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Funerary relief of a woman and two children, Syrian, Palmyra, Roman imperial period, c. 150 CE. Limestone. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Alden Sampson, Richard Norton, and Edward W. Forbes, 1908.3.

Gallery Talk: Ancient Funerary Practices in Palmyra

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
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Curatorial fellow Frances Gallart Marques will examine funerary reliefs from Palmyra and share what they reveal about burial practices there.

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

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Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for MLK Day.

Members Tour

Member Event

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Cambridge, MA

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

Magical stele, Egyptian, Late Period, 664–332 BCE. Limestone. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Gerhardt Liebmann, 1991.642.

Gallery Talk: Introduction to the Dark Arts—Ancient Egyptian Magic

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Fellow Jen Thum will explore how magic was used for protection in ancient Egypt, and how images came to life on the walls of Egyptian tombs.

Mummy portrait of a woman with earrings, Egyptian, Roman imperial period, c. 130–40 CE. Encaustic on linden wood. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross, 1923.60.

Gallery Talk: Ancient Faces

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Fellow Jen Thum will examine three portraits to see what they reveal about cultural diversity in ancient Egypt during the Roman period.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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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

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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.

Herbert Bayer, American, Design for a Multimedia Trade Fair Booth, 1924. Opaque watercolor, charcoal, and touches of graphite with collage of cut, printed, and colored papers on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of the artist, BR48.101. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Opening Celebration: The Bauhaus and Harvard

Special Event

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Cambridge, MA

Featuring open galleries, a lecture-performance by visual artist Judith Raum, and a festive reception.

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.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Lucia Moholy, British (photographer); Walter Gropius, German (architect), Bauhaus Masters’ Housing, Dessau, 1925–26: North Face of Walter Gropius’s House, c. 1926. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Ise Gropius, BRGA.21.63. © Lucia Moholy Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Gallery Talk: Building, Dwelling, Landscape—The Bauhaus in Dessau

Gallery Talk

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Cambridge, MA

Graduate student intern Charlotte Leib will discuss photographs and drawings of three New Architecture projects in Dessau, Germany.

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.

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.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Howard Dearstyne (photograph), American, possibly Eduard Ludwig (sculpture), German, Student Exercise, Bauhaus Dessau, 1928–29. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Howard Dearstyne, BR50.40.

Materials Lab Workshop: The Matière — Material Experiments from the Bauhaus to Black Mountain College

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Fritz Horstman of the Albers Foundation will guide participants in exercises developed by Anni and Josef Albers involving juxtaposing materials.

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.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Herbert Bayer, American, Design for a Multimedia Trade Fair Booth, 1924. Opaque watercolor, charcoal, and touches of graphite with collage of cut, printed, and colored papers on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of the artist, BR48.101. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Tour: The Bauhaus and Harvard

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an in-depth, hourlong tour of our special exhibition, on view from February 8 to July 28, 2019.

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.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Howard Dearstyne, Untitled, Bauhaus form and color study, 1928–29. Collage of cut blue wove paper on yellow-brown wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Marjorie Smolka, 1984.203.6.

Materials Lab Workshop: Josef Albers’s Color Experiments

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Experiment with a series of visual exercises from Josef Albers’s famed color course, with Fritz Horstman of the Albers Foundation.

Calligraphic panel showing stylized views of Mecca and Medina and sandals of the Prophet Muhammad, Africa, Morocco, 20th century. Ink, colors and gold on paper, mounted on board. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Edwin Binney, 3rd Collection of Turkish Art at the Harvard Art Museums, 2016.206.

Art and Religious Devotion in Morocco: Notes on a Calligraphic Panel from the Harvard Art Museums

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Mounia Chekhab Abudaya, curator at the Museum of Islamic Art, in Qatar, will consider a 20th-century panel as a work of religious devotion.

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.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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.

Hans Arp’s relief, Constellations, as displayed in Harkness Commons Dining Room, Harvard University, c. 1950. Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin/Rolandswerth. Photo: D. H. Wright.

Tour: Hans Arp’s Constellations II

Tour

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Cambridge, MA

A tour focused on Hans Arp’s room-sized wall relief commissioned by Bauhaus founding director Walter Gropius for the Harvard Graduate Center.

László Moholy-Nagy, American, Light Prop for an Electric Stage, Light-Space Modulator, 1930. Aluminum, steel, nickel-plated brass, other metals, plastic, wood, and electric motor. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, BR56.5. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Melissa Venator will discuss and activate this experimental device from 1930 by László Moholy-Nagy, a Bauhaus pioneer.

Herbert Bayer, American, Design for a Multimedia Trade Fair Booth, 1924. Opaque watercolor, charcoal, and touches of graphite with collage of cut, printed, and colored papers on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of the artist, BR48.101. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Bauhaus 100: Object Lessons from a Historic Collection

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

In conjunction with the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus, scholars present new research on Bauhaus objects in Harvard 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.

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.

Anni Albers, American, Design for a rug, 1927. Black ink and watercolor over graphite on white wove paper, collage elements. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Anni Albers, BR48.49. © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Materials Lab Workshop: Anni Albers and the Event of the Thread

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Explore textile materials and techniques in this workshop based on Anni Albers’s weaving experiments.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Harvard Graduate Center main quadrangle and World Tree sculpture, 1950s. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections.

Walking Tour: Harvard Graduate Center

Tour

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Cambridge, MA

Graduate intern Charlotte Leib will lead an hourlong walking tour of this first example of modernist architecture on Harvard’s campus.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Harvard Graduate Center main quadrangle and World Tree sculpture, 1950s. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections.

Walking Tour: Harvard Graduate Center

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Graduate intern Charlotte Leib will lead an hourlong walking tour of this first example of modernist architecture on Harvard’s campus.

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.

Harvard Graduate Center main quadrangle and World Tree sculpture, 1950s. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections.

Walking Tour: Harvard Graduate Center

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Graduate intern Charlotte Leib will lead an hourlong walking tour of this first example of modernist architecture on Harvard’s campus.

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.

Hans Naumth (photograph), American, Joan Miró (mural), Spanish, Portrait of Walter Gropius with Joan Miró mural, Graduate Center, Harvard University, 1952. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Transfer from Harvard Art Museums Archives, Walter Gropius Papers, 2018.214. Photo: Hans Namuth. Courtesy Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. © 1991 Hans Namuth Estate.

Gallery Talk: Happy Birthday, Walter Gropius!

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Melissa Venator celebrates Gropius’s birthday with a walkthrough of the Bauhaus exhibition.

Ruth Asawa, American, Untitled [BMC.121, Exercise in color vibration and figure], 1946–49. Collage of cut colored paper on paper prepared with opaque watercolor on orange wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Josef Albers, BR49.407. © Estate of Ruth Asawa.

Gallery Talk: Ruth Asawa’s Student Exercises from Black Mountain College

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial assistant Bridget Hinz will explore works Asawa produced while a student of former Bauhaus master Josef Albers.

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.

László Moholy-Nagy, American, Light Prop for an Electric Stage, Light-Space Modulator, 1930. Aluminum, steel, nickel-plated brass, other metals, plastic, wood, and electric motor. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, BR56.5. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Melissa Venator will discuss and activate this experimental device from 1930 by László Moholy-Nagy, a Bauhaus pioneer.