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Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Gallery Talk: Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Take a closer look at our special exhibition, which highlights the vibrant visual culture of Japan’s early modern era.

Close-up of a glass muller being used to combine the pigment carmine lake with linseed oil to make a red paint.

Materials Lab Workshop: Investigating Color in Art

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Explore questions and challenges related to the materiality of color in art works, such as the alteration of color over time.

Courtesy of the Woodberry Poetry Room.

VOCARIUM Reading: Natalie Diaz and Ocean Vuong

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for a reading with award-winning poets Natalie Diaz and Ocean Vuong, presented in collaboration with the Woodberry Poetry Room.

Matteo di Giovanni, Italian, Saint Jerome in His Study, 1482. Tempera and oil on panel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Edward W. Forbes in memory of his father, William Hathaway Forbes, 1966.3.

Gallery Talk: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join curatorial fellow Jen Thum on a hunt for fantastic beasts in works throughout our collections.

Willem van Haecht I, Netherlandish, after Frans Floris, Netherlandish, Allegory on the Pacification of Ghent, 1577. Engraving. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Robert Bradford Wheaton and Barbara Ketcham Wheaton, 2006.166.

Art Study Center Seminar: Publishing Prints in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th Centuries [AT CAPACITY]

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Nadine M. Orenstein from the Met will discuss the role of print publishers in the creation and circulation of prints throughout Europe.

Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Circle of Friends Event: Coffee with Curators [AT CAPACITY]

Friend Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We invite our Friends for a special coffee in the courtyard and a talk about our Painting Edo exhibition.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Gallery Talk: Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Take a closer look at our special exhibition, which highlights the vibrant visual culture of Japan’s early modern era.

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

Midday Organ Recital: James Wetzel

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Robert Smithson, American, Asphalt on Sulphur Fragments, 1969. Graphite, colored crayons, and felt tip ink on white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky, 1998.86. Art © Estate of Robert Smithson/Licensed by VAGA, New York, N.Y.

Gallery Talk: Draw Me a . . . Landscape

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Focusing on a Robert Smithson drawing, curator Joachim Homann considers the relationship between a drawn landscape and the site it depicts.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Covered tripod vessel, Chinese, Han dynasty, 2nd–1st century BCE. Earthenware with cold painted pigments. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial gift of the Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation and partial purchase through the Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Oriental Art, 2006.170.171.

Gallery Talk: A Closer Look at Funerary Ceramics from the Han Period

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join scientists and conservators for a closer look at a selection of colorful Chinese ceramics from Han period tombs.

Fragment of a sarcophagus lid: Animal fight, Roman, Late Roman imperial period, 3rd century CE. Proconnesian marble. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of The Hagop Kevorkian Foundation in memory of Hagop Kevorkian, 1975.41.115.

Gallery Talk: Beast Mode

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Frances Gallart Marques will discuss the enduring and problematic allure of animal fights in art and entertainment.

Photo by Stefan Ruiz for The New York Times Style Magazine.

Artist Dorothea Rockburne in Conversation

Lecture

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Rockburne discusses drawing as a form of intellectual inquiry, with curator Joachim Homann and Bowdoin professor Jennifer Taback.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Scott Hyslop

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Photo: Tim Correira.

Circle of Friends Gallery Tour

Friend Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Friends of the Harvard Art Museums, come discover the collections on tours through select galleries while the museums are closed to the public.

Group of Polygnotos, Nolan amphora, storage jar: Demeter and Triptolemos, Greek, c. 450–440 BCE. Red-figure terracotta. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Frederick M. Watkins, 1959.187.

Gallery Talk: Spring Is Here!

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join curator Amy Brauer to explore the myths and images of the changing season and meet Demeter, goddess of fertility.

Tawaraya Sōri, Autumn Maple Trees, Japanese, Edo period, second half 18th century. Six-panel folding screen; ink, color, and gold on paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.39.

The Feinberg Collection: Six Works

Symposium

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

In a lively debate-style format, scholars from Harvard and beyond will engage six key works from the Feinberg Collection.

Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Gallery Talk: Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Take a closer look at our special exhibition, which highlights the vibrant visual culture of Japan’s early modern era.

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 Lauren Hanson will discuss and activate this experimental device from 1930 by László Moholy-Nagy, a Bauhaus pioneer.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Michał Szostak

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Manufactured by Wedgwood, British, after James Tassie, British, The Dipping of Achilles, late 18th century. White jasperware body with blue glaze back and front surmounted by green jasperware border; figures and decoration in white relief. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.1176.

Art Study Center Seminar: “Beautiful forms and compositions are not made by chance”—Arts and Industry in Europe, 1750–1900

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Casey Monahan and Gabriella Szalay will explore the unprecedented collaboration between artists and entrepreneurs in the 18th century.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Close-up of a glass muller being used to combine the pigment carmine lake with linseed oil to make a red paint.

Materials Lab Workshop: Investigating Color in Art

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Explore questions and challenges related to the materiality of color in art works, such as the alteration of color over time.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Gallery Talk: Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Take a closer look at our special exhibition, which highlights the vibrant visual culture of Japan’s early modern era.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Justan Foster

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Modern forgery of an ancient clay figurine. Standing woman (modern copy), 19th–20th century. Terracotta. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Misses Norton, 1920.44.98

Art Study Center Seminar: Terracotta Figurines from Antiquity into Modernity

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curatorial fellow Frances Gallart Marques will explore the discovery, appropriation, and enduring appeal of ancient terracotta figurines.

Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Tour: Painting Edo–Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an hourlong, in-depth look at our special exhibition, which highlights the vibrant visual culture of Japan’s early modern era.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

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 several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Photo: Tim Correira.

Circle of Friends Gallery Tour

Friend Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Friends of the Harvard Art Museums, come discover the collections on tours through select galleries while the museums are closed to the public.

Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Gallery Talk: Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Take a closer look at our special exhibition, which highlights the vibrant visual culture of Japan’s early modern era.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Cheryl Van Ornam

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

Claude Monet, French, Two Men Fishing, 1883. Black crayon and scratchwork on paper coated with gesso and incised with fine vertical lines for reproduction by gillotage. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs, 1965.312.

Art Study Center Seminar: Drawn Together—Conviviality in European Drawings

Seminar

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Drawings curator Joachim Homann will discuss a selection of drawings that exemplify companionship.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Gallery Talk: Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Take a closer look at our special exhibition, which highlights the vibrant visual culture of Japan’s early modern era.

Close-up of a glass muller being used to combine the pigment carmine lake with linseed oil to make a red paint.

Materials Lab Workshop: Investigating Color in Art

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Explore questions and challenges related to the materiality of color in art works, such as the alteration of color over time.

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

Midday Organ Recital: Joseph Ripka

Performance

29 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA

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

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 Lauren Hanson will discuss and activate this experimental device from 1930 by László Moholy-Nagy, a Bauhaus pioneer.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Student Guide Tour

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these tours focused on several objects in our collections.

Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Gallery Talk: Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Take a closer look at our special exhibition, which highlights the vibrant visual culture of Japan’s early modern era.

Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Gallery Talk: Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Take a closer look at our special exhibition, which highlights the vibrant visual culture of Japan’s early modern era.

Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Tour: Painting Edo–Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

Tour

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an hourlong, in-depth look at our special exhibition, which highlights the vibrant visual culture of Japan’s early modern era.

Dorothea Lange, American, Turpentine Worker, DuPont, Georgia, 1937. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 2.2002.2982.

Gallery Talk: Dorothea Lange and Depression-Era America

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join curatorial fellow Katherine Mintie to discuss several of Dorothea Lange’s iconic photographs of the Great Depression.

Close-up of a glass muller being used to combine the pigment carmine lake with linseed oil to make a red paint.

Materials Lab Workshop: Investigating Color in Art

Workshop

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Explore questions and challenges related to the materiality of color in art works, such as the alteration of color over time.

Photo: Tim Correira.

Circle of Friends Gallery Tour

Friend Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Friends of the Harvard Art Museums, come discover the collections on tours through select galleries while the museums are closed to the public.

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.

Maruyama Ōkyo, Peacock and Peonies, Japanese, Edo period, 1768. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.17. Photo: John Tsantes and Neil Greentree; © Robert Feinberg.

Gallery Talk: Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Take a closer look at our special exhibition, which highlights the vibrant visual culture of Japan’s early modern era.

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 Lauren Hanson will discuss and activate this experimental device from 1930 by László Moholy-Nagy, a Bauhaus pioneer.

Photo: Tim Correira.

Circle of Friends Gallery Tour

Friend Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Friends of the Harvard Art Museums, come discover the collections on tours through select galleries while the museums are closed to the public.