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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

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Memorial Day.

Prepared by Charles Willson Peale, Long Eared Owl (Asio otus) (detail), 1786–1827. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ornithology Department, Harvard University, 67850.
Photo: Jeremiah Trimble; Courtesy of the Ornithology Department, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University; © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Gallery Talk: Philosophy Chamber Conversations – Art, Science, and Revolution

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Ethan Lasser will discuss works featured in our Philosophy Chamber exhibition, on view May 19–December 31, 2017.

Assembly of Literary Figures, folio from an album of the Mughal emperor Jahangir, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Shaybanid period, 1525–45, and India, probably Agra, Mughal period, c. 1615. Ink, colors, and gold on paper.
Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence, TL41534.7.

Cracking the Code: Glimpses into the Making of a Mughal Album Folio from the I Tatti Collection

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Scholar Laura E. Parodi will discuss how this impressive folio was produced, in conjunction with our exhibition of Persian manuscripts.

Image courtesy of Francis Gerard and Totem Media.

Film and Discussion: Forbidden City: The Great Within

Film

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

This documentary dramatizes scenes of daily life at the famed imperial palace complex during the Qing dynasty (1644–1911) in Beijing.

Members Open House

Member Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

As a special thank you, we’re inviting members to bring two additional adult guests for free today.

Poster for Persian Calligraphy, Miniatures, Pottery, Textiles, November–December, Fogg Art Museum, 1934.
Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Archives Open House: Persian Art at the Fogg Museum, 1900–1950

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard Art Museums staff will present selections from the archives, in conjunction with our exhibition on Persian art from Villa I Tatti.

Renée Sintenis, Daphne, 1930. Bronze. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Mrs. Charles L. Kuhn, BR59.49.
© Renée Sintenis/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Germany.

Gallery Talk: Expressions in Bronze

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial assistant Dakota DeVos will explore a range of objects in bronze.

Agnes Mongan in Mexico, 1945. Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Cambridge Open Archives

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

As part of this annual event, Harvard Art Museums staff will present selections from our archives.

Agnes Mongan in Mexico, 1945. Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Cambridge Open Archives

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

As part of this annual event, Harvard Art Museums staff will present selections from our archives.

Lobed Flowerpot with Bracketed Foliate Rim, Chinese, probably 15th century. Numbered Jun ware: light gray stoneware with variegated purple and blue glaze; with Chinese numeral 3 (san) inscribed on base before firing.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane, 1942.185.5.

Materials Lab Workshop: Shaping Chinese Jun Ware

Workshop

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Cambridge, MA

Participants will be able to form their own planter based on a ceramic flowerpot in our Jun ware 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.

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.

Lobed Quatrefoil Flowerpot and Basin with Four Cloud Scroll Feet, Chinese, probably 15th century. Numbered Jun ware: light gray stoneware with variegated magenta and blue glaze; with Chinese numeral 1 inscribed on base before firing; “Palace of Double Glory” (Chonghua gong) inscription incised on base at a later date.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane, 1942.185.56.1 (flowerpot); 1942.185.56.2 (basin).

Gallery Talk (in Mandarin Chinese): Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Today’s gallery talk, about our Jun ware exhibition, will be offered in Mandarin Chinese, by curatorial assistant Yan Yang.

Lobed Quatrefoil Flowerpot and Basin with Four Cloud Scroll Feet, Chinese, probably 15th century. Numbered Jun ware: light gray stoneware with variegated magenta and blue glaze; with Chinese numeral 1 inscribed on base before firing; “Palace of Double Glory” (Chonghua gong) inscription incised on base at a later date.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane, 1942.185.56.1 (flowerpot); 1942.185.56.2 (basin).

Gallery Talk (in Mandarin Chinese): Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Today’s gallery talk, about our Jun ware exhibition, will be offered in Mandarin Chinese, by curatorial assistant Yan Yang.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Labor Day.