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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

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Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Memorial Day.

Photograph and X-ray images of Prince Shōtoku at Age Two, Japanese, Kamakura period, datable to about 1292. Japanese cypress; assembled woodblock construction with polychromy and rock-crystal inlaid eyes. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Walter C. Sedgwick in memory of Ellery Sedgwick Sr. and Ellery Sedgwick Jr., 99.1979.1. X-ray image courtesy of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies.

Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Hear about the latest investigations into this remarkable 13th-century sculpture and the cache of relics it contained.

© Susan Young

Free Admission Day for Harvard Class Day

Special Event

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Cambridge, MA

Admission to the Harvard Art Museums is free to all visitors today to celebrate Harvard Class 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.

Free Admission Day for Harvard Commencement

Special Event

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Cambridge, MA

Congratulations, graduates! Museums admission is free to all visitors today to celebrate Harvard Commencement.

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

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Rachel Saunders will reveal the inside story on Prince Shōtoku at Age Two.

Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, Bow-Shaped Crescent Moon, from the series Twenty-Eight Views of the Moon, Edo period, c. 1832. Woodblock print; ink and color on paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Friends of Arthur B. Duel, 1933.4.323.

Tour: Japan on Paper

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join curatorial assistant Yan Yang for an in-depth, hour-long tour of our exhibition Japan on Paper, on view May 25 through August 11, 2019.

Kawase Hasui, Japanese, A Cloudy Day in Mizuki, Ibaraki Prefecture, 1946. Woodblock print; ink and color on paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. Adrian Rübel, 1974.102.9.G.

Gallery Talk: Japan on Paper

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Ph.D. candidate Helen Swift will discuss the sophisticated designs and bold planes of color of Japanese woodblock prints.

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

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Cambridge, MA

Curatorial assistant Bridget Hinz will explore works Asawa produced while a student of former Bauhaus master Josef Albers.

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.

Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, Okazaki, from the series Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō, c. 1806. Woodblock print; ink and color on paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Owen Bryant,1910.38.

Gallery Talk: Japan on Paper

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Ph.D. candidate Helen Swift will discuss the sophisticated designs and bold planes of color of Japanese woodblock prints.

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.

Installation with ladders of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, Warburg Hall, Fogg Museum, 1941. Exhibition Records (HC 6), folder 2038. Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Cambridge Open Archives

Special Event

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Cambridge, MA

As part of this annual event, Harvard Art Museums staff will present selections from our archives, with a focus on our teaching mission.

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

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Rachel Saunders will reveal the inside story on Prince Shōtoku at Age Two.

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.

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.

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. 

Tour: Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curators and conservators 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.

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.

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

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

Octopus and Shell, Japanese, 1820s. Woodblock print (surimono); ink, color, and metallic pigment on paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Friends of Arthur B. Duel, 1933.4.2067.

Gallery Talk: Japan on Paper

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, Bow-Shaped Crescent Moon, from the series Twenty-Eight Views of the Moon, Edo period, c. 1832. Woodblock print; ink and color on paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Friends of Arthur B. Duel, 1933.4.323.

Tour: Japan on Paper

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join Ph.D. candidate Helen Swift for an in-depth, hour-long tour of our exhibition Japan on Paper, on view May 25 through August 11, 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.

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 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.

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.

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

32 Quincy Street
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.

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.

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

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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.

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.