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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 composite image shows three horses grazing in the rolling hills of an open pasture. The left half of the image, which shows a horse in the foreground and part of another horse, is a full-color painting. The horses are reddish in color, and the surrounding landscape includes greens, reds, and blues. The image continues on the right side in black and white outline and shows the rest of one horse and another one leaning down to eat grass.

Coloring German Expressionism

The Harvard Art Museums have produced a coloring book about German expressionism for adults—kids can join in the fun as well!

A color photograph captures a target range in a desert landscape. A row of nine targets aligns with the horizon. Each features a human figure silhouetted in dark gray. In the foreground, thousands of dark red and turquoise shell casings are scattered amid the dusty beige rocks and pebbles of the desert earth, while grasses in shades of brown, yellow, and green fill the middle ground. An open sky in shades of hazy blue provides a backdrop for the scene.

Connecting with Communities: Migration

Read this second installment in our series of articles featuring Harvard Latinx students from María Luisa Parra-Velasco’s course Connecting with Communities reflecting on works in the Harvard Art Museums.

A blue-saturated photograph of a desert landscape at night with a winding road in the foreground and mountains in the background. A blue-saturated photograph of a desert landscape at night with a winding road in the foreground and mountains in the background. In large white letters at the top are the words “Devour the Land” and text at the bottom reads “War and American Landscape Photography since 1970” and “September 17, 2021–¬January 16, 2022.”

Devour the Land: An Introduction

Curator Makeda Best, alongside commentary from photographers Nina Berman, Sharon Stewart, and Robert Del Tredici, briefly introduces the Devour the Land exhibition.

A black and white photograph shows an older man with white hair and dark skin seated in front of a wooden door with a small rectangular window. He is wearing a light-colored zip-up jacket and a dark-colored apron. He stares directly at the viewer, his large hands folded neatly on his lap. “Mr. Johnson,” “’65,” and the artist’s signature are scribbled in the bottom margin of the photograph.

Connecting with Communities: Latinx Foodways

Harvard undergraduate Latinx students from María Luisa Parra-Velasco’s course Connecting with Communities reflect on works in the Harvard Art Museums alongside their own personal and professional experiences.

A color screenshot shows two images: one on top and one on bottom. The top image shows a light-skinned woman with short brown hair in black-frame glasses in front of a small landscape painting, and the bottom frame shows a light-skinned man in front of a green bookcase filled with books.

@busch_hall Conversations: Lynette Roth and Joseph Leo Koerner

The Busch-Reisinger Museum’s new Instagram account @busch_hall hosts conversations with established and emerging scholars, contemporary artists, and museum peers on Instagram Live.

A square grid of nine separate images is arranged in three rows. On the top row, from left to right, is a color poster for an event titled “Becoming Black” with a headshot of a young, light-skinned Black woman; a black and white photograph of a barrel-arched portal; and a painted portrait depicting a man in ceremonial military dress. In the second row is a black and white photograph of a forest in the fog, with the text “Art and Environment in the Third Reich” centered over it; a book cover with caricatured depictions of ethnographic types and the partially visible title “Constructing Race on the Borders of”; and a collage consisting of biomorphic forms in dark orange and orange-red intermittently placed against a blue field. In the third row is an image with the all-caps text “I am a citizen of the world” atop a graphic design of black and white ribbons interlacing over a burnt-orange background; an installation photograph of people viewing a projected video of a woman smearing paint

Introducing @busch_hall

The Harvard Art Museums are pleased to announce the launch of the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s new Instagram account: @busch_hall!

By Lynette Roth, Lauren Hanson

A black and white photograph shows a close-up view of two people seated in a booth at a diner. They are nearly in silhouette, their faces lit mostly by light from a large window just beyond the table. At right, a man smiles faintly, resting one elbow on the table, while holding a spoon with his other hand. Across the table, a woman in a sweater, wearing a knit cap over her curly hair, reaches one arm toward the window, looking intently as she draws on it with her finger, tracing curling lines in the condensation.

Art Talk: Reframing Photographic Histories at the Harvard Art Museums

Curator Makeda Best explores the history of photography collecting at Harvard and her work to foreground new perspectives and interpretations.

This split-screen image shows two sides of a realistic sculpture of a boar. On the left is a frontal view; on the right is a side view.

Creature Feature: Heroes and Hogs in Ancient Greece

Ph.D. candidate Sarah Eisen explores how pigs and wild boar challenged ancient Greek heroes like Odysseus and Herakles.

This digital rendering includes photographs of stone wall carvings. The rendering shows a corner of the room where two walls meet. The wall on the left has an arched doorway, and above it, a row of repeated carvings of a seated figure. To the right of the door, in the corner, is a carving of a standing robed figure. In the same corner is a slightly larger robed standing figure, in high relief on a pedestal. Just to the right of that figure is an even larger robed figure, also in high relief, of a seated Buddha, on a lotus leaf–patterned pedestal.

Art Talk: Reframing the Tianlongshan Cave Temple Fragments

Curator Sarah Laursen investigates fragments from China’s Tianlongshan cave temples and new efforts to uncover their recent history and original context.