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Harvard Art Museums from Home

Experience the Harvard Art Museums from home as we spotlight new stories about our collections and revisit some old favorites.

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Art Talk: Dan Flavin’s Relief Aquatint Technique

Join Christina Taylor to discover the relief aquatint printing technique that artist Dan Flavin used to create Untitled (Paper Disc).

At left, a young woman gestures in front of a large expressionist triptych painting. Two people sit on a bench with their backs to the viewer, and a young person is standing at far right. The painting shows many colorful, shadowy figures in a performance.

Virtual Student Guide Tours

Join us live on Zoom for interactive, thematic tours led by Harvard undergraduates from the Ho Family Student Guide Program!

An overview of a wooden tabletop shows the top edges of a group of books, a yellow Post-It note, and a set of keys on a metal ring. Leaves from a potted plant appear slightly out of focus at the top and right. The Post-It note displays the following bullet points in graphite: shower, get dressed, eat.

Staff Picks: What Art Enthusiasts Can Read, Watch, and Listen To While at Home (Part 4)

Harvard Art Museums staff share their favorite art-related books, podcasts, and small-screen picks.

A mummiform figurine of blue faience (ceramic) has painted details in black ink, with a vertical hieroglyphic inscription at the front.

Art Talk: The Ushabti of Princess Maatkare

Join graduate student Inês Torres to learn about the aesthetics and function of ancient Egyptian funerary figurines called ushabtis.

Four college-age students—three women and one man—stand in a gallery looking at a tall wheeled metal sculpture made of bars, curved arcs, and square forms, painted black. Abstract paintings are on the walls nearby.

Art Talk: Doorway on Wheels and David Smith’s Sculptural Practice

Curator Sarah Kianovsky discusses how David Smith revolutionized sculptural practice, looking closely at his work Doorway on Wheels from 1960.

A flowerpot with a matching basin is set against a gray background. The pot is purple on the outside and a light blue on the inside. There is a dark beige line around the rim of the interior of the pot, just above the blue. Two indented lines run down either side of the pot.

Art Talk: Color in Chinese Numbered Jun Ware Ceramics

Conservator Susan Costello discusses the complex chemistry of the blue-and-purple glazes of numbered Jun ware, a rare form of Chinese ceramics.

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Staff Picks: Curatorial Fellow Shiva Mihan’s Favorite Works of Art

Shiva Mihan tells us why two Islamic folios are her favorite works in the Harvard Art Museums.

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Staff Picks: What Art Enthusiasts Can Read, Watch, and Listen to While at Home (Part 3)

More Harvard Art Museums staff share their favorite art-related books, podcasts, and small-screen picks.

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Art Talk: Painting Edo and the Transcendence of Laughter

Join graduate student intern Leah Justin-Jinich for a deep dive into a unique set of Zen paintings from our special exhibition, Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection.