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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

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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
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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

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The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Labor Day.

Rhyton with the forepart of a griffin, Achaemenid, 5th–4th century BCE. Silver, partially gilded. The British Museum, London, Bequeathed by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, 1897,1231.178 (124081). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Opening Celebration: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

Special Event

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Featuring open galleries, a lecture by Michael Dietler from the University of Chicago, and a festive reception.

Eagle head mug. Attributed to Douris, Greek, Attic, 490–470 BCE. Terracotta, red-figure technique. From Capua (Italy). The British Museum, London, 1873,0820.274 (E802). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Harvard Student Late Night

Special Event

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Calling all Harvard students! We’re keeping the galleries open late just for you to celebrate the start of the semester.

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.

Donkey head kantharos (drinking cup) depicting Dionysos and his entourage, Greek, Attic, 520–500 BCE. Terracotta, black-figure technique. The British Museum, London, 1876,0328.5 (B378). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Teresita Fernández, Autumn (. . . Nothing Personal), 2018. Image: Courtesy Teresita Fernández Studio. © 2017 Teresita Fernández.

Teresita Fernández: Wayfinding

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The internationally renowned artist will discuss her practice and her new public installation on view this fall in Harvard Yard.

Photo: Matthew Monteith.

Free Admission for Museum Day Live!

Special Event

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Cambridge, MA

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

Octagonal cup with the forepart of a lion, Chinese, Sui or Tang dynasty, 7th century CE. Porcelain. The British Museum, London, Bequest of Mrs. Walter Sedgwick, 1968,0422.21. © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Donkey head kantharos (drinking cup) depicting Dionysos and his entourage, Greek, Attic, 520–500 BCE. Terracotta, black-figure technique. The British Museum, London, 1876,0328.5 (B378). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Eagle head mug. Attributed to Douris, Greek, Attic, 490–470 BCE. Terracotta, red-figure technique. From Capua (Italy). The British Museum, London, 1873,0820.274 (E802). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission on first Saturdays from October through January in celebration of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Octagonal cup with the forepart of a lion, Chinese, Sui or Tang dynasty, 7th century CE. Porcelain. The British Museum, London, Bequest of Mrs. Walter Sedgwick, 1968,0422.21. © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Cluny Capitals installation in progress, Calderwood Courtyard, Fogg Museum, August 1933. Photographs of the Harvard Art Museums (HC 22), folder 2.25 ¾. Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Archives Open Hours

Special Event

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Cambridge, MA

To celebrate American Archives Month, materials from the museums’ archives will be on view in the Art Study Center.

Donkey head kantharos (drinking cup) depicting Dionysos and his entourage, Greek, Attic, 520–500 BCE. Terracotta, black-figure technique. The British Museum, London, 1876,0328.5 (B378). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Octagonal cup with the forepart of a lion, Chinese, Sui or Tang dynasty, 7th century CE. Porcelain. The British Museum, London, Bequest of Mrs. Walter Sedgwick, 1968,0422.21. © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

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.

Eagle head mug. Attributed to Douris, Greek, Attic, 490–470 BCE. Terracotta, red-figure technique. From Capua (Italy). The British Museum, London, 1873,0820.274 (E802). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Cluny Capitals installation in progress, Calderwood Courtyard, Fogg Museum, August 1933. Photographs of the Harvard Art Museums (HC 22), folder 2.25 ¾. Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Archives Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

To celebrate American Archives Month, materials from the museums’ archives will be on view in the Art Study Center.

Donkey head kantharos (drinking cup) depicting Dionysos and his entourage, Greek, Attic, 520–500 BCE. Terracotta, black-figure technique. The British Museum, London, 1876,0328.5 (B378). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Donkey head kantharos (drinking cup) depicting Dionysos and his entourage, Greek, Attic, 520–500 BCE. Terracotta, black-figure technique. The British Museum, London, 1876,0328.5 (B378). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission on first Saturdays from October through January in celebration of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Donkey head kantharos (drinking cup) depicting Dionysos and his entourage, Greek, Attic, 520–500 BCE. Terracotta, black-figure technique. The British Museum, London, 1876,0328.5 (B378). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

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.

Donkey head kantharos (drinking cup) depicting Dionysos and his entourage, Greek, Attic, 520–500 BCE. Terracotta, black-figure technique. The British Museum, London, 1876,0328.5 (B378). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Eagle head mug. Attributed to Douris, Greek, Attic, 490–470 BCE. Terracotta, red-figure technique. From Capua (Italy). The British Museum, London, 1873,0820.274 (E802). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Octagonal cup with the forepart of a lion, Chinese, Sui or Tang dynasty, 7th century CE. Porcelain. The British Museum, London, Bequest of Mrs. Walter Sedgwick, 1968,0422.21. © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Donkey head kantharos (drinking cup) depicting Dionysos and his entourage, Greek, Attic, 520–500 BCE. Terracotta, black-figure technique. The British Museum, London, 1876,0328.5 (B378). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission on first Saturdays from October through January in celebration of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Octagonal cup with the forepart of a lion, Chinese, Sui or Tang dynasty, 7th century CE. Porcelain. The British Museum, London, Bequest of Mrs. Walter Sedgwick, 1968,0422.21. © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

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.

Donkey head kantharos (drinking cup) depicting Dionysos and his entourage, Greek, Attic, 520–500 BCE. Terracotta, black-figure technique. The British Museum, London, 1876,0328.5 (B378). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Eagle head mug. Attributed to Douris, Greek, Attic, 490–470 BCE. Terracotta, red-figure technique. From Capua (Italy). The British Museum, London, 1873,0820.274 (E802). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Octagonal cup with the forepart of a lion, Chinese, Sui or Tang dynasty, 7th century CE. Porcelain. The British Museum, London, Bequest of Mrs. Walter Sedgwick, 1968,0422.21. © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission every Wednesday afternoon during the run of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Octagonal cup with the forepart of a lion, Chinese, Sui or Tang dynasty, 7th century CE. Porcelain. The British Museum, London, Bequest of Mrs. Walter Sedgwick, 1968,0422.21. © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Free Admission Afternoon: Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re offering free admission on first Saturdays from October through January in celebration of the Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.