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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

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

Visitors pose for a selfie in front of Max Beckmann’s Actors.

Free Admission for Museum Day Live!

Special Event

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All day long, we’re offering free admission for two as part of Museum Day Live!, an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine.

Student Guide Tour

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

Student Guide Tour

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

Student Guide Tour

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

Student Guide Tour

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

Tower-shaped casket, Italian, 12th century. Ivory plaques mounted on oak, with gilt bronze fittings. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund, 1931.51. 

Gallery Talk: What’s in That Box?

Gallery Talk

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Join curatorial fellow Jen Thum to figure out what is inside—or no longer inside—mysterious containers from across the collections.

Candida Höfer, Untitled, From the projection Turks in Germany 1979, 1979. Slide projection with 80 color slides, 35 mm. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Francis H. Burr Memorial Fund, 2019.126. © Candida Höfer, Cologne; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Candida Höfer: Turks in Germany 1979

Lecture

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German artist Candida Höfer will discuss her early photographic series Turks in Germany 1979.

Jasper Johns, American, Corpse and Mirror, 1976. Lithograph from twelve aluminum plates on German etching, black wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2011.111. © Jasper Johns and ULAE/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY, Published by ULAE.

Gallery Talk: A Close Look at Printmaking Techniques

Gallery Talk

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Conservator Christina Taylor will explore printmaking techniques utilized by artists featured in the Critical Printing installation.

Drum-shaped bottle with stylized floral decoration, Korean, Chosŏn dynasty, late 15th to early 16th century. Punch’ŏng ware: light gray stoneware with pale celadon glaze over decoration painted in iron-brown slip on the white-slip ground. Made near Kongju, at the foot of Mount Kyeryong, South Ch’ungch’ŏng province. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial gift of Maria C. Henderson and partial purchase through the Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Oriental Art, 1991.590.

Art Study Center Seminar: “Avant-Garde” Ceramics in 15th-Century Korea

Seminar

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Chief curator Soyoung Lee will discuss the production and whimsical designs of a type of Korean ceramics called punch’ŏng ware.

Lili Almog, Muslim Girl #14, 2009. From the series The Other Half of the Sky. Archival pigment print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs, 2019.80. © Lili Almog; courtesy of the artist. 

Supporter Event: Coffee with Curators

Member Event

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We invite our supporters for a special coffee in the courtyard and a talk about our Crossing Lines, Constructing Home exhibition.

Lili Almog, Muslim Girl #14, 2009. From the series The Other Half of the Sky. Archival pigment print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs, 2019.80. © Lili Almog; courtesy of the artist.

Tour: Crossing Lines, Constructing Home [CANCELED]

Tour

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Join us for an in-depth, hourlong tour of our special exhibition, on view from September 6, 2019 to January 5, 2020.

Student Guide Tour

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

Lorna Simpson, American, Source Notes, 2019, Ink and screenprint on gessoed fiberglass. © Lorna Simpson. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: James Wang.

Annual Henri Zerner Lecture: Artist Talk with Lorna Simpson

Lecture

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Contemporary artist Lorna Simpson delivers Harvard’s annual Henri Zerner Lecture.

An X-radiograph alongside a photograph of Johann Joachim Kändler’s The Coppersmith, manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, c. 1750. Hard-paste porcelain with polychrome enamel decoration. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Pflueger, BR59.150.

Art Study Center Seminar: Hot on the Trail of the Artisan—Workshop Practices in 18th- and 19th-Century European Porcelain Manufactories

Seminar

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Curatorial fellow Gabriella Szalay and conservator Tony Sigel will share how they found traces left by European artisans of porcelain.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

Student Guide Tour

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

Wendy Red Star, Native American, Apsáalooke Feminist #3, 2016. Archival pigment print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D., 2018.187.

Museums Closed

Special Event

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The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Special Tour for Supporters

Member Event

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Curators lead supporters on a tour through select galleries while the museums are closed to the public.

Wilson A. Bentley, Snowflakes Photomicrographed, c. 1890. Albumen prints. Smithsonian Archives, History Division, Washington, D.C. Published in Wilson A. Bentley and William J. Humphreys, Snow Crystals (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1931).

Snowflakes: Wilson Bentley’s Civil War

Lecture

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Alexander Nemerov, from Stanford University, will discuss connections between Wilson Bentley’s photographs of snowflakes and the Civil War.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

The superb fruit dove, a bird featured in the Bosavi story of the origins of weeping and song, is layered with an image of a deep forest waterfall. A Bosavi composer describes the moment of words joining with melody as getting “a waterfall in the head.” Image courtesy of Documentary Educational Resources.

Film: Voices of the Rainforest with Steven Feld

Film

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Join us for the Boston-area premiere of the documentary Voices of the Rainforest, with director Steven Feld.

Student Guide Tour

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

Chandra McCormick, American, Daddy’O, The Oldest Inmate in Angola State Penitentiary, 2004. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist. © Chandra McCormick.

Louisiana Medley: The Social Justice Photography of Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun

Lecture

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Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun discuss their documentary work in the American South, with curator Makeda Best and professor John Stauffer.

Dario Robleto, American, A Sadness Silence Can’t Touch, 2005. Casts of Civil War–era “pain bullets” (bullets used by soldiers to bite on during surgery), made from dissolved audiotape recordings of poets’ voices; lace and fabric from mourning dresses; ink-dyed yellowheart and ash; nickel, silver, and milk paint; typeset. Courtesy of Dario Robleto.

Art Study Center Seminar: Dario Robleto: Witnessing Sound

Seminar

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Artist Dario Robleto will share a rare recording made during a 1918 battle and explore what it means to be an “auditory witness.”

Student Guide Tour

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

Student Guide Tour

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32 Quincy Street
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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.

Special Tour for Supporters

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curators lead supporters on a tour through select galleries while the museums are closed to the public.

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

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

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

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The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Thanksgiving.

Special Tour for Supporters

Member Event

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Cambridge, MA

Curators lead supporters on a tour through select galleries while the museums are closed to the public.

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

Special Event

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The Harvard Art Museums will be closed on Christmas Day.

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

Special Event

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

© Peter Vanderwarker.

Museums Closed

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The Harvard Art Museums will be closed today to conduct yearly maintenance and testing of our building at 32 Quincy Street.

© Peter Vanderwarker.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
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The Harvard Art Museums will be closed today to conduct yearly maintenance and testing of our building at 32 Quincy Street.

© Peter Vanderwarker.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
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The Harvard Art Museums will be closed today to conduct yearly maintenance and testing of our building at 32 Quincy Street.

© Peter Vanderwarker.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed today to conduct yearly maintenance and testing of our building at 32 Quincy Street.