A small terracotta figurine with an oval headpiece.

The Bamum Kingdom, Colonialism, and German Expressionist Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

German expressionist Karl Schmidt-Rottluff included a clay pipe bowl (Ki-kuet pue) from the Bamum Kingdom (modern-day Republic of Cameroon) in his painting. How did this object become part of his private collection?

Visitor Guide

Welcome to the Harvard Art Museums! We are three museums—the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler—all in one building. Have fun exploring our galleries; just ask any staff member for help finding your way.

A man looks down at a box filled with various stacks of photographs.

American Soldier Photography

Curatorial fellow Jackson Davidow considers the genre of soldier photography, looking closely at examples in the museums’ photography collection, including works recently gifted to the museums.

By Jackson Davidow