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Harvard Art Museums from Home

Everything you need for a virtual visit to the museums—online events, audio and video offerings, activity books to download, and more.
This print shows a woman holding a child and seated on a chair in a living room with her family gathered around her.

Multi-layered: Louis Delsarte’s Color Separations

A conservation scientist and paper conservator explain how Louis Delsarte made his photolithograph Unity using color separations.

By Christina Taylor, Georgina Rayner

Two paintings appear next to each other in a gallery. On the left, positioned on a gray flat pillar in front of a gallery wall, is a multicolored abstract painting that shows a group of people surrounded by various patterns; on the right is an abstract painting hanging on the wall that depicts a close-up of a gathering of human-like shapes. Label text is to the right of the painting on the wall.

Building Community through Art

Francesca Bewer, from the Harvard Art Museums, and Erin Muirhead McCarty, from Community Art Center, discuss their collaboration on a youth program last summer in Cambridge.

By Andres Mendoza

A black and white lithograph portrays an adult male with shoulder-length hair and a goatee. The text at bottom left reads “No I disagree.”

Brandywine: Inspiring Collaboration and Community

Members of the team that developed the exhibition Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives talk about the creative ways they worked together, inspired by the collaborative approach of the Brandywine Workshop.

By Hannah Chew

This print shows a three-quarter view of a Black person wearing a red jumpsuit. They carry a helmet, binoculars, and a contraption resembling a jetpack. They stand before a blue sky with white clouds. Six airplanes travel through the sky. Below the figure, bold red text reads in capital letters: “Enlist!/Homecoming Mothership Defense Squadron.”

Afrofuturist Visions: Robert Pruitt’s Enlist! Prints

Take a closer look at two lithographs by Pruitt that engage Afrofuturist themes and subvert the visual language of 1940s recruitment posters.

By Sophie Lynford

This assemblage of cut-outs of a black and white photograph shows a naked man with dark skin. The pieces are configured to create the image of a grotesque body. Most prominent are the sitter’s face, turned toward the viewer, and his hands, which appear to be resting on a balustrade.

Voices from the Collections: Photographer Wardell Milan in Conversation with Curator Makeda Best

Photographer Wardell Milan discusses his collage Bill T. Jones (2018) and his artistic process with curator Makeda Best.

In an art gallery, the left and right walls have built-in glass cases featuring various objects, such as decorative pieces and weapons. There is a pedestal in the middle of the room that has a large bronze vase in a glass case. Three words describing the materials represented in the gallery—

Getting Schooled by Kids: What We Learned in the Age of Remote Teaching

Three museum staff members who specialize in ancient art share the lessons they learned from teaching remotely.

By Jen Thum, Frances Gallart Marqués, Yan Yang

This black and white photograph shows a door that opens into a brightly lit room where a Black man in a white t-shirt sits at a table. His shackled hands rest against his temple. He peers out past the camera.

Death Row: Without Glass

Driven by a deep-seated belief that capital punishment is morally wrong, Boston-based artist Lou Jones captured the humanity of death row inmates across the United States in his photographic portrait project.

By Francesca G. Bewer, in collaboration with Lou Jones

Three people gather around a painting in an oval frame. The painting shows three Black  females surrounded by yellow flowers.

Open Doors

Take a moment to look back with us as we celebrate our reopening in 2021.

These split screen images show, at left, a woman at a worktable wearing a black apron and holding a colorful abstract print, and at right, an image of three small prints, with a “plus” sign between two at the top and an equal sign above the one at the bottom.

Art Talk: Demonstrating Picasso’s Reduction Linocut Technique

Conservator and printmaker Christina Taylor demonstrates the reduction linocut printing technique pioneered by artist Pablo Picasso and master printer Hidalgo Arnéra.

A color print portrays a portrait bust of a light-skinned woman set in an oval frame. The woman wears a pink robe, white veil, and a gold jeweled crown as she turns her head to gaze out at the viewer. The background of the frame is black.

Carve, Reverse, Reflect: Émira Sergent Marceau’s Printmaking and the French Revolution

Printmaker Sarah Lund brings female artist Émira Sergent Marceau to life in this narrative about how, despite political limitations placed on women at the time, Marceau created art in the midst of revolution.

By Sarah Lund