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Virtual Student Guide Tour

A person stands with their back facing the camera in front of a large abstract painting that looks like a tiled mosaic.
Photo: Caitlin Cunningham Photography


This event was recorded. Please view the talk on our Vimeo or Youtube channel.

In celebration of Black History Month, Phillip Michalak ’23 and Cecilia Zhou ’22 will discuss two new works now on view by renowned Black artists: Kehinde Wiley’s Portrait of Asia-Imani, Gabriella-Esnae, and Kaya Palmer (2020) and Rashid Johnson’s Untitled Broken Crowd (2021). Looking closely at how these paintings treat the body, materials, and space, Michalak and Zhou will explore the common ground between the artists and the differences in the paths they’ve taken.

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

Virtual Student Guide Tours take place every Thursday at 8pm (Eastern) 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!

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

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.

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.

The Harvard Art Museums are open to the public. Currently, reservations are required for all visitors and can be made up to three weeks in advance. Please visit the museum website for more information.