Exhibitions

This detail from a print shows a crowded procession of men walking and on horseback.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Picasso: War, Combat, and Revolution Poster Image

Picasso: War, Combat, and Revolution


University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

Pablo Picasso’s painting Guernica was commissioned by the Spanish government for the 1937 Paris World’s Fair. It was exhibited in Josep Lluís Sert’s S...

Wolf Vostell: Dé-coll/age Is Your Life Poster Image

Wolf Vostell: Dé-coll/age Is Your Life


University Research Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

See how Wolf Vostell created art, as well as an expansive aesthetic philosophy, that challenged human complacency toward war, genocide, and other cata...

Objects of Addiction: Opium, Empire, and the Chinese Art Trade Poster Image

Objects of Addiction: Opium, Empire, and the Chinese Art Trade


Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

How did the sale of opium in China by Massachusetts merchants in the 19th century contribute to a growing appetite for Chinese art at Harvard at the s...

A Colloquium in the Visual Arts Poster Image

A Colloquium in the Visual Arts


University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

The Harvard course A Colloquium in the Visual Arts (Humanities 20) is an introduction to the study of the humanities through major works of art and ar...

Seeing in Art and Medicine Poster Image

Seeing in Art and Medicine


University Research Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

Try your hand at close-looking activities in this interactive exhibition, which examines objects from across the collections through the lens of the m...

American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light Poster Image

American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light


University Teaching Gallery, University Research Gallery, University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

Discover how American watercolorists from Winslow Homer to Hannah Wilke leveraged the imaginative and experimental capacity of the medium to create ma...

From the Andes to the Caribbean: American Art from the Spanish Empire Poster Image

From the Andes to the Caribbean: American Art from the Spanish Empire


Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

Discover a more complete story of art from the Spanish Empire—and a broader definition of American art—through an unparalleled collection of Spanish c...

Artisanal Modernism Poster Image

Artisanal Modernism


University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

Complementing seminars taught in Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture in 2022 and 2023, this installation probes the relationship b...

A World Within Reach: Greek and Roman Art from the Loeb Collection Poster Image

A World Within Reach: Greek and Roman Art from the Loeb Collection


University Research Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

Glimpse into ancient Greek and Roman worlds—and see your own with fresh eyes. A World Within Reach invites visitors to explore the experiences and i...

Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment Poster Image

Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment


Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

See how the graphic arts inspired, shaped, and gave immediacy to new ideas in the Enlightenment era, encouraging individuals to follow their own reaso...