Programs

Woman standing beside the Forbes Pigment Collection cabinets handles materials with gloved hands and has a tray of pigments and materials in front of her.

Pigment Collection Colors All Aspects of the Museums

Only a small portion of our famous Forbes Pigment Collection is on display. But its influence is felt throughout the museums every day.

Three people sit at a table to view various prints in the Art Study Center

Getting Technical: Prints and Drawings Workshop at the Museums

During a recent Getty Foundation–funded workshop, participants from institutions around the world joined experts from the Harvard Art Museums and beyond to learn about the collaborative stewardship of collections.

By Brianne Chapelle

A group of people look toward a display case of art as Jen Thum, holding notes in her hand, talks to the visitors

In Gallery Talks, Creativity and Collaboration on Display

From “Introduction to the Dark Arts” to “Red, White, and Blue,” unconventional gallery talks showcase our fellows’ creativity.

A large group of students standing and talking beneath three arches in the Calderwood Courtyard

Long Days’ Journey into Student Late Night

The Student Late Night, an annual event held at the beginning of the academic year, is designed to acquaint (or reacquaint) students with the museums.

By Allyson Tompkins

Odo, left, and four Ho Family Student Guides stand around a sculpture in the Harvard Art Museums.

Generous Gift Supports Student Guide Program

The Ho Family Student Guide Fund, a $1 million gift by George Ho (A.B. ’90), Henry Ho (A.B. ’95), and Rosalind “Sasa” Wang, will bolster the work of our student guides.

A black ink drawing depicting a woman with a parasol atop her shoulder, likely produced by the gillotage technique.

Drawn to Art Reproduction

A curious drawing by Edouard Manet provided graduate student Sarah Mirseyedi with a rich and rewarding avenue of research—as well as inspiration for a Materials Lab workshop.

By Sarah Mirseyedi

Engaged at the Intersections

Graduating senior Mahnoor Ali has been devoted to exploring intercultural relations and expanding dialogue throughout her time at Harvard.

A Model City

Virtual renderings and three-dimensional models of structures at the Sardis excavation, created by Harvard architecture students, show new aspects of the site.

With Help from Students, Print Rental Program Adds New Works

At a print fair in New York, two senior Student Board members assisted with acquiring works for the museums’ Student Print Rental Collection.

By Mitchell Johns, Maia Suazo-Maler

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.