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Student Guide Alumni Tour: Why Museums Matter

Four people, whose backs are to the viewer, stand before a white wall looking at a work of art that appears to be the outline of an ascending staircase formed from measuring tapes and strings. Though it is a one-dimensional work, it looks multidimensional and has a railing made of string on the left side.
© Susan Young Photography


Alumni of the Ho Family Student Guide Program talk about works of art they still think about, how their museum experience affected their path after graduation, and how this experience feeds into their current work in architecture, social justice, and environmental policy.

Join David Kurlander ’17, Catarina Martinez ’16, Katie Wu ’17, and John Wang ’16—all members of the first Student Guide cohort in our renovated building—for an interactive conversation with Camran Mani, the Cunningham Curatorial Fellow in Academic and Public Programs, about how they have carried forward their museum experience in their postgraduate pursuits. This special tour offers a chance to reflect on how museum experience lives on in our memories—and how it may shape careers beyond the art world.

This free tour will take place online via Zoom. To join, click the following link: (no pre-registration required).

The Ho Family Student Guide Program at the Harvard Art Museums trains students to develop original, research-based tours of the collections. These tours, designed and led by Harvard undergraduates from a range of academic disciplines, focus on objects chosen by each Student Guide and offer a unique, thematic view into the collections.

This program is supported by the Ho Family Student Guide Fund.

For instructions on how to join a meeting on Zoom, click here. For general questions about Student Guide Tours, email