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Harvard Art Museums from Home

Experience the Harvard Art Museums from home as we spotlight new stories about our collections and revisit some old favorites.

There are two images, side by side. The left image shows a bronze sculpture in the shape of a bird. It has a tall Egyptian crown on its head and a gold ring around its eye. The right image is a black and white drawing of the sculpture, in fine detail.

Creature Feature: Animals from Ancient Egypt

Join Egyptologist Jen Thum for a family-friendly, interactive look at animals from ancient Egypt, including a bronze bird and sunbathing snakes.

A white marble sculpture depicts the head of a bearded man whose eyes, nose, mouth, and chin are partially destroyed or missing. The man’s beard and hair are ornately carved and textured, while his cheeks and forehead are smooth marble.

Art Talk: Erased!

Throughout history, images of disgraced rulers were destroyed and their legacies erased from memory—or were they? Join curator Amy Brauer to learn more.

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Director’s Message: Spring 2021

Martha Tedeschi talks about our expanding range of virtual programs and digital content for audiences around the corner and across the globe.

Several white porcelain objects are scattered on a wood floor. Some of the objects are recognizable, such as a toilet paper roll and crumpled and folded pieces of paper.

Art Talk: The Arts of the Everyday—Found Materials in Brazilian Art & Printmaking at Home

Explore the tradition of socially engaged art making in Brazil and learn how to make a collagraph print at home using everyday materials.

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Install in Action: Setting the Fans Afloat in Painting Edo

Watch this time-lapse video of the installation of a wall of framed fans for the Painting Edo exhibition.

There are two images side by side. The left image is a detail of an ink painting. It shows a close-up detail pine tree branch with sharp, twisted branches and long delicate needles against a gray background with accents of white. The right image is the full image of the ink painting of the pine on silk. A thin yellow square border surrounds the image detailed at left.

Painting Edo at the Arnold Arboretum: Japanese Black Pine

Join us to discover Japanese black pine in Harvard collections—both alive and painted—through the eyes of a botanist and an art historian.

This drawing shows five sketches of figures and faces and two finished studies of grotesque figures.

Creature Feature: Fantastic Beings by Michelangelo

Famous for his powerful sculptures and paintings of human figures, Renaissance artist Michelangelo also had fun designing imaginary creatures.

This photograph shows on a gray gallery wall a black-framed collage in the right half of the image. The collage depicts several orange and red biomorphic shapes, some of which are filled in and some outlined, against a blue background. The collage is bordered by red paper, and the mat is white. The remainder of gallery at left appears out of focus.

Art Talk: Ruth Asawa’s Student Exercises from Black Mountain College

Learn more about Ruth Asawa’s exercises from her years as a student at Black Mountain College, where she studied with former Bauhaus master Josef Albers.

A fresco painting with multiple scenes, some of which show people protesting, two men on the ground, and a horse.

Art Talk: On to Washington! Lewis Rubenstein and Rico Lebrun’s Hunger March Mural

Join Sarah Kianovsky to look at Hunger March, which memorializes a protest that changed the nation almost 90 years ago.