Modern Art and Modernity

, University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

Eva Hesse, American (Hamburg, Germany 1936–1970 New York), “Untitled,” 1966. Gray wash and graphite. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Alpheus Hyatt Fund and the Margaret Fisher Fund, 1994.64. © The Estate of Eva Hesse/Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich.

University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

This University Teaching Gallery installation explores defining moments in the development of modern European and American art from the 18th through 20th century. A range of media—from drawing, painting, and printmaking to photography and photomontage—is included.

This installation complements a course taught by Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, the William Dorr Boardman Professor of Fine Arts; Maria Gough, the Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Professor of Modern Art; and Benjamin Buchloh, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Art, all in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University.

The installation is made possible in part by funding from the Gurel Student Exhibition Fund and the José Soriano Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art.

The University Teaching Gallery serves faculty and students affiliated with Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture. Semester-long installations are mounted in conjunction with undergraduate and graduate courses, supporting instruction in the critical analysis of art.