Calendar All Lectures Workshops & Seminars Talks & Tours Film & Performance Special Events Friends Friday, March 13, 2020 - June 30, 2021 All In-Person Events Canceled through June 30, 2021 Other 10:00am - 5:00pm 32 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA Due to the ongoing coronavirus health crisis, we regret that all in-person events have been canceled through June 30, 2021. Photography curator Makeda Best teaches a class in the Art Study Center at the Harvard Art Museums. Friday, May 14, 2021 Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Slavery’s Landscape Seminar 11:00am - 12:00pm Curator Makeda Best explores how photographers such as Alexander Gardner constructed landscapes that illustrated the system of chattel slavery. Flying Apsaras Holding a Bowl, from Tianlongshan Cave 3, near Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China, 534–550. Sandstone. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.53.16. Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Art Talk Live: Reframing the Tianlongshan Cave Temple Fragments Gallery Talk 12:30pm - 1:00pm This talk investigates fragments from China’s Tianlongshan cave temples and new efforts to uncover their recent history and original context. (Clockwise from top left): Vlad Batagui, Kaitlin Hao, Sophia Mautz, and Mei Tercek, each appearing to hold the object they will discuss on the tour. Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Virtual Student Guide Tour: Celebrating the Class of 2021 Tour 4:00pm - 5:00pm Student Guides on the verge of graduating will reflect on the works of art that won’t let go of them. Okuhara Seiko, Lotus in Autumn, Japanese, Meiji era, 1872. Hanging scroll; ink on paper. Harvard Art Museums, Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.29. Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Vibrant Decay: Drifting among Moonlit Lotuses with Okuhara Seiko Lecture 4:00pm - 5:00pm Plunge into an intricate web of tangled ink lines and emerge in a moonlit pond, as Yurika Wakamatsu examines “Lotus in Autumn” by Okuhara Seiko. Käthe Kollwitz, German, Whetting the Scythe, plate 3 from the cycle Peasant’s War, 1905. Etching printed in black ink on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Museum purchase, BR33.36. © Estate of Käthe Kollwitz, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Art Talk Live: Käthe Kollwitz and the South African Left Gallery Talk 12:30pm - 1:00pm Graduate student Jessica Williams explores Käthe Kollwitz’s prints and their influence on South Africa’s young modernists. Jean-Baptiste Oudry, French, Two Peacocks, from the Avian Album, 18th century. Watercolor and black ink over traces of graphite on off-white antique laid paper, adhered to cream antique laid paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous gift, 1953.75.13. Saturday, June 5, 2021 Creature Feature: Birds of a Feather Gallery Talk 10:00am - 10:30am Explore a vibrant collection of watercolors featuring a flock of fantastic birds in this family-friendly talk. Suzuki Kiitsu, Fans of Seasonal Flowers and Plants (iris), Japanese, Edo period, c. 1828–58. One of eight fan paintings; ink, color, silver, and gold on paper. Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42096.12. Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Reframing Japonisme: Painting Edo and Beyond Lecture 4:00pm - 5:00pm Professors Elizabeth Emery and Chelsea Foxwell examine the construct of Japonisme and ask: who has the right to create new aesthetic categories? Cuff band with animals in interlocking scrolls, Byzantine, late 4th to early 5th century. Wool and linen, tapestry weave. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Benjamin and Lilian Hertzberg, 2004.204. Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Art Talk Live: Up Close and Personal—Looking at Ancient Textiles Gallery Talk 12:30pm - 1:00pm Discover what technical examination of garment fragments and a burial shroud can teach us about how ancient Egyptian textiles were made.