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Gallery Talk: Future Minded: New Works in the Collection

The image shows four black ovals that together resemble a human figure.
Ana Mendieta, Cuban American, Untitled, c. 1985. Watercolor on white paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Cowles, by exchange; and purchase through the generosity of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Joshua S. Dienstag AB ’02 and Katherine A. Peachway AB ’06, Mark N. Diker AB ’88, MBA ’96, Elizabeth Hoyt Griffith, Graham Gund MAR ’68, MAUD ’69 and Ann Landreth Gund, the Hakuta Family, Maisie K. Houghton ’62, Dr. Thomas W. Lentz, Jr., Anthony P. Meier, Jr., AB ’84, and Sophocles N. Zoullas AB ’89 in honor of Mary Schneider Enriquez, 2023.212. © The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC/Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co./Licensed by ARS, New York.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

This event does not require registration; see further details below.

Join curatorial fellow Madeline Murphy Turner as she examines two works on paper by Ana Mendieta, both of which are featured in the exhibition Future Minded: New Works in the Collection (March 1–July 21, 2024). Together, we will discuss the role of water, fire, and earth in these works and in Mendieta’s broader performance practice.

Future Minded highlights a selection of works acquired in recent years that exemplify the Harvard Art Museums’ collecting vision and strategies. Nearly all are on display for the first time.

Led by:
Madeline Murphy Turner, Emily Rauh Pulitzer Curatorial Fellow in Contemporary Drawings, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art

Please check in with museum staff at the Visitor Services desk in the Calderwood Courtyard to request to join the gallery talk. Talks are limited to 18 people and are available on a first-come, first-served basis; no registration is required.

The Harvard Art Museums are now offering free admission every day, Tuesday through Sunday. Please see the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museums.

Funding for Future Minded: New Works in the Collection is provided by the Melvin R. Seiden and Janine Luke Fund for Publications and Exhibitions. Related programming is supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art. Acquisition of each work in our collection is made possible thanks to our supporters, past and present.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.