Calendar All Lectures Workshops & Seminars Talks & Tours Film & Performance Special Events Friends Friday, March 13, 2020 - December 31, 2021 Please Note: All Events Are Virtual and Free Other 10:00am - 5:00pm 32 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA All Harvard Art Museums events are currently virtual and open to everyone. We look forward to seeing you often at our free online events! Ahuramazda in the winged disk, from Persepolis (Iran), Achaemenid Persian, 486–460 BCE. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.1062. Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Art Talk Live: Persepolis in Color Gallery Talk 12:30pm - 1:00pm Scientific analysis helps reconstruct the original colors on a relief fragment from Persepolis. View of the sandstone cliffs on the north side of the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan, containing the niches with the Buddha images. © D. E. Klimburg-Salter, 1971. Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Entangled Histories: The Bamiyan Buddhas—Past, Present, and Future Lecture 7:00pm - 8:15pm Entangled histories challenged the memorialization of the destroyed Bamiyan Buddhas. What is Bamiyan’s future with the Taliban back in power? One of the works Maeve Miller will discuss is Jacob Lawrence’s 1952 painting Ventriloquist. Photomontage by Alexis Boo ’22. Thursday, September 23, 2021 Virtual Student Guide Tour: Staged, with Maeve Miller Tour 8:00pm - 8:30pm Maeve Miller ’22 explores how performance and entertainment figure into three works of art. Jean-Antoine Watteau, French, Six Head Studies, c. 1715. Red, white, and black chalk on light tan antique laid paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs, 1965.336. Friday, September 24, 2021 Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Adventures in Teaching “Drawing Lessons” Seminar 11:00am - 12:00pm Meg Grasselli will discuss favorite drawings in the collections and the challenges of teaching an online seminar with original works of art. One of the works Sinead Danagher will discuss is the print Madonna (1895) by Edvard Munch. Photomontage by Alexis Boo ’22. Thursday, September 30, 2021 Virtual Student Guide Tour: Mom Matrix, with Sinead Danagher Tour 8:00pm - 8:30pm Sinead Danagher ’22 will explore the representation of motherhood in three works of art. Balthasar van der Ast, Dutch, Feathered Cone Shell, 1620–40. Brown ink, transparent and opaque watercolor, and white opaque watercolor on off-white antique laid paper. The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Promised gift, 1.2018.2. Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Art Talk Live: A Sea Shell off the Sea Shore: Van der Ast’s Feathered Cone Shell Gallery Talk 12:30pm - 1:00pm Trace the journey of a feathered cone shell from the waters of the Indo-Pacific to the art of the 17th-century Netherlands. Franz Marc’s Grazing Horses IV is among the works featured in Coloring German Expressionism. Friday, October 8, 2021 Art Study Center Seminar at Home: Coloring German Expressionism Seminar 11:00am - 12:00pm Explore the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s collection of German expressionist works and the new coloring book they inspired. One of the works Paul Tamburro will discuss is a Cycladic figurine from 2600–2500 BCE. Photomontage by Alexis Boo ’22. Thursday, October 14, 2021 Virtual Student Guide Tour: Abstract Bodies, with Paul Tamburro Tour 8:00pm - 8:30pm Paul Tamburro ’22 will explore the tension between abstraction and figural representation in three works of art.