Please Note: All Events Are Virtual and Free


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All Harvard Art Museums events are currently virtual and open to everyone. We look forward to seeing you often at our free online events!

Between colorful floating letters against a gray background appears the profile of a woman.
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, American, Girl Mystary, c. 1932–34. Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Fredric Wertham Collection, Gift of his wife Hesketh, 1987.56.7.

Art Talk Live: Zelda Fitzgerald, Girl Mystary

Gallery Talk

Rarely seen, Zelda Fitzgerald’s watercolors offer a glimpse into the vivid imagination of a famous socialite who faced mental illness.

A table draped with a white cloth is strewn with decorative dishware and various foods.
Willem Claesz. Heda, Dutch, Still Life with a Gilt Cup, 1635. Oil on panel. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt and the Rijksmuseum-Stichting, SK-A-4830.

Art and Thought in the Dutch Republic: Erasmus Lectures on the History and Civilization of the Netherlands and Flanders (Part 1)


Hanneke Grootenboer, the 2021 Erasmus Lecturer, will consider how painting can be a form of thinking—for both 17th- and 21st-century viewers.

This painting shows a head-and-shoulder portrait of George Washington.
Gilbert Stuart, American, George Washington, c. 1795. Oil on canvas. Harvard University Portrait Collection, Gift of Sidney F. Tyler to the University, 1969, H631.

Virtual Gallery Tour for Friends and Fellows of the Museums

Friend Event

Virtual gallery tours are designed especially for our Friends and Fellows and are led by our curators, fellows, and other specialists.

A painting shows a seated female figure in an orange gown holding an artist’s palette and paintbrushes. She points to a portrait of a man in a black costume with a white collar on an easel to left. Another figure to her right stands in profile looking at the painting.
Gerard van Honthorst, Dutch, Portrait of Margareta Maria de Roodere and Her Parents Gerard de Roodere and Maria van Putten, 1652. Oil on canvas. Collection Centraal Museum Utrecht/Loan Rijksdienst Cultural Heritage, 20088.

Art and Thought in the Dutch Republic: Erasmus Lectures on the History and Civilization of the Netherlands and Flanders (Part 2)


Hanneke Grootenboer, the 2021 Erasmus Lecturer, sheds new light on early modern female artists’ forms of self-expression in the Dutch Republic.

A white take-out container holds intertwined noodle-like strands of blond hair.
Hong Chun Zhang, Chinese, Take Out #2, from the series Hairy Objects, 2016. Chinese ink and watercolor on rice paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Christina Marcove, 2021.42. © Hong Chun Zhang.

Art Study Center Seminar at Home, with Hong Chun Zhang


Artist Hong Chun Zhang will discuss her recent work and how she reimagines the world around her as enveloped in hair.