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Student Guide Tour: What Moves You?, with Alexis Boo

In this photomontage, a smiling young woman with brown hair, wearing a blue shirt and white pants, is seated on a couch in front of a fireplace holding an abstract painting. The painting consists of black, gray, and yellow splattered lines of paint on a white canvas.
One of the works Alexis Boo will discuss is Jackson Pollock’s No. 2 (1950). Photomontage courtesy of Alexis Boo ’22. Artwork © Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York.


Alexis Boo ’22 will explore instances of movement in art and how movement makes meaning. She will look at No. 2 (1950), a painting that Jackson Pollock made in Long Island, New York, with his so-called drip technique; Light Prop for an Electric Stage [Light-Space Modulator], a kinetic sculpture designed by László Moholy-Nagy at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany, in 1930; and an early eighth-century sculpture of the seated Buddha, which was removed from cave temples in Tianlongshan, China.

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

Virtual Student Guide Tours take place every Thursday at 8pm on Zoom. Each tour is unique and offers a chance to explore the collections of the Harvard Art Museums through the eyes of a Harvard student. Drop in and join the conversation!

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

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.