40 Works for 40 Years: Celebrating the German Friends of the Busch-Reisinger Museum
We are delighted to present a selection of 40 works from the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s collection that reflect 40 years of meaningful, generous support.
Voices from the Collections: Photographer Guanyu Xu in Conversation with Curatorial Fellow Jackson Davidow
Curatorial fellow Jackson Davidow recently talked with photographer Guanyu Xu about his work Worlds Within Worlds, which has just been acquired by the Harvard Art Museums, as well as his artistic process.
By Jackson Davidow
Seeking Divine Answers in Ancient Christian Egypt
An ancient Egyptian manuscript at the Harvard Art Museums reveals how early Christian pilgrims received not-so-random answers from God.
By Chance Bonar
Art by the Book: The Many Uses of Woodblock Painting Manuals
By Krystle Brown
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
Further Reading: From the Andes to the Caribbean
Horace D. Ballard, organizer of From the Andes to the Caribbean: American Art from the Spanish Empire, shares a list of reading recommendations that add dimension to the exhibition.
By Horace D. Ballard
A Tribute to Those Who Build Our Stuff
How do custom gallery furnishings, such as pedestals and special mounts, make the journey from design to visitor appreciation? Through good craftsmanship.
By Elie Glyn
Giving the Dead Their Due: An Exhibition Re-Examines Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt
In a powerful exhibition, four ambitious curators tell the most complete account to date of a deeply misunderstood object: the Roman Egyptian funerary portrait.
By Graham Weber
Year in Review: 2022
Take a moment to look back with us as we celebrate 2022!
Roundtable Conversation: WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE AT, on Vernacular Photography
Last summer, photography curator Makeda Best met with people associated with the Boston-based grassroots arts initiative WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE AT to discuss a painting of an unidentified Black soldier, visibility in the museums, and the impact of an installation of photographs depicting eve...
By Makeda Best