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Charles Bird King, The Vanity of the Artist’s Dream, 1830. Oil and graphite on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Grenville L. Winthrop, Class of 1886, 1942.193.

Gallery Talk: Stranger Things—Trompe l’Oeil in America

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Grant Hamming will explore 19th-century works by American artists that adopt this engaging technique of “tricking the eye.”

Anthonie Palamedesz., A Merry Company in an Interior, 1633. Oil on panel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Peter and Anne Brooke, 2016.244.

Gallery Talk: Merrymaking in the 17th-Century Netherlands

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Jessie Park will take a closer look at festive scenes depicted in Netherlandish art.

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.

Georg Friedrich Schmidt, after François Boucher, Head of a Child, 1759. Crayon manner engraving. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall, R3204.

Gallery Talk: After Boucher—Crayon Manner Engraving

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Paper conservator Christina Taylor will explore engravings modeled after François Boucher’s elegant paintings.

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.

Still from The Burning Child. Courtesy of Joseph Koerner.

Preview Screening: The Burning Child

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Presenting a preview of Professor Joseph Koerner’s film that explores changing designs and ideas of home in Vienna in the early 20th century.

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.

Opening Celebration: Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Tonight’s program begins with a lecture by Konrad Klapheck, the only living artist included in our newest special exhibition.

Peter Campbell, Washington, D.C. (Gethsemane Spiritual Temple), 1964. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 2.2002.3238.

Art Study Center Seminar: American Photographs Continued, 1970s–2000s [AT CAPACITY]

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Makeda Best examines American works that followed Walker Evans’s iconic American Photographs.

Charles Willson Peale, George Washington, 1784. Oil on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.144.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Presidents’ Day.

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.

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.

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.