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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

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Cambridge, MA

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

Howard Dearstyne (photograph), American, possibly Eduard Ludwig (sculpture), German, Student Exercise, Bauhaus Dessau, 1928–29. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Howard Dearstyne, BR50.40.

Materials Lab Workshop: The Matière — Material Experiments from the Bauhaus to Black Mountain College [AT CAPACITY]

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Fritz Horstman of the Albers Foundation will guide participants in exercises developed by Anni and Josef Albers involving juxtaposing materials.

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.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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Cambridge, MA

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

Emanuel de Witte, Dutch, The Courtyard of the Exchange in Amsterdam, 1653. Oil on panel. Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Licensed by HIP/Art Resource, N.Y.

Art and Competition in the Dutch Golden Age: Erasmus Lectures on the History and Civilization of the Netherlands and Flanders—Part 1

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Eric Jan Sluijter, Harvard’s Erasmus Lecturer, will explore how Rembrandt and other history painters negotiated Amsterdam’s booming art market.

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.

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.

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.

Hans Richter, German, Rhythmus I, c. 1922. Collage of four gelatin silver prints. Anonymous loan, 70.1999.

Film by Design: Bauhaus and the Moving Image, Part 1

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This first program of our Bauhaus film series features early experimental works that were shown during the Bauhaus Week in Weimar in 1923.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Johannes Vermeer, Dutch, A Young Woman seated at a Virginal, c. 1670–72. Oil on canvas. The National Gallery, London, Salting Bequest, 1910 (NG2568). © National Gallery, London/Licensed by Art Resource, N.Y.

Art and Competition in the Dutch Golden Age: Erasmus Lectures on the History and Civilization of the Netherlands and Flanders—Part 2

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Eric Jan Sluijter, Harvard’s Erasmus Lecturer, will discuss the spirited competition among a group of talented painters of elegant interiors.

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.

Magical stele, Egyptian, Late Period, 664–332 BCE. Limestone. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Gerhardt Liebmann, 1991.642.

Gallery Talk: Introduction to the Dark Arts—Ancient Egyptian Magic

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Fellow Jen Thum will explore how magic was used for protection in ancient Egypt, and how images came to life on the walls of Egyptian tombs.

Calligraphic panel showing stylized views of Mecca and Medina and sandals of the Prophet Muhammad, Africa, Morocco, 20th century. Ink, colors and gold on paper, mounted on board. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Edwin Binney, 3rd Collection of Turkish Art at the Harvard Art Museums, 2016.206.

Art and Religious Devotion in Morocco: Notes on a Calligraphic Panel from the Harvard Art Museums

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Mounia Chekhab Abudaya, curator at the Museum of Islamic Art, in Qatar, will consider a 20th-century panel as a work of religious devotion.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Jeremy Bruns

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Grave stele of a young girl, “Melisto,” Greek, Late Classical Period, c. 340 BCE. Marble, probably from Sounion. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing and Gifts for Special Uses Funds in memory of Katherine Brewster Taylor, as a tribute to her many years at the Fogg Museum, 1991.642.

Gallery Talk: Girls and Their Dolls

Gallery Talk

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Cambridge, MA

In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8), curatorial fellow Frances Gallart Marques will trace the origins of girls’ fondness for dolls.

Calligraphic panel showing stylized views of Mecca and Medina and sandals of the Prophet Muhammad, Africa, Morocco, 20th century. Ink, colors, and gold on paper, mounted on board. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Edwin Binney, 3rd Collection of Turkish Art at the Harvard Art Museums, 2016.206. 

Art Study Center Seminar: Painted Piety—The Art of Religious Devotion in Morocco

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Mounia Chekhab Aboudaya, from the Museum of Islamic Art, and curatorial fellow Rachel Parikh will examine an enigmatic calligraphic panel.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Dutch, The Blinding of Samson, 1636. Oil on canvas. Staedelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Licensed by HIP/Art Resource, N.Y.

Art and Competition in the Dutch Golden Age: Erasmus Lectures on the History and Civilization of the Netherlands and Flanders—Part 3

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Eric Jan Sluijter, Harvard’s Erasmus Lecturer, will explore Rembrandt’s rivalry with his predecessor Rubens in the depiction of horror.

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.

Kara Walker, American, U.S.A. Idioms, 2017. Collage of Sumi ink and graphite on cut newsprint on gessoed white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2017.220.

Materials Lab Workshop: Shadow/Substance—Paper Cutting and Kara Walker

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Participants will explore Walker’s collage U.S.A. Idioms as well as historical and contemporary techniques in cutouts and silhouettes.

Members Tour

Member Event

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Cambridge, MA

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

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.

Loose S-shaped plaque with dragon head and bird tail, Chinese, late Eastern Zhou period, 500–400 BCE. Translucent honey-colored nephrite. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.50.468.

Rare and Beautiful Objects, New and Unexpected Findings: Revisiting Harvard’s Early Chinese Jades

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Jenny So will highlight the exciting discoveries she made while preparing a new catalogue of the ancient Chinese jades in our collections.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Raymond Hawkins

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Mummy portrait of a woman, Egyptian, Roman imperial period, c. 200 CE. Tempera on hardwood. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 1939.111; and Mummy portrait of a woman with earrings, Egyptian, Roman imperial period, c. 130–140 CE. Encaustic on linden wood. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross, 1923.60.

Gallery Talk: Two Ladies on the “Two Ladies”

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Fellow Jen Thum and conservator Kate Smith will compare the mummy portraits of two women from ancient Egypt.

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

Curatorial fellow Melissa Venator will discuss and activate this experimental device from 1930 by László Moholy-Nagy, a Bauhaus pioneer.

Max Pechstein, German, Women with Animals, c. 1912. Leaded stained glass. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of the Einert Family in memory of Rudolf Scheffler and Linda Einert Scheffler, 1994.55.

Gallery Talk: Gesture / Geste

Gallery Talk

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Cambridge, MA

Fellows Jen Thum and Gabriella Szalay will explore bodily, painterly, and metaphorical gesture across media in 20th-century German art.

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

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.

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

Curatorial fellow Melissa Venator 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.