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Student Guide Tour: The Bind of Beauty—Nature, Art, and Femininity, with Sophia Mautz

Five people walk around a large gallery that has floor-to-ceiling windows. The figures are slightly blurred. Sunlight floods in, with views to the outside. At the center of the gallery, on a white pedestal, is a bronze sculpture of a person standing with arms raised. To the right is a bronze sculpture of a man seated on a white square pedestal.
© Nic Lehoux


Join us live on Zoom for a Student Guide Tour!

Sophia Mautz ’21 examines the tensions between nature and artifice in the construction of feminine beauty. She will lead an interactive discussion of the sculptures Nature Study by Louise Bourgeois and Daphne by Renée Sintenis as well as the painting Under the Cherry Blossoms (an illustration for the Tale of Genji) by Tosa Mitsunobu.

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