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László Moholy-Nagy, 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 László Moholy-Nagy’s pioneering device from 1930.

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.

WOYZECK/GALILEO [SOLD OUT]

Performance

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Student-produced theatrical adaptation of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck and Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo.

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.

Gérard Audran, after Charles Le Brun, Defeat of Darius at Arbela, 1674. Etching and engraving. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray, G102.

Gallery Talk: Big Prints in the Age of Louis XIV

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Elizabeth Rudy will discuss how the size of prints expanded during the time of Louis XIV.

Head of a Male Votary, Cypriot, Cypro-Archaic period, 600–550 BCE. Limestone. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Marian H. Phinney Fund, 2017.167.

Gallery Talk: A Worshipper from Ancient Cyprus

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Susanne Ebbinghaus will closely examine a 600–550 BCE limestone sculpture of a votary, or worshipper, from a sanctuary from Cyprus.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Jeremy Bruns

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Hans Uhlmann, Male Head | Männlicher Kopf, 1942. Steel sheet. Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, FrK 4237/1995. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo: Jürgen Diemer.

Gallery Talk: Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Lynette Roth will explore the Inventur exhibition, which showcases the remarkable diversity of works produced in postwar Germany.

Nam June Paik, TV Buddha (Bronze Seated Buddha), 2004. Video installation with closed-circuit camera, black-and-white JVC television, and bronze Buddha statue. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of the Hakuta Family, 2017.152. © Nam June Paik Estate.

Art Study Center Seminar: Nam June Paik and New Media Conservation [AT CAPACITY]

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Marina Isgro and conservation fellow Madeline Corona will explore the challenges in presenting and preserving new media art.

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.

Fernando Bryce, The Book of Needs (detail), 2015. Ink on paper in 81 parts. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2016.110. Image courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York.

Drawing History and the Image as Memory

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Harvard, MA

This evening features a talk by artist Fernando Bryce, whose multipart work The Book of Needs is on view in the University Research Gallery.

Maurice Garin, La Tour Eiffel embrasée, le soir de l’inauguration de l’Exposition, le 6 mai 1889, 1889. Photograph. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

The Visibility of the Eiffel Tower

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Northwestern professor S. Hollis Clayson will question the prominence of this iconic structure, looking at various responses to its presence.

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.

Gallery Talk: Art in the Age of the Internet

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Associate research curator Chris Molinski will focus on the installation JODI: OXO, exploring how the digital age has transformed art.

Fernando Bryce, The Book of Needs (detail), 2015. Ink on paper, in 81 parts. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2016.110. Image courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York.

Art Study Center Seminar: Fernando Bryce and His Book of Needs

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join artist Fernando Bryce and curator Mary Schneider Enriquez for a conversation about Bryce’s current exhibition at the museums.

Jan van Goyen, View of Rhenen, c. 1640. Oil on panel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Peter and Anne Brooke, 2016.240.

Gallery Talk: 17th-Century Dutch Landscape Painting

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Jessie Park will examine works in this popular genre from the Dutch Golden Age.

Timothy H. O’Sullivan and Alexander Gardner, Poplar Grove Church, February 1865. From Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War, Volume II, 1866. Albumen silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard Norton Memorial Fund, 2013.6.2.24.

Gallery Talk: Alexander Gardner’s Photographic Sketchbook of the War—Material, Manufacture, and Condition

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Conservation fellow Laura Panadero will examine a photograph from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book, from 1866.

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.

Hannah Höch, Red Textile Sheet, 1952. Collage. Berliner Sparkasse, TL41809.1.

Gallery Talk: The Photomontages of Hannah Höch

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard Ph.D. candidate Joanna Wendel will explore works by Höch featured in our Inventur exhibition.

Courtesy of Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR Radio) Archive, Cologne.

Sound Inventur: New Music Festival, 1953

Performance

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Part of our Sound Experiments series, this listening session re-creates a groundbreaking electronic music concert in Germany.

Bronze fals of ʿAbd-al-Malik (Ummayads), standing caliph, 690–702 CE, mint of Manbij, found in Antioch, 1936. Numismatic Collection, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Firestone Library, Princeton University.

Numismatic Archaeology: Interpreting Coin Finds from Excavation Contexts

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Princeton curator Alan Stahl explores how ancient, Islamic, Byzantine, and medieval contexts have affected the interpretation of coin finds.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Libor Dudas

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Gallery Talk: Art in the Age of the Internet

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Associate research curator Chris Molinski will focus on the installation JODI: OXO, exploring how the digital age has transformed art.

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.

Gustave Doré, Opera Rats, 1854. Lithograph. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Contribution of John H. Hall to Friends of Art, Architecture and Music, M9707.

Gallery Talk: Caricatures of 19th-Century Paris

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Prints curator Elizabeth Rudy will discuss this humorous genre that took on the bourgeoisie.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Nathaniel Gumbs

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch and Abbott, Architects, Architectural Rendering of the Courtyard of the Fogg Museum of Art, c. 1927. Graphite and white chalk on buff wove paper, laid down. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch and Abbott, 1927.47.

Gallery Talk: Celebrating the Calderwood Courtyard

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Associate research curator Danielle Carrabino will explore the architectural features and history of the courtyard and its surrounding arcades.

Rajput Hunter Batters a Leaping Tiger from a Tree, India, Kota, Rajasthan, 17th century. Colors and gold on paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch, 2009.202.39.

Art Study Center Seminar: The Royal Hunt in India [AT CAPACITY]

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Explore images of the hunt in select drawings and paintings as well as the political and cultural significance of these works.

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.

Juro Kubicêk, Victory Avenue, 1946. Collage and airbrush on cardboard. Private collection, Berlin, TL41815.

Gallery Talk: Kitsch, Craft, and Critique in Juro Kubicêk’s Collages

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Sam Adams, a contributor to the Inventur exhibition catalogue, will talk about works by Kubicêk featured in the 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.

Israël Silvestre, Panorama of the Vatican from the Dome of St. Peter’s, 1641. Graphite, gray and brown wash, with watercolor over traces of black chalk. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hofer, 1961.7.

Deciphering Rome

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Professor Joseph Connors will explore the origins of the historic Renaissance center of Rome and its links to the papacy.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Cheryl Van Ornam

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Courtesy of Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR Radio) Archive, Cologne.

Sound Inventur: Music of the Time, 1954

Performance

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Part of our Sound Experiments series, this listening session will feature the experimental music of the Studio for Electronic Music, in Germany.

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.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Tate Addis

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Edward Farrell, Rutland Tazza [one of a pair], 1827–28. Silver. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Paul Clarke Stauffer Fund, 2016.111.1.

Art Study Center Seminar: Silver and Gold—An Artist’s Perspective

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Investigate the properties of silver and gold with renowned British silversmith Ndidi Ekubia MBE and curator Ethan Lasser.

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.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Raymond Hawkins

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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.

John Schabel, Night Shot 6, 2001. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Schneider/Erdman Printer’s Proof Collection, partial gift, and partial purchase through the Margaret Fisher Fund, 2016.182. © John Schabel.

Photography as Performance: A Conversation with John Schabel and Gary Schneider

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Celebrate the opening of Analog Culture: Printer’s Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab, 1981–2001, on view through August 12.

Untitled (soldier photographing children), 1910s. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 2.2002.2202.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Memorial Day.

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.