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Adrian Zingg, Swiss, after Jacques-François-Joseph Saly, French, Vase Decorated with Nymph and Two Satrys by a River with Reeds, 1805. Engraving on cream antique laid paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall, R11407.

Gallery Talk: Vases—Fantastical Designs and Ornamental Objects

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial assistant Casey Monahan will examine fantastical ornament designs for vases from the 18th and 19th century.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Mitchell Crawford

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Paul Gauguin, French, Poèmes Barbares, 1896. Oil on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906, 1951.49.

Gallery Talk: Poetry, Painting, and the Plastic Arts

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Staff assistant Erica Lawton will discuss how poetry informed the creation of works by Paul Gauguin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Renée Sintenis.

Filmstrip of stills from Neues Wohnen (Haus Gropius). Humboldt-Film GmbH, Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Jahr: 1926–28. Courtesy of Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin.

Film by Design: Bauhaus and the Moving Image, Part 2

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This second part of our film series features works shown at the inauguration of the Bauhaus Dessau in 1926, including a film by Walter Gropius.

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

Symposium

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 [AT CAPACITY]

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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

Midday Organ Recital: Justan Foster

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

William Wyon, British, and Leonard Charles Wyon, British, The Great Exhibition Prize Medal, 1851. Bronze. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Corina and David Silich-von Schulthess in memory of Dr. Leo Mildenberg, 2002.66.1.

Art Study Center Seminar: Intersections between Media—European Medals, Prints, and Paintings from the 16th to 19th Century

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Jessie Park and Ph.D. student Kirsten Burke examine medals alongside other media to shed new light on their significance.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Scholar’s rock, Chinese, Qing dynasty, probably 18th century. Ying stone: black limestone with veins of white calcite. From Yingde, Guangdong province. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Marcus, 1981.206.

Pairing Mindful Meditation with a Scholar’s Rock

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

In honor of Slow Art Day, engage with this exquisite form of Chinese sculpture while being led in meditation by graduate student Caitlin Casey.

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 [CANCELED]

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: Andrew Sheranian

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Lyonel Feininger, American, Preliminary design for the “Program of the State Bauhaus in Weimar,” 1919. Woodcut with letterpress on brown paper. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Julia Feininger, BR49.198. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Tour: The Bauhaus and Harvard

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

To celebrate the birthday of the Bauhaus, join us for an in-depth tour of our special exhibition, on view February 8 to July 28, 2019.

William Hogarth, British, The Analysis of Beauty, Plate 1, 1753. Etching and engraving. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray, G1841.

Art Study Center Seminar: Theories of Beauty—Can Math Help Us Understand Art? [CANCELED]

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Mathematician Horace Brook joins curator Ethan Lasser and curatorial fellow Oliver Wunsch to discuss theories that quantify aesthetic power.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Still from Gropius Memory Palace (2017), 4K video; 5.1 sound; 20:17 min.

Film: Gropius Memory Palace

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Focusing on a factory designed by Walter Gropius, this film is a guided meditation on architecture and memory, the body and the workplace.

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: 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.

László Moholy-Nagy, American, Still from Lightplay: Black-White-Gray, 1930. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Film by Design: Bauhaus and the Moving Image, Part 3

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This final segment features films that reflect the design of the 1929 Metal Party: circles, disks, rotations, reflections, and lightplays.

Lucia Moholy, Bauhaus Masters’ Housing, Dessau, 1925–1926: Bedroom in Walter Gropius’s house, 1926. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Ise Gropius, BRGA.21.242. © Lucia Moholy Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Art Study Center Seminar: Photography and the Bauhaus

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Laura Muir and MIT Museum’s Gary Van Zante will discuss a selection of works from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s Bauhaus collection.

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.

Archaeologists Julia Judge (Harvard University, Classics; toward the center of the photo, in white shirt) and Will Bruce (Gustavus Adolphus College; at far right, in white shirt) and architect Zhao Sheng (Harvard University Graduate School of Design; toward the center, in ivory hat) oversee and record excavation at the site of the Palace of Croesus.

Recent Discoveries at Sardis: From the Bronze Age to the End of Antiquity

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Nicholas Cahill, director of the Sardis expedition, will present exciting results from the group’s recent work at the ancient site in Turkey.

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.

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.

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.

Photograph of Ibrahim Miranda’s El Tunel, in the Art Study Center. Ibrahim Miranda, Cuban, El Tunel, 1999. Offset lithograph on white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2018.33.40. Photo: Danny Hoshino.

Art Study Center Seminar: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Elizabeth Rudy will showcase a major acquisition by the museums: 80 prints and proofs from the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia.

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.

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.

Gunta Stölzl, Swiss, Tapestry, 1922–23. Cotton, wool, and linen fibers. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Association Fund, BR49.669. © 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.

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.

Lucia Moholy, British, Bauhaus Building, Dessau, 1926. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Ise Gropius, BRGA.20.24. © Lucia Moholy Estate/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.

Elaine Mayes, 4th of July N.Y.C., 1978. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard and Ronay Menschel Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs, P2002.1.6.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Independence Day.

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

Curator Lynette Roth will discuss and activate this experimental device from 1930 by László Moholy-Nagy, a Bauhaus pioneer.

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

32 Quincy Street
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.

Oskar Schlemmer, German, Costume designs for “Triadic Ballet,” 1926. Black ink, opaque and transparent watercolor, metallic paint, and graphite on cream wove paper mounted to cream card. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Museum purchase, BR50.428.

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.