Collections

Mobile Images from 19th-Century Iran

A rare album of artists’ drawings, preparatory sketches, and more helped shape our new exhibition about art in 19th-century Iran.

A Burst of Creativity

Virtuosic drawings from the early Dutch Golden Age, selected from the esteemed collection of Maida and George Abrams, are on view for a limited time.

An Expansion of Space in “The Built Environment”

Three curators collaborated on a new contemporary art installation, “The Built Environment.”

By Anna Lin-Schweitzer

A Crash Course in Museum Collecting

One of our curatorial fellows shares highlights from a recent workshop on collecting, held at the Harvard Art Museums and in Paris.

By Austėja Mackelaitė

Focus on Feinberg: Maruyama-Shijō Painting

Standout works from our latest installation of the Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg Collection.

Carl Grossberg in Context

A two-part installation of works from the Merrill C. Berman Collection showcases the creativity of German artist Carl Grossberg.

Prints to Rent—and Relish

Eloise Lynton was lucky enough to spend her summer taking a closer look at works available in our Student Print Rental Program.

The Science of Ceramics

A multidisciplinary team is conducting groundbreaking research on numbered Jun ware.

Persepolis from a Photographer’s Perspective

New installations of vintage photographs bring a fresh perspective on the excavation of the ancient city of Persepolis.

Handling the Art

Take a look behind the scenes of our Art Study Center, from the perspective of art handler Elizabeth Sirrine.