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Black and white graphic shows “Being and Belonging” and “Day With(out) Art 2022.”
This graphic shows white text over a solid black background. Text in large capital letters reads “Being and Belonging.” In smaller letters below, the text reads “Day With(out) Art 2022.”

Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art 2022: Being & Belonging

Film

Online

The Harvard Art Museums are proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2022 by presenting Being & Belonging.

A group of people chat, holding drinks, at a gathering in a courtyard.
Photo: Caitlin Cunningham Photography

Harvard Art Museums at Night

Special Event

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re keeping our doors open late for an evening of art, fun, food, and more!

A chalk drawing of a polar bear standing on all four paws on a patch of ice and snow.
Nicolas Maréchal, French, Ursus Maritimus (Polar Bear), 18th century. Black chalk, extensively stumped, on off-white paper, partial framing lines in black in, laid down. The Horvitz Collection, Wilmington, Del., D-F-1456, TL42410.6. Photo © The Horvitz Collection, Wilmington, Del.

Creature Feature: Dare to Know

Gallery Talk

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for this in-person family-friendly talk to discover the art of natural history in Dare to Know.

An interior courtyard features a suspended metal artwork. One level of the courtyard has stone arches, and the second level has walls of glass.
Photo: Caitlin Murphy

Harvard Piano Society Winter Recital

Performance

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join the Harvard College Piano Society for their annual winter recital in the Harvard Art Museums’ Calderwood Courtyard!

Portrait of a woman with brown eyes, black hair, and a white garment on a rectangular wooden panel.
Portrait of a woman, Egypt, probably from Philadelphia (near er-Rubayat), second half 2nd century CE. Support: native Egyptian sycamore fig (Ficus sycomorus), willow wood (Salix species); binder: animal glue; pigments: bassanite, anhydrite, alunite, red and yellow ochres, bone black, carbon black, madder lake, red lead. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 1939.111.

Materials Lab Workshop: Making Faces [AT CAPACITY]

Workshop

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Interested in art of the ancient world? Explore ancient painting processes and make your own copy of a Roman-period funerary portrait.

An engraving of the moon against a solid black background.
John Russell, British, Lunar Planisphere, Hypothetical Oblique Light, 1806. Stipple and line engraving on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, TL42412.2.

Gallery Talk: Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment

Gallery Talk

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for a focused talk on British artist John Russell’s portrayals of the moon, with Ph.D. candidate Kacper Koleda.

Three puppets resembling animals stand together in front of snowy buildings.
© Buena Vista Pictures. Photo: Photofest.

Screens for Teens: The Muppet Christmas Carol

Film

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Kick off the holiday season by taking the family to see this puppet extravaganza based on Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol.

A bound book cover made of red leather with marbled decoration.
William Playfair, Scottish, The History of Jacobinism, Its Crimes and Perfidies, 1795. Red leather and marble bound book with etchings and engravings. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Patrice Higonnet, M21315.1–33.

Gallery Talk: Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment

Gallery Talk

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for a focused talk on 18th-century book binding in the exhibition Dare to Know, with conservation technician Yi Bin Liang.

A color print portrays the muscular system of a woman’s back.
Jacques-Fabien Gautier d’Agoty, French, “Muscles of the Back,” plate 14 from Myologie complette en couleur et grandeur naturelle (Complete Scientific Study of Muscles in Color and Life-Size), 1746. Color mezzotint. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with the SmithKline Beckman Corporation Fund, 1968, 1968-25-79n, TL42415.2. Image: Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Exhibition Tour: Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join exhibition curator Elizabeth Rudy for an in-depth tour of Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment.

Portrait of a woman with brown eyes, black hair, and a white garment on a rectangular wooden panel.
Portrait of a woman, Egypt, probably from Philadelphia (near er-Rubayat), second half 2nd century CE. Support: native Egyptian sycamore fig (Ficus sycomorus), willow wood (Salix species); binder: animal glue; pigments: bassanite, anhydrite, alunite, red and yellow ochres, bone black, carbon black, madder lake, red lead. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 1939.111.

Gallery Talk: Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt

Gallery Talk

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join Susanne Ebbinghaus and Georgina Rayner to explore the original context, materials, and making of funerary portraits from Egypt.

A curator speaks to an audience in front of paintings with intricately shaped frames on a wall.
Photo: R. Leopoldina Torres

Gallery Talk

Gallery Talk

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join museum staff for a fresh look at objects in the collections through the lens of various topics.

This black and white photograph shows a contemporary sculpture comprising several metal discs and rods of varying shapes.
László Moholy-Nagy, American, 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.

Gallery Talk: Activation of Moholy-Nagy’s Light Prop for an Electric Stage

Gallery Talk

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join staff as they discuss and activate this experimental device from 1930 by László Moholy-Nagy, a Bauhaus pioneer.

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 Eve.

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.

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 remain closed in observance of the Christmas holiday.

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 Eve.

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.

A color print portrays the muscular system of a woman’s back.
Jacques-Fabien Gautier d’Agoty, French, “Muscles of the Back,” plate 14 from Myologie complette en couleur et grandeur naturelle (Complete Scientific Study of Muscles in Color and Life-Size), 1746. Color mezzotint. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with the SmithKline Beckman Corporation Fund, 1968, 1968-25-79n, TL42415.2. Image: Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Exhibition Tour: Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join exhibition curator Elizabeth Rudy for an in-depth tour of Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment.

A view from above of one side of a courtyard with three levels. The bottom two levels have arches, and a few people can be seen in the main floor of the courtyard. A large metal sculpture consisting of several interlocking triangles hangs from the ceiling.
© Peter Vanderwarker

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed to conduct yearly maintenance and testing of our building at 32 Quincy Street.

A view from above of one side of a courtyard with three levels. The bottom two levels have arches, and a few people can be seen in the main floor of the courtyard. A large metal sculpture consisting of several interlocking triangles hangs from the ceiling.
© Peter Vanderwarker

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed to conduct yearly maintenance and testing of our building at 32 Quincy Street.

A view from above of one side of a courtyard with three levels. The bottom two levels have arches, and a few people can be seen in the main floor of the courtyard. A large metal sculpture consisting of several interlocking triangles hangs from the ceiling.
© Peter Vanderwarker

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed to conduct yearly maintenance and testing of our building at 32 Quincy Street.

A view from above of one side of a courtyard with three levels. The bottom two levels have arches, and a few people can be seen in the main floor of the courtyard. A large metal sculpture consisting of several interlocking triangles hangs from the ceiling.
© Peter Vanderwarker

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed to conduct yearly maintenance and testing of our building at 32 Quincy Street.

The faces of two people, both smiling, appear in a cut-out display of a painting showing two figures embracing each other. The painted figure at left wears a velvet dress; the figure at right wears a blue silk cape.
Photo: Caitlin Cunningham Photography

Harvard Art Museums at Night

Special Event

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re keeping our doors open late for an evening of art, fun, food, and more!

A curator gestures at an artwork on a wall in front of several visitors.
Photo: R. Leopoldina Torres

Gallery Talk

Gallery Talk

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join museum staff for a fresh look at objects in the collections through the lens of various topics.

A large, colorful painting of a Black man holding a palette and paintbrush can be seen through an interior entryway to a museum gallery,. Above the entryway reads “Fogg Museum.” A person is walking in front of the painting. Outside the gallery space is a woman walking toward the left.
Photo: Caitlin Cunningham Photography

Harvard Art Museums at Night

Special Event

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re keeping our doors open late for an evening of art, fun, food, and more!

A staff member and visitors look at several objects displayed on a wall.

Gallery Talk

Gallery Talk

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join museum staff for a fresh look at objects in the collections through the lens of various topics.

A courtyard full of people chatting, with paintings on display in the upper level.
Photo: Caitlin Cunningham Photography

Harvard Art Museums at Night

Special Event

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re keeping our doors open late for an evening of art, fun, food, and more!

A curator gestures at a sculpture in a sunlit gallery.
Photo: R. Leopoldina Torres

Gallery Talk

Gallery Talk

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join museum staff for a fresh look at objects in the collections through the lens of various topics.

In a museum gallery, a woman walks toward a large religious painting, while two people chat on a bench in front of it.
Photo: Caitlin Cunningham Photography

Harvard Art Museums at Night

Special Event

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re keeping our doors open late for an evening of art, fun, food, and more!

A man leads a talk in a gallery in front of a large audience.
Photo: R. Leopoldina Torres

Gallery Talk

Gallery Talk

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join museum staff for a fresh look at objects in the collections through the lens of various topics.

In the corner of a gallery, two people stand near a painting; one of them points toward it.
Photo: Caitlin Cunningham Photography

Harvard Art Museums at Night

Special Event

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re keeping our doors open late for an evening of art, fun, food, and more!

Several people in a museum arcade, some of whom are looking at works on the wall.
Photo: Caitlin Cunningham Photography

Harvard Art Museums at Night

Special Event

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

We’re keeping our doors open late for an evening of art, fun, food, and more!