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Virtual Student Guide Tour: The Museums, Revisited, with Kaitlin Hao

In the photomontage, a smiling young woman wearing pink pants and a white shirt is gesturing to a large mask on the wall. The mask is black with white eyes and has strands of blue and black beads hanging from the bottom.
One of the works Kaitlin Hao will discuss is a Liberian (Mano) “chief’s mask.” Photomontage courtesy of Alexis Boo ’22.


Kaitlin Hao ’21 confronts the history of museum practice through a critical look at three works installed at the Harvard Art Museums: Eight Men Ferrying a Statue of the Buddha (from Mogao Cave 323, Dunhuang, China), a Liberian (Mano) “chief’s mask,” and Nature Study by Louise Bourgeois.

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 and every Saturday at 11am 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!

For instructions on how to join a meeting on Zoom, click here. 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.