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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.

Circle of Giovanni Bellini, Italian, Virgin and Child with Saints Sebastian, Francis, John the Baptist, Jerome, an unidentified female saint, Saint Anthony of Padua and two donors, c. 1515. Oil on panel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of the Woodner Family Collection, Inc., 2000.24.

Tour (in Korean): The Art of Renaissance Europe

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This tour, offered in Korean, will explore Renaissance art from Italy, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Glatz Virgin, detail with the Donor Arnošt of Pardubice, Bohemia, c. 1350. Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, inv. no. 1624. Photo: Stephan Kemperdick.

Brides of Christ and Grooms of the Church: Two Concepts of Liturgical Clothing by Hildegard of Bingen and Arnošt of Pardubice

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Evelin Wetter, from Abegg-Stiftung, will describe how the rich garments associated with consecration rites have changed over the centuries.

Attributed to Kusakabe Kimbei, Japanese, Wisteria at Kameido, Tokio, 1880s. Hand-colored albumen silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of John and Ella Rosenfield, P1991.20.

Art Study Center Seminar: Early Photographs of Japan [AT CAPACITY]

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

David Odo, from the Division of Academic and Public Programs, will examine photographs created during a tumultuous era in 19th-century Japan.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Courtesy of the Harvard Ceramics Program.

Materials Lab Workshop: Animal-Shaped Vessels

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This two-part workshop—on Sept. 22 and 29—will give participants the chance to discover how ancient potters created these stunning vessels.

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.

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.

Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Contexts and Meanings

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Robert Koehl, of Hunter College, and Kimberley Patton, of Harvard, will explore why animal shapes were such popular forms for ancient vessels.

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

Winslow Homer, American, Schooner at Sunset, 1880. Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.298.

Members Day Trip: Winslow Homer in Maine

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’ll view works by Homer at the Portland Museum of Art and Bowdoin College Museum of Art before attending a talk by curator Makeda Best.

Free Admission Day for Lawrence S. Bacow Inauguration

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission on October 5, in celebration of the inauguration of Lawrence S. Bacow, Harvard’s 29th president.

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 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.

Rhyton with the forepart of a zebu bull, Seleucid or Parthian, 2nd century BCE. Silver, partially gilded. Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, 1988.23. Photo: Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.

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.

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.

© Peter Vanderwarker

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Columbus Day.

Cluny Capitals installation in progress, Calderwood Courtyard, Fogg Museum, August 1933. Photographs of the Harvard Art Museums (HC 22), folder 2.25 ¾. Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Archives Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

To celebrate American Archives Month, materials from the museums’ archives will be on view in the Art Study Center.

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.

© 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.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Damin Spritzer

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Théodore Géricault, French, The Coal Waggon, 1821. Lithograph on cream wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gray Collection of Engravings Fund, G8361.

Art Study Center Seminar: Géricault, Printmaking, and Popular Culture

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Professor Henri Zerner and curator A. Cassandra Albinson will discuss Théodore Géricault’s prints, some of which are featured in our 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.

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.

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.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Jin Kyung Lim

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Hippolyte (Paul) Delaroche, French, Ladies in Theatre Costume, c. 1834. Graphite, watercolor, and white gouache on tan wove paper, darkened. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Mrs. C. C. Felton in loving memory of her husband, the late C. C. Felton, and his brother, Thomas Cary Felton, 1969.51.

Delaroche’s Egyptian Excursion: Following the Course of Moses Exposed on the Nile

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Professor Stephen Bann, from the University of Bristol, will discuss the drawings Paul Delaroche created for a painting that has disappeared.

Bucchero chalice with impressed animal frieze, Etruscan, 625 BCE–575 BCE. Terracotta. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University, 2007.104.30.

Art Study Center Seminar: Etruscan Art—For This Life and the Next

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Etruscan art specialist Theresa Huntsman will explore the illustrious art of the Etruscans—from ceramics to gold jewelry to tomb paintings.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

To celebrate International Archaeology Day, join us for an in-depth, hourlong tour of our Animal-Shaped Vessels 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.

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.

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.

Cluny Capitals installation in progress, Calderwood Courtyard, Fogg Museum, August 1933. Photographs of the Harvard Art Museums (HC 22), folder 2.25 ¾. Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Archives Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

To celebrate American Archives Month, materials from the museums’ archives will be on view in the Art Study Center.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Brandon Santini

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.

Harvard undergraduate Maria Boyle ’20 (right) and Sevinç Akça conserve an ancient Roman mosaic at Sardis, the archaeological site in western Turkey.

Archaeological Exploration of Sardis

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us as museums staff and Harvard faculty and students share their experiences of working at the ancient site in western Turkey.

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
Cambrige, 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 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.

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 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: Beth Elswick

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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.

Off-Site Materials Lab Workshop: Hands-On Silverworking Demonstration

Workshop

224 Western Avenue
Allston, MA

Silversmith Adam Whitney will apply traditional techniques used in silver objects in our special exhibition, at the Harvard Ceramics Program.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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

Between Art and Asset: Silver Vessels from Antiquity to Today

Symposium

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This symposium will bring together art historians, a conservator, a numismatist, and a silversmith to explore the enduring appeal of silver.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Members of the Harvard Organ Society

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.

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.

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.

Ram head mug depicting symposium of the mythical kings of Athens, signed by the potter Charinos, attributed to the Triptolemos Painter. Greek, Attic, c. 480 BCE. Terracotta, red-figure technique. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund, 79.100. Photo: Travis Fullerton. © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.

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: Angela Kraft Kross

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Timothy H. O’Sullivan, American, Chesterfield Bridge, North Anna, Virginia, 1864. From Alexander Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War (1866). Albumen silver print. Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Melvin R. Seiden, P1982.321.

Art Study Center Seminar: The Wall, the Page, the Album—Reading the Photograph in Context

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Makeda Best and conservation fellow Laura Panadero will discuss several factors that affect a photograph’s function and interpretation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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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

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32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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.