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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.

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.

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch, Four Studies of Male Heads, c. 1636. Brown ink and brown wash on cream antique laid paper. The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gift of George Abrams in memory of Maida Abrams, 2018.228.

Gallery Talk: Rembrandt’s Performance of Drawing

Gallery Talk

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Curatorial fellow Joanna S. Seidenstein will focus on a special display of the Dutch artist’s drawn and printed sketches.

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.

Photograph and X-ray images of Prince Shōtoku at Age Two, Japanese, Kamakura period, datable to about 1292. Wood (hinoki cypress) with polychromy; inlaid rock-crystal (quartz) eyes. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial and promised gift of Walter C. Sedgwick in memory of Ellery Sedgwick Sr. and Ellery Sedgwick Jr., 2019.122. X-ray image courtesy of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies.

Gallery Talk: Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within

Gallery Talk

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Cambridge, MA

Conservator Angela Chang will reveal the inside story on Prince Shōtoku at Age Two.

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

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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.

Reginald Marsh, American, Astor Hotel, 1933. Mezzo-fresco (lime wash on plaster). Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Felicia Meyer Marsh (Mrs. Reginald Marsh), 1979.389. © Estate of Reginald Marsh/Art Students League, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Gallery Talk: Art and Science—Frescoes

Gallery Talk

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Cambridge, MA

Fellows Julie Wertz and Jen Thum will explore the chemistry, materials, and processes required for creating frescoes.

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.

Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, Traveling Hat with Spring Greens, 1801. Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Friends of Arthur B. Duel, 1933.4.2680.

Gallery Talk: Japan on Paper

Gallery Talk

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Cambridge, MA

Curatorial assistant Yan Yang will discuss the sophisticated designs and bold planes of color of Japanese woodblock prints.

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: Gauguin Painting over Gauguin and Van Gogh

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Conservator Kate Smith will discuss how she and her team discovered underpaintings and restoration painting by Gauguin in a selection of works.

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.

Louise Nevelson, American, Total Totality II, 1959–68. Painted wood. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Richard H. Solomon in honor of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney L. Solomon, 1978.531. © Estate of Louise Nevelson/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Gallery Talk: Women Artists Take Up Space

Gallery Talk

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Cambridge, MA

Staff Assistant Erica Lawton will discuss large-scale works by female artists whose art addresses both the personal and the political.

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.

Gallery Talk: Kara Walker’s U.S.A. Idioms

Gallery Talk

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Cambridge, MA

Curator Mary Schneider Enriquez and conservator Penley Knipe will discuss Walker’s large-scale, masterful work.

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch, Portrait of an Old Man, 1632. Oil on oak panel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Nettie G. Naumburg, 1930.191.

Gallery Talk: Rembrandt’s Fascination with Faces

Gallery Talk

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Cambridge, MA

Curatorial research associate Susan Anderson will discuss Rembrandt’s obsession with facial features and how they revealed character.

Luster bowl with seated figures, Iran, Kashan, Seljuk-Atabeg period, 12th–13th century. Lusterware. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross, 1923.137.

Gallery Talk: Luster Lust Lost

Gallery Talk

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Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Shiva Mihan will discuss a fascinating selection of luster tiles and vessels from medieval Iran.

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

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Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Labor Day.

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.

Opening Celebration: Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Featuring open galleries and a conversation with curators Makeda Best, Mary Schneider Enriquez, Jessica Hong, and Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi.

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.