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Makeda Best, the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, discusses works of photography with student guides during a workshop in the Art Study Center.

Expert Guidance

As part of their training, our student guides learn to discuss and investigate works of art with curators, conservators, and other experts.

Hell through the Ages

A number of installations this winter and spring are organized around the theme of hell, forging unexpected connections across histories, geographies, and cultures.

Inventur: An Introduction from the Curator

Curator Lynette Roth introduces our special exhibition Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55.

Install in Action: Fernando Bryce’s The Book of Needs

Watch as our team hangs the 81 ink-on-paper drawings that make up Fernando Bryce’s The Book of Needs.

Putting It Together

Planning our special exhibition Inventur required extensive institutional research and in-depth conversations with artists and their heirs.

A Colorful Tradition

Natural dyes created by Mexico’s indigenous Zapotec community were recently added to the Forbes Pigment Collection. A December workshop showcased how to make dyes used in the Zapotec weaving tradition.

A Page Out of History

Fernando Bryce’s The Book of Needs re-creates selected pages from a postwar publication whose themes remain hauntingly relevant today.

Reigning over a Hellish Bureaucracy

Monumental Chinese paintings illustrating mythological scenes of the Ten Kings of Hell recently underwent significant conservation abroad.

By Wai Yee Chiong, Penley Knipe

Adding Voices to Harvard’s Past

Now showing in the Lightbox Gallery, No More, America engages with the Philosophy Chamber exhibition by reimagining a controversial scene from Harvard’s past.

By Grant Hamming

A Clearer View of the Collections

Curatorial staff recently completed a comprehensive survey of all works in the collections, gaining a fine-tuned understanding of our strengths and goals.

Back on the Wall

A recently installed wall painting fragment offers a glimpse into life at an ancient Roman villa.

By Elizabeth Molacek