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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.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Through the summer, the Art Study Center will welcome walk-ins from 1 to 4pm.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Young Girl Reading, c. 1770. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mrs. Mellon Bruce in memory of her father, Andrew W. Mellon, 1961.16.1, TL41716.

Gallery Talk: Fragonard in Detail

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an up-close look at Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s Young Girl Reading, on loan from the National Gallery in Washington.

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.

Chess versus Backgammon, Afghanistan, Herat, Timurid period, 1427. Ink, colors, and silver and gold on paper. Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence, TL41534.1.12.

Gallery Talk: Materials and Techniques of Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Penley Knipe and Katherine Eremin will reveal discoveries made while conserving these paintings for a new exhibition.

Aerial view of the Temple of Artemis at the Sardis site, captured by a drone. Photo © Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/Harvard University.

Lightbox Gallery Talk: The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

In honor of the Day of Archaeology, Theresa Huntsman will present stunning drone footage from the Sardis excavation 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.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Young Girl Reading, c. 1770. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gift of Mrs. Mellon Bruce in memory of her father, Andrew W. Mellon, 1961.16.1.

Fragonard’s Young Girl Reading: New Perspectives

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Recent analysis of this well-known work, on loan from the National Gallery, has yielded exciting discoveries.

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.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Through the summer, the Art Study Center will welcome walk-ins from 1 to 4pm.

Lightbox Gallery Talk: Interacting with Collections

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Learn how the Harvard Art Museums are using data visualization and analysis techniques to uncover the hidden lives of museum collections.

Christopher Wilmarth, Saint, 1981. Etching in black ink with cut-out. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of the Estate of Susan Wilmarth, 2014.205.

Gallery Talk: Christopher Wilmarth in the Harvard Art Museums

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Sarah Kianovsky, who curated the current Wilmarth exhibition, will discuss works by this 20th-century artist.

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.

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.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Through the summer, the Art Study Center will welcome walk-ins from 1 to 4pm.

John Smibert, after Anthony van Dyck, Cardinal Guido Bentivoglio, c. 1719–20. Oil on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of John Trumbull to Harvard College, 1791, 1969.50.

Gallery Talk: Philosophy Chamber Conversations—Color and Line

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Laura Turner Igoe will discuss works featured in our Philosophy Chamber exhibition.

Video still of Nobody’s Listening, by Sarah Newman and Rachel Kalmar.

Lightbox Gallery Talk: Artificial Intelligence in Art and Design

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

In a series of talks, members of metaLab (at) Harvard and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society explore the cultural dimensions of AI.

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.

Video still of Turing’s Mill, by Matthew Battles.

Lightbox Gallery Talk: Artificial Intelligence in Art and Design

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

In a series of talks, members of metaLab (at) Harvard and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society explore the cultural dimensions of AI.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Video still of Color Rx, by Maia Leandra.

Lightbox Gallery Talk: Artificial Intelligence in Art and Design

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

In a series of talks, members of metaLab (at) Harvard and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society explore the cultural dimensions of AI.

Video still of AI Senses, by Kim Albrecht.

Lightbox Gallery Talk: Artificial Intelligence in Art and Design

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

In a series of talks, members of metaLab (at) Harvard and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society explore the cultural dimensions of AI.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Through the summer, the Art Study Center will welcome walk-ins from 1 to 4pm.

Attributed to The Berlin Painter, Neck Amphora (storage jar): Triton with Scepter and Dolphin; Woman Running, c. 490 BCE. Terracotta. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Edward P. Warren, Esq., 1927.150.

Gallery Talk: Tales of Ancient Art—Exploring Myths and Legends from the Past

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curator Amy Brauer will consider gods and heroes from ancient Greece and the vessels they adorn.

Master of the Argonaut Panels, The Judgment of Paris, c. 1480. Tempera on panel, transferred to canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Meta and Paul J. Sachs, 1928.169.

Gallery Talk: The Revival of Antiquity in Renaissance Art

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Learn how Renaissance artists referenced classical themes in this talk by research curator Danielle Carrabino.

W. & S. Jones, Jones’s Most Improved and Solar Compound Microscope, c. 1798; drawer removed from box, displaying slides, mounted specimens, and accessories. Brass, glass, and mahogany, with slides of paper and organic materials. Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University, 1184, TL1679.6.
Photo: Courtesy of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. TL41679.6.4.

Gallery Talk: Philosophy Chamber Conversations—Virtual Realities

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Elizabeth Athens, assistant curator at the Worcester Art Museum, will discuss works featured in our Philosophy Chamber exhibition.

Art Study Center Open Hours

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Through the summer, the Art Study Center will welcome walk-ins from 1 to 4pm.

Gallery Talk: The Color Red in 17th-Century Europe

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Jessie Park will discuss the sources of the pigment, how European artists used it, and what it symbolized.

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
Cambridge, MA

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

Johannes Bronckhorst, Two East Indian Birds, 17th century. Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on parchment, framing line in brown ink. The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gift of George S. Abrams in memory of Anthony Lewis, Harvard Class of 1948, 2013.171.

Gallery Talk: Nature and Artifice in the Dutch Golden Age

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

How did 17th-century Dutch artists incorporate the artificial into their depictions of nature?

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.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Labor Day.