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The Fruits of Forbes’s Travels

What began as an interest in painting led to Edward Waldo Forbes’s extensive travel in England and Italy and an education in connoisseurship, artists’ materials, and techniques.

By Michelle Interrante

Reunited with a “Transcendent” Figure

Childhood summers spent getting to know the sculpture Prince Shōtoku at Age Two left a lifelong impression on Harvard graduate Walter C. Sedgwick.

Women and Weaving at the Bauhaus

The female-dominated Bauhaus weaving workshop continues to inspire artists and researchers today.

The “Time is Now” for Teaching about Art

Curatorial fellow Jen Thum shares her experience of introducing a recent photography exhibition to elementary school kids.

By Jen Thum

With Help from Students, Print Rental Program Adds New Works

At a print fair in New York, two senior Student Board members assisted with acquiring works for the museums’ Student Print Rental Collection.

By Mitchell Johns, Maia Suazo-Maler

A Spotlight on Early Chinese Jades

View some of the dazzling jades in our Winthrop Collection, highlighted in Jenny F. So’s new book Early Chinese Jades in the Harvard Art Museums.

The Big Picture: Kara Walker’s U.S.A. Idioms

On view until the fall, Kara Walker’s massive U.S.A. Idioms is layered with symbolism and ambiguity.

New Prints Spark Conversation

Our recently acquired prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives of Philadelphia have been garnering well-deserved attention.

Refreshing Sol LeWitt’s Vision

Representatives from the estate of famed conceptual artist Sol LeWitt recently re-executed his vibrant and imposing Wall Drawing #830 at Harvard.

Preserving and Interpreting Photographs in Context

Laura Panadero, the museums’ Craigen W. Bowen Paper Conservation Fellow, shares the rich information we can glean from the books containing photographs in our collections.

By Laura Panadero