Exhibitions

Truth or Fiction? Homer as Witness

Our exhibition Winslow Homer: Eyewitness, drawn almost entirely from the permanent collections, links seemingly disparate chapters of the American artist’s career.

Creating Art, Amid the Art

Visitors of all ages are welcome to sketch in the galleries. Find out the stories behind some of the works they’ve created.

By Allyson Tompkins

A History of Collecting on Display in Japan on Paper

Learn about the incredible generosity of the individuals who, over many years, have shaped our collection of Japanese woodblock prints, highlighted in Japan on Paper.

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.

A Painting with Presence

The largest work in The Bauhaus and Harvard, Herbert Bayer’s Verdure required special efforts as it was cleaned and installed.

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

Celebrating the Bauhaus across Campus

The Harvard Art Museums aren’t the only ones on campus marking the 100 years since the founding of the Bauhaus—find out how the museums and the rest of Harvard are honoring this milestone.

The Bauhaus and Harvard — An Introduction

In this video, curator Laura Muir introduces our new special exhibition.

Focus on Hans Arp’s Constellations II

The site-specific work, once installed in Harvard’s Graduate Center, has been the focus of a yearlong research initiative to uncover its past. Fellows Melissa Venator and Madeline Corona tell the story of this complex object—revealing its history and its future.

By Melissa Venator, Madeline Corona