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Harvard Art Museums from Home

Experience the Harvard Art Museums from home as we spotlight new stories about our collections and revisit some old favorites.
A flowerpot with a matching basin is set against a gray background. The pot is purple on the outside and a light blue on the inside. There is a dark beige line around the rim of the interior of the pot, just above the blue. Two indented lines run down either side of the pot.

Art Talk: Color in Chinese Numbered Jun Ware Ceramics

Conservator Susan Costello discusses the complex chemistry of the blue-and-purple glazes of numbered Jun ware, a rare form of Chinese ceramics.

At left, a young woman gestures in front of a large expressionist triptych painting. Two people sit on a bench with their backs to the viewer, and a young person is standing at far right. The painting shows many colorful, shadowy figures in a performance.

Virtual Student Guide Tours

Join us live on Zoom for interactive, thematic tours led by Harvard undergraduates from the Ho Family Student Guide Program!

A large rectangular off-white linen textile lies flat on a large table. Four people stand around the table looking at the textile, a set of large windows behind them. The textile has four purple squares in the middle and pairs of purple bands at either end. The central area contains loops of pile fabric with stripes of red, green, and blue loops bordering the purple bands. A man in the background at far right is standing at a table working.

Unraveling the (Production) Secrets of an Egyptian Textile

Conservation fellow Julie Wertz studied a large, early Byzantine textile in our collections to discover how it was produced.

By Julie H. Wertz

Two women look closely at one of several prints displayed on tabletop easels on a large gray table. In the background on a projector screen is an image of a dish decorated in blue and green flowers.

Art Study Center Seminars at Home

We may be closed for now, but we’re bringing our experts to you in a new online series, Art Study Center Seminars at Home.

A woman with long dark hair wearing a blue shirt stands facing a framed blue and gold manuscript folio. She is holding a magnifying glass. Another framed manuscript page is positioned on the wall behind her.

Staff Picks: Curatorial Fellow Shiva Mihan’s Favorite Works of Art

Shiva Mihan tells us why two Islamic folios are her favorite works in the Harvard Art Museums.

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Coloring Ancient Egypt: An Activity Book for Kids of All Ages

Introduce children to the wonders of the ancient world with this new coloring and activity book on art from ancient Egypt.

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Staff Picks: What Art Enthusiasts Can Read, Watch, and Listen to While at Home (Part 3)

More Harvard Art Museums staff share their favorite art-related books, podcasts, and small-screen picks.

A vase with a wide body and tapered neck with two handles, decorated in shallow relief design, features two standing men, a cupid, and a sitting woman with a snake in front of a tree.

Grenville Winthrop’s Portland Vase

Curatorial assistant Casey Monahan’s archival research led to new insight on this celebrated 18th-century vessel by Wedgwood & Sons.

By Casey Kane Monahan

Five young people stand in front of a long table displaying colorful prints. Rosenblatt, with reddish-brown hair wearing a gray puffy jacket and black pants, is in the foreground. He is looking down at a print that a man on the other side of the table is

New Prints for Students, Chosen by Students

Three members of the museums’ Student Board had a chance last fall to help select prints for the Student Print Rental Program.

By Chris Chow, Yong Han Poh, Daniel Rosenblatt

This detail from a hanging scroll shows a gray and white puppy playing with a black and white puppy beside a bamboo plant. A third puppy sits and observes them.

Art Talk: Painting Edo and the Transcendence of Laughter

Join graduate student intern Leah Justin-Jinich for a deep dive into a unique set of Zen paintings from our special exhibition, Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection.