Collections

Fernando Bryce on History and Hope

Artist Fernando Bryce sat down with us to discuss his artistic practice and his installation The Book of Needs (2015), on view through May 6.

Landmark Occasion

Special events and other programs throughout 2018 will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the San Biagio Church complex in Montepulciano, Italy—which has a unique connection to our Calderwood Courtyard.

The Women Artists of Inventur

Curator Lynette Roth explains how her research for the exhibition Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55 led her to lesser-known women artists.

Just in Time

Works by Eadweard Muybridge and Etienne-Jules Marey demonstrate the impact of early photography on our concept of truth, time, and movement.

By Becca Voelcker

The Unknown Sitter

A recently acquired 19th-century portrait by Louisiana painter Julien Hudson raises as many questions about the sitter as about the work’s provenance.

By Ethan W. Lasser

Working Knowledge

In January, Harvard Extension School students got an in-depth look at managing and maintaining the collections of the Harvard Art Museums.

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.