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A court with wardens torturing sinners presided over by a king at a desk.
One of the Ten Kings of Hell, China, Ming dynasty, 15th–16th century. Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Claudia Brown and Emily Rabiner in memory of Donald N. Rabiner and in honor of Robert D. Mowry, 2002.57.

Art Talk Live: Race and Gender in Heaven and Hell

Gallery Talk

Online

This talk examines how gender and otherness are represented in a 15th- to 16th-century Chinese painting that presents visions of the afterlife.

A view of a river and riverbank, with a city and a large hill in the background.
Lambert Doomer, Dutch, View of Rouen with Mont Sainte-Catherine, early 1670s. Brown ink, brown and gray wash, green transparent watercolor, and touches of white chalk. The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gift of George Abrams in memory of Edward M. Kennedy, Harvard Class of 1954, 2011.516.

On the Move: 17th-Century Dutch Artists and Their Travels

Lecture

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Explore drawings by Dutch artists who ventured beyond their country’s borders—whether to other parts of Europe or across oceans.

In a gallery, a group of students stand in front of a colorful landscape to take a selfie.
© Susan Young

Free Admission for Harvard Class Day

Special Event

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us May 25 as we extend free admission to all visitors, in celebration of Harvard Class Day.

A colorful geometric print.
Odili Donald Odita, American, Cut, 2016. Offset lithograph on white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2018.33.44. © Odili Donald Odita. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Gallery Talk: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities

Gallery Talk

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an introduction and guided look at the exhibition Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives, with Sophie Lynford.

A large crowd of college graduates in black caps and gowns with red sashes gather outside near a large brick building.

Free Admission Day for Harvard Commencement

Special Event

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us May 26 as we extend free admission to all visitors, in celebration of Harvard Commencement.

A courtyard filled with visitors chatting over drinks at high top tables.
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 black and white photogram with horizontal lines running the length of the work and broken shards of glass.
Anneliese Hager, German, Untitled, 1950s–60s. Gelatin silver print (photogram). Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of the German Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 2018.323. © Estate of Anneliese Hager.

In-Person Exhibition Tour: White Shadows: Anneliese Hager and the Camera-less Photograph

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us in person for a close look at the special exhibition White Shadows, with curator Lynette Roth.

A drawing of a road in a countryside.
Cornelis Vroom, Dutch, Landscape with a Road and a Fence, 1631. Brown ink over graphite on off-white antique laid paper. The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gift of George Abrams in memory of Robert M. Light, 2020.209.

Exhibition Tour: Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape

Gallery Talk

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join exhibition curator Susan Anderson for an in-depth tour of Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape.

A graphic of a person looking through a camera on a tripod.
Courtesy of Community Art Center

25th Annual Do It Your Damn Self!! National Youth Film Festival

Film

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for the premiere of the longest-running youth film festival in the country! A panel discussion with the teen filmmakers will follow.

A wooden microscope case, a microscope, and various accessories arranged against a gray background.
Carl Zeiss Optische Werkstätte, Jena, German, Compound microscope, Model Ic, for photomicrography and projection, 1902. Brass, nickel, iron, glass, wood, leather, rubber. Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University, 1308.

Gallery Talk: Unpacking a 120-Year-Old Zeiss Photographic Microscope

Gallery Talk

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

In this talk, two curators discuss what a 120-year-old Zeiss photographic laboratory microscope can tell us about science and art making.

A drawing of a waterway flanked to the right by a row of tightly packed buildings.
Simon de Vlieger, Dutch, View of Weesp, c. 1649–53. Black chalk, gray wash on off-white antique laid paper. The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008.250.

Gallery Talk: A Sweeping Panorama—Simon de Vlieger’s View of Weesp

Gallery Talk

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us in person for a close look at Simon de Vlieger’s View of Weesp, with curatorial research associate Susan Anderson.

A cyanotype showing two ferns floating on a solid blue background.
Ella J.C. Hurd, American, Osmunda cinnamomea (Cinnamon fern), c. 1890–1900. Cyanotype. Courtesy of the Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University, TL42353.2.

Materials Lab Workshop: Cyanotypes

Workshop

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curious about the origins of camera-less photography or photograms? Join us to learn how to make cyanotypes!

A colorful geometric print.
Odili Donald Odita, American, Cut, 2016. Offset lithograph on white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2018.33.44. © Odili Donald Odita. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Gallery Talk: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities

Gallery Talk

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an introduction and guided look at the exhibition Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives, with Christina Taylor.

Several botanical specimens float on a solid blue background.
Ella J.C. Hurd, American, Adiantum pedatum (Maiden hair), c. 1890–1900. Cyanotype. Courtesy of the Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University, TL42353.4.

Materials Lab Workshop: Cyanotypes

Workshop

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Curious about the origins of camera-less photography or photograms? Join us to learn how to make cyanotypes!

A drawing of a farmstead.
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, A Farm on the Amsteldijk(?), c. 1648–50. Brown ink, brown wash, and white opaque watercolor on cream antique laid paper. The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gift of George Abrams in memory of Maida Abrams, 2004.181.

Exhibition Tour: Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join exhibition curator Susan Anderson for an in-depth tour of Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape.

A colorful geometric print.
Odili Donald Odita, American, Cut, 2016. Offset lithograph on white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2018.33.44. © Odili Donald Odita. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Gallery Talk: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities

Gallery Talk

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us for an introduction and guided look at the exhibition Prints from Brandywine Workshop and Archives, with Elisa Germán.

A black and white photogram with abstract patterns and silhouettes of faces and a hand.
Anneliese Hager, German, Untitled (Portrait A. H.), 1947. Gelatin silver print (photogram). Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of the German Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum, 2018.313. © Estate of Anneliese Hager.

In-Person Exhibition Tour: White Shadows: Anneliese Hager and the Camera-less Photograph

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join us in person for a close look at the special exhibition White Shadows, with curator Lynette Roth and curatorial assistant Bridget Hinz.

A drawing of people ice skating on a frozen waterway with a few structures and trees along its banks.
Esaias van de Velde, Dutch, Farms and a Dovecote by a Frozen River, c. 1617–18. Black chalk on off-white antique laid paper. The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Gift of George Abrams in honor of Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann, 2015.169.

Exhibition Tour: Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape

Tour

In-Person
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Join exhibition curator Susan Anderson for an in-depth tour of Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape.