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Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on one or more objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on one or more objects in our collections.

Eagle head mug. Attributed to Douris, Greek, Attic, 490–470 BCE. Terracotta, red-figure technique. From Capua (Italy). The British Museum, London, 1873,0820.274 (E802). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Harry Annas, American, Untitled-boy kneeling with turkey, man standing by, 1947. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, American Professional Photographers Collection, 4.2002.11245.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Thanksgiving.

Portland Vase , c. 1795. Manufactured by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons. Jasperware. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.1181.

Gallery Talk: 18th-Century European Ceramics

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial assistant Casey Monahan will explore these elegant vessels.

Photo: Danny Hoshino

Members Appreciation Party

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We welcome members to kick off the holiday season with an Italian-themed celebration in the Calderwood Courtyard.

Octagonal cup with the forepart of a lion, Chinese, Sui or Tang dynasty, 7th century CE. Porcelain. The British Museum, London, Bequest of Mrs. Walter Sedgwick, 1968,0422.21. © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Rhyton with the forepart of a stag, Parthian, 1st century BCE–1st century CE. Partially gilded silver, garnet, and glass. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 86.AM.753. Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

Tour: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an in-depth tour of our special exhibition as well as a visit to the Art Study Center for a close-up view of related objects.

1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University.

Midday Organ Recital: Carson Cooman

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

Recitals are performed on Harvard’s famous 1958 D. A. Flentrop organ, at Adolphus Busch Hall.

One of the Ten Kings of Hell, Chinese, Ming dynasty, 15th–16th century. Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk; one scroll from a set of 10 paintings. Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Claudia Brown and Emily Rabiner in memory of Donald N. Rabiner and in honor of Robert D. Mowry, 2002.57.

Art Study Center Seminar: Reigning over a Hellish Bureaucracy—The Ten Kings of Hell

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Wai Yee Chiong and Penley Knipe will explore key East Asian works depicting the Kings of Hell and the structure of the underworld.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on one or more objects in our collections.

Donkey head kantharos (drinking cup) depicting Dionysos and his entourage, Greek, Attic, 520–500 BCE. Terracotta, black-figure technique. The British Museum, London, 1876,0328.5 (B378). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Day: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission on first Saturdays from October through January in celebration of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Bull rhyton, Cypriot, 14th–13th century BCE. Painted terracotta, Base Ring ware. From Tomb 15 at Maroni (Cyprus). The British Museum, London, Excavated by the British Museum, 1898,1201.142 (A45). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Tour (in Spanish): Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an in-depth tour, offered in Spanish, as well as a visit to the Art Study Center for a close-up view of related objects.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on one or more objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on one or more objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on one or more objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on one or more objects in our collections.

Octagonal cup with the forepart of a lion, Chinese, Sui or Tang dynasty, 7th century CE. Porcelain. The British Museum, London, Bequest of Mrs. Walter Sedgwick, 1968,0422.21. © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Théodore Géricault, French, Cattle Market , 1818–19. Oil on paper mounted on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.242.

Tour: Mutiny: Works by Géricault

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an hourlong tour of our exhibition Mutiny: Works by Géricault, on view through January 6, 2019.

Members Tour

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curators lead members on a tour through select galleries while the museums are closed to the public.

Théodore Géricault, French, Printed by Charles Étienne Pierre Motte, French, Return from Russia, 1818. Lithograph printed in black and ochre on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Virginia H. Deknatel, David Becker, Alan Dworsky, Mariot F. Solomon, and Daniel Bell, and with the Print Department Discretionary Fund, Director’s Acquisition Funds, M23244.

Gallery Talk: Géricault’s Prints

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Elizabeth Rudy will explore prints by Théodore Géricault, one of the most influential artists of the Romantic period.

(From left to right) Jace Clayton with Bent Duo musicians David Friend and Bill Solomon. Photo: Rocio Salceda.

Salt Wood Salt Wire Salt Salt

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

At Adolphus Busch Hall, Jace Clayton will perform an original piece with music ensemble Bent Duo, related to his Lightbox Gallery installation.

John Singleton Copley, American, Nicholas Boylston, 1767. Oil on canvas. Harvard University Portrait Collection, Bequest of Ward Nicholas Boylston to Harvard College, 1828, H90.

Gallery Talk: Hidden Figures

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Fellows Gabriella Szalay and Jen Thum will examine how the work of artisans helped fabricate social status in portraits of the Boylston family.

Donkey head kantharos (drinking cup) depicting Dionysos and his entourage, Greek, Attic, 520–500 BCE. Terracotta, black-figure technique. The British Museum, London, 1876,0328.5 (B378). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Rhyton forepart in the form of a centaur, Hellenistic, c. 160 BCE. Silver, partially gilded. From Falerii Novi (Civita Castellana, Italy). Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, VIIa 49. © KHM-Museumsverband.

Tour: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an in-depth tour of our special exhibition as well as a visit to the Art Study Center for a close-up view of related objects.

Seal in scarab form, with youth putting on a sandal, Etruscan, Hellenistic period, 4th–3rd century BCE. Banded agate seal with braided gold wire bezel. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. Charles B. Perkins, 1952.71.60.

Gallery Talk: Etruscan Jewelry and Its Revival

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial assistant Casey Monahan and curatorial fellow Frances Gallart Marques will talk about the enduring fascination with Etruscan jewelry.

Frank Short, British, After Joseph Mallord William Turner, British, Crowhurst, Sussex, 19th–20th century. Etching and mezzotint. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Francis Bullard, M120.

Gallery Talk: “More than Leaves, Water, and Dirt”—Turner and the Glorification of Landscape

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Elizabeth Rudy will examine works from J.M.W. Turner’s monumental series of landscapes called The Liber Studiorum.

Eagle head mug. Attributed to Douris, Greek, Attic, 490–470 BCE. Terracotta, red-figure technique. From Capua (Italy). The British Museum, London, 1873,0820.274 (E802). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

© Nic Lehoux

Tour: The Renovation and Expansion Project

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Facilities director Peter Atkinson will take visitors on a 60-minute tour of the museums, offering highlights of the recent building renovation.

Fogg Interior Courtyard with Christmas Tree, 1962. Photographs of the Harvard Art Museums, 1927–2001 (HC 22), file 2.24 (6/9). Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed on Christmas Day.

Octagonal cup with the forepart of a lion, Chinese, Sui or Tang dynasty, 7th century CE. Porcelain. The British Museum, London, Bequest of Mrs. Walter Sedgwick, 1968,0422.21. © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Larry Fink, New Year’s Eve Party, American Legion, Bangor, January 1980, printed 1983. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous gift, 2013.105. © Larry Fink.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed on New Year’s Day.

Donkey head kantharos (drinking cup) depicting Dionysos and his entourage, Greek, Attic, 520–500 BCE. Terracotta, black-figure technique. The British Museum, London, 1876,0328.5 (B378). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Deer head rhyton depicting griffins attacking a bull, probably Black Sea area, c. 350 BCE. Silver, partially gilded. National Archaeological Institute with Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria, 8620. Photo: Krasimir Georgiev. © National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia.

Tour: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an in-depth, hourlong tour of our Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Octagonal cup with the forepart of a lion, Chinese, Sui or Tang dynasty, 7th century CE. Porcelain. The British Museum, London, Bequest of Mrs. Walter Sedgwick, 1968,0422.21. © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Day: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission on first Saturdays from October through January in celebration of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Donkey head kantharos (drinking cup) depicting Dionysos and his entourage, Greek, Attic, 520–500 BCE. Terracotta, black-figure technique. The British Museum, London, 1876,0328.5 (B378). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Tour: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an in-depth, hourlong tour of our Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

© Peter Vanderwarker.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed today to conduct yearly maintenance and testing of our building at 32 Quincy Street.

© Peter Vanderwarker.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed today to conduct yearly maintenance and testing of our building at 32 Quincy Street.

© Peter Vanderwarker.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed today to conduct yearly maintenance and testing of our building at 32 Quincy Street.

© Peter Vanderwarker.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed today to conduct yearly maintenance and testing of our building at 32 Quincy Street.

Dan Weiner, Martin Luther King, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama, 1956, printed later. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Beinecke Fund, 2.2002.1568.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for MLK Day.