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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.

Sandro Botticelli, Italian, The Virgin and Child, c. 1490. Tempera on panel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.105.

Gallery Talk: Cross-Cultural Exchange in Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Jessie Park will examine several works to show the exchange of ideas and artistic styles between northern and southern Europe.

John Singer Sargent, American, Demigod, after a Neo-Assyrian Relief in the Louvre, c. 1891. Graphite on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1937.8.143.

Gallery Talk: John Singer Sargent’s Ancient Models

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curators Susanne Ebbinghaus and Miriam Stewart will discuss Sargent’s drawings of ancient Near Eastern sculpture.

Nam June Paik and Otto Piene, Untitled, 1968. Manipulated television set and plastic pearls . Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of the Junior Associates of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Greenwich Collection Ltd. Fund, and gift of Margot Ernst, 124.2000. © 2018 Estate of Nam June Paik. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY.

Perspectives on New Media in Museums

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

MoMA’s chief conservator Kate Lewis will talk about the challenges of conserving time-based media art, including the work of Nam June Paik.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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.

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.

Nam June Paik, American, 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., 2017.152.

Gallery Talk: Nam June Paik: Screen Play

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Research fellow Marina Isgro explores multimedia works in the exhibition Nam June Paik: Screen Play, on view through August 5.

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.

Robert Gober, American, Untitled, 1992–93. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Schneider/Erdman Printer’s Proof Collection, partial gift, and partial purchase through the Margaret Fisher Fund, 2016.149. © Robert Gober.

Gallery Talk: From Analog to Digital

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Jennifer Quick will discuss the evolution from analog to digital in photographic technologies and practices.

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.

© Nic Lehoux

Gallery Talk: The Renovation and Expansion Project

Gallery Talk

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.

Jack Gould, American, Untitled, elderly women at DAR meeting, 1950. Negative, gelatin silver (film). Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, American Professional Photographers Collection, 4.2002.15574.

Gallery Talk: What Do Machines See When They Look at Art?

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Jeff Steward, director of the Department of Digital Infrastructure and Emerging Technology, will discuss experiments in machine processing art.

Aert van der Neer, Dutch, Moonlit Estuary, c. 1640–50. Oil on panel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Peter and Anne Brooke, 2016.239.

Gallery Talk: Night Visions

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Erica Lawton, staff assistant in the Division of European and American art, will focus on a selection of nocturnal landscapes.

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.

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

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Labor 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.

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.

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.

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.