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Kara Walker, American, U.S.A. Idioms, 2017. Collage of Sumi ink and graphite on cut newsprint on gessoed white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2017.220.

Gallery Talk: Kara Walker’s U.S.A. Idioms

Gallery Talk

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Curator Mary Schneider Enriquez and conservator Penley Knipe will discuss Walker’s large-scale, masterful work.

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch, Portrait of an Old Man, 1632. Oil on oak panel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Nettie G. Naumburg, 1930.191.

Gallery Talk: Rembrandt’s Fascination with Faces

Gallery Talk

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Curatorial research associate Susan Anderson will discuss Rembrandt’s obsession with facial features and how they revealed character.

Luster bowl with seated figures, Iran, Kashan, Seljuk-Atabeg period, 12th–13th century. Lusterware. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross, 1923.137.

Gallery Talk: Luster Lust Lost

Gallery Talk

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Curatorial fellow Shiva Mihan will discuss a fascinating selection of luster tiles and vessels from medieval Iran.

Frances Benjamin Johnston, American, Races, Negroes: United States. Virginia. Hampton. Hampton Normal and Industrial School: Agencies Promoting Assimilation of the Negro. Training for Commercial and Industrial Employment. Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Hampton, Va.: Class in Laboratory, 1899–1900. From The Social Museum Collection. Platinum print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Social Museum Collection, 3.2002.2.2.

Museums Closed

Special Event

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The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Labor Day.

Lili Almog, Muslim Girl #14, 2009. From the series The Other Half of the Sky. Archival pigment print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs, 2019.80. © Lili Almog; courtesy of the artist.

Opening Celebration: Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

Special Event

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Featuring open galleries and a conversation with curators Makeda Best, Mary Schneider Enriquez, Jessica Hong, and Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi.

Harvard Student Late Night

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Calling all Harvard students! We’re keeping the galleries open late just for you to celebrate the start of the semester.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

Members Tour

Member Event

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

Visitors pose for a selfie in front of Max Beckmann’s Actors.

Free Admission for Museum Day Live!

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All day long, we’re offering free admission for two as part of Museum Day Live!, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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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.

Lili Almog, Muslim Girl #14, 2009. From the series The Other Half of the Sky. Archival pigment print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs, 2019.80. © Lili Almog; courtesy of the artist. 

Supporter Event: Coffee with Curators

Member Event

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We invite our supporters for a special coffee in the courtyard and a talk about our Crossing Lines, Constructing Home exhibition.

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.

Lorna Simpson, American, Source Notes, 2019, Ink and screenprint on gessoed fiberglass. © Lorna Simpson. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: James Wang.

Annual Henri Zerner Lecture: Artist Talk with Lorna Simpson

Lecture

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Contemporary artist Lorna Simpson delivers Harvard’s annual Henri Zerner Lecture.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

Wendy Red Star, Native American, Apsáalooke Feminist #3, 2016. Archival pigment print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D., 2018.187.

Museums Closed

Special Event

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The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Wilson A. Bentley, Snowflakes Photomicrographed, c. 1890. Albumen prints. Smithsonian Archives, History Division, Washington, D.C. Published in Wilson A. Bentley and William J. Humphreys, Snow Crystals (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1931).

Snowflakes: Wilson Bentley’s Civil War

Lecture

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Alexander Nemerov, from Stanford University, will discuss connections between Wilson Bentley’s photographs of snowflakes and the Civil War.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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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.

The superb fruit dove, a bird featured in the Bosavi story of the origins of weeping and song, is layered with an image of a deep forest waterfall. A Bosavi composer describes the moment of words joining with melody as getting “a waterfall in the head.” Image courtesy of Documentary Educational Resources.

Film: Voices of the Rainforest with Steven Feld

Film

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Join us for the Boston-area premiere of the documentary Voices of the Rainforest, with director Steven Feld.

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.

Chandra McCormick, American, Daddy’O, The Oldest Inmate in Angola State Penitentiary, 2004. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist. © Chandra McCormick.

Louisiana Medley: The Social Justice Photography of Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun

Lecture

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Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun discuss their documentary work in the American South, with curator Makeda Best and professor John Stauffer.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
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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.

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.

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

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The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Thanksgiving.

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

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The Harvard Art Museums will be closed on Christmas Day.

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

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