Digital Tools

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    Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

    How did people party in the ancient world? When was beer invented? What is a rhyton and how do you drink from one? How were animal-shaped vessels made? What did animals mean to our ancestors—and why did they want to drink from cups in the form of both familiar and ferocious beasts? This digital tool invites you to explore these questions along with other major themes of the exhibition.

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    Art + Science

    Conservation and technical studies have been an integral part of the Harvard Art Museums since the early 1900s, providing ongoing opportunities for collaboration between conservators, scientists, curators, faculty, and students. The Art + Science digital tool offers insights into how knowledge of an artwork’s condition affects our understanding and interpretation of that object. The tool also r...

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    Celebrating the Calderwood Courtyard

    In 2018, the Harvard Art Museums are celebrating the Calderwood Courtyard, to honor the 500th anniversary of the site that inspired its design. The two-story arcade is a replica of the facade of the canon’s house of San Biagio in Montepulciano, Italy, an ecclesiastical complex designed in the early to mid-16th century by Renaissance architect Antonio da Sangallo the Elder.

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    Hotspots

    These digital tools provide opportunities for deeper investigation of selected works on display in the Collections Galleries. Focusing on a single work or a grouping of objects, from ancient Chinese ritual bronzes to artists’ multiples of the 1960s, Hotspots feature new research, complementary material, and multimedia content.

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    Driving Concepts

    What do you see? Try using our “Driving Concepts”—Mapping, Time, Longing, Revolution, and Fragment—as prompts for investigation. These concepts are at work throughout the Collections Galleries.

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    Wertheim Collection

    Permanently installed in the galleries of the Harvard Art Museums, the Maurice Wertheim Collection includes masterpieces by French impressionist and postimpressionist artists. This digital tool celebrates the extraordinary collection built by Maurice Wertheim, Harvard Class of 1906, and his commitment to Harvard University.

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    Vision and Justice

    Digital publication for "Vision and Justice: The Art of Citizenship" (August 27, 2016–January 8, 2017, Harvard Art Museums) produced by students enrolled in the course taught by Sarah Lewis, Assistant Professor in the Departments of History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies, Harvard University, Fall 2016.