pattern: three rows include two colored circular prints each on a square gray background. On the right, a young woman wearing a navy sweatshirt and black apron sits at a table with her hands folded, a bulletin board of artist tools behind her.
(Left): Dan Flavin, American, Untitled, 1992. Double-sided relief aquatints on handmade paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, M25122.A, M25122.B, M25122.C. © Dan Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, N.Y.

Virtual Gallery Tour for Friends and Fellows of the Museums

Gallery Talk

Virtual gallery tours are designed especially for our Friends and Fellows and are led by our curators, fellows, and other specialists.