Japanese Folk Art in the United States: Yanagi Muneyoshi and Harvard
Yanagi Muneyoshi (1889–1961) introduced Japanese folk art to Harvard; eventually, his efforts helped the genre gain wider renown.
In Focus: Somerville Research Facility
Our Somerville Research Facility is home to the museums’ archives and a part of our Art Study Center. It also offers storage for some of our collections and is the home of the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, the Division of Communications, the Department of Digital Imaging and Visual Resources...
Digging for History at Sardis
As an international team continues the excavation of the ancient Lydian city of Sardis in western Turkey, we look back at the first expedition, in 1958, of the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis—a collaborative research and educational project sponsored by the Harvard Art Museums and Cornell Unive...
Fine Arts 1a at the Fogg
In a trip to the Harvard Art Museums Archives, we found this 1940s photograph of the Harvard class Fine Arts 1a: Principles of Drawing and Painting and Theory of Design, which was taught at the Fogg Museum. When the museums open this November, we will continue this tradition of supporting teaching a...
Revisiting the Fogg Museum
Kathryn Brush, professor of art history at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, looks at the early years of the Fogg Museum and how its teaching and learning mission will grow only stronger once the Harvard Art Museums’ renovated and expanded facility opens on November 16, 2014.