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.
Reconstructing the Staff of Nydia, the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii
Objects conservation fellow Adrienne Gendron shares the story of Nydia, a sculpture representing a heroine from a 19th-century novel, and the thoughtful considerations behind her conservation approach.
By Adrienne Gendron
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
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
Reframing Albert Moore’s Study for “Blossoms”: Historical Design, Contemporary Production
Read how a curatorial fellow and frame conservator teamed up to create a historically accurate reproduction of an unusual 19th-century frame.
By Allison Jackson, Sophie Lynford
Introducing the Art + Science Pathway
Stories about what’s hidden within a selection of works—discovered through technical analysis—are now highlighted in the galleries.
By Sophie Lynford, Kate Smith