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Brian Lanker, American, Gwendolyn Brooks, 1987–88. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Schneider/Erdman Printer’s Proof Collection, partial gift, and partial purchase through the Margaret Fisher Fund, 2011.287. © Brian Lanker.

Gallery Talk: Examining the Darkroom

Gallery Talk

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Curator Jennifer Quick will discuss techniques, methods, and materials of darkroom photography.

Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, Snow-Covered Field with a Harrow (after Millet), 1890. Oil on canvas. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), s0175V1962, TL41883.

Translating into Colors: Van Gogh’s Copies after Millet

Lecture

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Van Gogh Museum curator Nienke Bakker will explore Van Gogh’s copies after the French artist Millet, one of which is now on loan to the museums.

Members Tour

Member Event

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

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

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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

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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.

Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, Snow-Covered Field with a Harrow (after Millet), 1890. Oil on canvas. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), s0175V1962, TL41883.

Gallery Talk: Van Gogh’s Late Landscapes

Gallery Talk

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Curator Cassandra Albinson will focus on a landscape painting on loan to the museums from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Still from A Fire in My Belly (Film in Progress) (1986–87; Super 8 mm film; 20:55 min.; color and black and white) by David Wojnarowicz. Courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI). © The Estate of David Wojnarowicz. Courtesy of the Estate of David Wojnarowicz and P.P.O.W.

Transgressions: David Wojnarowicz, Post-Punk Cinema, and Queer Video Activism 

Film

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A rare look at some provocative films by Wojnarowicz and others, followed by a discussion with artist A.K. Burns.

A.K. Burns, still from Survivor’s Remorse, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist. © A.K. Burns, 2018.

Gallery Talk: A.K. Burns’s Survivor’s Remorse

Gallery Talk

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The artist will be on hand to discuss this Lightbox Gallery installation that responds to the life and art of David Wojnarowicz.

Robert Gober, American, Detail from 1978–2000, 1978–2000, printed 2004. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Schneider/Erdman Printer’s Proof Collection, partial gift, and partial purchase through the Margaret Fisher Fund, 2011.202.13. © Robert Gober.

Art Study Center Seminar: The Story of the Print—Photographs from the Schneider/Erdman Printer’s Proof Collection 

Seminar

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Gary Schneider, along with curator Jennifer Quick, will reveal the process and thinking behind the prints he made for renowned photographers.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

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

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Curatorial fellow Melissa Venator will discuss and activate László Moholy-Nagy’s pioneering device from 1930.

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

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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.

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

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The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Independence Day.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

A.K. Burns, Survivor’s Remorse, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist. © A.K. Burns, 2018.

Gallery Talk: A.K. Burns’s Survivor’s Remorse

Gallery Talk

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The talk considers how Survivor’s Remorse responds to the life and art of David Wojnarowicz, part of the Analog Culture exhibition.

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

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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.

Laurie Simmons, American, Walking Camera I (Jimmy the Camera), 1987. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Schneider/Erdman Printer’s Proof Collection, partial gift, and partial purchase through the Margaret Fisher Fund, 2011.437. © Laurie Simmons.

Gallery Talk: Printing as Performance

Gallery Talk

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Curator Jennifer Quick will discuss printer Gary Schneider’s work with artists such as Laurie Simmons, Peter Hujar, and Richard Avedon.

Sakai Dōitsu, Flowers of the Four Seasons, Japanese, Meiji period, late 19th–early 20th century. Two-panel folding screen; ink, colors, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL41932.8.

Gallery Talk: Gardens of the Mind

Gallery Talk

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Fellows Seung Yeon Sang and Wai Yee Chiong will discuss Chinese and Korean “ink flower” paintings and floral scenes by Japanese Rinpa painters.

Still from Kodak (2006) by Tacita Dean. Courtesy of the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris.

Film: Tacita Dean’s Kodak

Film

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Focused on the closing of a motion-picture film factory, Kodak considers the diminishing role of analog film in the world of cinema.

Nam June Paik, American, TV Crown, 1965 (1999 version). 27-in. manipulated television set, audio generators, and audio amplifier. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of the Hakuta Family, 2017.155.

Gallery Talk: Nam June Paik—Art on Television

Gallery Talk

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Research fellow Marina Isgro explores multimedia works in the exhibition Nam June Paik: Screen Play, on view through August 5.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

Cho Hŭi-ryong, Blossoming Plum Tree, Korean, Chosŏn dynasty, mid-19th century. Two vertical panels mounted as hanging scrolls; ink and colors on paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Oriental Art, 2003.86.1, 2003.86.2.

Gallery Talk: Ink Flowers

Gallery Talk

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Curatorial fellow Seung Yeon Sang will discuss the poetic and symbolic qualities of “ink flower” paintings from China and Korea.

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

Tour

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

Nam June Paik, Untitled, 1993–95. Laser print on canvas with Sony Watchman TV, tin robot, acrylic paint, and oil pastel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of the Hakuta Family, 2017.154. © Nam June Paik Estate.

Gallery Talk: Nam June Paik—Art and Play

Gallery Talk

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Curator Mary Schneider Enriquez will discuss the experimental in Nam June Paik’s multimedia works.

© Nic Lehoux

Gallery Talk: The Renovation and Expansion Project

Gallery Talk

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Facilities director Peter Atkinson will take visitors on a tour of the museums, offering highlights of the recent building renovation.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

“Charlotte Moorman, cellist, and Nam June Paik, pianist, performing Mixed Media Opera,” 1968, Town Hall, New York. Collage by Jim McWilliams. Harvard Art Museums Archives, Records of the Howard Wise Gallery (SC 17), folder 363, ARCH.0000.1900.

Gallery Talk: Robot Operas and Human Cellos

Gallery Talk

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Ph.D. candidate Caitlin Schmid will discuss artist Nam June Paik’s musical collaborations.

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

Tour

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

Sandro Botticelli, Italian, The Virgin and Child, c. 1490. Tempera on panel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.105.

Gallery Talk: Cross-Cultural Exchange in Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Gallery Talk

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Curatorial fellow Jessie Park will examine several works to show the exchange of ideas and artistic styles between northern and southern Europe.

John Singer Sargent, American, Demigod, after a Neo-Assyrian Relief in the Louvre, c. 1891. Graphite on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1937.8.143.

Gallery Talk: John Singer Sargent’s Ancient Models

Gallery Talk

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Curators Susanne Ebbinghaus and Miriam Stewart will discuss Sargent’s drawings of ancient Near Eastern sculpture.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

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

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

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Curatorial fellow Melissa Venator will discuss and activate László Moholy-Nagy’s pioneering device from 1930.

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.

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.

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.

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.