European Art

Sharing Our Italian Treasures

The Italian Consulate has launched a new site highlighting Italian and Italianate works held by museums in the United States, including the Harvard Art Museums.

Drawn to Drawings

Edouard Kopp, the Maida and George Abrams Associate Curator of Drawings, shares why he’s thrilled about the success of the museums’ drawings exhibitions this summer, related programming, and the future of drawings study at Harvard.

The Bauhaus Connection at Harvard

As the world prepares to mark the centennial (in 2019) of the founding of this influential school of modernist art and design, the Harvard Art Museums have already begun to commemorate the occasion with a new digital resource devoted to Bauhaus-related objects and research.

Artists and Their Tools

A new temporary installation titled The Painter on Display showcases 18th- and 19th-century artists’ tools as well as works that shed light on the role of the artist. 

A Look Behind Grazing Horses IV

On the centenary year of artist Franz Marc’s death, we’re learning new details about his popular painting Grazing Horses IV.

All Eyes on Oudry

A group of experts recently convened in the Art Study Center for an object-based conversation about French artist Jean-Baptiste Oudry.

By Edouard Kopp

The Many Faces of Ingres

The Harvard Art Museums house an extensive collection of works by French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867). Eleven preparatory studies, drawings, and paintings by Ingres are currently on view, offering insight into the multiple stages and styles of his work.

George Grosz Drawings Now On View

After a recent rotation of works on paper at the Harvard Art Museums, two drawings by German-born artist George Grosz are now on display, joining a number of other Grosz works already on view in the galleries. His Terror in the Streets (1916) and Café (c. 1919) contribute to a deeper understanding o...

A Collaborative Model at MoMA

MoMA’s senior curator Jodi Hauptman and senior conservator Karl Buchberg recently shared the story of their innovative work on Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs.