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In a gallery, a four people surround a metal sculpture of a woman in a ballet pose. They all smile, and one gestures toward the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

In a gallery, five people face a wall covered in floral tiles, their backs turned away from the camera. They look closely at one large tile, one of them gesturing toward a detail.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

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

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.

In a gallery, a person gestures toward a wide painting of horses in a landscape. Students surround the guide as they also look upon the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

A young woman gestures toward a large-scale painted abstract triptych. To her right, another visitor closely looks at the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

Two young women sit together in a waiting room.
© Focus Features

Screens for Teens: Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Film

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Watch an award-winning film about two teenage girls who travel to seek medical help after an unintended pregnancy.

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

Curator Lynette Roth will discuss and activate this experimental device from 1930 by László Moholy-Nagy, a Bauhaus pioneer.

Portrait of a woman with brown eyes and dark hair on a fragmented wooden panel.
Fragmentary portrait of a woman, Egypt, second half 2nd century CE. Support: imported European lime wood (Tilia europaea); binder: beeswax; pigments: lead white, red and yellow ochres, carbon black, natrojarosite, Egyptian blue. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. A. Kingsley Potter, 1946.44.

Conversations around Funerary Portraits

Special Event

Online

Join Kathleen Coleman and Jen Thum for a virtual conversation on how grief is expressed in ancient Egyptian portraits and teaching about loss.

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 on the last Thursday of every month for an evening of art, fun, food, and more!

A print depicts a male corpse being publicly dissected by three men, while a group of scholars sit behind the dissection table and talk among themselves.
William Hogarth, British, The Reward of Cruelty, from The Four Stages of Cruelty, 1751. Etching and engraving. Fogg Museum/Gray Collection of Engravings Fund, G9035.

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 talk about a series of William Hogarth prints featured in the exhibition Dare to Know, with curatorial assistant Sam Nehila.

In a gallery, a person stands in front of an artwork, her hands clasped together. Three visitors surround her and the artwork.
Photo: Matthew Monteith

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

In a gallery, a person points at a detail in a painting of a woman sitting at a table. Students surround the guide as they also look upon the work.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

In a gallery, a four people surround a metal sculpture of a woman in a ballet pose. They all smile, and one gestures toward the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

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.

In a gallery, five people face a wall covered in floral tiles, their backs turned away from the camera. They look closely at one large tile, one of them gesturing toward a detail.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

An oil-painted study of several partial figures with studies of hands and legs.
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French, Studies for the “Martyrdom of Saint Symphorien” (Saint, Mother, and Proconsul), 1833. Oil over graphite and red chalk (stylus transfer), squared in graphite, on canvas, backed by a wood panel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.245.

Art Talk Live: A Study of a Study

Gallery Talk

Online

Join Sam Nehila as he explores how a sketch is not always a precursor to a finished work of art.

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 Kate Smith and Jen Thum to explore the original context, materials, and making of funerary portraits from Egypt.

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.

“Mummy Portraits” of Roman Egypt: Status, Ethnicity, and Magic

Special Event

Online and In-Person
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us online or in person at Harvard’s Geological Lecture Hall to discuss the context and function of funerary portraits.

A photograph of two porcelain sculptures, one a figural sculpture and the other an abstract sculpture.
Polymnia, c. 1744–45, a porcelain figurine from the collection of the Busch-Reisinger Museum beside Arlene Shechet’s Sexy Baby Eyes, 2012; © Arlene Shechet. Image courtesy of the artist.

Disrupt the View: A Conversation with Arlene Shechet

Lecture

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join contemporary sculptor Arlene Shechet for a closer look at her one-of-a kind installation Disrupt the View at the Harvard Art Museums.

In a gallery, a person gestures toward a wide painting of horses in a landscape. Students surround the guide as they also look upon the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

A young woman gestures toward a large-scale painted abstract triptych. To her right, another visitor closely looks at the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

A sphere made of folded, loosely assembled discs of different kinds of papers lies on a black surface, along with additional folded paper discs nearby.
Artist Angela Lorenz’s “McSpheres” (Material Culture Spheres), like this one in progress, represent the different uses of paper in artworks in the Dare to Know exhibition.

Materials Lab Workshop: Modeling Material Culture in Paper

Workshop

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curious about the graphic arts and how we make sense of the world around us? Experiment with a new visual model for representing artworks.

In a gallery, a person stands in front of an artwork, her hands clasped together. Three visitors surround her and the artwork.
Photo: Matthew Monteith

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

In a gallery, a person points at a detail in a painting of a woman sitting at a table. Students surround the guide as they also look upon the work.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

A sphere made of folded, loosely assembled discs of different kinds of papers lies on a black surface, along with additional folded paper discs nearby.
Artist Angela Lorenz’s “McSpheres” (Material Culture Spheres), like this one in progress, represent the different uses of paper in artworks in the Dare to Know exhibition.

Materials Lab Workshop: Modeling Material Culture in Paper

Workshop

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curious about the graphic arts and how we make sense of the world around us? Experiment with a new visual model for representing artworks.

Portrait of a woman with brown eyes and dark hair on a fragmented wooden panel.
Fragmentary portrait of a woman, Egypt, second half 2nd century CE. Support: imported European lime wood (Tilia europaea); binder: beeswax; pigments: lead white, red and yellow ochres, carbon black, natrojarosite, Egyptian blue. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. A. Kingsley Potter, 1946.44.

Conversations around Funerary Portraits

Special Event

Online

Join conservators Sally Woodcock and Narayan Khandekar for a virtual conversation on how grief is expressed in ancient Egyptian portraits.

In a gallery, a four people surround a metal sculpture of a woman in a ballet pose. They all smile, and one gestures toward the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

In a gallery, five people face a wall covered in floral tiles, their backs turned away from the camera. They look closely at one large tile, one of them gesturing toward a detail.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

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

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.

In a gallery, a person gestures toward a wide painting of horses in a landscape. Students surround the guide as they also look upon the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

A golden pediment portrays an angel looking upward.
Pietro Lorenzetti, Italian, Christ on the Cross with the Virgin and Saints Claire, John the Evangelist, and Francis (detail), c. 1320. Tempera and gold leaf on panel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.119.

Flesh and Fabric: New Light on a Crucifixion by Pietro Lorenzetti

Lecture

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Among the museums’ collection of early Italian paintings, a panel by Pietro Lorenzetti stands out for its previously overlooked imagery.

A young woman gestures toward a large-scale painted abstract triptych. To her right, another visitor closely looks at the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

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

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.

A curator gestures at a set of photographs in front of an 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.

A woman with dark hair looks straight ahead, making eye contact with the viewer. She is smiling and wearing a black top.
© Scott Rosenthal

Foregrounding Indigenous Voices and Perspectives at the Met

Lecture

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for this year’s Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge Lecture in American Art, with curator Patricia Marroquin Norby (Purépecha) from the Met.

In a gallery, a person stands in front of an artwork, her hands clasped together. Three visitors surround her and the artwork.
Photo: Matthew Monteith

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

n a gallery, a person points at a detail in a painting of a woman sitting at a table. Students surround the guide as they also look upon the work.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

In a gallery, a four people surround a metal sculpture of a woman in a ballet pose. They all smile, and one gestures toward the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

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.

In a gallery, five people face a wall covered in floral tiles, their backs turned away from the camera. They look closely at one large tile, one of them gesturing toward a detail.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

Portrait of a woman with brown eyes and dark hair on a fragmented wooden panel.
Fragmentary portrait of a woman, Egypt, second half 2nd century CE. Support: imported European lime wood (Tilia europaea); binder: beeswax; pigments: lead white, red and yellow ochres, carbon black, natrojarosite, Egyptian blue. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. A. Kingsley Potter, 1946.44.

Conversations around Funerary Portraits

Special Event

Online

Join Caitlin Clerkin and Lissette Jiménez for a virtual conversation on how grief is expressed in ancient Egyptian portraits.

A long horizontal watercolor illustrates many people engaging in a variety of outdoor activities in a park, including walking, horseback riding, and boating.
Louis Carrogis de Carmontelle, French, Figures Walking in a Parkland, 1783–1800. Watercolor and gouache with traces of black chalk underdrawing on translucent Whatman paper. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 96.GC.20, TL42418.3.

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

Gallery Talk

In-Person
Cambridge
MA,

Join us for a talk on a unique drawing by Louis Carrogis de Carmontelle in the special exhibition Dare to Know, with curator Joachim Homann.

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 on the last Thursday of every month for an evening of art, fun, food, and more!

In a gallery, a person gestures toward a wide painting of horses in a landscape. Students surround the guide as they also look upon the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

A young woman gestures toward a large-scale painted abstract triptych. To her right, another visitor closely looks at the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

In a gallery, a person stands in front of an artwork, her hands clasped together. Three visitors surround her and the artwork.
Photo: Matthew Monteith

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

A little girl stands amid a chaotic scene behind her.
© Well Go USA

Screens for Teens: Train to Busan

Film

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

As Halloween gets closer, watch this popular zombie thriller set on a bullet train in South Korea.

In a gallery, a person points at a detail in a painting of a woman sitting at a table. Students surround the guide as they also look upon the work.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

A watercolor drawing portrays a group of figures standing on a terrace watching a meteor fly across the sky.
Paul Sandby, British, The Meteor of August 18, 1783, as Seen from the East Angle of the North Terrace, Windsor Castle, 1783. Watercolor on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper. Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., Paul Mellon Collection, B1993.30.115, TL42412.6.

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 talk about Paul Sandby’s 1783 drawing of a meteor, on view in the special exhibition Dare to Know, with curator Horace Ballard.

In a gallery, a four people surround a metal sculpture of a woman in a ballet pose. They all smile, and one gestures toward the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

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.

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 guided look at anatomical prints in the special exhibition Dare to Know, with Ph.D. candidate Ben Sibson.

In a gallery, five people face a wall covered in floral tiles, their backs turned away from the camera. They look closely at one large tile, one of them gesturing toward a detail.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

A sphere made of folded, loosely assembled discs of different kinds of papers lies on a black surface, along with additional folded paper discs nearby.
Artist Angela Lorenz’s “McSpheres” (Material Culture Spheres), like this one in progress, represent the different uses of paper in artworks in the Dare to Know exhibition.

Materials Lab Workshop: Modeling Material Culture in Paper

Workshop

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curious about the graphic arts and how we make sense of the world around us? Experiment with a new visual model for representing artworks.

: A young woman gestures toward a large-scale painted abstract triptych. To her right, another visitor closely looks at the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

A portrait of a woman, sitting in a chair and drawing on paper.
Marie-Gabrielle Capet, French, Self-Portrait, c. 1790. Black, red, and white chalk on light tan antique laid paper. The Horvitz Collection, Wilmington, Del., D-F-429, TL42410.1.

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 guided talk on female artists in the special exhibition Dare to Know, with art historian Paris A. Spies-Gans.

In a gallery, a person gestures toward a wide painting of horses in a landscape. Students surround the guide as they also look upon the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

A young woman looks to her right with a simple expression.
© Kino Lorber

Screens for Teens: Ice Breakers and Olga

Film

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Watch two films about teenage athletes overcoming cultural barriers.

Portrait of a woman with brown eyes and dark hair on a fragmented wooden panel.
Fragmentary portrait of a woman, Egypt, second half 2nd century CE. Support: imported European lime wood (Tilia europaea); binder: beeswax; pigments: lead white, red and yellow ochres, carbon black, natrojarosite, Egyptian blue. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. A. Kingsley Potter, 1946.44.

Conversations around Funerary Portraits

Special Event

Online

Join conservators Haddon Dine and Georgina Rayner for a virtual conversation on how grief is expressed in ancient Egyptian portraits.

A group of seven women gather in a dormitory setting with draped windows. It’s a monochromatic image, lightly and loosely drawn.
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French, The Girls’ Dormitory, c. 1770. Brown wash (unfiltered bistre) over graphite on off-white antique laid paper, framing lines in brown ink. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Charles E. Dunlap, 1954.106.

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 a drawing by French artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard in the exhibition Dare to Know, with curator Joachim Homann.

Gordon W. Gahan, American, Untitled (soldier with medical supplies on stretcher in front of helicopter examining water, Vietnam), 1967–68. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Barbara Robinson, 2007.184.1.158.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Veterans Day.

: In a gallery, a person stands in front of an artwork, her hands clasped together. Three visitors surround her and the artwork.
Photo: Matthew Monteith

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

In a gallery, a person points at a detail in a painting of a woman sitting at a table. Students surround the guide as they also look upon the work.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

In a gallery, a four people surround a metal sculpture of a woman in a ballet pose. They all smile, and one gestures toward the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

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 Kate Smith to explore the original context, materials, and making of funerary portraits from Egypt.

In a gallery, five people face a wall covered in floral tiles, their backs turned away from the camera. They look closely at one large tile, one of them gesturing toward a detail.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

A conservator gestures at a painting of a woman in front of an 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 a gallery, a person gestures toward a wide painting of horses in a landscape. Students surround the guide as they also look upon the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

A young woman gestures toward a large-scale painted abstract triptych. To her right, another visitor closely looks at the artwork.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

In a gallery, a person stands in front of an artwork, her hands clasped together. Three visitors surround her and the artwork.
Photo: Matthew Monteith

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

A chalk drawing of a polar bear that is standing on all four paws on a patch of ice and snow.
Nicolas Maréchal, French, Ursus maritimus (Polar bear), Drawing for an illustration to Ménagerie du Muséum d’histoire naturelle, ou Description et histoire des animaux (Menagerie of the Museum of Natural History, or Description and History of Animals), by Etienne de Lacépède (Paris: 1801). Black chalk, extensively stumped. The Horvitz Collection, Wilmington, Del., D-F-1456, TL42410.6.

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 representations of the natural world in the exhibition Dare to Know, with Ph.D. candidate Sarah Mallory.

A young man sits alone on a bed in a room, facing the camera.
© Photon Films

Screens for Teens: Portraits from a Fire

Film

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Watch a film about the nuances and complexities of being a young Indigenous filmmaker.

In a gallery, a person points at a detail in a painting of a woman sitting at a table. Students surround the guide as they also look upon the work.
Photo: Tim Correira Photography

Student Guide Tour

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Harvard undergraduates lead these thematic tours typically focused on three objects in our collections.

Harry Annas, American, Untitled (boy kneeling with turkey, man standing by), 1947. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, American Professional Photographers Collection, 4.2002.11245.

Museums Closed

Special Event

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums will be closed for Thanksgiving.

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!

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

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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.