Collections

Borrowing an Original

As our Student Print Rental Collection continues to grow, so does students’ engagement with artists and original works of art.

Géricault’s Staying Power

An upcoming exhibition explores how the 19th-century French artist depicted—and critiqued—modern life.

Light Effects

A piece of equipment known as a microfader helps conservators test light sensitivity and gauge how long objects may be placed on view.

By Georgina Rayner

A Glimpse into Paik’s Screen Play

Marina Isgro, the Nam June Paik Research Fellow at the Harvard Art Museums, introduces the museums’ newest exhibition, Nam June Paik: Screen Play.

Getty Foundation Grant to Fund Prints and Drawings Workshop

A generous grant from the Getty Foundation will support a three-day workshop that explores how conservation and technical analysis can aid the work of curators of prints and drawings.

Sargent’s Colorful Past

New research into a palette used by John Singer Sargent shines a brighter light on objects in the museums’ collections.

Friendly Exchanges — Van Gogh and More

Over the past few years, the Harvard Art Museums have exchanged a number of high-profile works with peer institutions in the United States and abroad.

Unprecedented Exposure

The special exhibition Analog Culture brings into sharp focus the world of darkroom photography and the collaborative relationship between printer and photographer.

It’s a Wash

As odd as it sounds, some works on paper get a water bath—and it’s completely safe.

A Glimpse into the Dutch Golden Age

Exceptional examples of 17th-century Dutch Golden Age paintings—part of a major recent gift from collectors Peter and Anne Brooke—are currently on view.

By A. Cassandra Albinson, Jessie Park