Calendar All Lectures Workshops & Seminars Talks & Tours Film & Performance Special Events Friends Friday, March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2020 All In-Person Events Canceled through December 31 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 December 31, 2020. Monday, November 30, 2020 Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art 2020: TRANSMISSIONS Special Event 6:00pm - 8:00pm The Harvard Art Museums are proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 by presenting TRANSMISSIONS. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art 2020: TRANSMISSIONS Special Event 12:00am - 11:59pm The Harvard Art Museums are proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 by presenting TRANSMISSIONS. Itō Jakuchū, Old Pine, Japanese, Edo period, c. 1796. Hanging scroll; ink on silk. Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg, TL42147.7; Pinus thunbergii, 1767-77*B, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Photo: Kyle Port. Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Painting Edo at the Arnold Arboretum: Japanese Black Pine Special Event 2:00pm - 3:00pm Join us to examine Japanese black pine in Harvard collections—both alive and painted—through the eyes of a botanist and an art historian. Fra Bartolommeo della Porta, Italian, Madonna and Child with a Kneeling Angel, c. 1500. Brown ink on off-white antique laid paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs, 1965.356. Thursday, December 3, 2020 Coffee with Curators, for Friends and Fellows of the Museums Tour 12:00pm - 1:00pm Margaret Grasselli and Joachim Homann will discuss the foundational role of drawing in the Renaissance workshop. Doris Salcedo, Colombian, Untitled, 2004–5. Stainless steel. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Cowles, by exchange, 2010.573. © Doris Salcedo. Thursday, December 3, 2020 Art Talk Live: Doris Salcedo—Sculpture as Witness Gallery Talk 2:00pm - 2:30pm Mary Schneider Enriquez will discuss Doris Salcedo’s Untitled, a work that gives voice to silent victims of violence. Photo: Charlotte Jones. Thursday, December 3, 2020 ON DISPLAY HARVARD 2020 Performance 5:00pm - 6:00pm Join us for ON DISPLAY HARVARD 2020, a partnership with the Harvard Dance Center in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. © Nic Lehoux Thursday, December 3, 2020 Student Guide Tour: The Bind of Beauty—Nature, Art, and Femininity, with Sophia Mautz Tour 8:00pm - 8:30pm Join us live on Zoom for an interactive, virtual tour led by Harvard undergraduate Sophia Mautz from the Ho Family Student Guide Program. Triangular plaque with decoration of two striding tigers and a mythical creature in the form of a human-headed leopard, Chineses, Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 5th–3rd century BCE. Repoussé gold. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.52.84.C. Friday, December 4, 2020 Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Chinese Gold from the Winthrop Collection Seminar 11:00am - 12:00pm Sarah Laursen discusses three gold plaques from China’s Warring States period and what recent excavations have revealed about their origins. This bronze sculpture of a falcon has a secret inside . . . Horus falcon wearing crown of Upper and Lower Egypt with Uraeus, Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, mid-7th to late 6th century BCE. Leaded bronze, gold-alloy inlay around eye. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.1118. Saturday, December 5, 2020 Creature Feature: Animals from Ancient Egypt Gallery Talk 10:00am - 10:30am Join Egyptologist Jen Thum for a family-friendly, interactive look at animals from ancient Egypt, including a bronze bird and sunbathing snakes! © Nic Lehoux Saturday, December 5, 2020 Student Guide Tour: Transcendence—A Guide on How to Escape Your Current Reality, with Franklin Hang Tour 11:00am - 11:30am Join us live on Zoom for an interactive, virtual tour led by Harvard undergraduate Franklin Hang from the Ho Family Student Guide Program. © Susan Young Photography Thursday, December 10, 2020 Student Guide Alumni Tour: Why Museums Matter Tour 8:00pm - 9:00pm Join us live on Zoom for a special, virtual tour led by alumni from the Ho Family Student Guide Program. (Left): Dan Flavin, American, Untitled, 1992. Double-sided relief aquatints on handmade paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, M25122.A, M25122.B, M25122.C. © Dan Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, N.Y. Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Virtual Gallery Tour for Friends and Fellows of the Museums Gallery Talk 5:00pm - 5:30pm Virtual gallery tours are designed especially for our Friends and Fellows and are led by our curators, fellows, and other specialists. Bearded man, possibly Emperor Macrinus, Roman, Roman Imperial period, early to mid-3rd century CE. Luna marble. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund, 1949.47.138. Thursday, December 17, 2020 Art Talk Live: Erased! Gallery Talk 2:00pm - 2:30pm Throughout history, images of disgraced rulers were destroyed and their legacies erased from memory—or were they?