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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.

Bull rhyton, Cypriot, 14th–13th century BCE. Painted terracotta, Base Ring ware. From Tomb 15 at Maroni (Cyprus). The British Museum, London, Excavated by the British Museum, 1898,1201.142 (A45). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Tour (in Spanish): Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an in-depth tour, offered in Spanish, as well as a visit to the Art Study Center for a close-up view of related objects.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Jin Kyung Lim

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 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: Ancient Faces

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Jen Thum will take a close look at portraits from the ancient world.

Hippolyte (Paul) Delaroche, French, Ladies in Theatre Costume, c. 1834. Graphite, watercolor, and white gouache on tan wove paper, darkened. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Mrs. C. C. Felton in loving memory of her husband, the late C. C. Felton, and his brother, Thomas Cary Felton, 1969.51.

Delaroche’s Egyptian Excursion: Following the Course of Moses Exposed on the Nile

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Professor Stephen Bann, from the University of Bristol, will discuss the drawings Paul Delaroche created for a painting that has disappeared.

Bucchero chalice with impressed animal frieze, Etruscan, 625 BCE–575 BCE. Terracotta. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University, 2007.104.30.

Art Study Center Seminar: Etruscan Art—For This Life and the Next [CANCELED]

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Etruscan art specialist Theresa Huntsman will explore the illustrious art of the Etruscans—from ceramics to gold jewelry to tomb paintings.

Animation Show of Shows

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re screening 16 funny, thought-provoking, and fascinating short animations, as part of the 20th annual Animation Show of Shows.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Bull rhyton, Cypriot, 14th–13th century BCE. Painted terracotta, Base Ring ware. From Tomb 15 at Maroni (Cyprus). The British Museum, London, Excavated by the British Museum, 1898,1201.142 (A45). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

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

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

To celebrate International Archaeology Day, join us for an in-depth, hourlong tour of our Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

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.

Portland Vase, c. 1795. Manufactured by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons. Jasperware. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.1181.

Gallery Talk: 18th-Century European Ceramics

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial assistant Casey Monahan will explore these elegant vessels.

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.

Théodore Géricault, French, Cattle Market, 1818–19. Oil on paper mounted on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.242.

Tour: Mutiny: Works by Géricault

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an hourlong tour of Mutiny: Works by Géricault, with guest speaker Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer, from the University of Delaware.

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.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Brandon Santini

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French, Odalisque with a Slave, 1839–40. Oil on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.251.

Gallery Talk: Orientalism

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Jen Thum explores how European artists exoticized Eastern cultures in their work.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Harvard undergraduate Maria Boyle ’20 (right) and Sevinç Akça conserve an ancient Roman mosaic at Sardis, the archaeological site in western Turkey.

Archaeological Exploration of Sardis

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us as museums staff and Harvard faculty and students share their experiences of working at the ancient site in western Turkey.

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
Cambrige, MA

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

Looped Fragment with Rabbit, Coptic, Byzantine period, 4th–7th century. Wool and linen, tapestry weave set into fabric of linen loops. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Department of the Classics, Harvard University, Bequest of John H. Treat Esq., 1977.216.2208.

Gallery Talk: Textiles from the Crypt! Funerary Art of Late Antique Egypt

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us on Halloween eve to learn about textiles and other objects that illuminate the ancient Egyptian funerary art tradition.

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.

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

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an in-depth tour of our special exhibition as well as a visit to the Art Study Center for a close-up view of related objects.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Beth Elswick

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Rhyton forepart in the form of a centaur, Hellenistic, c. 160 BCE. Silver, partially gilded. From Falerii Novi (Civita Castellana, Italy). Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, VIIa 49. © KHM-Museumsverband.

Off-Site Materials Lab Workshop: Hands-On Silverworking Demonstration [AT CAPACITY]

Workshop

224 Western Avenue
Allston, MA

Silversmith Adam Whitney will apply traditional techniques used in silver objects in our special exhibition, at the Harvard Ceramics Program.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Deer head rhyton depicting griffins attacking a bull, probably Black Sea area, c. 350 BCE. Silver, partially gilded. From the Golyamata Mogila, Zlatinitsa (Bulgaria). National Archaeological Institute with Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria, 8620. Photo: Krasimir Georgiev. © National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia.

Between Art and Asset: Silver Vessels from Antiquity to Today

Symposium

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This symposium will bring together art historians, a conservator, a numismatist, and a silversmith to explore the enduring appeal of silver.

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 Day: 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.

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

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an in-depth, hourlong tour of our Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Théodore Géricault, French, Lithographic printing matrix for Lion Devouring a Horse, 1820–21. Lithographic ink on prepared paper (“stone paper”) mounted to paper board. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hofer, 1960.98.

Gallery Talk: Géricault’s Stone Paper

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Conservator Christina Taylor will explore stone paper prints by Théodore Géricault, the Romantic period’s most influential artist.

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.

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.

Corinne Wasmuht, German, 50 U Heinrich-Heine-Str., 2009. Oil on wood. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Ann and Graham Gund in honor of Martha Tedeschi, 2016.387.

Corinne Wasmuht: The Speed of Painting

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

German artist Corinne Wasmuht will discuss her early work as well as her recent paintings, which explore digital imagery and public space.

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.

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.

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.

Ram head mug depicting symposium of the mythical kings of Athens, signed by the potter Charinos, attributed to the Triptolemos Painter. Greek, Attic, c. 480 BCE. Terracotta, red-figure technique. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund, 79.100. Photo: Travis Fullerton. © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.

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

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an in-depth tour of our special exhibition as well as a visit to the Art Study Center for a close-up view of related objects.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Angela Kraft Kross

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Timothy H. O’Sullivan, American, Chesterfield Bridge, North Anna, Virginia, 1864. From Alexander Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War (1866). Albumen silver print. Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Melvin R. Seiden, P1982.321.

Art Study Center Seminar: The Wall, the Page, the Album—Reading the Photograph in Context

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Makeda Best and conservation fellow Laura Panadero will discuss several factors that affect a photograph’s function and interpretation.

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.

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.

Harry Annas, American, Untitled-boy kneeling with turkey, man standing by, 1947. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, American Professional Photographers Collection, 4.2002.11245.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Thanksgiving.

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.

Rhyton with the forepart of a stag, Parthian, 1st century BCE–1st century CE. Partially gilded silver, garnet, and glass. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 86.AM.753. Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

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

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an in-depth tour of our special exhibition as well as a visit to the Art Study Center for a close-up view of related objects.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Carson Cooman

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

One of the Ten Kings of Hell, Chinese, Ming dynasty, 15th–16th century. Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk; one scroll from a set of 10 paintings. Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Claudia Brown and Emily Rabiner in memory of Donald N. Rabiner and in honor of Robert D. Mowry, 2002.57.

Art Study Center Seminar: Reigning over a Hellish Bureaucracy—The Ten Kings of Hell

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Wai Yee Chiong and Penley Knipe will explore key East Asian works depicting the Kings of Hell and the structure of the underworld.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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 Day: 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.

Bull rhyton, Cypriot, 14th–13th century BCE. Painted terracotta, Base Ring ware. From Tomb 15 at Maroni (Cyprus). The British Museum, London, Excavated by the British Museum, 1898,1201.142 (A45). © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

Tour (in Spanish): Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an in-depth tour, offered in Spanish, as well as a visit to the Art Study Center for a close-up view of related objects.

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.

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.

Rhyton forepart in the form of a centaur, Hellenistic, c. 160 BCE. Silver, partially gilded. From Falerii Novi (Civita Castellana, Italy). Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, VIIa 49. © KHM-Museumsverband.

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

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an in-depth tour of our special exhibition as well as a visit to the Art Study Center for a close-up view of related objects.

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.

Fogg Interior Courtyard with Christmas Tree, 1962. Photographs of the Harvard Art Museums, 1927–2001 (HC 22), file 2.24 (6/9). Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed on Christmas Day.

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.

Larry Fink, New Year’s Eve Party, American Legion, Bangor, January 1980, printed 1983. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous gift, 2013.105. © Larry Fink.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed on New Year’s Day.

Deer head rhyton depicting griffins attacking a bull, probably Black Sea area, c. 350 BCE. Silver, partially gilded. National Archaeological Institute with Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria, 8620. Photo: Krasimir Georgiev. © National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia.

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

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an in-depth, hourlong tour of our 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 Day: 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.

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

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an in-depth, hourlong tour of our Animal-Shaped Vessels exhibition.