American Art

Transatlantic Relationships

On loan from the Musée d’Orsay, Winslow Homer’s intriguing work Summer Night (1890) can be viewed for a limited time at the Harvard Art Museums.

An Insider’s Perspective

We gathered insights into Corita Kent’s life and work from a close friend and former student of the artist.

By Mary Anne Karia

Complementary Collection

As the fall semester kicks off, two Harvard exhibitions about Corita Kent will be in conversation with each other.

Boston’s Pop Landmark

Corita Kent designed an enduring landmark for Boston, the culmination of her decade-long engagement with pop art. 

Learning from the Artist

An uncommon material and fluorescent inks kept conservators on their toes while treating works for our upcoming Corita Kent exhibition.

Material Wealth

A new exhibition about Barnett Newman at The Menil Collection in Houston features some of the artist’s studio materials from the collection of the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art (CTSMA), cofounded by the Harvard Art Museums and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Barnett Newman: The La...

Corita Kent’s Time

The Harvard Art Museums’ upcoming special exhibition Corita Kent and the Language of Pop highlights the role of Corita Kent in the pop art movement of the 1960s. The exhibition, which opens September 3, will contain more than 60 of Kent’s screenprints, along with about the same number of works by he...

The Civil War in Art

As part of the Harvard Civil War Project, two events at the museums explore artists’ diverse reactions to that conflict.

Unveiling Structure

Collections management staff at the Harvard Art Museums recently removed a protective material from Structure, a 1934–35 fresco by Lewis Rubenstein that had been moved to a new space during the museums’ renovation project.

Bringing Together Early American Art at Harvard

American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One, by Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., and Melissa Renn, showcases paintings, watercolors, and pastels from Harvard’s extensive early American art collection. Artists featured in the book include John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Robert Feke, Char...